Godzilla #8

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Dark Horse's Godzilla, King of the Monsters
Issue #7
Issue #8
Issue #9
"Target: Godzilla! Part 4"
Cover of issue #8 by Kevin Maguire
Written by Arthur Adams
Cover by Arthur Adams[note 1]
Pencils by Mike Wolfer
Colors by Albert Deschesne, Art Knight, Perry McNamee, and Cary Porter
Letters by Clem Robins
Edits by Randy Stradley
Design by Mark Cox
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"Target: Godzilla! Part 4" is the eighth issue of Dark Horse's Godzilla. It was released on January 1, 1996.[1]


This issue originally was sold for $2.50.[1]


How much punishment can the King of the Monsters take, anyway? Godzilla has already survived several attacks by a race of fierce, alien hunters. Now he needs a little help from his friends from G-Force, or else it's certain extinction at the hands of the fiercest hunters in the galaxy![1]


Col. Cameron plans to take over the alien ship and use it in his conquest of Earth. Meanwhile, Godzilla is going to crush another alien hunter beneath his feet when an even larger alien grabs hold of his tail, preventing the blow from falling. Godzilla lashes the hunter mercilessly and finally flings him into a building, causing the structure to bury the alien. Back on the space ship, Cameron reveals that he had G-Force’s beacon sabotaged to prevent the Earthlings from gaining control over Godzilla and had Professor Yoshiwara killed to keep her from creating a poison that might be used on the monsters the Simeons might create. The rest of G-Force overhears the entire conversation on their VTOL's radio.

Godzilla turns the tables and starts to hunt the remaining aliens. Meanwhile, the All-Terraintula rises, the Simeon onboard killing his human copilot on Cameron's orders. The Simeons lift off in the alien ship, bound for Portland and Godzilla.

The archer alien tries to hold off Godzilla while his fellows try to reach the ship. Godzilla topples a skyscraper on the alien, burying him. The ship arrives as Godzilla advances toward the remaining aliens. The Simeons open fire on both Godzilla and the aliens. The All-Terraintula also arrives and incinerates the alien captain. Enraged, the last alien grabs the All-Terraintula and flings it at Godzilla. Godzilla catches the robot and crushes it, absorbing the nuclear energy that the robot had absorbed earlier. The alien onboard the space ship revives and helps Take' and Kate disable the ship's shields just as Cameron aims his guns at G-Force's VTOL. Godzilla blasts the space ship with his atomic breath. The alien and humans escape in the ship's lifeboat, but the Simeons perish in the resulting explosion. Thinking himself stranded, the last hunter walks into the falling wreckage and is incinerated.

After depositing Take' and Kate on the ground, the lifeboat makes for the stars. Godzilla slowly makes his way out of Portland.



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  1. Though the issue itself credits Kevin Macguire, Adams's signature can be seen between Godzilla's feet.


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