Sunday, October 30, 2016

The Silver Surfer #7

   I get the feeling that the Silver Surfer's comic is flying under the radar for most fans.

   Which is a shame, because it's really a lot of fun.

   Perhaps it's Michael Allred's art, which I wouldn't categorize as a "fan favorite" style, but it does evoke the style and energy of the great Silver Age artists without copying any of them - it's fun!

   Storytellers Dan Slott and Allred have reinvented the Surfer, creating a new supporting cast member for him - a companion, in the Doctor Who sense - in Dawn Greenwood, a smart, likable and attractive Earth girl who joins the Surfer on his adventures.

   They both are enjoying their trips to strange worlds and places around the universe, but when Dawn asks for a more serious adventure, they visit the Casino Cosmico.

   There they discover the very real dangers of gambling - especially when you're risking things that have real value.

   It features the return of a certain well-known cosmic character - and has a clever plot twist at the end.

   Maybe I'm wrong and lots of people are reading this book - but it never seems to have much buzz, and that's a shame, because it's consistently one of Marvel's best comics.


Grade: A-


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