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Justice League vs. Godzilla vs. Kong #5 (of 6)

Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 10 critic ratings.

The cataclysmic crossover between the DCU and Legendary’s Monsterverse continues! The Justice League have regrouped after their initial losses and discover nefarious plans by the Legion of Doom AND the League of Assassins are underway to use the Monsters for their evil purposes. As Lois Lane uncovers truths about the monster’s identities, the League also learns of a beacon that’s drawing all the creatures to one location…the final battle to save Earth is about to begin!

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Length
34 pages
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10 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    Nerd Initiative

    This issue is much like reaching the top of the rollercoaster and then hitting that first drop. On every page, we are met with something that brings pure joy and delight. The Lantern Corp showing up, the Titans, Grodd with a Kryptonite horn, and much more. It’s truly the gift that continues to give, and making the Justice League of all teams feel desperation and have their backs to the wall is not easy. The fact Lex Luthor is now suited up as Mechagodzilla alone makes this story an instant classic.

  • 95

    Lyles Movie Files

    This has been a very fun read giving equal spotlight to all the parties even if Superman has to stay on the sidelines to make the battle more unpredictable.

  • 87

    The Comicbook Dispatch

    Justice League vs. Godzilla vs. Kong #5 is an explosive and visually stunning comic book that delivers on its promise of an epic crossover. With its jaw-dropping action sequences, interwoven storylines, and captivating character dynamics, this issue is a treat for fans of both the DC Universe and the MonsterVerse. Whether you’re a longtime comic book reader or a fan of the blockbuster films, this crossover event is sure to leave you in awe. Strap in for a battle of legendary proportions that is not to be missed!

  • 86

    The Super Powered Fancast

    The Story: The story gets a more direct connection to the world of Godzilla with the Monarch reveal and the story gets more interesting for it. Having the League finally go into investigation mode is a great element of the story that adds tension to what could just be a story full of monster brawling. I like the way the story is expanding and evolving and the ending makes me excited to see what happens next.

    The Art: Derenick delivers some beautifully detailed art throughout the issue. The story is filled with great action and the art delivers on that action with visual thrills.

  • 85

    Geek Dad

    The penultimate issue of this series still has a lot of unresolved plots, setting us up for a massive finale. Superman is still unconscious and possibly dying, leaving Shazam consumed with grief and guilt—leading him to charge into a situation he can’t possibly win. As the monsters rampage across the world, the various villains each make their move. Grodd makes an attempt to win the “Ape God” Kong over to his side—and when that fails, he attempts to force him with mind control. As Oliver Queen takes on the League of Assassins, Ra’s plans to use the Lazarus Pit for nefarious purposes. And then there’s Luthor, who debuts another iconic character from the Godzilla franchise as his secret weapon. Amid all of this, there’s a ton of explosive monster action to look forward to—but it’s impossible to note that it’s the final issue next, and most of the characters in the title have barely met.

  • 80

    Dark Knight News

    I’m enjoying learning more about this story and how the crossing of worlds would affect super-powered beings and gargantuan monsters alike. Justice League vs. Godzilla vs. Kong #5 adds more to this story and definitely helps readers start putting pieces together about what the villains are really up to (like that last page! What?).

    Refreshingly, the art style and overall design of the series have remained consistent from issue to issue, making it easier to keep up with the over 50 named characters we’ve seen on the pages. I also just generally find those consistencies in a series to be comforting, so take that as you will.

    As the issues keep releasing, hopefully, more and more storylines will wrap up, leading to a satisfying overall ending in the future. For now, though, I’m going to continue making predictions about what’s motivating everybody in this series, and hoping that Superman and Lois get to confirm their engagement.

  • 73

    Superman Homepage

    While the story has never dropped in quality, it really is starting to pick up pace again. All the pieces are starting to fall in place building up to the book’s conclusion. Although Superman has been out of commission since the end of the second issue, we know he will be back to play a major role in the conclusion of the story. While everyone would like to find Toyman and the Dreamstone, it seems he must be hiding back in the Legendary Monster World. By no surprise, Ra’s al Ghul took the giant head most likely to resurrect King Ghidorah.

  • 70

    Justice League vs. Godzilla vs. Kong embraces the Godzilla side of things this time around, though much of the issue is focused on setting up the next series of major clashes and moving various pieces across the board. That said, artists Christian Duce and Tom Derenick and colorist Luis Guerrero do not disappoint in delivering epic Kaiju battles, as that’s the only way to describe the undersea throwdown between Godzilla and the Kraken. This battle is truly a sight to behold, and there are several other gorgeous scenes that set up future battles and events that have the potential to be just as exciting. Writer Brian Buccellato pivots between that larger fight and all of our heroes across the world throughout the issue, and while these various moments are going to be important at some point, all of the jumping around does kind of take you out of the story at times. While the fight is thrilling, this issue overall isn’t the strongest in the series, but what it sets up will hopefully pay off for even bigger things down the line.

  • 70

    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary

    I want to love this book and I have loved it. But this issue was the first one which felt a little bit of pause and a little bit scattered. On to the book.

  • 65


    The broad scale at play is arguably the series’ main weak point. By trying to bring in as many monsters and DC characters as possible, the series lacks a discernible lead or impactful thematic through-line. And even though there’s spectacle here, many of the heroes are caught just watching the action. This problem is further exacerbated by the lack of stakes. Despite all of the machinations, there isn’t much of a threat here. For a good time, Justice League vs. Godzilla vs. Kong continues to deliver, but the series has yet to amount to more than the sum of its parts.

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