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NEW Godzilla series from James Stokoe

Postby Captain Aktion » Sat Mar 31, 2012 11:12 am

Looks like James Stokoe (Orc Stain) will have a new G series coming form IDW. Godzilla: Half Century War. Looks amazing...

http://www.comicsalliance.com/2012/03/31/james-stokoe-godzilla-idw/
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Re: NEW Godzilla series from James Stokoe

Postby Shōbijin » Sat Mar 31, 2012 11:37 am

The art seems kinda Akira-ish.
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Re: NEW Godzilla series from James Stokoe

Postby UnCanny Studios » Sat Mar 31, 2012 11:46 am

Oh hell yes. I'm loving this.
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Re: NEW Godzilla series from James Stokoe

Postby Cimmerian Dragon » Sat Mar 31, 2012 11:48 am

"What's great about the movies, is there is no hard continuity," said editor Bobby Curnow. "The Godzilla movies of the '60s are not necessarily part of the history of Godzilla in the '90s. So the films themselves support this type of approach. No difficult history to get bogged down in. Just jump in and enjoy the ride."

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I do enjoy solid continuity, but there is an undeniable benefit to being free to adapt a familiar character however the storyteller sees fit. Too bad the Millennium films (for the most part) didn't really stretch the formula as far as the potential allowed. I'm glad IDW is giving us these unrelated tales from the Godzilla-multiverse, as it were. Legends really gets points for running with that. With this new title (like G&G before it) IDW continues to give us a nice chance to see different creators and approaches to the material. Yeah, KoM ended up being, *ahem*, not to my taste, but everything else in the line has appealed to me on some level or another.
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Re: NEW Godzilla series from James Stokoe

Postby Captain Aktion » Sat Mar 31, 2012 11:53 am

Anybody else actually read any Orc Stain? He's a pretty interesting writer as well as being a hell of an artist.
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Re: NEW Godzilla series from James Stokoe

Postby UnCanny Studios » Sat Mar 31, 2012 11:55 am

Cimmerian Dragon wrote:I do enjoy solid continuity, but there is an undeniable benefit to being free to adapt a familiar character however the storyteller sees fit. Too bad the Millennium films (for the most part) didn't really stretch the formula as far as the potential allowed. I'm glad IDW is giving us these unrelated tales from the Godzilla-multiverse, as it were. Legends really gets points for running with that. With this new title (like G&G before it) IDW continues to give us a nice chance to see different creators and approaches to the material. Yeah, KoM ended up being, *ahem*, not to my taste, but everything else in the line has appealed to me on some level or another.


Ditto 100%. I need to buy issue #12 of KOM just so I can have the full line in my possession, but I just didn't care for those comics much at all.

Gangsters & Goliaths, on the other hand, rocked my world. I loved them so much I made motion comics out of the first two issues:

http://youtu.be/Shj61xPdZQY

Legends was great as well, especially Titanosaurus and Hedorah's outings. Two of my favorite comics of all time.

I'm really looking forward to this miniseries, though. The artwork combined with the color pallet is killer.
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Re: NEW Godzilla series from James Stokoe

Postby ゴジラ » Sat Mar 31, 2012 11:58 am

I can't wait for this! Although I have to say, the Godzilla within the preview looks mostly like Kiryu-Goji, I find this to be a decent break away from the Heisei design (Which has mostly be used often). I look forward to this mini-series, the art is awesome and Godzilla looks extremely well done, the destruction is sweet, and the colors deliver.
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Re: NEW Godzilla series from James Stokoe

Postby Captain Aktion » Sat Mar 31, 2012 12:04 pm

Haha, already two comments on the color...Stokoe uses more gradients on one page than any 5 other comics use combined. He makes it work, but it's not for every style. His "hyper-detailed" style takes full advantage of it, but I'd hate to see, say, Geoff Darrow colored this way; I think it'd look muddy and take away from his line work. This looks pretty amazing and I love the little things, like G's roar. Can't wait; the story even sounds great.
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Re: NEW Godzilla series from James Stokoe

Postby ZillaMaster91 » Sat Mar 31, 2012 1:54 pm

Good God this looks awesome!
Godzilla: Half Century War appears to be another GREAT mini series!
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Re: NEW Godzilla series from James Stokoe

Postby Destroyer » Sat Mar 31, 2012 2:07 pm

Godzilla looks amazing in that picture. I gotta say that may be my favorite representation of him in a comic.
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Re: NEW Godzilla series from James Stokoe

Postby Hipster Thor » Sat Mar 31, 2012 2:55 pm

Cimmerian Dragon wrote:
"What's great about the movies, is there is no hard continuity," said editor Bobby Curnow. "The Godzilla movies of the '60s are not necessarily part of the history of Godzilla in the '90s. So the films themselves support this type of approach. No difficult history to get bogged down in. Just jump in and enjoy the ride."

I like this guy.



I actually see it as one of the franchises major detractors in terms of attracting new fans. I'll explain mor ein a threa dpost I;m working on for the General Toho Films thread.
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Re: NEW Godzilla series from James Stokoe

Postby Cimmerian Dragon » Sat Mar 31, 2012 3:59 pm

That's down to personal preference. Obviously, I'm not a new to Godzilla, so I couldn't care less. I do see how a confusing number of continuities could confuse new fans, however. I don't think that it should be all that difficult for them to figure out though. Two minutes on the internet should be able to clear up any confusion.
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Re: NEW Godzilla series from James Stokoe

Postby Master-Spiff » Sat Mar 31, 2012 4:54 pm

Captain Aktion wrote:Looks like James Stokoe (Orc Stain) will have a new G series coming form IDW. Godzilla: Half Century War. Looks amazing...

http://www.comicsalliance.com/2012/03/31/james-stokoe-godzilla-idw/


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Re: NEW Godzilla series from James Stokoe

Postby Rody » Sat Mar 31, 2012 5:42 pm

This sounds really good.

The artwork is pretty impressive, though the humans look rather cartoony.

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Re: NEW Godzilla series from James Stokoe

Postby Captain Aktion » Sun Apr 01, 2012 12:15 am

Just in case anybody hadn't noticed yet, but that splash page makes an AMAZING wallpaper...
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Re: NEW Godzilla series from James Stokoe

Postby Gorosaurus Rex » Sun Apr 01, 2012 6:23 am

Svitska Donkun wrote:
Cimmerian Dragon wrote:
"What's great about the movies, is there is no hard continuity," said editor Bobby Curnow. "The Godzilla movies of the '60s are not necessarily part of the history of Godzilla in the '90s. So the films themselves support this type of approach. No difficult history to get bogged down in. Just jump in and enjoy the ride."

I like this guy.



I actually see it as one of the franchises major detractors in terms of attracting new fans. I'll explain mor ein a threa dpost I;m working on for the General Toho Films thread.


Oh boy...I just can't wait...


Anyways, this looks pretty solid. The artwork is pretty damn cool, and the concept is certainly kind of neat. Not sure what I think about the graffiti art Godzilla roar though.
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Re: NEW Godzilla series from James Stokoe

Postby Living Corpse » Sun Apr 01, 2012 8:55 am

*looks at art*

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Re: NEW Godzilla series from James Stokoe

Postby KaijuX » Sun Apr 01, 2012 5:32 pm

Shōbijin wrote:The art seems kinda Akira-ish.

Well, I guess now we have a good idea on what Godzilla would've looked like if he were in Akira, lol.

Man, this is going to be awesome. It's a darn shame I'm going to have to wait for the Trade... But then again... Hmmm... We'll see. But this looks good no less. :)
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Re: NEW Godzilla series from James Stokoe

Postby SJM925 » Sun Apr 01, 2012 5:39 pm

OH BOY, MORE INSIGHTFUL SEDIMENTS!



Please.... No more comics..... I don't need to spend more money.
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Re: NEW Godzilla series from James Stokoe

Postby KaijuX » Sun Apr 01, 2012 6:14 pm

GreenAiden555 wrote:Please.... No more comics..... I don't need to spend more money.

You can wait for the Trade, ya know. :P
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