IDW Announce Renaissance Era Monster Action With ‘Godzilla: Here There Be Dragons’
by Olly MacNamee
IDW in partnership with Toho International, Inc., are going back in time, way, way back in time to the 16th century, with Godzilla: Here There Be Dragons five-issue miniseries. Written by Frank Tieri and illustrated by Inaki Miranda.
“In the 1500s, before humanity had successfully traveled the entire globe, it was believed that monsters ruled the oceans just beyond the horizon. “Here there be dragons…” was written on maps to denote the areas people dared not go. That is, until Sir Francis Drake circumnavigated the seas, visiting foreign lands and collecting treasure. Or…at least that’s what history tells us. The truth is, tremendous beasts did lurk yonder, dwelling on an island that doesn’t appear on any map, even to this day. And among those monsters was the king of them all…Godzilla!”
And, IDW’s executive editorial director Jamie S. Rich, also spoke up:
“I love the way Here There Be Dragons combines classic mythology from the past with a truly modern legend, causing readers to look at both in new way. It’s great to see Godzilla away from skyscrapers, taking on a foe that doesn’t have the technological weaponry to fight monsters from a great distance. And I do mean monsters. Godzilla is not alone out there, and I love reading every new issue to see what else Frank and Inaki have cooked up for Godzilla to fight.”
Godzilla: Here There Be Dragons #1 will be available with the following variant covers: Cover A by series illustrator Inaki Miranda, Cover B by Tyler Kirkham, and two retailer incentive editions by Kirkham and Benjamin Dewey.