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Official Name: Unrevealed

Continent: None

Population: Unrevealed

Capital City: None

Government: None

Major Languages: None

Monetary Unit: None

Major Resources: None

National Defense: None

International/Extraterrestrial Relations: None

Places of Interest: None

Non-Human (Extraterrestrial) Population: Baletine amoeboids, crystalkhrits, etherays, fingerworms, leviathisms, mandelbites, polyp-sickles

Prominent Citizens: None

Superhuman Residents: None

Crime: Inapplicable

Location: Far distant extraterrestrial star system of an unidentified galaxy

First Appearance: Silver Surfer: In Thy Name#4 (April, 2008)

(Silver Surfer: In Thy Name#4) - In a far remote system ignored by stellar cartographers, a gravity garden formed from a dustball of galactic mold. Frenzied life evolved amongst its crevices and protein-strand canyons that fell a mile deep, from baletine amoeboids, crystalkhrits, etherays, fingerworms, mandelbites and polyp-sickles. Ultimately, all the creatures were terrified of the apex predator called the leviathism and quickly hid from its slow search for food.

(Silver Surfer: In Thy Name#4 (fb) - BTS) - The Silver Surfer observed the gravity garden as part of his many far-ranging journeys across the universe.

(Silver Surfer: In Thy Name#4) - The Silver Surfer later recalled the gravity garden during the bloodthirsty war between the Brekk and the Ama, and the two races' mutual fear of the world-devouring Galactus.

Comments: Created by Simon Spurrier & Tan Eng Huat.

"Gravity Garden" is just the term that the Silver Surfer gave it; even then, it is just a gravity garden (so there are likely more). Are the beautiful names of the various creatures given to them by the Silver Surfer, or do they resemble other such life forms in a type of convergent or parallel evolution?

There is no way to approximate sizes of the various life forms as there is nothing to compare them to. But presumably, given their appearance, crystalkhrits are about the size of seahorses, so the other life forms are like small sea creatures found on an Earth seabed or in coral while the leviathism may be the size of a large shark. This is a beautiful introduction to issue 4 of the miniseries, but their appearance is all too brief (perhaps like their lifespan?), covering just over a page in an intriguing miniseries that also showcases Tan Eng Huat's art.

Profile by Grendel Prime.

"Gravity Garden" has no known connections to:


Crystalkhrits abounded in the deep-reaching protein-strand canyons and swarmed at the mouths of a billion burrows in the gravity garden lost in far deep space.






--Silver Surfer: In Thy Name#4


Pink etherays glided near the sides of the high canyon walls of the gravity garden. They squabbled for clear light to lay electromagnetic eggs. Like other creatures in the gravity garden, they were terrified of the predatory leviathism.






--Silver Surfer: In Thy Name#4


Fingerworms were long, thin snake-like creatures that "swam" along the surfaces of the gravity garden's canyons. They reached for the ground (probably for food) but were usually unsuccessful.





--Silver Surfer: In Thy Name#4


The leviathism was the largest creature and apex predator in the gravity garden in far deep space. It slowly "swam" around the gravity garden's protein-strand canyons and fed off the psychic biomass of the smaller creatures, but the smaller life forms were usually too fast moving away and quietly hiding.








--Silver Surfer: In Thy Name#4


Mandelbites engaged in ritual behavior, engaging in a "reskinning dance" and used hardsound fields to clear space immediately around them. Like other creatures in the gravity garden, they were terrified of the predatory leviathism.







--Silver Surfer: In Thy Name#4

Baletine Amoeboids & Polyp-Sickles

Baletine amoeboids prowled and pounced (presumably for food and maybe at the burrows of the crystalkhrits). The polyp-sickles' nature was to cluster. Like other creatures in the gravity garden, they were terrified of the predatory leviathism.

   The two life forms appear in a panel together and are not easy to separate as life forms. I'm guessing the polyp sickles are in pink at far left.






--Silver Surfer: In Thy Name#4

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Silver Surfer: In Thy Name#4, p1, pan1 (main image)
   p2, pan1 (lumbering leviathism gliding past hiding smaller life forms)
   p1, pan2 (crystalkhrits)
   p1, pan3 (etherays)
   p1, pan4 (fingerworms)
   p1, pan6 (leviathism)
   p1, pan3 (mandelbites)
   p1, pan4 (baletine amoeboids & polyp-sickles)

Silver Surfer: In Thy Name#4 (April, 2008) - Simon Spurrier (writer), Tan Eng Huat (pencils & inks), Aubrey Sitterson (editor)

First Posted: 01/11/2023
Last updated: 01/11/2023

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