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Silver Surfer #1

Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 14 critic ratings.

“NEW DAWN”. The universe is big. Bigger than you could ever imagine. And the SILVER SURFER, the lone sentinel of the skyways, is about to discover that the best way to see it… is with someone else. Meet the Earth Girl who’s challenged the Surfer to go beyond the boundaries of the known Marvel U– into the strange, the new, and the utterly fantastic!

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Length
20 pages
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14 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100


    I’m sure Slott, of whom I’m a fan, will turn this into something clever and entertaining. But as I’ve hopefully conveyed by now, the real appeal of this issue isn’t what’s going to happen. It exists, zen-like, as an artifact unto itself, something to look at and marvel at, even beyond Allred’s typically ideosyncratic artwork. I missed his work on the FF books and elsewhere in the Marvel U., but his classic creation Madman has some of the same dreamlike spirit of the old Silver Age comics, and he’s, wonderfully, managed to transfer some of that into the Marvel Universe with Silver Surfer.

  • 100

    Comic Spectrum

    In sum, Silver Surfer #1 is a whole new direction for The Sentinel of the Spaceways. Gone are the long ago days of a brooding lonely figure on a board, slicing through the dark, empty environs of space, and in its place is a fun and heady trip through the seemingly psychedelic coastal highways and byways of outer space. Dan Slot’s writing and Mike and Laura Allred’s art bring that vision to light and life with a brilliance both verbal and visual, that is not seen all that much in mainstream comics these days ” at least not on this giddy level. Marvel Comics has been sending their heroes into outer space a lot lately, but this is the first time where outer space looks like a pretty cool place to be. Sign me up for issue #2.

  • 100

    Following The Nerd

    This book exceeded my every expectation. It seems like it’s been forever since it got announced and after reading this issue I can say it was well worth the wait. Both of these characters have a long road ahead of them to achieve bigger and better things and I wasn’t really expecting for the Surfer to end up having a companion on his journey, but I can already tell that their tale will be an epic one. The big payoff will be seeing how these two opposites will come together to face the trials and tribulations of their many adventures to come!

  • 90

    Chuck's Comic Of The Day

    With a unique cosmic outlook and lots of mysteries to unwind, this is a promising start for this new series – and a good take on the Silver Surfer. So far.

  • 90

    Weekly Comic Book Review

    Enthusiastically imaginative yet sincerely bittersweet, this issue almost perfectly sets up the rest of the series to come, though we have yet to see if the introductory conflict will pan out to something worthwhile.

  • 85


    All in all, this new Silver Surfer series is off to a great start. Marvel is putting out more and more comics that focus on having fun and you can count this one in that bunch. If you are looking for dark, brooding space battles, you might want to go elsewhere. If you want crazy, psychedelic space trips, check out this book. It’s a great read with a unique look and fun, familiar tone.

  • 80

    Overall, the book is just a lot of fun. Since it’s just the first issue, we haven’t really gotten into the meat of the premise involving the Surfer traveling with his new companion yet, but I thought that it was a great introduction that ended with an awesome gag on the last page. Just based on what I’ve seen in ‘Silver Surfer’ #1, Slott and the Allreds seem to be having a great time putting this tale together and I’m having a great time reading it. It definitely feels like one of the lightest books (in both color and tone) on my pull list, but that’s totally not a bad thing. This comic was a blast to read and I can’t wait to read the next one.

  • 80

    Major Spoilers

    Silver Surfer #1 has a solid-but-intriguing premise, strong writing, great art, and a fun shiny main character, as well as some of the most wonderful coloring in recent memory.

  • 80


    I’m always a bit hesitant to accept a brand-new character like Eve as hugely important to someone like the Surfer and unsure about the dynamic between the two (especially as they haven’t even met yet). It appears as if the comic may be setting up Doctor/Companion-style relationship (which, again, would be an entirely new place to take the character). Worth a look.

  • 80


    This book has the potential to go places that other books cant; the universe is big and as strange as the creative team wants to make it. It can be the Marvel book that totally ignores reality and focuses on possibility. I hope it is. I want that. I am on board for what Slott & Allred have to show me. Its definitely a risk worth taking.

  • 80

    Comics Refueled

    This was a very solid start to a new series with a lot of potential. If you’re a fan of Slott like me, know he will deliver and with Michael and Laura Allred doing the visuals, I believe this is going to be the new must read of the year.

  • 80

    Comic Vine

    Dan Slott and Mike and Laura Allred on a new SILVER SURFER comic is fantastic. We are introduced to some new characters and areas in the Marvel Universe but that also requires sitting back and watching it all unfold and shown to us. This may not be the Silver Surfer some have been expected but you can feel the enthusiasm bubbling under the surface. We are going to get to see some new and funky places. This comic is definitely going to be a ticket to fun times.

  • 70


    This new series is definitely off to a good start. I think the unique art style of Michael and Laura Allred is perfect for the Surfer himself. He’s such an alien concept, but also very simplistic in his design, that their cartoony style should suit him wonderfully.

  • 60

    The Kliq Nation

    Silver Surfer #1soars to comic book stores this week. This should scratch a different itch forDan Slottthat he doesn’t get to on his Spider-Man work. I’m curious if this will stand on its own, or start to crossover with other cosmic titles. I predict issues being light on action, but rich in character moments and comedy. If you are a fan of the creative team and of Silver Surfer, then this will be a book you want to pick up.

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