Collection Update and Yearly Round Off : 02.01.2017

WOW! it is now a new year. 2017 is here and what a weird year we just had. So much political changes in the world, however, this is not the blog to talk about that. You are here to talk about comics, so comics is what I will talk about.

The last month has been super crazy busy with Christmas, my birthday; 29 Years young. and of course the new year. That has not stopped me from picking up some great little comics for the collection so hold your hats as I have been very busy. 

So let’s get into this month’s haul.

The Essential Silver Surfer Volume 1, #1 – #18

This soft back collection pulls together all 18 issues of Silver Surfer Volume 1 and Fantastic Four Annual #5. 

This is a great collection for people to pick up if they can not afford the hefty price tag of the individual trades and want to get to know Silver Surfer in all its original glory.

Epic Collection: Silver Surfer – When Calls Galactus

Now this is a story arch I have been waiting to read for a long time. I wanted to wait and purchase the original trades but that is still a way off for me at this stage. So when I got an amazon voucher for my birthday from my sister I decided it was time to pick this up and one other; ‘Silver Surfer: Freedom’ which at the time of writing this has not arrived yet.

This soft paperback collates Fantastic Four #48-50, 55-61, 72, 74-77, Annual #5 & Tales to astonish #92-93

I am definitely going to write about my experience with this trade so please keep an eye out for that coming soon. 

Silver Surfer Vol 4, Parable #1 – 2

This famous 2 issue mini-series written by Stan Lee and drawn by the amazing and legendary Mœbius was later collected as Silver Surfer: Parable.

I have always loved the artwork of Mœbius and if I had any more room on my walls I would definitely have these covers blown up and hanging proudly.

What do you think of these covers, let me know in the comics?

The Defenders #99, 101

I know, I know there is only 1 comic in this picture but I forgot to take one of issue 99.

#99
MEPHISTO tips his hand! Revealed as the true leader of the Six-Fingered Hand, he and his demonic comrades have devised a plan to make Earth a living hell, and only the Defenders can stop him!

https://www.comixology.com/Defenders-1972-1986-99/digital-comic/415582

#101

The fallout from the Defenders’ duel with the Devil starts here! The shock of losing one of their own splinters the team, and it may never recover! Which of the Defenders will stay, and which will leave for good?

https://www.comixology.com/Defenders-1972-1986-101/digital-comic/415590?ref=c2VhcmNoL2luZGV4L2Rlc2t0b3Avc2xpZGVyTGlzdC9pdGVtU2xpZGVy

 

Silver Surfer Vol 8, #8

The latest in the new volume, we are once again back in space on crazy adventures with Norrin and Dawn. This issue does not let up and we meet some amazing new species.

Accidentally swallowed by Jumbonox the Giganormous, the Surfer and Dawn are rescued by a society of sentient macro-microorganisms…

http://marvel.wikia.com/wiki/Silver_Surfer_Vol_8_8

The next collection of comics I do not know much about and while I look into them and try to get some information (if you know please leave a comment) please just admire their covers.

Marvel Age #71

The Super Heroes, (#2, #3, #4, #5, #9, #10, #26, #27)

Collection Update : 27.11.2016

Silver Surfer Collection Update

Wow time for another update already. 

Since my last update post I have been all over eBay on the hunt for as many deals as I could find as a little treat for my upcoming birthday (5th Dec). 

I have made over 7 purchases in the last week however in time for this post only 2 have arrived, so I will be showing you only these comics until the rest arrive.

Cable & X-Force #15

Cable and X-Force Issue 15 Alternative cover

Father and daughter are reunited as Cable’s and Hope’s separate missions converge!Cable has finally solved one of his most vexing problems – but a dozen more are still on the horizon!There’s no rest for the weary as Hope, Cable, and the rest of X-Force converge to tackle an ominous new threat!

http://marvel.com/comics/issue/45957/cable_and_x-force_2012_15

If you follow my blog you would have hopefully seen my last post about original artwork I come across on eBay. Read Here if you have not. 
The artwork was so beautiful I knew I needed a copy of it. I could not obviously afford the real thing as they were in the thousands, Instead I decided to purchase the original comic itself. This enabled me to add it to my collection as well as enjoy the art itself. 🙂 I am thinking this one may have to be framed. I personally have never read a Cable or X-Force comic so it will be interesting to have a look.

Do you have any ideas on obscure variants or random issues that Norrin or The Silver Surfer appear in or on. Then please let me know in the comments or via twitter @aaron_rackley

Silver Surfer , Volume 6 

This week I purchased all five issues for the volume 6 run (2010 – 2011). This is a nice little group to fill a hole in my main series collection. As there is only 5 issues I will show each image below separately alongside a synopsis from marvel.com. I have not read this series so I can not wait to give it a go.

#1 – February 16, 2011

Silver Surfer Issu 1 - Volume 5

The sentinel of the spaceways walks the Earth once more, a stranger feared by many. Only the HIGH EVOLUTIONARY understands his true potential, but the Evolutionary’s mysterious grand design may cost the Surfer everything and change the cosmic balance forever! He’s traded blows with Thor and matched wits with Mephisto, but can the herald of Galactus survive the judgment of NORRIN RAND, the man within the Silver Surfer? It’s a character-defining epic showing the Silver Surfer as you’ve never seen him before, brought to you by “Planet Hulk” writer Greg Pak and “Dark Wolverine” artist Stephen Segovia.

http://marvel.com/comics/issue/38637/silver_surfer_2010_1

#2 – March 23, 2011

Silver Surfer Issue 2, Volume 5

The High Evolutionary’s plan to harness the power of Silver Surfer-Herald of Galactus-to further his enigmatic goals has been hatched! What can the Sentinel of the Spaceways do to save himself and the cosmos?

http://marvel.com/comics/issue/38635/silver_surfer_2010_2

#3 – April 20, 2011

Silver Surfer Issue 3, Volume 5

The Silver Surfer has always served the greater good. And now, with Galactus’ power at his fingertips, the High Evolutionary holds the world in his hands. A humbled Surfer will have to choose sides, and if he chooses poorly, the Earth is lost!

http://marvel.com/comics/issue/38636/silver_surfer_2010_3

#4 – May 18, 2011

Silver Surfer Issue 4, Volume 5

High Evolutionary’s grand design is rewriting the world and Surfer can’t save us on his own. The Future Foundation joins the fight as our penultimate issue builds to a cosmic climax that will be the Silver Surfer’s greatest sacrifice ever!

http://marvel.com/comics/issue/38638/silver_surfer_2010_4

#5 – June 22, 2011

Silver Surfer Issue 5, Volume 5

Herald vs. Herald for the fate of all life in the universe! The High Evolutionary has stolen the power to replace Galactus, the lives of billions hang in the balance, and the one threatening to doom them all…is the Silver Surfer!?

http://marvel.com/comics/issue/38639/silver_surfer_2010_5

Beautiful Original Art

Today I was looking through eBay when I came across 3 listings that have peaked my interest for a couple of reasons. 

Firstly they offer you the opportunity to get some amazing original Silver Surfer artwork, secondly is the Price.

Even though the posts are way out of my league in terms of price. I still feel like I can enjoy the beautiful artwork and now you can too. I have taken the images directly from the eBay listings and if you are interested in the artwork you can click through from the titles to the listing.

Silver Surfer: Requiem #3 p.20 – Surfer Shot – 2007 Signed art by Esad Ribic

From Issue : Silver Surfer : Requiem #3 – Page 20 
Artist : Esad Ribic (signed)
Current Listed Price :  £1,200

Silver Surfer: Requiem #3 p.20 - Surfer Shot - 2007 Signed art by Esad Ribic Image

Cable and X-Force Painted Cover – Silver Surfer vs Thor – 2012 art by Esad Ribic

From Issue : Cable and X-Force #15 (Cover)
Artist : Esad Ribic
Current Listed Price : £7,648.03

The listing also had the final cover for comparison which I have also shown below. 

Cable and X-Force Painted Cover - Silver Surfer vs Thor - 2012 art by Esad Ribic

Cable and X-Force issue 15 cover

From Issue : Silver Surfer Requiem #1 – Page 13
Artist : Esad Ribic
Current Listed Price : £5,232.86

Silver Surfer: Requiem #1 p.13 - John Buscema Homage Splash - 2007 by Esad Ribic

I will be keeping my eyes peeled for more original artwork that is hopefully more within my price range. 
Do you collect original artwork, if so please comment below with links to any images and please let me know what you think a good price range is.

Collection Update : 07.11.2016

Silver Surfer Haul November 2016

It has been a while since I last done a collection update, which if you have been following my blog is due to a variety of reasons. Not to worry yourselves though as I am back with another update and Haul, so strap and and get ready for some awesome covers directly beamed into your eyeholes.  

Marvel Age Issue #52

The first issue I am going to start with is this beautiful Marvel Age Issue #52. I was not actively looking for this comic, however on one of my eBay binges (when I search silver surfer comics and go mad) I came across this issue for only 99p. How could anyone, let alone myself turns this down. 

Artwork on the front is just a perfect enticement to draw you into the Silver Surfer world. This was magically created by Marshall Rogers.

Now the quality of the comic itself is not great but I am happy with it considering the price I paid (I will look out for a more pristine copy).

Marvel Age was a promotion comic book released between 1983 – 1994. It was a monthly collection of previews showcasing the new release from the Marvel world. This issue from July 1987 has its focus on the Silver Surfer. It contains some really cool articles about the comic book including;

  • The History of the Silver Surfer
  • Silver Surfer New Projects
  • The new Silver Surfer Series

There is a lot of silver surfer knowledge jammed into this little comic magazine so I can not wait to get stuck in and read them all. 

Marvel Age Issue 52 - July 1987

Silver Surfer Vol 8, Issue #7

Issue #7 is the latest release from the Main Line Silver Surfer comic book, brought to us by the amazing Dan Slott, Michael Allred and Laura Allred.
This issue finds the Silver Surfer and Dawn Greenwood back in space after some time saving Earth ‘again’. Being back in space however does not mean they are safe? or does it. 

I will be doing a review of this issue soon so keep an eye on my twitter for that.

Silver Surfer, Volume 8. Issue 7

Silver Surfer Volume 5.

This was a big hole in my collection and I am very happy to see it filled. Volume 5 of the Silver Surfer main line comic was released during 2003 – 2004. It focuses on tow major storylines which I have obtained some synopsis for below.

Silver Surfer Volume 5, Issue 1 - Communion Part 1

Silver Surfer Volume 5, Issue 1 - Communion Part 1
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Communion (Issues 1 – 6)

Small children from around the globe are vanishing without a trace, and reports of the appearance of a gleaming alien figure at the time of their abductions are growing in number. For single mother Denise Walters, caring for her young autistic daughter has been the primary focus of her life – she never imagined becoming embroiled in alien abduction and mankind’s possible Armageddon. But that’s exactly what happens when the Silver Surfer appears in Denise’s home and whisks her daughter away. As Denise delves further into her daughter’s abduction, she begins unraveling the mystery of the Surfer’s motives. Is his strange and alien mind plotting mankind’s salvation, or its ultimate destruction?

http://marvel.com/comics/collection/1280/silver_surfer_vol_1_communion_trade_paperback

Revelation (Issues 7 – 14)

Revelation follows the story where communion left off. Though the Silver Surfer has reunited Denise Waters with her daughter, Stewart Acheron intends to claim Ellie as his own – by any means necessary.

I can not wait to finally read these two storylines as I have heard some good stuff about them. I have also noticed that Communion is available in TB so I will be adding that to my next amazon basket. I have so far been able to see if they made Revelation into a TB so if you know that they have please let me know in the comments below.

Silver Surfer TB Haul

The final part of my haul for now is 4 new TB collections. These are all from the modern 2014+ issues. The main reason I get TB’s along side the actual comics is for a couple of reasons. Firstly I love to collect any release of the Silver Surfer and secondly it enables me to board and bag the issues and still be able to enjoy reading the story lines. 

Silver Surfer, TB - New Dawn

Silver Surfer, TB - New Dawn
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Silver Surfer, Volume 1 – New Dawn

he universe is big. Bigger than you could ever imagine. And the Silver Surfer, lone sentinel of the skyways, is about to discover that the best way to see it…is with someone else. Meet Dawn Greenwood, the Earth girl who’s challenged the Surfer to go beyond the boundaries of the known universe – into the strange, the new and the utterly fantastic! Who is the Never Queen? How is the universe’s future tied into her very existence? And why is she trying to destroy the Surfer? And when the Surfer tries to return Dawn home, he gets swept into a strange battle against Shuma-Gorath alongside Dr. Strange, the Hulk and more! The problem is, to stop Shuma-Gorath, Dawn will have to pay the price – with her life. Collecting SILVER SURFER (2014) #1-5 and material from ALL-NEW MARVEL NOW!

http://marvel.com/comics/collection/48228/silver_surfer_vol_1_new_dawn_trade_paperback

Silver Surfer, Volume 2 – Worlds Apart

Everything up until now was chance and fate, but now it’s decided. Dawn has earned her spot on the board, and she and the Surfer are going to explore the universe together. And the universe holds many wonders – including Planet Prime, the most perfect planet in the universe; a lone lighthouse, floating in the void at the edge of all space and time; and an unlikely planet with a population of 666 billion beings…each from a different race! But can they survive the threats of Warrior One, the Greatest Monster in the Galaxy, and a very strange spacefaring family? And witness the Silver Surfer’s soul laid bare in a cosmic clash unlike any you have ever seen! It’s a cosmic tale of triumph and tragedy as the Surfer takes on his former master: Galactus! Collecting SILVER SURFER (2014) #6-10

http://marvel.com/comics/collection/48229/silver_surfer_vol_2_worlds_apart_trade_paperback

Silver Surfer, Volume 3 – Last Days

Time ran out, and the Marvel Universe died. From the edge of Battleworld to the outskirts of infinity, every planet and star was expunged. Every life force extinguished. There are no survivors — except the Surfer, Dawn, and Toomie. How did they cheat death? And more important, can they figure out a way to bring everything back? Given unheralded new power, the Surfer is tasked with remaking the entire universe! 

http://www.forbiddenplanet.co.uk/silver-surfer-volume-3-last-days

Silver Surfer, Volume 4 – Citizen Of Earth 

The Surfer has taken Dawn Greenwood to the end of the universe, and now he’s going to show her the most fantastic planet of them all: Earth! It’s your homeworld like you’ve never seen it before: with monsters, magic and…a secret that will change everything! The perfect jumping-on point for the book everyone’s talking about! COLLECTING: SILVER SURFER (2014) #1-6

http://marvel.com/comics/collection/55657/silver_surfer_vol_4_citizen_of_earth_trade_paperback

If you would like to help me fund my obsession with collecting Silver Surfer comics then please feel free to click a link below to order any of the above 4 collections.

Six AM Comics

For a while now I have been spending more time on planning out how I want the future of this blog to be and what direction I want to take it. At its core it is all about my journey of collecting all the Silver Surfer issues on this planet. 

This has resulted in me commissioning a new header image that you can now see at the top of this site. 

This image was created by the very talented Mark Marianelli from Six Am Comics. I have been following Mark on twitter for a long time now and I am in love with his cute and very whimsical approach to all the classic comic characters you know and love. 

Below is the site banner in all its glory as well as some more artwork taken from Marks twitter over at Six Am Comics twitter page.  I am hoping to get some more made in the new year to make it a rotating image.

Who do you think I should get in the next images? Comment below!

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More Artwork

Here is some more amazing work by Mark, head over to his twitter and commission some work for yourself now. 

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Stay tuned for next week as I have a haul blog post coming. I am just deciding if this should be in a video format or a combination of blog and video.

Halloween Ultimate Silver Surfer Costume

If you are like me you will constantly wish you had the body of a greek god so you could take on halloween as the Silver Surfer himself

This year one guy; Jesse from the youtube channel PrankvsPrank. Took it to the extreme and even made a fully functioning board as well, then went for a surf around new york city and the reaction from the public was amazing. 

Maybe it is time I started to prepare myself to finally take the challenge of becomming the Silver Surfer for next halloween.

Below is the video of him surfing around and below that is the process of turning him into our favourite silver guy.

Have you ever dressed up on halloween as the silver surfer, let me know in the comics or tweet me a pic @aaron_rackley

Silver Surfer Issues #9 & #10 Cover Previews

It has been a very long time since I done any sort of update from the Silver Surfer world, I will admit with my lack of purchasing issues has made my passion for keeping up to date with news some what low. I want this to change.

Today I looked across the web and came across 2 things I want to share with you.

1. Some cover previews for issue 9 and 10

Silver Surfer Issue 9

Issue 9 (above) introduces a new planet called Inkandesha populated by living holograms and Issue 10 (below) will bring back Norrin’s old task master Galactus, I am truly excited for both of these issues and can not wait to see the amazing art hidden within.

Silver Surfer Issue 10

2. The guys over at Marvel have on their very own blog done a very nice intro to the above 2 upcoming issues alongside a Q&A with Mike Allred about his process. So head over to their post.

here is a preview

Marvel.com: You and Dan seem to be having more fun on this book than just about anyone in comics. What’s your secret to comic collaborative happiness?

Mike Allred: Chemistry has a lot to do with it. I feel the [whole] team is inspired, enthusiastic, and has great affection for the characters.

More on Marvel.com: http://marvel.com/news/comics/26854/marvel_now_hear_this_silver_surfer#ixzz4Ndb8gCIu

Let me know what you think of the upcoming issue covers and are you excited for the storylines.

I will try to make these a regular thing again, so until next time. Have fun.

Review : Silver Surfer Vol 8 #5

Recap : Shalla-Bal attacked earth trying to replace all of culture as we know it with that of the Zenlovians homeworld. In order to save Norrin’s adopted world he has to take the drastic measure of removing the Culture of Zen-La from the universe.

Before I talk about my thoughts on the issue lets talk about probably the best thing from the whole issue. Mike Allred has created a very unforgettable and puzzling issue cover. Not only is it a visually impressive piece, it has also become a game to see who can name all the people on it. Mike has even said that he has not even told Laura Allred who the whole list is and will be keeping it close to his chest for now. So the game to find out who they all are is afoot.

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Warning the following will contain spoilers of the issue.

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This issue focuses on the aftermath from the Zen-La attack. The whole world can not stop showing affection for the silver surfer and he is awarded a Key to Earth. Norrin and Dawn bast in this admiration before it all gets to much for Norrin and they both head back home (Anchor Bay) . Norrin comes to terms that the world and the universe as he knows it have changed; including his own clothes when he tries to silver down.

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Norrin starts to fit into his new early home along side the Greenwood’s and even sits for a family photo.

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Confronted directly with a future without the Zen-la culture, Norrin seeks advice from an old friend. ‘The Watcher’ who we find is no longer on the moon and the stranger who is in his place informs Norrin that he indeed killed the watcher and has taken his place.

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As usual I do not like to spoil the whole of the issue so this leaves it at half way through the trade.
I personally am really enjoying the art and story of this volume of the Silver Surfer, I like to see that the series is keeping to the long deep inner need of the Silver Surfer and that of needing a place in the universe. I hope to see that the future is bright for Dawn and Norrin. Will they end up together? Is there a future for Norrin now that Zen-la’s memory has been taken away from the universe. I personally can not wait to see where this goes.

Preview : Silver Surfer #5

The lovely guys over at 13th Dimension have just posted a blog post with 5 preview images from the upcoming latest issue of Silver Surfer.

Head over to the site now to see all the pictures, but here is one to wet your tongue.

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