Godzilla Rivals: Biollante Vs. Destoroyah hits comic shops on Wed May 10 and I've got a few fun events over the course of the month to celebrate its release.
The weekend before it drops I'll be at Geoffrey's Comics in Torrance, CA for our holiest of holidays, Free Comic Book Day. A bunch of wonderful friends are joining me for FCBD on Sat May 6 including my spectacular wife Rosie Knight, Mark Martinez, James F Wright, Johnny Parker II, Pearl Low, Nathaniel Osollo, David Mariotte, Rebecca Ann, and more.
On release day I'll be at Nostalgic Comic Shop in San Gabriel, CA to sign copies of Godzilla Rivals: Biollante Vs. Destoroyah starting at noon and hanging out until around closing time. Come through and talk about comics with me.
Finally, Godzilla Day 2 smashes your way on Sat May 27 at Pulp Fiction in Long Beach, CA. We're not just celebrating my throwdown between Biollante and Destoroyah but also tons of other great Godzilla stories. Along with Rosie, Mark, and James, our buddy Brenda Chi will be there as well as Godzilla Rivals: Biollante Vs. Destoroyah's variant cover artist, Andrew MacLean, and more.
(Also, my collaborator on Godzilla Rivals: Biollante Vs. Destoroyah, Sean Dove, will be singing at Challengers Comics + Conversation in Chicago on Sat May 13. So make sure to go see him if that's in your neck of the woods.)
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).