Godzilla: Rage Across Time Issue 4 Comic Book Review
The fourth issue of “Godzilla: Rage Across Time” is light on content.
In the fourth issue of the “Godzilla: Rage Across Time” mini-series, writers Ulises Farinas and Erik Freitas create a story revolving around Hannibal Barca. The simple plot once again finds the archaeologist and his assistant observing a place (in this case the Alps) before the story jumps back in time to where Hannibal is on a quest to defeat Rome. As Hannibal searches for a Northern Passage in the mountains, he and his soldiers encounter, you guessed it, Godzilla. Can Hannibal use his brilliant military mind to find a way to defeat the Big G?
Of all of the historical periods one could go with “Godzilla: Rage Across Time,” this seems like an odd one. I could understand if it was set during one of Hannibal’s battles, but it’s not. Now, granted, the story does utilize Hannibal’s renowned military strategies well when he has to come face to face with Godzilla. Not only is it the most exciting part of the issue, it’s the only worthwhile part of the issue. The rest of issue 4 is just a lot of build up with very little story.
As far as Pablo Tunica’s art goes, I can’t say I was impressed. Between the odd facial expressions and the bland mountain environments, it’s not a very appealing looking issue. The only time the art comes alive is when Godzilla is plastered on a panel.
Overall Thoughts: After the supremely entertaining first two issues, “Godzilla: Rage Across Time” has really stumbled with the lackluster issues 3 and 4. Hopefully issue 5 ends this mini-series on a high note.
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