“What if Doctor Strangelove created Godzilla?”
World War Kaiju is the story of an alternate history, one in which the atom bomb was never created and the ultimate weapon of mass destruction is the kaiju—fifty foot tall radioactive beasts spawned from the mysterious KAI-235 isotope. Follow the journey of one journalist as he teams up with a retired CIA operative to uncover the truth about the conspiracy behind the monsters…
…who are the architects of the inevitable Kaiju War?
…what is the shocking secret behind the mysterious KAI-235 isotope?
…where did Cuba manage to hide a crab monster the size of an aircraft carrier?
…why are rogue monsters appearing all over the world?
…how long can Tricky Dick keep these truths from the people?
Learn this and more within the pages of World War Kaiju, a graphic monster epic told in six parts!
World War Kaiju is a tribute to the kaiju genre in all its forms (both high and low). This story would never have been possible if not for the visions of Ishiro Honda, Eiji Tsuburaya, Shinichi Sekizawa, and Willis O’Brien. The brainchild of sci-fi author Josh Finney, WWK is a love letter to the golden-age of kaiju cinema. Brought to life on an epic scale by renowned fantasy artist Patrick McEvoy, it looks back to an era when the world loved atomic monsters, but feared the atomic bomb, and warps history in ways that only men in rubber suits can.
Praise and Reviews:
…this beautiful graphic novel seeks to be something different. – Kirkus Reviews
…the overall presentation and artwork is first rate. - SF Crowsnest
The book is cool! A mix of sequential art in a painterly style… I enjoyed this quite a bit. - Indie Comic Book Noise
Tense interrogations, twists, turns, and conspiracies. Great art, great story. To say anymore would spoil a wonderful read. Looking forward to Book two. – Optic House
World War Kaiju looks flat-out gorgeous…the team’s fondness for the source material makes itself felt through the attention to detail evident in the book’s pastiches and the sense of glee that emanates from the volume’s multiple action set pieces. – The Geekverse
My favorite part is the bonus bits after the story… Then they go deep, deep into the sci-fi science of the kaiju, and the diagrams and the big words are worth the price of admission. – Revolution SF
World War Kaiju is a reference-filled, often humorous Cold War tale that is sure to please kaiju fanatics. –Nerds on the Rocks
ABOUT THE CREATORS
Author and occasional artist, Josh Finney is the mind behind the awarding winning graphic novels Titanium Rain, Utopiates, and soon to be released novella, OBJECTIVE: Terminus. He is best known for penning stories that are heavy on action, yet always reach deep into heady subjects involving science, politics, and philosophy. In another life, he was an illustrator for DC’s Batman/Catwoman, has done concept design for Star Trek: Enterprise, and created cover art for countless 90′s era industrial & techno bands.
Patrick McEvoy is one of your favorite artists. Seriously. You just didn’t know it. You may not recognize his name, but you know his art. McEvoy has spent the better part of a decade illustrating some of the most loved and memorable art to come out of the H.P. Lovecraft mythos. Card games, novels, posters, t-shirts—you’ve seen and probably own at least one piece of McEvoy’s art. He’s best known for his work on Arkham Horror, Call of Cthulhu, and oh yeah…a little known title called Game of Thrones.
Michael Colbert comes from a film background. By day he’s worked as a gaffer on productions such as Babylon 5, Torchwood, Dragon Age 2, and True Blood. By night he writes comics. His latest title is the cyberpunk action tale, Crazy Mary, which was illustrated by artist J.K. Woodward (X-Men, Star Trek vs. Doctor Who).
Rocha has been key to World War Kaiju. An editor at 01Publishing, Rocha has volunteered her masterful editorial skills to the project. Also, early in WWK’s development she helped conceptualize some of the creature and character designs. Her influence is most visible in Mohdrah and the Pixie Twins, which both look striking like her original sketches.