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For this entry, we are checking out the latest chapter of a pop culture triple threat that can’t be missed. What happens when you mix the King of All Monsters, the Eighth Wonder of The World (Legendary Comics) and DC COMICS’ greatest heroes all in the same story?
If the first issue is any indication, it’s a non stop entertaining tale that no matter the fandom will be blown away by.
JUSTICE LEAGUE VS. GODZILLA VS. KONG #2 by Brian Buccellato, Christian Duce, Luis Guerrero and Comicraft showcases how the heroes of the DC Universe is handling the two infamous figures crossing their paths. Let’s take a closer loo and se where things are at now, shall we?
*** POSSIBLE SPOILER WARNING ***
GODZILLA HAS APPEARED IN METROPOLIS!!!! Interrupting the proposal attempt of Clark Kent to Lois Lane, Godzilla is looming on the streets of Superman’s City. The Man of Steel engages while Lois and the city’s residents look on with fear and reservations.
The Justice League has had their own issues to deal with as a Lex Luthor led Legion Of Doom has their own plans in motion.
However, when Toyman goes rogue with a powerful artifact, plans change quickly for all involved. Plus, King Kong has now entered the field as well?!
This current chapter opens up with Superman addressing the Godzilla matter head on. After the talk goes nowhere, the fighting begins.
Godzilla swaps Superman away like a fly! Some of the Justice League is now en route to Metroplois to help. Readers see that Godzilla might not be the only monster the heroes will need to worry about.
The Monsterverse has now invaded the DC Universe via Toyman! How will the heroes fare against these new threats? What of the Legion of Doom?
The action escalates as the heroes race to stop the new threats. Will they succeed? If the closing portion of the book is any indication, things look bleak with a shocking visual to send readers home with.
Buccellato presents the beginning of a heavyweight showdown for the ages. Superman versus Godzilla comes across as the major conflict all fans would want and expect.
Buccellato paces the opening round with strong moments. Seeing the Man Of Steel challenged in such a manner adds another dynamic for readers to process.
The rest of the DCU Heroes are presented spotlight moments which is nothing but wins for readers. The story never lacks the “special event” feel which continues to illustrate how significant this story is. The writing is winning fans over with ease with another great issue.
Duce and Guerrero craft some unforgettable images for this latest chapter of pop culture icons. The initial “first blow” thrown between Superman and Godzilla is presented with an excellent two-page spread.
It sets a high bar for the remainder of their fight. The introductions of the Monsterverse representatives also are gifted with a two page spread, instantly connecting with readers about the dangers happening.
The “Gotham Monster” imagery feels like its’ taken right from a Hollywood blockbuster. The parting shot of one character’s walk-off is sure to be a crowd pleaser.
Heading towards the final moments, the art team throws in some interesting dynamics before bowing out of the second issue. It closes with an unforgettable final page spotlighting the threats unfolding on the DC Earth. An exceptional job from the opening page!
FINAL POINT: 9 OUT OF 10
If you want action, look no further! With Buccellato orchestrating the fight card, Duce and Guerrero give readers a show-stopping initiative of excitement. Once the issue concludes, there is no doubt of how huge the stakes are and its’ outcome is one not to miss!
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