REVIEW: Justice League vs Godzilla vs Kong #5

Justice League vs Godzilla vs Kong #5 continues as our favourite heroes go against the iconic monsters of Legendary Comics. This series continues to shock, surprise and entertain me and as a fan of both franchises, it doesn’t get much better than this!

But before we get into the issue itself, let’s take a look at the covers. The main cover is by Drew Johnson and I have to say I love the composition and layouts. Though we only see the reflection of Godzilla, we see the Justice League’s reaction first hand. I love the red and dangerous looking skies and the individual action stances of each of the characters.

REVIEW: Justice League vs Godzilla vs Kong #5

The variant by Jock is fantastic, I am huge fan of his any way and seeing his take on these monsters is just incredible. I love the use of the red texturized colours and imagery is just incredibly clever, detailed and just so effective. I’d happily have this cover hanging on my wall.

REVIEW: Justice League vs Godzilla vs Kong #5

The Michael Cho variant is just sublime! I adore the ‘golden age’ style and classic art style for this, it just looks fantastic. The bright green beams in the sky really add to that whimsical comic book era that I adore.

REVIEW: Justice League vs Godzilla vs Kong #5

There are also variant covers available by E.M Gist and Puppeteer Lee:

Justice League vs Godzilla vs Kong #5 is written by Brian Buccaletto, with interior art by Christian Duce and Tom Derenick, colours by Luis Guerrero and letters by Richard Starkings and Jimmy Betancourt. The issue opens up with Lois trying to reason with Mercy Graves in order to level the playing field between heroes and monsters. Here is the first time we and the heroes get any sort of explanation as to where the monsters truly come from and their links to Monarch.

We then get a free for all battle featuring Godzilla and The Kraken and each and every panel and moment here is epic, the creators really let the artwork do the talking there and it is incredible, in fact it has a real cinematic scope to it. It’s so detailed and it truly is a sight to see. During this conflict the heroes are trying to locate the beacon in order to save Atlantis from collapsing in on itself and just as they think they’ve got a plan in place and a handle on things, it once again turns south. 

In this issue we really get a sense of the scale of things as we flick from hero to hero and location to location. We see Green Arrow give it another blind shot against the League of Assassins, we see Supergirl return to Skull Island as the heroes try to make a rather ambitious ally and we also see Shazam take an attempt at revenge against the extended Legion of Doom.

The final pages of the issue really have me excited, seeing this character brought to comics and about to go against my favourite characters is just beyond belief and it’s no surprise that Lex Luthor has quite a lot to do with it. Justice league vs Godzilla vs Kong #5 is a jam packed issue that perfectly pushes the story forward and expertly gathers yet more intrigue. 

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