Wednesday, January 04, 2017


So, I was thinking of a few different times Galactus picked a familiar face to serve as his herald, at least temporarily. First up, oddly enough, was Dazzler, around issues #10-#11, where she gets drafted by Big G to get his rebellious current herald Terrax out of a black hole and back to work. Why he picked her, I'm not sure, I haven't read those. I did read What If? #33 though, which spun off of that one: there Dazzler keeps the job so long, by the time she's able to return home, earth's a lifeless husk. Which doesn't narrow it down, but moving on.

Much, much later: Mark Waid and Mike Wieringo's last storyline on Fantastic Four was "Rising Storm," which I have in trade but not next to me, so going off memory: some aliens try to kill the Invisible Woman before Galactus gets her, since part of her powers was making invisible objects visible, which could show Galactus the aliens' hidden world. I think some powers are swapped, and Johnny ends up with Sue's powers and the herald spot. And Galactus gets turned back into the mortal Galen for a bit there...again, going off memory, but ooh, Quasar guest-stars! Reed calls him in, saying he can count it towards his back rent--which is intended as a callback to his series, when under his civilian identity Quasar had an office at Four Freedoms Plaza, but I have to call shenanigans on that. A straight arrow like Quasar wouldn't leave owing any money!

Another issue I don't think I picked up until much, much later: ROM #26: Galactus shows up to eat Galador, Rom's homeworld, and while the Spaceknights fight Terrax, Rom offers to trade his measly planet for a whole smorgasbord, namely the Dire Wraiths Dark Nebula. Which seems like a dick move, even if you've been at war with them for ever; but I think the Dark Nebula is so anti-life Galactus doesn't even want to eat it, and he gets back at Rom by moving his planet somewhere else. (He'd find it again eventually.)


Dale Bagwell said...

Ha! So Kurt stages a sit-in/strike huh? Hope he's not expecting a good recommendation for all future job applications.

I'm assuming you'll remove those updated powers of his at the end of this right?;)

SallyP said...

Oh Kurt... never change.

I think my favorite Herald of Galactic has to be Aunt May.