Godzilla #1

Godzilla #1

Writer: Duane Swierczynski Artist: Simon Gane Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: May 23, 2012 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12
7.6Critic Rating
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  • 10
    Fanboy Buzz - TaliAdina May 22, 2012

    Duane Swierczynski and Simon Cane are a great creative team for this series and this series has made a great impression for readers old and new. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes May 30, 2012

    It's only the first issue, so I'm hoping next issue to see more Godzilla action, but for a set-up story this is worth checking out. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Multiversity Comics - Walt Richardson May 25, 2012

    The new "Godzilla" may just be dumb fun, but it is some of the best dumb fun I have had in quite a while. Wednesday is a couple days past now, but I am sure some of you will be in your comic shop over the weekend; if, while you are in there, the eye-catching Art Adams cover does its job, you will probably find your eye settling on this. I guarantee that it is worth opening that cover to see what lies inside. Just don't blame me when you find yourself walking out of your store a few dollars short. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Ryan K. Lindsay May 24, 2012

    "Godzilla" #1 is one hell of a rumbling action romp. You'll laugh a few times, you'll pause for that brief moment as you feel bad and mostly you'll just nod along to the beats of the destructive drum. If you dig the "Godzilla" films for what they are, then you'll see this comic is exactly as it should be. Come along, have some fun and let the good times roll. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero May 14, 2014

    These things are insignificant. People aren't going to a Godzilla movie for the human actors or the detail to the cities that get ravaged. It's all about Godzilla, monster fights, and detailed destruction. That is what you'll get here. There is a story. There is a reason for the destruction. It's not just a shiny glossy movie with giant action scenes. It's a Godzilla movie, pretty much exactly like you want to see. And if hearing Godzilla's first big roar doesn't bring a big old smile to your face, then it's time for you to get to know the true glory of Godzilla. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicosity - Brett Monro May 23, 2012

    This comic isnt just Godzilla; there are other giant monsters in tow as well. The fun has been brought in this book, and I hope that it keeps up. This is a very interesting beginning to a comic that could have been much less; as long as they carry on this path, then they will keep me as a reader. For now, I will have to just sit back in my giant-monster-proof tower and wait for the skreeeee-onnnnnk signaling the arrival of the next issueor perhaps my doom. Gojira! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Rob McMonigal May 22, 2012

    Licensed comics are a tricky thing to get right, as not all properties make the transition from screen to comic very well. Godzilla by nature has a heavy emphasis on its visual elements, making it a good candidate for the move to the printed page, as long as the right writer is found who can craft a story that blends the two genres together. Swierczynski does that very well here with the aid of Gane. It's early yet, but so farGodzilla #1 is a great comic that monster movie fans will love. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Addicts - Anupam Sarkar May 30, 2012

    In case you love the Godzilla movies and dig punch-lines and awesome Pulpy titles, then this issue's tailor made for you. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Crave Online - Andy Hunsaker May 25, 2012

    In the end, Godzilla #1 doesn't do much to blow us away, but it's certainly teeing up for what could be a compelling Sisyphean effort on the part of the most rugged of humankind against the unstoppable tide of destruction. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring May 23, 2012

    It's an ok start to a series that seems like it has a lot of promise. I'm glad the series was rebooted, and it makes sense to do so with this story. I really liked the lead character of this book, Boxer, and how it reads like an over-the-top 90s action film. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli May 26, 2012

    Godzilla is a niche genre. The reader is probably going to love it because they already love the title character or monsters in general. On the other hand, the book is a tough sell if it is written just from the human aspect of the story and might not be a fast enough book for the diehard fans. This issue strikes a balance but still leans more towards characters instead of plot. It will be interesting to see how this proceeds and if it can balance monster action, character work and plot. This is a good start. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    A Comic Book Blog - Geoff Arbuckle May 24, 2012

    Godzilla, as a concept, is sometimes best served as a big, “dumb”, high action/adventure romp. Feature how the humans will win the day, but don't mire it in a shallow emotional story that plays off as cliched, big, dumb attempt to tear jerk a la Michael Bay. Read Full Review

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