Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters #3 – AT4W

Godzilla! The King of all monsters! …And he has less panel time than a parody.

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36 Comments on "Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters #3 – AT4W"

Raptor Rex
Guest

This is why when I write comics I tend to write children as being just as productive as the adult characters.’

And you thought the third issue was bad?! Oh-ho, trust me, Issue 4 introduces us to a guy who exposits some of the most pretentious pseudo-moral politics and commentary since Marville, and Lady Yaya’s sanctimonious misanthropy’s got nothing on him!!

Marveryn
Guest

man i read like the first 8 issue of this comic and i had the same thought as you. I kept waiting for it to get better but it just plodded along with no real rhyme or reason.

SpeedyEric
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People who think the 2014 Godzilla film was lackluster have NOT read this comic. 3:31- “It’s ‘Gojira’, you moron!” -Audrey Timmonds, Godzilla (1998) 4:12- And the hillbilly on the right side of the panel is wearing a t-shirt with the Confederate flag on it, …and I instantly want him to die horribly. 12:04- Thank you, Anguirus! 6:19- I also consider Godzilla’s Revenge (aka All Monsters Attack) as one of the worst Godzilla movies next to the 1998 film. 7:51- By Diehard’s crotch! I take it that this kid has taken a good yoga class. I’ve seen Lady Gaga wear dresses… Read more »
Ikrani
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Does one bad thing make something less bad better? Or does the less bad thing still remain bad?

TragicGuineaPig
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Wouldn’t that be Kanye EAST?

The MegaNerd
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Wait….Kermit the Frog…plushies…?

How beastly!!! 🙁

MountCDOSgamer
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How can somebody write something so moronic?! Leave aside how stupid it is to introduce a Lady Gaga parody in the middle of this, where the fuck did the idea to make her sympathize with the monsters come from?! She was treating the destruction caused by the monsters the same way the Westbro Baptist church treats natural disasters, and they’re a group of people with morals that go completely against those of Lady Gaga! If you’re going to pull bizarre social satire right out of your ass, satirize the right people!

Cyborcat
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Not to mention that Lady Gaga is a pacifist and wouldn’t be rooting for anyone to die.

cdrood
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I think it’s more along the lines of celebrities taking up causes for publicity purposes rather than actually researching the cause. This seems to be a sort of PETA slam.

I know her comments are meant to be stupid, but I’d like to point out that defending yourself against a dangerous predator is just as natural as the predator’s instinct to kill.

Falconfly
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Lady Gaga isn’t known for environmentalism, so there’s one thing wrong. Unless they’re trying to imply that her LGBT advocacy = supporting monsters, in which case this comic is beyond heinous

Raptor Rex
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We know that.

Monsieur Safior
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Wich is thankuffylly not the case, since some of the future protagonist are homosexual.

Mecha-GREGOLE
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If you’re referring to the one I’m thinking of, isn’t that part of a different series? I know it’s in the same continuity, but surely the writing team is different.

Oja
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Honestly I doubt they put that much though into it or even know enough about her to know what causes she’s involved in. They’re just lazily using her as a strawman representation of out-of-touch liberal celebrities.

The MegaNerd
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All the Godzilla films? You are now officially cool, going as far as to be kewl! 🙂

12;53 what’s that?

And don’t worry Linkara: Lady Gaga can just sing ‘Sound of Music’ at these people, silencing them as that cover makes all arguments null en-void

I thought they were going to be Mothra’s heralds too.

This has to be the most unfun thing related to Godzilla to ever exist

MightyDavidson
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Pity too, as the creepy psychic twins as heralds for Battra is an awesome idea. A comic where Battra is an evil monster responsible for driving Godzilla, Rodan, Anguirus et al into berserk rampages would be a comic I’d actually enjoy reading, if it was written well.

The MegaNerd
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Yeah, that could have been glorious on epic proportions 🙁

To cheer us all up, I recommend we all go watch Godzilla doing his weird Highland reel dance in Godzilla vs Megalon (I think that’s it; if not the film does have many glorious moments)
Ah yes, much better 🙂

Something to always keep in mind: at least we’ll always have the Japanese…which is what I think every Kaiju fan says after every time the US tries to adapt Kaiju (2014 Godzilla and Pasific Rim might be pretty good movies but their lacking something the Japanese films had).

cannedfury
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Most Godzilla movies set the bar on writing barely an inch off the ground. I did not expect this comic to effortlessly limbo under that. The Battra twist is an example of how easy it is to play with all the mythos and give fans neat surprises… but it’s buried in such a misanthropic turd.

Davanthall
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OH MY GOD YOU MADE A REPTAR ON ICE REFERENCE YOU ARE MY HERO!!!!!! XD XD XD

Whatthe
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Wait, aren’t you Canadian? You should know French then. 😛

Whatthe
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Also, the evil twins with Battra as the opposite of Mothra and the good twins is a cool idea.

Monsieur Safior
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He know benzai and sad panda, but Linkara is from the missouiri, I think.

MightyDavidson
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I believe he’s stated at one point that he’s from Minnesota. Unless I’m thinking of somebody else.

zenfrodo
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Gozilla Vs. The Shining???

And now Channel Awesome has its next movie project. DO IT. DO IT. DO IT.

dudicus445
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Linkara, Battra ia male

Byere
Guest

A giant human emerging and all the humans around it die?

Next on AT4W… an Attack on Titan comic!!!

happymel
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LEAVE LADY GAGA ALONE! … That is all. 😀

TheScorpion0081
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Kanye West, Linkara. The blue hooded man talking about the President not caring about Asians was a spoof of Kanye saying that in verbatim about George Bush and African-Americans when Hurricane Katrina hit the south.

Zachary Smith
Guest

“Look ! Jet Jaguar is here to save us !”
*everyone dies*
Well crap… o(>w<)o

Thucko
Guest

It should be noted that Eric Powell was replaced as the writter before the storyline was finished, so a lot of things were left hanguing.
If you are wondering what was the deal with the Shobijin (Mothra’s tiny twin fairies) shown at the very end of this issue (wich don’t appear again until the next ongoing by another writter), Eric Powell explained that they were going to turn out to be just dolls and the old guy talking to them was crazy:
http://eric-powell.blogspot.com.ar/2014/05/the-godzilla-book-we-wanted-to-make.html

MightyDavidson
Guest

Well, good thing that plot point went nowhere isn’t it? ^^;

Thucko
Guest

One one hand, the fact that it didn’t happen allowed the sequels to actually have the shobijin doing their thing. One the other, later ongoings didn’t actually need to be sequels to this one.
We can only imagine how the comic would turned out been under Eric Powell’s full vision.

Guyver4
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Yeah, the IDW Godzilla comics had a rough start, but they did get better as time went by with their later entries, but yeah, the incredibly dickish kid characters & the celebrity parodies were unnecessary, more monsters, less bullcrap lol. Even though the twins Minette & Mallory aren’t one and the same with the Shobijin, I actually do like the idea of Mothra’s priestesses being human sized psychics rather than fairies who usually serve only as a plot device, i.e. interpreting Mothra’s will and/or being kidnapped by the bad guys to serve as a reason for why Mothra would attack… Read more »
Mecha-GREGOLE
Guest
While the dub refers to Battra as Mothra’s “brother” I’m glad I’m not the only one who still prefers to interpret them as female. There’s still a shortage of female kaiju(As totally awesome as the ones we have are), so more are always welcome. I’ve already gone on my rant about this series’ rather uncomfortable contempt for the Showa era, and even more uncomfortable hate-on for children, but it’s validating to see you tear into it over that, even if only for a moment. I think the worst part about this one, to me though, is the “subplot” about the… Read more »
ErichoTTA
Guest

Why are your reviews so short lately? The Nostalgia Critic’s now the one with the long ones! It’s great to see a review of a followup. Why is Lady Gaga everywhere nowadays? What’d you think of the recent Godzilla movie? Kudos to watching all of them!

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