If you read the previous issue, you know that Silver Surfer has found himself trapped on Earth once again. While he is completely perplexed, we discover it's just the beginning of a bunch of crazy happenings. Dan Slott has taken Dawn Greenwood's small hometown and transformed it into a crazy setting for a battle Silver Surfer will not be able to fight on his own. Not even the arrival of Doctor Strange and Hulk can put a stop to the threat that has arisen.
Because of the nature of the story, we find out a little more about Dawn as well as Silver Surfer. Get ready to see Silver Surfer in a different sort of battle. I've seen some complain about the direction or style of this title but that's one of the things I love. Slott is giving us a slightly different take on the Surfer. We don't want the same old stories and Norrin can be a little stiff at times. I wasn't completely sold on the idea of Dawn's character being a big part of this series but it allows for some great banter and helps flesh out the character.
Then there's Mike Allred's art and Laura Allred's color. Have I mentioned how much I love their work? This sort of story works beautifully with them behind the art and color. I can't get enough of them. While I would read anything they worked on, it's fantastic seeing them work on a book that isn't completely grounded on Earth.
I mentioned those that might not dig the vibe of this series. If that's the case, either they can try to come around or just accept that this title isn't for them. There is a more light-hearted feel but we do see the arrogance and stiffness that the Silver Surfer is known for. Each issue feels like a grand adventure, even when it's contained in a small environment.
When this series and creative team was first announced, I was overjoyed. With each issue, I find myself enjoying it more and more. I didn't think that was possible. Dan Slott has a knack for writing witty situations while staying true to who the characters are supposed to be. Mike and Laura Allred amp up the visuals and make each issue an exciting experience. The feel of this book stands apart from the vast number of other titles on the shelf and it's refreshing seeing certain titles venture into slightly different areas. This just might be the grooviest book now on sale. When a comic is able to put a smile on my face, what more could I ask for?