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Godzilla Signings and a G-FAN Interview

Monday, July 17th, 2023

It's been a busy couple of months since Godzilla Rivals: Biollante Vs. Destoroyah hit stores. Thanks to some terrific comic book retailers, I've been making the rounds here in LA for some signings filled with great fans as well as friends old and new.

Most recently, Rosie and I teamed up for a Godzilla signing at Things From Another World in Universal CityWalk. TFAW store manager Darcey was an amazing host and we had a wonderful time chatting with folks about our comics.

Nick Marino signing Godzilla Rivals

Rosie Knight and Nick Marino at Things From Another World

Things From Another World Godzilla signing poster

Rosie Knight at Things From Another World

Before that, Rosie and I were joined by some of our friends for Godzilla Day 2 at Pulp Fiction in Long Beach. Store owner Ryan put together a killer slate of Godzilla and kaiju creators, and we had a spectacular day filled with tons of fantastic fans.

Godzilla comics signing at Pulp Fiction

Nick Marino and Andrew MacLean at Pulp Fiction

I also did a solo signing on the release day of Godzilla Rivals: Biollante Vs. Destoroyah at Nostalgic Comic Shop in San Gabriel. Owner Pete was a kickass host and I had an incredible time packed with nonstop comics convos. I made a new zine for this event called Steel City Inspiration, spotlighting the real life Pittsburgh locales that were used in our comic.

Nick Marino signing Godzilla Rivals: Biollante Vs. Destoroyah

Pittsburgh Godzilla zine

Along with these recent signings, I was thrilled to be featured in the summer 2023 issue of the long-running Godzilla fanzine, G-FAN. My interview in G-FAN #140 was a total joy and I even got to tease some potential new projects in the works. Hit up your comic shop or the G-FAN website to get ahold of this magnificent mag.

G-FAN summer 2023 Nick Marino interview

Godzilla comics interview with Nick Marino

G-FAN fanzine summer 2023

Some Thoughts on Writing Comic Book Scripts and More

Monday, June 19th, 2023

Nick Marino interview with Nikesh Shukla

I was honored to answer some great questions from author Nikesh Shukla about writing comic books for his latest newsletter. It was a fantastic experience and I was stoked to realize some things about myself and my scripts along the way.

Nick Marino on how to write a good comic book script

Have you picked up Nikesh's new Spider-Man India #1 yet? It's a fantastic debut issue and some of the best classic Spidey storytelling I've read in a while.

Spider-Man India #1

Speaking of the ol' Web-Head, I was recently included in Nostalgic Comic Shop's Unofficial Spider-Man Art Show to celebrate the release of Across the Spider-Verse. I doodled a wild piece called "Face It Tiger" full of twisting, writhing, and dripping lines.

Nick Marino at Nostalgic Comic Shop

'Face It Tiger' by Nick Marino

As for what's next, Rosie and I have a Godzilla signing planned with Things From Another World in Universal CityWalk for Friday, June 30th. Looking forward to talking about monsters and making some new friends there.

My Transformers Tale "The Morphlings" Is In Comic Shops Now

Wednesday, April 20th, 2022

Heh heh, true. You know what? That gives me an idea. Did I ever tell you guys about... The Morphlings

I wrote a Beast Machines campfire story for the Transformers: Beast Wars 2022 Annual, in comic book stores on April 20, 2022 from IDW Publishing. Sitting with me underneath the night sky are Andrea Bell (art), Jake M Wood (letters), and Jazmine Joyner (edits).

Here's a little preview of the weird world you'll visit in The Morphlings...

It was on a planet much like Cybertron but desolate and cloaked in perpetual night. Heck, maybe it was Cybertron. I can't say for sure.
Their master? Megasavage. Think Megatron, just bigger, badder, and bleaker.
Driven underground by Megasavage, they called themselves The Defiance.

I hope you dig what you see! I'm a huge Beast Machines fan, so I was stoked to bring a bit of that flavor to the IDW comics.

And... the first review of the Beast Wars 2022 Annual is already in, thanks to Megan Peters at ComicBook.com!
A slew of unsung characters from the franchise makes their way to the top in this delicious entry to delight fans.