(W) John Layman (A) Nick Pitarra (C) Michael Garland
They’re back! A deadly dinosaur disaster story! Leviathan #2 delves deeper into it’s lore and adds more gore! John Layman and Nick Pitarra answer questions sought in the first issue, but leaves us asking more and wanting more! It’s always good to know one’s enemy. That is probably a quote from a great philosopher, and boy does it fit here. We learn via the military that these monsters could in fact be dinosaurs that have been living miles underground for millennia. Knowing this, the military sends out a group of bad-ass monster killer robots.
While our main man, Ryan, goes back home for a rest, he finds the ritual suitcase and takes it to the local church. The ensuing church sequence only takes up a few pages, but John Layman’s dialogue really shines through. There is a brief – yet funny – recap of the first issue, and what is generally happening in the world.
Nick Pitarra’s art clocks a home-run yet again. With so many minor details in the background and scattered about, it is a blast to look at the art and see the love and care he takes in doing it. Plus there was a good amount of pop culture hiding in the background, like a fun egg hunt. And I can’t forget the super bad-ass monster killer robots, the designs for them stand out from the rest of the comic, showing just how epic they are and gore inducing. A lot of dinosaurs got savagely killed which was a high point for the art and colors.
Contributing to the art is Michael Garland’s colors, with vividness and fine details it really helps the art stand out. With gore galore the colors really helped sell the blood and guts, and the killing of all of the monsters.
Memorable Quote: “That s a giant radioactive mutant dinosaur.” -Father Gabriel Baron
Final Thoughts: This issue explained enough, but opened the door to more questions. Also, the ratcheted up gore and increase in dead dinosaurs should make genre fans want to keep reading it.
Also would a dinosaur be considered kaiju? (Editor’s Note: Yes. Yes, it would)