Godzilla, King of the Monsters #0
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Blast from the Past is the prequel issue for Dark Horse's Godzilla, King of the Monsters. It was released on May 1, 1995. A shorter version was originally serialized in Dark Horse Comics #10 and #11 (May/July 1993). In Blast from the Past, Burton Helzer's flashback, which recaps the events of the 1987 Godzilla: King of the Monsters one-shot, lasts ten pages instead of two, with art by Bobby Rubio instead of Rich Suchy.
When special unit G-Force invites Professor Yoshiwara to study a dormant Godzilla, they discover she has more than studies in mind -- namely revenge for her parents' death in Tokyo forty years earlier! But can her specially formulated "Killer Bee" missile kill the King of Monsters?!
Godzilla returns in a thirteen-part series from Dark Horse! This special zero issue sets the stage for the mayhem to come, featuring a combination of new artwork recapping old continuity and a reprint of the 'zilla story from DHC #s 10 and 11. Sound the alarms! The King of Monsters is back!
Professor Noriko Yoshiwara arrives in a PBY-5A Seaplane flown by Burton Helzer at the mid-Pacific site where G-Force's research boat is anchored. Beyond the boat, Godzilla floats upon the sea, in a comatose slumber. As Yoshiwara boards the ship, G-Force member Kino discovers that the scientist is carrying a stinger missile launcher in her gear. Helzer pulls a gun and holds G-Force at gunpoint while he explains what Godzilla means to those who survived his Tokyo rampage.
Yoshiwara is determined to kill Godzilla and avenge her parents. From the monster's scale she has developed a poison which she will inject into Godzilla by means of the missile launcher. Yoshiwara puts her plan into effect, firing the hypodermic missile into Godzilla's hide. Kino takes the opportunity to disarm Helzer but before Dr. Kagaku can decide what to do with Yoshiwara and Helzer, Godzilla awakens. G-Force and the pair of Tokyo survivors race aboard the seaplane, getting airborne just as Godzilla destroys the G-Force ship.
Bleeding profusely, Yoshiwara's toxin appears to be taking effect as Godzilla sinks back into the depths.
Weapons, vehicles, and races
- Noriko Yoshiwara
- Burton Helzer
- Doctor Kazushi Kagaku
- Doctor Reiko Kagaku
- Také Fukuda
- Kino (Tadihisa Kinoshita)
- Pacific Ocean, south of Japan
Cover by Bob Eggleton
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