Godzilla: Half-Century War #2

Godzilla: Half-Century War #2

Writer: James Stokoe Artist: James Stokoe Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: September 19, 2012 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7
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The year is 1967 and Godzilla is on the move... to Vietnam! With a war underway, Godzilla is the last thing the country needs. Lieutenant Murakami follows Godzilla to try out some new tech on the monster, but a super-sized foe named Anguirus might just be the most effective counter-measure. It's a rumble in the jungle, don't miss it!

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Sep 19, 2012

    Although I’m not a huge fan of the monster that was picked for this issue; if you know your Godzilla history you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the level of fore thought put into this series. If you’ve liked any of the Godzilla comics by IDW it’s damn near impossible not to like this series/issue. The art alone is worth checking out, but the fact that the story is just as strong it another plus. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Geekality - Julius Freeman Sep 21, 2012

    You have to give IDW credit here. Whoever decided to hire Stokoe to draw this book knows talent when he sees it. I know we dont give editors enough credit since the names of the writers and artists are on the cover of the book, but if you dont have a good editor in your team, that can make all the difference. Dont wait until the fourth or fifth issue when the hype is at its all time high. Get this book now before the bandwagon comes around. It wont hurt you. Ill admit that the book looks like Orc Stain only with Godzilla in it, but I dont care. I just love looking at anything James Stokoe produces. We also have to give him credit for the skilled writer he really is. The Godzilla craze may be gone, but Stokoe, and IDW, are keeping it alive. Could this be the beginning of another Godzilla craze? I guess well have to wait and see. One thing is for sure, Ill be looking forward to it. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Read Comic Books - Cody Mudge Sep 18, 2012

    To say that Im excited for the next issue of this series is a massive understatement. I eagerly await the next installment in Stokoes series. I will be so surprised if the end of this series isnt even better than the start, based on what Ive read so far. You simply must read this comic. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Daniel Alvarez Sep 19, 2012

    Overall, this is one of the best Godzilla comics IDW has released thus far. It understands Godzilla, gives a fierce/tough Anguirus, and contains a highly detailed fight. Not to mention it has a likable main character. I eagerly await the next issue with the Smog Monster, Hedorah. This will definitely be the series I recommend to people that have never read a Godzilla comic. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    IGN - Benjamin Bailey Sep 19, 2012

    Naturally, the biggest draw of this book is Stokoe's highly detailed artwork. It's incredibly rendered stuff, almost mesmerizing. Stokoe changes the perspective in this issue, with the majority of our view coming from helicopters circling Godzilla as he plows through the countryside. It's not quite as intense as the previous issue's tank scenes, but it's beautiful none the less. The frantic attention to line work makes every page look like something you could hang on your wall. Godzilla: Half Century War is a truly wonderful comic book. You don't just read it, you experience it. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Multiversity Comics - Michelle White Sep 20, 2012

    And so, while we may still be waiting for the thematic weight of this story to show up, the sheer gorgeousness of Stokoe art is making the wait a thrill. The fast pace and economical storytelling, meanwhile, are both working to the series' advantage, zipping us through this old chestnut of a story in a way that makes it feel new. This is definitely a series to see through to the end. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Sep 22, 2012

    Godzilla isn't for everyone and I understand that. However, if you a comic book fan and are looking for something a little out of the ordinary then I urge you to pick this book up. Someday down the line Stokoe's books are going to carry a tremendous weight with them and it's always best to get in on that at the ground floor. Plus, who doesn't want to see some destruction for twenty pages? Read Full Review

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