Synopsis for "With Dugan on the Docks!"
Rob and Godzilla emerge from the sewer systems of New York. Godzilla is now roughly six-feet tall. Rob tries to keep him calm and Godzilla seems receptive to Rob's pleas. The boy even finds a trench-coat and hat to obscure Godzilla's features as they try to hide in the back alleyways. Two muggers try to accost him, but Godzilla shreds through his disguise and sends them running after he blasts them with his atomic fire breath.
Later, Rob and Godzilla encounter Dugan's team on the docks. Dugan tries to fire a tranquilizer dart, but Gabe Jones, believing that Dugan was firing an actual gun, spoils his shot. Godzilla lets loose with a burst of fire, but Dugan deflects it with a trash can lid. He then picks up a pole arm and rushes the monster, but Godzilla easily disarms him. Failing that, Dugan tries fisticuffs, but Godzilla backhands him, sending Dugan sprawling. Gabe leaps upon Godzilla's back, but this too proves to be a poor tactic. Godzilla snaps his head forward, sending Gabe flying off the ledge of the dock. While the monster's attention is focused on Jones, Dugan attacks him from behind with a drop-kick. Gabe climbs back up onto the dock, but Godzilla grabs him with both claws and pitches him into the water. Turning, he punches Dugan in the face, knocking him to the ground. Godzilla lumbers off into the night and Rob screams "Come back!", but the monster doesn't heed him this time. Godzilla is alone and loose in the streets of New York. A look of consternation crosses Dugan's face as he realizes that Pym's shrinking formula is quickly wearing off. Godzilla is growing bigger!
Letters (story pages): Saladino (uncredited) page 1, Leferman (credited as S. Lefferman) pages 2-17.
This issue is reprinted in Essential Godzilla, Volume 1.
Godzilla was recently reduced in size to approximately six-inches tall after being exposed to Pym Particles. He has been slowly returning to his natural height over the course of the last two issues. In the beginning of this issue, Godzilla is approximately six-feet tall. By the end of the issue, he is nearly eight-feet tall.
"Dum Dum" Dugan has the distinction of being one of the only people in the Marvel Universe to get into a one-on-one fist fight with Godzilla.
5/13/2020 06:08:18 pm
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