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Heralds of Galactus
Cates brings the Heralds of Galactus together in the new Thor series coming out January 1, 2020
- 1st appearance of Cosmic Ghost Rider, who was once the Punisher until he became a Herald of Galactus
- 1st appearance of King Thanos
- [August - this issue and its variants are heating up, the Albuquerque variant just set a new record for $800, mainly due to the potential that the character has in the future of the Marvel Universe especially how he may tie into the story architecture of writer Donny Cates']
- 1st appearance of Golden Oldie, Aunt May as a Herald of Galactus in a dream Peter is having where she and Franklin Richards search the Universe for a Twinkie big enough to feed Galactus (a Hostess advertisement)
- 1st cameo appearance of the New Defenders, later becomes the Fantastic Force: The Hooded Man (later revealed to be Old Man Logan) Lightwave (a Herald of Galactus), Psionics (daughter of Lightwave), Natalie X, Alex Ultron (version 16.0) and Hulk Jr.
- 1st appearance of Stardust, an ancient cosmic being of indiscernible form, who served Galactus as a loyal Herald
- 1st appearance of Alpha Ray Bill, a bio-engineered protector of the Korbinites
- *Alpha Ray is briefly seen in the gathering of the Heralds panel and could gain some prominence if Cates delves into his character
- *copies ordered by retailers: 31,234
- 1st appearance of the Destroyer, a suit of armor forged by Odin and animated by magic to act as a protector
- *later, Thor frees Firelord from Galactus by giving him the Destroyer armor to act as his Herald