GIGANTANS OF GIGANTUS
Location/Base of Operations: Gigantus (presumably a Dyson Sphere), somewhere in the Andromeda galaxy, now destroyed
Known Members: None named
Affiliations: None known
First Appearance: Fantastic Four I#115 (October, 1971)
Powers/Abilities: None known
Traits: The Gigantans were a peace-loving race with great technological advances, including Anti-matter Reaction Bombs, space armadas, and synthesizing chambers. Their "planet" was large enough to dwarf some galaxies, and the population of Gigantus was enormous, likely numbering in the trillions (or more). The Gigantans were human in appearance.
History: (Fantastic Four I#115 (fb)) - The Gigantans lived on Gigantus, which was so large that it dwarfed entire galaxies. Its people were great and noble, a gentle and wise people fully dedicated to the cause of peace. They watched as the war-faring Eternals of Eyung destroyed the planet nearest to theirs, and then the Eternals launched an attack on Gigantus. The Gigantans had always counted on their planet's size to scare away any attackers, but they were not without defenses. The two races battled for an untold amount of time, and many casualties were suffered, but the Gigantans continued improving in the art of war.
Eventually, the forces of the Eternals were overwhelmed and retreated. They fired Reaction Bombs on to the surface of Gigantus, starting a chain reaction that would destroy it. The Gigantans launched a vast armada to attack the homeworld of the Eternals before their planet exploded. The armada launched Reaction Bombs at the Eternals' planet, causing it to be destroyed as well.
(Quasar#16 (fb)) - Before their planet was destroyed, the Gigantans launched a single survivor into space in an organic sac. This survivor was set to awaken thousands of years later to stop the single surviving being of the Eternals race (the Over-Mind). When the Stranger found the organic sac, he tried to extricate the being from it, but accidentally killed the being. Before it passed on, it told its heritage and mission to the Stranger.
(Fantastic Four I#115 (fb)) - Pieces of Gigantus became asteroids throughout space, with some pieces becoming
the moons of other planets.
Comments: Created by Stan Lee, Archie Goodwin, John
Buscema, and Joe Sinnott.
The Gigantans are referred to as Gigantians in Quasar I#16.
Either way is probably correct.
A Dyson Sphere is a construct built around a sun like a shell. I saw one on Star Trek and I think Lila Cheney of the New Mutants was connected with one.
Profile by Chadman
No known connection to
Fantastic Four I#115, p11, pan1
Quasar I#16, p28, pan3
Fantastic Four I#115 (October, 1971) - Archie Goodwin (writer), John Buscema (pencils), Joe Sinnott (inks), Stan Lee (editor)
Quasar#16 (November, 1990) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Mike Manley (pencils), Dan Panosian & Keith Williams (inks), Len Kaminski (editor)
Last Edited 11/27/06
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