Book Title: Kaiju Score: Steal From the Gods #1

Book Description: After everything that happened with Marco in Florida, Michelle promised herself that she’d get out of the game. Her portion of the take from that job was enough to pay off the mobsters that were going to kill her crew. She had a clean slate. Try as she may, Michelle couldn’t walk away. She loves the thrill of the job too much. She’s put some new rules in place though. First of all, no jobs bigger than what Michelle and the crew can handle. If the team is relying on a kaiju to make something happen, there’s a problem. That problem can get someone arrested or killed. Michelle’s other new rule is to have no one on the team that she does not trust implicitly. Now Michelle is getting an offer that will leave her financially set for life. The thing is, she’s going to have to break her own rules to pull it off. In Russia there is a kaiju that is hibernating. In its belly, a chest filled with golden Aztec coins. It pays more than job Michelle will ever do. It’s also more dangerous. What’s the best course of action?

Book Author: James Patrick

Book Format: Paperback

Publisher - Orgnization: AfterShock Comics

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Illustrator: Rem Broo

  • Story
    (3.9)
  • Interior Art
    (3.8)
  • Cover Art
    (3.6)
  • Dialogue
    (3.8)
  • Mechanics
    (3.9)
  • Editing
    (3.8)
3.8

Summary

I loved “Kaiju Score” when it first came out a year and a half ago. The plot was unlike anything I had ever heard of. The character development was terrific. I told my buddy, Brett, that this series was like having a Quentin Tarantino movie taking place in the corner of a Godzilla flick. His response was that this is everything indie comics should be.

Now the team of James Patrick and Rem Broo are back. They brought presents in the form of “Kaiju Score: Steal From the Gods”. We’re getting an even bigger job with bigger risks. Add in a whole slew of new characters and this is going to be fun!

The character development of Michelle is great. Out of all the characters in the original series, she was the one that I felt we knew the least about. It was nice to see her fleshed out a bit more.

The artwork on the cover and interior pages is spot on with the original series. Given that it’s the same artist, that should not come as a surprise. What was a surprise was seeing panels with more detail than I remembered in the original run. I like it!

I found the story to be very easy to fall into. For a newcomer to the series I would recommend reading “Kaiju Score” first. Otherwise a great deal of references will be missed. 

As a geek on a budget I’m all in on “Kaiju Score: Steal From the Gods”. It’s on my pull list and makes the list of one of the first books read on new comic book day. Give it a fair shake and you’ll see why!

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