Legendary Comics and DC Comics are teaming up for the crossover limited series Justice League vs. Godzilla vs. Kong
Legendary Entertainment has been building a MonsterVerse on the big screen with Godzilla (2014), Kong: Skull Island, Godzilla: King of the Monsters, and Godzilla vs. Kong, and the franchise will continue with Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire, which is set to reach theatres on March 15, 2024. The MonsterVerse is also branching out to the small screen with the animated Skull Island series and an upcoming Apple TV+ series, which Godzilla will have a “very important role” on. Over the years, Legendary has also been releasing comic books that are set in the MonsterVerse – and now it has been announced that Legendary Comics is teaming up with DC Comics for a seven issue limited series where popular DC super heroes will be entering the MonsterVerse. The series is called Justice League vs. Godzilla vs. Kong, and the first issue is scheduled to reach store shelves on October 17th!
Some preview images can be seen at the bottom of this article, courtesy of Bleeding Cool.
Writer Brian Buccellato, artist Christian Duce, and colorist Luis Guerrero are the team behind Justice League vs. Godzilla vs. Kong, which has the following set-up: What starts as a routine clash between the Justice League and the Legion of Doom takes a dangerous turn when the wall between worlds is breached… with Godzilla, Kong, and the Monsterverse emerging on DC’s Earth! What ensues will be a brawl of unprecedented scale and destruction!The epic crossover begins when Clark Kent, enjoying a night off with Lois Lane, is interrupted when the entire city shudders under the weight of the monstrous Godzilla, who emerges from the bay.
DC’s Jim Lee provided the following statement: “As a comics fan—there’s nothing more fun and exciting than exploring those amazing ‘What If’ situations that come up when fandoms cross streams! In this case, it’s a matchup of the world’s greatest Super Heroes in the Justice League who take on not only the King of the Monsters—Godzilla—but the mighty Kong himself! It’s a crossover no-holds-barred battle, decades in the making, and no bona fide comics fan will want to miss it!“
Legendary’s Robert Napton added, “There have been a couple of classic crossovers since I started reading comics: Superman vs. The Amazing Spider-Man, The Uncanny X-Men and the New Teen Titans—and we hope Justice League vs. Godzilla vs. Kong joins that list of unforgettable meetings. I am grateful to everyone at DC, Legendary Entertainment, and Toho International for the passionate support we received to have these worlds collide!“
Buccellato had this to say about the project: “I’ve had the good fortune to write most of the legendary DC Super Heroes before—from my time on The Flash, Detective Comics, and Injustice. This time I get to build something way larger-than-life using all the toys in two different sandboxes. It’s such a thrill to tear open both the DC Universe and Legendary’s MonsterVerse for this dream project. Christian Duce and Luis Guerrero are perfect partners in this oversize endeavor. Christian has been masterful in his navigating the story’s enormous scope in terms of character moments, rampaging monsters, and big superhero action. And Luis’s stunning palette and rendering are an amazing complement to Christian’s art.“
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