REVIEW: Justice League vs Godzilla vs Kong #7

Justice League vs Godzilla vs Kong #7 brings us the finale of an epic mini-series… my only complaint is that it wasn’t longer, I have had a blast seeing my favourite heroes take on some of my favourite monsters! But before we get into the final issue itself, let’s take a look at the covers!

The standard cover is by Drew Johnson & Romulo Fajardo Jr and sees Luthor standing in control of Mechagodzilla which goes perfectly with the issue itself. As Metropolis is engulfed in smoke and flames, Superman prepares to take on this metal monster and I adore the detail on it – it feels cartoonistic but extremely detailed at the same time and you can really sense the destruction that has occurred.

REVIEW: Justice League vs Godzilla vs Kong #7

The variant by Mikel Janín is incredible. I’ve always been a fan of his and to see his take on these characters is so much fun! Though you can’t really see in much detail the heroes that are present, we know they are there with subtle references. The detail, especially on Godzilla and his skin texture is second to none!

REVIEW: Justice League vs Godzilla vs Kong #7

Dan Mora’s variant is stunning and at the moment I have to say it feels like he is one of the definite DC artists at present. His art is instantly recognisable and this is the first cover where it feels like everyone is on the same side to take down a common treat. His take on these characters, as expected is incredible and the composition and layout is perfect.

REVIEW: Justice League vs Godzilla vs Kong #7

There are also variants available by Jim Lee, Scott Williams & Alex Sinclair, Kendrick “Kunkka” Lim and Christian Duce & Luis Guerrero.

Justice League vs Godzilla vs Kong #7 opens up with Lois Lane and Superman reuniting… I have to say it is SOOOOO good to finally see him present in the pages of this comic… he’s been out of the action since the first issue and I was starting to get worried he wouldn’t show at all! With that said, of course it’s perfectly timed and things have been gone to pot since he was last part of the action, now it’s up to him to clean up as much of this mess as he can! 

With the Legion Of Doom trying to track down Toyman and the Dreamstone, they come across one but not the other! Though, I have to admit the way in which the Dreamstone was found did make me chuckle as they easily come across the last piece of the puzzle. With stakes like these our heroes don’t even have time to mourn their dead, they all have to pitch in to get this job done and because of that there is just as much emotion in this final issue as there is action and writer Brian Buccaletto got that measure perfectly. We see some of the Lanterns bid farewell to their comrades and also Superman and Shazam reunite after Billy thought Clark was dead by his wrongdoing. Letters are done by Richard Starkings & Tyler Smith.

Despite the fact that Superman has to catch up extremely quick with what he’s missed, he heads straight to Godzilla to lead him to the rest of the monsters – a lucky hunch I guess! King Kong finds himself a rather powerful piece of jewellery which gives him a well earned upgrade to level the playing fields, but despite that… for every monster they slay, it seems that they experience a setback as some of their equipment gets damaged. What I have loved, is seeing these heroes team up with Godzilla and Kong and that can definitely be said for Superman and Godzilla in this issue, it really brought a smile to my face!

The artwork by Christian Duce & Tom Derenick, with colours by Luis Guerrero is excellent in this issue and the series as a whole. There are several moments where the artwork does the storytelling and that’s mostly around the fight scenes and it works perfectly! It almost feels cinematic and it’s very timely with the latest Godzilla and Kong film that has just been released in cinemas. The detail, the action, everything was perfect and clear, with so much going on and so many characters and monsters involved this aspect was important and they nailed it.

(7/10) Overall Justice League vs Godzilla vs Kong as a series was a great ride! My only issue with this final issue though is that it felt a little rushed in places and felt as though plot points were forgotten about and thrown back in so they could wrap up the story. But with that said, as a fan of Godzilla and the Justice League, this series was right up my street. If you ever wanted to see Superman uppercut the King Of The Monsters, then look no further!

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