Godzilla Awakening title

Take a look at the striking cover of the Godzilla prequel comic

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Apr 12, 2021, 4:50 PM EDT (Updated)

Legendary Pictures has just revealed the cover of its new Godzilla prequel comic, which comes out less than two weeks before the epic new movie.

The graphic novel, titled Godzilla: Awakening, was announced back in January and will take place in 1954. As noted earlier, we don't know specifically what the 80-page story will cover, but we imagine it will chronicle the events that set Godzilla in motion and eventually lead to his arrival in the modern era (it was co-written by Godzilla screenwriter Max Borenstein and Greg Borenstein).

So here's the cover of the book, done by acclaimed Godzilla artist Arthur Adams. It's certainly one artistic impression of how the big guy looks, but it ties in pretty nicely with what little we've seen so far from the movie. The graphic novel arrives in stores on May 7.

Also posted below courtesy of Legendary is a brief featurette in which director Gareth Edwards debuts a clip from the new film at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas, earlier this month. We don't get to see the actual footage, but the reactions of people afterward only reaffirm for us that Edwards is onto something with his take on the legendary monster.

Godzilla arrives in theaters May 16. Check out the cover art and sound off below!

Godzilla Awakening cover