Just found out that legenadry writer/director Wes Craven died recently, succumbing to brain cancer.
How very, very sad.
He's most famous for creating the Nightmare On Elm Street movie franchise, giving the world one of its best movie villains, Freddy Kruegar. Of coure he's directed more movies than just that, but those are usually the ones he's most associated with. He was only 76.
Speaking of villains who are really more forces of nature than anything else, check out who's co-headlining this week's edition of So, Who Would Win?: Galactus.
Yes Galactus, big, giant purple and blue alien with the crazy big hat with antlers who eats planets.
Today I'm piting him against the Justice League to see who ultimately be the last man standing in battle of this magnitude.
The idea came to me after seeing a commisioned sketch John Byrne did of Galactus fighting the JLA.
It really got me thinking just how a fight like that would go down and why.
Now for me, it starts off simple enough; Galactus finds the DC Universe and goes onto attempt to feed on their version of Earth.
How Galactus got into the DCU would be explored. For my scenario, he's lured and led there by Darkseid in attempt to finally get rid of Earth's superheroes once and for all.
He even probably foolishly thinks that the JLA can and will at least weaken and wear down Galactus enough so that he can swoop/boom tube in take out Galactus himself.
Of course you can use anyone else like Lex Luthor or even Mr. Mxyzptlk to achieve the same effect, but I picked darkseid since he's a fellow Kirby creation and it just makes more sense that he'd be the one to come across a force of nature like Galactus, and attempt to use him to further his own nightmarish goals.
I would also treat this fight like its the DC/JLA version of the classic Galactus Trilogy from FF#'s48-50, meaning that all of the classic elements from that story will likewise be used in this one, even the presence of the Ultimate Nullifier.
Would the Watcher appear then to help the JLA against Galactus? Would there be a suitable replacement for him if he didn't show up?
If we were to follow closely how the FF met and dealt with Galactus, then one possible scenario goes like this:
The computers onboard the JLA's satelite base go off screaming with an alert that some powerful and weird object to hurtling super fast towards Earth. Outside of the Flash, the more logical person to use to run into the Silver Surfer would of course be Hal. Hal could either be there to see the alert, or is already previously alerted of the Surfer and Galactus' presence via his ring/Guardians of Oa.
Hal's amazed at the Surfer's speed, yet still confronts him. Surfer offers his warning that his master Galactus, is coming to their planet to feed. Hal and Surfer fight, Surfer wins.....for now.
The JL shows up to confront the surfer. He tells them that Galactus is coming to eat their world.
They take him down, but then Galactus shows up very hungry and very pissed off to see his herald beaten by these mere "ants."
And the shit is on from there.
Now of course the Watcher, or maybe even the Surfer himself, would have to mention the Ultimate Nullifier as a mention of stopping Galactus. Just has to be in there.
In place of Alicia Masters, who persuaded the Silver Surfer to turn against his master, I'd use Wonder Woman in this role. She's a beautiful and intelligent warrior who's also an ambassador. I imagine these many factors combine to help her convince Surfer to help save mankind. Maybe even have Superman, in all his big speech, inspirational glory, likewise inspire the Surfer to see the promise in humanity like he does.
Either way, hell of a battle with the eventuall Surfer face turn.
But who would win?
For the JLA's roster, I'd use the classic super seven formula of Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Flash, Green Lantern and Martian Manhunter. At least intially.
Seeing that they'll need more bodies to throw at Galactus, more leaguers would show up to fight, like the Atom, Green Arrow, Black Canary, Firestorm, Hawkman and Hawkwoman.
Then seeing that that's not enough, then every superhero on earth is drafted into the fight. Maybe a good number of supervillains too. Either way, it'll be a hell of a fight.
Who Wins and Why?
Let me know who you think wins in the end and why in the comments' section. I'm really curious to see your scenarios.