King Kong #3
Editor: Gary Groth, Ryder Windham
Cover Artist: William Stout
Artist: Donald Simpson, William Stout
Writer: Donald Simpson
Part 3: Death in Devil's Chasm!
Kong shakes most of the sailors off the log bridge and into the chasm, where they are eaten by a swarm of giant spiders.
Kong's efforts to catch Driscoll are interrupted when Ann is attacked by a large meat-eating dinosaur, an Allosaurus. Kong fights and kills the dinosaur, then picks up Ann and moves on with Driscoll in pursuit. Denham, meanwhile, is sent back for reinforcements.
Trivia: Stout's cover shows Kong battling a Tyrannosaurus (when it is clearly an Allosaurus in the actual story).
Based on the 1932 novelization by Delos W. Lovelace and thus differs from the movie in numerous places. Notably, the ship is called the Vastator instead of the Venture and the characters of Charlie the Chinese cook and Second Mate Briggs are absent, replaced by a character from Lovelace's novel named Lumpy. The comic also contains several scenes not found in the film including the infamous "spider pit" scenes and extra encounters with dinosaurs by the search party. Other notable changes include the addition of a character totally original to this comic, Denham's assistant Wally, and an extended sequence of several dinosaurs joining Kong in attacking the native village.
Godzilla Vol 1 #18
Editor-in-Chief Jim Shooter
Cover Artists Herb Trimpe, Joe Rubinstein
"Fugitive in Manhattan!"
Writers: Doug Moench
Pencilers: Herb Trimpe
Inkers: Dan Green
Colourists: Ben Sean
Letterers: Gaspar Saladino, Diana Albers
Editors Jim Shooter
Appearing in "Fugitive in Manhattan!"
Featured Characters: Godzilla
Supporting Characters: Godzilla Squad
Timothy "Dum Dum" Dugan
Dr. Yuriko Takiguchi
Other Characters: S.H.I.E.L.D.
Locations: New York City
Items: Red Ronin
Vehicles: S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier "Behemoth"
Synopsis for "Fugitive in Manhattan!"
Arriving in New York where Professor Hawkins can study Godzilla, the creature's cage is accidentally dropped and Godzilla gets loose, ending up in New York's sewer system. With the amount of time that Pym's shrinking gas will last in question, it's a race against time as everyone fans out to try to find the creature before it returns to its normal size and rampages through the city.
While in the sewers, Godzilla comes face to face with a New York City sewer rat and easily kills the beast. Emerging from the sewers, the creature stumbles upon Rob who had snuck out of the helicarrier himself to find Godzilla to be sure nobody hurts the monster. As the boy is reunited with the monster, it suddenly grows in size to be on par in height with a human adult.
Letters (story pages): Saladino (uncredited) page 1, Albers (credited as Diane Albers) pages 2-17.