Sunday, May 29, 2011

Review: Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters #3 - May 29, 2011

Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters, Issue 3
IDW Publishing
(May 25, 2011)
Review copy: Purchased

Cover A - Art by Eric Powell

Cover B - Art by Jeff Zornow

Retailer Incentive Cover - Art by Mark Frank

Godzilla, Rodan, and Anguirus continue their devastation, and the worldwide media begins to chime in. As people around the globe suffer, celebrities band together to save the monsters from human counterattack, and the president is criticized for being "soft on monsters." Meanwhile... a mysterious giant egg washes ashore in France. And what's with those creepy little twin girls? IDW Publishing

Written by: Eric Powell and Tracy March
Pencils by: Phil Hester
Inks by: Bruce McCorkindale
Colors by: Ronda Pattinson
Lettering by: Chris Mowry

We've already encountered Godzilla, Rodan, and Anguirus in the series. Godzilla is in Asia. Rodan appeared in Russia. Anguirus appeared in Mexico and has moved into Texas.  Now France will be contending with yet another monster.  If you are a fan of the Godzilla movies, the twin girls may give you a hint about the next monster to appear in the comic... or not.

The story is moving in all sorts of interesting directions.The celebrity movement to protect the monsters is well written. The main celebrity is based on someone who should be very familiar to everyone. There are quite a bit of pop culture and political references in the comic, which make it accessible to readers who are not necessarily Toho monster fans. The references add to the story. The art work is exceptional as is the color.

I can't tell you how much I love the covers for this comic series. I'm really enjoying Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters. I highly recommend Issue 3 and give it 5 out of 5 Qwills.


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