Dan Slott and Mike Allred’s Silver Surfer series has been filled with whimsy thus far. It’s equal parts Doctor Who and Star Trek, as Norrin Radd and Dawn Greenwood explore the vast reaches of the cosmos together.
But the whimsy takes a bit of a back seat in this issue, as the duo find themselves on a planet filled with survivors--of Galactus. On this planet, the Silver Surfer is seen as a harbinger of doom and a symbol of death, and Dawn learns for the first time that Norrin Radd is responsible for the deaths of millions across the universe. Needless to say, she does not take this news well. But the planet of survivors has bigger things to worry about. Much bigger things.
For me, this series continues to be one of the most enjoyable comics out there, and I’m happy to see Slott delving into the complicated past of the Surfer. The book never completely abandons it’s friendly tone, but Slott and Allred demonstrate that you don’t have to go completely dark to tell a more serious story.