One of the best things about comics is that you can make some of the strangest things happen and have it totally work. For example, the Marvel universe established that a scientist can discover a particle that, as a serum or a gas, can shrink things down without silly things like mass to worry about. So, place Godzilla in the Marvel universe and you can (at least temporarily) shrink him down to pocket-sized and have one of the strangest foes for him and have it totally work. Like a sewer rat.

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“Boogaloo” round 9

The Battlefield: Godzilla #18 (Marvel; January, 1979) “Fugitive In Manhattan!”

The Promoters: Doug Moench (writer), Herb Trimpe (penciler), Dan Green (inker), Ben Sean (colorist), and Diane Albers (letterer)

Escaping SHIELD thanks to a 12-year-old boy, Godzilla soon finds himself in a New York sewer, when comes upon a rat he is now the size of. Apparently this rat is the violent sort because this is a Godzilla comic and what isn’t?

Boogaloo 9a

Wait, the rat wants to eat Godzilla? He isn’t picky, is he?

But no matter what size he is, he’s still Godzilla.

Boogaloo 9b

First he loses his ninja master and now this.

It’s not like the rat had anything except big teeth. Just a few issues ago Godzilla fought a creature with a cutting blade on its tail.

Boogaloo 9c

Elvis Presley?

I’m assuming the victory dance was off-panel.

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About ShadowWing Tronix

A would be comic writer looking to organize his living space as well as his thoughts. So I have a blog for each goal. :)

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