Godzilla King of the Monsters #15
 Ryder Windham
Pencils: Brandon McKinney Inks: Andrew Pepoy
Language: English Release: 1996
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Pages: 32
Colors: Tom Roberts Cover: Chris Scalf
Monster Appearances: Aliens, SDF, & Misc Appearances:
Godzilla, Lord Howe Monster V.T.O.L., MBAW-93
Anthony Romero
This comic, which is written by Ryder Windham who is famous for his work on the Star Wars franchise at Dark Horse, leaps head into another story arc for the King of the Monsters.

The plot in this issue sees a rogue group unleash the Lord Howe Monster, who then duels with Godzilla in Sydney. It does work to set up some things for later, such as the scientists who visit Doctor Yamazaki, but overall this book is pretty light when it comes to story. It makes up for it, though, in relation to the battle between Godzilla and the crustacean monster, which is surprisingly satisfying and well paced as G-Force more or less moves out of the way as the two beasts fight one another.

As for the art, handled by Brandon McKinney and Andrew Pepoy, it's nice to say the least. Not particularly remarkable, but there are a few frames that are quite impressive, in particular the sunset shot of Godzilla and the Lord Howe Monster first coming face-to-face. In regards to the cover, it's handled by Chris Scalf who does a fantastic job both with Godzilla and the new creature, who is given a great amount of detail that, sadly, puts his look inside the book to shame.

Overall, it's a decent "popcorn" style book. The final fight makes the comic worth it, but it's not a particularly memorable issue all the same. It's also worth mentioning that there are certainly similarities to Ebirah, Horror of the Deep (1966), both with the look of the monster and the rogue faction that releases him, but it's more of a homage nature as opposed to simply lifting elements wholesale.