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“When Calls Galactus!” brought the big G back to planet earth for round two. This time, Galactus put on pants instead of shorts, and his cosmic tailor get rid of the goofy G on his chest. Plus, Jack Kirby’s “Kirby Krackle” of cosmic energy had proven a big hit with fans. The King obligingly poured on the krackle in a wave that never really stopped, making it one of his signature art devices from here on out.

Collector’s Guide: From Fantastic Four #74. Reprinted in Marvel’s Greatest Comics #56.

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