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Legendary Announces GODZILLA: AFTERSHOCK Graphic Novel (Exclusive)

When Godzilla emerges from the depths of the ocean again next summer for Godzilla: King of the Monsters, he’ll be squaring off with Mothra, Rodan, and the horrifying King Ghidorah, the three-headed monster, for the fate of the Earth. But by no means has the giant lizard been resting on his laurels since the events of 2014’s Godzilla. Legendary Comics today has announced a new chapter in the saga of the MonsterVerse canon with Godzilla: Aftershock, a graphic novel from Legendary Comics in which Godzilla clashes with a brand new titan ready to demolish the globe.

Godzilla: Aftershock is written by Arvid Nelson and illustrated by Drew Edward Johnson and takes place after the first film’s cataclysmic events in San Francisco. A new threat is rising, bringing with it devastating earthquakes, and possessing an unstoppable urge to destroy.

“Godzilla: Aftershock is yet another exhilarating entry into the canon of the MonsterVerse, and it is especially exciting to introduce fans to a brand new original monster unique to the comic, but true to the legacy of Godzilla,” said Robert Napton, Senior Vice President of Legendary Comics.

The graphic novel will also introduce brand new characters who’ll appear in Godzilla: King of the Monsters, and will delve further into the clandestine activities of Monarch, the cryptozoological research group at the heart of Legendary’s MonsterVerse.

The brilliant and driven Monarch operative Dr. Emma Russell races to stop the threat as clues emerge to reveal a terrible secret—a tragedy, of apocalyptic proportions from the distant past that changed the course of human history, is returning to threaten it once more. A shadowy figure stalks Emma’s every move as she travels the globe to uncover secrets, while Godzilla clashes in an ancient rivalry as old as the earth itself. The fate of the world lies in the balance in an epic confrontation that no Godzilla fan will want to miss.

Fans in attendance at this weekend’s Los Angeles Comic-Con are invited to attend Legendary Comics’ “Godzilla: Secrets of the MonsterVerse” panel in Room 403B on Saturday, October 27 at 3 pm. The first 500 fans in attendance will receive an exclusive signed/numbered Godzilla poster only available at the panel.

Godzilla: Aftershock will premiere spring 2019. For more information and for the latest news, follow Legendary Comics on Facebook.

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Kyle Anderson is the Associate Editor for Nerdist. You can find his film and TV reviews here. Follow him on Twitter!

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