Sunday, July 19, 2015

Silver Surfer #13

   While most of the Marvel Comics line has been enveloped by the Secret Wars event, a few series have been puttering along, wrapping up their ongoing stories (perhaps a bit behind schedule, like the upcoming issue of Uncanny X-Men).

   That seemed to be the path for the Silver Surfer, but this issue instead drops that hero and his companion, Dawn Greenwood, right into the heart of the cosmic event that led to the creation of Battleworld (well, sorta).

   But as you'd expect if you've been reading this unique, somewhat zany, always unpredictable series (I should also mention that it's a heck of a lot of fun), it doesn't take the traditional path - certainly not the one you might expect.

   The creative team on the series is Dan Slott and Mike Allred, and it's been a great meeting of the minds - and while Allred's classic comic book style isn't for everyone, I like it a lot - it's loaded with energy and Kirbyesque visual flourishes.

   In this issue we get surprise guest stars, unexpected twists and some bizarre visuals - in other words, it's a typical issue, rich with creativity and crazy story riffs!

Grade: A-


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