Godzilla King of the Monsters #8
 Doug Moench
Pencils: Herb Trimpe Inks: Fred Kida
Language: English Release: 1978
Publisher: Marvel Comics Pages: 32
Colors: Phil Rachelson Cover: Ernie Chan
Monster Appearances: Aliens, SDF, & Misc Appearances:
Godzilla, Red Ronin Behemoth
Anthony Romero
This comic picks up where #7 left off, with the confrontation between Godzilla and the Red Ronin mecha, easily the most memorable of Godzilla's original adversaries from Marvel Comics run on the character. Piloted by Robert Takiguchi, a person who garnished a level of affection for Godzilla, Red Ronin must reluctantly battle the King of the Monsters in order to keep him from detonating a nuclear stock pile of missiles. SHIELD, located in the Behemoth, briefly get involved before Red Ronin knocks them away and manages to drag Godzilla away from the missiles using its tow cables. After thwarting another strike from SHIELD, Godzilla and Red Ronin part on relatively mild terms.

In terms of the art in this issue, Herb Trimpe and Fred Kida do a decent job. Nothing too remarkable or really note worthy, and the same could be said for Phil Rachelson's coloring on the issue. However, the aspect of this comic that does deserve praise is the extraordinary cover art by Ernie Chan, which is arguably the best cover from the entire Marvel Comics run (and was a wise choice to be showcased on the back of the Essential Godzilla King of the Monsters book).