REVIEW: Justice League Vs Godzilla Vs Kong #6

Justice League Vs Godzilla Vs Kong #6 is a perfect balance of intricate exposition and blockbuster action that caters for everyone. Brian Buccellato has an intricate understanding of each characters voice and motivation across both universes. No character in this series takes a back seat in service of another.

The main cover for this series is created by Drew Johnson and Romulo Fajardo Jr. The cover depicts an angry Kong in conflict with the Justice League. This is a very intriguing cover as Kong is positioned in a very unique way. It’s almost as if Kong is taking flight alongside our beloved heroes. The pencils used to create Kong’s head and torso are layered in such a way that creates an immense sense weight and depth to the character. The size and positioning of our heroes alongside Kong is expertly done too.

REVIEW: Justice League Vs Godzilla Vs Kong #6

The variant cover for this issue is created by Inhyuk Lee and compliments the main cover perfectly as Godzilla takes centre stage. Straight away my eye is drawn to Wonder Woman who is creatively placed atop Godzilla himself. The placement of Wonder Woman really highlights the pairs contrast in size and scale. I really love Inhyuk Lee’s painted technique for this cover. Godzilla’s scales and overall surface texture is really defined and highly tactile. Batman and Superman are positioned so well on this cover as the worlds finest look poised for action.

REVIEW: Justice League Vs Godzilla Vs Kong #6

There are also variants available by Francis Manapul, Daniel Warren Johnson and Nikolas Draper-Ivey.

Justice League vs Godzilla vs Kong #6 starts off with a Justice League debriefing as the various League members recount the events that have recently taken place. As a reader of many different titles across the board, its always appreciated when you are reminded of what’s recently transpired. Especially in a series such as this with so much going on. Of course it all depends on personal preference and what the audience grew up on, but I absolutely love the Justice League operating out of the Watchtower for this series. It takes me right back to the late 90’s and Grant Morrison’s run on the JLA. This occurred right around the time I was heavily getting into comics and the Justice League in particular.

Once the reader is caught up to speed the action really kicks in and doesn’t relent as the Titans provoke the Justice League once more in what feels like the final fight. Behemoth, Tiamat and Scylla led by Mecha-Godzilla look awe-inspiring as they do battle. The sheer scale and size of these legendary creatures is brought to bear masterfully by Artists Christian Duce and Tom Derenick. The Justice League are used perfectly in terms of perspective and proportion against the Titans. This issue really does have the look and feel of a Hollywood blockbuster.

After reading this issue and digging deeper into Godzilla lore, it’s fascinating to discover just how much Legendary Studios have contributed to the world of Godzilla. I knew Mecha-Godzilla was a Toho creation who first appeared in the 1974 film Godzilla vs Mecha-Godzilla, but I had no idea Behemoth, Tiamat and Scylla were all Legendary creations. These awe-inspiring Titans look right at home among Godzilla’s age old pantheon of rivals such as Rodan and King Ghidorah. Speaking of Mecha-Godzilla. This is a character who has gone through many changes over the years. His appearance in this issue based on his look from the 2021 film Godzilla vs Kong is captured perfectly. The characters facial expressions along with his menacing Red aura radiates evil intent. This iteration of the famous character is the perfect foil for not only Godzilla but the Justice League too. Splash pages are made for this kind of character.

Justice League vs Godzilla vs Kong #6 takes massive inspiration from yet another fan favourite franchise. One that certainly goes hand in hand with Godzilla and Kong. Lets just say, kids who grew up on Saturday morning television in the late 80s and early 90s will be thrilled with this issue just as much as I am. Artists Christian Duce and Tom Derenick capture that over the top action and feeling effortlessly and writer, Brian Buccellato understands both sets of characters so well and allows everyone time to shine. This is a perfect representation of the Justice League and how they would handle any threat be it from the DC Universe or otherwise. Likewise, this is a perfect companion piece for the Monsterverse and its ever expanding mythos.

(8/10) Both sets of universes constantly look to up the ante and innovate. Well, this issue and indeed the series as a whole has proven to be the perfect place for that philosophy. The creative team push the boundaries in this issue like never before.

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