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Quote1 I am the absence of opposites! I am something those who live among opposites cannot explain! I am in their words... "Galactus!" Quote2
Galactus (Galan)

Appearing in "Heavyweights"

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Synopsis for "Heavyweights"

Brief Summary:
Galactus returns from the Magick Realm and quickly attacks the In-Betweener. The two fight to the death as everyone else watches on the side. Franklin Richards tries to help by finding the Ultimate Nullifier, but the Invisible Woman stops him before he can get it. The Silver Surfer and the Elders of the Universe help Nova in sending the two battling cosmic beings back through the black hole and into the Magick Realm. Once there, Lord Chaos and Master Order attack the In-Betweener and make him disappear. Everyone returns to their home reality, content in their victory.

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Detailed Summary:
Galactus, furious over the In-Betweener's attempt on his life, returns from the black hole ready for battle. The two cosmic beings are locked in a battle to the death, witnessed by the Silver Surfer, Nova, the Richards family, and the newly restored Elders of the Universe. The Elders question their position on if they should aid Galactus or the In-Betweener and decide to wager their Soul Gems on the fight.

As the battle rages on, Franklin Richards asks his father about the Ultimate Nullifier. He had dreamed about it when Nova and he were hiding within Galactus. However, when he suggests to his parents that they use it, they turn down the idea knowing that the Nullifier could also wipe out all existence. Franklin goes to get it anyways, but when Reed and Sue realize it they stop him before it's too late and scold their son.

Meanwhile, the Surfer convinces the Elders of the Universe to aid in pushing both Galactus and the In-Betweener into the black hole. Since the In-Betweener caused the death of their fellow Elders, they comply. Once brought back into the Magick Realm, the In-Betweener is neutralized by Master Order and Lord Chaos. With the In-Betweener defeated, Master Order and Lord Chaos send everyone back to their home reality. Once back, Nova rejoices that Galactus and the universe have been saved once again.

Solicit Synopsis

Galactus is one of the most powerful beings in the Marvel Universe. So is the In-Betweener! And when these two finally meet – the consequences could annihilate a galaxy!


  • The In-Betweener tried to kill Galactus by pushing him through a black hole. [1]
  • The heroes called upon Lord Order and Master Chaos for help in stopping the In-Betweener. [1]
  • Reed's judgment was influenced by Lord Order the longer they stayed in the Magick Realm. [2]
  • Lord Order and Master Chaos removed the Elder's of the Universe from inside of Galactus, thus saving the life of the planet-eater. [1]
  • The Silver Surfer refused Nova's assistance when he was fighting the Skrull, Bartak, that was impersonating him. [3]
  • Franklin hid Nova and himself inside Galactus to avoid the In-Betweener. [1]
  • Reed threatened Galactus with the Ultimate Nullifier in order to save Earth. [4]
  • The In-Betweener forced Death to destroy the Trader, Astronomer, and Possessor. [1]
  • Johnny was guided by the Watcher on Galactus' ship to find the location of the Ultimate Nullifier. [4]


  • With this issue, the letter column has changed its name from "Bulletin Board" to "The Cosmic Pipeline".
  • "The Cosmic Pipeline" letter column has letters published from: Jason Rivera, Danny MacEachern, Charles Novinskie, Robert Vale, Randy Dainard, and Thom Lake.

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