Kamerus' name comes from kame (カメ), the Japanese word for "turtle."
His name is only spoken in Godzilla, King of the Monsters #0, which included a retelling of the 1987 comic. Writer Randy Stradley later clarified that "Kamerus" referred to the turtle monster from that earlier story.
Kamerus was one of four ancient creatures, along with Godzilla, Soran, and Inagos, awakened by a radioactive slab discovered by a Tokyo construction crew. He did not reach civilization before Burton Helzer was able to drop the slab deep into the ocean via helicopter.
The mad scientist Mason contemplated bringing Kamerus and other monsters from the past into the pacifist future of 2299 to dominate the planet, although he was devoured by Godzilla before he could realize his plans.
- Godzilla: King of the Monsters (1987)
- Godzilla, King of the Monsters #0, 12 (1995-1996) [only mentioned in #0]
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