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Hello:

Is the "Godzilla" comic book still published and sold?  I have seen these on-line but not in any bookstores or comic book stores.

I thank you for your reply.

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Hi, Kenneth - thanks for your question!

At present, there are no ongoing series of Godzilla comic books in the US.  The rights for Godzilla have recently been with IDW publishing, who have - since 2011 - published several series of books.

Marvel published an ongoing series back in the late 1970s and recently collected all 29 issues in a black & white edition within their "Essential" line (Essential Godzilla).

The trouble with hoping to find these books at a comic shop is that all proprietors have limited resources and have to choose their purchases carefully and for their existing clientele. However, if you're truly interested, you can always ask them to order the books for you. You might even ask if they know of another store that might have them in backstock - can't hurt, anyway.

That said, the most recent works from the last few years are available directly from the publisher, if you choose to go the online route:

http://shop.idwpublishing.com/comics/series/godzilla.html?limit=15

Further, if you would like to buy them in collected form (trade paperback), I posit that it would be wiser to go through In Stock Trades - they're a great company and they discount almost everything:

http://www.instocktrades.com/default.aspx

Lastly, if you'd like a list of all Godzilla comics published, I recommend this site:

http://www.comics.org/series/name/godzilla/sort/alpha/

I hope this information will be helpful to you - best of luck in obtaining these beauties!

Pax, harmonia,

Brian G. Philbin
www.metropolisplus.com

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I`ve been collecting comics for over 40 years and am able to answer most questions regarding comics, creators, fandom and the industry from the Golden Age through to today`s comics, with an emphasis on super and action heroes and most of my expertise ranges in the Silver to Modern Ages. My expertise lies in DC Comics/National Periodical Publications, although my general knowledge extends well into Marvel, Tower, Archie, Charlton & many of the "Independent" companies that began in the late 70`s & 80`s. I do have some knowledge of the Western, Funny Animals, Romance and other genres, but to a lesser degree, so please don't grade me on specific knowledge of these areas if you choose to ask me questions on those topics. For questions related to or similar to "How much are my comics worth?", please see my website, which will provide quick answers and tools for you to obtain those answers at:

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I have been a comics reader/fan for over 42 years now and have followed industry trends from distribution to creation to fandom to retail and back again. I have had articles and letters published in Comic Buyers Guide, Comic Book Marketplace, Comic Effect, have appeared on several comic book podcasts and have several websites dedicated to comics at:

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Baccalaureate of Science, Eastern Michigan University Panelology Studies w/ Robert Beerbohm, Mark Evanier, Scott Shaw, Ron Goulart, Jim Steranko, Roy Thomas and Q & As with Bob Rozakis, Elliot S. Maggin and John Byrne.

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