Image has announced the upcoming release of The Giant Kokjü from writer Gerry Duggan and artist Scott Koblish. The series is currently being released through Duggan’s Substack, but will be put to print for the first time with a three issue miniseries, due in April.

The Giant Kokjü is an irreverent take on a giant monster attack, set in sunny San Francisco. Here’s how Image described the new title:

A tale of woe, The Giant Kokjü is about a monster with physical needs. It needs a restroom. It needs food, too. And, most unfortunately, it needs…sexual satisfaction. The only thing standing in its way are the men and women of science.

The Giant Kokjü Cover A by Scott Koblish
The Giant Kokjü Cover A by Scott Koblish

The title will be the latest in a number of collaborations between Duggan and Koblish, beginning with their work on Deadpool in 2013, and more recently on The Secret History of the War on Weed and Scotch McTiernan’s Holiday Party.

Duggan reflected fondly about his long-running partnership with Koblish:

“I recently celebrated ten years of collaborating with Scott, and this is how I thank him. Giant Kokjü is a cornucopia of low hanging fruit, and it all works. Scott will make you laugh in one panel and bum you out the next. I never wanted to see a kaiju’s dick either but the last few years haven’t been kind. We’re making the best of it. The Giant Kokjü has it all—laughs, tears, and a beating heart…and some other body parts. Get smashed this April.”

Koblish added his own take, and talked about his desire to work outside of the mainstream:

“I pledged during the pandemic to start drawing comics that no one else could draw—and to spend much of my time creating things outside of the major comic mainstream. This is definitely that. People often make the pledge that you ‘have never seen what you’re about to see in a comic book ever before!’ but I can guarantee with every issue of The Giant Kokjü, Gerry and I are prepared to deliver on that promise.”

The Giant Kokjü will be released in comic shops on April 12nd, with a main cover by Koblish and a variant cover by Garry Brown. Below is a preview for the first issue:

Preview page for The Giant Kokjü

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