Godzilla destroys Overland Park comics shop

Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters #1
Elite Comics is smashed by Godzilla on an exclusive variant cover of Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters #1, published by IDW.

The green, scaly claws of Godzilla smashed Elite Comics in Overland Park Wednesday – at least on the exclusive variant cover of Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters #1.

The new comic book, published by IDW, has 80 cover versions, including one featuring Overland Park comics shop Elite Comic. That version is available exclusively from Elite, which is located at 11842 Quivera Road.

The comic book features Godzilla and other classic monsters like Mothra. According to IDW’s solicitation: “The King of the Monsters rises again, and for the first time in comics, he’s bringing lots of other beloved Toho monsters with him in one destructive saga”

The comic book is drawn by Kansas City convention regular Phil Hester and inked by Omaha resident Bruce McCorkindale.

Phil Hester Interview

The folks at the Backroom Comics Podcast interviewed comics creator Phil Hester at the 2010 Emerald City ComicCon. Iowa-based Hester, who’s a great friend of this blog and a regular at Kansas City conventions, talks about many of his current projects, including the story of how a “Son of Fin Fang Foom” pitch became Firebreather.

Backroom Comics Podcast – Phil Hester Interview at ECCC 2010 from Spencer Fornaciari on Vimeo.

New comics from area creators – 6/3/2010

Visit your local comics shop to find these comics featuring work by creators from the Kansas City area.

New this week

  • JSA All-Stars #7 (DC) with art and cover by Freddie Williams II

New next week:

  • Gen 13 #36 (Wildstorm/DC) written by Phil Hester
  • Proof Vol 4: Julia TPB (Image) written by Alex Grecian
  • PunisherMAX #8 (Marvel) written by Jason Aaron

The KC Comics Calendar has more listings.