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.
Warning the following will contain spoilers of the issue.
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.
Norrin starts to fit into his new early home along side the Greenwood’s and even sits for a family photo.
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.
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.
Tomorrow is the release of Issue 4 and while we sit here waiting for the shops to give us our copy here is some issue cover previews, These covers and descriptions where taken from the Michael Allred / Madman Facebook page.
After Norrin Radd’s massive status quo change in the 50th Anniversary issue (no spoilers!), it’s now Dawn Greenwood’s turn. With one simple act of kindness, the Surfer may have forever changed her world.
What’s going on? Why is San Francisco overrun by monsters? And what wall-crawling, web-spinning guest star is swinging by to help out? (Okay, we’ll tell you that one! It’s Peter Parker, THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN!)
• All this and tons of cosmic weirdness, surprise super heroes and special stories as we celebrate the 200th SILVER SURFER issue!
Norrin and Dawn are back out in space and back in trouble!
While at the universe’s slickest space casino, the Silver Surfer may be gambling away more than he thinks.
The stakes have never been this cosmic!
Silver Surfer, Volume 8, Issue 7
What do you think of the covers. Let me know in the comments below.
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 🙂
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 🙂 Would be an amazing homage piece.
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.
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
A recent post from comicbookresources.com talks with Dan Slott about the new volume starting this month for the Silver Surfer. Below is some quotes from the post and some images but for the full article please click the link at the end of this post. I personally am getting more and more excited about the release of issue 1 and believe that Dan Slott will take the Silver Surfer to high new levels and ignite a new love for the series from all comic book fans.
We’ll try to do something weird and out there like the Möbius Strip issue [#11] at least once a year.
Our first arc of stories is firmly on Earth. Who and what Norrin Radd is revolves so much around Earth.
We throw this phrase around a lot when we say, “This character will never be the same again!” Boy, do we mean it this time!
We’re going to run into Benjamin J. Grimm, the Thing! So we’ll have a Silver Surfer/Thing throw down. We’re going to see some Avengers, and as we move along, it’s possible that we might see a certain Web-Slinger. [Laughs] There’s stuff a happening on Earth.
I immediately got up and turned on the computer and headed over to the link. Can you believe my excitement When I cam across 2 preview images for the silver surfer volume 8 coming in January. You can go to the original blog post by clicking here from 13thdimension.com but for ease here are the two preview images themselves.
Let me know what you think of the teaser images and what you think is in store for the Silver Surfer, Dawn and Toomie when they return.
Did I mention I am really really super cosmically excited.
In 2014 Michael Allred, Dan Slott and Laura Allred Introduced us to a colourful world of non stop alien action as Silver Surfer tackled problem after problem alongside a new companion Dawn Greenwood (very similar to how the doctor who series goes).
Unfortunately this has been a short lived series (15 Issues) due to the Marvel Cross Comic event Secret Wars which saw the Marvel Universe break apart. Silver Surfer Was tied into this story arch with ‘The Last Days Of’ issues (14 – 15).
So where did this leave the story….
Well I am not that mean to spoil it and issue 15 has yet to ship. The question I had for the last few months was. What happens to the series now?
That is right the trio will be back to bring Norrin Radd and Dawn Greenwood back to Earth.
“We’ll definitely get back into space before too long, but after a long time away, we’re going to be reconnecting with the Earth and its inhabitants in a big way—and that includes both Dawn and the Surfer,” says series editor Tom Brevoort. “So expect to see a bevy of familiar faces from the past, some with super-powers, some without. And also expect to see the Surfer reacting to the changes that Secret Wars and the eight month gap have wrought on the Marvel Universe.”