"Smog of War" is not just a highpoint of IDW's Godzilla series, but also of American Godzilla comics in general. It easily stands alongside the legendary Dark Horse Godzilla Color Special by Art Adams, often considered the greatest Godzilla comic produced in America and one of the best Godzilla comics period. The plot is simple and to the point, with each monster getting a chance to shine. It drops us in the middle of an already well-established universe. And, again like Issue #1, this doesn't hurt the story at all. Mechagodzilla's crew, is a fun and believable bunch of characters without any really groan-inducing dialogue. the art is just downright gorgeous. Not only does it help sell the grim atmosphere of the story, but at times it looks almost photorealistic. I thought it would be hard to top Matt Frank's art in Godzilla Legends Issue #1, but Su and Tramontano have done just that. The opening, full-page shot of Mechagodzilla landing is one of the best pages ever, art-wise, in IDW's Godzilla-related history.
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