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GALACTA: Daughter of Galactus by AdamWarren GALACTA: Daughter of Galactus by AdamWarren
Behold, the cover art for the upcoming Marvel Comics one-shot GALACTA: DAUGHTER OF GALACTUS, due out on comic retailers' shelves on May 19, 2010 [link] The pencils for this piece are by yours truly, with all the color artwork (and, quite clearly, the bulk of the artistic heavy lifting on the illo) provided by the book's actual artist, DA's own :iconelsevilla:. I'd much (make that MUCH) rather have had Hector do the cover all by himself, but at the time, I was the only one of us cleared to do cover work at Marvel. (Alas.)

Here's the solicitation copy for the issue:

"Galactus is the terror of the universe, devouring planets and destroying civilizations as he goes—and a father to a growing daughter! Meet GALI, daughter of the infamous planet-eater GALACTUS and the WINNER of last year’s MARVEL ASSISTANT- SIZED SPECTACULAR poll! Unlike her father, Gali has formed an affection for the planet Earth, and does her best to subsist only on invasive alien life-forms…but when her cosmic hunger begins growing out of control, can she hold herself back from a deadly binge? Featuring WOLVERINE, THOR, and the FANTASTIC FOUR, this collects the original Galacta short plus three Marvel Digital Comic Exclusive Galacta stories from writer Adam Warren (Empowered, Gen 13) and with stunning digital paints by artist Hector Sevilla Lujan!"

To clarify, this one-shot features the original story that introduced Galacta (11 pages) in MARVEL ASSISTANT-SIZED SPECTACULAR #2, plus all three of the new Galacta short stories currently running online (22 more pages), plus extra material including: sweet bonus artwork by :iconelsevilla:; a selection of choicer tweets from Gali's Twitter page [link] and possibly a wee bit of artwork by me (a layout page or two, perhaps).

Note that, if you are a subscriber to the aforementioned Marvel Digital Comics dealie, you can see the new Galacta stories online right now: [link]

Anyhoo, check it out. In the event that this one-shot garners decent sales figures, it's possible that we might see further stories with Galacta down the road... Much thanks to Marvel editor Jordan D. White for making the whole thing possible! And, needless to say, major props to :iconelsevilla: for his spectacular work on a series of rather challenging scripts... I'd almost forgotten how much fun it is to see how another (and often, better) artist handles the creative heavy-lifting on one of my stories, as opposed to having to always draw the damn things myself!

I should note that I was thinking of posting the roughs, layouts and original pencils for this piece separately, but at present I'm a tad short on free time to indulge in such luxuries, as I'm currently engaged in the desperate struggle to wrap up the pencils for EMPOWERED vol. 6. (In truth, "wrap up" is a bit of a stretch, as I still have months to go before I'm anywhere NEAR being done with the book.) This is why I've not posted any artwork in quite a while, and prolly won't be posting any more in the near future, at least until the grinding ordeal of EMP 6 is finally out of the way.

In closing, here's a nice GALACTA review from her original appearance (with bonus points for use of the word "abstemious"):
[link]

"As with many anthology titles, there tends to be one story in every issue that rises above the others to stand out as an above-average yarn. Last issue it was the American Eagle short story, and this issue it's the debut of 'Galacta' in a tale penned by Adam Warren (of Empowered fame) and illustrated by Hector Sevilla Lujan. The concept of Galactus having a daughter who lives on Earth and disguises herself in human form is a fun one, but it's made even more enjoyable by Warren's decision to make her an abstemious, neurotic young girl who will only ingest Earth's non-native lifeforms, thus helping to protect the planet from alien invaders. There's techno-speak worthy of Warren Ellis, great-looking painted art in a manga-esque style, some fun characterisation of the lead (I love the way that she can't help but see the estimated calorific yield of anything she looks at) and an intriguing cliffhanger that definitely has me interested to read more."
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Toonvasion Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014
I really like this sort series. Not only cause she's cute. But I really dig the comics god, trying to be normal. I wish we got more.
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Touch-Not-This-Cat Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014
She should try bio-tech world farming, (I got the idea from Peter F. Hamilton), by growing biological habitats full of insentiant life that grow by eating gas giants. By turning lifeless Giant planets edible, she would indefinitely eliminate her unimaginative father's problem, as gas giants outnumber and out mass habitable rocky worlds a billion to one.
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blastedidiot Featured By Owner May 21, 2013
I liked this one
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UnicornKnight321 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013
Who's the mother?
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:icondarkhypernova:
DarkHypernova Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013
Galactus...
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:iconunicornknight321:
UnicornKnight321 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013
Weird...
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:icondarkhypernova:
DarkHypernova Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013
Apparently, she sort of "appeared" in galactus's power-cosmic fieldwave or something like that.
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:iconunicornknight321:
UnicornKnight321 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013
I hope we get to see her again soon.
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:iconkaaslave:
kaaslave Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
LOL @ Reed's face. :D
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:iconherokiller12344:
Herokiller12344 Featured By Owner May 4, 2012
I'd do her.
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:iconragingspacebull:
ragingspacebull Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012
She's got big shoes to fill... mighty big...
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somesingularperson Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
lol good stuff
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:icontsuki222:
Tsuki222 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012
Interesting
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:iconwithdrawn-moonsilver:
I gotta be honest: Nice Hat. The Jaegers would love the sh*t outta that.
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:iconmizox:
mizox Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011
this character needs to show up more often, srsly.
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:iconthe-ultras-narrator:
The-Ultras-Narrator Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
This one of the best poster/wallpapers that I've seen.

You know, a new serious possibly evil character, either from an opposite universe or a survivor of Galactus's planet raids, might want to get their hands on the parasitic baby, if there's opening suggestion to an archenemy.

A type of character whose based on the evil alien from Ultraman, Guts. Studying her every move.
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:iconmaetch:
Maetch Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011
It's a cute story and she's a cute character, but I'm just going to consider this as 'non-canon' to the Marvel Universe and leave it at that. I think it works better for her that way.
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:iconforceddj:
ForcedDj Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011
Wondering if she is good for MvC3, would be funny to see a Galactus vs Galacta/Deadpool/Ammy battle.
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Jesseearlswift Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011
ha! her eggo gets preggo at the end.
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:iconzferolie:
zferolie Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010
Big fan of empowered, and I hope to find this comic one day.

Also, Galacta for marvel vs Capcom 3, woot.
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:iconbillycolin8:
BillyColin8 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010
my comment is not adequate for this "awesome-ness comsic"
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:iconether101:
Ether101 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010
I had an idea for Transformer fan character that was the same basic idea as this, I think I'm in love. Is there any word on a hard copy release of the mini-series?
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:iconadamwarren:
AdamWarren Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010  Professional General Artist
It came out back in May: [link] You might be able to find the one-shot compilation in the back-issue boxes at a comics store, or on Amazon.com (or another online retailer).
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:iconether101:
Ether101 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010
Thanks.
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:iconlordpatthethird:
lordpatthethird Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010  Student General Artist
i don't know what is more disturbing, that she is a canon character or that i find her attractive.
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kirbuu Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010
cosmic horror or not I'm willing to bet he owns a "the shotgun cosmic" for any guys that shows up looking for her... good thing we don't live in that dimension pretty sure he wouldn't appreciate my references to "the world rocker" daughter of "the world eater"
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suerichardsff Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010
I luv the concept but I'm afraid to ask who her mother is. Since Galactus is like 10 times larger than humans he could not possibly have impregnated anyone like the Invisible Woman or she would never have survived the ordeal of sex much less to give birth. I know there was the INCREDIBLE 50' WOMAN way back in the 1960's but she wasn't Marvel so I guess the obvious answer would be a similar Godlike being like Galactus. hmm intriguing thought though.....
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Jason244555 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010
Wow! Galactus's daughter is really cute!
Epic Succeed!
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theEyZmaster Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010  Professional General Artist
Haha!
Awesome! Love that character/book!
Fantastic artwork :)
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Pandaparadox Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010
When I first heard about Galactus having a daughter, I had the cerebral equivalent of the Blue Screen of Death. The Devourer of worlds, having a child!?! Impossible. But the more I looked into the idea, the more interesting It seemed. After finally getting a chance to read through the story of Galacta, I was stunned. Easily one of the most enjoyable reads in a long time. Great art, great story.

Me=Wanting more.
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WilliamDuel Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010
I read this today and I loved it!
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:icon99-cells:
99-cells Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010
I think her and Raven will get along just fine.
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MaddogSamureye Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Student Filmographer
If the Marvel/DC crossover miniseries ever came out around this time rather than years ago when they released, this would definitely happen.
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ClockworkAardvark Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I loved this!~ Great job to both of you; I hope to see more Galacta from Marvel in the future. :iconteheplz: She's just so awesome.
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John-MadMediaMonkey Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2010   Interface Designer
TRULYFabulous!!! =D I Loveit! X)
Awesomely Done!!!
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jcfhtagn Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2010
love it. love everything about it.
this is just fantastic !
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mcherry1 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010
Please tell me this ISN'T real.

Do they have to place a pair of tits on everything in the Marvel Universe? Is that how they sell comics?

Want a female Hulk ~ She-Hulk
Want a female Spider Man ~ Spider~Woman
Want a female Silver Surfer ~ Nova (Frankie Raye)
Want a female Wolverine ~ X-23
Want a female Thing ~ Sharon Ventura
Want a female Ultron ~ Ultron Mk XXX
Want a female Loki ~ really, you REALLY want a female Loki...Loki with tits...alright, okay. Whatever. Whatever sells Thor comics.
Want a female Black Panther ~ Shuri, T'Challa's sister
Want a female Xavier ~ Cassandra Nova
*drumroll*
Want a female Galactus ~ Galacta

Marvel...truly...truly...truly...sucks. Whatever they are paying you, it's not worth it.

You are doing Empowered man ~ stick with that. Do your own stuff and don't let the Sony Board of Executives get their hands on any of your proprietary stuff. Don't end up like Jack Kirby, Dave Cockrum, and countless other creative dudes who got mugged by the beast called Marvel. They killed off Captain America! What! Do you really want to work for people that killed off the living embodiment of county fairs and apple pie?

Run dude. Run far away from Marvel.
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Somebodylost Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Man, I already read this... ITS AWESOME!

I love the manga twist you put: from the Fantastic Fours jaws hanging to... I wont spoil.
:D
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icesamurai Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010
It was a bit more reading than I thought and theres still time for the Silver Surfer to come(yes I'm a SS fan). That a side it is very very good and I think evey one should give it a shot.
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ShyFantasy Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010  Student Digital Artist
COOL!!! :D
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halfdragonhal Featured By Owner May 29, 2010
wonderful but 1 question SPOLERS are her and her dad asexual or is the a baby mana and daddy out there for both of them?
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Jaebird88 Featured By Owner May 29, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
After reading the first two pages, I became intrigued with the dialog to pick it up. As soon as I tear through my other books, I'm going to read it =)
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Doncreegan26 Featured By Owner May 28, 2010  Student Artist
*sigh* Are you kidding me here....Galacta?
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:icondoncreegan26:
Doncreegan26 Featured By Owner May 28, 2010  Student Artist
Come on Mr.Warren. Don't let them sink your image by doing a career suicide!
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Slim82pk Featured By Owner May 23, 2010
Bought this book, read this book, loved this book :)
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gb2k Featured By Owner May 19, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
lol Wolver-Wesker!
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:iconzarsh009:
zarsh009 Featured By Owner May 19, 2010
what is that blue tentacle thing? and its emitting electricity at a very interesting place.
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:iconryukashy:
Ryukashy Featured By Owner May 19, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Y-O-U

A-R-E

A

G-E-N-I-U-S!
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strayfies Featured By Owner May 16, 2010
Well if you keep doing work for Marvel's digital imprint I might just have to subscribe. Soon. (I like this piece a lot :) )
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DeadFishGraphics Featured By Owner May 11, 2010
I AM GOING TO BUY THIS!!!!!
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