Doc’s Reviews for the Week of 11/09/2022
GODZILLA MONSTERS & PROTECTORS ALL HAIL THE KING #2 IDW PUBLISHING
Well, it’s a good thing that the folks at IDW decided to pull a classic bait and switch manuever on issue #2 or else I would have passed right by it. But slap an awesome Dan Schoening King Ghidorah cover on it and it immediately catches my eye. But this isn’t my first rodeo, so I open the book to see what’s inside. Godzilla and Gabora fighting with a silhouette of Ghidorah. Well, alright now, no more overtly childish american anime style kids book. And then page 6 and we are back to the anime Little Rascals and the waaaayyy too moronic aliens. And while I can get behind a all ages title more so than the average reviewer, this one is a bit of an insult to our children. Buy it for the cover. 5 out of 10 Grahams.
GRIMM FAIRY TALES 2022 HOLIDAY PINUP SPECIAL ZENESCOPE
The standard setup still applies to the Zenescope Specials with a short story to set up a new plot line in other on-going series. Yes, there is an actual story enclosed in these pages. You’re probably still staring at the cover! But then we get into the wonderfully drawn pinups of some of Zenescope’s finest as drawn by some very talented artists such as Mike Krome, Eric Basaldua, Jennifer Leonard, Ale Garza, and many others. Working side by side with some amazing colorists who really know their color pallets like Ula Mos and Ivan Nunes. Come for the holiday cheer, stay for the cheesecake. 8 out of 10 Grahams.
TOMORROW GIRL VS KAMEN AMERICA RED, WHITE, AND BRUISED ANTARCTIC PRESS
Deluxe edition, trade paperback style, Ben Dunn, Tim Lim, and Mark Pellegrini’s delightful characters return in the epic one-shot featuring not only the title two heroes but a few bonus guest stars to highten the action. This really is a perfect all ages comic story that appeals to both girls and boys. With classic screwups, teamups with a master plan, and messages of trust in the younger generation, I would recommend this to anyone. Featuring artwork of the American manga style, this is well written (although a little sappy in parts) that’s all a comic reader can ask for. I give it an 8 out of 10 Grahams.