Godzilla: Past, Present, Future
 Arthur Adams, Alex Cox, Ryder Windham
Pencils: Tatsuya Ishida, Mike Wolfer, Brandon McKinney Inks: Daniel Rivera, Justin Bloomer, Jasen Rodriguez
Language: English Release: 1998
Publisher: Dark Horse Pages: 272
Colors: - Cover: Bob Eggleton
Monster Appearances: Aliens, SDF, & Misc Appearances:
Godzilla, All-Terraintula, Burtannus, Lord Howe Monster, Stranger Dianii, Dianii Ship, V.T.O.L., Type 90 Tanks, Black Hole Aliens, Black Hole Saucer, Mason's Vessel
Anthony Romero
This publication, released by Dark Horse back in 1998 to cash in on the then recent GODZILLA (1998), compiles issues 5-15, along with a short story from A Decade of Dark Horse #4, of the 1990's series Godzilla King of the Monsters. This means that the enjoyable Dianii storyline, focusing on a warrior based alien society taking on Godzilla, is included in its entirety with this release. Created by artist Arthur Adams, this story is a fairly pleasing page turner, featuring good pacing with a nice level of action. The story, while not remarkable, is entertaining and builds well on the story arc that came before. Unfortunately, this release also contains the extremely lackluster time travel storyline, from which the title of the compilation comes from. Penned by writer Alex Cox, this story is ripe with cheese, as it regrettably features both dull pacing and a pretty ludicrous plot, which tends to go hand-in-hand with most stories that feature time travel. The remainder of the book focuses on some "one shot" adventures of the title character against various other monsters, none of which are too stellar but still a somewhat enjoyable read all the same.

Sadly, in terms of this release in particular, Dark Horse printed it entirely in black and white, removing all of the color. On the plus side, the material is printed on fairly sturdy paper, unlike the fairly flimsy material used in other such compilations such as the Essential Godzilla King of the Monsters from Marvel Comics, but there is no mistaking that this is a budget release of the presented material and will likely disappoint many on that account.