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Silver Surfer #5

Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 8 critic ratings.

The demon, Shuma Gorath, is ready to cast the Earth into eternal chaos! If the Silver Surfer, the Hulk, and Dr. Strange can’t find a way to stop him, Dawn Greenwood will pay with her life.

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Length
19 pages
Amazon ASIN

Cover Artists
Variant Cover Artist

8 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    Comic Vine

    When this series and creative team was first announced, I was overjoyed. With each issue, I find myself enjoying it more and more. I didn’t think that was possible. Dan Slott has a knack for writing witty situations while staying true to who the characters are supposed to be. Mike and Laura Allred amp up the visuals and make each issue an exciting experience. The feel of this book stands apart from the vast number of other titles on the shelf and it’s refreshing seeing certain titles venture into slightly different areas. This just might be the grooviest book now on sale. When a comic is able to put a smile on my face, what more could I ask for?

  • 90


    There’s no doubt about it anymore: Silver Surfer is just Dan Slott writing Doctor Who. Considering I’m a fan of all three, I am definitely OK with that interpretation. Slott’s love for both shines through with every issue, and he’s crafting some wonderfully imaginative stories.

  • 90

    Silver Surfer is one of the most fun comics being published right now. Its helmed by two creators with bold voices and confidence to spare. Together, theyre telling stories filled with imagination and joy. Silver Surfer #5 holds as much potential as even the best Defenders comic, filling every panel with new wonders.

  • 85

    Unleash The Fanboy

    Silver Surfer #5 is an exceptionally entertaining piece of fiction. It doesn’t push the boundaries of its storied protagonist but it does cement his personality. And so if you find yourself saying “Board to me” then you might need to pick this up. Recommended.

  • 84


    Dan Slott and Michael Allred have already proven to be masters of mixing the impossible with the mundane, but issue #5 of Silver Surfer may just take the (cosmic) cake as the oddest installment thus far.

  • 80


    The book wraps up with a genuine heartfelt moment between Dawn and her sister Eve as Dawn decides to surf off with Norinn. Now we can get to the good stuff: space! I cant say for certain that the events in this issue were wholly necessary as the Surfer was about to head into space at the end of issue four anyway, but it provides a quick story thats fun, brings in a few of our favorite characters, and provides a bit more background for Dawn to join in on this journey. I cant argue with this degree of fun too much!

  • 80

    Weekly Comic Book Review

    A fun, fairy tale-like story that doesn’t aim to be more complicated than that.

  • 70

    Comic Book Herald

    Overall this is a fine issue. While I really like the premise of the book, I like the writing, and I love the art, I wish this book had reached the exploration point I have been waiting for. Granted, this issue wraps up the opening story arc, and we finally reach the point where Dawn wants to explore the unknown with the Silver Surfer. Despite the negativity I seem to be giving off about this series, I still highly recommend this series, especially if you’re a fan of weird realities, trippy images, and just a fun energy to everything.

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