This may not be the typical Silver Surfer comic you might have been expecting but man oh man is this something wonderful. Dan Slott is giving us a different take on Norrin Radd and it's great getting something different instead of the same old thing. By trying to save innocents, including Dawn Greenwood of Earth, we're seeing Norrin have to take a slightly different approach to things. Along the way, with the help of Mike Allred's art and Laura Allred's colors, we're seeing a huge number of different alien species. Each one makes us want to know more about them.
Slott and Allred make the perfect team. Both have a tendency to lighten things up. Slott's writing has plenty of humor but most is in a subtle way as to not make this appear to be a humor book. The Allreds' art and color simply brings a smile to my face.
What makes a book deeply rooted with cosmic ideas more down to earth is seeing Dawn's interactions with the Surfer. The traditionalist Silver Surfer fans may question the change we're seeing in this series but I would question how someone couldn't enjoy this comic. Even moments like when the Surfer is trying to convince people to listen to him or the "convenience" of the Power Cosmic, I couldn't help but snicker from time to time while enjoying the sheer nature of the story.
The only real bad things is seeing a small minority complain this isn't the Silver Surfer book they want. We shouldn't have the same thing over and over. This is an enjoyable comic and how could someone not want that?
Although, did the Silver Surfer really say, "Nyuk! Nyuk!"? That, I'm not so sure about.
SILVER SURFER is becoming something special. Unlike past Surfer comics, Dan Slott and Mike Allred are giving us something different. Something that will keep you on the edge of your seat during the action scenes and make you laugh in between. Along with Laura Allred's colors, this is a comic that takes you away from where ever you're at when you're reading. It allows you to get pulled into the story and you can just sit back and have a great time. That's exactly the sort of comic we need from time to time. "To me, my board!" You'll never look at the Silver Surfer the same way again.