Godzilla: Gangsters & Goliaths #1

Godzilla: Gangsters & Goliaths #1

Writer: John Layman Artist: Alberto Ponticelli Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: June 15, 2011 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6
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  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Jun 20, 2011

    Sato goes from the company of one type of monster to that of another. In doing so, he finds his own morals stretched and might just possibly be on the verge of becoming a monster himself. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    cxPulp - Andrea Speed Jun 15, 2011

    A breezy read, and great fun for all of us monster movie geeks. If only this issue had bad dubbing; then it would have been perfect. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Jun 14, 2011

    The art on this new Godzilla comic is by former Unknown Soldier illustrator Alberto Ponticelli, and he does great work capturing the huge scope of Monster Island and its destructive residents. He also boasts a gritty style that's in keeping with the harsher, Japanese crime-drama elements in the plot. At times, his work reminded me a bit of the style of J. (Secret Six) Calafiore. I was pleased to get a chance to sample his work this week, as I was just thinking of Ponticelli the other day when I noted he's working on one of DC's 52 new titles this fall, Frankenstein, Agent of S.H.A.D.E.. Judging from what we see here, he's an excellent choice to illustrate the adventures of yet another classic monster. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    IGN - Miguel Perez Jun 15, 2011

    It's disappointing that Gangsters & Goliaths didn't bowl me over the same way Kingdom of Monsters did right out of the gate. There's plenty of room for grounded stories to be told in the Godzilla universe though, so I'll stay optimistic about this title for now. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Jun 21, 2011

    The first issue was a fairly fast read. There isn't a curveball until the very end as the issue serves as a set up more than anything else. At least Layman gives you a taste of what to expect from Godzilla and that's a good thing. This series has the potential to be great and the first issue is only the tip of the iceberg. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Crave Online - Andy Hunsaker Jun 20, 2011

    That said, one feels somewhat compelled to see exactly how Sato plans to use Mothra against a crimelord, and any chance that a Godzilla story manages to find a good hook to keep going is a chance that should be taken. Giant monsters are too cool not to try everything you can to utilize properly. Read Full Review

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