Comic Vine Review


Silver Surfer #1 - The Most Important Person in the Universe


There's a new Silver Surfer series and it turns out he hasn't explored all of space like he thought he did.

The Good

How long has it been since Silver Surfer had his own series. One of the things I've always found so fascinating is we have this character of such immense power and dedicated to be the noblest hero he can be. What we don't often think about is the vast number of atrocities he unknowingly took part in while serving Galactus.

This is one of the points that Dan Slott touches upon in this new series. The Silver Surfer is both honored and feared across the universe. While going about his personal mission of helping everyone and anyone, he is approached to be a champion for somewhere he's never heard of. This doesn't make sense since he claims to have traveled to every corner of the galaxy.

While this is going on, we are introduced to a young female from Earth. If you've seen the story in the POINT ONE issue or the cover of this comic, you know that eventually somehow she will become a sort of traveling companion to the Silver Surfer. But first we have to find out who she is and where she comes from.

The art and colors are wonderfully provided by Mike and Laura Allred. Allred always manages to capture the essence of a character's personality. It's practically written all over their faces. Even though our main character has a twin sister, you can easily tell them apart by their body language. If we're going to see a new area of Space in the Marvel Universe, having the Allreds in charge will be fascinating.

The Bad

With this being a new Silver Surfer comic, it's understandable for there to be a new take. Norrin Radd did feel a little different than what we might be used to. But with this being a first issue, there's plenty of time to figure out where Norrin is after soaring through the galaxy since last we saw him.

Along with that, this is a total build up issue. We have a brand new character to get to know and a new area in the galaxy. You get an immense feeling that the story is going to deliver but we just have to be patient until we get there. That will not be a problem.

With Allred on board, things usually get pretty funky. It's almost as if this is rubbing off on Slott. Slott can be extremely humorous and entertaining himself but there were tiny elements of humor where it felt it should be a little more serious.

The Verdict

Dan Slott and Mike and Laura Allred on a new SILVER SURFER comic is fantastic. We are introduced to some new characters and areas in the Marvel Universe but that also requires sitting back and watching it all unfold and shown to us. This may not be the Silver Surfer some have been expected but you can feel the enthusiasm bubbling under the surface. We are going to get to see some new and funky places. This comic is definitely going to be a ticket to fun times.