Justice League vs. Godzilla vs. Kong #3 continues in yet another explosive issue. As I keep saying seeing these characters interact with one another is an absolute joy for me, I love both franchises and I’m sure I’m not the only one.
But before we get into the issue itself, let’s take a look at the covers. The main cover is by Drew Johnson and it gives us a glimpse into Green Arrows whereabouts and who he is dealing with. Thought it’s hard to see what damage he would do in this situation. we really get an insight into how vulnerable he is here. The detail on both monsters is impressive and that can especially be said for the war wounded Kong.
The variant by Jonboy Meyers is perhaps my favourite of the bunch, not only is it filled with incredible details and vibrant colours, it also features my two favourite members of each universe. Superman vs Godzilla… you can’t get more iconic than that and it is very rare to see a character like Superman look intimidated. The sheer size difference and furious look that Godzilla has makes him the perfect match for the Man Of Steel.
The variant by Mike Deodato Jr and Jão Canola is excellent! A pained Green Lantern, Superman and Wonder Woman face off against King Kong himself, which acts as a huge tease for his first appearance in the story arc so far. The detail on Kong is phenomenal, you can really feel the sense of sheer size of him, especially with the saliva dripping from his mouth.
There are also some excellent variant covers by Arist Deyn and Simone Di Meo.
Justice League vs. Godzilla vs. Kong #3 bring us some fantastic action, but it also focuses around characters we haven’t seen in the series much yet, that includes Supergirl, The Flash, more kaiju’s and the King of the jungle himself – King Kong.
As Flash races to see what is going on at Iron Heights which is strangely surrounded by a toxic fog, he finds himself in a bit of trouble as he tries to round up the inmates without the full power of his speed. WIth Supergirl’s help they temporarily get control of the situation, that is until she hears Superman’s heart stop after the aftermath of the previous issue. I love how in depth writer Brian Buccattelo is getting into this story arc, not only are we seeing these events unfold, but we are doing so from numerous different cities and viewpoints.
It’s safe to say that this is one of those unpredictable series, you don’t know what characters are going to show up, you don’t know what’s going to happen and more importantly you don’t know who’s going to be killed. With that said there is a real sense of excitement reading this series because of that and because we know the stakes are extremely high. In this issue the intensity grows as the Justice League have so much to deal with in such a short amount of time, but it isn’t just the monsters they need to worry about, it’s also the villains that started this.
The interior art is by Christian Duce, with colours by Luis Guerrero, with letters by Richard Starkings and Jimmy Betancourt. The art is incredible, to deal with so many different monsters and characters and still have this level of detail is a phenomenal achievement. We see every bit of damage, every bit of monster scale and every scrape in this issue and I found myself staring at the pages longer than I needed to.
Justice League vs. Godzilla vs. Kong #3 is an incredibly intense yet exciting read. There is so much to unpack and so much to see in this issue and I am loving every moment of it. As I’ve said before, this is a crossover I didn’t know I needed.