It’s no secret that the character of Galatea Future and her other incarnations was inspired by a certain “super” family (among a few others). The perfect physique, the tights, the cape, flying, coming from an “alien” world (even if it is just an Earth from another universe… or two…), you can pretty much guess which hero is this creator’s favorite.
In the upcoming issue of “Future’s Guardian”, Galatea makes mention of a certain “super” movie, and one of the more symbolic scenes unique to that movie.
In case you didn’t get the reference, the movie Galatea that was referring to was the 2006 film “Superman Returns”, where one of the iconic scenes involved Brandon Routh’s title character listening to everything down below from orbit. While it was an eye-catching scene, it was physically impossible, as Galatea herself explained, even back when she was far more powerful your average tall-building-leaper.
The idea of Galatea “standing watch” over the city is a common theme for the character in pretty much any universe she is in.
In “The Lost Adventures of Galatea Future” #2, Galatea enjoys being back in a world and a city full of people.
And in “Future’s Guardian” #7, Galatea shares the wonder of the view with her friend Starlett.
Of course, standing atop buildings isn’t as great a visual as hovering over the city. Although it can also lead one to believe that the hero is less of a guardian and more of a self-appointed deity. That probably explains why more heroes stick to rooftops.