In the first issue of Kaiju Score #1, a hastily put together team of criminals, got together to plan an art heist. The plan sounds pretty sound, as they have a lot of inside information. The one big detail is that the operation must go down during a Kaiju disaster. The other interesting detail that not everyone is who they seem to be.
In the current issue of Kaiju Score #2, a hastily put together team of criminals, got together to plan an art heist. The plan sounds pretty sound, as they have a lot of inside information. The one big detail is that the operation must go down during a Kaiju disaster. The other interesting detail that not everyone is who they seem to be.
Ocean’s Eleven Meets Godzilla right in the middle of the Crawl. We have the build-up, the waiting phase. The fact that there are traitors amid the team becomes a major plot point. The most interesting thing is that James Patrick, blatantly wants to push the direction of the narrative along the famous Robert Burns Poem:
In proving foresight may be vain:
The best laid schemes o’ Mice an’ Men
Often go wrong
However, instead of Mice and Men, insert Monsters and Thieves, and you got your hook.
The art and coloring were done by Rem Broo (The End Times of Bram & Ben). I am a little biased on this one, but I enjoyed Broo’s seemingly simplistic yet detailed panel designs. There is some great technique such as showing scale of the Kaiju without breaking the tempo of the story.
Kaiju Score is an ambitious story, about Kaiju, whose potential danger is shown from the perspective of organized crime. The result is that Patrick has been successful in demonstrating how much destruction the Kaiju could cause with showing anything.
Rive Gauche, a media entertainment company just 2 months ago, announced a merger with AfterShock Comics. That merger has resulted in a new entity, AfterShock Media, which has already been confirmed rumored to be developing Kaiju Score with Sony. AfterShock Comics’ Lee Kramer and Jon Kramer will also produce, with Jiao Chen overseeing the project for Sony Pictures.
Kaiju Score #2 will have two covers: the cover A was drawn by Rem Broo and the cover B 10 Copy Kitson Incv. On a side note, I do not understand how sales of Kaiju score #1 have not taken off. There is a 1:15 Kitson Variant, that has not gotten any respect yet.
SCORE: 5 out of 5 stars.
Writer: James Patrick
Artist/Colorist: Rem Broo
Letterer: Dave Sharpe
Publisher: Aftershock Comics