Godzilla in Hell #2

Godzilla in Hell #2

Writer: Bob Eggleton Artist: Bob Eggleton Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: August 26, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 16
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Godzilla descends further into the pit! Godzilla navigates a city that can never be destroyed as demonic versions of his greatest foes wait for the perfect moment to strike!

  • 10
    Flickering Myth - Jessie Robertson Aug 26, 2015

    It looks like a different creator is tackling each individual issue of this series and after looking through issue #2, it's a steeper mountain to climb to top this book than Godzilla has ahead of him taking down King Ghidorah. The painting done on these pages is unparalleled; it depicts Godzilla as a god-like figure, embarking on a lone gunman's journey to right the wrongs of this world; the epic quest you learned about in school, in its fullest and richest form. I could stare at this artwork all day. Absolutely brilliant work here. Read Full Review

  • 10
    The Fandom Post - Alex Henning May 21, 2016

    Literally everything about this book amazed me. The art, the writing, and the blend of styles they had made for an exciting read that kept me reading it over and over. Even for those who may not be fans of Godzilla, this book still gives plenty to adore about it. Sure, it's probably better if you are a fan, but there are other things to admire here for sure. It's weird to have a comic with no actual dialogue whatsoever, but the narrator is enjoyable enough. The presentation breathes life into the comic in a way I don't think I have ever seen before. Godzilla is whisked away quickly by the ongoing events, and this did admittedly leave a sort of longing in me. I wanted the scenes with the demon monsters to last longer, but the creators had their own ideas in mind. Either way, this is an incredible issue in a series that I'm finding to be way more heavily impressive than I thought it would be. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comix I Read - Kyle Pitman Aug 29, 2015

    Godzilla in Hell #2 is much heavier than last month, with Godzilla's story being told with the weight of a legend. If you're not reading this book, you're missing out on one of the most creative and gorgeous series out there. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    We The Nerdy - Jack Johnston Aug 25, 2015

    Godzilla In Hell #2 is a fantastic journey from start to finish and is laden withfan favourites of the series. If you missed #1 then this is still the perfect opportunity to jump on board (I'd even say a better opportunity) and you won't be disappointed. I really can't stress how impressed I am by the art, it's so cool that I'm planning on buying two copies; one to keep and read and another to take my favourite panels from and create a sort of collage. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Fanboys Inc - Jeff Ayers Aug 26, 2015

    Fans of Godzilla, or Bob Eggleton's work, will absolutely fall in love with this issue. It also is a wonderful chapter two that fits very nicely with the first issue. I hope the series can retain this momentum and keep up the good work going into issue 3. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicWow!TV - AD Boorman Aug 25, 2015

    Like so many round-robin style efforts, this miniseries gives many different storytellers the ability to contribute their own style, both in art and in writing, to move a story along.  Each showcases their own interpretation of character, plot, and setting.  Each brings their own interpretation of the theme.  This second issue is significantly different from the first.  Neither is superior to the other; each gives the reader a different set of lenses through which to observe the theme: GODZILLA IN HELL. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Daniel Alvarez Aug 25, 2015

    Overall, Godzilla's second issue into Hell is an engaging read from beginning to end. If Alex Ross is the painter of superheroes, Eggleton is the painter of giant monsters. Every page is fantastic to look at. Truly, the art is a masterpiece. The issue still presents the story in rather vague terms, and feels like we're almost getting something half the price of $4 since the issue can literally be read in less than eight minutes. Still, as a Godzilla fan, this is a must-have. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - Nick Nafpliotis Aug 25, 2015

    I was a little disappointed when I realized this miniseries was going to be an anthology instead of a connected story, but this issue officially has me on board with the format. Godzilla may be in Hell, but this book will make his fans feels like they've died and gone to heaven. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Graphic Policy - Daphne S Sep 3, 2015

    If you love Godzilla, you're probably already finished reading your copy of this comic book, and if you aren't or only have a vague interest in kaiju, you still owe it to yourself to check this comic out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Claire Stevenson Aug 26, 2015

    Unlike the previous issue, each panel resembles a painting, with Eggleton citing several artists as his inspiration. The effect is simply stunning. I doubt the term gorgeous has ever been used to describe a Godzilla comic before, but to hell with it (pardon the pun), Im using it. It is that beautiful Id pick this one up even if you arent usually a fan. Ill admit, this little plot is unlikely to be to everyones tastes, but for me, the overall package delivers nonetheless. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    SnapPow.com - John McCubbin Aug 25, 2015

    Godzilla in Hell may not have gotten of to a flying start, but this second entry certainly starts showing the promise that such a concept has. Having sensational art and an engaging plot, the creator definitely does this monster justice, and all I can hope is that the next creator does the same. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    First Comics News - Richard Vasseur Oct 2, 2015

    Godzilla is on a journey through Hell the questions are why and how? Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Geeked Out Nation - Grant Raycroft Aug 30, 2015

    Short on plot, character, and story, Godzilla in Hell #2 makes up for it's off the bat short comings by capturing the essence of what makes giant monsters so horrifying and grand, truly terrible lizards if there were any. This is a book to pick up for its artwork as Bob Eggleton is a master at his craft depicting these titans. This miniseries by it's very nature is a paradox. A character study of one of cinema's most speechless characters, an drama playing out between creatures typically portrayed by men in hot uncomfortable costumes but it captures what makes Godzilla such an endearing stable of pop culture. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Front Towards Gamer - Lido Aug 28, 2015

    Unlike issue 1, Godzilla in Hell #2 is punctuated with a lot of narration, represented eloquently by letterer Chris Mowry in a very biblical script. The way the narration is written it's clearly meant to evoke aspects of Judeo-Christian mythology, specifically drawn from the book of Revelations and Christian myth. Godzilla is referred to as Leviathan, the beast that swallowed Jobe, the 4 realms of Hell are color coded to match the Horseman of the apocalypse, and Ghidorah is referred to as the great dragon, directly paralleling revelations. The biblical apocrypha is enjoyable and lends the story a sense of elegance and archaic grandeur but it's ultimately a little too slap dash to be truly meaningful. Still, as a simple exercise in wedding classic Kaiju monster mash action to the visual solemnity and narrative artifice of Judeo-Christian myth Godzilla In Hell is an incredibly enjoyable read. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Pablo Arriaga Aug 26, 2015

    Eggleton got too much in the way of his own narrative to allow the story to tell itself. In the afterword of the comic, he shared some of the process of making this comic, which proves to be fascinating when it came to the art of the book, but I wish he could share what went into the writing. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Horror Talk - James Ferguson Sep 2, 2015

    At the end of the day, this is a comic of big monsters punching other big monsters. There's not much here in terms of substance. The artwork makes up for this to an extent, but there's really not much else to latch on to. It's not like you get into the deep inner workings of Godzilla or even understand why he's fighting these other creatures. He literally walks into a new area and starts swinging. I'd like to know a little bit more or get the smallest hint of character development, but I'm not sure what I was expecting. This is a Godzilla comic. It's about destruction and kaiju. That's it really. Read Full Review

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