With its release roaring closer we keep hearing more about ‘Godzilla‘. This time we’re not hearing about toys or web games but something that’ll end up on paper!

Comic book movies are all the rage these days so if you’re going to release a new film why not base a comic off of it? That’s exactly why Gareth Edwards (‘Monsters’) has just announced we’ll be seeing ‘Godzilla: Awakening’ hit comic shops everywhere on May 7th (right before the May 16th, 2014 release date of the film)! Much like other comic book prequels  the comic release is slightly earlier in order to really tease the film’s debut.

The comic itself is co-written by Greg Borenstein and the screenwriter of the film Max Borenstein (‘Seventh Son‘). While we don’t have all of the details quite yet, we do know that it’s a one shot and that the plot will take place decades before the film itself and will most likely lead into how humanity creates giant monsters that we have to end up defending ourselves against as well as well as the awakening of the King of the Kaiju himself!

Comic Synopsis:

In May 2014, audiences will witness the epic rebirth of the King of the Monsters as Legendary and Warner Bros. bring Godzilla to the big screen. To pave the way for the iconic creature’s return, Legendary Comics is proud to present the official graphic novel Godzilla: Awakening. This 72-page story, set decades before the film, is co-written by Max Borenstein (screenwriter of the new Godzilla) and Greg Borenstein.

Delve into an incredible mystery, generations in the making. At the dawn of the atomic age, humanity awakens lifeforms beyond imagination, unleashing monumental forces of nature. This explosive, larger-than-life adventure is the perfect way for fans to experience the new Godzilla before seeing it in theaters.

Are you excited for the comic and films releases?

Source: Super Hero Hype