Read the issue. Great improvement over KOM, but it still has one crippling issue the other series had. Despite his name being the title the book is not about Godzilla. It's about Soldier of Fortune, Boxer. Godzilla isn't even really a character. This is extremely apparent when you realize that you could replace Godzilla's role in the story with any other monster, and it wouldn't change the story or plot whatsoever. He is that ill-defined. He had no personality, he was just there doing the same old shit every monster does. Anyone else notice how sterile Godzilla's fighting is in these books. Walk, shoot ray, walk, shoot ray. There's no inventiveness in his fighting style that gave him character in the films. Like tripping Kiryu with his tail and then blasting him in the face, or slicing off Megaguirus's arm with a spine. He's just boring plot device with no personality. And I'm frankly getting tired of Bobby saying he treats these monsters as characters and is trying to bring them and the universe to life, when he really just doesn't. He needs to stick a bit closer to the films for inspiration. That's why Legends was such phenomenal mini-series. There's no reason at ALL to exchange Monster character and personality for a human character's personality when the books are about Godzilla supposedly, not about Boxer's issues. Humans in these things generally work better at complimenting the monster action, NOT the other way around. It just says something to me about the lack of creativity on the writers' part. They don't know how to have a non vocal monster drive a story so they rely on these really futile humn characters to give the audience something to relate to. It's really silly. Marvel and Dark Horse were able to have Godzilla drive the story as the lead character PERFECTLY. They should take notes from those series, while taking mythos from the films, like G-Force, Red Bamboo, Planet X, etc.
I like Boxer actually, but he's not why I buy the book. If the Book is titled "Godzilla", I expect each issue to have a story following Godzilla. If ANYTHING, Half Century War should be the new on going, and you should make a spin off series about Boxer as a Kaiju Bounty Hunter. I'd buy it. You wouldn't even need Godzilla in the title. But apparently IDW simply cannot make proper decisions on who to let be in control of the Main ongoing series. It's almost sad how far the spin off series out matches the ongoing in every possible way, yet IDW doesn't respond to fans saying so.
Also, spoilers, the idiots with guns killed the girl, Not Godzilla....so....?
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