Godzilla: Rulers of Earth #21 Review

As the series inches closer to the finale, the Trilobites continue their attack! How does this issue fare? let’s take a look.

Here’s the official description from IDW:

The Trilopods arrive, and no monster is safe! As the Cryog Emperor unleashes an all-out assault on the planet, Lucy and Woods face their own dangers and their only hope for the future may lie in the monsters from the past.

It’s no surprise that many fans were skeptical of the Trilobites. With so many monsters free to use, was the creation of an original creature really necessary? That was the question a lot of people had. As seen in the previous issue, it’s obvious that these space monsters are a worthy addition to the cast. This issue sees them advance their attack on Monster Island and Godzilla & SpaceGodzilla. What we have is a very engaging issue as we see these creatures slowly overpower the monsters, which definitely makes them quite a great threat.

GODZILLA_ROE_21_cvrChris Mowry continues the story at a solid pace. Emperor Karkaro continues to be the best humanoid antagonist of the series. Much of the action is divided between the attack on Monster Island and then on the attack on Godzilla & SpaceGodzilla. The entire Island sequence is handled very well, (even if once again Rodan is given nothing to do and is pretty much cannon fodder) further establishing the Trilobites as a major menace. Their copy abilities mimic what Orga can do, but taken to another level. If a giant copy of all the monsters was the final boss, I actually wouldn’t mind. The retailer exclusive cover showcases Godzilla and SpaceGodzilla teaming up to combat the Trilobites, so of course that was a hyped thing about this issue. It definitely does not disappoint.

The art by Jeff Zornow is more on the mix side. There are some nice shots, but a good amount of it looks a bit unfinished. This is seen on the main cover also. Zornow’s concept is great, but it looks extremely messy. It’ll take a second glance to notice that Zilla is there. On the other side, the RI by Matt Frank is a fantastic piece, showcasing Godzilla and SpaceGodzilla uniting against the Trilobites.

Overall, another compelling chapter in the final arc of the series. The Trilobites have established themselves as a worthy threat. (Someone needs to get Bandai to make a figure of these guys.) While the art is a bit messy in some places, there’s no denying the grandeur of Godzilla and SpaceGodzilla teaming up against the new creatures. Sadly, Rulers of Earth ends in four issues. At the very least, that means there will be no slowing down.

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