Earlier this month, Marvel Comics launched Monsters Unleashed, a massive (literally) miniseries from writer Cullen Bunn and artist Steve McNiven that features the super teams of the Marvel Universe contending with a big problem: Giant monsters appearing everywhere.
At the center of this crisis is Kei Kawade, aka Kid Kaiju, a seemingly ordinary 11-year-old with the alarming ability to summon monsters just by drawing them. Well, the Monsters Unleashed event will eventually end, but Kid Kaiju and his amazing abilities are apparently not going anywhere.
Marvel announced this week that Bunn will continue the story of Kawade and his monsters in a Monsters Unleashed onging series with artist David Baldeon. The series will continue to follow the changes left in the wake of Kid Kaiju's emergence ... not just in terms of his growing powers, but in terms of large-scale changes in the Marvel Universe.
"The focus is monsters and action and fun, but the book is important to the landscape of the Marvel Universe going forward,” said Bunn. "We're introducing — and reintroducing — giant monsters to the world in a big way. And they'll be a part of the world from this point forward."
The premise alone is the kind of thing that gets me excited to read a comic, but throw in Kid Kaiju's potential control over monsters and add Elsa Bloodstone (Nextwave fans rejoice!) to the onging, and I'm there from the first page.
Monsters Unleashed arrives in April.