Tag Archives: Silver Surfer

157. Endgame

This is a deceptively straightforward issue, and it contains a respectable twist at the end. Admirable for the series, it manages to maintain its thematic cohesion over three issues — historically three issue arcs have been far more miss than hit so far. Continue reading

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156. Middle Game

The themes of the story are perfectly realized visually by an artist who we have just seen ascend to a higher level of visual narrative. Continue reading

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155. Battle Royale

“No! Although my spirit my writhe in immeasurable torment — The Silver Surfer cannot kill!” SUMMARY The Fantastic Four are walking through Central Park when a gang of muggers attempt to assault them. Ben easily intimidates them but just at that … Continue reading

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123. This World Enslaved

“Humans! Fickle and inconstant as the changing wind! I must soar aloft — for a new breath of air — and sanity!“ SUMMARY Reed holds Galactus’s ship hostage, bartering for its return if Galactus will leave the planet. Galactus says he … Continue reading

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122. Galactus Unleashed

“Meddlesome humans! You sought to deceive me! Where have you hidden my once and former herald?” SUMMARY The Fantastic Four confront Galactus and discover that he wants the Silver Surfer to be his herald again or he’ll destroy the planet. … Continue reading

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121. The Mysterious Mind-Blowing Secret of Gabriel

“When walking through a field, do you consider the ant beneath your feet? I am Gabriel! To me you are far less than ants!” SUMMARY The Fantastic Four continue to confront Gabriel, the Air-Walker, who continues to thwart them. All of humanity … Continue reading

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77. Shall Earth Endure?

The storylines from the previous three issue are all continued here, but instead of them all connecting and resolving together — as would be expected since that is the usual convention in any multi-thread story — they are each resolved separately. It’s … Continue reading

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76. Stranded in Sub-Atomica

This issue is a little lumpy. Although Stan and Jack do a pretty good job of the slow build-up, it seems as though they’ve not been putting their all into this storyline. it flows well enough, but the structure’s just … Continue reading

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75. Worlds Within Worlds

This issue feels like a bare-faced stall for time. The “Worlds Within Worlds” that we were promised in the last issue — and in the very title of this one — are only briefly seen, in just one page. To be … Continue reading

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74. When Calls Galactus

This issue suffers from a sort of half-heartedness — a general lack of follow-through. Although the promise of another Galactus is very exciting, what, really is the plot of this issue? Galactus spends a deal of time trying to locate … Continue reading

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