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Godzilla #10 (May 1978)


Godzilla Marvel 10

I might be just a tiny yeti now, but I’m drinking milk!


Godzilla #10 – Godzilla vs Yetrigar (May 1978)
Writer – Doug Moench
Penciler – Herb Trimpe
Editor – Archie Goodwin

A new monster who will be a King Kong analogue, sort of, and more giant robot action as Red Ronin returns. Yes, it’s more Marvel Godzilla comic fun! If you need a reminder of the cast, stop by the Godzilla Marvel Splash Page, and check in on everything with March of Godzilla 2013!

Godzilla Marvel 10

Godzilla is a big fan of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid!


In the deserts near Arizona, Godzilla wanders near a nuclear test area, where an underground blast a few months back somehow traveled via underground caves to Alberta, Canada, and a frozen Yeti-caveman was thawed out and irradiated so he grew huge. This is an actual origin story, folks. The now gigantic Yeti-caveman then wandered all the way back to the desert nuclear blast site without anyone noticing.

Yetrigar tosses a giant rock at the Behemoth carrier, which promptly crashes. D’oh!

Soon Godzilla and Yetrigar battle at the Grand Canyon. It is the grandest fight the canyon has ever seen since Pecos Bill and Teddy Roosevelt exchanged fisticuffs.

Robert steals Red Ronin again while Jimmy Woo and Tamara Hasioka are making googly eyes at each other. Can’t anyone take the keys out of Red Ronin and keep them in their pockets or something?? This robot is easier to steal than candy from a sleeping baby.

Robert in Red Ronin flies to Godzilla’s location, and sees him battling the mosnter. Robert claims yetrigar are a giant yeti legend from Japan, and thus we now have a name for the new monster.

Red Ronin soon pops up in the middle of their battle, turning it into a three-way brawl. At least, it will be so, next issue! Until then, we gotta wait. And wait. And wait! Thanks goodness this isn’t 35 years ago and I already have the next issue!

Godzilla Marvel 10

Yetrigar goes all Captain America!


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Posted by Tars Tarkas - May 11, 2013 at 6:44 am

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Godzilla #8 (March 1978)


Godzilla Marvel 8

The weirdest jump rope game ever!


Godzilla #8 – Titan Times Two! (March 1978)
Writer – Doug Moench
Penciler – Herb Trimpe
Editor – Archie Goodwin

When last we saw Godzilla and Red Ronin, they were just about to fight. Now they do fight! Amazing how that works. Yes, no filler episode this month, it’s a full-fledged battle issue! For those new to the Marvel Godzilla comics, make sure you are informed via the Godzilla Marvel Splash Page, and keep up with all the March of Godzilla 2013 marvelness!

Godzilla and Red Ronin fight! Finally, Godzilla is battling a giant robot like we all demanded! Red Ronin pilot, the 12-year-old child Rob Takiguchi doesn’t want to hurt Godzilla, so he’s reluctant to break out the big guns like the laser sword (aka a light saber) or heavier laser guns. Godzilla is not reluctant to do anything and blasts Red Ronin with his atomic breath. Robert’s unfamiliarity with the controls prevents him from putting up the shields in time, and his roboride is damaged more than it should be.

The SHIELD helicarrier Behemoth moves in to fight Godzilla, but Robert uses Red Ronin to attack the helicarrier as a distraction, then grabs Godzilla via magnetic grappling hooks and uses rocket boots to fly away, Big G in tow!

Godzilla Marvel 8

Godzilla is literally a cat!


Godzilla is not too crazy about being suspended in the air by some dumb robot and squirms loose. By now the action has moved to San Diego Bay (answering the question of where we are.)

Red Ronin blasts the Behemoth again, then stands in front of Godzilla and points away from San Diego towards the open countryside.

And Godzilla walks that way…

Towards land where more people will be, not the ocean where he can find a nice island. D’oh!

Godzilla Marvel 8

Go home, Godzilla, you’re drunk!

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Posted by Tars Tarkas - April 23, 2013 at 6:38 am

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Godzilla #7 (February 1978)


Godzilla Marvel 7

I hope it was a C-section!


Godzilla #7 – Birth of a Warrior! (February 1978)
Writer – Doug Moench
Penciler – Herb Trimpe
Editor – Archie Goodwin

Yes, more Godzilla and more Marvel! Be make sure you know what the frak is going on with the Godzilla Marvel Splash Page, and keep up with all the March of Godzilla 2013 madness!

Godzilla is rampaging on the military base he was brought to and easily escaped the specialized prison from in the last issue. The military base that just happens to have a whole lot of nuclear missiles on it!

Why did they build a giant monster cage here??? Or even bring a giant monster???? These gooberheads!

Red Ronin, however, is randomly wandering free. He was activated by the unconscious brain of Robert, but has had no real commands. Jimmy Woo climbs inside and stops Red Ronin just in time to be told they need to go take Red Ronin to stop Godzilla. Jimmy decides to pilot the robot there, but Red Ronin won’t respond!

Godzilla Marvel 7

Robot Stomp!


It turns out that Rob’s random mashing of buttons caused an overload that made it so Red Ronin will now only respond to Rob’s brain commands! Rob wakes up and steals the Red Ronin again to go save Godzilla. Robert is one of those kids who should be locked in a cage in the middle of the ocean, because he’s just going to wander out and do bad things. Robert also names Red Ronin at this moment. Be cause he has a bit of red on him and sort of is like a ronin, maybe.

Red Ronin arrives…just in time for the battle to begin next issue! D’oh!

One thing the Godzilla comic excels in in having issues that just build up to a fight in the next issue. Fillers, if you will. Well, next issue there WILL be fighting. Or else!

Godzilla Marvel 7

World War G!


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Posted by Tars Tarkas - April 21, 2013 at 6:33 am

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Godzilla #6 (January 1978)


Godzilla Marvel 6

I can buy a mad scientist creating monsters that charge up via glowing meteorite, but a cave this big? I don’t think so!


Godzilla #6 – A Monster Enslaved! (January 1978)
Writer – Doug Moench
Penciler – Herb Trimpe
Editor – Archie Goodwin

Godzilla tries to get some rest and bad things happen! Part 1 of a three-part story that introduces a giant robot and another monster. But first Godzilla gets caged. But can you cage the King of the Monsters? (No!)

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Godzilla goes into a gigantic cave to take a nap. If you are wondering if there are Godzilla-sized caves in the Pacific Northwest, I’m going to have to go with “No, no there isn’t.”

Meanwhile, Dum Dum Dugan mentions that they’re building a new helicarrier, not just fixing the crashed one. That would make too much since. In fact, this is a specialized helicarrier called Behemoth designed to capture giant monsters like Godzilla. And it is to be piloted by a guy named Hugh Howards, and you can guess what he looks like. Yep. Howard the Duck. Just kidding!

Dr. Takiguchi’s plans are revealed, he’s building a giant robot codenamed SJ3 RX (aka Mr. Project) that will eventually become the infamous Red Ronin. Jimmy Woo and Tamara are soon making out, but she pulls away, because she’s confused and jazz.

Gabe Jones convinced Dum Dum to use knockout gas Godzilla first instead of burying a mountain on him. Gabe and Dum Dum get in their Zil-Pods and drop the gas. Godzilla is upset at first, but eventually the gas kicks in and Godzilla gets KOed!

Godzilla Marvel 6

Sometimes you just got to purify the world with fire!


They load him into the Behemoth and take him to a specially constructed cage at a military base. This is sort of like King Kong, except different. Because the ship can fly. And there will be no stage show…yet!

The second Godzilla wakes up, he freaks out and busts out of the cage! Wow, billions down the drain because it went to the lowest bidder. Time to arrest some military contractors and execute them!

Robert has snuck into the Red Ronin controls and attempts to pilot it, except he gets knocked unconscious from pressing the wrong controls and is shocked. Rob, Rob, Rob….

And we wait until next time to find out just how berserk the malfunctioning Red Ronin will be!

Godzilla Marvel 6

Grandpa bet against Robert hanging out on the catwalk all day!


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Posted by Tars Tarkas - April 19, 2013 at 7:56 am

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