Firstly, thanks guys for the kind words on my G #2 cover
I'm actually working on fixing Boxer's pose right now so expect that later tonight!
Now, on to the other topic -
Svitska Donkun wrote:Why are these Godzilla comic books never about Godzilla? He's the hero character whether he does some bad things or not. I don;t know how I feel about some lame bounty hunter getting thrashed by Godzilla issue after issue, because you would never want him to win. And if the bounty hunter did win, all Hell would break lose amongst the fans. The character is completely nonsensical. And how come Godzilla always has to be the "ultimate threat"? How about making Spacegodzilla, or Destoroyah, or Desighidorah the ultimate threat and have the comic focus on Godzilla trying to defeat it? You know, make Godzilla a character NOT an obstacle, like friggin' Bob Cornow said he wanted in the interview with TK. I'm getting sick of these books treating Godzilla like an obstacle. Legends did it RIGHT. Do that, but put it all in one continuity. G-Force and the Psychic Squad work best in these kinds of books because they work with Godzilla as often as they try to stop him from destroying cities. They never kill him, all they want to do is study him and make sure he doesn't stumble into cities. It's more regulation than out to destroy. That way, you can root for everyone equally. Now, when I buy these books, I have to sit through a main character I'm waiting for Godzilla to just skreeonk kill. God,these books are uncreative, narrow, and silly. I could write better books. I could write infinitely better books. I'd probably go with a world setting similar to what was seen in GL # 3 and mix in elements of G-force, such as GL#1 and GL#4. Then expand and create one long massive storyline, and try not to focus on Godzilla every issue. And when a famous enemy appears, like Gigan, or Hedorah, that should like, be a 3 issue mini-arch at least.
You have to understand, Toho's current stance is that Godzilla isn't the "hero." At best he's the anti-hero - a large gun that, if your lucky, gets pointed in the direction of a (slightly) bigger threat.
You also seem to be passing judgement on a story that you haven't read yet or really even know what it's about. Based on the preliminary story elements that I've read, this will be the story that will unite more of the fandom than just about any of the Godzilla comics previously. It may even satisfy you
Oh yeah, and "friggin' Bob Curnow"? Bobby is absolutely dedicated to making these books as good as can be. All I can ask if for you to give this new book a chance, especially
since you haven't even read it yet.
EDIT - A few hours later - I do appreciate that you liked Legends as much as you did. But these comics as a whole are an opportunity to tell a variety of stories. If we try to please everyone, with every story, we please no one.