Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters #6
IDW Publishing (August, 2011)WRITER: Eric Powell & Tracy Marsh ARTIST: Victor Santos COLORIST: Ronda Pattison LETTERER/CREATIVE CONSULTANT: Chris Mowry EDITORS: Carlos Guzman & Chris Ryall
Woods and the little girl (I forget, is she given a name?) are trying to get away from all the monsters, while coming across bad redneck hillbilly stereotypes trying to take their stuff. (Sorry, I try to keep the synopsis neutral, but they make it so hard!) Meanwhile, the US government creates and unleashes Mechagodzilla, but due to budget issues don’t shield it properly, turning it into another monster (only a robot).
What they got You know what? Forget it. I can’t review this in the normal formula because for every right there’s a wrong right next to it. Wood shows himself protective of the girl, but you can’t make him a good guy after leaving people to die, I don’t care if it’s “satire” about The Jerzy Shore. My biggest complaint, though? The battle with Mechagodzilla started out awesome, but while the satire usually didn’t interfere with the story (and wasn’t as bad as this title usually has–I even found a couple moments humorous–but still heavy-handed, what with Not-Obama trying to push the building of Mechagodzilla as a way to boost the economy and peoples’ reactions–somebody should have thought this was cool!), this time it ruins a great fight.
Look, I know (and mentioned in my review of Godzilla Vs. King Ghidorah) that the three-headed dragon (teased as debuting next issue) is the usual favorite and I do love a good Godzilla/Ghidorah fight. However, my favorite Godzilla opponent is Mechagodzilla, whether it was created by aliens or the current continuity’s anti-kaiju task force. Watching him go down like this just pissed me off! Nobody would be that stupid in the design phase. This is why the space shuttles started to fail, so if that was the commentary, fine, but Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla shouldn’t end due to bad comedy!
Recommendation: I’m finding it harder and harder to accept this comic, but what they did with my favorite G-foe makes my head hurt. Can we go back to the Evil French Twins and have something more coherent than random monster smashing stuff segments combined with in-your-face commentary? Please?
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