Godzilla in Hell
Well, that’s certainly a title that grabs you, isn’t it?
After battling aliens, legendary beasts, a certain famous film ape, and several robotic counterparts, it seems like Godzilla has conquered everyone and everything in the monster’s path. What terrors could the underworld have to offer the greatest monster of all? Plenty, as it turns out.
Godzilla in Hell is a miniseries allowing several authors and artists the chance to confront not only Godzilla’s fiercest foes, but all the weirdest, darkest imaginings Hell has to offer. It’s a visually stunning non-sequential experiment in storytelling, a curious exercise in exploring the beauty of violence, the limits of indomitability, and the power of myth writ large.
It’s hard to review this without spoiling the rich detail and sheer mindboggling creativity that went into each sumptuous vignette. When you consider that the protagonist of these stories can’t speak (other than a “skree-onnk” or a roar), it’s all the more impressive.
Part tribute to the monster and a glorious pantheon of enemies, part storytelling adventure that explores the enduring appeal of monsters in general and this monster in particular, and part gallery of dazzling art in several forms, Godzilla in Hell is wonderful.
James Stokoe, Bob Eggleton, Ulises Farinas, James Stokoe, Cover Design