Godzilla (IDW comic) #12
"This Time He's Fighting For His Life" is the 12th issue of IDW Publishing's Godzilla. It was published on May 29, 2013.
It all comes down to this...Godzilla vs. his mightiest enemy yet! The fate of the world hangs in the balance! What role will Boxer play? Will he be Godzilla's salvation or destruction? It's all been building to this, don't miss it!
In the middle of New York City, Godzilla clashes with SpaceGodzilla and Monster X. All three monsters fire their signature energy attacks and cause an explosion blowing them all back. Meanwhile, Boxer, Harrison and Hikari are stuck inside of Mechagodzilla in the Hudson River. After Boxer fails to get the hatch open, he asks Harrison to go down and fire the absolute zero weapon once again; that being their only remaining option. Back in Hong Kong, Gigan gets up with his broken visor and intercept Rodan, who was heading his way, and begins shredding him with his buzzsaw.
SpaceGodzilla was brawling with Godzilla and knocked him down, then began firing his Corona Beam against him. Harrison swam down to the control panel and hit the button to activate the absolute zero weapon, and despite all odds it worked. SpaceGodzilla was caught in the weapon's line of fire, freezing him in place and allowing Godzilla to get up and shatter SpaceGodzilla's crystals with his atomic breath. As a result of the weapon being fired, Boxer was able to break open a hatch. Boxer carried an unconscious Hikari to the surface of the river, with Harrison following behind. At the same time, Godzilla walked into the remains of the city to face Monster X and gets assaulted by Monster X's rapid and brutal attacks. Godzilla takes the hits however, and hits Monster X with a powerful atomic breath blast. In response, Monster X transmogrifies into Keizer Ghidorah. Godzilla and the three-headed monster fire their respective energy weapons and engage in a beam lock, Keizer Ghidorah managing to overpower Godzilla's atomic breath.
Anguirus regains consciousness after his defeat at the hand of Gigan earlier. After seeing Rodan being mercilessly cut into by Gigan, Anguirus contorts into ball form and rolls into Gigan's face, sending him sprawling into the ground and letting Rodan fly free. Back in New York, Hikari had seemingly drowned. Boxer tried to revive her, saying he could not lose another child. After pumping her chest and giving her CPR, Hikari regained consciousness and started breathing again. At that same time, a helicopter appeared behind them, Claire Plangman inside of it. She was bitter about being left behind but said there were more important things at hand. Claire had been working on improving the Headache Beam while she was gone and claimed to have perfected it. The end to this nightmare: the Skullsplitter.
Weapons, vehicles, and races
- Asuka Hikari
- Claire Plangman
- Boxer's daughter (flashback)
- Gwen Murakami (flashback)
- New York, United States
- New York City
- Hudson River
- Liberty Island
- Statue of Liberty
- Hong Kong, China
- Fort Dix (mentioned)
Retailer incentive cover by Matt Frank
- This comic marks Keizer Ghidorah's first appearance in any American comic.
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