October 30, 2012 - An iconic comic, and the gleeful finale.
Galactus crushes this outta the park.
The thankful end to this.
We know how this one is gonna turn out, right? I have hated the first three issues of this garbage. It felt like a tryout for what was coming in the future for Magnus - with the upcoming retirement of the other future issues.
Strangely enough, as much as I hated the other three issues leading up to this, this one is much better than the other ones in this run.
The cover looks much better, the interior art is much less distracting, and the story is somewhat coherent.
We are not talking about any return to greatness. This run could have made me drop the line. But this is better than the last three.
An iconic story
First, suspend your disbelief at the door. If you look at this through the eyes of today, the story seems a little trite.
To look at it today, the sheer icon on the comic is massive. The story is excellent - the Armageddon that approaches the comic is not knowable. Kirby draws his most iconic moment of the later era, and really flips over most of the Silver Age of comics - pushing forth into real consequences of characters.
How might these characters really react to impending doom? Certainly, some would flail, others continue business while trying to solve problems. The issue holds more than just the real intro of Galactus - beyond his 'cameo' appearance at the end of last issue. Again, Watcher steps far beyond his boundary, but in this story, we can forgive him.