We reviewed the book on the Stack podcast. But in the interest of highlighting more about the title, here’s a summary of the conversation with our thoughts. And if you prefer the longer audio version, that’s below as well!
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Justice League Vs. Godzilla Vs. Kong #4 Review:
Superman is dead, killed by Godzilla, but Batman won’t accept that outcome. meanwhile, monsters are running rampant on Earth, and the Justice League comes closer to figuring out what Lex Luthor and Toyman are up to.
Host Justin Tyler wasn’t a huge fan of the issue, noting that “everyone is confused in this comic all the time to the point where the last panel is Aquaman walking into a room and he sees a giant skull and there’s just a giant question mark appears over his head… I was like ‘yeah, man. I don’t know what’s going on, and it seems like these guys don’t either.’ This series started with some interesting positioning of Superman was going to propose to Lois, and we’re getting a little bit of that continuing but it’s gotten into a place where there’s so many things happening and there’s so much general confusion that I wish we had a little bit more of a clean thread guiding us through.”
Pete LePage, however, disagreed. “No way man,” said LePage. “When giant Mecha-Godzilla shows up and all hell breaks loose, you know it’s gonna get crazy. So things are all lining up in a concise way… I love this. I love the Green Arrow and Kong team up in this issue… More monsters, more fun, more madness. Thank you, please.”
Alex Zalben seemed to be halfway between the two of them, saying, “I was very touched by the Superman Lois scene, that really got to what the emotional core should be about. I also thought the Green Arrow/Kong team up was very fun. But to Justin’s point, the continuity, the mythology of the Monster-verser for Legendary is so insane and hard to follow while the DC stuff… I mean, I say this is a comic book fan, it’s probably nonsense to everybody else. But it’s a little more followable and a little more fun. Oh, and the ‘release the Kraken’ joke was very good.”
Justice League Vs. Godzilla Vs. Kong #4 Official Synopsis:
THE WAR BETWEEN THE DC UNIVERSE AND LEGENDARY’S MONSTERVERSE ESCALATES! Aquaman and Atlantis confront an otherworldly leviathan, while in the shadows, the Legion of Doom and Lex Luthor plot their next decisive move to eliminate the League…but the emergence of the League of Shadows could spell doom for the world!