Major Spoilers Question Of The Day: Your Personal Herald Edition


There are a lot of concepts in comics that people deride as “silly” or “goofy”, without realizing that it’s a matter of execution that makes characters succeed. (Yes, this is a rant triggered by backlash against Howard The Duck, why do you ask?)  The idea of a man in a pointy hat fighting crime isn’t inherently cool, but Batman has more fans than a Costco warehouse in mid-August.  The idea of a bulletproof man from another planet who has come to fix the problems with Earth could be a description of the mighty hero known as Superman, but it also describes Marvin the Martian (who, it must be said, is equally entertaining in his own way.)  Even Galactus has been described as “too silly”, with his antlers and his moon-boots and what-have-you, while his original herald is terrifying for being a featureless naked man on a flying surfboard.  In short, my friends, it ain’t what you do, it’s the way that you do it, even if you’re a cosmic force of nature, which leads us to today’s intergalactic, planetary/planetary, intergalactic query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) would make a terrible world-devourer, but wouldn’t mind some lasagna, thanks, asking: If you were a giant space-god come from beyond, what fictional character would you want to herald your arrival and strike fear/awe/love in the hearts of the populace?