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.)

Covers for Godzilla Rivals: Biollante Vs. Destoroyah

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2023

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.)

Godzilla Rivals: Biollante Vs. Destoroyah cover A by Sean Dove

Godzilla Rivals: Biollante Vs. Destoroyah cover B by Andrew MacLean

Godzilla Rivals: Biollante Vs. Destoroyah cover RI by Camila Fortuna

Here's the full description...

(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).