Silver Surfer 2: Worlds Apart

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9.0 Overall Score
Story: 9/10
Art: 9/10

Love Allred's art

Series is doomed by Marvel's insistence to constantly relaunch their titles

Comic Info

Comic Name:  Silver Surfer (Volume 5)

Publisher:  Marvel Comics

Writer:  Dan Slott

Artist:  Michael Allred

# of Issues: 5

Release Date:  2015


Silver Surfer (5) #9

Reprints Silver Surfer (5) #6-10 (December 2014-May 2015).  Dawn Greenwood and the Silver Surfer are travelling the galaxy and Dawn is seeing things that she never expected to see.  When Dawn and Norrin find the planet of Newhaven, the Silver Surfer is faced with the past he tried to forget.  Galactus is coming for the Silver Surfer and Newhaven and Dawn are caught in his path.

Written by Dan Slott with Michael Allred both adding input and art, Silver Surfer 2:  Worlds Apart is the second volume of the relaunched series.  The volume follows Silver Surfer 1:  New Dawn.

I love Michael Allred, and I’m not a fan of Dan Slott.  To clarify this a little, I did like Dan Slott when he was starting out and loved his work on the relaunch of She-Hulk.  When Slott got a hold of Amazing Spider-Man, I read it a bit but soon found he turned one of my favorite characters into a rather unlikable series…which continues on and on.  With the Silver Surfer however, I don’t have a ton of vested interest…and rather enjoy the title.

The series doesn’t feel like Slott has much involvement, but I could be wrong.  I have read Allred’s titles in the past and the series really feels like X-Force/X-Statix (which he worked with Peter Milligan) and the FF series (which he worked with Matt Fraction).  The style of dialogue and storylines feel so much like those titles that I can’t imagine that he isn’t having a large say on how the story is developing.


Silver Surfer (5) #10

I also love a Galactus story.  Galactus and the idea of Galactus is one of my favorite Marvel Comics’ concepts.  I love the idea of an alien that finds the life of individual worlds insignificant, but how this also backfires on him.  This collection is a throwback to the Silver Surfer’s original first appearance with the Surfer once again turning on his master to defend the helpess…but with Allred’s stylish art.

This is perfect work for Allred.  The space setting leads to great “far-out” art and Silver Surfer was always considered a “far-out” character.  The trippy art style echoes the old-style hippie nature of the comic and feels like a homage to Jack Kirby who helped create the Surfer.

Silver Surfer is a great read, and the second volume proves that if given a chance, it could have a nice solid run.  Unfortunately for the Silver Surfer, he still exists within the Marvel Universe and also gets caught up in Marvel Universe stuff.  The next volume of the comic proves to be the “final” volume due to a company-wide shuffling of titles…I just hope that Silver Surfer pulls through.  Silver Surfer 2:  Worlds Apart is followed by Silver Surfer 3:  Last Days.

Related Links:

Silver Surfer 1:  New Dawn

Silver Surfer 3:  Last Days

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