Review: SILVER SURFER #8

SILVSURF2014008_DC11SILVER SURFER #8
Written by Dan Slott
Art by Michael Allred and Laura Allred
Published by Marvel Comics
Release Date: January 14, 2015

Issue #7 ended with Norrin Radd giving Dawn a ring, made from a piece of himself, so no matter the distance, they would always be together. Now, normally I would be 100% against the giving, or receiving, of a ring made out of a piece of someone, because that’s just straight up gross, but in this instance it was super romantic and I hope those crazy kids make a go of it.

Back to the matter in hand, Issue #8 opens with a funeral and things don’t get much better from there. Following a romantic gesture gone awry, Norrin, Dawn and Toomie, find themselves on an unlikely planet with an even more unlikely population. Soon, secrets are exposed and trouble is afoot as the inhabitants of Newhaven let spill all of which Norrin would prefer was kept hidden.
As far as dialogue and storytelling are concerned Dan Slott does not disappoint. The narrative is engaging and the dialogue seems so natural in both tone and flow. The difference in personality between Dawn and Norrin is made increasingly apparent throughout their interactions with both each other and those they meet.

With art from Mike and Laura Allred, Silver Surfer is as beautiful as you would imagine. Vibrant and bold, every panel is a delight. Even in the cold depths of space, Laura Allred’s colours bring everything to life.

I have been hooked on Silver Surfer from the get go, I mean, it’s essentially about a cute Earth girl kicking it in space with her hot, silver, maybe-boyfriend – what’s not to like? This book is honestly just so much fun to read and absolutely beautiful to look at. The characters are likable and multifaceted, and Dan Slott makes you care about every single one, which will make it suck even worse when he gets done killing Spideys and directs his murderous gaze in this direction.

The Verdict: 9.0/10

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