Source: IDW Publishing
Due to the incredible response to IDW's recent promotional idea of customising the cover for the first issue of "Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters" to feature any comic book shop that ordered 500 copies or more (some 70 shops responded) the release date had to be pushed back to April 30th.
Now, IDW is offering a chance for Godzilla fans to own every single variant cover, 83 in all, via an eBay auction the proceeds of which will be donated to aide in Japanese disaster relief.
Here is the press release:
Godzilla fans can get each and every one of the 83 variant issues IDW created for the first printing of our brand new GODZILLA: KINGDOM OF MONSTERS #1, and it’s for a good cause!
This March, IDW unleashed an unprecedented promotion in the comics market. A chance for retailers to have their stores smashed by Godzilla! When the final count was done, there were 83 covers of this landmark issue. Through this auction, one lucky reader will become the proud owner of each of those 83 variant issues, while donating much-needed funds to help the victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.
All comics are in mint, unread condition. The auction includes:
75 “Smash Your Store” retailer exclusive covers
Both regular covers, one each by Alex Ross and Eric Powell
The rare Eric Powell retailer incentive cover
The WonderCon exclusive cover
The four, never-before-seen IDW covers, signed by the employees featured on each cover
GODZILLA: KINGDOM OF MONSTERS #1 is written by Eric Powell and Tracy Marsh, with art by Phil Hester, and covers by Powell and Alex Ross. In this debut issue, 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.
Learn more over at the Godzilla Comic Covers Charity Auction for Japan Relief page on eBay!
God knows I want to get my hands on all of those! Unfortunately I'm just a blogger ..... and not a doctor or lawyer, so such purchases are beyond my limited wallet.
Unless, you would want to buy all of those comics, then give them to me for Christmas ..... or my birthday ....?
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