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The Return Of One Punch In Justice League Vs Godzilla (Spoilers)

This week sees the publication of the second issue of Justice League Vs Godzilla Vs King Kong as the Big Beasts hit Gotham and Metropolis.

Article Summary

  • Justice League Vs Godzilla Vs King Kong #2 features the Big Beasts' rampage through DC cities.
  • One Punch, the iconic DC Comics meme, makes a comeback in the latest issue.
  • Black Canary, Red Hood, Nightwing, and Batgirl confront challenges amid the chaos.
  • New release Batman: Off-World #1 explores a young Batman's encounter with cosmic threats.

This week sees the publication of the second issue of Justice League Vs Godzilla Vs King Kong. The first issue was all just set-up, but this Tuesday will see the Big Beasts hit the cities we have heard of in the DC Comics Universe. As Gotham and Metropolis are both attacked by different denizens of the Monsterverse…

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…so Central City and Paradise Island are also hit.

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And we also get the return of One Punch. But it's not the Monsters who are the recipient of such an attack…. We always like to keep an eye on the One Punch meme at DC Comics. Especially now with Nathan Fillion cast as Guy Gardner and James Gunn showing love for the JLI run. One Punch originated from a scene in Justice League International by Keith Giffen, J.M. DeMatteis and Kevin Maguire, when Batman punched Guy Gardner in the face and knocked him out, With one punch.

The Return Of One Punch

Something that Ted Kord, the Blue Beetle, immediately began celebrating. And kept referring to. Forever. And it returns in Justice League Vs Godzilla Vs King Kong #2 out on Tuesday.

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Just as Black Canary turns up to save the day in Gotham against a monstrous bat attack from Kyodai Kōmori. Well, they do have sensitive hearing. And with Red Hood and Nightwing going up against each other in the aftermath.

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…Batgirl gets to defend her man. Meanwhile, in Batman: Off-World #1, we see that it's basically Year Two…

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…which maybe is why this One Punch doesn't work as well as it should.

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If anything, it may be Batman's turn to get the one-punch back…

(W) Brian Buccellato (A) Christian Duce (CA) Drew Johnson
Legendary's Monsterverse has been unleashed on the DC Universe, and cities are threatened across the globe! From Metropolis to Gotham City to Themyscira, the Justice League scrambles to protect the citizens from these raging titans! What role has the Legion of Doom played in all this monster madness, and how will the tide of battle change…when a hero falls?! Retail: $4.99 In-Store Date: 11/21/2023

(W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) Doug Mahnke
A routine night in Gotham City for a young Batman proves to be anything but routine when the crime-fighter is confronted with a sort of foe he's never faced before–one from beyond the stars! A universe of possible alien threats leads Batman to make a daring decision–to venture alone into the far reaches of the cosmos for the very first time, where the Dark Knight will face the fight of his life! Superstar writer Jason Aaron delivers his first Batman story ever, partnered with blockbuster artist Doug Mahnke for a unique, brutal tale! Retail: $3.99 In-Store Date: 11/21/2023

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Rich JohnstonAbout Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.
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