Godzilla: Rulers of Earth #15

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Godzilla: Rulers of Earth
Issue #14
Issue #15
Issue #16
Hunting Party
Cover A of issue #15 by Paul Hanley
Story by Chris Mowry, Matt Frank
Written by Chris Mowry
Art by Matt Frank
Colors by Priscilla Tramontano
Letters by Shawn Lee
Edits by Bobby Curnow
Sales 7,156[1]
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Hunting Party is the fifteenth issue of Godzilla: Rulers of Earth. It was released on August 27, 2014.

Description

"Mechagodzilla madness abounds as a new villain makes his plan known! He seeks to raise the strongest of Godzilla's. But what mystery allies will help him? The answer will shock you!"

Plot

As Kiryu prepares an injured and weakened Anguirus for transfer, Chavez is noted by command that they're not bringing the monster to the Monster Islands. Despite his grievances, the CKR soldier acknowledges this and tells command that his team will go in the helicopters following the AC-3 support ships. He explains to Lucy Casprell, Kristina Sumres, and Jason Ford that they'll be taking Anguirus to a new facility somewhere in Russia. When Lucy asks why they aren't taking him to the islands, Chavez says he doesn't know and that it was from high up. CKR command is testing out a new facility and they want Chavez and Lucy's team to observe Anguirus there. The soldier states that he needs to get into contact with Steven Woods and that he has his reservations about this change of plans as Kiryu takes off with Anguirus in tow.

Meanwhile in Boston, Godzilla finds himself surrounded by multiple Mechagodzilla units, to which the King of Monsters roars at in defiance. The Mechagodzilla fire their Finger Missiles at him, which hit Godzilla's dorsal spines. Godzilla responds by hitting one of the robots with his tail while another blasts Godzilla's face and neck with another missile salvo. Godzilla attempts to fire his atomic breath, but another Mechagodzilla smacks him in the face, causing the beam to miss. Godzilla bites the Mechagodzillas' hand, but the robot retaliates by firing its missiles into his mouth, causing the King of Monsters to crash into several buildings. As the Mechagodzillas blast him with another salvo, "Dyachenko" orders for his units to soften him up before telling US Senator Payne that while Godzilla will only be the first monster to be killed, he wants to see the beast suffer with his own eyes as he has a personal vendetta against him. Payne asks him why he doesn't just kill Godzilla in Boston before reminding the warmonger that Godzilla belongs to them, and that the US will pay billions in exchange for his Mechagodzillas to kill him. However, before he can protest any further, Payne is knocked unconscious by Minette and Mallory as the Cryog Rhizon, now shedding his human disguise, explains that he wants to bring Godzilla to his location when he dies, so that when the monster draws his last breath, the Cryog can "spit it back at him".

As an incapacitated Payne is dragged out of the room, Minette and Mallory apologize for hurting the senator too badly, as they were "only having fun." Rhizon tells them not to fret as there's still plenty of fun to be had and there's still the world to destroy. Rhizon promises the girls that they'll have their "kingdom" as he notes that the world's leaders have signed their own demise by allowing the Mechagodzillas into their lands under the guise of protection. When the planet's monsters are killed, humanity will turn on each other with their Mechagodzillas as the Cryogs will watch the world destroy itself alongside a new ally brought on by the twins. However, Rhizon is informed by one of his underlings that Kiryu and Anguirus are heading to Russia from the east, so he orders for them to be blasted out of the sky. A pair of Mechagodzillas open fire on the CKR forces, causing Kiryu to crash and destroying its escort. The helicopter housing Chavez and Lucy's team is shot down and it crashlands into a nearby forest. Rhizon is notified that the targets have been elimated as he turns his attention back to the "guest of honor".

Back in Boston, the four remaining Mechagodzilla units activate their Defense Neo Barriers against Godzilla. The monster tries to repel them with his atomic breath, but the attack has no effect on them. They surround Godzilla and begin to overwhelm him when the force fields come into contact with the King of Monsters, burning his sides. However, Godzilla manages to force them off of him with a nuclear pulse, destroying the force fields. Godzilla proceeds to stomp one Mechagodzilla's face in the ground before destroying it with his atomic breath and ripping off one of its arms to smack another unit with. One Mechagodzilla fires its Space Beams against Godzilla's atomic breath, resulting in a beam clash where the King of Monsters emerges victorious. Godzilla turns his attention to the second Mechagodzilla and puts it in a bear hug before destroying it with his atomic breath. As the last two Mechagodzilla units get up, one of them headless, Godzilla tries blasting one of them with another shot of his atomic breath, but is quickly stopped when the non-headless Mechagodzilla blasts him with its Space Beam. Godzilla retaliates by throwing the headless Mechagodzilla into it and slamming the both of them repeatedly with his tail, destroying them. Godzilla roars in victory before being blasted by an unknown monster, knocking him to the ground before restraining him with cables and a machine hand and lifting him up in the air. Meanwhile, Allie helps Woods to his feet as the former soldier notes that they need to help anyone else nearby and that since things have quieted down, the fight appears to be over. A civilian asks if they're OK before requesting a phone to borrow, which the pair reply that theirs isn't working telling him that they're heading west out of the city. The civilian explains that everything towards the harbor is destroyed from the battle and that there's no phone signal. Woods notes that "something's not right", to which the civilian asks if the monster carrying Godzilla has anything to do with it. Allie asks if that's what she thinks she is, to which Woods replies that he isn't sure as "it is but it isn't", and it's revealed what exactly is carrying Godzilla: Mecha-King Ghidorah.

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Trivia

  • The battle between Godzilla and the Mechagodzillas has many references to Godzilla's battles with Mechagodzilla in Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla and Terror of Mechagodzilla. For instance, the Mechagodzillas at one point spin their heads to create forcefields that harm Godzilla when he tries to attack them. There is another instance where Godzilla's atomic breath locks with a Mechagodzilla's laser vision. Whenever a Mechagodzilla's head is removed, a lightbulb-type structure capable of firing a laser can be seen in its place.
  • This issue marks the first encounter between two different versions of Mechagodzilla in the IDW comics, when Kiryu is attacked in the air by several alien Mechagodzillas.

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