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Silver Surfer

Promotional art for Annihilation: Silver Surfer #2 (July 2006), by Gabriele Dell'Otto.
Publication information
Publisher Marvel Comics
First appearance Fantastic Four #48 (March 1966)
Created by Jack Kirby
Stan Lee
In story information
Alter ego Norrin Radd
Species Zenn-Lavian
Place of origin Zenn-La
Team affiliations Heralds of Galactus
Defenders
Secret Defenders
Star Masters
The Order
Notable aliases Silver Savage, Sentinel of the Spaceways, Cosmic Wanderer, Silverado, Chrome Dome, Skyrider
Abilities Endowed with the Power Cosmic

The Silver Surfer is a Marvel Comics superhero created by Jack Kirby and Stan Lee. The character first appears in Fantastic Four #48 (March 1966), the first of a three-issue arc fans and historians call "The Galactus Trilogy".[1][2] Look up silver surfer in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (800x1190, 638 KB)Promotional cover art for Annihilation: Silver Surfer#2, by Gabriele DellOtto, 2006. ... Annihilation is a Marvel Comics 2006 crossover event highlighting several relatively under-used outer space-related characters in the Marvel Universe. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Gabriele Dell’Otto is an italian illustrator author of works published in several countries of the world. ... This article is about the comic book company. ... In comic books, first appearance refers to first comic book to feature a character. ... This article is about the superheroes. ... Year 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the 1966 Gregorian calendar. ... Jack Kirby (born Jacob Kurtzberg, August 28, 1917 – February 6, 1994) was one of the most influential, recognizable, and prolific artists in American comic books, and the co-creator of such enduring characters and popular culture icons as the Fantastic Four, the X-Men, the Hulk, Captain America, and hundreds... For the fictional character of this name, see Stan Lee (Judge Dredd character). ... There are several different extraterrestrial races in the Marvel Comics universe. ... Nenoras fleet threatens Zenn-La during the Kree-Skrull War. ... The Heralds of Galactus are characters that exist within the fictional Marvel Universe and were created by the cosmic entity Galactus. ... The Defenders are a Marvel Comics superhero group — usually presented as a non-team of individualistic outsiders each known for following their own agendas — that usually battles mystic and supernatural threats. ... The Defenders are a Marvel Comics superhero group — usually presented as a non-team of individualistic outsiders each known for following their own agendas — that usually battles mystic and supernatural threats. ... The Order is the name of two fictional comic book superhero teams in the Marvel Comics universe. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Galactus. ... This article is about the comic book company. ... For other uses, see Superhero (disambiguation). ... Jack Kirby (born Jacob Kurtzberg, August 28, 1917 – February 6, 1994) was one of the most influential, recognizable, and prolific artists in American comic books, and the co-creator of such enduring characters and popular culture icons as the Fantastic Four, the X-Men, the Hulk, Captain America, and hundreds... For the fictional character of this name, see Stan Lee (Judge Dredd character). ... In comic books, first appearance refers to first comic book to feature a character. ... This article is about the superheroes. ... Year 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the 1966 Gregorian calendar. ...


Originally a young astronomer of the planet Zenn-La, in order to save his home-world from destruction by a fearsome cosmic entity known as Galactus, Norrin Radd made a bargain with the being, pledging himself to serve as his herald. Imbued in return with a tiny portion of Galactus' Power Cosmic,[3] Radd acquired great powers and a new version of his original appearance. Galactus also created for Radd a surfboard-like craft — modeled after a childhood fantasy of his — on which he would travel at speeds beyond that of light. Known from then on as the Silver Surfer, Radd began to roam the cosmos searching for new planets for Galactus to consume. When his travels finally took him to Earth, the Surfer came face-to-face with the Fantastic Four, a team of powerful superheroes that helped him to rediscover his nobility of spirit. Betraying Galactus, the Surfer saved Earth but was punished in return by being exiled there.[4] Galileo is often referred to as the Father of Modern Astronomy. ... Nenoras fleet threatens Zenn-La during the Kree-Skrull War. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Galactus is a fictional character, a cosmic entity in the Marvel Universe. ... The Heralds of Galactus are characters that exist within the fictional Marvel Universe and were created by the cosmic entity Galactus. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Galactus. ... A stack of boards in Waikiki during a surf competition lalalala yeshhhh Surfboards are long, buoyant decks used in the sport of surfing. ... For other uses, see Light (disambiguation). ... The Ancient and Medieval cosmos as depicted in Peter Apians Cosmographia (Antwerp, 1539). ... This article is about Earth as a planet. ... This article is about the superheroes. ... Exile (band) may refer to: Exile - The American country music band Exile - The Japanese pop music band Category: ...

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Publication history

Early appearances

The Silver Surfer entered the world of comics as an unplanned addition to a story about Galactus and the Fantastic Four. In the mid-1960s, Lee and Kirby were using a three-part method for creating comics. They would first brainstorm rough ideas together, then Kirby would work individually to draw the scenes, and Lee would finally add the dialog.[5] During one of these sessions, Kirby's drawing confronted Lee with a surprising sight: "There, in the middle of the story we had so carefully worked out, was a nut on some sort of flying surfboard."[6] Kirby explained that a god-like cosmic predator of planets like Galactus should have some sort of herald, and that he created the surfboard "because I'm tired of drawing spaceships!"[6] [7] Taken by the noble features of the new character, Lee not only overcame his initial skepticism but also began adding to characterization, and the Silver Surfer soon became a key part of the unfolding story. [5] Predator and Prey redirect here. ... Heralds, wearing tabards, in procession to St. ...


Following the Surfer's debut, Lee and Kirby were inundated with letters of appreciation from fans,[citation needed] and brought him back as a recurring guest in Fantastic Four #55-61, 72, 74-77 (ranging Oct. 1966 - Aug. 1968) and made his solo debut in the backup story of Fantastic Four Annual #5 (Nov. 1967).

The Silver Surfer (1978), one of the first graphic novels. Cover art by Earl Norem.
The Silver Surfer (1978), one of the first graphic novels. Cover art by Earl Norem.

Lee enjoyed the character so much that he featured him in a solo title, The Silver Surfer, in 1968. John Buscema was penciller for the first 17 issues of the series, with Kirby returning for the eighteenth and final issue. The first seven issues, which included anthological "Tales of the Watcher" backup stories, were 72-page (with advertising), 25-cent "giants", as opposed to typical 36-page, 12-cent comics of the time. Thematically, the stories dealt with the Surfer's exile on Earth and the inhumanity of man as observed by this noble yet fallen hero. Though short-lived, the series became known as one of Lee's most thoughtful and introspective works.[8] Image File history File links Download high resolution version (494x700, 266 KB) Summary Cover, The Silver Surfer (Simon & Schuster/Fireside Books, 1978) Source: http://marvelite. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (494x700, 266 KB) Summary Cover, The Silver Surfer (Simon & Schuster/Fireside Books, 1978) Source: http://marvelite. ... Trade paperback of Will Eisners A Contract with God (1978), often mistakenly cited as the first graphic novel. ... John Buscema, true name Giovanni Natale Buscema (December 11, 1927–January 10, 2002) was an American comic book artist and one of the mainstays of Marvel Comics in its 1960s and 1970s heyday. ...


Following his series' cancellation, the Surfer made sporadic appearances as a guest star or antagonist in such comic books as Thor, The Defenders, and Fantastic Four. Lee remained partial to the Surfer, and with Kirby collaborated on a seminal 1978 graphic novel starring the character. For other uses, see Antagonist (disambiguation). ... Thor (sometimes called The Mighty Thor) is a fictional character that appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics. ... The Defenders are a Marvel Comics superhero group — usually presented as a non-team of individualistic outsiders each known for following their own agendas — that usually battles mystic and supernatural threats. ... Trade paperback of Will Eisners A Contract with God (1978), often mistakenly cited as the first graphic novel. ...


Subsequent series

After a 1982 One-shot by writer-artist John Byrne, the Surfer appeared in his second solo, ongoing title in 1987. Here he escaped the confines of Earth and left for the spaceways. Originally written by Steve Englehart and illustrated by Marshall Rogers, the series would later be written by Jim Starlin and illustrated by Ron Lim. Starlin in turn would be succeeded by Ron Marz, with George Pérez and J. M. DeMatteis also having brief writing stints. Additional artists included Tom Grindberg, Ron Garney, and Jon J. Muth, as well as periodic guest spots by the aforementioned John Buscema. Although the title experienced great initial success, and continued to be buoyed by tie-ins to "Infinity Gauntlet" and other company crossovers, this second ongoing series was canceled in 1998 after 146 issues. One Shot is a high powered action film that is produced in Sri Lanka with the highest expense. ... For other uses of John Byrne, see John Byrne (disambiguation). ... This article is about Earth as a planet. ... Steve Englehart (born April 22, 1947, Indianapolis, Indiana) is an American comic book writer best known for his work for Marvel Comics and DC Comics, particularly in the 1970s. ... Marshall Rogers is a comic book artist who has worked for Marvel and DC Comics since the 1970s. ... Jim Starlin, 2006 James P. Jim Starlin (b. ... Cover to Spider-Man Unlimited #4. ... Ron Marz is an American comic book writer. ... New Teen Titans #1. ... John Marc DeMatteis (born December 15, 1953) is an American writer of comic books. ... Tom Grindberg (Born November 3, 1961[1]) is a comic book illustrator. ... Ron Garney is a comic book artist. ... Cover to New Mutants #62 featuring Magma and Empath, April 1988. ... John Buscema, true name Giovanni Natale Buscema (December 11, 1927–January 10, 2002) was an American comic book artist and one of the mainstays of Marvel Comics in its 1960s and 1970s heyday. ... Thanos wields the Infinity Gauntlet. ...


The Silver Surfer: Parable, scripted by Lee and drawn by Moebius, was serialized in two parts in 1988 and 1989. Because of inconsistencies with other stories, it has been argued that these stories actually feature an alternate Silver Surfer from a parallel Earth.[9] The graphic novel by Lee/Moebius won the Eisner Award for best finite/limited series in 1989. Jean Henri Gaston Giraud (born May 8, 1938) is a French comics artist. ... The Will Eisner Comic Industry Award is given for creative achievement in comic books. ... The Will Eisner Comic Industry Award is given for creative achievement in comic books. ...


The 2000s

A new ongoing Silver Surfer series began in 2003, focusing on the character's alien nature and messianic allegory. It lasted 14 issues. The Surfer later appeared in an issue of Cable & Deadpool and has twice been reunited with the superhero group the Defenders. In 2006-2007, he starred in the four-issue miniseries Annihilation: Silver Surfer and co-starred in the miniseries Heralds of Galactus, both part of the "Annihilation" fictional crossover. Cable & Deadpool is a comic book published by Marvel Comics beginning in 2004. ... The Defenders are a Marvel Comics superhero group — usually presented as a non-team of individualistic outsiders each known for following their own agendas — that usually battles mystic and supernatural threats. ... Annihilation is a Marvel Comics 2006 crossover event highlighting several relatively under-used outer space-related characters in the Marvel Universe. ... Annihilation is a Marvel Comics 2006 crossover event highlighting several relatively under-used outer space-related characters in the Marvel Universe. ... It has been suggested that Gaming crossovers be merged into this article or section. ...


In 2007, the Silver Surfer starred in a four-issue miniseries Silver Surfer: Requiem by writer J. Michael Straczynski and artist Esad Ribic. The first issue was released May 30, 2007 to coincide with the character's first movie appearance.[10] Published under the Marvel Knights imprint, Silver Surfer: Requiem portrays the character upon learning he has a terminal illness. Joseph Michael Straczynski (born July 17, 1954) is an award-winning American writer/producer of television series, novels, short stories, comic books, and radio dramas. ... Cover art from Inhumans #1 (Nov 1998) by Jae Lee. ... This article is about incurable disease. ...


This was followed by the miniseries Silver Surfer: In Thy Name, by writer Simon Spurrier and artist Ten Eng Huat. Simon Spurrier is a British comics writer. ...


Fictional character biography

Herald of Galactus

The Silver Surfer #1 (Aug. 1968). Cover art by John Buscema and Joe Sinnott.
The Silver Surfer #1 (Aug. 1968). Cover art by John Buscema and Joe Sinnott.

The Silver Surfer was born Norrin Radd on the idyllic planet Zenn-La. His father is Jartan Radd, his mother Elmar Radd, and his half-brother Fennan Radd. All four are part of an ancient and significantly advanced civilization that has lost the will to strive or explore, leaving Norrin Radd restless and yearning for something more than the idle pleasure pursued by his fellows. Faced suddenly with the total destruction of his world by planet-consuming Galactus, Radd strikes a deal with the seemingly omnipotent space-god. In return for the safety of Zenn-La and his lover, Shalla-Bal, Radd pledges himself to serve as Galactus' herald and to seek out other planets for the world devourer to feed on. In striking this bargain, Radd also satisfies his long-held desire to adventure beyond the limiting world of his home. Accepting the young mortal's sacrifice, Galactus imbues him with a portion of the Power Cosmic, transforming him into the Silver Surfer.[11] Radd proceeds to serve Galactus for an unspecified amount of time, unable to return to Zenn-La and Shalla-Bal. During this time, the Surfer tries to seek out uninhabited planets for the world-eater's attention, but as they became harder to find, Galactus tampers with the Surfer's conscience and removes this self-imposed restraint. Eventually, the Surfer arrives on Earth and, after deciding that the planet is ripe for Galactus' nourishment, summons his master. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 381 × 577 pixelsFull resolution (381 × 577 pixel, file size: 427 KB, MIME type: image/png) Cover to The Silver Surfer #1 the origin of the Silver Surfer. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 381 × 577 pixelsFull resolution (381 × 577 pixel, file size: 427 KB, MIME type: image/png) Cover to The Silver Surfer #1 the origin of the Silver Surfer. ... John Buscema, true name Giovanni Natale Buscema (December 11, 1927–January 10, 2002) was an American comic book artist and one of the mainstays of Marvel Comics in its 1960s and 1970s heyday. ... Joe Sinnott (born October 16, 1926, Saugerties, New York, United States) is an American comic book artist. ... Nenoras fleet threatens Zenn-La during the Kree-Skrull War. ... Galactus is a fictional character, a cosmic entity in the Marvel Universe. ... Shalla-Bal is a fictional character in the Marvel Universe. ... The Heralds of Galactus are characters that exist within the fictional Marvel Universe and were created by the cosmic entity Galactus. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Galactus. ...


Here the Surfer meets the Fantastic Four. Touched by their nobility, he chooses to rebel against Galactus and attempts to prevent his master from consuming the planet. Galactus is eventually driven off, but as punishment for this rebellion he confines the Surfer to the planet with an invisible barrier that affects only him.[12] This article is about the superheroes. ...


Exiled to Earth

Stories immediately following the Surfer's exile to Earth depict him as a semi-divine being, immeasurably powerful yet lacking the most basic understanding of good or evil. A completely amoral entity, he develops a sense of compassion through contact with the gentle Alicia Masters, a blind sculptress capable of perceiving the Surfer's innate nobility.[4] This theme continues through a series of subplots wherein the Surfer encounters various negative human traits including jealousy (when The Thing is driven to rage by the Surfer's relationship with his girlfriend, Alicia), deception, evil, cruelty (de-powered and imprisoned by Doctor Doom, then tortured by Doom's brutal henchmen), despair, hopelessness (languishing in a Latverian dungeon while Doom uses the Power Cosmic to conquer the world), and finally a thirst for revenge (destroying Doom's castle along with his sadistic captors when he finally escapes). At the same time, however, the Surfer continues to evolve as an individual, slowly groping his way to a knowledge of his own humanity. See also Morality and Ethics. ... The Thing and Alicia Masters. ... Jealous redirects here. ... thing, see Thing (disambiguation). ... Doctor Doom (Victor von Doom) is a fictional Marvel Comics supervillain created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. ...

The Silver Surfer #3 (Dec. 1968). Cover art by Buscema and Sinnott, depicting Shalla-Bal (in left hand of demon Mephisto).
The Silver Surfer #3 (Dec. 1968). Cover art by Buscema and Sinnott, depicting Shalla-Bal (in left hand of demon Mephisto).

During his exile, the Surfer fights numerous villains, including but not limited to Doctor Doom and Mephisto. Doom is obsessed with stealing the Surfer's Power Cosmic and finally does so, only to lose it by colliding with Galactus' barrier.[13] The demonic Mephisto is equally persistent in trying to acquire the Surfer's soul by breaking his spirit, but Surfer's innate nobility thwarts him each time.[14]. Image File history File links SilverSurfer3. ... Image File history File links SilverSurfer3. ... Shalla-Bal is a fictional character in the Marvel Universe. ... This article is about the Marvel Comics character. ... This article is about the Marvel Comics character. ... This article is about the Marvel Comics character. ...


The Surfer's only ally during these trials is a physicist by the name of Al B. Harper, who eventually sacrifices himself to save the world from the Stranger.[15] Angry at the general disregard shown by humans, the Surfer once goes so far as to declare war on humanity, but the U.S. military strikes him down with an experimental power-draining "Sonic Shark" missile and forces him to resume his wanderings. The Stranger is a fictional cosmic entity that appears in the Marvel Universe. ... The United States Armed Forces are the overall unified military forces of the United States. ...


Banding together with Hulk and Namor the Sub-Mariner during these wanderings, the Surfer forms the "Titans Three," a group dedicated to battling evil on Earth.[16] Soon, Doctor Strange joins the group and it becomes "the Defenders." Surfer stays with them for a while, but his overwhelming desire to be free of Earth and his frequent collisions with Galactus' energy-draining barrier eventually drives him to leave the group. Incredible Hulk, The Hulk and The Incredible Hulk redirect here. ... Namor the Sub-Mariner is a fictional comic-book character in the Marvel Comics Universe, and one of the first superheroes, debuting in Spring 1939. ... This article is about the Marvel comics superhero. ... The Defenders are a Marvel Comics superhero group — usually presented as a non-team of individualistic outsiders each known for following their own agendas — that usually battles mystic and supernatural threats. ...


During this time in exile, the Surfer is reunited with Shalla-Bal on several occasions, but almost every time she appears as an unwilling pawn of his enemies, and he is invariably forced to let her go to save the planet. During an Avengers-Defenders clash orchestrated by alien menaces Nebulon and Supernalia, the Surfer finally pierces Galactus' barrier with the aid of Reed Richards and temporarily escapes Earth. He discovers, though, that his home-world has been ravaged by Galactus and Shalla-Bal has been abducted by Mephisto and taken to Earth. Even though it means trapping himself once more, the Surfer returns to Earth to defeat Mephisto. Before being vanquished, Mephisto sends Shalla-Bal back to Zenn-La, but the Surfer manages to endow her with a portion of his Power Cosmic, which she uses to revitalize their ravaged home-world.[17] Nebulon is a fictional character in the Marvel Universe. ... Mr. ...


Freedom from exile

After all this time in exile, the Surfer finally manages to pierce Galactus' barrier once and for all by acting on the Thing's simple suggestion of trying to pass through without his surfboard. He also manages to make peace with Galactus by rescuing his current herald, Nova (Frankie Raye), from the Skrulls, after which Galactus finally declares the Surfer's long exile ended.[18] He immediately revisits his home-world, but Shalla-Bal, in his absence, had become empress of the rejuvenated Zenn-La and hence unable to renew their romance.[19] Nova (Frankie Raye) is a fictional character appearing in the Marvel Comics universe. ... The Skrulls are a fictional race of extraterrestrial shapeshifters that appear in the Marvel Universe. ...


Embroiled in fresh hostilities between the interstellar Kree and Skrull empires, the Surfer also intervenes in a series of plots by the Elders of the Universe, who plan to become supremely powerful by destroying Galactus and the universe with him. The Surfer thwarts this plot with the aid of his new love interest, Mantis, the Earth-born cosmic heroine also known as the "Celestial Madonna". She seems to die in the process, and although she eventually returns, she never fully renews their romances.[20] After this loss, a grief-stricken Surfer turns to Nova and romantic feelings begin to develop between them.[21] The Surfer's influence gradually leads Nova to question the morality of her role as herald to Galactus.[22] Eventually replaced by the far more ruthless Morg, Nova dies in a conflict between the new herald and the Surfer and the other ex-heralds.[23] The Kree, also known as the Ruul, are a scientifically and technologically advanced militaristic alien race in the fictional Marvel Universe. ... Left to right, down from the top: The Runner, The Gardener, The Collector, The Champion and The Grandmaster. ... Mantis is a fictional character, a superheroine in the Marvel Comics universe, and former member of the Avengers. ... Morg is a supervillain in the Marvel Comics universe. ...

Silver Surfer vol. 3, #1 (July 1987). Cover art by Marshall Rogers and Josef Rubinstein.
Silver Surfer vol. 3, #1 (July 1987). Cover art by Marshall Rogers and Josef Rubinstein.

The Surfer, during this period, repeatedly battles other space-born menaces, the chief of whom is Thanos,[24] a death-worshipping mutant of the race the Eternals who wipes out half the life in the universe using the omnipotent Infinity Gauntlet.[25] The Surfer also finds interstellar allies in Adam Warlock's Infinity Watch, forms the short-lived "Star Masters" team, and begins attending occasional Defenders reunions. During his travels, the Surfer also meets his long-lost half-brother, Fennan, to whom Shalla-Bal has become married.[26] Image File history File links Size of this preview: 389 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (980 × 1509 pixel, file size: 410 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Cover of the first issue of third volume of the Silver Surfer. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 389 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (980 × 1509 pixel, file size: 410 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Cover of the first issue of third volume of the Silver Surfer. ... Marshall Rogers is a comic book artist who has worked for Marvel and DC Comics since the 1970s. ... Joe emigrated to the U.S. from Israel when he was 5 years old. ... Thanos is a fictional character that appears in the Marvel Universe. ... The Eternals are a fictional race of superhumans in the Marvel Comics universe. ... Thanos wields the Infinity Gauntlet. ... Adam Warlock, originally known as Him, is a fictional Marvel Comics superhero created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. ... The Infinity Watch is a group of fictional characters in Marvel Comics universe. ...


In one of his adventures, the Surfer discovers the way in which Galactus tampered with his mind and soul during his time as herald.[27] Further aspects of his past life are also revealed, including the fact that he saw his mother's dead body after she slit her own wrists[28] and that his father, a prominent scientist, was accused of having plagiarized and shot himself in response to Norrin's disappointment.[29] During the Infinity Gauntlet saga, the Surfer eventually confronts these memories and comes to forgive himself.[30]


The Surfer eventually returns home to Zenn-La to find that the planet has vanished, and learns it was actually destroyed in the 1940s (Earth time) by the entity known as the Other. Zenn-La and its people which the Surfer repeatedly encountered since leaving Galactus' service were actually reproductions, created by Galactus so that the Surfer would have a home to return to.[31] Losing his capacity for emotion again, the Surfer returns to Earth. He later regains his personality during a time-travel adventure and sharing a romance with Alicia Masters.[32] The two ultimately part as friends after many adventures together.


After the Fantastic Four were resurrected in the aftermath of the Onslaught crisis and their return from the Heroes Reborn universe, the Surfer came to Earth to welcome them home, but ended up joining Spider-Man in his latest battle against Carnage. During this fight, the Carnage symbiote briefly managed to take over the Surfer, but the Surfer was able to expel the symbiote, trapping Carnage in an unbreakable prison where he would be forced to reflect upon his sins for all eternity [33] (although he later escaped under as-yet-undisclosed circumstances). When a Gaea-powered curse from a dying Yandroth mystically forces Surfer, Namor, Hulk, and Strange to assemble in response to any and all threats to the Earth, the ongoing stress coupled with the curse's subtle emotional influence gradually drive the four senior Defenders mad, and they attempt to conquer the world as "the Order" in the belief that this is the most efficient way to protect the planet. Their fellow Defenders Hellcat, Nighthawk, Valkyrie, and Clea team up with other heroes – including Ardina, a cosmic-powered woman they mystically create from a portion of the Surfer's own energy – to oppose the Order and return them to their senses, just in time to prevent the curse from rendering a resurrected Yandroth all-powerful. Onslaught is a fictional character, a psionic entity in the Marvel Comics universe created from the consciousness of two characters: Professor Charles Xavier, founder and leader of the X-Men, and the villainous mutant known as Magneto. ... Heroes Reborn was an event in which Marvel Comics temporarily outsourced the production of several of its most famous comic books to the studios of its popular former employees Jim Lee and Rob Liefeld. ... Spider-Man swinging around his hometown, New York City. ... Carnage is a fictional character that appears in the comic books published by Marvel Comics. ... Gaea is a fictional character appearing in the Marvel Comics universe, based loosely on the Gaia of Greek mythology. ... Yandroth is a fictional character, an Alien Techno-Wizard in the Marvel Comics universe. ... The Order is the name of two fictional comic book superhero teams in the Marvel Comics universe. ... Hellcat (Patricia Patsy Walker), is a fictional character published by Marvel Comics. ... Nighthawk is the name of four fictional comic book characters that appear in the Marvel Comics multiverse:[1] A supervillain-turned-superhero in the mainstream Marvel universe (dubbed Earth-616), who was originally a member of the supervillain team the Squadron Sinister; and three superheroes from alternate universes. ... This article is about the comic book character. ... Clea is a fictional character, a sorceress in the Marvel Comics Universe. ...


In the 2003 Silver Surfer series, the Surfer works with the alien Annunaki race to gather and protect some of Earth's most extraordinarily gifted children.[34] In the end, one of these children, Ellie Waters, saves Earth from the godlike Marduk entity, preventing the apocalypse and reordering reality as if the Marduk crisis had never happened (though Ellie alone apparently retains her memories of these events).[34] The Surfer then resumes his interstellar wanderings, but promises to be ready to aid his adopted home-world should Earth ever need him. Marduk (Sumerian spelling in Akkadian: AMAR.UTU solar calf; Biblical: Merodach) was the Babylonian name of a late-generation god from ancient Mesopotamia and patron deity of the city of Babylon, who, when Babylon permanently became the political center of the Euphrates valley in the time of Hammurabi (18th century...


Planet Hulk/Silver Savage

During his travels, Surfer was captured by a portal of the Planet Sakaar Empire. Left weakened and vulnerable by his trip through the portal, the Surfer was subdued and implanted with an obedience slug to ensure he remained loyal to them. Fighting as a gladiator (and believed to be the fabled 'Sakaarson' due to his appearance), the Surfer was finally forced to face the Hulk along with his Warbound. Through teamwork and distraction, the Hulk was eventually able to destroy the Surfer's obedience slug. The Hulk and several other slaves and gladiators were freed when the Surfer used the Power Cosmic to remove their own obedience slugs and give them a way out of the arena, although the Hulk declines the Surfer's offer to take him back to Earth.[35] The Warbound are a group of fictional characters in the Marvel Comics Universe. ...


Annihilation

Main article: Annihilation (comics)

He later joins other heralds of Galactus against the forces of the Annihilation Wave, and becomes Galactus' herald once more, to help save the universe from the despot Annihilus, and two proemial gods called "Tenebrous, of The Darkness Between" and "Aegis, Lady of All Sorrows".[36] The gods defeat and capture the duo, and give them to Annihilus and the alien mastermind Thanos for experimentation. Thanos learns of Annihilus' more nefarious goals and attempts to free Galactus, but before he can do so, Thanos is killed by Drax the Destroyer. When Drax discovers Thanos' plan, he frees the Surfer, who in turn frees Galactus. An enraged Galactus destroys more than half the Annihilation Wave, allowing a group called the United Front to defeat Annihilus.[37] The Surfer tracks down Aegis and Tenebrous, and when completely outmatched, maneuvers them into entering The Crunch, the all-destroying border of the universe, whereupon he fully returns to his role as Galactus' herald, now partnered with Stardust.[38]. During this time he was empowered further by Galactus [39], making him the most powerful Herald of Galactus. Annihilation is a Marvel Comics 2006 crossover event highlighting several relatively under-used outer space-related characters in the Marvel Universe. ... The Heralds of Galactus are characters that exist within the fictional Marvel Universe and were created by the cosmic entity Galactus. ... Annihilus, sometimes called the Living Death That Walks, is a Marvel Comics supervillain. ... Annihilus, sometimes called the Living Death That Walks, is a Marvel Comics supervillain. ... Thanos is a fictional character that appears in the Marvel Universe. ... Drax the Destroyer (Arthur Douglas) is a fictional character in the Marvel Comics universe. ... For other uses, see Antimatter (disambiguation). ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Cover to Silver Surfer: Parable. ...


Powers and abilities

Fantastic Four #72 (March 1968). Cover art by Jack Kirby and Joe Sinnott.
Fantastic Four #72 (March 1968). Cover art by Jack Kirby and Joe Sinnott.

The Silver Surfer wields the Power Cosmic, absorbing and manipulating the universe's cosmic energy, and is virtually indestructible for practical purposes, but can be injured or even killed by beings who equal or exceed his own power-level, such as Morg or Thanos. He can navigate through space, dimensional barriers, and hyperspace, which he can enter to exceed the speed of light when flying on his board.[40] He has even proven capable of time travel on several occasions.[41] The Surfer, who sustains himself by converting matter into energy, does not require food, water, air, or sleep. He is immune to extreme temperatures and radiation, and he can survive in vacuum environments such as outer space and hyperspace; he has even proven capable of withstanding the extreme forces encountered within black holes and stars.[42][43] He can analyze and manipulate matter and energy, and restructure or animate matter at will, even transmuting elements. He can also project energy in various forms for offensive and defensive use. The Surfer's power is such that he can create energy projections strong enough to destroy entire planetoids and planets.[44] [45] He can utilize the Power Cosmic to augment his already superhuman strength to indeterminate levels.[46] The Surfer can heal living organisms, though he cannot raise the dead,[40]and he has proven capable of revitalizing and evolving organic life on a planet-wide scale.[47] He can alter the size of himself or of other matter, cast illusions,[48] and phase through solid matter.[40] Furthermore the Silver Surfer can project himself onto the astral plane using the power cosmic, where he is apparently invulnerable or possesses some degree thereof.[49]. The cosmics attacks of Silver Surfer can destroy even the adamantium. Cover to Fantastic Four #72 (March 1968). ... Cover to Fantastic Four #72 (March 1968). ... This article is about the superheroes. ... Jack Kirby (born Jacob Kurtzberg, August 28, 1917 – February 6, 1994) was one of the most influential, recognizable, and prolific artists in American comic books, and the co-creator of such enduring characters and popular culture icons as the Fantastic Four, the X-Men, the Hulk, Captain America, and hundreds... Joe Sinnott (born October 16, 1926, Saugerties, New York, United States) is an American comic book artist. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Galactus. ... Morg is a supervillain in the Marvel Comics universe. ... Thanos is a fictional character that appears in the Marvel Universe. ...


His senses enable him to detect objects and energies light years away and to perceive matter and energy in subatomic detail.[50] The Surfer can even see through time, and with concentration he can achieve limited perception of past and future events in his general vicinity. [51] He has demonstrated telepathic ability, including mind-reading on occasion,[52] and has proven to be able to influence human emotion and sensation.[40]


The Surfer's board is composed of a nearly impervious, cosmically powered silvery material that is similar to his own skin. The board is mentally linked to the Surfer and moves in response to his thoughts even when he is not in physical contact with it.[53] The board has a high degree of indestructibility, but on those rare occasions when it is damaged or destroyed, the Surfer is able to repair or even re-create it.[18] The Surfer can attack opponents remotely by directing the board against them, and the board is capable of absorbing and imprisoning other beings, at least temporarily.[54]


When Galactus exiled the Surfer to Earth, his means of imprisonment was linked to the board. When Surfer and the Fantastic Four realized this, Surfer put it to the test by leaving the board planet-side and entering space in the Four's spacecraft. Once he was free of Earth, the Surfer remotely converted the board to energy, recalled it to him, and reformed it in space.[18]
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Other versions

Ultimate Silver Surfer

Ultimate Fantastic Four #43 (Aug. 2007). Cover art by Pasqual Ferry
Ultimate Fantastic Four #43 (Aug. 2007). Cover art by Pasqual Ferry

Warren Ellis's Ultimate Galactus Trilogy originally suggested that The Ultimates' ally the Vision was the herald of Galactus, a robotic probe that travels through space warning civilizations of the impending arrival of Gah Lak Tus. In the final mini-series of the trilogy, Ultimate Extinction, silvery humanoids began to appear, sent to trigger mass suicides in order to reduce the population's resistance. Suicide cults founded by the creatures began to appear all across the globe as Gah Lak Tus drew near. These silvery beings had the ability to grow wings, morph into an ovoid, form spikes like the T-1000 or take an intermediary form, gliding on an oval surface. They also demonstrated the ability to manipulate large quantities of energy. All these traits are reminiscent of the Surfer, but their official name is the Silver Men or Silver Wings[citation needed]. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 395 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (550 × 835 pixel, file size: 221 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) This image is of the cover of a single issue of a comic book, and the copyright for it is most likely owned by either the... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 395 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (550 × 835 pixel, file size: 221 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) This image is of the cover of a single issue of a comic book, and the copyright for it is most likely owned by either the... Ultimate Fantastic Four is a comic book series published by Marvel Comics as part of the Ultimate Marvel line featuring classic Marvel characters re-imagined for a modern audience. ... Cover to Adam Strange #1 (2004), drawn by Ferry Pasqual Ferry (sometimes credited as Paschalis, Pascual or Pascal Ferry) is a comic book artist and penciller, best known in the United States comic industry for his work on Heroes for Hire (1997), Action Comics (2000) and Adam Strange (2004). ... This article is about the comic book author. ... Ultimate Galactus Trilogy is a collection of three miniseries in Marvel Comics Ultimate Universe written by Warren Ellis. ... Members of the Ultimates, on the cover of The Ultimates is a comic book published by Marvel Comics, part of the Ultimate Marvel line featuring classic Marvel Universe characters re-imagined for a modern audience. ... The Vision is the name of three fictional characters that appear in the Marvel Universe. ... Galactus is a fictional character, a cosmic entity in the Marvel Universe. ... Ultimate Galactus Trilogy is a collection of three miniseries in Marvel Comics Ultimate Universe written by Warren Ellis. ... This oval, with only one axis of symmetry, resembles a chicken egg. ... This article is about the fictional character. ...


In Ultimate Fantastic Four #42, another Ultimate incarnation of the Silver Surfer appears, called the Silver Searcher. He is teleported to Earth after Reed mistakes him for a star that he is trying to harness. His appearance triggers planet-wide chaos and natural calamities. In #43, Reed comments that Gah Lak Tus seems to have modeled its drones on this surfer, and he gives his name as Norin Radd. He also states that he will summon his "master", who will make the population of the Earth happier than they have ever been.[55] Ultimate Fantastic Four is a comic book series published by Marvel Comics as part of the Ultimate Marvel line featuring classic Marvel characters re-imagined for a modern audience. ...


In #44, the Surfer's master is revealed to be Zenn-La's ruler, Revka Temerlune Edifex Scyros III, "the king without enemies", who uses mind-control to make the population of Earth worship him (before it takes effect on the Fantastic Four, the Human Torch calls him "Psycho-Man"). It is revealed that the Surfer has been exiled from Zenn-La for destroying the control that Psycho-Man had over Zenn-la, but because of finding Earth for his master to "save" he may return. After Psycho-Man gains domain over Earth, Silver Surfer rescues Mr. Fantastic, tells him his story, and asks him to save Earth. The Surfer then helps the Fantastic Four defeat other Surfer-like assassins of Psycho-Man. With the Surfers beaten and the insane Psycho-Man reprogrammed to experience the unthinking happiness he had imposed on others, Silver Surfer wanders the space ways. Psycho-Man is a fictional supervillain from Marvel Comics, created by Jack Kirby and Stan Lee. ...


Carnage Cosmic

The Silver Surfer bonds with the Carnage symbiote in two issues of The Amazing Spider-Man, gaining the name "Carnage Cosmic". He looks like the original Carnage from the Spider-Man comics, but still has the trademark surfboard of the Silver Surfer. In issue, the Carnage Symbiote leaves Cletus Kasady, seeing the Surfer as an even more powerful being by comparison. After the symbiote completes merging to the Surfer, he immediately rampages as a side effect to the two entities conflicting with each other. The Carnage Cosmic then flies off into outer space. Cletus Kasady, "symbiote-less," is taken to the hospital for the immense pain he's in. As Carnage Cosmic drifts along in space, the symbiote recants memories from Kasady and itself to Norrin Radd (the Surfer's former self). Radd sees how the symbiote remembers the Surfer summoning his master, Galactus, to the planet to consume it. Then the Surfer is shown memories of Kasady's abusive youth. The Surfer breaks free realizing what he must do. He returns to Earth as the Carnage Cosmic. After a brief roof-top battle with Spider-Man, the mismatched pair searches the city finding Kasady in the hospital, still screaming in pain. Upon immediately seeing Kasady, the symbiote rebonds with Kasady, but to ensure Carnage will never hurt any one else again, The Surfer encases Carnage in an unbreakable shell of ethereal energy. [56]. In a What If? storyline, the symbiote remained bonded to the Surfer, forcing Spider-Man and the Avengers to battle him until Firestar was able to use her powers to disrupt the symbiote's control over the Surfer. Realizing that there was only one way to stop the Carnage symbiote, the Silver Surfer flew himself into the sun, destroying both himself and the symbiote [57]. Carnage is a fictional character that appears in the comic books published by Marvel Comics. ... A symbiote, in Marvel Comics fictional universe, is a living, sentient, alien organism that bonds with other living organisms in order to survive. ... The Amazing Spider-Man is an American comic book series published by Marvel Comics, and additionally a spin-off television program and a daily newspaper comic strip, all featuring the adventures of the superhero Spider-Man. ... Spider-Man swinging around his hometown, New York City. ... What If? Vol. ... The Avengers is a superhero team that appear in the fictional Marvel Universe. ... For other uses, see Firestar (disambiguation). ...


Exiles

On Earth 552, Norrin Radd had been a great military scientist who accidentally destroyed his own world with his greatest invention. Determined to bring it back to existence, he approached Galactus, Restorer of Worlds, and became his herald in the hope that Galactus would resurrect his world in exchange for his service. However, Galactus had taken an oath to only revive those worlds destroyed by the Blight. An enraged Silver Surfer then turned against his master, destroying those who worshipped him and attempting to kill Galactus himself in order to steal the knowledge of world restoration. This led to the destruction of Earth, the coming of the Exiles, the deaths of the Shi'ar Imperial Elite Guard, and inevitably the Surfer's own destruction at the claws of a cosmically empowered Sabretooth.[58][59]


Marvel Zombies

The Silver Surfer is a victim of the Marvel Zombies in that continuity. Instead of coming to Earth and meeting the Fantastic Four, he is attacked by a horde of zombies. After fighting valiantly, he is killed by the Zombie Hulk, and his body is devoured by a few of the zombies (Hulk, Colonel America, Giant-Man, Iron Man, Luke Cage, Wolverine, and Spider-Man). His corpse grants the zombies his cosmic powers, which they use to kill all of the other zombie heroes and villains. Afterwards, they use the powers to kill and eat Galactus before learning they can fly and survive in space, allowing them to prey on the rest of the universe.[60] Marvel Zombies is a five-issue limited series published from December 2005 to April 2006 by Marvel Comics. ...


MC2

During the finale of Last Planet Standing, the Silver Surfer foils Galactus' plan to create a new Big Bang, merging with Galactus himself in the process to become a new being. Gaining control of Galactus' powers, the new entity undoes the damage done by the old Galactus.[61] Last Planet Standing is a limited series of comic books, published by Marvel Comics in 2006. ...


The Keeper

In the alternate timeline of Earth-691, notably the Guardians of the Galaxy issues #24 and #25 story arc, Norrin Radd was featured as The Keeper. This new version of the Silver Surfer sans his surfboard had Quantum Bands, which augmented his "Power Cosmic" and designated him as the Protector of the Universe, as with other bearers of the Bands before him. He works with the Guardians in an attempt to kill Galactus once and for all, his first attempt with Firelord and Dargo-Thor having failed. Eventually, the Keeper realizes that, with his augmented power, he can supply Galactus with the energy he needs and end the Planet-Eater's consumption of worlds. Eon, cosmic being and creator of the Quantum Bands, reveals that this was the ultimate purpose of the Keeper becoming the Protector of the Universe, and he enters into a symbiotic partnership with Galactus, who accepts the Keeper as an equal; he is last seen leaving with Galactus, riding a silver surfboard once more. Alternative history or alternate history can be: A History told from an alternative viewpoint, rather than from the view of imperialist, conqueror, or explorer. ... The Guardians of the Galaxy are a fictional superhero team active in the 31st century in an alternate timeline that is a version of the Marvel Universe. ... Quasar is the name of two different superheroes in the Marvel Comics universe. ... Eon is one of the fictional cosmic beings in Marvel Comics universe. ...


Earth X/Universe X/Paradise X

In issue 11 and 12 of the Earth X series, Black Bolt calls upon Galactus to come destroy the Celestial seed growing within Earth. The Silver Surfer accompanies him along with his love Shalla-Bal, who had now been turned into a silver herald of Galactus as well. Earth X Hardcover (2005), written by Jim Krueger cover by Alex Ross This article is about the Marvel Comics miniseries Earth X and its sequels. ... Celestials redirects here. ...


In other media

Television

The Silver Surfer from the Silver Surfer animated series.
The Silver Surfer from the Silver Surfer animated series.

The Surfer's first animated appearance was in "Galactus," an episode of the Hanna-Barbera 1967 Fantastic Four animated series, which closely followed the Marvel comic story.[62] He also made several appearances in the 1994 version of the animated series that was part of The Marvel Action Hour, voiced by Robin Sachs in the first season, then Edward Albert in the last episode of the second. This series also adhered closely to the original comic book story, recounting Surfer and Galactus' coming to Earth in a two-part episode as well as Doctor Doom's theft of Surfer's powers.[63][64] The Silver Surfer was an animated television series based on the Marvel Comics superhero which aired on Fox in 1998. ... The Silver Surfer from the animated series. ... The Silver Surfer from the animated series. ... The Silver Surfer was an animated television series based on the Marvel Comics superhero which aired on Fox in 1998. ... Cartoon Network Studios, formerly known as Hanna-Barbera Cartoons, Inc. ... Year 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the superheroes. ... This article is about the comic book company. ... Fantastic Four is the third animated series based on Marvels comic book series Fantastic Four. ... The Marvel Action Hour was a syndicated television block from Marvel Productions featuring animated adaptions of Marvel Comic Book heroes the Fantastic Four and Iron Man. ... Robin Sachs in A New Man (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) Robin David Sachs (born 5 February 1951 in London, UK) is a British actor. ... Edward Albert (also known as Edward Laurence Albert and occasionally Eddie Albert Jr. ...


In 1998, the Surfer starred in a solo animated series on the FOX Network, voiced by Paul Essiembre. Blending cel and computer animation, this series was rendered in the style of Surfer creator Jack Kirby but diverged from the comic in various ways. Although it accurately depicted the Surfer's origin on Zenn-La, the method by which he regained his emotions and memories was altered to not involve the Fantastic Four. Further adventures included appearances by many characters from Marvel's "cosmic" stable, including Thanos, the Watcher, Ego the Living Planet, Mentor, Drax the Destroyer, Pip the Troll, Nebula, and the Kree and Skrull empires, their portrayals and roles often differing from their comic book incarnations. Possessed of an unusually serious tone compared to Marvel's other animated projects, with frequent maudlin musings by the Surfer and episode resolutions which were often downbeat, the series was canceled after only one season of thirteen episodes, ending on a cliffhanger. Eight further episodes for the next season were written but never animated.[65] The Silver Surfer was an animated television series based on the Marvel Comics superhero which aired on Fox in 1998. ... FOX redirects here. ... Object with a basic cel-shader (also known as a toon shader) and border detection. ... See also: Computer-generated imagery Computer animation is the art of creating moving images via the use of computers. ... Jack Kirby (born Jacob Kurtzberg, August 28, 1917 – February 6, 1994) was one of the most influential, recognizable, and prolific artists in American comic books, and the co-creator of such enduring characters and popular culture icons as the Fantastic Four, the X-Men, the Hulk, Captain America, and hundreds... Thanos is a fictional character that appears in the Marvel Universe. ... Marvel Select The Watcher figure In the fictional Marvel Comics universe, the Watchers are an extraterrestrial species of near-omnipotent immortal beings who watch the universe with advanced technology. ... Ego the Living Planet is a fictional extraterrestrial being that appears in the Marvel Universe. ... Drax the Destroyer (Arthur Douglas) is a fictional character in the Marvel Comics universe. ... Pip the Troll is a fictional character who appears in publications of Marvel Comics. ... Nebula is a fictional character, an alien supervillain appearing in the Marvel Comics universe. ... The Kree, also known as the Ruul, are a scientifically and technologically advanced militaristic alien race in the fictional Marvel Universe. ... The Skrulls are a fictional race of extraterrestrial shapeshifters that appear in the Marvel Universe. ...


Film

Main articles: Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer and Fantastic Four (film series)#Silver Surfer spin-off
The Silver Surfer in Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007).
The Silver Surfer in Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007).

A Silver Surfer film had been long in development since the 1980s. The Silver Surfer made his film debut in 20th Century Fox's Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, the sequel to the 2005 film Fantastic Four. Doug Jones played the Surfer on set, and a computer simulation enhanced the reflective look of his prosthetics.[66] Laurence Fishburne provided the character's voice. Assured of the film's commercial success, 20th Century Fox hired J. Michael Straczynski to write the screenplay for a spin-off film. Straczynski said his script is a sequel, but will also delve into the Surfer's origins.[67] Image File history File links Surfermovie3. ... Image File history File links Surfermovie3. ... Twentieth (20th) Century Fox Film Corporation (known from 1935 to 1985 as Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation) is one of the six major American film studios. ... Fantastic Four is a 2005 superhero film based on the Marvel Comics comic Fantastic Four. ... Doug Jones (born May 24, 1960) is an American film and television actor best known to science fiction and fantasy/horror fans for his various roles playing non-human characters, often in heavy makeup, in films and television series such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Hellboy, Pans Labrynth, and... Laurence John Fishburne III[1] (born July 30, 1961) is an American Academy Award-nominated, Emmy- and Tony Award-winning actor of screen and stage, as well as playwright, director, and producer. ... Joseph Michael Straczynski (born July 17, 1954) is an award-winning American writer/producer of television series, novels, short stories, comic books, and radio dramas. ... The Fantastic Four film series currently consists of two superhero films based on the fictional Marvel Comics team Fantastic Four. ...


In this continuity, the Surfer's origins are highly similar to that of his comic-book incarnation, in that he agreed to become Galactus' herald in return for the safety of his home-world, Zenn-La, and the woman he loved, Shalla-Bal. The movie incarnation differs from his comics counterpart in that instead of having innate power (the Power Cosmic), his power comes from the surfboard itself, which also serves as a beacon for Galactus. After Doctor Doom renders him unconscious, he steals the board. The Fantastic Four free the Surfer from imprisonment to help them defeat Doom. Doom throws a cosmic spear at the Surfer to kill him, but Sue Storm steps in and saves him. She tries to use her force fields to block the spear, but it passes through the field and impales Sue. The Surfer turns on Galactus after he witnesses Sue dying in Reed's arms. The Surfer brings Sue back to life and then goes off to destroy Galactus, appearing to implode when he does. At the end of the film, Surfer is floating aimlessly through space, with his board in the background. As he drifts off screen, his eyes open and his board flies towards him. Galactus is a fictional character, a cosmic entity in the Marvel Universe. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Galactus. ... Doctor Doom (Victor von Doom) is a fictional Marvel Comics supervillain created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. ... Invisible Girl redirects here. ...


In promotion for the film, the Franklin Mint, a collectibles marketer, altered 40,000 California quarters by putting the Silver Surfer on the reverse.[68] The U.S. Mint, upon discovering this, informed the studio and the Franklin Mint that it is illegal to turn a coin into advertising media, and violators can face a fine.[69] The Franklin Mint is a private corporation based in Media, Pennsylvania, USA which markets collectables of their own designs. ... Obverse of redesigned quarter The 50 State Quarters program (Pub. ... Seal of the U.S. Mint Denver United States mint building The United States Mint primarily produces circulating coinage for the United States to conduct its trade and commerce. ...


Video games

  • The Silver Surfer video game, developed by Software Creations, Ltd., debuted on the Nintendo Entertainment System in 1990. The game is notorious for its unforgiving and extremely steep difficulty.[70] However, the Surfer has also appeared in other video games, often cast as a villain. For examples, Marvel Super Heroes: War of the Gems for the SNES features evil clones of the Silver Surfer as enemies.
  • He is a bonus character in the game Marvel: Ultimate Alliance voiced by Chris Cox. He can be unlocked by completing all Comic Book Missions or by entering a cheat code. His optional costumes (all identical) are Power Surge, Silver Age, Vitality, and Heavy Damage.[71] During the player's visit to the Skrull homeworld, he appears briefly as a non-player ally who resurrects and heals the player's team. He then helps them defeat Galactus (in the comics, it's the other way around - Silver Surfer does all the fighting).
  • The Surfer most recently appeared in the video game adaptation of the movie, developed by Visual Concepts of 2K Sports. It was released in June 2007 to coincide with the film's release.[72]

He also makes a brief cameo in the original Spider-Man videogame. If the player has Debug mode on during the helicopter chase scene, then there will be a blimp with Spiderman on it to jump to instead of going through the whole level. This leads to a brief bonus level where Spiderman is standing on the blimp, and must avoid the helicopter's machine guns till the level ends. In the beginning of said level, the Silver Surfer is seen flying by. Silver Surfer is a video game released for the Nintendo Entertainment System, developed by Software Creations and released by Arcadia Systems in November 1990 in the United States. ... Company logo. ... “NES” redirects here. ... The Super Nintendo Entertainment System or Super NES (also called SNES and Super Nintendo) was a 16-bit video game console released by Nintendo in North America, Europe, Australasia, and Brazil between 1990 and 1993. ... Chris Cox is a film maker and voice artist. ... The Skrulls are a fictional race of extraterrestrial shapeshifters that appear in the Marvel Universe. ... Galactus is a fictional character, a cosmic entity in the Marvel Universe. ... Visual Concepts is a California-based video game developer best known for developing Sega Sports 2K series of sports games. ...


Philately

The United States Postal Service in November 2007, released a series of $0.41 stamps honoring Marvel comics. One stamp shows the Silver Surfer on his board and another the first eponymous issue.[73] Associated paraphernalia (e.g., first day covers) were also available. USPS and Usps redirect here. ...


Cultural references

Numerous films, songs, books and television shows have referenced the Silver Surfer since his 1960s debut. In the 1983 film Breathless, Richard Gere's character was an avid fan of his comics. In Quentin Tarantino's 1992 Reservoir Dogs a Silver Surfer poster is clearly seen in Mr. Orange's apartment. In Futurama Comics, Bender accidentally deactivates the autopilot of the Planet Express ship, causing the ship to fly out of control, knock the silver surfer off his board, then enter a Space Invaders video game style battle. In the 1995 film Crimson Tide, two submarine crew members argue over the merits of the alternate Silver Surfer versions as drawn by Kirby and Moebius. He has also been mentioned in television programs such as Heroes; Malibu, CA; Scrubs;[74] The Wire; Dexter's Laboratory;[75] Doug,[76] Andromeda;[77] and The Fairly OddParents. // February 11 - The Rolling Stones concert film Lets Spend the Night Together opens in New York North Americas Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi Tootsie Trading Places, starring Dan Aykroyd and Eddie Murphy WarGames, starring Matthew Broderick and Ally Sheedy Superman III Flashdance Staying Alive Octopussy Mr. ... Breathless is a 1983 film starring Richard Gere and Valérie Kaprisky. ... Richard Tiffany Gere[1] (born August 31, 1949) is a Golden Globe- and Screen Actors Guild Award-winning American actor. ... Quentin Jerome Tarantino (born March 27, 1963) is an Academy Award- and Palme dOr-winning American film director, screenwriter and actor. ... The year 1992 in film involved many significant films. ... For the video game based on the film, see Reservoir Dogs (video game). ... Futurama Comics is a comic book series published by Bongo Comics and based on the television series Futurama. ... Bender, full name Bender Bending Rodríguez or designated Bending Unit 22, is a fictional robot character in the animated television series Futurama. ... Space Invaders ) is an arcade video game designed by Tomohiro Nishikado in 1978. ... The year 1995 in film involved some significant events. ... Crimson Tide is a 1995 Hollywood submarine film starring Denzel Washington and Gene Hackman and directed by Tony Scott. ... A television program (US), television programme (UK) or simply television show is a segment of programming in television broadcasting. ... Heroes is an American science fiction serial drama television series created by Tim Kring, which premiered on NBC on September 25, 2006. ... Malibu CA was an American teen sitcom produced by Saved by the Bell creator Peter Engel and directed by Gary Shimokawa between 1998 and 2000. ... For other uses, see Scrub. ... For others uses of the term, see The Wire (disambiguation). ... Dee Dee redirects here. ... This article is about the series. ... Gene Roddenberrys Andromeda is an American science fiction television series, based on unused material by Gene Roddenberry developed by Robert Hewitt Wolfe, and produced posthumously by his widow, Majel Roddenberry. ... The Fairly OddParents is an Emmy Award-winning American animated television series created by Butch Hartman about the adventures of a boy who has two fairy godparents. ...


Musician Joe Satriani included the character on the cover of his 1987 album, Surfing with the Alien, and in one of his subsequent albums, Flying in a Blue Dream, there is a track titled "Back to Shalla-Bal." Satriani's 2000 album, Engines of Creation, also includes a song called "The Power Cosmic." In the song, "Last of the New Wave Riders," from Utopia's Adventures in Utopia, the final line (bracketed as an aside) is "here comes that Silver Surfer now." Symphonic black metal band Bal-Sagoth featured "The Scourge of the Fourth Celestial Host," a track about the Silver Surfer, on their aptly titled album, The Power Cosmic. On the solo album, Accident of Birth, from Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson, in the song "Darkside of Aquarius", the song ends with the line, 'From the starlite sky, on a silver sea. A lonely Silver Surfer comes to push the wheel for me.' Joseph Satch Satriani (born July 15, 1956 in Westbury, New York, U.S.) is an American guitarist and former guitar instructor. ... See also: Musical groups established in 1987 Record labels established in 1987 // January 3 - Aretha Franklin becomes the first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. ... Surfing with the Alien is the second album by instrumental rock solo artist Joe Satriani, released in 1987. ... Flying in a Blue Dream is a 1989 album by instrumental rock solo artist Joe Satriani. ... See also: 2000 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 2000 Record labels established in 2000 // John Tavener is knighted in the New Years Honours List. ... Utopia was a progressive rock band led by Todd Rundgren that was together roughly from 1973 to 1987. ... An album released in 1980 by Todd Rundgrens band, Utopia. ... Symphonic metal is a term used to describe heavy metal music that has symphonic elements; that is, elements that sound similar to a classical symphony. ... This article is about the musical genre. ... me and helen 4 ever This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Bal Sagoths The Power Cosmic released by Nuclear Blast in 1999. ... Iron Maiden are a British heavy metal band from east London. ... For the record producer in the Saturday Night Live skit, see More Cowbell. ...


Collections

  • Silver Surfer Omnibus, (Silver Surfer #1-18 and Fantastic Four Annual #5)
  • Essential Silver Surfer, Volume 1, (Silver Surfer #1-18, Fantastic Four Annual #5)
  • Essential Silver Surfer, Volume 2, (1982 graphic novel, vol. 2 #1-18, Annual #1, Marvel Fanfare #51)

The Essential Marvel line of comic book reprints are a collection of black-and-white paperbacks containing about 20-30 issues of silver or bronze age Marvel comic book reprints each. ... The Essential Marvel line of comic book reprints are a collection of black-and-white paperbacks containing about 20-30 issues of silver or bronze age Marvel comic book reprints each. ...

Footnotes

  1. ^ Thomas, Roy, Stan Lee's Amazing Marvel Universe (Sterling Publishing, New York, 2006), "Moment 29: The Galactus Trilogy", pp. 112-115. ISBN-10 1-4027-4225-8; ISBN-13 978-1-4027-4225-5
  2. ^ Marvel Spotlight: Fantastic Four and Silver Surfer (2007; no month): "Jack Kirby's The Galactus Trilogy", by Erik Larsen, pp. 10-21 (unnumbered).
  3. ^ marvel.com. Silver Surfer: Marvel Universe. Retrieved on 2007-01-04.
  4. ^ a b Fantastic Four #48 (March 1966)
  5. ^ a b Markstein, Don. The Silver Surfer. Retrieved on 2007-03-26.
  6. ^ a b .Lee, Stan. The Ultimate Silver Surfer (Berkeley Trade, 1995). Retrieved on 2007-01-05.
  7. ^ Quoted in Lee, Ibid.
  8. ^ Marvel Comics writer Steve Englehart, for example, in his back-cover text for The Silver Surfer vol. 3, #2 (Aug. 1987), wrote that Buscema and Lee were "pouring their souls into the series".
  9. ^ marvunapp.com. Earth-Moebius entry on the Appendix to the Marvel Universe website (not affiliated with Marvel). Retrieved on 2007-04-20.
  10. ^ ign.com. IGN Preview of Silver Surfer: Requiem #1. Retrieved on 2007-05-24.
  11. ^ Silver Surfer #1 (Aug. 1968)
  12. ^ Fantastic Four #50 (May 1966)
  13. ^ Fantastic Four #57 (Dec. 1966)
  14. ^ The Silver Surfer #3 (Dec. 1968)
  15. ^ The Silver Surfer #5 (April 1969)
  16. ^ Sub-Mariner #34-35 (Feb.-March 1971)
  17. ^ The Silver Surfer vol. 2, #1 (June 1978)
  18. ^ a b c Silver Surfer vol. 3, #1 (July 1987)
  19. ^ Silver Surfer vol. 3, #2 (Aug. 1987)
  20. ^ Silver Surfer vol. 3, #9 (March 1988)
  21. ^ Silver Surfer vol. 3, #14 (Aug 1988)
  22. ^ Silver Surfer vol. 3, #51 (July 1991)
  23. ^ Silver Surfer vol. 3, #75 (Dec. 1992)
  24. ^ Silver Surfer #34 (Feb. 1990)
  25. ^ Infinity Gauntlet #1 (July 1991)
  26. ^ Silver Surfer vol. 3, #101 (Feb. 1995)
  27. ^ Silver Surfer vol. 3, #48 (April 1991)
  28. ^ Silver Surfer vol. 3, #57 (Oct. 1991)
  29. ^ Silver Surfer vol. 3, #50 (June 1991)
  30. ^ Silver Surfer vol. 3, #58 (Nov. 1991)
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Silver Surfer - Marvel Universe: The definitive online source for Marvel super hero bios. (2449 words)
The Surfer formed a temporary alliance with the Hulk and Namor the Sub-Mariner to oppose a new weather technology that threatened to destroy the world; these "Titans Three" completed their mission despite the misguided interference of the Avengers, and even toppled a minor hostile dictator along the way.
The Surfer became embroiled in fresh hostilities between the interstellar Kree and Skrull empires, and intervened in a series of plots by the Elders of the Universe, who planned to destroy Galactus, and the universe with him-in order to become the supreme powers of a new universe.
The Surfer thwarted the Elders with the aid of his new love interest Mantis, the Earth-born cosmic heroine also known as the Celestial Madonna, but she seemingly died in the process; though she would later return, she never fully renewed her romance with the Surfer.
BBC - h2g2 - Silver Surfer - Comic Book Hero (1678 words)
The Silver Surfer first came to prominence in comics as an enemy of Earth and of the superhero 'family' the Fantastic Four in particular, but his origins are complex.
The Silver Surfer is a humanoid being called Norrin Radd, who comes from the planet Zenn-La. Now, to cut a long and somewhat unbelievable story short, the planet Zenn-La had come to the attention of one Galactus, a god-like being who, when he felt a tad peckish, ate planets.
Thus the Surfer is invulnerable to most forms of physical harm and is able to withstand extremes of temperature caused by the build-up of friction or the vacuum of deep space, or even the intense heat of nearby stars.
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