Title
 Terror of Godzilla #6
Author(s)
 Kazuhisa Iwata, Mike Richardson, Randy Stradley
Pencils: Kazuhisa Iwata Inks: Kazuhisa Iwata
Language: English Release: 1999
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Pages: 30
Colors: Chris Chalenor Cover: Arthur Adams
 
Monster Appearances: Aliens, SDF, & Misc Appearances:
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Comments
Anthony Romero
The final chapter in Dark Horse's Terror of Godzilla run, which was a color reprinting of Kazuhisa Iwata's The Return of Godzilla manga. This issue covers Godzilla walking through the devastated Tokyo after Goro and Naoko, and concludes with Godzilla's descent into Mount Mihara. As expected, it's not the most exciting issue, since it takes place after the climactic battle between Godzilla and the Super-X, but is a decent read all the same. Mike Richardson and Randy Stradley do very well in adapting Iwata's work for English audiences, although they do miss the mark when it comes to handling Goro and Naoko's relationship in this issue, which takes such a sudden turn it's hard not to laugh while reading it. As for the art, Godzilla looks pretty awful most of the time, featuring a giant mouth of teeth that gives him a slightly goofy appearance, but the rest of the drawings are handled well. In regards to the coloration process, it's obvious that the source was intended for a black and white medium, as the coloring doesn't seem to flow between panels at times. However, Chris Chalenor still did an admirable job given what he had to work with. As usual, the best part about this release is the outstanding front cover by Arthur Adams, as he depicts the ending of The Return of Godzilla (1984) with a stellar freeze frame look at the creature's fall into the volcano.