Real Name: Unrevealed; perhaps Galactongue
Identity/Class: Presumably extradimensional, extraterrestrial undefined entity
Occupation: World devourer
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: Sulfur Surfer (Harold);
unrevealed association with the Brotherhood of Evil Prepositions (Amonger, Arounder, Betweener, Of, Underneather, Withiner);
Galactongue's relationship to the other beings that entered the rift and traveled to the planet created from Galactongue's disgorged galaxy is unrevealed: Andy the Angel, Band of the Bland (Black Hole/Morton Kribbee, Sitting Bullseye/Oliver Bedwette, Spanker/Fred Hovel, Tillie the Hun/Matilda von Tromp), le Beaver (Pierre Dentfris), Black Talon (Thibodaux Boudreaux), Bzzk J'oh, Chirreep, Dakimh the Enchanter, Dr. Angst (Floyd Mangles), Howard the Duck, Jackpot the One-Armed Bandit, Jokester, Jennifer Kale, Greedy Killerwatt, Korrek the Barbarian, Kong Lomerate, Maller, Man-Thing (Ted Sallis), Master C'haaj, Poporb, Pro-Rata, Puffin, Quizling, Hemlock Shoals, Wally Sidney, Claude Starkowsky;
the Throwaway was cursed to be drawn to and to observe Galactongue's consuming of worlds, but their exact relationship is unrevealed.
Enemies: Natives of Earth-85197 and presumably numerous other worlds
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Unrevealed;
observed within Reality-85197 and the interdimensional rift between Realities-616 and -791021
First Appearance: Unpublished Howard the Duck script - Steve Gerber (1985);
Powers/Abilities: Existing in the form of an
immense (larger than Earth) giant ruby red lips with a large tongue
that could be extended outwardly some distance, Galactongue could
literally devour/consume a planet within seconds (we only saw a before and after, but I would guess that Galactongue prehended food (took it into his mouth) via its tongue).
Based on its description of being "a cosmic version of the old Rolling
Stones logo," it would seem likely it also had visible teeth.
However, Galactongue had no face, eyes, or nose, and certainly no limbs, hands, feet, etc.
Galactongue certainly possess gustatory senses (sense of taste), but it also responded verbally to a comment
from the Sulfur Surfer, apparently indicating Galactongue could hear
(despite not having ears), and could speak (despite not having a
larynx). It likely had some form of tactile senses as well, along it to
feel what it was touching with its tongue, lips, etc.
It was noted (speculated by beings who didn't really know anything about Galactongue) that the Sulfur Surfer served as Galactongue's eyes. It is unrevealed whether Galactongue is actually blind, or whether it had some degree of cosmic or other senses. It's olfactory senses (sense of smell), if any, are similarly unrevealed.
It is also possible that it had some other type of senses that simulated the physical senses discussed above.
Despite Galactongue's having no obviously throat or digestive organs, whole planets vanished as they passed through its mouth. Whether they were instantly converted to energy and absorbed, or passed through some interdimensional portal into another realm that served as Galactongue's digestive tract, or something else entirely is anyone's guess.
Galactus further seemed to enjoy the black sulfurous material the Sulfur Surfer used to coat planets.
Under unspecified circumstances, Galactongue could disgorge immense volumes, reportedly an entire galaxy (maybe a small one...). Also under unexplained circumstances (perhaps via the interaction of the Brotherhood of Evil Prepositions), such a galaxy could implode into a single world.
Where the contents exist before being disgorged by Galactongue is unrevealed. Perhaps it had devoured entire galaxies or universes before, or perhaps it had devoured an immense number of unrelated planets, suns, etc. Or perhaps it could summon an entire galaxy via an interdimensional portal. Or perhaps it was illusion or exaggeration...
Height: Unrevealed, but it's mouth was large enough to take in the entire Earth (12,742 km (7,918 mi) in diameter)
Weight: Unrevealed (his density is unrevealed)
(Unpublished Howard the Duck#1: Howard the Duck's Secret Crisis II script (fb) - BTS) - Via incorporating Shadow Matter within her Poporb to make techno-fiction movies , Krylorian techno-artist Chirreep unwittingly caused Reality-791021 to be overlayed with Reality-616; when the two realities separated, Howard was pulled into an interdimensional rift between Reality-616 and -791021. It was believed that the two realities would seek to occupy the same "space," threatening them both.
In 46 separate scenarios monitored by Chireep, Duckworld was destroyed. (see comments).
(Unpublished Howard the Duck#1: Howard the Duck's Secret Crisis II script) - In Chirreep's 47th scenario (Reality-85197, and possibly others; see comments), the universe's destruction was ordained by a "higher power" (the Brotherhood of Evil Prepositions, or something/one else). Served by his "Harold" <sic>, the Sulfur Surfer, Galactongue entered Reality-85197 and prepared to consume its Earth. The Surfer released a trail of sulfurous emissions that coated the world in black glop -- "the gravy on the feast"-- like a gooey bonbon.
As Galactongue hovered around Earth, its huge tongue extended out from
the lips and under the planet, ready to slurp it up. The Surfer
offered, "Your supper, Galactongue." Galactongue thanked Harold,and devoured the world, after which it smacked its grinning lips, slurping and noting, "Mm-MMM! Dee-lish!"
Comments: Created by Steve Gerber.
Gerber's unpublished script (http://www.stevegerber.com/writings/scripts/index.php3):
As the script was not published, we don't know how much/many of the
story events contained within occurred as written, so I'm including
them here in italics.
Only the published data is listed in regular text below
(Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z harcover#5: Howard the Duck entry) - The cosmic axis tipped again as Howard’s world changed markedly.
This takes place immediately before the Mr. Chicken adventure in Howard the Duck II#1
(Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z harcover#5: Howard the Duck entry) - Howard had Winda send him and Bev to "Duckworld," though it was not the world he remembered.
(Marvel Legacy: 1970s: Korrek entry / Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z harcover#5: Howard the Duck entry) - Howard later joined with Dakimh, Korrek, Jennifer Kale, Man-Thing and others to resolve damage caused by a
reality warp initiated by Krylorian Techno-Artist Chireep.
The Duckworld detailed as consumed by Galactongue is Reality-85197;
Chirreep notes that she has viewed 47 scenarios via the Poborob and all
resulted in the destruction of Duckworld (we don't know if any others were associated with Galactongue)...so either there are 46 other
realities in which Duckworld was destroyed...or maybe it's the same
reality, and she just couldn't change it or view anything else? Let's
go with that, because, since we don't know anything else to distinguish
them, I can't really designate them. Chirreep does ask the Poborb why
it keeps "feeding the same vidstream into the fictionator."
While we don't know what happened in the script for the second issue nor do we know what actually happened to Howard, we do know that Duckworld persisted, so the destruction Chirreep visualized was a divergent version of some fashion.
The story refers to the Duckworld reality as being part of a Shadow Multiverse created via the Shadow Matter in Chirreep's Poporb. It seems more likely that she accessed and affected the realities than actually created one.
Profile by Snood.
Galactongue should be distinguished from:
images: (without ads)
There are no images of Galactongue (but he's supposed to look like a cosmic version of the Rolling Stones logo, so just look that up)
First posted: 05/30/2018
Last updated: 05/30/2018
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