Godzilla: Rage Across Time #1

Godzilla: Rage Across Time #1

Writer: Jeremy Robinson, Matt Frank Artist: Matt Frank Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: August 24, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 1
7.2Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

Move over dinosaurs... monsters used to rule the planet! Travel to different time periods to examine the origin of myths that fueled nightmares! In this first installment, Godzilla brings his terror to feudal Japan!
•   From creators who brought you the smash-hit Godzilla in Hell!
•   Every issue will see a new creative team of monstrous talent!

  • 9.6
    The Fandom Post - Alex Henning Sep 1, 2016

    This is a great read. Everything blends together better than some might think. The art is done in an ancient Japanese folktale style, evident in the wat Godzilla's breath is drawn, as well as the Orochi and the people in the story. The dialogue is well written and definitely fits both the characters and the era. It's Feudal Japan, and it's definitely shown as such. Godzilla and the other monsters fit right in this setting, where mythical monsters already play. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Comic Crusaders - Lead Sharp Aug 24, 2016

    You remember the classic Godzilla fight music? I had that playing in my head while reading this, so yeah, that good. 4.8/5 Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Joe Ruggirello Aug 25, 2016

    So far, this looks to be a wonderfully wild ride. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Outright Geekery - Erik Koehn Aug 23, 2016

    Godzilla Rage Across Time #1 is a fun and unique start to what looks to be another great franchise comic from IDW. Robinson and Frank could have played it safe and given us a straightforward comic done in a contemporary style but instead have done a wonderful job of honoring various Japanese aesthetics while maintaining a fun kaiju story that should appeal to all fans. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Claire Stevenson Aug 23, 2016

    Much like In Hell, its likely each book will function as a standalone comic, arguably providing readers with the freedom to dip in and out of the series for only the time periods they like the sound of. However, it does appear there may be an ongoing thread through Race Across Time. The first book introduces a modern day storyline, with two researchers on the hunt to uncover evidence that the legendary lizard does in fact exist. It remains to be seen how big a part this arc will play throughout the series; but my gut tells me, not very. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GWW - Cory Anderson Aug 25, 2016

    With this Race Across Time series, we have already seen stunning art and a story based around Feudal Japan, and with the teasing of the next issue including the "Fall of the Gods" we will get to see Ancient Greece as the archaeological dig site and battleground worthy of myth to prove Godzilla is a timeless natural disaster of which no one is safe. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AiPT! - Nick Nafpliotis Aug 24, 2016

    If Godzilla: Rage Across Time #1 is an indicator of things to come, then I'm definitely along for the ride. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Geek-O-Rama - Rick Aug 30, 2016

    The art has a quasi Japanese-woodcut feel that I really appreciated; the dialogue, as well as the characters, are wonderfully hammy. Godzilla himself is a sight to behold, especially as he issues a savage beatdown upon attacking Mongol hordes. There's a passel of monsters I've never heard of for Godzilla to destroy, as well as the Wonder Twins (or whatever the Geisha fairies are called). It's eve Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    411Mania - RobF Sep 1, 2016

    I think this series is made for the die-hard Godzilla fans only. The art is impressive but the story is not very strong. Perhaps next issues visit to Ancient Greece will improve the narrative. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Bastards - Asa Giannini Aug 24, 2016

    Die-hard fans of Godzilla may find something to enjoy in Rage Across Time, at least in terms of the art, and it's never a truly bad book. But in all the places where it should be exciting and creative, it feels dull and contained. I'll be interested in checking out future issues to see what other art styles are implemented, but with boring ongoing arc and an inconsequential first issue, there's very little else to be interested in. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Bastards - Steven Phillips Aug 24, 2016

    Where will the atomic gorilla whale show up next? Will these stories be confined to Japan? When will he pilot a mech in space? No matter. I'm excited to follow the further adventures of this accidentally heroic monstrosity, wherever they lead him. Read Full Review

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