| Godzilla King of
the Monsters #8
| Arthur Adams
Daniel Rivera, Justin Bloomer, Jasen Rodriguez
Dark Horse Comics
Albert Deschesne, Art Knight, Cary Porter, Perry
Arthur Adams, Kevin Maguire
SDF, & Misc Appearances:
Hole Aliens, Black
comic in Arthur Adams' Dianii story arc, which also
concludes events set into motion way back in the first
issue and works as a great conclusion to what would turn out to be the best run of the Godzilla King of Monsters series from Dark Horse following the first two arcs.
While the story is interesting in this issue, as we learn
more about the Black Hole Aliens and see the final battle
with Godzilla, the All-Terraintula and the Dianii, the
end feels rushed as the Dianii Ship is brought down
rather quickly. Although, in defense of the story, there is not much else they could have done
with it that might not have felt dragged out.
The artwork, unfortunately, is downgraded from
the previous issues in the series and the lead characters,
once again, change drastically in appearance. Kazushi
is the most noticeable, as he looks remarkably similar
to Kurt Russell. Another noticeable flaw is the apparent
change in art direction every few pages. This same approach,
having several artists work on the comic and dividing
the work load into sections, was used on the previous
comic to great affect, but doesn't work at all here
as the art as a whole is subpar and very inconsistent.
The dialogue, for the most part, is pretty good; the
line about the saucers could have been better, but is
really the only blemish. The cover is once again very
impressive, although it is hard to make out what is
going on at first. Arthur Adams is at the top of his
game here, in what would be, sadly, his final cover
for the series.
Overall, not a highlight of the story arc, but the Black Hole Alien plot brings some nice familiarity for movie fans and make the issue as a whole a worthwhile read.