The year of the Fantastic 4 is coming to an end soon, but there’s one final vital member left to be returned. Silver Surfer joins The Battlerealm to celebrate the 5 Year Anniversary of Kabam’s Marvel Contest of Champions!
To protect his planet from certain Annihilation, Norrin Radd relinquished his life to become the Silver Surfer, a Herald of Galactus. Now imbued with the Power Cosmic, the Silver Surfer travels the galaxy in search of new planets to feed Galactus’ insatiable hunger.
The Champion’s spotlight is here if you’d like to know about this character’s abilities and stats.
Bring a touch of the fantastic to your collection with a Mystery Mini series including Mister Fantastic, a stretched version of Mister Fantastic, Invisible Woman, Human Torch, Thing, Doctor Doom, Silver Surfer, Galactus, Mole Man, Namor, Super-Skrull, and Terrax.
(W) Donny Cates (A/CA) Tradd Moore Rated T+ In Shops: Oct 30, 2019 SRP: $3.99
• The final stand against Knull! • The Surfer’s severely depleted of his Power Cosmic, will desperate lengths force him to use his secret weapon and unleash a new horror upon the galaxy? • Trust us, you won’t want to miss this epic conclusion!
(W) Donny Cates (A/CA) Tradd Moore Rated T+ In Shops: Sep 11, 2019 SRP: $3.99
• The darkness is spreading, and Knull is winning. • But when the Surfer discovers something with the potential power to turn the tides, is he prepared to pay the terrible price for awakening it? • With the cost of survival already taking its heavy toll on him, does he have any other choice?
(W) Peter David (A) Francesco Manna (CA) Mico Suayan Rated T+ In Shops: Aug 14, 2019 SRP: $4.99
Continuing Prodigal’s journey home from FANTASTIC FOUR: THE PRODIGAL SUN #1, the one individual who can aid him in accomplishing it is the Silver Surfer. But Prodigal has a history with the Surfer. Witness that now as we see the Surfer, back when he was still the herald to Galactus, as Prodigal battles him to prevent Galactus from destroying an entire world because of his unending appetite.
I had no idea what to expect going into Silver Surfer: Black #1. With the creative team of writer Donny Cates and artist Tradd Moore, I had no doubt what I was going to read was going to be good.
Silver Surfer: Black #1 spins out of Guardians of the Galaxy #1. The galaxy’s defenders have been sent into a black hole and this is the story of Silver Surfer’s journey.
Spinning out of a comic, there’s always the worry you may need to know what happened before. Cates has done a masterful job of catching new readers up and allowing them to enjoy the journey. The comic really is about that journey and not the past. Silver Surfer is taken to an alien world… and where it goes from there, I’d rather not say.
Cates has delivered a comic that’s a must for anyone interested in the epic tale he’s telling in the cosmic side of the Marvel Universe. From Guardians of the Galaxy to Venom, Silver Surfer: Black fits right in and then some.
The issue has that philosophical feel about it as Surfer reflects on his history and the situation he’s in. It’s a different kind of comic with a more laid back feel about it embracing the comics of the past.
That’s helped by Tradd Moore‘s art. Moore has a unique style and here it works to enhance the feel of the comic. Dave Stewart provides the color and together they create an aesthetic that hearkens back to classic Kirby without trying to copy him. There are homages to the classic style he brought to Marvel’s cosmic, especially in the backgrounds. But, Moore sticks to his own style enhanced by Stewart’s vibrant colors. Clayton Cowles‘ lettering stands out as well with the alien language he brings. It begs you to attempt to decipher it and see what’s said.
If the issue isn’t on your radar, it should be. As someone who has never liked the Silver Surfer as a character, this debut issue has me wanting to read more immediately. Add in that this is a chapter in Cates’ bigger plan makes it a must.
Story: Donny Cates Art: Tradd Moore Color: Dave Stewart Letters: Clayton Cowles Story: 8.65 Art: 8.65 Overall: 8.65 Recommendation: Buy
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