Review: Godzilla: Rulers of Earth #8

The alien invasion continues as Woods and Chavez stow aboard the creature’s ship in the aftermath of the fight between Godzilla and Ogra.  Jet Jaguar lends the two stowaways a hand.  Meanwhile, the green aliens appear and spark a three-way fight between them, the humans, and the Cryog’s tentacled bunch. The cast of kaiju for this issue are Biollante, Godzilla, and some surprise monsters. No spoilers.  Just go out and but this because you will be satisfied.

GODZILLA_ROE_08_cvrAWe’ve got some great balance between the action and the fighting.  Matt Frank’s pencils do some good work depicting the slobber knocker between Godzilla and his rose/g-cell/soul of a Japanese girl counterpart, Biollante.  If you don’t understand that last reference, you are just not a true Godzilla fan.  If you do, you will enjoy this battle.  And, by the way, the theme of this issue seems to be tentacles.  Many aliens and monsters in this issue have them.  Go figure.

Additionally, Chris Mowry uses Jet Jaguar most effectively.  Old Jet never speaks a word, he shrinks down to human size, and he kicks sufficient kaiju ass.  I wish the silver robot could have stayed in the battle a little while longer.  Hey, IDW, I will write a Jet Jaguar spin-off for you that will have record-breaking sales.  You know where to find me.

In the meantime, enjoy the work that Mowry and Frank bring to this great on-going version of the King of the Monsters before IDW pulls the plug on this and replaces it with Godzilla: Age of Continuity Despair.

Score: 4/5

Writers: Chris Mowry and Matt Frank Artist: Matt Frank Publisher: IDW Publishing Price: $3.99 Release Date: 1/29/14