It isn't conderacting if i'm pissed.
Svitska Donkun wrote: Art was some of the worst I've seen in a comic, ever.
SuperSaiyan4Godzilla wrote:And Godzilla isn't Pixar. The latter deals with children. The former deals with adults who behave like children.
kaijukurt wrote:Yeah, how did he survive it?
Svitska Donkun wrote:Art was some of the worst I've seen in a comic, ever.
Well, here we are. "From A Great Height," the final issue of Godzilla Legends.
Is it the same level of epicness as issues #1, #3 and #4? Well, no. It isn't. But is it still a good, fun story? Yes, it is.
The story revolves around Bryson Allworth, a long-retired daredevil, telling the tale of when he was called out of retirement by the government to climb Godzilla and gather tissue samples and the like for study. After a long, grueling climb, Bryson makes it to Godzilla's neck, only for Kumonga to appear and attack the Monster King.
While not entirely original (Dark Horse did almost the exact same concept in one of their issues), it's not a bad story, and it's different enough from the Dark Horse comic. Bryson's a likeable enough character and you even begin to root for him as he climbs Godzilla and hangs on for dear life as he battles Kumonga. The giant spider's role is not nearly as prominent as Hedorah's in the last issue, unfortunately. His part in the story is more along the lines of Titanosaurus' in "Secrets." However, Kumonga's smaller role seems more noticeable here. True, Titanosaurus didn't have a large role, but he was without a doubt the story's kaiju star. Here, Kumonga just shows up out of nowhere to attack Godzilla, who the story is really about.
The art by Dean Haspiel has an admittedly rocky start (the establishing shot of Godzilla on the second page is sort of eyebrow-raising), but it grows on you over the course of the issue. The close up of Godzilla's face as he watches the sunset at the end is very nice. And while his Godzilla looks odd at times, Haspiel brings forth a very nice-looking Final Wars Kumonga to challenge him.
A couple oddities in the story that deserve mention:
During his climb, Bryson encounters a pair of birds having nested amongst Godzilla's dorsal fins, which have been badly mutated and deformed by Godzilla's radiation. While I understand what they're going for and it's a fun, if again not entirely original, scene, it doesn't quite make much sense. The giant sea louse from Godzilla 1985 and the Dark Horse comic does, as it would attach to Godzilla, then get irradiated. But birds? I can't imagine they'd stay on Godzilla for more than a moment, with all the moving around and fighting he does. And long enough to nest and mutate? I dunno, it might be nitpicking, but it just kinda seems like pointless filler, as the birds don't even attack Bryson or serve any purpose other than "Looky!"
Next, for the second time in a IDW comic... Somebody survives a nuclear explosion for no real reason. Apparently, the government made Bryson's radiation suit out of the Battra Twins' clothes, because it allows him to survive Godzilla's nuclear pulse completely unharmed. WHY DOES THIS KEEP HAPPENING? This is like if Shindo survived Godzila's blast in Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah.
Hellspawn28 wrote:Svitska Donkun wrote:Art was some of the worst I've seen in a comic, ever.
I take it that you didn't see any art from early 90's Image Comics that Rob Liefeld work on? The art work is pretty meh but I seen much worst.
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eabaker wrote:Jake Jaguar is asking too many questions about this whole Mulwraygalon affair...
Cimmerian Dragon wrote:Yup, I enjoyed it too. Not as much as the Titano issue, but pretty damn close.
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