Godzilla King of the Monsters #5
 Arthur Adams
Pencils: Tatsuya Ishida Inks: Daniel Rivera
Language: English Release: 1995
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Pages: 32
Colors: Albert Deschesne Cover: Arthur Adams, Kevin Maguire
Monster Appearances: Aliens, SDF, & Misc Appearances:
Godzilla, All-Terraintula Dianii, Dianii Ship, V.T.O.L., Type 90 Tanks, Black Hole Aliens
Anthony Romero
The fifth entry in Dark Horse's Godzilla King of the Monsters series introduces a new story arc, which is closely tied with events that occurred in Godzilla King of the Monsters #3 and Godzilla King of the Monsters #4. This issue also marks a change in guard in terms of artists and writers attached to the series.

This time around Arthur Adams is in charge of the story elements, and gives us a story which, in coming issues, will pay homage to the Godzilla films of the 1970's. The dialogue here is noticeably improved over pervious issues; however, the name of the title mech, the All-Terraintula, is a little cheesy. Still, it's nice to see a mostly original mech, one that isn't an obvious stand in for one of Toho's properties as Cybersaur was for Mechagodzilla.

The artwork and coloring have also improved over the previous two issues; unfortunately, the artists give a very different look to all of the lead human characters and do a rather poor job on Godzilla himself for most of the panels, compared to previous issues. The purple All-Terraintula could have been better as well in terms of design, and certainly doesn't live up to the tan-colored rendition on the front cover, which is once again done amazingly well by Arthur Adams and Kevin Maguire.

Overall, great introduction to what would turn out to be a solid arc on the character. Worth checking out.