Godzilla comic book

The top selling comic book in March was Godzilla # 1

Last month, the top comic book sale was “Godzilla #1.” Godzilla comic book grabbed everyone’s attention and climbed to our top spot. But why? What is this comic exactly and why so much hassle? Why do so many people want to sell comic books featuring Godzilla?

One of the most obvious reasons is that a new Godzilla movie is coming out very soon (April 12). While the previous films in this series have received fairly good reviews, especially when it came to battles and special effects. Although Godzilla’s screen time in each movie did not exceed 15 minutes, it’s still an excellent result.

Godzilla comic series

The Godzilla comic series includes a range of stories and publications that have brought the iconic monster to life in the pages of comic books over the years. These series have been published by various companies, including Marvel Comics, Dark Horse Comics, and IDW Publishing, each bringing their unique take to the Godzilla lore.

Marvel’s run in the 1970s was among the first American comics to feature Godzilla, placing him in battles against both Marvel heroes and other monsters. Dark Horse Comics took over in the 1980s and 1990s, focusing more on standalone stories that were closer to the original Japanese films in tone and content.

IDW Publishing, starting in 2011, has been the most recent home for Godzilla comics, producing several series that have explored different aspects of the Godzilla universe. These have included “Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters,” “Godzilla: Rulers of Earth,” and “Godzilla: Cataclysm,” among others. IDW’s approach has often involved expansive crossover events with various monsters from the Godzilla pantheon.

Throughout the Godzilla comic books series, Godzilla has been portrayed as both a destructive force and a complex character, sometimes even a reluctant hero. The comics have expanded on the themes of the movies, exploring the consequences of humanity’s actions on the environment and the natural order. They’ve also introduced new monsters and allies, providing fresh narratives that keep fans engaged.

Godzilla #1

Godzilla first comic

“Godzilla #1” turned out to be a big hit at Comic Buying Center, where it became one of the best-selling comic books in March. The story picks up with Godzilla causing chaos and showing why he’s known as the King of the Monsters. 

The Godzilla first comic, released in August 1977 by Marvel, starts with Godzilla awakening and emerging from the sea near Alaska, having already wreaked havoc in Japan. The comic Godzilla features S.H.I.E.L.D., with Nick Fury leading a team against Godzilla, even using Stark technology in an attempt to stop him. It also touches on social issues like consumption and greed in America, symbolized by Godzilla’s destruction. Despite some artistic inconsistencies, the comic offers engaging Kaiju action and attempts at social commentary​.

When it comes to the outline, it may look like this:

  • Creators: Written by Doug Moench, with art by Herb Trimpe and Jim Mooney
  • Publisher: Marvel Comics
  • Genre: Science fiction, Kaiju
  • Initial Publication Date: August 1977

What makes “Godzilla #1” so appealing is its ability to mix destructive action with intriguing storylines. Whether you’ve been following Godzilla for years or are just getting to know him, this comic offers something for everyone. Its success at Comic Buying Center is a testament to how much people love seeing this iconic monster in action.

  • Pete Przysiezny

    Pete Przysiezny, owner of Comic Buying Center, has been buying and selling comics and collectibles for over 30 years. He lives in Northern Illinois and specializes in buying large comic book collections. He has a vast knowledge of all eras and types of comic books ranging from the 1930s to the 2000s. Pete spent his childhood going to comic book conventions with his father, so you could say he was raised in the industry.