While the New DCU has taken center stage this week, as it should, and as it probably will for the entire month of September, my two favorite books of the week were put out by a company with the letters IDW in its name.
I have nominated every issue of GODZILLA GANGSTERS & GOLIATHS that has come out. And GODZILLA GANGSTERS & GOLIATHS #4 (OF 5) was excellent once again. Loved the comment on the inside front cover. NOTE: This story takes place in a different continuity than Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters. Which is mucho important cause Gangsters & Goliaths totally stands by itself. I’m not a Godzilla fan. I have no history with Godzilla. This is just a great comic. It’s about Detective Sato. It’s about the criminal underworld. It’s about big giant monsters causing rampant destruction! And the last page was great. Time to unleash Mechagodzilla! Can’t wait to see how the mini-series wraps up.
On a side note, the writer of Gangsters & Goliaths, John Layman, also writes a little book called Chew. Which we all know by now is awesome. In two weeks, CHEW TP VOL 04 FLAMBE, which contains issues #16-20, and CHEW #21, Part One of "Major League Chew," come out, on the same day, making it a perfect time to jump aboard the Chew train! Choo! Choo!
But once again my vote for Best Book of the Week will go to GI Joe Cobra. Or as it’s being referred to now COBRA ONGOING #4.
And once again the issue began with the words, "I’m never going to be Cobra Commander!" If you haven’t been paying attention, Cobra Commander is dead! Bullet to the head! And the search for the new Cobra Commander is on!
Major Bludd takes center stage this time. And once again it was very interesting to see what another character thinks the role of Cobra should be. Major Bludd is all business. Plain and simple.
Loved that they got back to the traitor story. Issue #1 was somewhat dissed because Breaker seemed to be the dumbest undercover spy in Joe history. Well, so much for Breaker. Black-out is the traitor and he answers to Major Bludd!
And, yes, there was a four-page scene of an unnamed operative hijacking a plane in the middle of the issue this week, which appeared right after Major Bludd said, "I need a plane." And the two sequences had nothing to do with each other. Can see how that might have thrown some readers off. Maybe Mr. Costa tried to be too cute with his scene segue. Maybe it’s a case of poor scene placement. Read it again! The book makes total sense! The unnamed operative plane hijacking was just a little foreshadowing. And I can’t wait to see where it leads.