The Justice League is about to get stuck in the middle of one of the classic movie rivalries of all time: the battle between Godzilla and King Kong. It’s all happening in a new seven-issue limited series published by DC and Legendary Comics, aptly titled Justice League Vs. Godzilla vs. Cong.
Written by Brian Buccelatto with art by Christian Duce and Luis Guerrero, Justice League Vs. Godzilla vs. Kong begins like a typical Justice League story, with the heroes battling their rivals in the Legion of Doom. But then comes the twist – and what a twist – as the DC Universe comes face-to-face with the so-called “Monsterverse”, and the Justice League must navigate a conflict between two of the most famous giant monsters in fiction.
Here’s a gallery of interior art from Justice League Vs. Godzilla vs. Kong #1, with the main cover by Drew Johnson, as well as several variant covers by in-house artist Christian Duce – including a pair of “Roar Sound FX” gatefold covers that make Godzilla and Kong’s iconic roaring sounds when opened:
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“As a comics fan – there’s nothing more fun and exciting than exploring the amazing ‘What If’ situations that arise when fandoms cross streams!” says Jim Lee, DC publisher’s president and chief creative officer. “In this case, it’s a proportion of the world’s greatest superheroes in the Justice League that will take place not only King of Monsters – Godzilla – but the mighty Kong himself! It’s a no-holds-barred crusade, decades in the making, and no bona fide comics fan will want to miss it!”
Interestingly enough, Godzilla is fighting other superheroes – only ones from the Marvel universe. Most famously, Godzilla crossed with Iron Man once during the classic title Marvel Comic 24 issues own kaiju that ran from 1977-1979.
“There have been a few 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 into that list of unforgettable meetings,” says Robert Napton, SVP & publisher of Legendary Comics. “I am grateful to everyone at DC, Legendary Entertainment, and Toho International for the passionate support we received to bring these worlds into collision!”
Justice League vs. Godzilla. Vs. Kong #1 goes on sale October 17th.
Justice League vs. Godzilla vs. Kong may qualify as one of the weirdest comic book crossovers that actually happened.