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11-26-2005, 11:41 AM
Did anyone get this mini-series from Boom Studios? Well the second and final issue came out this week, and it was great!
Steve Niles, Nat Jones & Jay Fotos created a very fun adventure here, one which is both exciting and at times funny, although that might just be me. But anything which has space parasites, a huge monstrosity running amock in downtown L.A. and a cyborg nazi genius has to be good.
Anyone else get this?
12-05-2005, 10:27 AM
They should've painted over the Swastikas.
Just got the trade a few weeks ago. I love this book. It's made of pure awesome and then some.
The art is fitting, the style slightly different depending on the mood. The transformation/monster is both disgusting and cool. The humor gets a bit off the wall in the second half, but it works (the second book is fun for subverting expectations).
The Nazi-bot was nuts.
I've never thought much about giant monster stories, but between Peter Jackson's King Kong, Cloverfield, and now this, I think I'm becoming a fan. Is there anything else out there in the genre really all that worthwhile though ? I've seen the original Godzilla and liked certain aspects of it (I know when they nuke the fish and there're only bones left, I was a bit creeped out by that. There's also a nice sense of creeping dread brought about in part by the black and white visual tone. Otherwise it's just kind of cheese), but if there are any genuine quality monster stories in the vein of Kong (I don't mind a sympathetic monster, but the carnage and the funny are good like in this one, and a straight-up serious-toned unrelenting brutal killing machine like the ocean creature in Cloverfield is good too), I'd like to try them out.
In August's Previews, I see they're advertising a hardcover for this book. Wonder if it'll contain new, significant extras...I'm so tempted to double-dip, loved this comic (and donate the TPB to the library or something, they'll take anything. Perversely enjoy the thought of Giant Monster existing in my conservative small town's library, heh).
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