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Posted: 30 July 2019 at 5:25am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

JB, as campy and silly as that "Squirrel Girl" bit was, I have to admit that I laughed.

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Whenever I plot a big giant cosmic drama I always hope it will get a laugh.

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Those two endings are pretty amazing stories. I never heard of the one involving Doom... he would be a good destroyer of worlds!
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Whenever I plot a big giant cosmic drama I always hope it will get a laugh.

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The plot was not the amusing part. Though I get your point that the humor was ill-fitting and agree.
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Seeing lots of people online getting excited about this story ”FINALLY” getting an ending. “It’s finally happening!!” 

Do we know this project is actually happening yet? 

Misleading headlines like this doesn’t help the online confusion... 

http://https://insidepulse.com/2019/07/29/marvel-comics-john -byrnes-last-galactus-story-to-finally-be-completed-collecte d-35-years-later-by-idw/
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Posted: 30 July 2019 at 8:46am | IP Logged | 5 post reply

To be clear, on social media, the link appears like this...

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Do we know this project is actually happening yet?

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No. Because it isn’t. And I didn’t say it was.

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It’s both flattering and depressing to see this excitement. Flattering that people care about an unfinished story from thirty five years ago. Depressing that people care about an unfinished story from THIRTY FIVE YEARS AGO.
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Posted: 30 July 2019 at 9:16am | IP Logged | 8 post reply

Well people may care about unfinished stories when they prefer them over the actual stories being published: people may call it nostalgia or whatever they want to name it.
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Next up: fans request a sequel,
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It’s worth remembering, I suppose, that Archie Goodwin had originally asked me for a Silver Surfer story, but I talked him into letting me do this instead.

I wonder how it would all have worked out had I followed Archie’s first intent.

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Nathan, I got that same link in my Facebook feed after I shared it here. Weird how someone just talking about how something could potentially happen becomes "it's happening". I know that article had a question mark at the end of its misleading title, but the paragraph at the end of it which I quoted in my hyper-link earlier in this thread, basically states that it is happening, when I knew from ACTUALLY WATCHING THE VIDEO that it isn't.

JB, I think all the excitement over this 35 years later is because it's considered one of the great unfinished stories in comics and was extremely close to being finished when Epic was cancelled. I think it's very generous of you to have shared the first ending on this forum for years and both the endings in the interview with Mike. And speaking of strange things happening years later, would you have thought your Sensational She-Hulk comics would suddenly be considered hot back issues in 2019 with several issues sky-rocketing in price? I know that happens with first appearances quite often, but that is not the case here. Also, in my opinion, your idea for the Fantastic Four: The End is so much better than the one Marvel published by Alan Davis. Nothing against Davis, as I'm a fan of his art (and writing for that matter), but none of the End books Marvel actually published have really appealed to me and this could have been a truly great one. I've read most of them (FF, Hulk, some of the X-Men one which seemed to go on forever) and this is the first one that I've heard a description of the plot and thought, man, that's brilliant!


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This is a sore spot for me because JB's FF is easily an all time favorite, and I
have never read any of "The Last Galactus Story." I was going to get the FF
Omnibus 2 when it dropped in price, and it never dropped!


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