Real Name: Unrevealed
Occupation: Former slave ("toil-creature")
Affiliations: Jim Jones, Danny Jones
Known Relatives: None
Aliases: The Thing from Outer Space
Base of Operations: Mobile across the Earth; formerly interstellar space
First Appearance: Buster (I.P.C., December 12th 1966-74)
Powers/Abilities: Able to change size from two inches high to giant size and back, at will. Also able to change his body temperature at will, instantly becoming ice cold or red hot. Telepathic, although that ability may have faded soon after Galaxus arrived on Earth.
History: A peaceful size-changing alien later was taken from his homeworld by a telepathic being from Galaxus whose survey ship was exploring new planets, and forced to serve as a "toil-creature", used to check the safety of new worlds in return for the promise of eventually being returned back to his own kind. When the ship landed on Earth, in England's Marsh Woods, to make sure it was safe to carry out his survey, the "controller" sent his slave out first to check for any danger. However the slave spotted two boys, brothers Jim and Danny Jones, who were walking towards a dangerous marsh; the creature tried to warn them, but terrified at his menacing appearance, they threw a heavy rock at him and fled, straight into the boggy ground. Deciding the world was dangerous, the controller immediately took off, stranding his anguished slave. The trapped boys found themselves sinking, but to their surprise the creature grew larger and carefully extricated them from their predicament. It then telepathically explained to them that it had no intention of hurting them, and explained its predicament. The boys named him Galaxus, after the ship his controller had come from, but although the marooned creature was peaceful, intending no harm to anyone, he found himself constantly hunted by the authorities.
Comments: He was written by Scott Goodall. Thanks to Scott Goodall himself for supplying this information.
Among the artists who worked on Galaxus was Solano Lopez. Thanks to Jim Croasdale for this additional information.
Thanks to John Shirley for informing me of Galaxus' temperature power, and to Edwin Rose for confirming Galaxus was originally a slave. Edwin adds "his appearance was modelled on the yeti in the 1950s film The Abominable Snowmen."
At least three collected volumes of his adventures were published in Spain. He was also reprinted in India.
Any Additions/Corrections? Please let me know.
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