- Series: Godzilla
- Hardcover: 80 pages
- Publisher: DC Comics (May 13, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1401250351
- ISBN-13: 978-1401250355
- Product Dimensions: 7.3 x 0.5 x 11.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 100 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #424,047 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Godzilla: Awakening (Legendary Comics) Hardcover – May 13, 2014
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Max Borenstein is a writer and director whose best known works include Godzilla, Swordswallowers and Thin Men and Seventh Son.
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As most other people have stated this comic is really short, and I'm glad I didn't pay $20.00 for it. The only reason I am giving this four stars is because I am a Godzilla fan, plus I found the art drawn well; it looks great even on my ancient Kindle. For everyone else who liked the movie and wants more, I can only give this a solid three.
The purpose of this comic is to give background on the Monarch organization (and in particular, history on one of the minor characters in the movie) and M.U.T.O. For the most part it does the job well. After the end of the comic there are some pages with concept art that are pretty good.
Now as for the Kindle edition, you get the option to look at each panel (panel) one at a time or look at a whole page. This option is a bit jarring as it will repeat one panel pages (like when there is a large graphic of Godzilla or the MUTO). However, the panel option is useful if you are reading on the smaller Kindles (like I am). See the video for an example of how the panel option works. Also, I'm not sure if this is in color as I don't own a Kindle Fire.
Overall, if you are a Godzilla fan and liked the movie, this will be a great purchase, as it does have more Godzilla than the movie version. If you liked the movie but not enthused by it you may want to hold off on buying this until it is cheaper.
MUTO is the term for any otherwise unnamed creature. Before the named Godzilla, he wood have just been classified as a MUTO. The MUTO in this comic is a different critter than the movie MUTOs not the larval form, just a different creature entirely
The big historical flaw which makes the story harder to swallow than the existence of giant monsters, however, is that Douglas MacArthur (having initiated this secret war in the 1940s), is depicted as the one who continues the fight into 1954, a little odd, given that MacArthur was, historically, stripped of his military commands in 1951, during the Korean War. (Obviously, someone else would've had to fill this role in 1954.) Beyond that, I have no problem with the story.
I recommend this to any Godzilla memorabilia collectors.
In short, I'd recommend Godzilla: Awakening to fans of the most recent movie, although I'd have bumped this review up to 5 stars if there'd been more to it!