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The Godzilla Comic
The Godzilla Comic (THE ゴジラ COMIC,   Za Gojira Komikku?) is a Japanese anthology comic published by Takarajimasha, Inc. in January of 1990.[1]


Contents

The Godzilla Comic is an anthology comic featuring the work of a vast number of different artists, and 15 original stories. The tales vary from humorous parody to darker themes. The chapters are:

  1. Original Story: GODZILLA (Original Story GODZILLA,   GODZILLA?) by Hiroshi Yokoyama
  2. Godzilla² (ゴジラ2,   Gojira²?) by Minoru Kawasaki and Kia Asamiya
  3. POSEIDON (POSEIDON,   POSEIDON?) by Tatsuya Tomimoto
  4. Tokyo Godzilla Group (東京ゴジラ団,   Tōkyō Gojira-dan?) by Shinpei Ito
  5. Godzilla vs. Bonsai Daughter (ゴジラ対盆栽娘,   Gojira tai bonsai musume?) by Koichiro Yasunaga
  6. Strange Tale of Genroku Period Odo Island (元禄大戸島異聞,   Genroku dai Toshima ibun?) by Yutaka Kondo
  7. Monster Warrior Godzilla (GODZILLA怪獣戦士,   GODZILLA kaijū senshi?) by Hurricane Ryu
  8. Godzilla: Nightmare Option (GODZILLA-悪夢の選択,   GODZILLA - akumu no sentaku?) by Kenichi Matsuzaki and Tamaki Nozomu
  9. A Small Godzilla (小さなゴジラ,   Chīsana Gojira?, lit. Small Godzilla) by Akio Jissoji and Reijiro Kato
  10. Last Seen (ラストシーン,   Rasutoshīn?) by Kazuko Yumeno
  11. Warning from G (Gからの警告,   G kara no keikoku?) by Shinobu Kaze
  12. Godzilla vs. Chief Yamada (ゴジラ対山田課長,   Gojira tai Yamada kachō?) by Ken Ishikawa
  13. Godzilla's Resumed Earth Defense Battle (ゴジラ再び地球防衛決戦,   Gojira futatabi chikyū bōei kessen?) by Kazumine Daiji
  14. Gojira-Kun (ゴジラくん,   Gojira-kun?) by Yamada Takahiro
  15. Godzilla, Young Guy, and Me (僕とゴジラと若大将,   Boku to Gojira to waka taishō?) by Minoru Kawasaki

Chapters

Godzilla²

In a comical short by comedian and The Monster X Strikes Back: Attack the G8 Summit (among other things) director Minoru Kawasaki, Japanese pop idol Yuki Saito is invited to join the Earth Defense Force, and uses her singing to pacify Godzilla during one of his rampages.

Tokyo Godzilla Group

Another satirical take, this time poking fun at the various conference sequences of the Godzilla and other Toho monster films.

Godzilla vs. Bonsai Daughter

In a tale with a clear inspiration from Godzilla vs. Biollante, a human-bonsai creature defends the world from Godzilla. This story is more atmospheric in nature, and Godzilla only appears, in silhouette, in a single panel.

Strange Tale of Genroku Period Odo Island

In 1701, Godzilla appears and battles a group of Edo period Japanese samurai.

Monster Warrior Godzilla

Created by conceptual artist and suit actor of the VS series "Hurricane" Ryu, this story is a more abstract take on Godzilla and the Toho monsters are anthropomorphic warriors, and includes scenes of Godzilla slashing spaceships apart with a sword, and Jet Jaguar riding a motorcycle.

Godzilla: Nightmare Option

In this story Godzilla battles a monster named Gandora, and at the end mutates into a "Super Godzilla" type form.

A Small Godzilla

Written by Ultraman (among other things) director Akio Jissoji, a love story takes a turn when its revealed the object of a cameraman's affection is actually an alien attempting to control Godzilla.

Warning from G

Easily the strangest and most controversial story in the whole book, a martial arts master learns a special killing technique to use against Godzilla. Against all odds the move works and Godzilla is killed, though at the cost of his own life, leaving his pregnant wife a widow. Not long after the child is born, he starts behaving strangely, and he reveals that he is actually Godzilla reincarnated in human form before attacking his mother. The story from there takes a ride through the spirit world.

Godzilla vs. Chief Yamada

Another humorous story that's something of a crossover with the author's own Salaryman-style comic character.

Godzilla's Resumed Earth Defense Battle

Gigan and King Ghidorah return, and Godzilla and Mothra engage them in Antarctica.

Appearances

Monsters

Gallery

Trivia

  • Multiple monsters, who at the time had never made appearances in Godzilla films, appear in anthropomorphic form in the story "Monster Warrior Godzilla" including Sanda, Mechani-Kong, and Moguera.
  • Although the Space Beastman was shown to only be slightly taller than the average man in his debut film, he is shown in "Monster Warrior Godzilla" to be around the same size as Gorosaurus, Sanda, and Kamoebas who would normally tower over him.

References

This is a list of references for The Godzilla Comic. These citations are used to identify the reliable sources on which this article is based. These references appear inside articles in the form of superscript numbers, which look like this: [1]

Comics
Manga
Godzilla Adaptations The Return of GodzillaGodzilla vs. MechaGodzilla 2

Original Manga Rampage GodzillaA Space GodzillaKodansya's Godzilla, King of the MonstersThe Godzilla ComicThe Godzilla Comic Raids Again

Gamera Manga Gamera vs. PhoenixManga Boys Special Edition: GameraGamera vs. BarugonGamera 2006: Hard Link

Marvel
Godzilla, King of the Monsters #1#2#3#4#5#6#7#8#9#10#11#12#13#14#15#16#17#18#19#20#21#22#23#24

Miscellaneous Iron Man #193Iron Man #194Iron Man #196The Thing #31Uncanny X-Men #506Uncanny X-Men #507

Dark Horse
Godzilla, King of the Monsters #0#1#2#3#4#5#6#7#8#9#10#11#12#13#14#15#16
Gamera: The Guardian of the Universe #1#2#3#4
Miscellaneous Godzilla Color SpecialGodzilla vs. Charles BarkleyGodzilla versus Hero Zero

IDW
Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters #1#2#3#4#5#6#7#8#9#10#11#12
Godzilla: Gangsters and Goliaths #1#2#3#4#5
Godzilla: Legends #1#2#3#4#5
Godzilla: Ongoing #1#2#3#4#5#6#7#8#9#10#11#12#13
Godzilla: The Half-Century War #1#2#3#4#5
Godzilla: Rulers of Earth #1#2#3#4#5#6#7#8#9#10#11#12#13#14#15#16#17#18#19#20#21#22#23#24#25
Godzilla: Cataclysm #1#2#3#4#5
Godzilla in Hell #1#2#3#4#5
Godzilla: Oblivion #1#2#3#4#5
Godzilla: Rage Across Time #1#2#3#4#5
Miscellaneous Godzilla: The IDW Era
Other
Legendary Comics Godzilla: Awakening
Cinema Shares Godzilla vs. Megalon
Trendmasters Godzilla King of the Monsters
Project Nemesis #1#2#3#4#5#6
Kong of Skull Island #1#2#3#4#5#6

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