Friday, May 13, 2011

S is for Silver Surfer

Marvel A - Z week 19: Silver Surfer

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The Silver Surfer was created way back in the days of Stan Lee and Jack Kirby's run on Fantastic Four and he has been a main part of the Marvel Universe ever since. Norrin Radd sacrficed himself in order to save his home planet from Galactus and became his first herald, scouting the universe to find other planets for Galactus to consume. He regained a conscience when Galactus attacked earth and helped the Fantastic Four see him off - as punishment he was banished to earth and was stuck here for a long while before finally being freed to roam the universe again. He's appeared in many books since and had a fair few series and mini-series of his own over the years - if you can, try to get your hands on the original series to see John Buscema at his best and by far (IMHO) the best version of the surfer still to this day (the Essential collections are great value and the art looks even better in black and white).

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