GODZILLA KINGDOM OF MONSTERS #6

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Story by Eric Powell & Tracy Marsh
Art by Victor Dos Santos
Cover by Eric Powell & Jeff Zornow

Size: 32 pages
Price: 3.99

Godzilla #6 is one of the strongest overall issues of the series so far. Eric Powell and co-writer Tracy Marsh thankfully provide ample room for a battle between Godzilla and Mechagodzilla. Santos’ panel breakdowns are unique and interesting, quite a welcome change of pace. However, his cartoony style doesn’t always carry the full impact that such a battle should create. Other scenes though seem to benefit from Santos’ stylized renderings, such as Mechagodzilla’s tromp through Atlanta.

The former soldier, Steven Woods, and his orphaned companion continue their trek too, doing their best avoid both monster and man. Powell does a nice job highlighting the fact that the human response to monsters can often be just as scary as the monsters themselves.

The issue features some rather hamfisted jabs at corporate and consumer America, with some refugees lamenting the loss of their corporate credit cards. But, some of the humor is a little more subtle this time around. For example, Detroit which had been a hub of GM auto manufacturing for decades until the recession, now becomes home to the “MG” manufacturing plant–building parts for the new MechaGodzilla robot! And the press conference unveiling the decision to build MechaGodzilla offers at least one good laugh as well.

Powell, Marsh and Santos give us an entertaining issue, definitely stronger than their previous effort, and hopefully a positive sign of things to come!

Story: 4 - Very Good
Art: 2 - Average

Comments

  1. My apologies, I intended to score the Art at 2 or 3 (2.5?), not 4 and I couldn’t find any kind of editing feature.

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