Really? I for one am looking forward to the whole Bounty Hunter angle.
I get what you're feeling though. I was skeptical of Gangsters and Goliaths before it came out. Cops, Gangsters, and Giant Monsters never were an expected mix, but with a good creative team, they managed to pull it off. Now, it's perhaps my favorite of IDW's Godzilla comics.
I just hope GODZILLA has that same creativity that Gangsters and Goliaths had. The only thing I'm dreading is Gane's artwork. I found it a bit bland and unappealing in Legends #2. I'll give it a chance in GODZILLA though for at least it'll be associated with a (hopefully) better story than a emo kid's revenge on his bully from school.
I hope you are right. As I said, it's nice to see Bobby Curnow and co. try something new and attempt to rectify things and make up for the incomprehensible awfulness that was KOM
. Yet, I am just not buying into this whole "bounty hunter" angle. I have a tough time believing that countries would seriously turn to mere "bounty hunters" when their own whole armies and nuclear arsenal have no effect, and it runs of risk of trivializing the monsters, all of which should be unstoppable terrors that cannot be taken down by mere bountry hunters (sorry, but this ain't Dog the Bounty Hunter). Even for a G story, it seems far-fetched and silly. Also, making it connected/in the same timeline as the KOM
story arc is a very *BAD*
move (they need to just ignore that God-awful story arc and never revisit KOM
again). But who knows, maybe it will turn out well (hopefully), and with the likes of Powell/Marsh/Dos Santos removed from this title (all three should be banned for life from working on G comics), perhaps there is light at the end of the tunnel.
I am definitely willing to give the new crew a chance to see what they bring to the table. Bobby Curnow seems like a decent guy, and unlike the fake "fan" Powell ("I am huge G fan 'cause I owned an imperial Godzilla figure when I was a kid!!!!"
), Curnow *seems* to have more genuine respect for Godzilla than both Powell/Marsh. However, after being suckered in/getting my hopes up for KOM
when it first came out, I am choosing to wait and see before actually investing in this title.
I know some may disagree, but I really wish G: Legends
was IDW's main title; instead, it's ending in May.
Hopefully we will see more from this series.