Godzilla: War For Humanity #1

Writer: Andrew MacLean Artist: Jake Smith Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: August 16, 2023 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 3
6.7Critic Rating
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"Godzilla saved us that day." When Dr. Yuko Honda was young, she was chased by Hedorah, the smog monster, and thought it was all over... until Godzilla saved her! Now a respected professor and writer, she's dedicated her life to showing that while Godzilla may be a monster, that doesn't mean it and the other kaiju are enemies. Unfortunately, when a strange new monster emerges, her belief in the good of Godzilla will be put to the test. If Godzilla doesn't defend them, what can humanity do against the might of Zoospora?

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Aug 16, 2023

    Godzilla: War for Humanity #1 delivers exactly what I want from a Godzilla comic, which is a vision I wasn't expecting. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Aug 16, 2023

    Godzilla: War for Humanity #1 delves into the complex perceptions surrounding Godzilla, depicting him both as a symbol of hope and a potential menace. The issue struggles with the common Godzilla media pitfall of limited screen time for the titular creature, leading to a somewhat forced inclusion later on. The art by Jake Smith is detailed and visually pleasing, yet some readers may find its style at odds with the seriousness of the subject matter. In summary, the comic brings a fresh perspective to the Kaiju genre but could benefit from more even-handed storytelling and an art style that aligns with its tone. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Multiversity Comics - Joe Skonce Aug 18, 2023

    Despite some well-executed fight sequences, "Godzilla War For Humanity #1 features lackluster characters and a bland story. Read Full Review

  • 10
    derbycomics Aug 17, 2023

    When creators can put a unique spin on a story that has been told countless times in different capacities and still keep it entertaining without sacrificing the source material, you know they’ve done a great job. That’s exactly the case with GODZILLA: THE WAR FOR HUMANITY #1, the debut issue of a four-part miniseries about one of the world’s most famous fictional monsters. Andrew MacLean’s writing and Jack Smith’s art combine for a story about the reptilian kaiju that has been a part of pop culture since 1954 that pays respect to the character’s roots in Japanese culture, while keeping things current with a main story set in the present day.

    Godzilla fans will quickly relate to the dynamic between our main character more

  • 9.0
    Ronin Nov 15, 2023

  • 2.5
    pizzamain Feb 18, 2024

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