MarvelBlog REVIEW: Silver Surfer Black #2
We cannot get enough of what is easily one of the most creative and interesting comic book runs in the commentary history of Marvel comics; this is the MarvelBlog review of Silver Surfer Black #2.
A series that has delved deep into the psyche and function of Silver Surfer, one of the most beloved- and still underrated- Marvel heroes that have ever made an appearance in the comic book vast publication.
Silver Surfer Black #2 brings the character into the next installment of his brand new chapter, and it reimagines his journey from heralding Galactus, to heroism that will test the very limits of his power.
This entry presents the hero stranded amidst the cosmos, and struggling with the horrible trauma from his actions that delivered helpless collectives of humanity into the hands of a being whose only function is to devour them for the sake of his own power.
In this second issue, however, the focus shifts from the philosophical implications of his past tragedy at the hands of Galactus and presents an action-packed impasse between Siler Surfer and the antagonist of the entire series; Knull.
The series creative team of Donny Cates and Tradd Moore spectacularly in building upon the foundation that they’ve established in the opening issue, and ramp up the action as the two characters begin a full-on fight that lasts the entire issue.
What makes this issue so incredible is how the action is depicted by the duo, with it maintaining its psycahdelic-inspired artwork that is so perfect for a character like Silver Surfer, and so unlike anything that we’ve seen in the panels of a Marvel comic.
Knull is crafted in the same style, but with the menace that is so fitting a character of his quality; and with both representing the dark and the light, it feels like such a compelling battle between the two that is the face-off we never knew we needed.
Both initial Issues of Silver Surfer Black feel like the first steps in a larger story, and with an unexplained blackness appearing over the character’s body in these opening issues, we cant wait to see what Cates and Moore have in store for the journey of this iconic hero.