MONSTERS UNLEASHED To Spin-Off Into Ongoing After Current Event

Monsters Unleashed #1
Credit: Marvel Comics
Credit: Marvel Comics

With just one issue of the current event miniseries on stands, Marvel's Monsters Unleashed has been greenlight for a follow-up ongoing series with Kid Kaiju, Elsa Bloodstone, and the newly-created monsters introduced into the event.

"Giant monsters have been reintroduced to the Marvel Universe, and after the events of the Monsters Unleashed limited series, the movers and shakers of Marvel’s hero community simply must take these behemoths seriously as a threat. With that in mind, Kei Kawade and a small group of new kaiju have been tasked with combating giant threats that surface all over the world," Bunn explained of the new ongoing. "From their hidden island base, Kei and a group of powerful monsters are on call, ready to face these gargantuan Leviathans wherever they may rise. This is a series firmly rooted in the Marvel Universe. Kei, Elsa, and company will be interacting with a number of Marvel heroes, and they’ll be encountering some extremely powerful, extremely dangerous villains in addition to the giant monsters they must face."

Event writer Cullen Bunn will return for the ongoing, and be joined by artist David Baldeon. Bunn spoke with Newsarama Wednesday about the first issue of the current event. Newsarama will also have an interview with Bunn regarding the new series, to run later this week.

Here's the solicitation for the first issue of the ongoing, which is due out in April.

MONSTERS UNLEASHED #1
Written by CULLEN BUNN
Penciled by DAVID BALDEON
Cover by ARTHUR ADAMS
Variant Cover by TBA
Hip-Hop Variant Cover by TBA
THE FIRST FANTASTIC ISSUE OF MARVEL’S NEWEST HEROES!
From acclaimed writer CULLEN BUNN, known for his work on DEADPOOL, UNCANNY X-MEN and more, comes a high-action sci-fi series centered on a team of monstrous and monstrously massive do-gooders including KID KAIJU, AEGIS, SLIZZIK, SCRAGG, and MEKARA. Now teaming up with vampire-hunter ELSA BLOODSTONE, the series unfolds as the team takes on gargantuan creatures and protects the planet from ruin and disaster. However, can they be accepted by the rest of the Marvel Universe and allowed to help, or will they be deemed dangerous as well?
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