G-Fans have had a real treat in the last month. First, issue 6 of RoE delivered a perfect balance of monster fights and building smashing action with the return of fan favorite Jet Jaguar to make the comic a perfect score on my scale. Then, Legendary pictures goes and drops the teaser trailer for Godzilla 2014. Battle Las Vegas continues as Godzilla squares off against Gigan. In a throwback to 70’s Godzilla movies, Jet Jaguar joins the fray. With Ogra regenerating and Moguera team flying to assist, the kaiju count makes this a battle royale.
Chavez gets caught and confronts the alien invaders. Additionally, there’s a tone of exposition that slows the pacing of the story considerably. Unfortunately, the origin of Jet Jaguar in this G-universe must be explained at the climax of a great battle. The compensation for that comes from the artists cool depiction of the Gigan’s glowing red eye in the shadows during the fight scenes.
This has been an awesome battle to witness. Unfortunately, the safety is on and none of the kaiju are falling in battle. I understand that the licensing prevents the monsters from taking a critical hit, but the whole thing is starting to feel like a Pokemon battle.
Despite that, pick up this issue and enjoy Jet Jaguar kicking a lot of kaiju ass. Mowry’s Godzilla has been a monster to cheer for and run from!
Writers: Chris Mowry and Matt Frank Artists: Matt Frank and Jeff Zornow Publisher: IDW Publishing Price: $3.99 Release Date: 12/18/13