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Silver Surfer: Ghost Light #1 (of 5)

Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 8 critic ratings.

Toni Brooks and her family have moved into the quiet town of Sweetwater. But nothing is quite what it seems in their new home.

What mystery did Toni and her family unravel that would call upon the Sentinel of the Spaceways – the Silver Surfer?!

And just who, or what, is GHOST LIGHT?

Eisner Award winner JOHN JENNINGS and artist VALENTINE DE LANDRO (Bitch Planet) introduce a new Marvel super hero over 50 years in the making!

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Lenght
33 pages
Amazon ASIN

8 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 90

    But Why Tho?

    Silver Surfer: Ghost Light #1 has the opening signs of something special. Leaning somewhat into horror is different for this character, but the idea behind using it for this first issue is really interesting. It will be fascinating to see which tonal direction this comic goes in with the actual inclusion of the Silver Surfer and other comic book characters.
  • 85


    Silver Surfer: Ghost Light #1 is a good start to a slower burn tale introducing a hero who has deep connections to Silver Surfer. If you're looking for a story that's grounded in reality, yet features cosmic entities, look no further. Silver Surfer: Ghost Light reminds us cosmic Marvel is filled with wonderment.
  • 84

    The Fandom Post

    There’s a lot going on in this opening installment but the real win is that we’re getting a story that knows how to start to tell its tale clearly and effectively. So many books frustrate me when they open in the middle and with the need to know so much more of what’s going on. Here, Jennings takes us from the ground floor up and adds all sorts of great details to the cast across the board so that you know who is who and what’s driving them. And as it adds in the pieces that tie back to a character from decades ago, you’ve got the foundation to build on with. I’m really curious to see what it’ll be like as the Surfer himself makes a truly formal appearance and interacts with everyone and we start to understand what’s going on with the Sweetwater event itself. Jennings delivers wonderfully here in establishing everything that we need to know and teasing enough to make us want more. With strong artwork and color design as well, I’m excited to see what’s in store here.
  • 83

    Comic Watch

    Silver Surfer Ghost Light #1 may inspire some curiosity on the final pages, but it does little more than that. Theres not much to really dive into: the characters have little to no depth, theres no plot in evidence, and the title character appears on a mere three pages. The art does a lot of heavy lifting here and makes much of the issue more interesting than the narrative does. Im not sure how compelling the issue will be to readers who are not already invested in the Silver Surfer.
  • 80

    Silver Surfer: Ghost Light sees the revival of Al Harper, a one-off character from a 1969 issue of Silver Surfer. Most of the issue has nothing to do with the Surfer but rather with the surviving members of Harper's family as they adjust to moving to the small town of Sweetwater. John Jennings does an incredible job with the writing, bringing plenty of personality to the young brother/sister duo that tries to explore the big mystery of the town and of their deceased relative. Even if you don't know the Surfer outside of his iconic Fantastic Four/Galactus role, this is worth a look.
  • 80

    Un Cómic Más

    This story begins with a lot of mystery, revealing a new being that seems to be incredibly powerful. Art It has many textures and scattered lines that gives it great dynamism, especially in the sequences where the Surfer reaches the planet at incredible speed.
  • 65

    Multiversity Comics

    "Silver Surfer: Ghost Light #1 is a solid execution of the slow-burn premier issue, featuring solid characters and art, but it takes too long to set the hook for future issues.
  • 60

    Major Spoilers

    Silver Surfer: Ghost Light #1 banks a little too much on its deep pull from the annals of Silver Surfer history to provide the punch in this issue. There’s a noticeable lack of action or even drama here. This makes it feel like you’re reading about the relatively stakeless hijinks of a brother and sister with a cameo from one of the most powerful beings in the galaxy.

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