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Omnipotus: Devourer of Worlds

November 3, 2012 // No Comments

This episode of The Tick animated series features Omnipotus, the Galactus parody from the Tick comics

Barbequor, Eater Of Worlds

October 13, 2012 // No Comments

This episode of Dial M For Monkey is a pretty funny Galactus parody/tribute…

Galactus Production Models

October 7, 2012 // No Comments

Here are some production models for the Silver Surfer Animated Series from 1997. For more models from that series, check out THIS SITE.

Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer

October 7, 2012 // No Comments

Unlike most comic book fans, I don’t hate the Fantastic Four movies. They are fun to watch with the kids and besides Sue Storm, I think the actors were all pretty well cast. Of the two, I think the 2007 sequel, Rise of the Silver Surfer is the stronger movie. It tells the story of the Silver Surfer and Galactus - the surfer looks almost exactly like we would expect him to, however Galactus is portrayed in this movie as a large (non-humanoid) galactic cloud. ‘Though at times we get a glimpse at the familiar shape of Galactus’ helmet – like in the shadow that is cast on he planet Saturn as the world devourer passes over.

I am still not sure exactly how I feel about this, because I do wish I could see Galactus on screen in his big pink and purple helmet, but I also wonder if it would be possible for them to show him like that without it looking completely ridiculous – especially to people who are not familiar with the character in the comics.

Still, it’s a fun movie. It’s not as awesome as the Avengers, but it’s also not as bad as Daredevil. I’d say it’s worth as watch if you are interested in Galactus and the Silver Surfer.

Hanna-Barbera Galactus (1967)

March 15, 2012 // No Comments

Episode #14 from the 1967 Fantastic Four animated series, produced by Hanna-Barbera. It’s surprisingly awesome!

Fantastic Four 90s Cartoon: The Silver Surfer And The Return Of Galactus

February 6, 2012 // No Comments

In the episode The Silver Surfer and the Coming of Galactus, we saw what was basically the Galactus Trilogy story, ending with Galactus leaving the earth and exiling the surfer to our earth.

In this follow up episode, Dr Doom steals the Power Cosmic from the surfer and uses it to take over the planet. But Reed has an idea: the Fanatstic Four and the Silver Surfer coax Doctor Doom into outer space for a battle. Once they have left the earth’s atmosphere, thereby breaking Galactus’ edict that the surfer remain on earth, Galactus shows up. Then when the surfer tells him what has happened, Galactus strips the power from Doom and returns it to the surfer.

The art, writing, and voice acting is as bad in this episode as it is in the rest of the series, but it has Galactus, so it can’t be that bad. It’s at least worth a watch.

Fantastic Four 90s Cartoon: Silver Surfer And The Coming Of Galactus

December 5, 2011 // No Comments

The Fantastic Four cartoon from 94 & 95 is a typical 90s cartoon with bad art, worse animation, ridiculous voice acting, and super cheesy music. But the two part episode entitled Silver Surfer and the Coming of Galactus is pretty close to the original Galactus Trilogy – the surfer and the Watcher show up, the surfer meets Alicia, and the Human Torch gets the Ultimate Nullifier from the Galactus’s ship and he spares the earth.

There are a few differences as well – Instead of The Punisher, Galactus has Terrax and Firelord, the Ultimate Nullifier is a huge gun, and there’s a silly side story about the landlord of the Baxter Building.

Not a great cartoon, not a great episode, but it’s a fun watch and you can get the DVD set for cheap. Oh, and there’re two more Galactus episodes in the show which I will also reviews soon.

Silver Surfer: The Animated Series

October 13, 2011 // 3 Comments

The 1998 Silver Surfer cartoon may not be the best cartoon ever, but it is certainly worth your time. Where the art and the computer animation effects were lacking, the writing, voices, and characterization were pretty spot-on.

In the three-part “Origin”, we learn about how Norrin Radd became the Silver Surfer. When Galactus threatens to destroy is home planet, Zenn-La, he makes a deal with Galactus where he agrees to become his herald and help him find planets in exchange for Galactus sparing Zenn-La. But by the second episode, the surfer has forgotten his history and why exactly he is serving Galactus. That’s when he encounters Thanos, who helps him start to remember and discover the fact that Galactus has has been clouding his memory. The surfer confronts Galactus and eventually is relieved from his duties as a herald and is replaced by a young Earth woman, Franky Ray (Nova).

Then in episode 8, we get to see Galactus again when Nova enlists the surfer to help her save Galactus’ life after Galactus has consumed a weapon specifically designed to kill the planet eater.

The story is pretty faithful to the comic books, and is over all a pretty good series. I was especially pleased with how well Galactus, the surfer, and Thanos are portrayed. Although it is not currently on DVD in the states, it is available for streaming on Netflix.

“Galactus can never be controlled. If every being, every power in the universe came together just for that purpose… still they would fail.” – The Silver Surfer