The Galactus Trilogy: a comic-book retrospective (video).

Ed and Jim sit down for a deep dive into The Galactus Trilogy – the 1966 Marvel three-issue comic-book tale that appeared in Fantastic Four #48-50.

Written, plotted and drawn by Jack Kirby and Stan Lee, it introduced the characters Galactus and the Silver Surfer for the very first time.

Jack Kirby said of it, “My inspirations were the fact that I had to make sales and come up with characters that were no longer stereotypes. In other words, I couldn’t depend on gangsters. I had to get something new. For some reason, I went to the Bible, and I came up with Galactus. And there I was in front of this tremendous figure, who I knew very well because I’ve always felt him. I certainly couldn’t treat him in the same way I could any ordinary mortal. And I remember in my first story, I had to back away from him to resolve that story. The Silver Surfer is, of course, the fallen angel. When Galactus relegated him to Earth, he stayed on Earth, and that was the beginning of his adventures. They were figures that had never been used before in comics. They were above mythic figures. And of course they were the first gods.”

The Galactus Trilogy: a comic-book retrospective (video).
The Galactus Trilogy: a comic-book retrospective (video).


Colonel Frog is a long time science fiction and fantasy fan. He loves reading novels in the field, and he also enjoys watching movies (as well as reading lots of other genre books).

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