Godzilla Vol 1 #12 Publisher: Marvel Comics July, 1978 Editor-in-Chief: Jim Shooter Cover Artists: Herb Trimpe, Joe Rubinstein
"The Mega-Monsters from Beyond! Part One: The Beta-Beast!" Writers: Doug Moench Pencilers: Herb Trimpe Inkers: Fred Kida Colourists: Mary Titus Letterers: Bruce Patterson Editors: Jim Shooter
Appearing in "The Mega-Monsters from Beyond! Part One: The Beta-Beast!" Featured Characters: Godzilla (Main story and flashback) Supporting Characters: S.H.I.E.L.D. Godzilla Squad Gabriel Jones Jimmy Woo Timothy "Dum Dum" Dugan Antagonists: Yetrigar (Only in flashback) Beta-Beast (Only appearance; dies) Megans' Monsters (First appearance) Triax (First appearance) Rhiahn (First appearance) Krollar (First appearance) Other Characters: Betans (First appearance) Megans (First appearance) Hugh Howards Robert Takiguchi Tamara Hashioka Yuriko Takiguchi Locations: Earth (Main story and flashback) United States of America (Main story and flashback) Arizona (Main story and flashback) Grand Canyon (Main story and flashback) Earth Orbit Moon Items: Red Ronin
Synopsis for "The Mega-Monsters from Beyond! Part One: The Beta-Beast!" As both the Godzilla Squard, and Robert in the Red Ronin speed after Godzilla, the King of Monsters is suddenly transported to the moon. There it fights a creature known as the Beta-Beast, which Godzilla eventually destroys with its powerful fire breath.
Following the creatures defeat, Godzilla is confronted by the beings who transported him to the moon: aliens of the Betan race. These aliens appeal to Godzilla, telling the monster that their world has been at war against the Megans for centuries using giant monsters as weapons against each other. With the war effort depleting the Megan supplies, they have sent three of their monsters: Triax, Rhiahn and Krollar to Earth in order to plunder it.
With Godzilla accepting the mission, he is transported back to Earth just as the Red Ronin is confronted by the first of the invaders: Triax.