Brian Churilla, James Stokoe, Agustin Graham Nakamura
Mar 30th, 2016
A scientist has created a portal to another dimensionâ€”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?
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 doesnâ€™t happen right away (like the previous mentioned film) but when he does show up itâ€™s pretty damn awesome. This is where Brian Churillaâ€™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 Fotoâ€™s colors are crisp and clean, and add to the impact of Churillaâ€™s line work. I went in with timid expectations but left excited to see how this story continues.
- The Hey!: GODZILLA! Nuffâ€™said. We get monsters fighting!
- The Eh: We only get a glimpse of the big guy in this issue and I hope itâ€™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?: Itâ€™s issue 1, so itâ€™s the set up to everything. Also if for some reason you have zero idea who Godzilla is or what heâ€™s about, this appears to be a series that is aimed to all audiences, new and old.