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Galactus

Interior art from Annihilation: Nova Corps Files (2006). Art by Renato Arlem.
Publisher Marvel Comics
First appearance Fantastic Four vol. 1, #48
(March 1966)
Created by Stan Lee
Jack Kirby
Characteristics
Alter ego Galan
Homeworld Galan: Taa
Galactus: Cosmic Egg
Team
affiliations
Heralds of Galactus
Notable aliases Ashta[1]
Abilities Possessor of the Power Cosmic

Galactus is a fictional character, a cosmic entity in the Marvel Universe. Created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby as an antagonist for the Fantastic Four, the character first appeared in Fantastic Four vol. 1, #48 (Mar. 1966), the first part of a three-issue story later known as "The Galactus Trilogy".[2] Image File history File links Mergefrom. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Galactus. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (460x705, 114 KB) Publisher Marvel Comics. ... This article is about the comic book company. ... In comic books, first appearance refers to first comic book to feature a character. ... For the fictional character of this name, see Stan Lee (Judge Dredd character). ... Jack Kirby (born Jacob Kurtzberg, August 28, 1917 – February 6, 1994) was one of the most influential, recognizable, and prolific artists in American comic books, and the co-creator of such enduring characters and popular culture icons as the Fantastic Four, the X-Men, the Hulk, Captain America, and hundreds... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The covers to the Heralds of Galactus miniseries In the fictional Marvel Comics Universe, a herald of Galactus is a being empowered by Galactus in order to search for planets for the planet-eater to consume. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Galactus. ... Alice, a fictional character based on a real character from the work of Lewis Carroll. ... This article is about the shared universe setting used by many Marvel Comics titles. ... For the fictional character of this name, see Stan Lee (Judge Dredd character). ... Jack Kirby (born Jacob Kurtzberg, August 28, 1917 – February 6, 1994) was one of the most influential, recognizable, and prolific artists in American comic books, and the co-creator of such enduring characters and popular culture icons as the Fantastic Four, the X-Men, the Hulk, Captain America, and hundreds... For other uses, see Fantastic Four (disambiguation). ... In comic books, the term first appearance refers to first comic book to feature a character. ...

Contents

Publication history

Following his introduction in the superhero-team title Fantastic Four vol. 1, #48-50 (March-May 1966), Galactus next appeared in a flashback cameo in Daredevil vol. 1, #37 (Feb. 1968) before physically returning to Earth to retrieve his herald, the Silver Surfer, in actual and behind-the-scenes appearances throughout Fantastic Four #72-77 (March-Aug. 1968). He appears extensively in flashback, in the heretofore unrevealed origin of the Silver Surfer, in The Silver Surfer vol. 1, #1 (Aug. 1968). For other uses, see Superhero (disambiguation). ... In literature, film, television and other media, a flashback (also called analepsis) is an interjected scene that takes the narrative back in time from the current point the story has reached. ... A cameo role or cameo appearance (often shortened to just cameo) is a brief appearance of a known person in a work of the performing arts, such as plays, films, video games and television. ... For other uses, see Daredevil (comics). ... This article is about the comic book character. ...


Galactus' origin story climaxed a series of appearances in Thor vol. 1, #160-162 (Jan.-March 1969) and #168-169 (Sept.-Oct. 1969), the latter of which, by writer Stan Lee, penciler and co-plotter Jack Kirby and inker George Klein, revealed the character's beginnings. Super-Villain Classics #1 (May 1983) reprinted that 20-page tale with additions, edits, and deletions by writer Mark Gruenwald, pencillers John Byrne and Ron Wilson, and inkers Jack Abel and Vince Colletta to create an updated, 23-page origin story titled "Galactus". This in turn was reprinted as Origin of Galactus #1 (Feb. 1996). In comic book terminology, the phrase origin story refers to a story or backstory revealing how a male character went through a sex change, or the circumstances under which they became superheroes or supervillains. ... Thor (often called The Mighty Thor) is a superhero appearing in the Marvel Comics universe. ... The inker is one of the two line artists in a traditional comic book, or graphic novel. ... George Klein (died 1969) was an American comic book artist and cartoonist whose career stretched to the 1940s Golden Age of comic books. ... Mark Gruenwald (June 18, 1953-August 12, 1996) was an American comic book writer and editor. ... For other uses of John Byrne, see John Byrne (disambiguation). ... Ron Wilson is an American comic book artist. ... Jack Abel a. ... Vince Colletta (born Oct. ...


Galactus has made numerous guest appearances throughout the decades, and starred in the six-issue miniseries Galactus the Devourer (Sept. 1999 - March 2000). The limited series is a term referring to a comic book series with a set finite number of issues. ...


Fictional character biography

Rebirth

The Sentience of the Universe merges with Galan of Taa in the Cosmic egg.
The Sentience of the Universe merges with Galan of Taa in the Cosmic egg.

Originally named Galan of the planet Taa, Galactus is the sole survivor of the Big Crunch of the universe that existed prior to occurrence of the Big Bang, which led to the present-day Marvel Universe. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 408 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (1150 × 1691 pixel, file size: 794 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Copyright Marvel Comics http://img256. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 408 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (1150 × 1691 pixel, file size: 794 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Copyright Marvel Comics http://img256. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... This article is about the cosmological theory. ... For other uses, see Big Bang (disambiguation). ... This article is about the shared universe setting used by many Marvel Comics titles. ...


Galan was a space explorer investigating the impending end of his universe. Eventually, Taa was engulfed by a radiation plague that killed almost all its inhabitants. At the last second, Galan escapes the doomed planet in a star-ship with a few other survivors. Rather than perish from the lethal radiation that had extinguished all life across the universe, Galan proposes to his crewmates that they pilot their craft directly into the center of the Big Crunch. As he approaches the Cosmic egg — the focal point of the Big Crunch and the source of the exterminating radiation — his ship and crew are promptly destroyed. At the moment Galan's universe meets its end, the incarnation of that reality's Phoenix Force amasses the positive emotions of all living beings in the cosmos to preserve them from eternal damnation, enabling the "Sentience of the Universe" — that universe's incarnation of Eternity — to meet with Galan.[3][4] Within the Cosmic Egg the Sentience of the Universe reveals itself to Galan and informs him that though they both will die in the impending cataclysm, they will survive through a joint heir born into the next universe. The Sentience of the Universe then merges itself with the mortal Galan, establishing Galan as the sole survivor of the ensuing Big Crunch. This union ultimately leads to his rebirth in the present universe as Galactus.[5] After the Big Bang and the birth of the present reality, Galactus gestates in a cocoon of cosmic energy to complete his metamorphosis, and after millions of years emerges as an entity of vast cosmic power who is essential and intrinsic to the newly formed universe.[5] This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Eternity is a fictional cosmic entity appearing in the Marvel Universe. ... A cicada in the process of shedding. ...


Galactus is considered one of the three essential entities within the Marvel Universe alongside Eternity and Death and has been referred to as the "third force of the universe." [6] Eternity and Death consider Galactus a peer and a sibling, with Death actually referring to Galactus on one occasion as "husband, father, brother, and son." [7] Eternity is a fictional cosmic entity appearing in the Marvel Universe. ... This article is about the personification of death in the Marvel Universe. ...


In the prime Marvel Universe, Galactus is one of the three beings that has representation on one of the faces of the Living Tribunal, with each face representing one of the essential forces of reality.[8] In the fictional Marvel Universe, Earth-616 or Earth 616 is the name used to identify the primary continuity in which most Marvel Comics titles take place. ... The Living Tribunal is a fictional cosmic entity that appears in the Marvel Universe. ...

Eternity is one of the fictional cosmic entities in Marvel Comics universe. ... This article is about the personification of death in the Marvel Universe. ...

The Devourer of Worlds

Galactus roams the universe in search of planets to sustain himself.

Due to his vast power and intrinsic, natural role in the universal order, Galactus considers himself a higher being than all non-abstracts, coming to embody a force of cosmic nature and proving to be a necessary component for universal existence. Galactus maintains his existence by devouring planets that have the potential for supporting life; in so doing, he has consumed countless worlds, resulting in the elimination of entire extra-terrestrial civilizations. Frequently, Galactus utilizes a herald to scour the universe in search of sustenance. Upon pinpointing the requisite planetary body, the herald will signal Galactus, resulting in the Devourer's arrival on the world's surface and the deployment of the Elemental Converter — a colossal machine capable of draining all life energy from the planet within minutes. While the Converter makes consumption of the planet's energy more efficient, Galactus is still capable of feeding without its aid.[7] Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1000x530, 1156 KB) http://florence. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1000x530, 1156 KB) http://florence. ... The Ancient and Medieval cosmos as depicted in Peter Apians Cosmographia (Antwerp, 1539). ... Green people redirects here. ... The covers to the Heralds of Galactus miniseries In the fictional Marvel Comics Universe, a herald of Galactus is a being empowered by Galactus in order to search for planets for the planet-eater to consume. ...


Galactus has appointed a number of beings to act as his herald, with each bestowed a fraction of the Power Cosmic. His known heralds have included: Cover to Silver Surfer: Parable. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Galactus. ...

Following the events of Annihilation, his current heralds are Stardust and the Silver Surfer. Fallen One is a fictional character in the Marvel Comics Universe. ... This article is about the comic book character. ... Air-Walker, is a fictional comic book character. ... Firelord is a fictional character in the Marvel Comics Universe. ... The Destroyer is a fictional character that appears in the Marvel Universe. ... Terrax the Tamer is a fictional supervillain in the Marvel Comics universe. ... The Nova name has also been used by Frankie Raye. ... Morg is a supervillain in the Marvel Comics universe. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... This article is about the Silver/Modern Age Human Torch, Johnny Storm. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Annihilation is a Marvel Comics 2006 crossover event highlighting several relatively under-used outer space-related characters in the Marvel Universe. ...


Earth

Fantastic Four #49 (April 1966), Galactus' first appearance. Art by Jack Kirby & Joe Sinnott.
Fantastic Four #49 (April 1966), Galactus' first appearance. Art by Jack Kirby & Joe Sinnott.

Galactus has threatened to consume the Earth on several occasions. During the first encounter, the cosmic entity the Watcher and Galactus' rebellious herald, the Silver Surfer, aid the Fantastic Four. Galactus is defeated when Mister Fantastic threatens him with the Ultimate Nullifier, which was retrieved by the Human Torch from Taa II. Galactus leaves and vows to never attack the Earth again,[20] though he eventually returns to Earth, seeking the Silver Surfer.[21] On Earth, Mr. Fantastic petitions Galactus to stop the threat of the cosmic entity the Sphinx, releasing Galactus from his vow.[22] Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Jack Kirby (born Jacob Kurtzberg, August 28, 1917 – February 6, 1994) was one of the most influential, recognizable, and prolific artists in American comic books, and the co-creator of such enduring characters and popular culture icons as the Fantastic Four, the X-Men, the Hulk, Captain America, and hundreds... Joe Sinnott (born October 16, 1926, Saugerties, New York, United States) is an American comic book artist. ... This article is about Earth as a planet. ... Marvel Select The Watcher figure In the fictional Marvel Comics universe, the Watchers are an extraterrestrial species of near-omnipotent immortal beings who watch the universe with advanced technology. ... This article is about the comic book character. ... For other uses, see Fantastic Four (disambiguation). ... Mr. ... The Ultimate Nullifier is a fictional item of immense power in the Marvel Universe. ... This article is about the Silver/Modern Age Human Torch, Johnny Storm. ... Taa II or Worldship, is the solar system-sized, Möbius strip-shaped home of Galactus. ... The Sphinx is the name of two fictional supervillains in the Marvel Comics universe. ...


In one encounter, Galactus returns to Earth in pursuit of his rebellious herald, Terrax. Galactus expends a considerable amount of energy in the pursuit, and finally arrives with the intention of consuming Earth to replenish himself. A hungry and weakened Galactus resolves the issue with Terrax, but is so diminished in power that he is defeated by the combined efforts of the Fantastic Four, the Avengers, and Doctor Strange. However, rather than let Galactus die of hunger, Mister Fantastic uses a device powered by the thunder god Thor to reinvigorate him. Grateful, Galactus proclaims that Earth is safe from his feedings before departing.[23] Terrax the Tamer is a fictional supervillain in the Marvel Comics universe. ... For other uses, see Fantastic Four (disambiguation). ... The Avengers are a fictional superhero team appearing in comic books published by Marvel Comics. ... This article is about the Marvel comics superhero. ... Thor (often called The Mighty Thor) is a superhero appearing in the Marvel Comics universe. ...


Mister Fantastic's actions have consequences, however, as he is later placed on trial by a consortium of alien worlds for saving Galactus, which would indirectly cause the deaths of the worlds Galactus would later consume. The Shi'ar preside over the trial, and look to execute Mister Fantastic until the cosmic entity Eternity is summoned by the combined efforts of Galactus and the Watcher. Eternity then enables the millions of alien onlookers to momentarily become one with the universe, temporarily granting them the clarity that Galactus is an essential part of the natural order of the cosmos.[24] The Shiar, pronounced // (Shee-ARR), are a fictional species of aliens in the Marvel Comics universe. ... Eternity is a fictional cosmic entity appearing in the Marvel Universe. ...


Temporary death

Galactus was apparently killed when the Silver Surfer turned Galactus' own Elemental Converter against him. As Galactus dies he warns that his death will allow a great evil to surface. After his death, Galactus' remains took the form of a star.[25] The great evil Galactus spoke of later emerged in the form of the Biblical demon Abraxas, the universal embodiment of destruction and the antithesis of Eternity. The Fantastic Four discovered that most of the energy Galactus took from planets was devoted to keeping Abraxas imprisoned.[26] Franklin Richards pools his power with that of his sister, Valeria Von Doom, and reconstitutes Galactus, but the siblings permanently burn out their powers in doing so. The newly reformed Galactus reclaims the Ultimate Nullifier from Abraxas, and Fantastic Four leader Reed Richards uses it to keep Abraxas imprisoned. The Ultimate Nullifier is revealed to be an aspect of Galactus himself.[27] This article is about the astronomical object. ... Abraxas, sometimes called the Dark Man, is a fictional cosmic entity in the Marvel Universe. ... This article is about the Marvel Comics character. ... Valeria Richards is a fictional character of Marvel Comics, the daughter of Mister Fantastic (Reed Richards) and the Invisible Woman (Susan Storm Richards), husband and wife and two members of the superhero team the Fantastic Four. ...


Later, however, Reed Richards designs a weapon with the express purpose of stripping Galactus of the Power Cosmic. The creation of the device is made possible with help from Quasar and Johnny Storm, who is cosmically aware at this time.[28] The weapon succeeds in separating Galactus into his two core components — Galan and the Power Cosmic. Galan then exiles himself in another dimension, hoping that this act will prevent the Power Cosmic from finding him.[29] The ruse fails, however, as the alien warrior Beta Ray Bill encounters a fully reformed Galactus shortly afterward. [30] This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... This article is about the Silver/Modern Age Human Torch, Johnny Storm. ... Beta Ray Bill is a fictional character that appears in the Marvel Universe. ...


Annihilation

Galactus is a member of a group of entities called the "Cosmic Balance". After a brutal civil war that only three beings survived — Galactus the Devourer of Worlds, Tenebrous of the Darkness Between, and Aegis the Lady of All Sorrows — Galactus imprisons his brethren in the Kyln, until the Annihilation Wave frees them. Knowing of their escape, Galactus augments his herald the Silver Surfer and engages them.[31] The battle brings Galactus into contact with the beings Thanos, Drax the Destroyer, and Annihilus, the mastermind behind the Annihilation Wave. The Annihilation Wave are destroyed by a massive blast from Galactus resulting in an armistice between all parties. The blast also destroys a Watcher along with at least three star systems. [32] Annihilation is a Marvel Comics 2006 crossover event highlighting several relatively under-used outer space-related characters in the Marvel Universe. ... Thanos is a fictional character that appears in the Marvel Universe. ... Drax the Destroyer (Arthur Douglas) is a fictional character in the Marvel Comics universe. ... Annihilus, sometimes called the Living Death That Walks, is a Marvel Comics supervillain. ... Marvel Select The Watcher figure In the fictional Marvel Comics universe, the Watchers are an extraterrestrial species of near-omnipotent immortal beings who watch the universe with advanced technology. ...


Powers and abilities

Galactus, as various species perceive him. Panel from Fantastic Four vol 1, #262 (Jan. 1984). Art by John Byrne.
Galactus, as various species perceive him. Panel from Fantastic Four vol 1, #262 (Jan. 1984). Art by John Byrne.

Galactus is the physical, metamorphosed embodiment of a cosmos, a result of the union between the Sentience of the Universe and Galan. [33] As such, Galactus wields the Power Cosmic and has been described as "the most powerful creature in the universe." [34] Galactus can employ the Power Cosmic to produce nearly any effect he desires, including size-alteration,[35] the molecular restructuring and transmutation of matter,[36] the teleportation of objects — even entire galaxies[35] — across space and time,[37] the projection of energy,[38] the erection of impenetrable force fields,[36] the creation of interdimensional[39] and intradimensional portals,[40] telepathy,[41] telekinesis,[42] and cosmic awareness on a universal scale.[43] Image File history File links Download high resolution version (551x820, 875 KB)Galactus. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (551x820, 875 KB)Galactus. ... For other uses of John Byrne, see John Byrne (disambiguation). ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Galactus. ... // Transmutation is the conversion of one object into another. ... Teleport redirects here. ... For other uses, see Galaxy (disambiguation). ... This article is about the idea of space. ... Look up time in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... In science fiction and fantasy literature, a force field is a physical barrier made up of energy to protect a person or object from attacks or intrusions. ... Parallel universe or alternate reality in science fiction and fantasy is a self-contained separate reality coexisting with our own. ... A portal in fiction is a magical or technological doorway that connects two distant locations. ... Telepathy, from the Greek τῆλε, tele, remote; and πάθεια, patheia, to be effected by, describes the hypothetical transfer of information on thoughts or feelings between individuals by means other than the five classical senses. ... The term psychokinesis (from the Greek ψυχή, psyche, meaning mind, soul, or breath; and κίνησις, kinesis, meaning motion; literally movement from the mind)[1][2] or PK, also known as telekinesis[3] (Greek + , literally distant-movement referring to telekinesis) or TK, denotes the paranormal ability of the mind to influence matter, time... Comic book fiction traditionally features characters with superhuman, supernatural, or paranormal abilities, often referred to as superpowers (also spelled super-powers). ...


Galactus has even shown the abilities to create sentient life in the form of Tyrant,[44] resurrect his herald Morg,[45] manipulate mortal souls,[46] manipulate memories and emotions,[47] and remake dead worlds — including populations — in every detail.[47] To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Morg is a supervillain in the Marvel Comics universe. ...


Galactus requires his armor to help regulate his internal energies. As Galactus must continuously feed to sustain himself, his power levels are inconsistent throughout any given period. For this reason, Earth's heroes have been able to achieve various degrees of success in repelling — though not defeating — a starving, weakened Galactus.[48]


As the oldest known living entity in this universe, Galactus employs science that the most brilliant minds on Earth cannot begin to grasp. [49] The Ultimate Nullifier and Taa II are prime examples of Galactus' technology. The Ultimate Nullifier is a fictional item of immense power in the Marvel Universe. ... Taa II or Worldship, is the solar system-sized, Möbius strip-shaped home of Galactus. ...


Physical appearance

As a being who is both an abstract entity (e.g. Death, Eternity, et al) and a physical creature, Galactus' true form and nature are beyond the capability of mortal beings to comprehend.[33] Despite being frequently illustrated as a giant, armored humanoid, each species perceives Galactus to be a form it can understand.[24][1] Galactus has adopted the appearance of a roughly humanoid energy being on at least three occasions. [50] This article is about the personification of death in the Marvel Universe. ... Eternity is a fictional cosmic entity appearing in the Marvel Universe. ...


Other versions

Amalgam Comics

In the Marvel Comics-DC Comics intercompany crossover series of one-shots, Amalgam Comics, Galactus is merged with villain Brainiac to create Galactiac, who devours planets to replenish his energy cells, and simultaneously shrinks components of them to study at his leisure - much like the first version of Brainiac. [51] This article is about the comic book company. ... DC Comics is an American comic book and related media company. ... In comic books, an intercompany crossover (also called cross-company or company crossover) is a comic or series of comics where characters published by one company meet those published by another (for example, DC Comics Superman meeting Marvels Spider-Man). ... In the American comic book industry, the term one-shot is used to denote a pilot comic or a stand-alone story created to last as one issue. ... Amalgam Comics was a metafictional American comic book publisher, and part of a collaboration between Marvel Comics and DC Comics, in which the two comic book publishers merged their characters to create new ones (e. ... Brainiac is a fictional character, a DC Comics supervillain and frequent opponent of Superman. ... Galactiac is the Amalgam Comics fusion of Galactus of Marvel Comics and Brainiac of DC Comics. ...


DC Universe

Galactus has appeared in three projects associated with the DC Universe. Two of these appearances are not regarded as canon and exist as isolated one-shot publications, [52] while the third is referenced. [53] Cover to the History of the DC Universe trade paperback. ...


Earth X

Galactus also appears in the non-canon Earth X series. In Earth X Galactus is one of the three essential entities in the universe keeping the cosmic entities the Celestials in check. By destroying planets - actually "eggs" of the Celestials - Galactus prevents the Celestials from overpopulating the universe. [54] Earth X Hardcover (2005), written by Jim Krueger cover by Alex Ross This article is about the Marvel Comics miniseries Earth X and its sequels. ... Celestials redirects here. ...


Epic Illustrated

The anthology comics-magazine Epic Illustrated #26-34 (Oct, 1984 - Feb. 1986) published the first nine serialized installments of a projected 10-part tale, "The Last Galactus Story", by writer-penciler John Byrne and inker Terry Austin. Each ran six pages, except for part eight, 12 pages. The magazine was canceled at that point, leaving the story unfinished. An anthology, literally a garland or collection of flowers, is a collection of literary works, originally of poems. ... Epic Illustrated was a bi-monthly large format anthology series published by Marvel Comics for 34 issues between 1980-1986. ... For other uses of John Byrne, see John Byrne (disambiguation). ... Terry Austin is an American comic book artist, working primarily as an inker. ...


Set 100,000,000 years in the future, Galactus devours a now uninhabited Earth. Accompanied by Nova, Galactus follows the trail of destroyed galaxies to the core of the Milky Way. Byrne wrote on his website that the story's conclusion involved Galactus combating a rogue Watcher until the death of the universe. When only Galactus and his herald, Nova, remain, Galactus cracks open his armor, releasing a new Big Bang. With the end of Galactus and the birth of a new universe, Nova is transformed into the Galactus for the new universe.[55] A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos or other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML...


Exiles

The Exiles encountered one reality where Galactus is the restorer, rather than devourer of worlds; however, he only restores worlds that have been destroyed by the Blight, thus resulting in the rebellion of the Silver Surfer when he refused to grant the Surfer the power to restore his own world. [56] The Exiles are a group of fictional comic book characters from Marvel Comics. ...


Heroes Reborn

Galactus appears in the pocket universe created by Franklin Richards - after the events of the Onslaught saga - and deploys several heralds at once. He actually succeeds in consuming the Earth twice, although this is undone by Doctor Doom with the use of his time machine until the Surfer is finally convinced to turn against his master and give the heroes the chance to drive Galactus away.[57] Onslaught is a Marvel Comics supervillain who was the focus of an enormous intra-company crossover in 1996. ... Doctor Doom (Victor von Doom) is a fictional Marvel Comics supervillain created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. ...


Mangaverse

In the Earth-2301 universe [58] the Manga Galactus appears as a gigantic, planet-sized lifeform (similar to Ego the Living Planet and Unicron). It appears to have a single massive eye and has tenticles which drain the life from planets. It is covered in various lifeforms (referred to as "Galactus Spores") which aid its digestive process. [59] Ego the Living Planet is a fictional extraterrestrial being that appears in the Marvel Universe. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Marvel Zombies

Galactus appears in "classic" form and battles the Marvel Zombies, who have recently consumed the Silver Surfer and acquired portions of his cosmic power. [60] Marvel Zombies is a set of American comic book miniseries published by Marvel Comics beginning in 2005. ...


MC2

Galactus, accompanied by a new herald named Dominas, appears in the MC2 universe. [61] Dominas was one of the Heralds of Galactus in the MC2 universe. ... Characters from the MC2 universe. ...


Ultimate Gah Lak Tus

Ultimate Galactus, called Gah Lak Tus, was introduced in a trilogy written by Warren Ellis. Gah Lak Tus is first mentioned by Ultimate Vision, which is an early-warning system for worlds under threat by Gah Lak Tus and describes Gah Lak Tus as an immense (approx. 100,000 miles long) group mind of city-sized robotic drones that attacks worlds using envoys (resembling the Silver Surfer) followed by a flesh-eating virus that destroys all life. After this the entity breaks open the dying world and sucks all thermal energy from the core. Gah Lak Tus considers all forms and expressions of organic life to be so abhorrent it believed itself desecrated when telepathically contacted by Professor X. It was eventually driven back by Mister Fantastic via his use of the Ultimate Nullifier- here a weapon that tapped into the energies released by the Big Bang of a young universe- destroying 20% of Gah Lak Tus's mass and forcing the drones to retreat. [62] Ultimate Galactus Trilogy is a collection of three miniseries in Marvel Comics Ultimate Universe written by Warren Ellis. ... This article is about the comic book author. ... This article is about Marvel Comics modern-day characters. ... This article is about the comic book character. ... Charles Francis Xavier, also known as Professor X, is a fictional Marvel Comics superhero, known as the leader and founder of the X-Men. ... Mr. ... The Ultimate Nullifier is a fictional item of immense power in the Marvel Universe. ...


In other media

Television

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Video games

  • Galactus appears in Marvel: Ultimate Alliance, voiced by Gregg Berger.

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Movies

Galactus as he appears in Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer
Galactus as he appears in Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer

Galactus appears in the 2007 film Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, the story of which was based upon the character's debut and his Ultimate incarnation.[63] The official novelization of the film names the character as "the Gah Lak Tus". The film depicts him as a cosmic cloud which feeds on planets through holes bored by the Silver Surfer. The cloud is evaporated by the Surfer at the film's climax. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 502 × 599 pixelsFull resolution‎ (567 × 677 pixels, file size: 108 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) // Galactus in the form of a giant cosmic cloud storm in Fantasic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 502 × 599 pixelsFull resolution‎ (567 × 677 pixels, file size: 108 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) // Galactus in the form of a giant cosmic cloud storm in Fantasic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer. ... This article is about the comic book character. ...


20th Century Fox's rationale for having the character as a cloud was to keep him discreet.[64] Visual effects studio Weta Digital convinced Fox to add physical hints of the comic book incarnation, such as a shadow and the fiery mass within the cloud resembling a helmet.[64] Director Tim Story claimed he made Galactus a cloud so that the future Silver Surfer spin-off film would have a chance to be unique and introduce the character as he normally appears.[65] J. Michael Straczynski, the spin-off's writer, confirmed Galactus is in his script and that "You don't want to sort of blow out something that big and massive for one quick shot in the first movie."[66] Twentieth (20th) Century Fox Film Corporation (known from 1935 to 1985 as Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation) is one of the six major American film studios. ... Visual effects (or VFX for short) is the term given in which images or film frames are created and manipulated for film and video. ... Weta Digital is a digital visual effects company based in Wellington, New Zealand, an offshoot of the Weta Workshop physical effects company. ... Timothy Kevin Story (born March 13, 1970) is an American film director. ... A spin-off (or spinoff) is a new organization or entity formed by a split from a larger one such as a new company formed from a university research group. ... Joseph Michael Straczynski (born July 17, 1954) is an award-winning American writer/producer of television series, novels, short stories, comic books, and radio dramas. ...


Non-Marvel

  • In an episode of Nickelodeon's The Fairly Oddparents, Timmy Turner wished for himself to be transformed into "Galactimus, the Eater of Planets" in order to stop his parents, whom he had wished to have super-powers. "Galactimus" heavily resembles the character it clearly references. In addition, Cosmo and Wanda appear as two parodies of the Silver Surfer

The Fairly OddParents is an American animated television series for children about the adventures of a boy who has two fairy godparents. ... This article is about the comic book character. ...

See also

This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This article is about the shared universe setting used by many Marvel Comics titles. ... The Punisher (not to be confused with Frank Castle) is a fictional character that appears in the Marvel Comics universe. ...

Footnotes

  1. ^ a b Stormbreaker: The Saga of Beta Ray Bill #1 (March 2005)
  2. ^ Thomas, Roy, Stan Lee's Amazing Marvel Universe (Sterling Publishing, New York, 2006), "Moment 29: The Galactus Trilogy", pp. 112-115. ISBN-10 1-4027-4225-8; ISBN-13 978-1-4027-4225-5
  3. ^ Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Data Corrections Fantastic Four 2005. URL last checked 2006-09-01.
  4. ^ Adventures of X-Men #12
  5. ^ a b Super-Villain Classics #1 (May 1983)
  6. ^ Silver Surfer vol. 3 #10 (April 1988)
  7. ^ a b Fantastic Four vol. 1, #257 (Aug. 1983)
  8. ^ Silver Surfer vol. 3, #31 (Dec, 1989)
  9. ^ Thanos #11 (Aug. 2004)
  10. ^ Fantastic Four vol. 1, #48 (March 1966)
  11. ^ Fantastic Four vol. 1, #120 (March 1972)
  12. ^ Thor vol. 1, #225 (July 1974)
  13. ^ Journey into Mystery vol. 1, #228
  14. ^ Fantastic Four vol. 1, #211 (October 1979)
  15. ^ Fantastic Four vol. 1, #244 (July 1982)
  16. ^ Silver Surfer vol. 3, #70 (Aug. 1992)
  17. ^ Galactus the Devourer#1 - 6 (1999 - 2000)
  18. ^ As herald - Fantastic Four vol. 1, #520-523 (Jan.-April 2005)
  19. ^ Stormbreaker: The Sage of Beta Ray Bill #1-6(2005)
  20. ^ Fantastic Four vol. 1, #48-50 (March-May 1966)
  21. ^ Fantastic Four vol. 1, #74-77 (May-Aug 1968)
  22. ^ Fantastic Four vol. 1, #210 - 213 (Sept.-Dec. 1979)
  23. ^ Fantastic Four vol. 1, #242-244 (May-July 1982)
  24. ^ a b Fantastic Four vol. 1, #262 (Jan. 1984)
  25. ^ Galactus the Devourer #1-6 (Sept. 1999 - March 2000)
  26. ^ Fantastic Four Annual 2001
  27. ^ Fantastic Four vol. 1, #478 (Jan. 2002)
  28. ^ As herald - Fantastic Four vol. 1, #520-523 (Jan.-April 2005)
  29. ^ Fantastic Four vol. 1, #520-523 (Jan.-April 2005)
  30. ^ Stormbreaker: The Saga of Beta Ray Bill #1-6 (March-Aug. 2005)
  31. ^ Annihilation: Silver Surfer #1-4 (June-Sept. 2006)
  32. ^ Annihilation #1-6 (Oct. 2006 - March 2007).
  33. ^ a b Fantastic Four vol. 1, #522 (March 2005)
  34. ^ Annihilation: Silver Surfer #2 (July 2006)
  35. ^ a b Rom #27 (Feb. 1982)
  36. ^ a b The Silver Surfer vol. 1, #1 (Aug. 1968)
  37. ^ Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars #9 (Jan. 1985)
  38. '^ The Silver Surfer vol. 3, #18 (Dec. 1988)
  39. ^ Thanos #3 (Feb. 2004)
  40. ^ Thanos #12 (Sept. 2004)
  41. ^ Fantastic Four vol. 1, #242 (May 1982)
  42. ^ Fantastic Four vol. 1, #49 (April 1966)
  43. ^ Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars #9
  44. ^ Cosmic Powers Unlimited #2 (Sept. 1995)
  45. ^ Silver Surfer vol. 3, #76 (Jan. 1993)
  46. ^ Silver Surfer vol. 3, #49 (May 1991)
  47. ^ a b Silver Surfer vol. 3 #130 (Aug. 1997)
  48. ^ Fantastic Four vol. 1, #243 (June 1982)
  49. ^ Fantastic Four vol. 1, #210 (Sept. 1979)
  50. ^ Silver Surfer vol. 3, #10 (April 1988), Infinity Gauntlet #5 (Nov. 1991), and Super-Villain Classics #1 (May 1983)
  51. ^ Challengers of the Fantastic #1 (1997)
  52. ^ Superman, Fantastic Four: Infinite Destruction (1999) and Darkseid vs. Galactus: The Hunger (1995)
  53. ^ JLA:Avengers # 1- 3 (2003 - 2004), in Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe (2006)
  54. ^ Earth X #1-12 (2000 - 2001)
  55. ^ Byrne Robotics: Frequently Asked Questions - Questions about Aborted Storylines
  56. ^ Exiles vol. 1, #86 - 87
  57. ^ Heroes Reborn (1996 - 1997)
  58. ^ Official Handbook to the Marvel Universe: Alternate Universes (2005)
  59. ^ New Mangaverse v2 #1 - 5 (2005 - 2006)
  60. ^ Marvel Zombies (2005 - 2006)
  61. ^ Last Planet Standing #1-5
  62. ^ Ultimate Nightmare (2004); Ultimate Secret (2005) & Ultimate Extinction (2006).
  63. ^ Ben Morse and Brian Warmoth. "2007 Preview: Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer", Wizard, 2007-01-15. Retrieved on 2007-06-27. 
  64. ^ a b Thomas J. McLean. "Fantastic 4: Weta Gives Rise to the Silver Surfer", VFXWorld, 2007-06-21. Retrieved on 2007-06-27. 
  65. ^ Tim Story. (2007). Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer audio commentary (DVD). 20th Century Fox.
  66. ^ Chris Carle. "SDCC 07: JMS Sheds Light on Silver Surfer Movie", IGN, 2007-07-27. Retrieved on 2007-10-07. 

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References

  • Grand Comics Database
  • The Unofficial Handbook of Marvel Comics Creators
  • Marvel Directory - Galactus
  • GameFAQ's Comic Book FAQ: Marvel Cosmic Entities

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