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Godzilla: Skate or Die #1 (of 5)

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Australian skater punks versus Varan and the King of the Monsters in this thrilling debut issue by writer/artist Louie Joyce (A Fistful of Pain)!

Four years ago, four best friends and die-hard skaters found the perfect location for a DIY skatepark. After months of hard work, they created the world’s sickest spot that they could enjoy for the rest of their lives… That is, until the ferocious Varan appeared in the middle of central Australia and started making a beeline for their beloved park. Why is Varan on a rampage? Why did Godzilla just appear off the coast? What does their beloved skate spot have to do with this? And most importantly… what are these punks willing to do to save it?

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Length
28 pages
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4 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 90

    Capes & Tights

    Godzilla: Skate or Die #1 may not be for everyone, but if you are anything like us and grew up in a world where skating was part of your everyday life and you are excited for future Kaiju battles, this comic is going to hit just right for you. In the debut issue we get a comic that is not just fun to read but a visual experience in its own right. Now, lets just get prepared for some killer skating and epic battles in future issues.

  • 80


    Louie Joyce’s debut issue is full of stylish artwork, fun characters and cool monsters. Though a little talky, it’s a unique and visually appealing take on the King of the Monsters.

  • 70

    First Comics News

    Godzilla goes up against a crew of teenage skateboarders called The Coin Toss Crew in a small town in Australia is a premise that feels like a made for tv movie from the late 70s throughout the 80s, It’s like “The Harlem Globetrotters On Gilligan’s Island” meets the 1998 “Godzilla” movie starring Matthew Broderick but with teens and I’m 98% sure writer/artist Louie Joyce channeled any of those John Hughes movies from the 90s where he goes for the more goofy elements rather than making it a horrifying Godzilla story and it doesn’t help that the Coin Toss Crew is not interesting to where it feels like they were assembled from any of the Dogtown/Z-Boys crew but the huge difference?!- The Z-Boys had personality! Do you think you should tap out after this issue? No, but give it a chance because it could get better, unfortunately, this issue gave us very little excitement so I’m hoping that Joyce will pick up the pace and add a key element that he left out: the adrenaline rush.

  • 40

    We won’t count the series out entirely just yet, yet this debut installment did little to evoke any real excitement about what could be waiting for us in future chapters.

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