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– by Tim Jousma

Godzilla Comic Book Review

STORY BY

Joshua Fialkov

ART BY

Brian Churilla

COLORS BY

Jay Fotos

LETTERS BY

Chris Mowry

COVER BY

Brian Churilla, James Stokoe, Agustin Graham Nakamura

PUBLISHER

IDW

COVER PRICE:

$3.99

RELEASE DATE

Mar 30th, 2016

 

Synopsis:

A scientist has created a portal to another dimension—one where monsters rule supreme! The beginning of terrifying expedition into a world where hope has died and Godzilla is the unrivaled King of the Monsters. But what happens when a baby kaiju hitches a ride back to the original, monster-less dimension?

Review:

I love me some Godzilla! Something about Giant Monsters (or Kaiju) battling each other in ridiculous mayhem just does it for me! So when the Godzilla movie came out recently I was super disappointed as really the big battle was just the very end of the movie and the reveal of Godzilla himselfwas kind of a letdown. That being said, Fialkov has crafted a story that feels perfect in a Godzilla world! I wish this was the story of the movie (Actually it could make a great TV series!). We are given a slow burn but nice set up some crazy science experiment regarding inter-dimensional travel and thus thrown into a world where Godzilla exists and monsters are roaming the world! The reveal of the big guy himself is quick and doesn’t happen right away (like the previous mentioned film) but when he does show up it’s pretty damn awesome. This is where Brian Churilla’s artwork comes into play (and through most of the book);  he is just perfect for this type of story and characters. His monsters are true to the old cheesy movies, and his characters have tons of excellent facial/body expressions. Jay Foto’s colors are crisp and clean, and add to the impact of Churilla’s line work. I went in with timid expectations but left excited to see how this story continues.

Godzilla page

  • The Hey!: GODZILLA! Nuff’said. We get monsters fighting!
  • The Eh: We only get a glimpse of the big guy in this issue and I hope it’s just a tease for some awesome sequences to come!
  • The What?: When we finally see Godzilla and the awesome dialogue setting it up!
  • Who should read this series?: Are you a fan of Godzilla? Well here ya go! Do you like giant creatures fighting each other? Well again, here ya go!
  • Why should you buy this book?: It’s issue 1, so it’s the set up to everything. Also if for some reason you have zero idea who Godzilla is or what he’s about, this appears to be a series that is aimed to all audiences, new and old.

Score: B+

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