Godzilla King of the Monsters #5
 Doug Moench
Pencils: Tom Sutton Inks: Klaus Janson
Language: English Release: 1977
Publisher: Marvel Comics Pages: 32
Colors: Phil Rachelson Cover: Herb Trimpe
Monster Appearances: Aliens, SDF, & Misc Appearances:
Godzilla, Ghilaron, Lepirax, Centipor, Batragon Doctor Demonicus
Anthony Romero
This is the second half to the Doctor Demonicus story, which features Godzilla raiding the madman's lair and fighting off his army of beasts. These monsters include Ghilaron, Lepirax, and Centipor, the latter of which suffers a lethal blast from Godzilla's ray rather early in the battle. None of the three pose much of a threat to Godzilla, although Lepirax manages to terrorize "Dum Dum" Dugan of SHIELD before Godzilla finishes the creature off. With their defeat, SHIELD cleans up, taking away Demonicus and shutting down his operation.

Overall, it's a standard "knockdown" issue. It does briefly cover the history of Demonicus though, which might be interesting to some considering what the character would come to represent in Iron Man #193 and that he would resurface as a bit player in the Marvel Universe in 2008 as part of Hood's team of players in Secret Invasion. Story aside, the art here leaves a lot to be desired sadly. Rather than being handled by series regular Herb Trimpe, who only does the cover for this issue, the art is done by Tom Sutton. Sadly, Sutton is lacking. He does a really good Lepirax, but that's all that can be said, and his Godzilla in particular looks horrendous. Thankfully Trimpe would return to pencil duties after this issue, for #6, and would remain the main artist until the series' closure in 1979.