Laugh in the face of the triple threat
Reasons why you should read IDW’s Godzilla: Rulers of Earth.
All these gorgeous scenes are drawn by the monstrously talented duo, Matt Frank and Jeff Zornow!
In addition to the reasons above, over 30 different monsters appear throughout the series! And the next issue features an army of mechs, so don’t miss it!
SUPPORT RULERS OF EARTH SO WE CAN CONTINUE TO SEE THIS BADASSERY!
This makes me so happy to see.
Also, “Russian Mechagodzilla” is a bullet point.
They were plenty powerful, at least on the level of, say, a classic monster like Anguirus or Kumonga (the latter of whom, you’ll recall, gave Godzilla quite a hard battle. Same goes for Ebirah, Megaguirus, and, of course, Mothra - all of which are “glorified insects”).
The reason why they were soundly beating Godzilla’s behind was partially a thematic one: Godzilla is very, VERY old in this new continuity. He’s possible been around for thousands…maybe even MILLIONS of years.
And here come these upstart little bastards, fresh from the oven, who are essentially horny teenagers beating up a grizzled, but experienced, war veteran.
In the context of the film’s universe, the MUTO’s were pack-hunters. According to the script, the kaiju were natural enemies of Godzilla’s species - individually, not powerful enough to take him down, but teamed together could prove his undoing. Makes for good drama, especially when Ford burns the nest and gives Godzilla the breather he needed.
One of the main reasons these beasties were made was so that Godzilla could be given something to unceremoniously kill without much fallout (not true with Mothra or Rodan), which is why his finisher on the male MUTO was more about showing the audience “Hey BTW check it this old dog has some old tricks up his sleeve,” which is why, comparatively, it wasn’t that unique of a kill (conversely, his kill of the female was definitely “Check it, an old dog CAN learn new tricks!”).
SO APPARENTLY THERE”S GUNNA BE A GODZILLA SEQUEL, POSSIBLE TWO
CONFIRMED MONSTERS ARE:
WHY IS TUMBLR NOT FREAKING OUT DO WE NOT HAVE A GODZILLA FANDOM WE SHOULD WE REALLY SHOULD I LOVED IT I THINK I SHALL START ONE WILL START THINKING OF URLS BUT SERIOUSLY.
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