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Legendary Pictures Announces Two Godzilla vs. Kong Prequel Graphic Novels

Godzilla vs. Kong

In anticipation of the March release of Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures‘ epic action-adventure Godzilla vs. Kong, Legendary Comics has announced a publishing program that will allow fans to dive deeper into stories relating to the upcoming cinematic showdown between two of the most beloved pop culture Titans of all time—the great Godzilla and the mighty Kong! The program features two new epic prequel graphic novels; an anthology featuring past fan-favorite comic series; two endearing titles for young readers—an original children’s picture book and a young children’s board book; an official behind-the-scenes art book; and a novelization that takes readers deeper into the worlds of Monarch, the Titans, and more. Each title will set the stage for this not-to-be-missed battle royale.

Godzilla Dominion—the prequel graphic novel written by Greg Keyes with art by Drew Edward Johnson will feature a unique story that picks up after the events of the film Godzilla: King of the Monsters, where the Titans have risen and the reign of Godzilla has begun. As told entirely from Godzilla’s point of view, the graphic novel brings new insights into the King of Monsters: his habitats, ancient rivalries, encounters with new Titans, and other challenges. As his new era of dominance is tested, a coming confrontation with another King looms. Available on March 30, 2021 and available for pre-order.

A sequel to the graphic novel Skull Island: Birth of Kong and a prelude to the film Godzilla vs. Kong, the upcoming prequel graphic novel, Kingdom Kong, will follow a group of highly skilled military pilots gathered together on Skull Island to see who has ‘the right stuff’ to take on a dangerous mission into the hollow earth. One of the pilots, Audrey, is haunted by the memories of a monstrous clash with one of Godzilla’s titanic rivals that left deep scars. When Skull Island is attacked by Camazotz, a bat-like Titan, Audrey must to come to terms with her inner demons, and finding his home newly threatened, Kong must rise to face this usurper that would plunge the world into perpetual night. Kingdom Kong is written by Marie Anello with art by ZID. Available on March 30, 2021 and available for pre-order.

Kong finds himself in the center of a charming and enthralling children’s book, Kong & Me, by New York Times’ bestselling author Kiki Thorpe with illustrations by Nidhi Chanani. Young fans will be able to follow along as the mighty Titan and his new pal spend a day of fun and adventure exploring the many wonders of Skull Island—proving that friendships come in many sizes and no matter how different we are, no one is too big or small to find a true friend. Available on March 30, 2021 and available for pre-order.

The engaging and family-friendly board book Godzilla vs. Kong: Sometimes Friends Fight (But They Always Make Up), from Insight Editions and featuring art from illustrator Carol Herring, features heartwarming lessons and introduces the beloved Godzilla and Kong characters to a younger generation. Making new friends isn’t always easy for kids. That is equally true for two giant monsters, where small misunderstandings can easily blossom into enormous conflicts. This book provides tips on how to be a good friend by using these two Titans to show young kids how to behave in familiar situations…but on a much larger scale. Available on April 6, 2021 and to you can pre-order it now.

New York Times’ bestselling author Greg Keyes returns once again to the Monsterverse with Titan Books’ Godzilla vs. Kong: The Official Movie Novelization, taking readers deeper into the worlds of Monarch, the Titans, and so much more. Humanity fights for its future as Godzilla and Kong embark on a path of destruction that will see the two most powerful forces of nature on the planet collide in an all-out war. Available on April 6, 2021 and is up for pre-order.

For new readers wanting to discover the backstories of Godzilla and Kong for the first time or fans revisiting their favorite adventures, the Monsterverse Titanthology Vol 1 brings the previously released graphic novels, Skull Island: The Birth of Kong (2017) and Godzilla: Aftershock (2019), together in one legendary volume for the first time ever. Available on May 11, 2021.

Godzilla vs. Kong: One Will Fall, The Art of the Ultimate Battle Royalefrom Insight Editions and written by Daniel Wallace with a special foreword by director Adam Wingard—takes fans behind-the-scenes revealing how this monstrously epic film was brought to the screen. The deluxe book will feature a dynamic selection of exclusive concept art, pre-production materials, on-set photography and insight from the filmmakers, making it the ultimate guide to an iconic movie showdown. Available on May 21, 2021 and it’s available for pre-order.

Disney Princess: Jasmine’s New Pet From Dark Horse this October

Dark Horse has announced Disney Princess: Jasmine’s New Pet, a new original graphic novel for younger readers based on Disney’s Aladdin. This new volume tells the special story of Jasmine and Rajah’s friendship. Award-winning writer and illustrator Nidhi Chanani adds humor and depth to this iconic pair of characters. At once sweet and humorous, this story will appeal to fans of all ages. Also included in this graphic novel are a variety of story-related activities and special features.

In Disney Princess: Jasmine’s New Pet, Jasmine loves Rajah, her new tiger cub. But living in the palace has rules, and Rajah finds them difficult to follow! He ruins pillows with his claws, knocks over potted plants, chases the palace peacock, and wakes Jasmine in the middle of the night with his yowling. If Jasmine can’t teach Rajah to behave better, her father the Sultan will send Rajah away to live with someone else! Jasmine and Rajah have just a week to learn how to follow the rules together.

Disney Princess: Jasmine’s New Pet goes on sale October 10, 2018, and is available for preorder. This 48-page graphic novel retails for $7.99.

Review: Pashmina

The myth about Pandora’s Box, has many meanings and many interpretations, which mostly to do with being careful what you ask for and getting answers, you may not want. In truth life has many twists and turns, and facing those hard truths is, in the vein of Pandora’s Box. Family secrets as well, can be part of Pandora’s Box, as some secrets are buried deep. I bring this up, because I recently heard the mention of Jack Nicholson’s family story.

This is where he found out his Mom is really his grandmother and his sister is his actual birth mother, and is the inspiration for the new Disney show, Andi Mack. As you get older, the longer these types of questions go unanswered, the more encumbered you are by not knowing. You mix that with teenage angst, and you have a thoroughly confused and emotional young adult. In Pashmina, Nidhi Chanani explores these complexities along with being a child of an immigrant and being a child of a single mother.

In this book, we meet Priyanka, a bright young Indian American teenager, who has a talent for drawing and has a deeply religious mother, who worries too much for her, much like most mothers, where the question that has haunted her more than anything is who is her father, a question that her mother never answers and always changes the subject once it is brought up. Her talent leads her to win a cartoon contest, which her teacher, Mr. Perry encouraged her to enter. Her whole world changes one afternoon once she finds a forgotten suitcase, with some old pictures and a pashmina, which once she wraps herself in it, instantly transports her to a magical version of India, where she meets Mayur, a talking elephant and a Kanta, a talking bird. The pashmina, ended up being a vessel for all the women in this family, a way to escape, a way to truth. By book’s end, Priyanka had to find herself by going to India, meeting her aunt, and finding the truth that binds her, her aunt and her mother.

Overall, an excellent book that shows how family secrets can have power over your relationships, especially familial. The story by Chanani is heartfelt, engaging, and lighthearted at the most unexpected times. The art by Chanani, is deeply alluring, vibrant and stunning. Altogether, a universal story that teaches us that ultimately love is  supreme over all.

Story: Nidhi Chanani Art: Nidhi Chanani
Story: 10 Art: 10 Overall: 10 Recommendation: Buy