Don’t Make Godzilla Angry – Godzilla: Gangsters and Goliaths #3 Mini Review
So Godzilla: Gangsters and Goliaths is a Godzilla comic that is missing Godzilla. The story focuses on Makoto Sato, a detective in Tokyo who has been framed for the murder of his partner. To get revenge he enlists the help of Mothra to wreak havoc on the crime lord who set him up. His actions upset some sort of monster balance and at the end of the book the big G finally shows up to bring the balance back.
It’s a unique idea for a Godzilla book bringing in the gangster/crime story and watching a giant monster moth destroy things is somewhat enjoyable but I’m not familiar enough with the Godzilla world to understand why the giant moth would work with a human or why a giant moth was ever a good idea for a monster in the first place. The book isn’t bad but its not great either, the story-line isn’t particularly original but it will be interesting to see how Godzilla becomes a character in the story and whether he just destroys Tokyo like normal or if he is able to become more of a three dimensional character that makes an average gangster story great. Somehow I don’t think we’ll be seeing Godzilla in a suit, sitting in a bar ordering a shaken martini but if Sato worked with Mothra maybe there is hope for Godzilla to work on the side of the law.