Godzilla #1
 Kazuhisa Iwata, Mike Richardson, Randy Stradley
Pencils: Kazuhisa Iwata Inks: Kazuhisa Iwata
Language: English Release: 1988
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Pages: 32
Colors: None Cover: Mark A. Nelson
Monster Appearances: Aliens, SDF, & Misc Appearances:
Godzilla, Shockirus Delta II Class Nuclear Submarine
Anthony Romero
Dark Horse's 1988 reprinting of Kazuhisa Iwata's The Return of Godzilla manga. Dark Horse broke the manga up so that it spanned across six issues and gave each its own unique cover. The first comic in the series documents Godzilla's attack on the Yahata Maru, the Shockirus' rampage aboard the ship (there are numerous Shockirus in the manga, unlike the film), and ends with Godzilla's attack on the Soviet Nuclear Submarine. The cover, by Mark A. Nelson, is adequate. The sub and the background look nice, but Godzilla doesn't really resemble the one from the film, or any film for that matter. This comic also includes a single black and white "portrait" of an artist and a girl looking out at Godzilla. It's a nice picture, but far from worthy of the price of the comic if you already own one of the numerous reprintings of this manga done by Dark Horse.