Monday, March 16, 2009
The Galactus Trilogy (F.F. vol. #48-#50)
One of the prized possessions amongst my comic book collection is a very nice, VF/NM condition set of the Galactus Triliogy that I paid an arm and a leg for. I absolutely love this story, and feel it's the point at which Lee and Kirby really hit their stride in the now fabled "Marvel Age of Comics" during the Silver Age.
One of the biggest disappointments for me is when Hollywood decided to adapt this storyline to a feature film (2007's Fantastic Four: The Rise of the Silver Surfer), they didn't try and depict Galactus is all his purple tuning fork helmet glory, but instead opted for a giant magic space cloud that just kinda hinted at it....
So, anyways....I was recently rewatching some episodes of the 1967 Hanna-Barbera Fantastic Four cartoon, and felt compelled to share not only Galactus' first appearance, but his first appearance on film (in any medium), episode 15 of The Fantastic Four (Hanna-Barbera, 1967), "Galactus"....
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Fantastic Four Vol. 1 #48-#50 ZIP file
Fantastic Four (1967) Episode 15: "Galactus" AVI file