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‘Justice League vs. Godzilla vs. Kong’ to team DC Comics and Legendary

It’s a clash for the ages in ‘Justice League vs. Godzilla vs. Kong’ out in October.

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DC Comics has revealed a new crossover you never saw coming: Justice League vs. Godzilla vs. Kong! The crossover event is in collaboration with Legendary Comics for a crossover event that’ll span 7-issues. Launching in October, the series is written by Brian Buccellato, with art by Christian Duce and colors by Luis Guerrero! The news comes from SDCC, which is bound to have new news surrounding DC Comics’ series throughout the week.

“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!” said Jim Lee, DC President, Publisher, and Chief Creative Officer. “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!”

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So what’s Justice League vs. Godzilla vs. Kong about?

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.

“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,” said Robert Napton, SVP & Publisher, Legendary Comics. “I am grateful to everyone at DC, Legendary Entertainment, and Toho International for the passionate support we received to have these worlds collide!”

'Justice League vs. Godzilla vs. Kong' to team DC Comics and Legendary

'Justice League vs. Godzilla vs. Kong' to team DC Comics and Legendary 'Justice League vs. Godzilla vs. Kong' to team DC Comics and Legendary 'Justice League vs. Godzilla vs. Kong' to team DC Comics and Legendary 'Justice League vs. Godzilla vs. Kong' to team DC Comics and Legendary

The series will also feature Godzilla “Roar Sound FX” gatefold variant cover and the Kong “Roar Sound FX” gatefold variant cover, both by Christian Duce, on sale November 14 (polybagged, $14.99 US). Sound chips in the covers will have both Godzilla and Kong deliver battle roars when the gatefold is opened! Hear them RRAAGGHH! Check out both below.

'Justice League vs. Godzilla vs. Kong' to team DC Comics and Legendary 'Justice League vs. Godzilla vs. Kong' to team DC Comics and Legendary

DC promises more details will be shared during SDCC panels Jim Lee & Friends on Friday at 6pm (room 6A) and during Legendary Comics: From Monsterverse to Dune and Beyond on Saturday at 3pm (room 28DE).

For more on this news, read the official press release below.

DC and Legendary Comics are celebrating the first day of San Diego Comic-Con 2023 with a colossal announcement: DC will collide with Legendary’s Monsterverse in Justice League vs. Godzilla vs. Kong, the cataclysmic crossover event of the year you never expected! In partnership with Toho International, the 7-issue series, launching in October, is from acclaimed writer Brian Buccellato (The Flash, Injustice, Detective Comics), bestselling artist Christian Duce (Batman/Fortnite: Zero Point) and colorist Luis Guerrero!

“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!” said Jim Lee, DC President, Publisher and Chief Creative Officer. “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!”

“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,” said Robert Napton, SVP & Publisher, Legendary Comics. “I am grateful to everyone at DC, Legendary Entertainment, and Toho International for the passionate support we received to have these worlds collide!”

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!

“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,” said Brian Buccellato. “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.”

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.

“Christian Duce and Luis Guerrero are perfect partners in this oversize endeavor,” continued Buccellato. “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.”

JUSTICE LEAGUE VS. GODZILLA VS. KONG #1, written by Brian Buccellato with art by Christian Duce and Luis Guerrero, will be published on October 17 with a main cover by Drew Johnson and variant covers by Jim Lee and Scott Williams; Rafael Albuquerque; Francesco Mattina; and Dan Mora and Alan Quah.

And don’t miss the Godzilla “Roar Sound FX” gatefold variant cover and the Kong “Roar Sound FX” gatefold variant cover, both by Christian Duce, on sale November 14 (polybagged, $14.99 US). Sound chips in the covers will have both Godzilla and Kong deliver battle roars when the gatefold is opened! Hear them RRAAGGHH!

For the latest information about everything DC, visit the official website at www.dc.com, and follow @DCOfficial on social media. The DC UNIVERSE INFINITE digital subscription platform (DCUI) is the perfect place to discover classic stories featuring the World’s Greatest Super Heroes; for more information and a free trial, check out the website at http://www.dcuniverseinfinite.com/. DC UNIVERSE INFINITE is not available in all countries and is not intended for children.

Brian Buccellato is a #1 New York Times bestselling writer best known for his work on DC’s The Flash, and Injustice. His fourth creator-owned comic, Chicken Devil was released in 2021 from Aftershock. His most recent works include Headwounds: Sparrow for Legendary, No/One from Image Comics, and the upcoming Midlife (Or How To Hero at Fifty) which debuts in October 2023.

DC, part of Warner Bros. Discovery, creates iconic characters and enduring stories and is one of the world’s largest publishers of comics and graphic novels. DC’s creative work entertains audiences of every generation around the world with DC’s stories and characters integrated across Warner Bros. Discovery’s film, television, animation, consumer products, home entertainment, games, and themed experiences divisions, and on the DC Universe Infinite digital comic subscription service. Learn more at DC.com.

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