Sil­ver Surfer

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Writer Dan Slott Artists Laura & Michael Allred Pub­lisher Marvel For­mat On­go­ing

The new Sil­ver Surfer vol­ume brings the same pep and verve that made the last one a sleeper hit. Once again Dan Slott teams up with Michael and Laura Allred to cre­ate a psy­che­delic ad­ven­ture in­spired by the best of ’50s sci-fi.

The story is backed up by sump­tu­ous art­work from Laura and Michael Allred. The pair’s up­beat car­toony aes­thetic has al­ways leant it­self well to the more high en­ergy and high con­cept en­tries in Marvel’s sta­ble and in Sil­ver Surfer, they’ve found the per­fect ves­sel for their Kirby-equese style.

Our tit­u­lar hero is still trav­el­ling around with small-town Mas­sachusetts girl Dawn Green­wood. Slott’s move to give Nor­rin Radd a hu­man com­pan­ion ef­fec­tively turns Sil­ver Surfer ad­ven­tures into Marvel-flavoured Doc­tor Who romps – a good thing.

Dawn and Nor­rin are back on terra firma as the Sil­ver Surfer faces imag­i­na­tion thieves and old en­e­mies in a peppy opener. Pals Ben Grimm and Ali­cia Masters are on hand to pro­vide back­ground colour on what’s a great jumpin­gon point for new read­ers, just in time for the 50th an­niver­sary.

If you’re look­ing for a fun breezy in­tro­duc­tion to cos­mic Marvel ad­ven­tures, pick this up. Ra ting

A 1950s-in­spired psy­che­delic ad­ven­ture with the Sil­ver Surfer and pals.

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