Godzilla: Rulers Of Earth Volume 3 published by IDW starts off from Volume 2’s ending as we see Titanosaurus, Gezora, and Manda attacking a fleet of ships on the ocean (one of them has the Kaiju Watchers on it). Godzilla then appears out from the water, and begins to fight Gezora, Manda, and Titanosaurus. While this is happening, one of the members of the Kaiju Watchers Lucy Casprell, ends up falling from the ship that she and the rest of the Kaiju Watchers were on, and washes up on Infant Island where she meets the Shobijin. The Shobijin allow her to be welcomed to the Island, and show her cave drawings that are meant to foreshadow a prophecy.
The drawings in the cave show Kaiju’s such as Gorosaurus, King Caesar, Mothra, Megaguirus, Varan, Megalon, Battra, Baragon, Ebirah, Manda, Kamacuras, Kumonga, Gezora, Titanosaurus, Kamoebas, and Anguirus. The Shobijin explain that there will be a monster that will try to destroy the world, but one will try to save the world. The reason why all of this is in the story is because it’s meant to set up a big major event that will happen in the story’s future. Afterwords, Lucy Casprell is given a necklace from the Shobijin, and is teleported out of Infant Island, and ends up waking up on a life boat.
After that, Godzilla is seen chasing after the Gargantuas Gaira and Sanda in the ocean, and all 3 of them end up in Australia. Sanda and Gaira then proceed to fight Godzilla. Steven Woods and the CKR (Counter-Kaiju Reaction forces) then show up to stop all 3 of them from fighting in order to save Australia from destruction. Gaira get’s knocked out by Godzilla’s tail, Sanda manages to hurt Godzilla, and Godzilla then retreats to the ocean. Steven Woods calls for two helicopters with nets so that they can take Sanda and Gaira to Monster Island.
Afterwords, a Devonian shows up to a bunch of fisherman, and warns them about the Devonians plan. After that, Baragon appears from the grounds of Paris, but Kiryu (The Millennium Era MechaGodzilla) then appears in order to take Baragon to Monster Island. Baragon uses his fire breath to attack Kiryu, but Kiryu has the upper hand and knocks Baragon unconscious, and takes him to Monster Island. A character named Dr. Allison speaks with the Devonian that is on the humans side so that he can get answers.
The Devonian explains to him that the Devonians are going to use Manda, Titanosaurus, Gezora, and Destroyah to destroy humanity because the Devonians see that the humans are polluting the ocean. Godzilla is later seen in the pacific ocean, and his ambushed by Destroyah, Titanosaurus, Manda, and Gezora. The government has submarines use sound waves to lure all 4 monsters into the main Devonian base so that they can destroy the base, and the monsters at the same time. The sound waves however, cause Destroyah to split into multiple aggregate versions of himself, and attack the ship that Steven Woods, and Kaiju Watchers are currently on.
The people on the ship are able to fight off the aggregate Destroyah’s, but they retreat back to the ocean so that they can form back to Destroyah’s final form. Before Destroyah can destroy the ship, Jet Jaguar appears and fights Destroyah. Jet Jaguar decides to shrink to human size so that he can pilot Kiryu that’s on the ship. Jet Jaguar get’s Kiryu working, and activates Kiryu’s Absolute Zero Cannon to freeze and destroy Destroyah. Afterwords, Jet Jaguar goes into the ocean to try to save Godzilla from being buried in the ocean grounds by the missiles that were launched to destroy the monsters and the Devonian base. And not to spoil the ending, the ending does a phenomenal job at setting up the events and will happen in Godzilla: Rulers Of Earth Volume 4, and future stories to come.
Godzilla: Rulers Of Earth Volume 3 collects issues #9-#12 and is another really good addition to the series. Chris Mowry’s writing continues to be spectacular as ever, and the story his helped by the awesome artwork by Jeff Zornow and Matt Frank.
As I said earlier, the ending for Godzilla: Rulers Of Earth Volume 3 is a brilliant way to get people anticipated for Godzilla: Rulers Of Earth Volume 4 so that they can see what happened after the events of Godzilla: Rulers Of Earth Volume 3.
It’s also really cool to see The Gargantuas Gaira and Sanda officially fighting Godzilla for the very first time. If your a fan of comics, Godzilla, or both, and have read and enjoyed the previous 2 volumes of Godzilla: Rulers Or Earth, you will not be disappointed with Volume 3.
I give Godzilla: Rulers Of Earth Volume 3 Two Thumbs Up, and 5/5 Stars.