In the last issue, Silver Surfer was brought forth to fight the Queen of Nevers for the Impericon. To give him more incentive, Dawn Greenwood, an Earthling, was transported to the Impericon and is being held captive, along with other beings, while Silver Surfer goes off to battle. Dawn is supposed to be important to the Surfer but he has no idea who she is. We do get to see more of her in action, as she interacts with the other prisoners. What this does is allows us to get a better feel for who she is and what she might be capable of. It takes a certain type of person, from Earth, to easily accept being abducted and placed in a strange prison with other aliens. Slott has created a character with a lot of spunk and charm. Try as you might, it's pretty much difficult not to like her.
And then we have Mike Allred's art and Laura Allred's colors. I didn't bring it up last issue but I often have problems with the coloring in sci-fi comics. The art and colors by the Allreds simply creates a special kind of vibe. Seeing the different aliens and environments in their style makes me want to see even more. One of the things I really like is the characters don't have the typical superhero physique. Silver Surfer has often been drawn as if he works out all the time but that shouldn't be the case. With this just being the beginning, I cannot wait to see more from this creative team.
The pros and cons of the story is how quickly things happen. As we see Silver Surfer in a a couple battles, it's hard to become overly invested as we aren't really familiar with the other players. The story isn't over yet but it would be nice to see more exploration of the Impericon and the Queen of Nevers but it feels like it's quickly coming to a head.
I do like new character Dawn but it does feel as she's acclimated much too quickly to her situation. This is a person that never left her hometown. It could just be that there is something truly special about her but, even in a comic book universe, you would think an Earthling living in an isolated town would freak out a bit at being transported to an outer space prison with other beings. I worry her cute-factor might be too much.
Outer space in the Marvel Universe just got funky. Dan Slott, Mike Allred, and Laura Allred are showing us new sights and the Silver Surfer is fighting beings he's never come across before. It's a fun and exciting adventure as we find out more of what's really going on and as we get to know new character Dawn Greenwood. If the zany characters and action we've seen in these first two issues are any indication of what we can expect in the series, we're all in for a great time.