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This an introduction to an ongoing series of articles spotlighting movies, music, art, comics, and other assorted media that we at Rooster Republic Press find ourselves enjoying. Once a week, on Thursdays, we will showcase new and old works and, hopefully, help spread the word on great stuff you might otherwise miss out on.
RoosterVision was previously the name of our non-fiction imprint, and since those titles and that line of books are no longer, we have decided to resurrect RoosterVision for the purpose of this showcase. Enjoy!
For the first entry in our “RoosterVision” articles, we’ve decided to spotlight the recently-released ULTRAMEGA (Image Comics), by James Harren and Dave Stewart.
We’ve seen ULTRAMEGA get some mixed reviews but we come down on the side of really liking this ultra-violent foray into kaiju lore. Very obviously inspired (visually) by ULTRAMAN but leaning much heavier into body horror and absolute terror. Dare we say, even a bit of inspiration from Junji Ito? Take a look at this spread…
Delightful! But, we should add, it’s not just a horror show. there’s plenty of giant-monster action throughout, and if you’re a fan of kaiju mayhem, then we doubt this title will disappoint.
And if you give this a try and want more horror-themed monster action, then look for GODZILLA IN HELL, which has been collected in trade paperback by IDW. It’d make a fine double-feature with ULTRAMEGA.
We think GODZILLA IN HELL is an all-timer Godzilla story, revisiting loads of Big G’s rogues gallery and all while fighting through Hell.
GODZILLA IN HELL is exactly what the title promises, and the largely wordless comic is just this side of gorgeous…
And there you have it! These RoosterVision articles are meant to be short and sweet. And if you like what you see above, then we hope you give ULTRAMEGA and GODZILLA IN HELL a chance.
GODZILLA IN HELL is, unfortunately, out of print. The collected trade paperback goes for a whole heap of money if you stick to Amazon purchases, but you can find back issues on sites like eBay, and what a great excuse to search out your local comic book shops!
Here are three online resources to help you:
Good luck, and thanks for reading! See you next Thursday for our next RoosterVision entry!