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Godzilla Graphic Novel Explains the Action Packed 2019 Film

The newest Godzilla film has been criticized for having “too many monster brawls” and not enough plot. To these critics I say: read the tie-in comic before seeing the film.

Released ten days before the new 2019 film King of the MonstersGodzilla: Aftershock gives us the introduction and key knowledge that the film doesn’t. Critics across media have griped that there are too many scenes featuring the monsters fighting against each other, but what they don’t realize is: that’s what the films are for! This new comic provides what the film shouldn’t have to.

 

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Die-hard fans of the Godzilla franchise are most likely not going to theaters for the plot of these films, however, if you are a fan looking for more, rather than jumping into the giant monster battles, Godzilla: Aftershock will do that for you!

The comic follows the secret agency Monarch, which has been studying these monsters. It takes place immediately after the 2014 film, and the characters involved, many who appear in King of the Monsters, learn of the ancient lore and relationships the monsters have with each other.

 

 

The one thing that critics, both professional and non-professional, have in common with the 2019 adaptation is that King of the Monsters has an incredible amount of action, more action that exposition. But that is what the tie-in comic is there for. So the film can get to the point that everyone is waiting for – the monsters kicking the daylights out of each other!

 

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Top 4 Books About Awesome Giant Monsters

Giant monsters are awesome! Often appearing as antagonistic forces towards the heroes throughout literature, they take the form of great beasts, huge dragons, and other forms of giant wildlife. With the new film, Godzilla: King of the Monsters looming on the horizon, here are several books about giant monsters to sate the city-destroying, monster fighting appetites of literature fans. Look out, here they come!

 

4. Leviathan by Jared Sandman

 

A huge whale-like beast swims in the ocean seas

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Leviathan chronicles the discovery of a giant monster in the Caribbean, found by a marine biologist called Kelly Andrews. Two separate expeditions begin to race to find the giant monster, one led by Andrews with the intention to study it, the other to find and kill the monster. Named ‘Leviathan’, the beast proves itself to be very real and far more ancient than anyone could be suspected. This is a B movie as a novel and it knows it, but it’s a very fun ride.

 

3. Shambling towards Hiroshima by James Morrow

 

A shadow of a man stands in the shadow of a giant monster against the backdrop of a nuclear sign

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There are no real giant monsters in this novel but it is no less compelling and a great read for any movie/giant monster films. A Hollywood B-movie actor is enlisted into a government propaganda film, donning a giant rubber monster suit and simulate an attack on a Japanese city. Designed to scare the Japanese into surrendering to avoid the use of nuclear weapons, the novel blends hilarious Hollywood satire with a love of corny monsters and real world history that adds an aura of tragedy to the entire affair.

 

2. Project Nemesis by Jeremy Robinson

 

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Project Nemesis  is a classic giant monster novel. The story follows Jon Hudson, a government agent in a dead-end job in a paranormal division, which hasn’t yielded anything and leaves him bored out of his skull. But when he and his team finds an abandoned research facility, a monster escapes from the facility, codenamed ‘Nemesis’. Nemesis begins to evolve, mutating into a giant monster that’s headed straight for a major city: Boston. As the military mobilizes, Hudson struggles in a race against time to find the monster’s origins and stop it before it destroys Boston.

 

1. Kaiju Rising: Age of Monsters by Various authors

 

A giant monster looms large in a burning city

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This collection is an anthology collection, showcasing numerous short stories centered around giant monsters from a variety of science fiction authors. The anthology contains numerous compelling short stories around giant beasts, such as a giant orca-man who becomes famous for trashing Hollywood, a demonic lamb Vs the Statue of Liberty in an ultimate showdown, Greek demigod monsters being summoned to fight in World War II, or a collection of miners unearthing a giant monster in the Old West by accident. With so many stories in here, there’s enough monster action to satisfy any Godzilla fan! Check it out!

What are some of your favorite giant monster books? Let us know in the comments!

 

 

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