Silver Surfer 1: New Dawn

silver surfer volume 1 new dawn cover trade paperback tpb michael allred
9.0 Overall Score
Story: 9/10
Art: 9/10

A fun series


Comic Info

Comic Name:  Silver Surfer (Volume 5)/All-New Marvel Now! Point One

Publisher:  Marvel Comics

Writer:  Dan Slott

Artist:  Michael Allred

# of Issues: 6

Release Date:  2014


Silver Surfer (5) #1 Variant

Reprints Silver Surfer (5) #1-5 and All-New Marvel Now! Point One #1 (March 2014-October 2014).  A wish by Dawn Greenwood as a child sends her on an adventure into space when her life is intertwined with the Silver Surfer.  Now, Dawn finds herself tripping the galaxy with Norrin Radd and seeing things that no Earthling has ever seen before…but danger is abundant in the wide galaxy.

Written by Dan Slott with Michael Allred providing input and art, Silver Surfer Volume 1:  New Dawn is the relaunch of the Silver Surfer series.  The storyline was first introduced as part of the one shot All-New Marvel Now! Point One #1 (March 2014).

Dan Slott really disappointed me in the past.  I loved his She-Hulk and followed it through his run on the series.  With excitement, I picked up his Spider-Man which was pumped out at a ferocious rate.  As the series progress, I grew more and more disillusioned with it until I hated it.  With little true love for the Silver Surfer but a love of Michael Allred’s art, I decided to give Silver Surfer a chance…and I’m glad I did.


Silver Surfer (5) #3

I don’t know how much of Silver Surfer is Slott and how much is Allred.  I’ve read other Allred series in the past where he’s worked with writers (while providing art), and it feels like all of them.  I love Allred’s style and delivery and Silver Surfer feels in line with his other work.

The book is basically the Silver Surfer pulling a Doctor Who.  The Silver Surfer (as the Doctor) travels around the galaxy with his companion Dawn and explores new worlds and high concept ideas.  Silver Surfer (like the Doctor) seems rather overwhelming as a solo act but teaming him with Dawn humanizes him.  In this first volume, it is a little more story driven at the start of the series, but you can begin to see more “creature/adventure” of the week developing in the Nightmare story in the second half.

With fantastic art and a good and easy concept, Silver Surfer is a fun read.  I hope that Marvel allows the series to “keep it weird” because that is the thrust of the post-modern series which throws back to Kirby’s look and style.  Silver Surfer 1:  New Dawn is followed by Silver Surfer 2:  Worlds Apart.

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Silver Surfer 2:  Worlds Apart

Silver Surfer 3:  Last Days


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