Godzilla is now in his 60th year since he first appeared on the screen in 1954 in Gojira. Over the past sixty years, the big radioactive lizard has appeared in thirty movies, two animated series, and several comic runs, beginning with Marvel and now residing with publisher IDW. One of the best comic runs in recent years is Godzilla: The Half Century War, written and illustrated by James Stokoe. The five issue run spans 50 years (as its title implies), focusing on Lieutenant Ota Murakami, a tank driver who ends up joining an organization dedicated to battling Godzilla. Murakami’s journey begins in Tokyo in 1954 and takes him across the world and the decades as Godzilla traverses the globe leaving a wake of destruction in his path, and dealing with other giant monsters along the way.
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