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.