The many faces of Galactus from Fantastic Four #262 by John Byrne. Colors by Glynis Wein. 1984.
John shared this behind the scenes story:
The most likely inspiration for my take on Galactus was a short story I read in one of the DC sci-fi comics of the early Sixties. A flying saucer crashes outside a small Midwestern town, and the occupant, without revealing himself, asks various local artisans to build certain objects that will help him make repairs. Based on these objects, each of the craftsmen comes up with a different idea of what the alien looks like. At the end of the story, the alien emerges from his ship and each craftsman sees just what he expected. Turns out the alien is actually formless, and those looking at him/it “project” their expectations.
Quite a while after I did my Galactus story, I was reminded of this tale, and realized that even tho I had “forgotten” it, the basic parts were most likely lurking in my creative subconscious.
I owe a lot to that vanished group. Were you in it? I miss you.
Made this short comic for Dirty Diamonds #4- breakups. If you missed it at MICE and SPX this year, it’ll be at Asbury Park Comic Con in 2014, and fingers crossed for TCAF.
For a lot of Gen X and Gen Y, I imagine that this is going to hit home … it did for me.
Nichelle Nichols talks to a group of students at NASA Mission Control in 1977 and visits the Lewis Research center that same year.
In the mid-1970s, Nichols has given a speech that criticized NASA for not selecting women and people of color as astronaut candidates. The agency’s response was to hire her to find and recruit talented minorities and women, and she did exactly that. In her tenure as a recruiter, she helped the agency bring five women, three African American men and an Asian American male on board.