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Godzilla: Oblivion Issues 1 And 2 Comic Book Reviews

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“Godzilla: Oblivion” is nothing to roar about.

For those of who have dreamed of seeing a combination of “Stargate” and “Godzilla,” you’re in luck because that is essentially what “Godzilla: Oblivion” is. In issue one of five, writer Joshua Fialkov’s story finds a group of scientists (headed by Dr. Eli) and his superiors (led by Miss Yamada) opening a portal to another Earth. As they travel through the portal, they discover that this Earth is a veritable wasteland filled with Kaiju creatures. The king of the monsters is, of course, ol’ Godzilla himself. Unfortunately for Eli, Miss Yamada and company, they realize they have made a great mistake a little too late as something really, really bad happens.

In issue 2, the story picks up after the “bad” cliffhanger which involves a Kaiju creature (I won’t spoil which). Unsurprisingly, the Kaiju creature is creating chaos and Eli and Miss Yamada have to find a solution to this problem. I’m sure you know what that solution is as this is a Godzilla story after all.

Having read my fair share of Godzilla comic book series, “Godzilla: Oblivion” easily ranks among the weakest. Not only does it feel like a rather generic fan-fiction esque story, but it’s poorly scripted to boot. Joshua Fialkov provides readers with very little story and characterization and instead relies on age old dialogue and situations that we have seen countless times before.

In terms of the art by Brian Churilla, it’s rather hit-and-miss. When the well drawn legendary Kaiju creatures are not gracing panels, the art simply lacks flare and looks a bit like like unfinished sketches at times.

Overall Thoughts: After reading two issues, I am not invested enough to read any more. If you are interested in the series and would like to read all five issues, however, all 5 single issues are available now. If you want to wait for the trade paperback collection, look for that on November 1, 2016.

August 28, 2016 - Posted by | Book review | , , ,

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