Godzilla: Monsters & Protectors #1

Writer: Erik Burnham Artist: Dan Schoening Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: April 21, 2021 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 8
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Godzilla roars back into comics!
"Rise Up!" Part 1: When a coldly single-minded businessman uses an untested element to create clean energy for a profit, he inadvertently awakens the beast from the deep--Godzilla! Sensing the harm the new energy poses to the planet, Godzilla attacks the heart of the problem--humankind! It will be up to three intrepid middle-school students--with a little magic help from Infant Island--to show Godzilla that not all humans are bad... and that there is still hope for Planet Earth. Reuniting the blockbuster creative team of writer Erik Burnham, artist Dan Schoening, and colorist Luis Antonio D more

  • 9.0
    BGCP - Michael Lennox Apr 19, 2021

    I really liked this climate-based story with Godzilla acting as the planets immune system and humanity as the virus. For kids keen to see more environmental stories in comics this is a good read. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - Ronnie Gorham Apr 21, 2021

    Godzilla: Monsters & Protectors #1 is an inviting setup to what looks to be a great addition to the Godzilla legacy. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Anthony Wendel Apr 20, 2021

    A fantastic start of a Godzilla series ideal for young readers. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Multiversity Comics - Conor Spielberg Apr 26, 2021

    A welcomed stylised take on Godzilla that leans into its campier tones with a modern update Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Robert Reed Apr 21, 2021

    Ultimately, Godzilla: Monsters and Protectors gets off the ground with an effective debut, but one that hasn't yet made its mark. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    But Why Tho? - Charles Hartford Apr 21, 2021

    So, when I take it all together Godzilla: Monsters and Protectors #1 does a good job of presenting its premise through its accurately depicted narrator. Whether or not this books simple, but fun presentation will work for you rests largely on whether or not this voice is one you want delivering a story to you. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bookcase - T.W. Worn Apr 21, 2021

    Godzilla: Monsters & Protectors #1 is a fun romp through the monster's identity. While it may be directed towards younger readers, any fan of Godzilla will enjoy seeing the monster in action. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Connor Casey Apr 21, 2021

    From its story structure to its characters to its art design, everything about Godzilla: Monster & Protectors #1 screams Saturday morning cartoon. Read Full Review

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