Monday, July 6, 2015

Godzilla: Cataclysm

Writer:  Cullen Bunn

Artist:  Dave Wachter

First Publication:  March 2015

Source:  NetGalley

Publisher: IDW

Graphic Novel Challenge #10

When I see Dave Wachter’s name on a book, it goes on my must buy list.  In this case, I received a review copy from NetGalley but will also be buying a copy.  Wachter is the perfect artist for this book.  His classic art style combined with the monsters’ designs made for a very good looking book.  I would pause to stare at individual panels even though it would interrupt the story flow.  Even though I was interested based because of Wachter’s art, the story was up to the level of the images.  All I will say is that it is fitting that humanity brought this on themselves.

Highly recommended.


Writer:  Mark Millar

Artist:  Duncan Fegredo

First Publication:  May 2015

Source:  NetGalley

Publisher: Image

Graphic Novel Challenge #9

Mark Millar has been on a roll with what I have read in recent years.  He seems to be focusing more on blending the emotional content with the action/adventure.  MPH is his take on the speedster mythos.  A gang member ends up in jail.  While there he ends up trying a drug that gives him super-speed.  And that is only the start of this epic.  He puts new twists and turns into this tale.  And I continue to enjoy the fact that his series have a beginning, middle, and end.  The wrap up to the story is classic.  I can’t wait to read more of Millar’s work.

Highly recommended.