CONTRIBUTOR: Kyle hosts a bi-monthly podcast about giant rubber monster movies from Japan called the Kaijucast, and that’s pretty damned nerdy.
THIS IS A SPOLER INCLUSIVE REVIEW OF GODZILLA KINGDOM OF MONSTERS ISSUE #1
Ooh, check out the tail on that one! I do my best to give a fair review of the first issue of IDW Pulbishing's Godzilla Kingdom Of Monsters.
If you have not read this issue, or do not want to find out what happens in this issue, do not read any further! (You have been warned…)
Synopsis: As two children are playing on the beach of a small island located off the coast of Japan, Godzilla rises from his slumber under the sand. The giant behemoth moves into the interior of the island, trashing the city in the process, causing massive destruction and hundreds of casualties. The Japanese Self Defense Force scrambles a squadron of fighter jets in a futile attempt to stop the beast. Of course, all this does is make the monster angry. Japan escalates its tactics and attempts to destroy Godzilla with a nuclear missile. As the smoke clears, the monster appears not only undamaged, but is now able to unleash a fiery blast from its mouth. Meanwhile, across the globe, the president of the United States is weary from his battle with his public image as an aide informs him of the unbelievable horror that is transpiring in Japan.
If you have heard episode #30 of the Kaijucast, you’ll know that I received my review copy of Godzilla Kingdom Of Monsters upon my return from Emerald City Comicon. The excitement of seeing the IDW address on the return label was a little intoxicating. All I had seen from the first issue had been small previews of bigger pages and a couple of inked pages (sans dialogue). It actually made getting through my work day pretty difficult, knowing that the comic was ready to engage my eyeballs as soon as I “clocked out” and made it home.