Godzilla Rivals: Round Two is in stores now, signings on the way

The latest Godzilla Rivals collection from IDW hits comic shops and bookstores this week. It's filled with four furiously fun and self-contained kaiju adventures, including Biollante Vs. Destoroyah by yours truly, Sean Dove, Andrew Misisco, and Nathan Widick.

Godzilla Rivals: Round Two by Nick Marino

I had the chance to swing by Forbidden Planet in London and sign a few copies of Godzilla Rivals: Round Two for their new releases wall. (Rosie also signed a copy of her new Screen Traveller's Guide from DK!)

Nick Marino signing in Forbidden Planet

My good friend James F. Wright and I will be signing Round Two together at Things from Another World at Universal CityWalk in Los Angeles on Saturday, November 11 starting at 4pm and going into the evening. UPDATE: Here are some pics from that great signing.

comic book writers Nick Marino and James F Wright

We also have another signing to announce early next year and we'll be bringing some friends along for that one, so stay tuned. It should be a lot of fun and something a little different from our usual Godzilla events.

Nick Marino with Godzilla Rivals: Round Two

Back to this weekend, I'm also meeting up with a bunch of comics people at Nostalgic Comic Shop on Sunday, November 12 to make original art to support the store. Speaking of that great store, I joined them back in the summer for an episode of the ComiCentric podcast to talk about the Jacket Avengers and some of my other comic book passions.

Godzilla Rivals: Round Two back cover

Finally, while I'm waiting to hear back from publishers about some rad pitches I have in the works, I'm helping out on an unannounced Godzilla project. The story and art are so terrific, and I can't wait for everyone to learn more about it. Until then, I hope you'll pick up the Godzilla Rivals: Round Two TPB and enjoy some unique visions of the Big G's world.

Godzilla Rivals: Round Two front cover

Godzilla Signings and a G-FAN Interview

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

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.