Godzilla: Cataclysm #2

Godzilla: Cataclysm #2

Writer: Cullen Bunn Artist: Dave Wachter Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: September 17, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10
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An angry Godzilla returns to do battle once again! With Biollante and Mothra awakening both fears and hopes in humanity, only Hiroshi has a glimpse at the terrible truth! Will his village survive the monsters terrible onslaught?

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Carl Boehm Sep 17, 2014

    Although the art got a little dicey to see at times, the presentation and detailing of the monsters made up for that in big ways. Coupled with a very imaginative and highly cerebral concept, this series now stands to be one of the best versions of Godzilla in comic form. There's a great deal to live up to in issue three, so let's hope this streak of brilliance persists. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - Shaun Ketchion Sep 17, 2014

    A strong second issue and a great introductory issue if you are late in reading the series. Worth picking up if you are a Kaiju fan or want an intro to the genre. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - Nick Nafpliotis Sep 16, 2014

    This isn't just a big ole monster slugfest, though. Bunn took the opening chapter's simplicity (Monsters Were Gone. Monsters Come Back) and in one ominous panel hooks us with a potentially fascinating story idea. He also uses that story angle to give us a different type of Godzilla. This one isn't our destructive savior or a monster that we root for (yet). It's a vengeful force of nature. That might be a little hard to swallow at first, but it also makes for one heck of a terrifying villain.When you frame all of this great story work with Watcher's art, you get what's shaping up to be a legendary miniseries for one of IDW's biggest franchises. This one could still go off the rails, but right now, Godzilla: Cataclysm is currently providing the Big G comic I desperately wanted after seeing the movie this summer. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Therapy - Cody "The Thorverine" Ferrell Sep 17, 2014

    Godzilla really lets loose this month. Bunn, Wachter, and Mowry give us want we want and a little more. The first issue was a nice enough teaser, but the second outing is where things really get going in big and exciting ways. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - RobertJCross Sep 18, 2014

    Love this comic and it's shaping up to be a great addition to the Godzilla franchise. BUY IT! Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Graphic Policy - Matt Petras Sep 16, 2014

    While it didn't have quite the impact on me that the first issue did, this one convinced me more so that this is going to be something special when it's all done with. Godzilla Cataclysm is a kick-ass comic book, filled with enough monster-worship to quench the thirst of even the most hardcore Godzilla fan. If you're too lame to jump on now, I implore you to at least pick up the trade when it inevitably hits store shelves. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Erik Gonzalez Sep 18, 2014

    With the creative team very focused on the human characters and their struggles, the book becomes three-dimensional and elevates it from just another Godzilla comic where he will fight the monster of the month. Devotees of Biollante and Godzilla will find this issue an absolute fan delight, just as I did. Those who love just a good science fiction or post-apocalyptic tale should definitely check out Godzilla: Cataclysm. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Daniel Alvarez Sep 17, 2014

    Overall, a solid second issue. The story continues to be engaging and thankfully introduces a few intriguing plot points turning away from the generic aspects of the first issue.The fight between Godzilla and Biollante is great with an added sense of grittiness not seen in other G comics. So far the only character who is mildly interesting is Hiroshi, hopefully that changes in the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Noah Sharma Sep 21, 2014

    Godzilla: Cataclysm #2 begins to lay out the conflict of the series, seeing us through the first real monster brawl and implying that Hiroshi is hiding something, some kind of attempt to act on the stage reserved for gods. It remains a fascinating take on the Kaiju genre and presents one of the strongest representations of Godzilla's character, but Bunn could stand to use his time more effectively, while Wachter's work last month has left me spoiled. The ideas are much fuller this go around, but the pacing is strained and the book just doesn't have the same glow about it as in issue #1. Still, for an issue that could be so much more than it is, it does an impressive job of making you want to come back for more. Next month's issue will determine whether the recurrent problems form a pattern but, if issue #3 can break away from the troubles that plagued its predecessors, there's plenty here that hints towards a memorable addition to Godzilla's comic legacy. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Big Comic Page - Andrew Stevens Sep 17, 2014

    I really hope that the hints given in this issue eventually help to justify this series existence, as right now we are not being given a unique story to fit the unique setting. Read Full Review

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