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NYCC 2013: Dan Slott and Mike Allred "RAD" Project Revealed

Slott and Allred are going cosmic in their new series.

Back in September, Marvel started unleashing a bunch of teasers featuring new creative teams on mysterious projects. Because of my fondness for Dan Slott and Mike Allred, the teaser featuring both their names and the simple word, "RAD" immediately caught my interest. Today at New York Comic Con, their project has been revealed.

We will be getting a SILVER SURFER series by the two creators with colors by Laura Allred. In the series, Norrin Radd will meet up and travel with a woman from Earth. Their relationship, which wasn't made clear, will be a big part of the first story arc.

The series is due in March.

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Edited by The Stegman

Eh, I've heard of the other titles announced, and out of all of them..this is least interesting to me, I just don't dig the Surfer.

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Posted by kilomac29

I was bummed out by the FF and F4 news, but this announcement totally makes up for that. Plus, Slott is staying on SSM which is great. Big NYCC for Marvel, DC not so much.

Posted by PeppeyHare

Cool, I love the Surfer and I generally like Slott's work (She-Hulk and Mighty Avengers were awesome! SSM is pretty good imo). Allred's work is amazing as well imo

Posted by BritishMonkey

I'll consider getting this.

Posted by longbowhunter

The Mike Allred art is a definite plus here. I'll give the first issue a shot.

Posted by dondave

Not of a fan of Allred but definitely picking this up

Posted by MaccyD

Allred+Slott=Instabuy!!!

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Posted by ectoborge

Hell yeah this is a completely underutilized character in need of his own series. This character and that creative team have limitless potential. Way to go Marvel!

Posted by Zeeguy91

#1) Called it

#2) Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes!!!! I'm an so buying this.

Edited by Mezmero

The creative team seems great. I'm digging Superior Spidey and FF has really sold me on the art of the Allreds especially if they're going to be drawing stuff IN SPACE. Looking forward to reading this even if it ends up being a goofier take on the Surfer than I prefer. Sort of looks like it might be more like the Ron Marz run which was almost like a bizarre romantic comedy. That was not my favorite SS run but it wasn't without merit. I have high hopes but I doubt this can eclipse the Englehart volumes as my all time favorite.

Posted by nappystr8

I've never been able to get into Silver Surfer. Even though this is a good fit for him, I wish Allred was staying with FF.

Posted by ChocolateFrogs

I'm not the biggest fan of the FF artwork style, but I might give this a shot since I haven't read any Silver Surfer stuff since I began collecting comics.

Edited by vPuik

Is this going to be the Marvel version of Dr Who?

Posted by deadpool25mm

Cool, i'll add this to my list :) hope it will be good.

Posted by Mucklefluga

March is way too far away.

Posted by V_Scarlotte_Rose

I wonder if there's some important reason that the womans' dress matches the horde of ladybirds.

Posted by RUKM

@dondave: same here... those eyes on the Surfer are weirding me out

Posted by Lvenger

Damn it all, I was looking forward to this Silver Surfer title. But with Slott writing it, it's an instant no buy from me. I've lost all trust in Slott's writing ability and I won't pay to see him ruin another one of my favourite Marvel characters.

Edited by SavageDragon

I will give it a shot for sure, not a fan of Slott but I love Surfer.

Posted by DonFelipe

@v_scarlotte_rose said:

I wonder if there's some important reason that the womans' dress matches the horde of ladybirds.

She won't be just a random woman from Earth so chances are there's a very good reason for her dress matching the ladybirds' pattern. Maybe she's some sort of shape shifter?

Posted by That60sGuy

Hell yeah this is a completely underutilized character in need of his own series. This character and that creative team have limitless potential. Way to go Marvel!

This

Posted by PunyParker

nah

Posted by IrishX

Love the Silver Surfer but this does not sound or look good.

Posted by kfhrfdu_89_76k

Of two minds.

Allreds rendering looks sweet.

Posted by Z3RO180

Meh not interested in Mike Allred or the surfer

Edited by dagmar_merrill

@vpuik said:

Is this going to be the Marvel version of Dr Who?

In an interview he said he's going to be doing the whole companion thing with the girl.

@v_scarlotte_rose said:

I wonder if there's some important reason that the womans' dress matches the horde of ladybirds.

She won't be just a random woman from Earth so chances are there's a very good reason for her dress matching the ladybirds' pattern. Maybe she's some sort of shape shifter?

She's a normal human.

Posted by MadeinBangladesh

Oh man this looks like fun! If this turns out to be awesome as hawkguy, I will keep buying!

Edited by sparty-dbq

It's high time the Surfer finally got a little more attention. I mean theoretically, he's the single most powerful heroic character in the MU, and the Against the Tide digital comic demonstrated that.

Too bad then, that you couldn't pay me to read anything by Dan Slott now. And yes, it's single-handedly because of you-know-what, so go ahead and think about me what you want to think.

Also, either he's wearing black lipstick or that's just bad shading work.

Posted by frogdog

Slott writing this book, kills any hope for a good story.

Pass

Posted by Miss_Garrick

Problem 1: the story sound a pinch too Doctor Who-esqe.

Problem 2: Mike Allred's the artist.

Edited by Mercy_

Not surprised at the possible Doctor Who tone of the story (not opposed to it by any means, though). Dan Slott's a pretty huge fan.

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Posted by SandMan_

Superior Silver Surfer coming soon.

Posted by Dark_Guyver

Take your bets on who takes over the Surfers body:

Galactus

Thanos

Morg

Terrax

Firelord

Mephisto

Other

Posted by JuliusTakalua

This is great. I don't like Marvel much. I can't seem to understand which series i should pick up. So I'm just reading X-men, Thor, Infinity, Daredevil, and that's pretty much it.... I like Surfer so this should be good

Edited by TheFirstLantern

Picking this up for sure.

Posted by david_maurer

I enjoyed the '90's-era Silver Surfer stuff, so this really pique's my interest. :)

Edited by snarkybits

Awww yeeeah!

Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

Interesting! A very Doctor Who-ish kind of spin on Norrin having an Earthling companion. May have to check this out.

Posted by impossibilly

Everything about this comic is telling me to buy it.

Edited by Bezza

As a Silver surfer fan, yep I can't wait. But which title will I drop to make way for it?!!

Edited by Jonny_Anonymous

I'v been wanting a Silver Surfer book for AGES and it sure sounds like Slott is taking him in the right direction, at least he will stay away from all that earth focused horribleness the other cosmic books are plagued with but my problem here is with Allred. Now don't get me wrong I love Allreds art and it's obviuse he's going for the Kirby homage here but when I read a cosmic book I want to be awed by the vastness and the expanse of it all, I want to see glittering quasars, massive stars and huge planets but when I see Allreds space it looks like a Saturday morning cartoon's version of space. I want something more like this:

Edited by CaptnMcDeadpool

I'v been wanting a Silver Surfer book for AGES and it sure sounds like Slott is taking him in the right direction, at least he will stay away from all that earth focused horribleness the other cosmic books are plagued with but my problem here is with Allred. Now don't get me wrong I love Allreds art and it's obviuse he's going for the Kirby homage here but when I read a cosmic book I want to be awed by the vastness and the expanse of it all, I want to see glittering quasars, massive stars and huge planets but when I see Allreds space it looks like a Saturday morning cartoon's version of space. I want something more like this:

Uh-huh. Or even this

Posted by JonSmith

Silver Surfer comic? You've got me reading it. Allred's art? My enthusiasm just went down by half.

Posted by TheMarvelFanboy

Not diggin the artwork. Love Norrin though.

Posted by Bezza

How long is it till issue one is out? I have been waiting for a Silver Surfer book since I started reading comics again last summer. Couldn't believe there wasn't one out there on arguably the coolest Marvel character of all!!