Given the goofiness of the seventies Godzilla movies, Herb Trimpe might be the perfect choice for this comic book. I mean, his name’s almost spelled tripe, which is a good description of his artwork. While there are a handful of iconic panels (small ones), Trimpe can’t even maintain perspective on a guy putting out his hand, much less a giant monster.
And let’s not get started on Trimpe’s characterization of Japanese people. His only reference materials seem to be early forties spy thrillers. The one guy even has the coke-bottle glasses.
As for Doug Moench’s story, there isn’t much of one. He comes up with a silly new origin for Godzilla (an undersea Japanese atomic test opens a fissure, releasing a prehistoric giant monster), which goes against all the Japanese movies.
He does get in a good crack about Americans and their oil though.
It’s dreadful, but amusingly so.
The Coming!; writer, Doug Moench; pencillers, Herb Trimpe and Jim Mooney; inker, Mooney; colorist, Janice Cohen; letterer, Joe Rosen; editor, Archie Goodwin; publisher, Marvel Comics.