Silver Surfer

Silver Surfer

Vol. 1, New Dawn

Book - 2014
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"Silver Surfer, lone sentinel of the skyways, is about to discover that the best way to see [the universe]... is with someone else. Meet Dawn Greenwood, the Earth girl who's challenged the Surfer to go beyond the boundaries of the known universe-- into the strange, the new and the utterly fantastic! Who is the Never Queen? How is the universe's future tied into her very existence? And why is she trying to destroy the Surfer? Destiny itself trembles as the power cosmic meets the limits of the universe!"--Page 4 of cover.
Publisher: New York, NY : Marvel, [2014]
ISBN: 9780785188780
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Alternative Title: New dawn


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Aug 19, 2016

The Silver Surfer could actually be a funny and charming book? How did this happen? (Power Cosmic)

All great creative teams leave their mark on a title and in just this TPB we have a new expression “Silver Down!” that is now right up there with “Hawkeye Out!, we have some great definitions of the Power Cosmic, we know that when confronted by a Skrull the Silver Surfer will jump into a kung fu stance, and we know the name of the Silver Surfer’s board, which is now sentient and has a charming personality. This book is a gem.

forbesrachel Jun 28, 2015

The next chapter in the Silver Surfer's life begins when he gets conscripted to defeat the Never Queen. This entity is no enemy though, in fact, the very alien who asked for help is. To ensure the Surfer's compliance, the greedy Zed (owner of an impossible resort world) uses a machine called the "motivator" to take someone he cares for hostage, and it chooses...a girl he doesn't know? Dawn Greenwood is a girl who never wanted much; when given the chance, her wish upon a star was for its own well-being. All of a sudden, she gets swept off to a distant planet as a prisoner, however this does not mean that she is swept away. Considering the circumstances, Dawn remains rather calm and proves to be remarkably resourceful. Forget the Surfer, she can save herself! After the confusion of their initial encounter, Norrin Rad quickly warms up to Dawn because she speaks to him as an equal, she does not fear him, and she is no damsel in distress. The banter between the two of them, and his reactions to her, are absolutely priceless at times. Even though the power cosmic makes Norrin Rad one of the most powerful beings in the universe, he is no match for this girl. This character-driven narrative is accompanied by some very stylish art. Silver Surfer's delightfully classic look and modern colouring techniques help it to stand out from the flock. Designs of heroes like the Hulk hearken back to their earlier appearances, while the selected hues reflect and expand on the palette of silver age comics. In addition to this are some very well-conceived layouts. So begins Dawn's and the Silver Surfer's adventures together, and already we can see that with her by his side, the Surfer can experience the wonders of the galaxy, and his "humanity" again.

May 25, 2015

The Surfer is Back!

Dan Slott does a great job here with one of Marvel's more outlandishly cosmic heroes, embracing the absurdity throughout while at the same time effectively grounding Norrin Radd's high-flying adventures by pairing him up with a perky, relatable human companion.
The new characters, the art (Allred's trademark style makes for a wonderful 21st century homage to Jack Kirby), the humour- it all worked for me! The only quibble (for quibble I must!) was the way the Guardians of the Galaxy were shoehorned in to one issue, without really any particular purpose (other than revealing how the Allred's would draw those characters)- it's almost like there was a major motion picture they were trying to promote at the time or something!

May 25, 2015

A new take on the classic character has the Surfer take a companion along on his journies through the stars. Slott has a good take on the characters and writes with strong characterization. The art's a little off-putting to me personally; I don't care for Allred's artistic style, but that really just comes down to personal opinion.


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