Friday, April 4, 2014

Silver Surfer #1

Pairing writer Dan Slott with artist Mike Allred, the first issue of Silver Surfer is split equally between Norrin Radd's space adventures which take him to being recruited as a champion to save the hidden impossible world of The Impericon and twin sisters on the planet Earth, one of whom will (somehow) become tied to to the Surfer as "The Most Important Person in the Universe."

Perhaps more than any other character in the Marvel Universe, the Silver Surfer is incredibly hard to get right. The first issue keeps the character slightly off-balance and unsure just what is going on, so I'll be interested to see how he's presented when he's more sure about his circumstances.

I'm always a bit hesitant to accept a brand-new character like Eve as hugely important to someone like the Surfer and unsure about the dynamic between the two (especially as they haven't even met yet). It appears as if the comic may be setting up Doctor/Companion-style relationship (which, again, would be an entirely new place to take the character). Worth a look.

[Marvel, $3.99]

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