John Byrne has commented on this piece and you read it here while IDW executives’ comments can be read are here. That’s that?
Marvel Comics and John Byrne’s Last Galactus Story To Finally Be Completed and Collected 35 Years Later By IDW?
During SDCC 2019, SyFy posted an interview with iconic writer-artist John Byrne where he discussed the fate of his unfinished Last Galactus Story.
First, a summary of the deal:
“Back in 1984, Byrne wrote and drew The Galactus Story as a multi-part serial in Marvel’s mature readers magazine, Epic Illustrated. Within that tale, Byrne took readers to the end of the Marvel Universe as Galactus and his herald, Nova, discovered a mysterious force that was destroying whole galaxies. It was some of Byrne’s best work as an artist and a writer, but the cancellation of Epic Illustrated meant that readers never got to see how it ended.“
Beginning & An Ending, But Not THE Ending!
Second, a bit more context.
Part One of the Last Galactus story was in Epic Illustrated #24.
Here is the out-of-context first page.
Part Nine of the Last Galactus story was in Epic Illustrated #36 the last issue of the magazine.
Here is the out-of-context last page.
Third, will Last Galactus story be completed?
Looks like Special Projects Editor Scott Dunbier of IDW is planning to do an Artist Edition Hardcover for John Byrne’s Last Galactus Story which would collect the first nine chapters with IDW commissioning Byrne to finish the story. John Byrne believes he has 10 to 20 pages left for that story.
No release date yet, but this is promising news.
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