Legendary Comics is set to expand the lore of the MonsterVerse with the announcement of a Kickstarter campaign for two graphic novel prequels to the upcoming film “Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire.” Directed by Adam Wingard, who also helmed the 2021 blockbuster “Godzilla Vs. Kong,” the highly anticipated new movie promises an epic clash between the colossal Godzilla and the mighty Kong as they join forces against a formidable new threat.
The first graphic novel, “Godzilla x Kong: The Hunted,” penned by Brian Buccellato and illustrated by Dario Formisani, Drew Johnson, and Zid, offers a riveting prequel narrative. It delves into the treacherous depths of the Hollow Earth, where a sinister Skull Island trophy hunter sets a deadly trap, targeting the mightiest game of all.
Intriguingly, Legendary Comics introduces another compelling addition to the MonsterVerse with the second graphic novel, “MonsterVerse: Declassified.” This anthology, penned by David M. Booher, Umar Ditta, Rosie Knight, and Dan Park, and illustrated by Francesco Biagini, David Ferracci, Oliver Ono, Marco Roblin, Drew Zucker, and colored by Vittorio Astone, Jurek Malottke, and Francesca Vivaldi, promises to unveil classified Monarch secrets and explore ancient monster myths.
The Kickstarter campaign offers a range of rewards catering to fans’ preferences. Pledges start at $15, providing backers with a digital copy of “Godzilla x Kong: The Hunted” and a digital wallpaper. For those seeking an exclusive piece of MonsterVerse art, a $500 pledge secures an original 11″x17″ pencil and ink commission of Monsterverse characters by artist Drew Johnson. Various other options are available to backers based on their level of support.
Both “Godzilla x Kong: The Hunted” and “MonsterVerse: Declassified” are slated for publication by Legendary Comics in 2024, although specific release dates are yet to be confirmed. This Kickstarter initiative not only amplifies the anticipation for “Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire” but also provides fans with an immersive opportunity to explore the rich narrative tapestry of the MonsterVerse before the film hits the big screen.
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