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Friday, June 10, 2022

“Godzilla: The Official Guide to the King of the Monsters” Roars into Bookstores This September

Uphill Both Ways readers and podcast listeners know that Mike and Joseph are huge fans of Godzilla, so they are anticipating — as all aficionados of The Big Fella should be — Welbeck Publishing’s incredible tome Godzilla: The Official Guide to the King of the Monsters, due September 13, 2022. Written by writer/actor/director/producer and full-on Godzilla enthusiast Graham Skipper (of Sequence Break fame), this is the first officially licensed book to cover the complete Godzilla movie franchise, including both Japanese and Western films. Following is information from the official press announcement.

Discover the complete history of Godzilla in this definitive, official guide to the King of the Monsters.

Godzilla: The Official Guide to the King of the Monsters celebrates more than 60 years of movie mayhem in an exceptional, fully illustrated book. An official publication in partnership with Toho Co., this must-read guide brings together every incarnation of the world’s most famous creature for the first time – including all the Japanese and Western movies, as well as Godzilla’s most celebrated appearances in TV, comics and video games.

Inside you’ll find detailed reviews, spectacular stills and behind the-scenes images from every Godzilla movie, from 1954’s Gojira to 2021’s Godzilla vs. Kong, along with countless insights  into the making of one of cinema’s most enduring, innovative, and successful franchises. Packed with essential info, incredible trivia, and stunning artwork, this is the ultimate illustrated reference to all things Godzilla.


Movies: Synopses, details and behind-the-scenes images from every Godzilla movie: Gojira, Godzilla Raids Again, King Kong vs. Godzilla,  Mothra vs. Godzilla, Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster, Invasion of  Astro-Monster, Ebirah, Horror of the Deep, Son of Godzilla, Destroy All Monsters, All Monsters Attack, Godzilla vs. Hedorah, Godzilla vs.  Gigan, Godzilla vs. Megalon, Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla, Terror of  Mechagodzilla, The Return of Godzilla, Godzilla vs. Biollante, Godzilla  vs. King Ghidorah, Godzilla vs. Mothra, Godzilla vs. Mechgodzilla II,  Godzilla vs. Spacegodzilla, Godzilla vs. Destroyah, Godzilla 2000:  Millennium, Godzilla vs. Megaguirus, Godzilla, Mothra and King  Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack, Godzilla Against  Mechagodzilla, Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S., Godzilla: Final Wars, Shin  Godzilla, Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters, Godzilla: City on the Edge of  Battle, Godzilla: The Planet Eater, Godzilla (1998), Godzilla (2014),  Godzilla: King of the Monsters, Godzilla vs. Kong.

Other media: An extensive exploration of Godzilla in comics, television  and video games.


Graham Skipper is a writer, actor, director, and producer, known for  writing/directing the sci-fi/horror feature film Sequence Break, as well  as his essays on horror cinema published in Fangoria and My Favourite Horror (Black Vortex Publishing, 2018). Most recently his work can be  found in Simon & Schuster's Video Palace: In Search of the Eyeless  Man (2020). Graham is a lifelong Godzilla fan, and was honoured to work with Toho developing their Godzilla Tales series of comedic shorts.

∙ Godzilla is a truly global phenomenon, with 90% consumer awareness worldwide.  

Godzilla vs. Kong, the 36th movie about Godzilla, was released in May 2021 to international acclaim and popularity.  

∙ Godzilla is a Guinness world record holder as the longest continually running film franchise, worth more than $2 billion annually.  

Subject Films, cinema  

BIC Category APF  

Format 280x230mm PLC  

Illustrations 200 colour and b/w photographs  

Extent 256 pages  

Approx. Text 40,000 words  

Rights World, Excluding Japan  

Pub Date 15 September 2022  

Price £ 25.00  

ISBN 978 178739 899 3  

Website www.welbeckpublishing.com    

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