Title
 Godzilla King of the Monsters #0
Author(s)
 Randy Stradley
Pencils: Bobby Rubio, Rich Suchy Inks: Brian Garvey, Daniel Rivera
Language: English Release: 1995
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Pages: 32
Colors: Matt Hollingsworth, Cary Porter Cover: Bob Eggleton
  Order
Monster Appearances: Aliens, SDF, & Misc Appearances:
Godzilla M24 Chaffee Tank
Comments
Anthony Romero
Basically, a color reprinting of the Godzilla story which appeared in Dark Horse Comics #10 and Dark Horse Comics #11. This comic sets in motion events that will take place over the next four issues, and can be seen as the "boring" but necessary comic in establishing the story. The comic covers the first appearance of Godzilla for the Dark Horse series through flash backs and talks about how Godzilla was driven to Tokyo because of a special slab that was uncovered there and later moved to the sea 100 miles from Japan, where Godzilla is currently resting. The true focus of the story, however, is professor Yoshiwara's serum, which was derived from the study of a Godzilla scale (how she wasn't harmed by the radiation while holding a piece of Godzilla roughly half her size is beyond me), which she hopes will kill the beast. In a fashion predictable for comics, one will have to wait to find out more about the exact effects in the next issue. Dialogue here is pretty good, but the art could have been better. It's uneven from panel to panel as faces, along with Godzilla, tend to change drastically in appearance. Yes, the comic was done by two different "teams" of artists who divided their efforts among the original printings in Dark Horse Comics #10 and Dark Horse Comics #11, but the problem occurs often on the same page and full blame cannot be placed on this "divide and conquer" approach.