CoverFantastic Four #48, Vol. 1
Published by Marvel Comics

March, 1966

"The Coming of Galactus"

Writer: Stan Lee
Penciling: Jack Kirby
Inks: Joe Sinnott

Color: George Roessos
Letters: Artie Simek

Original Price: $0.12
Current Value: $850.00

History Behind Issue: Nothing really important about this issue, except for the fact that it's the very first appearance of Silver Surfer and Galactus, and without this issue, this site would not be here today, thus changing the course of history.

Plot: The Skrulls panic as the Silver Surfer zooms across the cosmos. They fear he will find their home world and summon Galactus, Devourer of Worlds! Meanwhile, the Fantastic Four are completing their latest adventure, when they notice a second sun in the horizon, expanding until the whole sky seems to be in flames! Johnny Storm turns into the Human Torch to see what is going on in the sky, but the people, in a great panic below, blame the Human Torch. One mob of people hoses the Human Torch's flames off. Johnny Storm finds himself hanging on a light pole as the mob tries to catch him. The Thing comes to the rescue, as the mob flees. One man stays, however. Thing takes him out with a flick of a finger, as the other members of the Fantastic Four arrive. Meanwhile, the Silver Surfer travels closer to the Milky Way Galaxy. He finds our sun, a sun which must have at least one planet with the resources to feed Galactus' need. Back on Earth, at the Barker Building, the panic is over, but Reed Richards continues to search for the cause of the mysterious happenings. Suddenly, the sky seems to be filled with space debris. The answer to the mystery lies in Uatu the Watcher. He explains to Reed his mission-- cloak the planet from the Silver Surfer, using his matter mobilizer. But he failed. The Silver Surfer finds the planet. Johnny Storm, the Human Torch, attempts to stop him, but the Surfer is too fast. He lands on the Baxter Building and summons his master, Galactus. At that moment, the Thing charges toward the Surfer and knocks him off the roof, but it’s too late, Galactus has been summoned. Galactus finds that this planet shall sustain him until it was drained of all elemental life. The world now looks upon its doomsday.

Continued in Fantastic Four #49

Comments: What can I say about a classic???  Story by Stan Lee, art by Jack Kirby...'nuff said.

Review written by James Pedrick


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