Justice League vs Godzilla vs Kong #4 continues on an epic scale as the Justice League take on the Kaiju’s! So far this series has been awesome and this issue really adds to the emotional depth of it, with plenty of surprises and revelations.
But before we get into the issue itself, let’s take a look at the covers. The standard cover is by Drew Johnson and it is epic on every proportion. The detail is great and it perfectly brings a different take to the events of the issue, which for me is always a bonus. I love the way that Johnson takes us deep down into the watery depths with this incredible atmosphere.
The first variant is by Jorge Molina and whilst it doesn’t reflect the events of the issue, it is a badass cover! Firstly seeing Godzilla and Kong take each other on with a bolt of fiery lightning between them is just awesome. But to add to that we have the Trinity almost standing there helpless with a sense of determination to step in whatever the cost. This is a cover that would go great as a film posted or framed on a wall, just awesome.
The variant by Whilce Portacio & Alex Sinclair and just like the rest of the covers for this issue, it is incredible! Here we see Superman and Batman take on Godzilla himself, the shading and colours used around Godzilla really show the impact that this colossal monster has. Whilst Batman mostly blends in with Godzilla in terms of colour, Superman shines as bright as anything.
There are also two other incredible variants by Whilce Portacio & Alex Sinclair and James Stokoe.
Justice League vs Godzilla vs Kong #4 picks up with where we left off as we look back at the destruction that has been caused so far. With that there is a really sweet narration from Batman who is talking to Clark, trying to bring him back. Ultimately, it is a shame that Superman went down pretty much in the first issue, but it is interesting to see the dynamic between Batman and the rest of the Justice League now that we are where we are and writer Brian Buccellato writes that perfectly. Letters are by Richard Starkings & Jimmy Betancourt.
After Cyborg tracks the monsters, they find that Godzilla is on his way towards the Fortress Of Solitude, could he be after Superman once again? Are they linked somehow? Meanwhile Supergirl and King Kong, closely watched by Green Arrow, have a stare off and here she comes to realise that he isn’t a threat like the rest of the monsters they have faced. As she flies off to tend to Kal, Green Arrow and Kong have company in the form of the League Of Assassins – as if they didn’t have enough to deal with!
Lois also pays an emotional visit to Clark, and it must be the reporter in her but after rewatching footage, she makes quite the discovery and jumps right into action to get to the bottom of it. This issue is a little lighter on the action, but that gives us time to breath a little and really take into account what has happened, who has been affected and how it is affecting them. Not only that but we also get an interesting update as to what the villains are up to.
There is still a fair share of action though and the artwork by Christian Duce and Luis Guerrero, there is a lot of detail here and a lot of monsters and characters to bring to life. The panels where Green Arrow takes on the league of assassins was excellent, Buccellato really lets the artwork do the talking and the same can be said at the end of the issue where we see Godzilla begin to take on some of the monsters.
Justice League vs Godzilla vs Kong #4 is a great addition to the series that really goes a long way to explore the emotions and plans of those involved. There is still a lot to unpack in this series by the looks of it and Im looking to see what other revelations are made.