IDW Godzilla Kingdom of Monsters

Godzilla 1You have to be %@#ING kidding me. IDW just put out a Godzilla comic with full Toho rights to all their monsters. No way. Godzilla Kingdom of Monsters issue 1 written by Eric Powell & Tracy March, pencils by Phil Hester, and inked by Bruce McCorkindale. The comedy troupe Tripod has a song about the Jack Black's King Kong film call get to the f%@#ing monkey. IDW must have heard that song because they waste no time in introducing big G. On page 3 we see some then bam page 4 and 5 there is a splash page of him rising out of the ground.

Don’t let the poor 1998 letdown of a film flop worry you. This is the King of all Monsters in all his glory. Point blank nuclear strike- oh thanks, that just charged his atomic breath. Now watch as he rips downtown Tokyo a new one.

The art is solid. I will have to wait to pass judgment on the writing because it is hardly there, giving ample room for shots of Godzilla. The plan for IDW is have one ongoing story and miniseries for side projects. I can’t wait for some monster on monster action.

I remember the Dark Horse series from way back and enjoyed it for what it was. I want to see where IDW takes this series. I like what they have done with G.I. Joe and Transformers. Like most people who only remember the cheesy Godzilla films from the 70s, you might want to give this one a look. If you remember the 2000s series of films, I also suggest you take a look at this book. It is too early to tell how this will go, but I have high hopes for it.