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Reverend Meteor

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Subj: The Galactus of ye olden days...
Posted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 at 03:34:02 pm EDT (Viewed 768 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Infinity Countdown #4
Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 at 07:00:51 am EDT (Viewed 906 times)

    That having been said, the Surfer has always taken issue with Galactus not preferring uninhabited planets. In fact in issue #1 of volume 1, Lee tries to subtly imply that Earth may have been the first inhabited world Galactus came to.

It was said outright in Fantastic Four #49 in the conversation between Galactus and Watcher. Watcher reminds him that every world Galactus ate prior to that issue had been a dead world.

BUT...neither interpretation of those characters still holds true today.

When Galactus was introduced he wasn't in a trinity of beings with Eternity and Death. He wasn't a survivor of a previous universe. He wasn't a manifestation of an M-Body that a cosmic being uses to interface with the physical universe that appears differently to everyone who sees him. He wasn't a mass murderer who had wiped out sentient life for eons. He wasn't any of that useless cruft. He was a giant hungry alien from the same universe as everyone else that needed to eat planets. (a later Stan Lee Thor story establishes that Uatu saved Galen from a giant star that mutated him after Galen's world got wiped out by a plague...I think none of that Stan Lee story can be salvaged with the later retcons we got)

Watcher wasn't one watcher of many. He was a singular being and Galactus considered Uatu's level of power on par with his own.

So my long winded point is: Yes you're right. That's what early Galactus was. But he's been so heavily retconned since then those early Galactus appearances by Lee and Kirby are NOT consistent with the modern Galactus we know today.