MarvelBlog REVIEW: Silver Surfer: Rebirth #1
Two of the comic book industry’s legendary creators are back and they’ve taken to the stars of the Marvel Universe; this is our review of Silver Surfer: Rebirth #1.
There are few characters that seem both resonate with so many Marvel fans, but also still feel as underappreciated as the Silver Surfer.
A tragic origin story that saw him become the herald of Galactus following the death and destruction of his entire homeworld; he is a character that was originally conceived as an agent of peace throughout the intergalactic highways of the Marvel comics universe.
It is the perfect marriage to bring back that character under the guidance of a fantastic and iconic team of creators; writer Ron Marz and Ron Lim.
Marz has seemingly always done his best when he is orchestrating his work amongst the cosmos- and this story is no different- with Marz and Lim immediately opening with the impending death of a Kree starship.
It is a moment that feels very akin to Star Trek, and does brilliantly to present this factor of the universe to the reader; a sector they may not necessarily be familiar with.
The story brings to light a Silver Surfer whose singular purpose is to travel amongst the stars in search of any beings in danger; coming to their aid.
The story ramps up when it introduces this dynamic between the very specific dialogue patterns of the Surfer with Genis-Vell’s, the son of Mar-Vell, very youthful nature.
it does feel like these two characters could present a fascinating relationship, but it is one that comes to an abrupt end within the issue.
It is a brilliant aspect of Marz and Lim’s work in this book that is quite engaging; when you think that you understand the parameters of the story, they shift their focus completely in a disorienting and mysterious manner.
The visuals of Silver Surfer: Rebirth #1 are stunning, and their cliffhanger of a narrative is enough to keep us coming back to see just what has arrived at the conclusion of the first issue.