Noob questions about where to start with Silver Surfer

#1 Posted by cepheus (2 posts) - - Show Bio

Hello all.

I haven't read comics in many years, but my brother just decided to stash his Silver Surfer collection at my house due to spacial issues in his own abode. I have no idea where to start. This is what he has:

  • Complete volumes 1, 2, 3 and 4.
  • Four graphic novels: Ultimate Cosmic Experience, Judgment Day, Enslavers, Homecoming
  • About 7 or 8 "annuals"

I don't know if I'd wanna start way from the beginning. I'd like to start in a newer era. Couple questions:

  1. Are there "reboots" at any point in the four volumes, or is it one continuous storyline?
  2. I take it the graphic novels and annuals can be read independently from the volumes given you know the basics of the character?
  3. There's also volume 5 and 6 out now, correct?

Other comments that could be useful would be appreciated. Can't wait to get started.

#2 Posted by silverJuggernaut (134 posts) - - Show Bio

the best place to start any series is with the first issue now just wich volume to startr with. i would start with volume 2 just because that is where i started to read silver surfer. this is where he escapes earth and starts to explore the universe and its his longest runing series.

volume 3 is only 14 issues and afetr volume 3 he just has mini series.

#3 Posted by cepheus (2 posts) - - Show Bio

I could've sworn Vol. 2 was only ONE issue and Vol. 3 was massive (like you describe Vol. 2), and then Vol. 4 is 14 ... guess that "one issue vol. 2" is not right.

Thanks.

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