Monday, May 5, 2014

Silver Surfer #2

I saw someone on Twitter compare Dan Slott's new Silver Surfer series to Doctor Who. I think that's a fair analogy as the series captures both the good and bad of the modern version of Time Lord's adventures including centering the storyline on a new companion who instantly is pushed as the most important character ever.

Silver Surfer #2 finds the Silver Surfer defending The Impericon from the threat of the Never Queen who shows the Surfer a glimpse of his possible futures while Dawn Greenwood escapes capture along with the many other aliens abducted by The Impericon as leverage to force powerful beings to do as they wish.

Speaking of wishes, Dawn's wish is underscored for the second straight issue as it both saves the Surfer from the Never Queen's wrath and further links them going forward. I'm far from sold on Dawn, but so far I'm enjoying Slott's take on the character - except for his bizarre misconception that the Surfer is human under the adamantium skin which he can remove at will (seriously WTF?). Worth a look.

[Marvel, $3.99]

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