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Best Godzilla Books That You Need

Below I’ll give you my selections for the best Godzilla books by a few categories. I will cover these and other great books more in depth later.

1. Godzilla: King of the Monsters – The Official Movie Novelization (2019)

Best Godzilla Books That You NeedGodzilla: King of the Monsters follows the heroic efforts of the cryptozoological agency Monarch as its members face off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and its ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah. When these ancient super-species–thought to be mere myths–rise again, they all vie for supremacy, leaving humanity’s very existence hanging in the balance….
Author(s): Greg Keyes

2. A Critical History and Filmography of Toho’s Godzilla Series, 2d ed. (2017)

Best Godzilla Books That You NeedThis thoroughly updated and revised critical account of the Godzilla movie franchise explores the fascinating story behind Japan’s most famous movie monster and its development from black-and-white arthouse allegory to international commercial juggernaut. Reviled by critics but boasting a dedicated cult following, the films of the Godzilla franchise provide a unique window into the national identities of both Japan and the United States. This work focuses on how differences in American and Japanese culture, as well as differences in their respective film industries, underlie…
Author(s): David Kalat

3. Godzilla FAQ: All That’s Left to Know About the King of the Monsters (2017)

Best Godzilla Books That You NeedHe is the Lizard King – well, the King of the Monsters – he can do anything. Since he first romped onto the silver screen in 1954, no other character in all of international cinema has been as beloved by American audiences as Godzilla. Despite the modern film industry’s affinity for franchises and cinematic universes, he remains one of its most enduring and popular characters, with a total of twenty-eight motion pictures (not even including two American reboots!) under his massive belt. From his home base in Japan, where the legendary Toho Pictures first put him on the map, Godzilla has gone on to become an international…
Author(s): Brian Solomon

4. Godzilla: Awakening (Legendary Comics) (2014)

Best Godzilla Books That You NeedThe King of Monsters is back! From Legendary and Warner Bros., Godzilla returns to the big screen…and also the comic book page. Legendary Comics proudly presents the official Godzilla prequel graphic novel!Delve into an incredible mystery, generations in the making. At the dawn of the atomic age, humanity awakens lifeforms beyond imagination, unleashing monumental forces of nature. Written by Max Borenstein (screewnwriter of the new Godzilla) and Greg Borenstein, illustrated by Eric Battle, Yvel Guichet, Alan Quah and featuring cover art by Arthur Adams, Godzilla: Awakening is the official graphic…
Author(s): Max Borenstein , Greg Borenstein , et al.

5. Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters (2019)

Best Godzilla Books That You NeedWhen Godzilla appears off the coast of Japan, the Japanese government must respond quickly to contain the disaster… but before long, other monsters begin appearing all over the world. Can humanity survive this mysterious onslaught of giant beasts? Featuring Anguirus, Battra, Destroyah, Gigan, Hedorah, King Ghidorah, Kumonga, Mechagodzilla, Mothra, Rodan, Spacegodzilla, and Titanosaurus. Collects the entire 12-issue series for the first time….
Author(s): Eric Powell, Tracy Marsh, et al.

6. Godzilla: Complete Rulers of Earth Volume 2 (2019)

Best Godzilla Books That You NeedBut, a mysterious Russian industrialist offers to rid the world of them with his new Mechagodzilla units. Will the new fleet of weaponized robots be enough to stop Godzilla when he returns? Will Godzilla be able to battle the newly created Mecha-King Ghidorah? It’s a war of the machines with Godzilla caught in the middle. Collects the final 13 issues (#13-25) of the series….
Author(s): Chris Mowry, Matt Frank, et al.

7. The Godzilla Encyclopedia: A Crowd-Sourced Guide (2016)

Best Godzilla Books That You NeedThe definitive crowd-sourced encyclopedia on Godzilla, covering EVERY Movie, EVERY TV Show, EVERY Video Game and Much more. Content ranges from the earliest days at Toho to the latest Comic Book series from America. This volume is completely annotated with an index and photographs. Sure to please Godzilla collectors and fans young and old….
Author(s): Virginia Comicon, Wikipedia

8. Godzilla – The Official Movie Novelization (2014)

Best Godzilla Books That You NeedThe official novelization of the much-anticipated brand-new Godzilla movie–a rebirth for the major international franchise! Gareth Edwards’ Godzilla will be released on May 16, 2014!     An epic rebirth of Toho’s iconic Godzilla, this spectacular adventure pits the world’s most famous monster against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity’s scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence WB SHIELD: TM & © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. (s13)© Legendary.© Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.GODZILLA is a trademark of Toho Co., Ltd. The GODZILLA character and…
Author(s): Greg Cox

9. The Big Book of Japanese Giant Monster Movies: The Lost Films (2017)

Best Godzilla Books That You NeedNessie. Bride of Godzilla. Gamera vs. Wyvern. Mothra vs. Bagan. Batman Meets Godzilla. All fans have heard of these tantalizing lost films, but few know of their full histories…until now. With information straight from the Japanese sources learn how Gamera was made in 1965 to make use of miniature sets made for a disastrous movie about giant rats called Giant Horde Beast Nezura which was partially shot in 1963. Marvel at a blind Godzilla’s battle with the invisible monster Chamelegon in Tokyo S.O.S.: Godzilla’s Suicide Strategy! Watch in amazement as Godzilla and Kong battle in the flames of Mt. Aso…
Author(s): John LeMay , Ted Johnson, et al.

Best Godzilla Books That You Need

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some godzilla books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

A Critical History and Filmography of Toho’s Godzilla Series

Author(s): David Kalat
Publisher: McFarland, Year: 2018, Size: 5 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2300687

Ishiro Honda: A Life in Film, from Godzilla to Kurosawa

Author(s): Steve Ryfle, Ed Godziszewski
Publisher: Wesleyan, Year: 2017, Size: 24 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2217426

Bambi vs. Godzilla: On the Nature, Purpose, and Practice of the Movie Business

Author(s): David Mamet
Publisher: Vintage, Year: 2008, Size: 2 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 1161039

In Godzilla's Footsteps: Japanese Pop Culture Icons on the Global Stage

Author(s): William M. Tsutsui, Michiko Ito
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2006, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 267079

In Godzilla’s® Footsteps: Japanese Pop Culture Icons on the Global Stage

Author(s): William M. Tsutsui, Michiko Ito (eds.)
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US, Year: 2006, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1482999

Japan's Favorite Mon-star (The Unauthorized Biography of Godzilla)

Author(s): Steve Ryfle
Publisher: , Year: 1998, Size: 38 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 521250

Please note that this booklist is not final. Some books are truly chart-busters according to USA Today, others are composed by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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