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Darkseid vs Galactus: The Hunger, page 13 by John Byrne. 1995.
John had this to say about how the book came to be:

As many of you know, DARKSEID vs GALACTUS: THE HUNGER was suggested to me by a fan. At a con, this guy — barely more than a kid then — came up seeking an autograph or two and mentioned that he thought a really neat Marvel/DC crossover would be Galactus trying to eat Apokolips. I turned to George Perez, who was sitting next to me, and said “Why didn’t WE think of that?”
On the plane ride home, I thought more about this idea, and the more I thought about it, the more I liked it. When I got back my studio I called Mark Gruenwald and pitched it to him. He loved the idea, and before I knew what was happening, it was greenlighted.
This presented a small problem: I had no idea what the name was of the guy who had suggested the story. I was not about to embark upon this project without finding him, and giving him a proper credit. I made it known in the widest circles that I could that I was looking for this guy, and eventually a letter arrived from him (including a photograph to confirm his identity).
He also included a plot he had written for the story. I read thru it, and for a first time job, it was pretty good. What it wasn’t, tho, was “Darkseid vs Galactus”. What is was was Marvel vs DC — just about everybody from each “universe” having something to contribute to what would have been at least a 100 page tome — and in which the whole “Galactus tries to eat Apokolips” part was really only a minor springboard.
This was not so surprising, really. This is exactly what most fans do with their first stories — they try to get into them every single thing they have ever thought would be “cool”.

Darkseid vs Galactus: The Hunger, page 13 by John Byrne. 1995.

John had this to say about how the book came to be:

As many of you know, DARKSEID vs GALACTUS: THE HUNGER was suggested to me by a fan. At a con, this guy — barely more than a kid then — came up seeking an autograph or two and mentioned that he thought a really neat Marvel/DC crossover would be Galactus trying to eat Apokolips. I turned to George Perez, who was sitting next to me, and said “Why didn’t WE think of that?”

On the plane ride home, I thought more about this idea, and the more I thought about it, the more I liked it. When I got back my studio I called Mark Gruenwald and pitched it to him. He loved the idea, and before I knew what was happening, it was greenlighted.

This presented a small problem: I had no idea what the name was of the guy who had suggested the story. I was not about to embark upon this project without finding him, and giving him a proper credit. I made it known in the widest circles that I could that I was looking for this guy, and eventually a letter arrived from him (including a photograph to confirm his identity).

He also included a plot he had written for the story. I read thru it, and for a first time job, it was pretty good. What it wasn’t, tho, was “Darkseid vs Galactus”. What is was was Marvel vs DC — just about everybody from each “universe” having something to contribute to what would have been at least a 100 page tome — and in which the whole “Galactus tries to eat Apokolips” part was really only a minor springboard.

This was not so surprising, really. This is exactly what most fans do with their first stories — they try to get into them every single thing they have ever thought would be “cool”.

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