Weekly Update : 10.03.2016

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Hi all,

Firstly let me apologise for the lack of posting on this blog, I have been swamped down with my real life job (I know, I know, I wish Silver Surfer Collecting could be my full time job). As such I have not been really focusing on getting much new content for the collection.

That does not mean I have not collected anything ūüôĀ That would be impossible, the urge would be too much for me to handle.

The past month has been spent trying to continue the journey to update the Vol 3 collection to completion. We have managed to add 8 more issues to the collection.

Here is a list of the comics that have made it into the collection since the last update. As usual let me know what you think or if you have some insight into some comics out there for some good prices, I am always looking at what I can also do to make these posts more interesting so please let me know. I have been asked to take more photos of the comics instead of the cover images so from the next update this is what I shall be doing. Thank you for that tip.

Silver Surfer Volume 3 #130 Silver Surfer Volume 3 #129 Silver Surfer Volume 3 #120 Silver Surfer Volume 3 #119 Silver Surfer Volume 3 #117

Silver Surfer, Vol 3 #130, #129, #120, #119, #117

Silver Surfer Volume 3 #116 Silver Surfer Volume 3 #115 Silver Surfer Volume 3 #114

Silver Surfer, Vol 3 #116, #115, #114

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Faces a plenty in Issue 5 of Silver Surfer’s Cover

Issue 5 Cover Hits the net!

Sorry to be late to the party this week but I have been swamped with my personal work, however this week we got to see the new cover for volume 8’s Issue 5 due to hit the stores this May.

As you can see from the Image below, the cover is full of famous faces from the comic world. Can you guess who is among the fans. The guys over at comicbookresources¬†have started a forum post to try and name them all ūüôā

Head over to the forum here to help name them all. Tweet or comment me your names and lets see if we can help name them all.

As I was re-reading this before posting I had another thought. Someone should get as many people that are on the cover to sign the inside ūüôā Would be an amazing homage piece.

Issue 5 Silver Surfer Cover

Are you interested in winning a free copy of Issue 1, You have until the end of Feb to enter my competition. Head over to my previous article¬†http://silversurfercollector.co.uk/feb-competition¬†to enter for free today… Good Luck

February Competition

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The Winner is : Fordo

If you are the winner check your emails for your confirmation and to claim your prize.
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Hey all.

Welcome to what I hope is going to become a regular thing over here at Silver Surfer Collector.
This week is the February Competition and I am giving you the chance to win 2 issues of Silver Surfer. Volume 7 issue #15 and Volume 8 #1

To be in a chance of winning this, all you have to do is simply answer the following question in the comments below.

Who works alongside the Silver Surfer to rebuild the Universe in the Last Days of volume 7

It is really that simple to be in a chance of being our February Competition winner, while simultaneously proving that you really are a Silver Surfer fan.

Do you need another way to enter … You can share a link to this competition via twitter and mention me @aaron_rackley

If you would like to be in a chance of winning more competitions or just want to have a weekly breakdown of my posts sent to your inbox you can join my mailing list here.

Rules

  • The prize is open to everyone and will post the comics world wide.
  • The competition ends on midnight on 29.02.2016 at 12pm GMT.
  • Entries are valid via the comments box or via a retweet with a mention of @aaron_rackley within it.
  • Entries must be submitted by 29.02.2016 a6 12pm GMT.
  • For your entry to be valid on this site you must place the comment with you real email Address so I can contact you if you win.
  • The winner will be picked by random from the list of entries on 1.03.2016 and the winner will be posted via twitter and notified via email.
  • If the winner does not respond within 7 days a new winner will be chosen. This cycle will continue until a winner returns contact.

Volume 8 Variants

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With the countdown to the release of Issue 2 , I thought it would be good to post some images from Marvels site of the upcoming variants of Issue 2 and 3.

I am super excited by the variants, almost as excited as I am for the official covers by Michael Allred. I hope they continue to do variants for the whole series which could be possible with the surge in popularity of the Silver Surfer since Volume 7.

What do you think of the upcoming volume 8 variants for issue 2 and 3? Let me know in the comments if you plan on getting these covers or just to tell me what you think.

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Silver Surfer Vol 8 #2 Zdarsky Variant Textless

Silver Surfer Vol 8 #3 Epting Variant Textless

Silver Surfer Vol 8 #3 Epting Variant Textless

Weekly Update : 01.02.2016

Hey all. Last week was the release of Issue 1 of the new Silver Surfer Volume. I have reviewed this here , with the release  a nice wave of variant covers has hit the market and I have been working hard this time around to collect them all on release instead of waiting like last volume..

I have managed to get almost all the variants except one ‘The Fried Pie Variant‘ , this is because it appeared to be very expensive to get this shipped over to the UK. If you happen to have a copy and are willing to ship it. I will pay a good price.

This weeks variants

  • Silver Surfer Vol 8 #1 –¬†Baby Hip-Hop Variant
  • Silver Surfer Vol 8 #1 –¬†Deadpool Variant
  • Silver Surfer Vol 8 #1 –¬†Hip-Hop Variant
  • Silver Surfer Vol 8 #1 –¬†Rudy Variant

What do you think of the variants for issue 1, comment at the end of this post.

More SS weekly finds

Apart from the variants above I have managed to get a nice stack of extra comics for the collection.

  • Silver Surfer, Vol 3 #107
  • Silver Surfer, Vol 3 #111
  • Silver Surfer, Vol 3 #112
  • Silver Surfer, Vol 3 #113
  • Silver Surfer : Dangerous Artifacts #0
  • Silver Surfer, Vol 7 #1E

I am constantly looking for great deals on Silver Surfer comics so if you have anything I need to finish the collection please head over to the Sell Comics Page  here.

Silver Surfer Vol 8 #4 Cover Preview

Today I came across the issue #4 cover for volume 8 and a little description of the issue. The description is at the bottom of this page to not spoil anything.

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Do not read any further if you do not want the issues preview description.

Massive fallout from the events of Silver Surfer’s 50th Anniversary issue. – There is a price to pay for what Norrin Radd has done. – Some actions can never be taken back…or forgiven. – Will any of Earth’s heroes stand by the Silver Surfer’s side in this, his greatest moment of need? – A mythic tale in the Mighty Marvel Manner! Guest starring The Avengers, The Thing and major characters from around – Collectorz.com

Review : Silver Surfer Vol 8 #1

Hi guys. Thank you all in your patience waiting for me to get this review up. If you follow my twitter @aaron_rackley you will already know that my comic book supplier has been having trouble getting my comics delivered for release days. As such my comic only arrived this morning.

  • Warning : The following article contains Issue Spoilers. Summary : You must read this comic.

I have seen the cover all over the net since the previews started to surface but seeing it in the flesh is even more amazing. It is bright and full of character and culture from Earths past which gives you a hint into what is in store for this issue, however it also sets the series up nicely once again bringing back the Great collaboration between Dan Slott and Michael Allred (who recently done a Q&A for us here) and or course coloured by the wonderful Laura Allred.
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The story starts by bringing us right back to Earth with Dawns dad watching an alien tv broadcast demanding their co operation during a hostile takeover by a race called the Hordax. This transmission is interrupted by The duo that is The Silver Surfer and Dawn Greenwood who promptly informs her father via this transmission she is on her way home.

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Dawn arrives to what the comic has invented as Happy New Hallow-Givings Birth-Mas! to celebrate all the stuff she has missed since jetting off into the universe with the silver guy during volume 7. It is not long before this normality is interrupted. The Hordax that the duo defeated before coming back to Earth have called in reinforcements and they are now sucking all of Earths culture right from it. During which Michael Allred has snuck in a little Madman Cameo.

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The Duo then face off this new batch of Hodaxians ? Can I call them that. The Hordaxians use the culture stolen from Earth to become some of history’s best protagonists.

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Do not worry the duo manage to make the invaders return all of Earths culture back, but not before asking why they was taking it. The Duo are informed they were trying to preserve it before it was too late. This is a nice little twist as we as readers are left asking, Why would it need preserving ?

I do not want to give too much more away as the next part of the story does lead into where this series is probably heading. However all I will say is that Ben Grimm from the Fantastic Four encounters a new being called¬†Keeper of the great truth….

You must read the issue for that spoiler to be given as I do not like to ruin all the fun for you Silver Surfer lovers out there.

To wrap up this post I will give this Issue a massive thumbs up and really can not wait to see where the next Issue takes us into the cosmic verse. The run of Volume 7 was a non stop fast pace action adventure and I can see that Volume 8 is not going to let off the steam at all.

Have you read the issue yet? What did you think ? Leave a comment below.

P.S Sorry about the picture quality , due to the speed of getting this post up I did not have time to take pictures with my actual camera so the phone was the best I could do.

Interview : I ask Michael Allred some questions

Micheal Allred Interview

Hey Silver Surfer fans, This week I have a very special post for you. I have a Michael Allred interview about his experience so far on the Silver Surfer franchise since starting with issue #1 in Volume 7.

Michael Allred took time out of his very busy schedule of making sure we are all kept in constant supply with Silver Surfer greatness to answer a few questions I fired over to him via email. All of which started after a cheeky little tweet I fired over to him asking if he would be willing to answer some. Michael is an active Twitter user and replied very quickly and made one of this guys dreams come true.

When I received the reply I was like a nervous kid, but Michael’s tone and friendly approach immediately put me at ease, he even¬†threw in a curve ball with one of the answers that has left me wanting to know more. Can you see what answer I mean. Before we move onto the Interview¬†here is some preview images from the upcoming volume. For a full preview head over to here

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The Michael Allred Interview

SSC : What made you want to pursue a career in drawing comics?

Comics were a part of my earliest memories and I began drawing before I could walk.

But it wasn’t until the “Indy Boom” in the late eighties that I saw a path to making them professionally.
Seeing LOVE & ROCKETS, for instance, showed me there were no rules and that you could tell any kind of comic you wanted.

SSC : What was your first comic love? Is it still there?

All the classic icons: Batman, Spidey, X-Men, they are all still kicking around.
First actual crush were like Medusa and Gwen Stacy.  I was thrilled to be able to draw Medusa in FF.

SSC : How did you get involved with the Silver Surfer?

Well we were wrapping up FF, which I started with Matt Fraction and then finished up with my genius big brother Lee.
Our editor Tom Brevoort called me up and told me that Marvel wanted to launch a new Surfer series and that Dan Slott had a fresh pitch that everyone loved.
and everyone was hoping I’d draw it. ¬†Of course I jumped at it! ¬†Silver Surfer is one of my most favorite lifelong characters. ¬†And it’s been pure bliss ever since.

SSC : Where do you draw you inspiration from?

Everything and everyone. ¬†I drink in Pop culture which energizes me. ¬†And of course the stories simply pop images into my head. ¬†It’s just a matter of getting them to the page after that.

SSC : Does Madman influence your design of the Silver Surfer?

If I’m being honest I’d have to admit that it’s the other way around. ¬†Frank “Madman” Einstein is my Frankenstein’s comic book monster stitched up from the different body parts of all my favorite things. ¬†He’s a little bit David Bowie, a little bit Silver Surfer, a little bit of The Spirit, The Jam, Daredevil. ¬†Just shake, stir, throw in huge chunks of yours truly and you get a weird wacky original creation.
They share the thick black around the eyes which I love making expressive and as alive as blank eyes can be.

SSC : What was your favourite issue to draw in volume 7?

Any time I can inject a personal passion into a book I’m alive with it. ¬†Issue 11 is in the top five of anything I’ve ever done. ¬†Just one big love song to Jean Giraud Moebius.

SSC : Anything you can say about volume 8, Anything special like the moebius strip in volume 7 issue 11?

I do my best to avoid spilling details if I can. ¬†Hopefully folks know by now that they can trust that we’re spilling our hearts and souls into what we’re doing and follow us blind into the void.
But I WILL say that, YES, we have more wonky fun stuff planned to turn brains inside out.

SSC : How is the collaboration with Dan Slott?

Pure joy.  Wonderful exciting ideas spill nonstop from that fella.  Love him!

SSC : What does 2016 have in store for you?

More Surfer, more Batman, more Art Ops, more iZombie, at least on the Tee Vee, and hopefully more Madman.  But, realistically, probably looking at 2017 for  the next Madman Special.  So 2017 will be all about Madman and the next Star Wars movie.  Wink.

SSC : Where can we find you in the next few months?

I’m always within a bike ride to and from the ol’ drawing board.

SSC : Is there anything you would like to say! Even what is your favorite fruit?

Given the chance I like to encourage people to only be kind to each other and themselves.  Negativity will chew you up and spit you out.
Might even help remind me to follow my own advise.
So much more fun to look for the good and common ground in life.
And strawberries.
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Before I sign this post off I would like to thank Michael Allred for taking the time to answer a small blog and Silver Surfer fanatics interview questions. I can not wait for the release of Volume 8 , Issue 1 this Wednesday and if my post arrives on time I will have a review up on Thursday so please head back then.
Do you feel there was something I should have asked? Are you ready for Volume 8? Leave your comments below.
You can find Michael Allred via the following links.

  

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Issue 1 Variants, Silver Surfer Vol 8

Today we are going to look at the Issue 1 Variants for Silver Surfer volume 8.
As¬†the date of release looms ever closer (20th) and we return to The Silver Surfer journeys with Dawn Greenwood across the universe, I can not wait for my order of Issue 1 to arrive. However not only am I excited for the release of ‘Silver Surfer Volume 8 Issue 1’ I am also super excited by the shear quantity of Variants that have appeared and that I have to collect.

This will be a short post as all I want to do is just post all the variant images below. As soon as I have received my copy next week I will be posting up a Review so please come back then.

Let me know what you think of the variants, will you be trying to purchase them all or are you just happy with the original cover.

So with out any more noise here is the Variants for Silver Surfer Volume 8 Issue 1

Issue 1 Variants

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