In 2010, IDW Publishing acquired the rights to make a Godzilla comic, this time featuring a good chunk of Godzilla's classic adversaries. There have been three ongoing series in this established universe:
- Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters
- Godzilla: Rulers of Earth
The series trope examples include
Kingdom of Monsters
Rulers of Earth
- Composite Character: Zilla has its appearance from the Godzilla (1998) but is explicitly stated to be the same monster from Final Wars, although it lacks the "acidic fire breath" it had in the latter film.
- Enemy Mine: Godzilla, MOGUERA, and Jet Jaguar team up against Orga and the upgraded Gigan.
- For Halloween, I Am Going as Myself: When the Destroyah larva crash the Comic Convention, it's assumed they're people in costume right up until they start chowing down on the attendees.
- Ironic Nickname: Woods mishears a warning that Godzilla is coming and calls the new monster he's engaging "Zilla".
- Mythology Gag: Zilla's fight with Godzilla has several to both Godzilla (1998) and Final Wars:
- When Zilla emerges from the ocean it creates a swell in the water
- A photographer stands right in front of Zilla snapping photos of it
- Zilla pops out of the ground right in front of a person working for the US military
- Godzilla tosses Zilla like a rag doll and blasts it with Atomic Breath
- In a reversal of Godzilla (1998), Godzilla rips through a skyscraper to attack Zilla in a similar fashion to Zilla ripping through a skyscraper to attack the helicopters.
- Lucy's hotel room number is 1954.
- Neck Lift: Godzilla grabs Zilla by the throat and lifts it off the ground
- Not Quite Dead: Zilla returns for a rematch with Godzilla, and while it still loses it puts up a better fight than it did in Final Wars.
- Oh Crap: When Zilla realizes it picked a fight with the wrong monster.
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Zilla quickly realizes it doesn't stand a chance against Godzilla's Atomic Breath and books it the first chance it gets.
- We Can Rebuild Him: Gigan gets upgraded from his Showa appearance to his Final Wars appearance.