My final paper for English 396 (Comic books as Literature) is almost done. And yes, I'm writing about The Silver Surfer
who first appeared in Fantastic Four
Issue #48 in the late 1960s. That's when Silver Surfer betrayed Galactus, to help the Four secure the "ulimate nullifier," a doomsday weapon that Galactus planned to use. Yeah, Jack Kirby was involved in that, so I got to talk about it in my paper. It's too bad I couldn't talk about Silver Surfer's 2nd serialized comic, which ran for 146 issues. That involved him being able to break free from being confined on earth by a barrier that Galactus had put up as punishment for betraying him.
Although none of the second series is included in the compilation I bought today for 15 bucks, it's pretty good. I bought one of Marvel Comics' "Essential" 500 page book volumes, which was of Silver Surfer. It has all 18 original issues (and the Fantastic Four Annual #5 issue where Silver Surfer first had his solo debut adventure) reprinted into a thick paperback book. I'm surprised Silver Surfer got one already. (Most of the Essentials Books I saw at Golden Apple Comics were of more popular characters like Spiderman, Wolverine, Captain America and Iron Man.)
It's too bad they couldn't fit some of the issues of his second series into this book. Since I've read that his second series somewhat ties into Infinity Gauntlet
, and all that stuff about the Infinity Wars with Thanos and those gems. Thanos was pretty cool. :)
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