Godzilla Rivals

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

Tuesday, November 7th, 2023

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

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

Signings and Events This May

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2023

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.

Saturday, May 6 in Torrance

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.

Wednesday, May 10 in San Gabriel

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.

Saturday, May 27 in Long Beach

(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.)