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JOHN WAYNE vs GODZILLA!
September 23, 2018
I enjoyed these way more than I thought I would. I ordered this just for nostalgia's sake as my parents used to buy me these comics when I was a small child. As I read through the stories, I found them short, fast and addictive. I finished them all in less than 2 days.
Yes, the set up is often corny and the characters are often sort of contrived, but it is typical for comics of the times, perhaps even a bit better. Several of the stories in the first 3rd of the book are rather repetitious in that they re-use the same plot devices repeatedly, but, who cares? These aren't dinosaurs in the accepted sense of the word, they are actually much more like Kaiju; often far larger and stronger than their real life counterparts (sometimes impossibly huge), and that's where the fun lies. It's as if the cast of 'Guadalcanal Diary' ended up making a landing on Toho's Monster Island. Yes, there are things that will make you raise your eyebrows (a G.I. robot, anyone) but that is just icing on the cake. If you like both old war movies like 'The Fighting Sea bees' and 'The Flying Tigers' and you also like Japanese monster movies like 'King Kong Escapes' and 'Destroy All Monsters', I heartily recommend this volume to you. I only wish it had been in color, as the originals.
Now, if only they'd come out with Volume 2!