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Silver Surfer: Ghost Light #2 (of 5)

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Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 4 critic ratings.

A GHOST FROM THE PAST RETURNS!

The Silver Surfer thought he buried his friend Al Harper years ago – but he thought wrong!

Can the Surfer save Al from succumbing to his newfound cosmic abilities?

And who or what transformed Al into the otherworldly Ghost Light?

Publication Date
Publisher
Format
Kindle Edition
Print Length
23 pages
Language
English
Amazon ASIN
B0BPTQN28X

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4 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    But Why Tho?

    Silver Surfer: Ghost Light #2 is a book that feels classic but is not old-fashioned. So much of this issue seems to contain feelings and sentiments that occurred in horror films in the Cold War era. There’s fear and uncertainty about science and technology, but also about space and those that come from it. It’s a fantastic mix of the genres, putting Silver Surfer in a setting he’s not usually found in. The whole issue has loving homages and callbacks to stories in both comics and other mediums while generating a plot of its own, with a beautiful and distinctive art style that intensifies the unease that can be felt while reading.

  • 88

    Comic Watch

    A touch of old school never hurt anybody. Showing what comics were to what they are now, how far we have come, and always remembering characters that get us there. I enjoyed this book. And I am looking forward to Silver Surfer: Ghost Light #3.

  • 84

    The Fandom Post

    Silver Surfer: Ghost Light covers a lot of ground here and has a density to it that a lot of books these days typically do not. But it never feels overstuffed or crowded in a way that makes it feel like a slog. You want to know the next bit, to see the dialogue shape things in how characters react, and to watch as the artwork builds the tension or expands upon the revelations. I’m excited to see what comes of this and what Al’s path is, as well as the kids, because you can see the potential for something from so far back in Marvel’s history to be a key part of what’s new and interesting.

  • 60

    ComicBook.com

    Silver Surfer: Ghost Light #2 spends a big chunk of its run time recapping what happened to Al Harper way back in the earliest days of the Silver Surfer comic back in the late 60s. You can’t really blame writer John Jennings for wanting to go this route given so few readers will know Harper’s backstory, but it does pull the focus away from the Toni & Josh angle that made the first issue such a standout. The minimal art detail also doesn’t do the book any favors, making the one big action scene (no, not the one teased by the cover) feel like it was rushed to meet a deadline. At least the cliffhanger looks promising, though it might make issue #2 skippable if you try and read this all via a trade.

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