Godzilla #10

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Marvel's Godzilla
Issue #9
Issue #10
Issue #11
"Godzilla vs. Yetrigar"
Cover of issue #10 by Herb Trimpe
Editor-in-chief Archie Goodwin
Story by Doug Moench
Cover by Herb Trimpe
Pencils by Herb Trimpe
Colors by Mary Titus
Letters by John Costanza
Edits by Archie Goodwin
Marvel Comics
Other appearances of Godzilla:
Iron Man #193Iron Man #194
Iron Man #196The Thing #31
Mighty Avengers #1
His mightiest challenge ever!
Here comes Yetrigar! The biggest Big Foot of them all!

— The issue's taglines

"Godzilla vs. Yetrigar" is the tenth issue of Marvel's Godzilla. It was released in May of 1978.


Three months ago, an underground nuclear test was conducted by the US Department of Defense in Arizona, but yielded some unforeseen side-effects. The radiation from the test was channeled into an underground rift, a subterranean passage stretching from Arizona to Alberta, Canada. In Alberta, the radiation came to fill an ice cave, within which a yeti-like creature was encased in a glacial tomb. The Sasquatch was freed from the ice by the radioactivity and revived. The newly revived monster was pained by the continuing effects of the radiation on his body. His mind filled with rage, the monster turned south, towards where he instinctively sensed the source of his affliction originated. As he traveled south, however, the radiation began to make the man-monster start to grow.

In the present time, the S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier follows the trail of Godzilla from Las Vegas, Nevada to the Grand Canyon in Arizona. Gabe Jones has reservations about using S.H.I.E.L.D. artillery in the canyon, but Dugan scoffs, calling him a monster-lover. They finally locate Godzilla, but when they do, they also see the monster Yetrigar. Hurling a huge boulder at the S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier, Yetrigar takes S.H.I.E.L.D. out of the action. On the bridge of the Helicarrier, Robbie Takiguchi sneaks past the scrambling S.H.I.E.L.D. agents and gains access to Red Ronin. He hopes to intervene on Godzilla's behalf in his battle against Yetrigar.

Yetrigar ambushes Godzilla at the rim of the Grand Canyon, causing both monsters to topple into it. The fall doesn't affect them, they continue clawing and biting at one another. Godzilla blasts Yetrigar with his flame breath, but Yetrigar deflects it with a giant boulder. Godzilla maintains the upper hand, though, as he batters Yetrigar with his tail, then chomps down on his arm. Yetrigar frees his arm then punches Godzilla across the snout. The battle soon escalates when Red Ronin arrives to prevent the monsters from killing each other.



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