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ComicBookResources continues to deliver the goods in terms of previews this day, as the teaser image for Fantastic Four #600 is released.





Someone que the "Those Spoke Zarustra" music.

Date: 2011-10-18 12:17 am (UTC)
icon_uk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
I confess that I feel Galactus has been so overused and been so unsuccessful in any plan involving Earth that he's lost a lot of his impact. (a bit like Steven Moffatt's comments about the Cybermen)

Still has a great visual of course, but we know from the outset he's NOT going to be able to consume Earth THIS time any more than he has the other dozen times he's shown up (and since swearing not to consume Earth in his first appearance) so what is the point?

Date: 2011-10-18 12:19 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] omgwtflolbbqbye
Even his expression in that pic seems kinda bored or resigned.

"Here we go again..."

Date: 2011-10-18 12:25 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] wtfomfg2
Something about his face is making me wonder if this could actually be a warning rather than a threat.

Date: 2011-10-18 12:32 am (UTC)
causticlad: Matter-Eater Lad doing his cracky thing (Default)
From: [personal profile] causticlad
I always thought it would be fun, as the starting premise for a superhero RPG campaign, to have Galactus destroy the Earth and then do a Battlestar Galactica thing with what's left of the human race slowly being shepherded through various alien and hostile territories by the heroes who managed to survive.

(Alternatively, to use Lila Cheney's Dyson Sphere as a refuge for as many people as could get away in the last few hours.)

Because, yeah, he's got no impact any more given Marvel's aversion to changing the status quo in the slighest.

Date: 2011-10-18 12:38 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] hybrid2
He just shoed up in 2 diferent storie at the same time!
and more before that.

Date: 2011-10-18 12:43 am (UTC)
salinea: Deadpool win! (win)
From: [personal profile] salinea
That would make a great fanfic or rpg campaign, yeah. Very intriguing premise ^^

Date: 2011-10-18 12:52 am (UTC)
mullon: (Default)
From: [personal profile] mullon
And Uatu's like: "Get the fuck off my lawn! We know you're not gonna pull any shit!"

Date: 2011-10-18 12:52 am (UTC)
nezchan: Navis at breakfast (Default)
From: [personal profile] nezchan
Wait, they're quoting the comic itself, rather than a character?

COMICS THAT KILL!

Date: 2011-10-18 12:53 am (UTC)
nezchan: Navis at breakfast (Default)
From: [personal profile] nezchan
Eh, he's in town doing publicity for Marvel vs. Capcom this week. Gotta hang with your bros when you're in town, right?

Date: 2011-10-18 01:13 am (UTC)
thatnickguy: Oreo-lovin' Martian (Default)
From: [personal profile] thatnickguy
Broken? Pfft, Galatcus, we already broke this world all on our own.

Date: 2011-10-18 02:51 am (UTC)
auggie18: (Default)
From: [personal profile] auggie18
Maybe he's just gonna consume Dallas.

Date: 2011-10-18 03:08 am (UTC)
rocketlindy: (Default)
From: [personal profile] rocketlindy
I read it as a warning--he looks like he has something he has to tell those tiny guys on the edge of the crater, not like he's about to make a snack of them... or uh... step... on them (yeah, not really up on my Galactus-tactics.)

Date: 2011-10-18 03:33 am (UTC)
jlroberson: (Default)
From: [personal profile] jlroberson
Good freaking god, we're not even done with the SERPENT doing that. (And even Marvel seems to have forgotten that's still going on) And...didn't Thor just fight him off like, last month?

Yeah, yeah, Galactus wants a snack. All Reed Richards has to do is stick something funky in his face and he'll run away.

Date: 2011-10-18 04:57 am (UTC)
mrstatham: (Default)
From: [personal profile] mrstatham
Yes, but Marvel clearly suffers from ADD and just has to have something big happening very shortly after the last event, because you know, god forbid the books were allowed to breathe and to develop that cohesive shared universe without the threat of the latest dumb fucker trying and failing to destroy or take over the world.

Date: 2011-10-18 05:22 am (UTC)
jlroberson: (Default)
From: [personal profile] jlroberson
I sometimes think DC and Marvel should just put out monthly Galactus and Darkseid comics and save us all the trouble.

Date: 2011-10-18 05:27 am (UTC)
mrstatham: (Default)
From: [personal profile] mrstatham
I'd quite like a 'your planet is fucked' crossover. Twelve issues of all the bad guys you'd ever want to see just trashing stuff. And no happy cheesy piece of crap ending with the heroes magically triumphing, just Galactus and Darkseid versus Godzilla and Cthulu at the end of the world.

Date: 2011-10-18 05:32 am (UTC)
jlroberson: (Default)
From: [personal profile] jlroberson
That was FINAL CRISIS. Didn't work out so well. ;)

Date: 2011-10-18 05:35 am (UTC)
cypherfdp: (Default)
From: [personal profile] cypherfdp
Give the world a minute to breathe guys, goddamn.

First that Latveria bullshit, then that mutant extinction bullshit, then the Superhuman Registration Act, shooting Hulk into space and acting all surprised when he comes back pissed off, Skrulls attacking, invading Asgard, Daredevil being possessed by the devil or whatever, then fucking Onslaught, pardon me while I vomit, the Serpent making everyone Thor, that dumb Spider thing, and that's not even mentioning all the crazy bullshit that happened in space.

Date: 2011-10-18 05:35 am (UTC)
mrstatham: (Default)
From: [personal profile] mrstatham
Don't worry, we'll get someone who won't lose his focus writing it this time round. We'll put Warren Ellis on it and it'll be snippy and sarcastic and the best end of the world EVER.

Date: 2011-10-18 05:38 am (UTC)
mrstatham: (Default)
From: [personal profile] mrstatham
NO! MORE EVENTS! HOW DARE YOU SUGGEST THAT WRITERS ACTUALLY DO THEIR OWN THING AND NOT FOLLOW THE WHIMS OF THE SAME FIVE OR SIX GUYS WRITING THE SAME EVENT WITH THE SAME BLEAK AND MISERABLE CONSEQUENCES!

Date: 2011-10-18 06:12 am (UTC)
jlroberson: (Default)
From: [personal profile] jlroberson
I COULD be talking about both. You don't know.

PS

Date: 2011-10-18 06:14 am (UTC)
jlroberson: (Default)
From: [personal profile] jlroberson
...and now given this is Reed Richards my mind is going to very horrifying places indeed as to what he could stick in Galactus' face this time. THIS IS YOUR FAULT. IT'S YOU GOD SHOULD PUNISH, NOT ME.

Date: 2011-10-18 07:59 am (UTC)
tsunamiwombat: (Default)
From: [personal profile] tsunamiwombat
I, GALACTACUS, HAVE RETURNED TO DEVOUR YOUR WORLD AND BE DEFEATED FOR THE 23RD TIME BUT THIS TIME THE STAKES ARE TOTALLY HIGHER, BECAUSE I'M GOING TO DEVOUR ALL THE PARALLEL EARTHS TOO GIVING MARVEL AN EXSCUSE TO REBOOT THEIR ENTIRE LIKE BUT, Y'KNOW, KEEP MOST OF THE BACKSTORY FOR THE POPULAR CHARACTERS AND COMPRESS THE HISTORY TO ABOUT 5 YEARS.

GALACTACUS HAS SPOKEN!

Date: 2011-10-18 09:45 am (UTC)
nomadicwriter: [Jed Bartlet] Geek, moi? (hmm)
From: [personal profile] nomadicwriter
I know Galactus is overused as a threat, but I like the kind of conversation Hickman wrote between him and Reed last time, and I could definitely go for more of that. I'm pretty sure the teaser is just re: the Council of Reeds attempting to destroy the world to make their gateway back home in the current F4 storyline. Galactus isn't threatening the Earth, he's just chillin' on the moon, hoping for the chance to pick up a free snack if somebody else destroys it for him.

Plus he's already said he doesn't want to get near Earth himself because he's scared of Franklin.

Date: 2011-10-18 10:48 am (UTC)

Date: 2011-10-18 11:04 am (UTC)
drmcninja: (Default)
From: [personal profile] drmcninja
Yep, hands down. You can only play the planet-eater card so many times before he gets talked off it by Reed. Does anybody actually expect something to happen here?

Its why cosmic worked so much better. No connections. Galactus could be what they try and say he is.

Date: 2011-10-18 01:09 pm (UTC)
icon_uk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
Yeah, but do we need/want another rather obvious author-insert cynical, world weary yet vaguely heroic, character?

Date: 2011-10-18 01:15 pm (UTC)
mrstatham: (Default)
From: [personal profile] mrstatham
If it's the quality of the Authority, Stormwatch, Planetary, Desolation Jones, Transmet, the 'Ellisbolts' or FreakAngels, yes. I'd rather have a cynical Jenny Sparks type as our way into and lead through a story than changing the focus so often the book has no focus.

Date: 2011-10-18 01:20 pm (UTC)
icon_uk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
And...didn't Thor just fight him off like, last month?

That was a Galacu-bot... Galactus has learned well the lessons of Doom.

Date: 2011-10-18 01:22 pm (UTC)
icon_uk: (Katie Cook Doug)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
"I'm sorry, I drifted off there. Were you saying something?"

"Sigh... nothing important..."

Date: 2011-10-18 02:05 pm (UTC)
nomadicwriter: Sue: Reed, our children are not for experimenting. / Reed: Of course not. One would act as a control. (for science!)
From: [personal profile] nomadicwriter
Yep. F4 #600 is a continuation of the current FF storyline, and given that the Council of Reeds are planning to create something called Sol's Anvil that requires a geothermal vent in the Antarctic and a dynamo under the surface of the moon, I'm pretty sure Galactus is talking about that destroying the world rather than threatening to do it himself. From his point of view, hey, if somebody else breaks open a planet for him, free lunch! Good enough reason to hang around and see what happens.

Date: 2011-10-18 07:20 pm (UTC)
kirke_novak: (Marvel: Dr Doom)
From: [personal profile] kirke_novak
I keep wanting to return to Marvel but all those events they are throwing aren't making it easy. Right now, I'm only reading Crusade and Daken cos they don't cross over with anything.

Date: 2011-10-18 11:39 pm (UTC)
bruinsfan: (Default)
From: [personal profile] bruinsfan
Or at least pragmatically concerned about a conflict with Franklin being more trouble than it's worth.

Date: 2011-10-18 11:53 pm (UTC)
rainspirit: (Default)
From: [personal profile] rainspirit
Didn't they try doing that with the Golden Age?

Date: 2011-10-19 03:37 am (UTC)
likeaminx: (Default)
From: [personal profile] likeaminx
LESS GALACTUS

MORE GALACTA

Date: 2011-10-19 08:23 am (UTC)
mrstatham: (Default)
From: [personal profile] mrstatham
You mean the Heroic Age? And yeah, they did. But there's 'trying it' and giving it time to see whether or not it's a viable concept. Marvel didn't do the latter, because we were already seeing lots of hints for Fear Itself shortly after the Heroic Age stuff kicked off, with those godawful 'Do you fear..?' things they put out.

The fact of the matter is that they're too afraid to try and do really, really big stories in the regular books now, and those that are telling really, really big stories, like Hickman in either his FF or Secret Warriors work, don't receive nearly the amount of attention they should because they aren't the top dogs at Marvel. Every 'big' story these days is made into an event book with a billion and one tie-ins, whereas ten years back, Fear Itself or Secret Invasion, maybe even Civil War or House of M and World War Hulk? They would've been crossovers. Same problem, I know - a book gets a few months taken up by an event some might not be interested in, but at the very least, you wouldn't get this weird artificial inflation of sales because a book ties in to a huge event.

As it is.. Every Marvel book basically looks like it's treading water until the next big event.

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