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Marvel Says It's Time To Save The World

What is going on with Galactus?



Things aren't looking too good for Galactus...or are they?  Marvel has released the image above.  What does this mean for Galactus and is that an Infinity Gem or two I see?  The reason I say things aren't looking too good is there was an image from the upcoming issue of Fantastic Four that made its way online just recently.

 
What does it mean if Galactus dies?  It was believed that Galactus serves a vital role in the universe.  It was even said that he was the balance between the forces of Death and Eternity.  Galactus has seemingly died before.  Has his time finally come to an end?  Could it be that Galactus needs to be revived in order to "save the world"?  
 
We haven't seen too much of the Infinity Gems lately.  Could they play a part in bringing back a deceased Galactus?  (The powers of the gems include Soul, Power, Space, Reality, Time and Mind).  
 
Could this have something to do with the question of whether or not the FF will survive 2010?  This is just another reason you should be reading Hickman and Eaglesham's run on Fantastic Four.
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Posted by Precise

Now I have to read Fantastic Four... darn that marketing.. :p

Posted by geraldthesloth

Gotta love it, the end of Galactus means the end of the universe..now I have to read Fantastic Four

Posted by Captainess Boricua

Yes!! More people NEED to read  Fantastic Four! Especially to know what the heck is going to happen to Galactus.
 
It feels like this is going to be the year for the Fantastic Four. I'm excited!

Posted by thetitan0

who's skull is that.

Posted by Th3 FlAsH 123

I'm excited as well. But that second picture is really grossing me out...
Edited by aztek_the_lost

wasn't it established if he dies Abraxas takes his place?

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Posted by TheHood

Galactus was hurt really badly in the last issue of Son of Hulk, when he absorbed a large amount of Old Power. At least, I think that's how it worked... Son of Hulk's been really confusing lately. In any case, I assume this is the aftermath of that.

Posted by DMC

To read Fantastic Four or not to read Fantastic Four? 
 
Posted by Fresh Prince

I guess I might have to start reading Fantastic Four soon.

Posted by Captainess Boricua
@aztek the lost said:
" wasn't it established if he dies Abraxas takes his place? "
If Galactus dies then Abraxas is freed from my understanding.
Posted by aztek_the_lost
@Captainess Boricua said:
" @aztek the lost said:
" wasn't it established if he dies Abraxas takes his place? "
If Galactus dies then Abraxas is freed from my understanding. "
my point was, hasn't this been done? we know what happens if Galactus dies... or I think we do
 
but anyways, seems like this may be a good story, better then the rest of the nonsense we've been seing lately...then again I'm not a remembers who he's talking to I mean, it has nothing to do with whether or not I like Fantastic Four, it's just...lack of time?
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Posted by Captainess Boricua

It has been but we don't know how the writers are going to go about this, whether they're going to ignore what's been established previously with Abraxas or not. Either way I'm excited. I haven't seen much of Galactus lately since I've only been sticking to Fantastic Four and the last I remember him in the book was when McDuffie was writing it. Curious to see how they go about this all.

Posted by Omega Ray Jay

Very very interested here, could this mean I would read a Fantastic Four book? 
Good Lord O_o

Posted by Captainess Boricua
@Omega Ray Jay: You could give it a try. ;)
Posted by Nighthunter

Not that I don't like people reading the Fantastic Four (or any great comic that Marvel hasn't forced the 3.99 price yet) but the first teaser I would say probably has to do with Hickman's third project. "The SHIELD" miniseries in which he reimagines SHIELD as a secret organization that through history has saved the world with such members as Leonardo Da Vinci and Reed Richard's father

Posted by Captainess Boricua
@Nighthunter: Ohh the first image makes sense though. And if he chooses to introduce that idea into the FF it all works out especially since the team has an indirect link to the "secret history" of SHIELD through Nathaniel Richards, assuming he's heading down that road.
Posted by Charge up

Oh I am soooo getting this XD

Posted by Riezner

The shown gems are representative of Time and Mind...maybe the Fantastic Four are creating a new Galactus? Based on the Vitruvian Man-like drawing, it could be possible.

Posted by Nighthunter
@Captainess Boricua said:
" @Nighthunter: Ohh the first image makes sense though. And if he chooses to introduce that idea into the FF it all works out especially since the team has an indirect link to the "secret history" of SHIELD through Nathaniel Richards, assuming he's heading down that road. "
yeah, I think its fair to assume that Hickman will be connecting all of his 3 projects together in some way or form. Better for me as I'm a huge fan
Posted by Captainess Boricua
@Nighthunter: If he does connect all his projects together I can't wait to see how it all plays out.
Posted by pixelized

Sounds like this is going to change the marvel universe forever.

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Posted by Nighthunter
@pixelized said:
" Sounds like this is going to change the marvel universe forever. "
until the next mega epic years in the making event that will later change it again!
 
.....which will probably come like 4 months after this one
Posted by whirlwind6

"Marvel says it's time to save the world" 
You have no idea how long I've waited to hear those words...  Just wait a minute... Were'd I put my cape and gun?
Posted by AtPhantom
@aztek the lost said:
" wasn't it established if he dies Abraxas takes his place? "
That's what I'm thinking. Getting a deja vu vibe here...
Posted by Sparda
@Nighthunter said:
" @pixelized said:
" Sounds like this is going to change the marvel universe forever. "
until the next mega epic years in the making event that will later change it again!  .....which will probably come like 4 months after this one "
You naive fool! All of these events in a row ARE the big event!
 
/terrible joke.
Posted by Fresh0133

If Hickman writes it, I'll read it, that's how much respect for his work that he has gained from me over the last year or so, Secret Warriors and Fantastic Four are two of the best books going right now on the Marvel side of the house, heck, I didn't even like the Fantastic Four before he took over, now it's one of the books I look forward to the most each month.

Posted by Yung ANcient One

Oh God OH GOD.... HOw does Marvel Do this? Create Epicness every Year?

Posted by geraldthesloth
@AtPhantom said:
" @aztek the lost said:
" wasn't it established if he dies Abraxas takes his place? "
That's what I'm thinking. Getting a deja vu vibe here... "
Nope, if Galactus dies Abraxas is freed and brings Chaos and Destruction throughout the multiverse.
Posted by aztek_the_lost
@geraldthesloth said:
" @AtPhantom said:
" @aztek the lost said:
" wasn't it established if he dies Abraxas takes his place? "
That's what I'm thinking. Getting a deja vu vibe here... "
Nope, if Galactus dies Abraxas is freed and brings Chaos and Destruction throughout the multiverse. "
I didn't mean like, takes his position, I meant he fills the void that Galactus' death leaves behind, as in awakes/freed, whatever you want to call it
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Posted by geraldthesloth
@aztek the lost said:
" @geraldthesloth said:
" @AtPhantom said:
" @aztek the lost said:
" wasn't it established if he dies Abraxas takes his place? "
That's what I'm thinking. Getting a deja vu vibe here... "
Nope, if Galactus dies Abraxas is freed and brings Chaos and Destruction throughout the multiverse. "
I didn't mean like, takes his position, I meant he fills the void that Galactus' death leaves behind, as in awakes/freed, whatever you want to call it "
If the void is left unfilled that's what brings Abraxas..they don't exactly do the same thing..Galactus feeds to keep overpopulation and his energy full Abraxas destroys realities...well because he wants to.
Posted by The Crimson Nutcase

I dont think i will be picking up the FF. 
But maybe I will JUST for this... 
But im not planning on it...

Posted by MJ Styles

Damn I've really been diggin' FF lately and I can't wait for this!

Posted by bioghost

is that silver sufer's skull.? 
XD  XD XD  
 i kinda exicted about this.
Posted by Freddy.Mercurial

marvelous...

Posted by jloneblackheart

This may have something to do with the Old Power, which Galactus may be addicted to now (from Son of Hulk). Supposedly, he cannot consume any more Old Power or he will die. That's what makes this interesting:
 


 
Hail Galactus, Herald to the Son of the Hulk?! As the SON OF HULK, Hiro-Kala, sets loose a chain of events that forever alters Jarella's World and threatens the entire sub-atomic Microverse, a vision reveals his future metamorphosis into a god-like being, with an enslaved Galactus at his control! (only part of the solicit)
 
This is due out on March 3, 2010. Could Galactus become killed because of these events? Since it is a Realm of Kings tie in, do the heroes of Earth need Galactus to help if the Fault starts expanding again? I somehow think that they aren't going to do the whole Abraxas thing again. Maybe that's how it all ties in together. I could be wrong (and often am).
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Posted by tensor

going to buy ff now

Posted by GreenGriffin

I can't wait for SHIELD, it's going to be awesome.
Posted by crazed_h3ro

Damn he died? o_O lol about time lol. not sure its going to last
Posted by spiderpigbart

That skull belongs to Thanos or a Skrull!!!  Look at the chin!!!!!!

Posted by CATMANEXE

if its F4 not likely the covers almost always show one thing but lead to another.
Doom, Sue and Uatu have all died at first according to that book, but actually didnt.
 
i dunno, looks like Galactus: The Other ?

Posted by NightFang

Wow, What happen to Galactus.

Posted by danhimself
@spiderpigbart said:
"That skull belongs to Thanos or a Skrull!!!  Look at the chin!!!!!! "

those are just the bottom of it's teeth...everyone has those....it's a regular human shaped skull 
 
my guess is that since this is talking about Galactus that the silver skull belongs to the Silver Surfer
Edited by camodude

Ok i'm pretty much thinking this is separate. One for fantastic 4 the other for some teaser i saw at marvel  once. notice  the Galactus in the background

Posted by CATMANEXE
@danhimself said:
" @spiderpigbart said:
"That skull belongs to Thanos or a Skrull!!!  Look at the chin!!!!!! "
those are just the bottom of it's teeth...everyone has those....it's a regular human shaped skull  my guess is that since this is talking about Galactus that the silver skull belongs to the Silver Surfer "
agreed, though since Surfers skull shouldnt be (could just be an artistic representation, most likely)
im leaving the small chance open that its Wolverines from Fantastic Force, since those characters popped up again
in F4.
Posted by Emperor Gonzo Noir

Damn you Hickman for wanting to read FF

Posted by Nighthunter
@camodude said:
" Ok i'm pretty much thinking this is separate. One for fantastic 4 the other for some teaser i saw at marvel  once. notice  the Galactus in the background "
see? Its the SHIELD
Posted by negamegas

No.... NOT GALACTUS! He's only one of the few kewl things marvel has left. D:
Posted by danhimself
@CATMANEXE said:
" @danhimself said:
" @spiderpigbart said:
"That skull belongs to Thanos or a Skrull!!!  Look at the chin!!!!!! "
those are just the bottom of it's teeth...everyone has those....it's a regular human shaped skull  my guess is that since this is talking about Galactus that the silver skull belongs to the Silver Surfer "
agreed, though since Surfers skull shouldnt be (could just be an artistic representation, most likely)
im leaving the small chance open that its Wolverines from Fantastic Force, since those characters popped up again in F4. "

they didn't pop up "again" in F4, they popped up again in Fantastic Force
Posted by xerox_kitty
@thetitan0 said:
"who's skull is that. "

It looks very Silver to me.
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Posted by Hellos

Poor Galactus looks hungry in that bottom picture :-( 
 
Someone feed him quick! 
D:
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