Godzilla: The Half-Century War #3

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Godzilla: The Half-Century War
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"Ghana, 1975"
Cover A of issue #3 by James Stokoe
Story by James Stokoe
Art by James Stokoe
Colors by Heather Beckel
Edits by Bobby Curnow
Sales 9,710 copies[1]
Godzilla: The Half-Century War

"Ghana, 1975" is the third issue of Godzilla: The Half-Century War. It was released on October 17, 2012.


Welcome to Ghana, 1975. The criminal underworld has found a way to summon monsters and they've chosen the African country as a trial run for the first ever monster mash-up! A horde of kaiju are on the way and different military teams, each specifically trained to thwart each monster's capabilities, enter the fray. During the chaos, Lieutenant Ota stumbles upon the source of the chaos!


It's the year 1975. Since the A.M.F.'s chance encounter with Anguirus in 1967, more giant monsters have started to appear: Rodan, Mothra, Megalon, Kumonga, Hedorah, and Ebirah. To counter these new threats, the A.M.F. has expanded its ranks to include more anti-monster teams, one for each monster.

Now, all of the world's monsters - including Godzilla - have all mysteriously converged at Accra, Ghana, and are causing massive damage to the city. Ota, Ken, Schooler, and the A.M.F.'s anti-monster teams have assembled at a half-destroyed hotel. Schooler notices that the power station across the city is mysteriously active. A decision is made to investigate it. Everyone gets into the van of one of the Mothra strike team's members, and a wild chase ensues across the city, with the driver skillfully avoiding being trampled by the fighting monsters. Unfortunately, before making it to the power station, the van crashes straight through Hedorah, and the van barely makes it to the station.

The A.M.F. makes its way through the bowels of the station and knocks out two armed guards. They soon eavesdrop on the mastermind of the entire monster attack on the city - rogue A.M.F. scientist Dr. Deverich, who created the Psionic Transmitter (which was seen in the last issue) and is currently putting a newer version - the one that summoned the monsters - up for auction. Ota and the rest of the A.M.F. burst in and try to arrest the man, but the mad scientist activates a master control switch that summons all the monsters to attack the power station.

Deverich escapes, and the A.M.F. manage to get out - save for Schooler, who is pinned down by debris. Ota tries to get his commanding officer out, but he refuses his help and gets crushed by more falling debris as Godzilla and the other monsters run over the station, killing him. Ota screams in anger and collapses as the monsters continue their battle in the city.



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  • This issue marks the first appearances of Megalon and Ebirah in any IDW comic.
  • This issue contains the first scene in the Godzilla franchise set in an African country other than Egypt.
  • Dr. Deverich's name is an obvious portmanteau of Dean Devlin and Roland Emmerich's last names.
  • While James Stokoe was unable to fit Kumonga’s anti-monster team within the issue, he would have based their appearances on insect exterminators.[2]
  • According to James Stokoe, much of the issue was inspired by the "camp" of the late Showa era Godzilla films, most notably Destroy All Monsters (1968).[2]

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This is a list of references for Godzilla: The Half-Century War issue 3. 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]

  1. October 2012 Comic Book Sales Figures
  2. 2.0 2.1 Stokoe, James (2015). Godzilla: The Half-Century War (Hardcover Edition). IDW Publishing.


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