Friday, April 17, 2009

Source of The Four's power discovered by the Chandra Observatory

The villains of Warren Ellis' and John Cassaday's Planetary are evil versions of the Fantastic Four. In issue #25, we learn that the Four gained their powers not simply due to an accidental encounter with cosmic rays, but through a deal (Reed Richards) made with (Darkseid) - - in return for a promise they would help him conquer Earth, Darkseid promised to allow the Four to utilize a mechanism orbiting around (Apokalips) that would give them all super powers. In these panels you can see the Four in their space capsule enter the mechanism, portrayed as a giant, grasping hand:

The mechanism has been found by the Chandra Observatory, which managed to take a photo of what's been designated a "young pulsar":

*Previously: NASA consultants draft a primer on how Earthmen should resist an alien invasion.

*Buy Planetary at Amazon.