Godzilla: Half Century War 3 Review Short Version: Godzilla: Half Century War 3 finds Ota and his company of monster busters in the 60′s. It’s fun to watch the setting change for the book, and there’s some truly epic monster fighting action in this issue. Ota is coming to terms with the futility of his fight against the giant monsters in this issue, but we are given a human villain to deal with: a scientist that has learned how to attract the monsters and, hence, weaponize them.
Godzilla: Half Century War 3 Writer & Artist: James Stokoe
Godzilla: Half Century War 3 Review
Ota has the feeling of a beaten man in Godzilla: Half Century War 3. You see, it’s not just Godzilla anymore. It’s not even just two or three monsters. It’s all the monsters and each of them has their own force set to fight them, except that no one knows how. Set in 1975, time has moved on, and Godzilla: Half Century War 3 definitely gets the feel of the timeframe down. We also get a human antagonist in this issue, a former military scientist that figured out how to attract the monsters when trying to create a device to repel them. As you can imagine, people would be willing to pay a lot of money to send a wave of giant, invincible monsters at their enemies. Still, Ota may be down, but he is not out and is still determined to figure out a way to get around Godzilla, but – as of right now – there is no more way to avoid the monsters than to avoid an earthquake.Godzilla: Half Century War 3 continues the series’ streak of being one of the (if not the most) gorgeously drawn comics on my pull list right now. The line art is brilliant stuff and the colors just nail it. I love seeing Stokoe’s renditions of the classic monsters, and we get a bunch of them in Godzilla: Half Century War 3. The plot is starting to heat up as well, and I am thoroughly enjoying Ota’s journey through life set to the backdrop of Godzilla. Will he get the monster in the end? We’ll see. My guess is he won’t, but he’s going to try, and that is what makes his journey interesting.