Written by Dan Slott
Art by Mike Allred
Colors by Laura Allred
Published by Marvel Comics
The time is finally upon us. It’s taken three issues to set up the true nature of the book that is the Silver Surfer, and after an epic introduction to our two leading characters, it truly feels like their story is just beginning. The Surfer and Dawn are still on the Impericon literally holding the fate of anything that could ever be in their hands and an infinite number of paths they can take on their journey lie before them. Which one will they take?
As much as I love Dan Slott’s work on Spider-Man, it doesn’t hold a torch to the story he’s just beginning to tell us on Silver Surfer. There’s a level of scale hinted to that shows us just how epic Norrin and Dawn’s adventures will be. Amid the universe altering story though, is a level of charm and humor that are the real reason Slott’s story shines so bright. It would be so easy to make this story dense and dark as every choice our heroic duo makes literally affects the entire universe around them, but Slott has managed to make the quiet moments, like the naming of the Surfer’s board “Toomie” the reason I love this book as much as I do. I’m sure the stakes will be ramped up exponentially in the coming arcs, but I’m more looking forward to Slott’s unique brand of humor to keep me coming back to Norrin and Dawn’s story.
I’ve never hidden the fact that Mike Allred is easily one of my favorite artists in all of comics. His unique style has a classic feel to it, but feels totally fresh and original at the same time. The moments in comics where everything feels just as it should are few and far between, but I feel like the Allreds taking the helm on the art duties of Silver Surfer is one of those moments. Mike’s unique style paired with Laura’s absolutely stunning color pallet go hand-in-hand with Slott’s writing to form a creative team that feels like it was meant to tell this story to the world.
This was only issue #3, so if you haven’t been reading Silver Surfer…shame on you! This book has something for everyone and is easily my favorite book over at Marvel right now. The story is both epic and entertaining, but this book’s sense of humor and fun are what truly shine. This creative team has already hit their stride only 3 issues in to the book and it’s something you won’t want to miss!
5 out of 5 nerds