Also, is it just me or does Godzilla always look kind of traced in some of these comics? He always has that flat look to him.
Between the fans and Toho most artists' hands are tied. Not everyone is Art Adams or Matt Frank, so fidelity to the source is constantly a concern. Compare Stokoe's Godzilla here to his Godzilla in World War G. Obviously, restrictions and probably the suit design are being forced on him from Toho and, in all honesty, his G suffers just a tiny
bit. It's clearly nothing bad, but I really, really wish Toho would ease up and allow some artists to cut loose and do what they do well. Toho is way too precious with that stuff right now, but I guess they're trying to solidify an image and idea of Godzilla right now (Heisei to Millennium look, force of nature, etc.)...