Jessie Robertson reviews Godzilla in Hell #2…
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!
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Just the title intrigued me; I know it’s issue #2 but I have no earthly idea why Godzilla is in Hell. Either this is really strange, or really lame or both.
But, I urge you to take in the first 3 pages of this book, absorb the existential and spiritual narration and let your eyes devour the epic backgrounds of the beautiful painting in this book and you’ll forget every misgiving you may have had before beginning this journey. Godzilla isn’t just in a caricature version of Hell with pitchforked Disney demons and a red guy in a robe; He’s living his own monstrous, mutated Hell before him, littered with the creatures and denizens of his past exploits, sloughing through ruined cities and destroyed civilizations that he helped bring about.
There are a few panels I almost think the narration turns introspective, as if , maybe just for a brief glimpse, we are taken inside the legendary beast’s thoughts; but it continues forward, revealing each former foe reincarnated as demon that blocks Godzilla’s path. The battles aren’t what you would expect after watching the titanic collisions these monsters have waged in the past; but again, you don’t care as witnessing these events unfold in these untouched locations, each battle feeling like it’s taking place on Mount Olympus, from the burning fires of a dead city, to a frozen wasteland of ruined ships and solid ice to the endless ocean, this is a book to be remembered.
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 Bob Eggleton’s work on 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.
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