Galacta as featured in Galacta: Daughter of Galactus #1. Art by Hector Sevilla Lujan.
|First appearance||Marvel Assistant-Sized Spectacular #2 (June 2009)|
|Created by||Amy Veeres
Hector Sevilla Lujan
|Abilities||Possessor of the Power Cosmic|
Galacta first appeared in Marvel Assistant-Sized Spectacular #2 in June 2009, in a story written by Amy Veeres. The idea of the 2-issue comics anthology was to allow assistant editors to try out different stories, this was followed by a vote to see which story was the most popular and Galacta won. This was followed by her own eponymous mini-series, called Galacta: Daughter of Galactus, in 2010 on Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited. The three seven-page stories, as well as the original nine-page one, were collected in a one-shot.
Fictional character biography
Galacta is the daughter of Galactus. However, she did not let her hunger for planets consume her like it did to Galactus, and instead decided to live peacefully on Earth, in human form, using the alias Gali. She uses her powers secretly to protect Earth and its inhabitants from non-native organisms (such as alien viruses and living biological weapons) by consuming them. However, she finds that her hunger cannot be satisfied, and after analysing herself, discovers a cosmic creature equivalent to a tapeworm (dubbed the "Tapeworm Cosmic") inside her. After sending a message to her father for help, she goes in search of hostile alien lifeforms to satisfy her hunger.
Having secretly helped Wolverine fend off alien lifeforms by devouring them (and pondering about using Wolverine's genetic code to create a living planet with his mutant healing factor as a source of infinite food, but ultimately turning it down), along with consuming millions of alien Kronan clones on the South Pacific[clarification needed], and other incidents, it did little to feed her appetite and so she turned to the Fantastic Four for help. Her increasing hunger distracted her from listening to Mister Fantastic; instead, she traced the whereabouts of the Ultimate Nullifier from him, and despite the risks of low survival, attempted to use the weapon on herself to cut out the parasite from her body. Prevented at the last moment by Galactus, who fed her with his vaster Power Cosmic, he informed her that the being she was saddled with was a nascent form of cosmic being like themselves: in essence, she is pregnant.
Powers and abilities
Galacta possesses similar powers to her father including use of the Power Cosmic, and Cosmic Awareness, although her abilities are not as powerful as her father's. She is also capable of using advanced science and technology much like her father.