Rating if the Book Were a Movie: R

Writer: James Patrick
Artist: Rem Broo
Letters: Dave Sharpe
Cover: Rem Broo
Editor: Mike Marts
Publisher: Aftershock Comics

This month has had quite a few books that I have been really looking forward to the next issue showing up in my pulls. After patiently waiting for a month (those of you that know me know what an accomplishment that truly was) “Kaiju Score” #4 finally hit the shelves.

I was nervous about this issue. Usually the last part of a series seems to be a letdown. The creative teams can’t figure out a good place to end it. We saw this in the third Lord of the RIngs movie. Return of the King could have ended 45 minutes earlier and nobody would have noticed that much of a difference. 

As we enter the final issue in this run; the stakes are even higher for Marco, Michelle, and Pierson. All three of the remaining members of the crew have reached the point where there is no choice but to be all in. Find a way to pull this job off and hit big on a multimillion dollar score. Anything less is going to result in death. In case tensions weren’t already ratcheted to maximum levels there is a pair of kaiju in a no holds barred fight to the death not more than fifty feet away. No pressure.

Artwork: .75 Stars

All of Mr. Broo’s artwork for this series was perfectly meshed with the writing. I really liked the kaiju having a Royal Rumble in downtown Miami. I look forward to seeing more of this in the future.

Story: 1 Star

This story continues to have unique twists and turns. Every time the reader has a grasp on how things are going there’s another surprise. Mr. Patrick kept the twists coming all the way through. I doff my cap to you, sir.

Dialogue: 1 Star

Throughout the series we’ve watched Marco talk the talk. We finally get to see if he has the stones to tell Michelle, Pierson, and “Blackie” where to go and what to do to themselves when they get there. I enjoyed seeing Marco’s development over these four books.

Editing: 1 Star

The lettering in this book is terrific. I saw nothing that would break canon (hard to do in a four book run but it can still happen). Everything was done superb;ly. Well done!

Mechanics: 1 Star

Every book in this series was so easy to fall into. The way the stakes kept getting higher was impressive. I had a vested interest in all of the characters. Most of them weren’t characters. They were friends. Except Pierson. He’s just a jackass. 

I would highly recommend getting this entire four-book run when it comes out on TPB. It’s a fun story that reads like a movie. It’s only February; but this one makes my list for book of the year for 2021.