Godzilla: The Half-Century War #5

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Godzilla: The Half-Century War
Issue #4
Issue #5
"2002: The End of the World"
Cover A of issue #5 by James Stokoe
Story by James Stokoe
Art by James Stokoe
Colors by Heather Beckel
Edits by Bobby Curnow
Sales 8,884 copies[1]
Godzilla: The Half-Century War

"2002: The End of the World" is the fifth and final issue of Godzilla: The Half-Century War. It was published on April 3, 2013.


Ota Murakami has fought Godzilla for fifty years. The decades have been hard on Ota, and he is seemingly no closer to his goal. Now, in the frozen wastes of Antarctica, the end of the world beckons. Ota and Ken gear up for a deadly final battle, and only one beast will be left standing at its end! This is the book you'll be talking about for years! Don't miss it!


It has now been a full 48 years since Ota Murakami first clashed with the King of the Monsters. Now, he, Kentaro Yoshihara, and the last of the A.M.F. are faced with their biggest challenge yet - the two space monsters King Ghidorah and Gigan.

In the year 2001, King Ghidorah and Gigan, having picked up Dr. Deverich's signal from his Psionic Transmitter, have laid waste to half the world. In a final gamble with the fate of the rest of the world in the balance, the A.M.F. authorizes the use of an experimental black hole cannon, the Dimension Tide, and its new advanced Mechagodzilla model. Ota and Kentaro are present at the final operation, taking place in Antarctica. The duo visit Mechagodzilla's pilot, Takeshi, and knock him out, since the duo have a plan to have Ota pilot the mecha instead of Takeshi. Soon after this, Godzilla arrives and Mechagodzilla is activated.

Godzilla battles King Ghidorah and Gigan, but quickly finds himself outmatched. However, he is saved by Mechagodzilla (and, to an extent, Ota) and the two work together and fight the two aliens to a standstill. However, the Dimension Tide activates and the two aliens are sucked in at once. However, Godzilla resists the artificial black hole's pull. Ota, via Mechagodzilla, tries to push Godzilla in, but the King of the Monsters proves to be far too stubborn and roars in defiance. As Mechagodzilla takes heavy damage from the Dimension Tide, the cockpit is exposed and Ota furiously demands that Godzilla finally acknowledge him. Godzilla once again coldly ignores Ota, who nonchalantly laments on his defiance and quietly pushes them both into the black hole, smiling as he does so. Ota and Mechagodzilla are sucked in as the black hole collapses on itself.

Meanwhile, the A.M.F. forces break into celebration, except for Kentaro, having lost his lifelong best friend in the battle. He then finds the journal Ota had kept with him during his years fighting Godzilla.

Out at sea, beyond where the battle between Godzilla, Mechagodzilla, King Ghidorah and Gigan was fought, Godzilla's dorsal fins break the surface unseen by anyone, demonstrating that he has survived.



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This is a list of references for Godzilla: The Half-Century War issue 5. 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. April 2013 Comic Book Sales Figures
  2. Stokoe, James (2015). Godzilla: The Half-Century War (Hardcover Edition). IDW Publishing.


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