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Silver Surfer Rebirth: Legacy #5 (of 5)

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Based on 3 critic ratings.


The Surfer and Genis-Vell have survived Thanos, Galactus and time itself, but now it’s time for a date with the devil but what does the Lord of Darkness want with an Infinity Gem?

Even if our heroes can uncover Mephisto’s game, can they best him?

This fan-favorite team brings everything together for this final installment!

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Length
20 pages
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3 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 80

    Marvel Heroes Library

  • 70

    The Fandom Post

    This Legacy series basically reminded me that you can’t go home again. While I have a lot of very fond memories for this team and their work in the 90s with this character, getting more of the same only goes so far. The concept here was decent in general but the execution felt a bit lacking and it felt like it was pretty much right out of what I read thirty years ago and that appeals only so much. In the end, I’m not quite sure what the point of it was beyond recapturing a manipulated event and a stolen gm because the only thing that seems to be different is what we get with Eve Warlock herself, and she was a minimal addition overall that has no real meaning for me. It’s written well overall and captures that specific tone and feel with good artwork and a fun sense of style and pacing, but I’m not sure it’ll be memorable overall.

  • 50

    Regardless as to whether the nostalgia-driven, continuity-fixed nature of Silver Surfer Rebirth: Legacy (and various other recent Marvel miniseries and one-shots) is to blame, this series and its finale struggles to make itself necessary reading. The stakes are low and the power struggles are arbitrary, but elements of characterization and thematic interests are almost non-existent as well. Luckily, artist Ron Lim remains an excellent draftsman whose depiction of battle between Mephisto, Silver Surfer, and a couple of others (who won’t be faulted for their era-appropriate design work) still offers a reason to consider the merits of Silver Surfer Rebirth: Legacy #5. Lim’s work on Silver Surfer throughout the 80s and the “Infinity” Trilogy remains seminal and a new addition with similar energy is welcome, even if the quality of story and invention pales in comparison to the past.

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