Quote:He no longer is seen as being Galen, last survivor of the prior Universe, who merged with that Eternity to live on then?
This story is true, but it is a retcon of an earlier lesser known story where Galactus was the sole survivor of a planet from the Marvel Universe that flew into a star. Galen absorbed the energy of the star and was transformered into Galactus. This story was at some point altered to make Galactus from the previous universe, but a lot of the details from it like the creeping plague and Watcher are the same.
The one I remember was when he was merged with prior Eternity, and was incubating in his ship, and the Watcher could have slain him at that time, but allowed him to come out and be galactus...