Rulers of Earth inches closer to its finale! How does this issue fare? Let’s take a look.
Here’s the official description from IDW:
Lucy and Woods journey to find King Caesar while the Cryog unleash their final, most devastating plan! The Earth’s monsters have never before been so overpowered!
As further evidenced here, the Trilobites show no sign of slowing down as they continue to overpower the monsters. This time Gorosaurus makes his big comic debut in modern day, and if that wasn’t exciting enough Godzilla & SpaceGodzilla continue their team-up. The action is intense and for the first time things look utterly hopeless, even for Godzilla! Rulers of Earth continues the final arc with perfection.
Chris Mowry starts the issue with such grand excitement. The narration is fun and engaging as we see Gorosaurus take on some of the alien menaces. There’s a sense of dread the writer emulates: for the first time the monsters are on the complete losing side. Especially with the exciting cliffhanger we can expect things to not slow down. The other major part of the issue focuses on Godzilla and SpaceGodzilla. It is perfectly done and fun. Who doesn’t get a kick out of these two worst enemies aligning? The human dialogue is also good, nicely furthering the story.
Matt Frank’s art once again shines. Gorosaurus looks great, and yes his “kangaroo kick” is used in all of its glory. The real highlight however is the entire Godzilla/SpaceGodzilla sequence. There’s so many fantastic panels, such as when the two break out of the Trilobite cage and SpaceG shoving his counterpart to the side to exact revenge on the alien menace. The main cover by Frank showcases a nice shot of Gorosaurus. Though it looks more like a comic page, his fans will definitely like it very much. The RI by Jeff Zornow is truly exciting as an almost “all-out assault” with the government mechas. (Though this doesn’t transpire in the comic.)
Overall, an excellent installment in Rulers of Earth. The monster scenes are some of the greatest, and the Trilobites continue to make their mark as worthy Godzilla characters. (I said this before, but I’ll say it again: I want to see a figure of them.) The final arc continues to be engaging, just three issues left!