Godzilla: Legends #1

Godzilla: Legends #1

Writer: Matt Frank Artist: Matt Frank Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: November 16, 2011 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5
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Matt Frank & Jeff Prezenkowski  (w) o Matt Frank (a) o Frank, Art Adams (c)

The Legends begin here! Presenting the first of five spotlight issues, each of which explore a self-contained story centering on one of Godzilla's fearsome foes! In this tale, drawn and co-written by Godzilla superstar artist Matt Frank, Anguirus, the armadillo-esque perpetual underdog, goes toe-to-toe with one of the most devastating monsters of all time-Destroyah! It's a classic tale of David vs. Goliath... monster style!

  • 8.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Nov 26, 2011

    Godzilla is a niche kind of story. I'm not sure how many would find a story about the loser of the Godzilla universe to be appealing but I thought it was great. This is a perfect example of what a comic book can achieve in a single, confined story. This is worth taking a look at. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Multiversity Comics - Chad Bowers Nov 18, 2011

    Would I recommend Godzilla Legends to everybody? Probably not, but I'd definitely say pick it up if you're enjoying the regular series, with the caveat that the two books are very different. Kingdom of Monsters is a more traditional long form piece telling the story of a world terrorized by giant monsters for the very first time, while Godzilla Legends strips away all of the superfluous details and jumps right in and sets two monsters at each others' throats without much regard for who or what is in the middle. This book is the Godzilla equivalent of Batman:Legends of the Dark Knight, and as a longtime fan, I look forward to a series of out of continuity, done-in-one stories, and genuinely hope it does well enough to garner more mini-series like it down the road. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Flip Geeks - Earl Maghirang Nov 18, 2011

    Overall, I'd give Godzilla Legends # 1 a 3. I'd recommend that you get the book, but I'm not saying you should expect a very moving book (not in the calibre of Watchmen or Maus) but its still enjoyable. Plus it's a one and done story so you don't have to pick up the next book in case your not interested in the next character they would spotlight (which in this case is Rodan). Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Nov 15, 2011

    Despite the really limp tagline of "In a world where monsters roam freely, some stories have been lost to time. . . until now. These are Godzilla Legends," this issue is a not so much a legendary tale as it is a story that we just happen into. Anguirus isn't the greatest of all kaiju, nor is he the worst. He's just forgettable, and, unfortunately, so is most of this issue. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Nov 15, 2011

    If you're a Godzilla fan then go ahead and buy this issue. It has great art and few panels of monster fights are definitely worth the price of admission and let's be honest; you're going to buy it any ways. Personally though I was hoping for it to be more entertaining then it was. I think that the ongoing really nailed what a Godzilla comic should be and that this book fell really short of that mark. In the end the cover should have probably said, "Featuring A Whinny Scientist" rather than Anguirus. Read Full Review

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