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Silver Surfer #4

Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 8 critic ratings.

In order to return alien abductee Dawn Greenwood home, the Surfer must travel to the one place in the galaxy he dreads the most… Planet Earth! And what should be a quick drop off turns into turns into one very… strange adventure.

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Length
22 pages
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8 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    Following The Nerd

    I love this series and you should definitely be reading it. This issue is somewhat of a jumping on point if you missed the first arc (the first arc is referenced but not in a way that would confuse new readers) and it might be one of the funniest issues of any comic that’s been released this year. Slott and the Allreds have already hit their stride just four issues in and the work they’re doing absolutely demands your attention.

  • 90

    Weekly Comic Book Review

    In balancing the mundane with the cosmic, this issue shows how the Silver Surfer works best– when he’s put in situations that both highlight his strangeness and his humanity. There’s also plenty of humor and suspense, thanks to both the script and the art, keeping things exciting, even with such a gratuitous and nearly pointless appearance with the Guardians of Galaxy.

  • 90


    The Guardians of the Galaxy make a random, pointless guest appearance at the start of this issue. It’s abominable. I felt dirty reading the scene. Fortunately, Marvel isn’t relying on just their forced comic appearances to sell the movie. And also fortunately, the rest of the comic is pretty awesome.

  • 90

    Major Spoilers

    Silver Surfer #4 is absolutely enchanting, with some lovely touches of character and art, a shocking moment that makes perfect sense (OF COURSE he’s heard of Star Wars, he has cosmic awareness!) and continues the streak of Surfer excellence.

  • 87


    Snarling couches, Wizard of Oz references, seafood bisque — if Silver Surfer goes any further off the beaten path we’ll have to send in a rescue team for awesomeness extraction.

  • 85


    Slott and the Allreds are doing something really special in Silver Surfer, and issue #4 is a great example of how crazy comics can be when done well. There really are no limits in this medium, and Slott and Allred are really showing that with this title. I highly recommend giving this one a shot (you can even pick up and start with issue #4) just to soak in some brilliant art and some bold storytelling.

  • 80

    Comic Vine

    Dan Slott and Mike Allred’s SILVER SURFER isn’t your typical comic. They are pumping in some humor, mystery, and suspense while allowing us to see the Surfer in a slightly different fashion. For a character that’s been around as long as he has, it’s a nice change of pace. Slott is known for injecting his humor into titles. It might feel like a little too much at times but can you really complain over having a smile put on your face? Mike Allred art and Laura Allred’s colors are something I never get enough of. There’s also a mystery that’s building and wait until you see that last page. What the heck is going on? I can’t wait for the next issue.

  • 20


    And on attempting to leave our hero finds himself trapped inside the barrier long since removed by Galactus meaning the most interesting aspect not toyed with in Slott’s version of the character (his limitless ability to travel across all of space) has been removed along with his dignity and nobility. Kill me now.

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