I was a panelist on "IDW in Depth: Mind-Blowing Concepts, Characters, and Comics" and had a fantastic time at WonderCon in Anaheim last weekend.
I was joined by some wonderful creators to share about our latest tales, getting into the nuts and bolts of making comics and telling fun stories.
The audience was terrific and I was thrilled to talk about Godzilla Rivals: Biollante Vs. Destoroyah. I discussed the kickass kaiju at the core of our comic and dug into the setting of our story, Pittsburgh.
Over at Comicon.com, Gary Catig has a roundup of our panel, including a nice shot of our full lineup and a teaser of Sean Dove's inks that was shared by IDW.
Also, a new cover for our Godzilla Rivals issue has been revealed! This incredible art is by longtime friend Camila Fortuna, who absolutely crushed this beastly battle.
As I write this, there's one week left to preorder Godzilla Rivals: Biollante Vs. Destoroyah. Let your comic shop know you want it because every single preorder counts!
Speaking of comic shops, I'm currently planning signings for May. On FCBD I'll be at Geoffrey's Comics in Torrance. On Godzilla Rivals release day (tentatively May 10th) I'll be at Nostalgic Comic Shop in San Gabriel. And
the weekend following its release on May 27 I'll be at Pulp Fiction in Long Beach. I hope to see you at one (or all!) of those events.
The solicit for Godzilla Rivals: Biollante Vs. Destoroyah is live now and that means your first official look at the book is here. We've got a spectacular main cover by my collaborator Sean Dove and a gorgeous variant by Andrew MacLean. (A 1:10 incentive cover by my friend Camila Fortuna
will be revealed soon has been revealed.)
Here's the full description...
GODZILLA RIVALS: BIOLLANTE VS. DESTOROYAH
(W) Nick Marino (A) Sean Dove
No need for gloom, just drink a BLOOME! There's an irresistible new beverage, Bio-II from BLOOME, that's taken the world by storm. The lives of two unlikely allies collide as they scramble to unlock the sinister secrets behind Bio-II and halt the rebirth of the strangest botanical beast the Earth has ever seen, the blossoming Biollante!
Dr. Meena Shyam is a disgraced kaiju researcher whose radical ideas saw her shunned by the scientific community. Needles is a slacker hacker who's just cracked the code behind BLOOME's proprietary recipe. Together, crisscrossing the moonlit hills and bridges of Pittsburgh, they race against the clock to stop Biollante's destruction as they call forth one of the deadliest kaiju of all time, the dastardly Destoroyah!
Published by IDW, our issue is expected to smash its way this May into stores everywhere. Godzilla Rivals: Biollante Vs. Destoroyah is available for preorder now at your comic shop through PRH (cover A, cover B, cover C) and Previews (cover A, cover B, cover C).
My collaborator Sean Dove has been teasing our upcoming comic on his Insta and Twitter as he knocks out more fantastic pages. Here's a sneak peek at his progress...
Godzilla Rivals: Biollante Vs. Destoroyah drops this spring from IDW and
it'll be up for preorder soon it's available for preorder now. You can see more process art in my Godzilla WIP Insta highlight.