MARVELous Monday

This week we go back to 1983 to learn about the origin of one of the most well known villains in the Marvel Universe, which has yet to make his MCU debut but here’s to hoping he does in the foreseeable future.

Which villain do we speak of? Why, none other than Galactus.

The book that reprints several other books and includes new material is Super-Villain Classics Vol. 1 #1 Galactus: The Origin.

This one caught my attention when browsing by the cover alone. I really do dig a good Galactus cover and this is a book I’ve never read.

I only knew a wee bit of Galactus back story and origin before reading so this one fills in a big more information as a Galactus fan myself.

Awesome bronze book that can still be found cheap for all you Galactus fans. This book reprinted parts of Fantastic Four #49 and from several issues of Thor that included reprints fromย Thor #160,ย #162,#167 and #169.

Galactus lived long before our current Universe on a planet called Taa. His alter ego was Galan in those days before he became a destroyer of worlds, feeding his hunger to fuel his power.

Taa was one of the most advanced civilizations in the Universe before what we called the Big Bang that started the Universe we are now in. They knew their world would end and there was no way out.

As most started to die in what they called a cosmic plague of radiation, Galan and others built a ship and dove deep into the ends of the Universe, their final voyage.

As they started to decent into the blazing cosmic cauldron where all matter in the universe was plunging, all aboard started to perish except Galan, who starts to feel a new life force and power within.

This cosmic power started to speak to Galan, claiming to be the Sentience of the Universe. Together they can form a new power, a new form of life more than just a galaxy, thus Galactus is born.

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26 thoughts on “MARVELous Monday”

  1. If Marvel does decide to us Galactus in the MCU (They would be crazy not to) That origin issue will probably do very well.

    1. Doctor Strange is Galactus New Herald. There’s the doorway the MCU can use with Galactus in the next Doctor strange movie.

        1. I doubt I’d be for that as compared to walking him into the current MCU a little at a time. I know he’s got a small vocal following but they don’t really burn down the shelves hauling SS books out now. He was introduced in a team book aka FF so I would think one or both could be worked into the current stable of heroes stories. If an origin blurp takes up 5 or 10 minutes of one of those movies great but redoing origins was one of the complaints about the last FF movie. I don’t see the box office pull without some already established cast to provide the human interest. Boy loves girl, boy leaves girl to become herald to save girl and planet. Simple, classic, but 10 minutes of movie time tops. Galactus is big enough to be the next Avengers level threat getting everyone together for a 2 billion weekend. Just like with Thanos, we get an end credit snipet here, a stone there, a brief cameo without an origin and finally a two movie wrap up blowout extravaganza with human interest cast introduced in other movies along the way like Gamora and Nebula were in Guardians.

          1. It’s just wishful thinking. I’m in the small minority of huge Silver Surfer fans. I really see him as a supporting member in other movies, not in his own.

          2. FOX has made the same mistake with Dark Phoenix twice now. It’s the X-men’s biggest storyline. It should be developed over a series of movies taking time to develop the love interest tragedy and sense of loss the story encompasses. Remember how well Wolverine’s origin movie was received. Origins are inserts into larger movies. They even had to go back and throw out Deadpool’s 1st origin to try again.

  2. 11AM EST, UPS comes between 12:30 and 2 usually. Immortal Hulk 17 AND Naomi #5 in the boxes. I feel like a cat waiting to pounce!!!

        1. I haven’t read Immortal Hulk yet. Naomi didn’t give me everything I was looking forward to. it’s to explain more without spoliering all over it. Hopefully 6 brings the heat.

          1. Immortal Hulk’s at the bottom of the stack on the desk right now getting bagged and boarded. I may need to bump #6 of Naomi up just to have copies of her 1st everything other than getting dressed.

          2. So, marketing at it’s best from DC to get people to buy because that’s what they said, all secrets revealed yet from the sound of what you’re saying, that’s not the case. This is a reason I’m not the biggest Bendis fan.. his stuff is usually subpar. Maybe I’m just weird cause I don’t get why so many love his work.. It’s not that good most of the time.

            1. I can tell you what her super powers are not. Toss out the white Lantern stuff. She doesn’t get a superhero name or even use any powers we can identify. if this was Legion of Superhero’s I’d call her “Get Dressed Involuntarily Automatically Lass”!!!!

  3. Is DC’s new version of Hope from the X-Men getting a Spoiler post? DC’s on a roll now after introducing Cable last week!!!!

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