Synopsis for "A Monster Enslaved!"
With a new helicarrier specially designed for capturing Godzilla, SHIELD becomes aware that the monster is sleeping in a cave nearby. While at the Stark plant, Yuriko Takiguchi puts the final touches on his SJ3RX mecha robot, and Jimmy Woo and Tamara Hashioka begin a romance. While young Robert believes that the "Red Ronin" mecha shouldn't be used against Godzilla, but for the creatures benefit decides to do something about the situation.
SHIELD locates the cave where Godzilla is sleeping and fills it with sufficient knockout gas to put the monster out cold, and allows them to load up the creature in the helicarriers' holding container. Meanwhile, Robert enters the Red Ronin armor and puts on its control helmet, the feedback from the device knocks the boy unconscious. While aboard the helicarrier, Godzilla awakens and begins breaking out of the ship.
This issue is reprinted in Essential Godzilla, Volume 1.
Herb Trimpe returns as the regular artist for the series. Issues #4-5 were pencilled by Tom Sutton.
SJ3 RX will become better known as "Red Ronin" beginning with issue #7.