The CCF TOP 100 COMIC SAGAS: #10 Apr 27, 2018 21:19:19 GMT -5
Post by shaxper on Apr 27, 2018 21:19:19 GMT -5
Fantastic Four: The Galactus Saga
by Jack Kirby, Stan Lee, and others
originally published in:
Fantastic Four #48- 50 (1966)
Fantastic Four #72-77 (1968)
Silver Surfer #1 (1968)
Thor #160-162, 168-169 (1969)
Fantastic Four #120-123 (1972)
Thor #225-228 (1974)
Fantastic Four #172-175 (1976)
Fantastic Four #206-213 (1979)
Fantastic Four #242-262 (1982)
Nominated by: brutalis, and Icctrombone (voting for "Fantastic Four #242-244, 261,262"), Paste Pot Paul (voting for "Fantastic Four 1 - 102"), shaxper (voting for "Fantastic Four: The Galactus Trilogy"), and coke & comics (voting for "Fantastic Four #39-60")
"Where were you the day Galactus and his herald(s) appeared? From the start Kirby and Lee gave us one huge (boy do i mean huge) entrance for the World Devour coming to dinner (who invited him?) on Earth and he was so important that he uses his very own herald to announce his arrival. Sheesh, couldn't he just ring the door bell like everyone else?
No matter which arrival you choose in those early days, they were all special. His 1st arrival with the Silver Surfer relearning his humanity and turning to fight his master on our behalf. Galactus in space attempting to dine upon Ego the Living Planet. His second coming as Gabriel the Air Walker the robotic replacement for Norrin Radd where the FF send ol Purple Helmet off to feed on the Negative Zone. Galactus arriving back on Earth for the BBQ with his newest herald Firelord. Galactus then decides to chow down on Counter Earth using the Asgardian Destroyer as a herald. Galactus eats the Skrull homeworld. Finale with the Trial of Galactus with Reed Richards for the Defense.
Of course there are various other visitations of the big Purple Puss but they mostly pale in comparison to these adventures of the Big G. That Galactus is a force of the cosmos, a natural balance of death versus life, chaos versus order then you can look at his stories as true ongoing Saga's of the most amazingly spectacular reflections of going out to dinner on the intergalactic scale...."