I need help searching for a specific Silver Surfer scan

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#1 Posted by Calek (2 posts) - - Show Bio

It's the one where he's taken down by mexicans

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#2 Posted by Chaos Prime (11585 posts) - - Show Bio

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#3 Posted by jloneblackheart (8403 posts) - - Show Bio

I get the idea that this will be used out of context

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#4 Posted by InnerVenom123 (29887 posts) - - Show Bio
@jloneblackheart said:
" I get the idea that this will be used out of context "
Same.
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#5 Posted by Sexy Merc (42478 posts) - - Show Bio

This is probably the most random thread I've seen all day.

 

And probably the last we'll hear from OP.

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#6 Posted by JediXMan (39828 posts) - - Show Bio
@jloneblackheart said:
" I get the idea that this will be used out of context "
What was the context? I have to know.
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#7 Posted by jloneblackheart (8403 posts) - - Show Bio
@JediXMan: Tired of people hating on him, the Surfer dresses like a human and goes to a war torn South American country. (So those aren't Mexicans). He teams up with a girl who is with the rebels. After she is kidnapped and rescued by the Surfer, he returns her home and is jumped by her friends when they enter. They quickly get off of him after they realize it is a misunderstanding.  
 
At no point in the whole story (2 issues) was the Surfer in any real danger, not even with Yarro Gort helping the evil dictator. The scan even says "He is too powerful! We cannot hold him!"
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#8 Posted by drkhwk2001 (4570 posts) - - Show Bio
@jloneblackheart said:
" @JediXMan: Tired of people hating on him, the Surfer dresses like a human and goes to a war torn South American country. (So those aren't Mexicans). He teams up with a girl who is with the rebels. After she is kidnapped and rescued by the Surfer, he returns her home and is jumped by her friends when they enter. They quickly get off of him after they realize it is a misunderstanding.   At no point in the whole story (2 issues) was the Surfer in any real danger, not even with Yarro Gort helping the evil dictator. The scan even says "He is too powerful! We cannot hold him!" "
BRAVO!!!!............................Very good answer.
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#9 Posted by JediXMan (39828 posts) - - Show Bio
@jloneblackheart: 
 
So I am to gather than at no point was Surfer trying to actually harm them or actually resist, right?
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#10 Posted by jloneblackheart (8403 posts) - - Show Bio
@JediXMan Exactly. He never even really tried to hurt anyone, even those trying to kill him while Stan the Man wrote. It was more of a statement on humanity than anything.
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#11 Posted by Chaos Prime (11585 posts) - - Show Bio
@jloneblackheart said:
" I get the idea that this will be used out of context "
Hope not.. 
Do u by any chance have the comic details regarding this scan?
To be honest i found the image by doing a Google search for the OP (being a newbie & all) but after reading your details regarding the situation it soons like a good read :-)..Have tried but to no evail..
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#12 Posted by jloneblackheart (8403 posts) - - Show Bio
@Chaos Prime The scan is from Silver Surfer vol 1 #11, but the story begins in #10
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#13 Posted by Band Lone (1819 posts) - - Show Bio

Wow, Mexican are strong O_o

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#14 Posted by Chaos Prime (11585 posts) - - Show Bio
@jloneblackheart said:
" @Chaos Prime The scan is from Silver Surfer vol 1 #11, but the story begins in #10 "
Thank u -)
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#15 Edited by MysticMedivh (32166 posts) - - Show Bio

@jloneblackheart: Old thread, and I usually don't like bumping these, but I have a question.

Do you know the issue or context behind this specific instance about Silver Surfer and these Latin Americans?

I see people trying to use this as a valid argument against Surfer, which is unfortunate.

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#16 Posted by jloneblackheart (8403 posts) - - Show Bio

@jloneblackheart: Old thread, and I usually don't like bumping these, but I have a question.

Do you know the issue or context behind this specific instance about Silver Surfer and these Latin Americans?

I see people trying to use this as a valid argument against Surfer, which is unfortunate.

I just looked through all of my old Fantastic Four and Silver Surfer comics, but could not find that specific scan. I am not fortunate enough to have the original Silver Surfer comics, but I have them in reprints from the early 80s, but I know they are missing pages and panels from the originals. It really looks to be from the first volume of the Silver Surfer. The only time he was in South America was in issues #10 & 11.

The whole volume is just Stan Lee's commentary on how awful the world is. The Surfer is perpetually trying to fit in, but always is shunned and feared and is witness to the atrocities and bigotry of humanity. He spends the whole series looking for peace among the humans. The Surfer is regularly "beaten" by street thugs, South Americans, mutated aliens and a plethora of other superheroes who shouldn't even pose any danger to him, even at his power levels from the time. If this scan is from issue 10, which I believe it is, it was a country at war and he easily escaped and dispatched the militants, leaving them running in fear for their lives. He blew up a bunch of military equipment also and commented that even the revolutionaries were savages in their own right.

Anyway, hope that helps a little. Anyone using 45 year old scans to make a character look bad either doesn't understand how comics evolve over time, is a complete troll or is simply awful at debating. Odds are, they don't know the context of the scan either (or any they find on the internet and post for that matter). Sadly, this is most people on the battle forums.

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#17 Posted by MysticMedivh (32166 posts) - - Show Bio
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#18 Posted by lettsplay10 (20588 posts) - - Show Bio

mmhhh

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#19 Posted by MysticMedivh (32166 posts) - - Show Bio

@jloneblackheart: Hey there Jlone. I just wanted to drop by and say that after much searching and asking that I believe I have found the origin of the said incident. It seems to be from Silver Surfer: The Ultimate Cosmic Experience, which I have been told is non-canon.

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#20 Posted by jloneblackheart (8403 posts) - - Show Bio
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#21 Posted by jloneblackheart (8403 posts) - - Show Bio

@mysticmedivh: I finally found a copy of that for a decent price. Soon we will know the truth!

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#22 Posted by MysticMedivh (32166 posts) - - Show Bio
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#23 Posted by jloneblackheart (8403 posts) - - Show Bio

@mysticmedivh: the site does not condone piracy, and neither do I. I'm pretty sure you know this.

Besides what's the fun in that? I have a pretty extensive Silver Surfer collection and this is one of the few I don't have. So for me to finally get a good copy cheap, it's a good day.

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#24 Posted by MysticMedivh (32166 posts) - - Show Bio

@jloneblackheart: Hehe. Yeah, I was expecting something like that.

Though since you have a collection I think actually having it would be great.

Congrats on getting it though.

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#25 Edited by jloneblackheart (8403 posts) - - Show Bio
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@mysticmedivh: Next page: The invincible South Americans are no match for the Silver Surfer! Looks like they aren't as badass as stairs or the NYPD.

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#26 Posted by MysticMedivh (32166 posts) - - Show Bio

@jloneblackheart:

Yay!
Yay!

Now I can show this scan to anyone who tries to lowball Surfer (even though it was non-canon in the first place, so I'm not sure why anyone would try to apply it to 616 Surfer).

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