Godzilla: Half-Century War #4

Writer: James Stokoe Artist: James Stokoe Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: January 2, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 1
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New technologies and new recruits lead the AMF now, while Ota and Kentaro are stuck watching. But when a new threat comes to town from space, technology and young blood mean nothing. Will the grizzled vets be able to save the day? Don't miss this action packed issue, it'll have you seeing three Godzillas!

  • 10
    Read Comic Books - Cody Mudge Jan 1, 2013

    If you've missed out on this series so far then I encourage you to pick up the inevitable trade paperback when it is released. This is a Godzilla story for the ages and I'm not sure that I've ever read a better Godzilla story and Stokoe's artwork is more than enough to hook me onto his future works. Half Century War is so much more than just a story featuring a massive over-grown lizard tearing across the world, it's a story filled with metaphor and symbolism, and it's rich with fantastic character moments featuring a strong and interesting lead. You really can't ask for a better limited series than this. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Carl Boehm Jan 2, 2013

    The art of the book is distinct, yet some parts do remind me of Katsuhiro Otomo’s work. There is great attention to detail, particularly in the buildings. Stokoe illustrates Godzilla with fearsome menace, and the additional monsters have just as much tenacity in their design. This is an amazing book that sadly ends with the next issue. For now, savor this example of how to perfectly execute a Godzilla story. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Daniel Alvarez Jan 1, 2013

    Overall, the Half CenturyWar once again doesn't fail to be a great comic both longtime Godzilla fans and new readers could enjoy. The King hasn't been written like this since Gangsters and Goliaths, another great mini-series. We get to see Spacegodzilla use his his rather odd powers, such as telekinesis on Godzilla, the battle doesn't disappoint. Even Mechagodzilla gets some great page-time, fighting Godzilla and even helping out in the final battle. Oh, and the ending is truly cool, a nice homage to one of the films. You can bet the final issue of the Half Century Warwill be a fine closure to this epic mini-series. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Scott Cederlund Jan 7, 2013

    That little bit of thoughts of our own place in this wild universe adds a bit of texture to Stokoe's writing about monsters, robots and aliens in this issue. It's fun seeing giant kaiju fight and battle but that's not really a story. Godzilla fighting Space Godzilla isn't doesn't offer much other than the thrill of Stokoe's magnificent drawings bringing these creatures to life. The story that Stokoe offers in Murakami, a man whose obsessions have cost him a life, gets to the soul of Godzilla: Half Century War #5. In Murakami, we find a man who has outlived his obsessions and is stuck wondering what's next? Read Full Review

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