Galactus is a cosmic entity, born with the universe itself. He preserves the balance of life by eating planets, just as a lion does it by eating antilopes. He sends his herald, Silver Surfer, who entered his service in order to prevent him from destroying his planet, along the galaxies to search for a suitable planet. When the Surfer finds the Earth, Galactus is called by his servant and he travels the whole universe to reach him. When he arrives, anyway, Silver Surfer has learned the value of life and confronts him: in space, Radd faces his former master and releases all at once the Cosmic Power Galactus gave him, thus Galactus is driven from the planet.[1]


Seemingly those of the Galactus of Earth-616.

  • Galactus appears in the 2007 film Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, the story of which was based upon the character's debut and his Ultimate incarnation. The official novelization of the film names the character as "the Gah Lak Tus."
  • Throughout the film, the character is presented through a swirling cloud of cosmic debris with an obscured, more comics-accurate silhouette only briefly glimpsed from within.[2]
  • According to director Tim Story, Galactus' true form was purposefully obscured in order to fully reveal the character's appearance in a Silver Surfer spin-off movie. Concept art for Rise of the Silver Surfer shows Galactus' silhouette a lot more clearly.[3][4]
  • Even as late as March 2007 (three months prior to the film's release date), Galactus' final design had not been finished.[5]

Discover and Discuss


  1. Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (film)
  2. McLean, Thomas (21 June 2007). Fantastic 4: Weta Gives Rise to the Silver Surfer. Animation World Network. Retrieved on 14 August 2019.
  3. Mitchell, Maurice (25 September 2013). EXCLUSIVE: What Galactus Almost Looked Like in FANTASTIC FOUR: RISE OF THE SILVER SURFER Concept Art by Daniel J. Cox. Film Sketchr. Retrieved on 14 August 2019.
  4. Carle, Chris (28 July 2007). SDCC 07: JMS Sheds Light on Silver Surfer Movie. IGN. Retrieved on 14 August 2019.
  5. Fantastic Four 2 Set Footage & Story Comments. SuperHeroHype (2 March 2007). Retrieved on 14 August 2019.

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