Monday, May 27, 2019

Godzilla: Aftershock Graphic Novel Review

Godzilla Aftershock is a graphic novel bridge between Godzilla (2014) and Godzilla: King of the Monsters, which will open in theaters in the United States on Friday, May 31, 2019. After a brief prologue of an ancient society that worshipped what will be come to be known as titans, we jump ahead to 2014 where evidence left behind in stone etchings leads to the capture of a British/American dual citizen that knows more than he is letting on. Soon enough, a giant Muto attack occurs and the base is devastated. After Monarch, the clandestine secret agency that monitors such things, arrives in the aftermath of the attack, an investigation team located a mysterious cave where they discover a terrible plot to set loose the titans upon the Earth and there are far more than what was previously thought. This leads to confrontations between Godzilla and the Giant Muto and the Monarch Agents against the anarchistic group lead by the British/American operative.

Characters that we will actually get to see in the new film are introduced here as well as some extra background on the nature of these ancient beasts though none of the classics outside of Godzilla appear in this graphic novel, which is a shame since a giant Muto like creature simply is not exciting. Fortunately, anyone who sees the film does not have to worry about what happens in this graphic novel since this bridge is simply an enhancement for the fans and not much else. I liked the art a lot, but the story was slow. Anyway, Godzilla: Aftermath is available now at comic shops and online courtesy of Legendary Comics.

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