Godzilla King of the Monsters
 Brian Weinstock
Pencils: Butch Burcham Inks: Butch Burcham
Language: English Release: 1994
Publisher: Trendmasters Pages: 16
Colors: Joe McGowan Cover: Butch Burcham
Monster Appearances: Aliens, SDF, & Misc Appearances:
Godzilla, Mothra, Rodan, Mechagodzilla, Mecha-King Ghidorah Garuda
Anthony Romero
This is a comic Trendmasters packaged with their 10-inch-scale figures, released in 1994 under the Godzilla King of the Monsters line. The toys came with sound and lights features that were activated through a motion detector. The comic leaves something to be desired, however. The story goes over Genco's attempt to try and combine monster DNA with that of Godzilla's Egg in order to create the "Ultimate Bio Weapon." Godzilla, Rodan, and Mothra awake (all on cue) and begin making their march toward New York, where Genco is located. Genco releases Garuda, which attacks Rodan, along with Mecha-King Ghidorah and Mechagodzilla, who attack Godzilla. The battle is short and Godzilla is victorious. Godzilla then rescues his egg and destroys the chairman of Genco, who looks remarkably like Professor X from X-Men, and the story ends with the monsters leaving New York. Throughout the simplistic story is more than the comic's fair share of cheesy dialogue. For example: "Mecha Team reporting..... situation under control." "NOT!" Sadly, the art isn't too detailed either, and the monsters resemble their Trendmasters' counterparts more than any of the renditions seen in the movies. The coloring, while technically without mistakes, looks rather flat and lifeless with the more sophisticated techniques utilized in most modern comic books. The cover would probably be the comic's greatest asset as the coloring is more lively and more detail is put into the artwork. Overall, it's a simplistic comic that was adequate for its purpose, considering it was given away with Trendmasers' 10-inch line of Godzilla toys.