Silver Surfer, Vol. 5
The Surfer and Dawn are back out in space and back in trouble! But at the universe's slickest space casino, Norrin Radd is going all-in - and the stakes have never been this cosmic! When our heroes are accidentally swallowed by Jumbonox the Giganormous, their only hope is a society of sentient macro-microorganisms...who, by no fault of their own, might just be the deadliest disease in the universe! And on the hauntingly beautiful world of Inkandesha, the spacefaring couple might completely lose themselves! But will they finally be torn apart by the vengeful Warrior Zero - or a certain former master? Because there's only one reason the Silver Surfer would ever serve Galactus again...if the universe itself hung in the balance! The lives of Norrin and Dawn will never be the same! COLLECTING: SILVER SURFER 7-14

Silver Surfer, Vol. 5 Details

TitleSilver Surfer, Vol. 5
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LanguageEnglish
ReleaseDec 12th, 2017
PublisherMarvel
ISBN-139780785199700
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GenreSequential Art, Comics, Superheroes, Marvel, Graphic Novels, Science Fiction, Comic Book

Silver Surfer, Vol. 5 Review

  • Dan Schwent
    January 1, 1970
    The Silver Surfer's adventure with Dawn Greenwood reaches its end...All good things must come to an end and Dan Slott and Michael Allred's run on the Silver Surfer is no exception. Fortunately, it goes out with a bang.This volume sees the Surfer and Dawn do some gambling, tell the tale of Tiny Harold, save the universe, meet Galactus, save the universe a time or two, and land on a planet of holograms, with Eternity and the Never Queen looming over them the entire time.This very volume very much The Silver Surfer's adventure with Dawn Greenwood reaches its end...All good things must come to an end and Dan Slott and Michael Allred's run on the Silver Surfer is no exception. Fortunately, it goes out with a bang.This volume sees the Surfer and Dawn do some gambling, tell the tale of Tiny Harold, save the universe, meet Galactus, save the universe a time or two, and land on a planet of holograms, with Eternity and the Never Queen looming over them the entire time.This very volume very much reminded me of The End of Time, David Tennant's swan song on Doctor Who. Lots of old moments were revisited and there were very nearly some tears shed. It had to end sometime but like the Tenth Doctor himself said, "I don't want to go!"That's about all I want to reveal. Slott and Allred stuck the landing. The story of the entire volume was a love letter to Lee & Kirby and Doctor Who and Michael Allred's art was perfect for it. You can feel the love that went into this book on every page.While I'm sad the adventure of The Silver Surfer and Dawn Greenwood is done, I think it ended the way it had too. No regrets from me whatsoever. In the coming years, Allred and Slott's run on Silver Surfer will be looked upon in the same light as Matt Fraction's Hawkeye and Mark Waid and Chris Samnee's run on Daredevil as some of the greatest comics produced in this decade. Five out of five stars.
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  • Artemy
    January 1, 1970
    And so ends the last Marvel comic that I genuinely loved. One of the most fun, unique, beautiful and kind books has come to an end, so please excuse me while I just sit here and weep. It was a wonderful and touching finale, and it was Dan Slott's best writing in his entire career. I will be forever grateful to him and both Mike and Laura Allred for this spectacular series.Farewell, Surfer. Farewell, Dawn Greenwood. It was a pleasure.
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  • Anthony
    January 1, 1970
    This has been a favourite of mine for the last few years, and was one of the few marvel titles I was still buying in monthly singles. It's such a great tale by Slott and Allred. Sad to see it end, but happy it got a good ending it deserved.Needs an omnibus.
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  • Chris Lemmerman
    January 1, 1970
    [Read as single issues]Dawn Greenwood and the Silver Surfer's adventures across the universe come to an end as Dan Slott and Mike Allred say farewell to this series in these final issues that feature an intergalactic casino, the return of Warrior One, and the saddest damn ending you'll ever read.Oh man, this one hurts. After spending so long with these characters it's really heartbreaking to see them part, and the manner in which they do is just...god, damn it. The final two issues of this serie [Read as single issues]Dawn Greenwood and the Silver Surfer's adventures across the universe come to an end as Dan Slott and Mike Allred say farewell to this series in these final issues that feature an intergalactic casino, the return of Warrior One, and the saddest damn ending you'll ever read.Oh man, this one hurts. After spending so long with these characters it's really heartbreaking to see them part, and the manner in which they do is just...god, damn it. The final two issues of this series are pretty much perfect, and the fun and silliness in the earlier issues balances it out perfectly. And then of course, it all comes full circle and you realise just how much of the book has been pre-plotted and set up before and it's just magical. Mike and Laura Allred's artwork is a big part of why this series works too. Their aliens are all unique and crazy, and their Silver Surfer is literallly out of this world, but the human emotions that they convey on each and every character (even the ones without conventional faces) is unbelievable.This series will go down as something truly special, I can tell. Try reading those last two issues and not crying, I dare you.
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  • Javier Muñoz
    January 1, 1970
    Termino esta etapa de estela plateada con muy buen sabor de boca aunque con tristeza porque tengo la sensación de que acaba algo muy grande. El surfero plateado es un personaje que siempre me ha gustado, en especial los cómics clásicos de Lee y Kirby, y en principio acogí esta nueva etapa con escepticismo, me daba la impresión de que este no era mi estela plateada de siempre, taciturno y retraído, y que las aventuras que tenía con Dawn (un personaje que por otro lado me gustó desde el principio) Termino esta etapa de estela plateada con muy buen sabor de boca aunque con tristeza porque tengo la sensación de que acaba algo muy grande. El surfero plateado es un personaje que siempre me ha gustado, en especial los cómics clásicos de Lee y Kirby, y en principio acogí esta nueva etapa con escepticismo, me daba la impresión de que este no era mi estela plateada de siempre, taciturno y retraído, y que las aventuras que tenía con Dawn (un personaje que por otro lado me gustó desde el principio) eran demasiado amables y luminosas, con un tipo de locura muy distinto a lo que esperaría de un clásico de Kirby, lo veía todo muy fuera de mi idea de cómic de de Silver Surfer de toda la vida.Pero el caso es que me fue calando poco a poco, por causa de esas escenas familiares en Anchor Bay, esos momentos en los que Norrin se "desplateaba" y mostraba su lado más humano, esa Dawn que alegre o triste nos muestra siempre el lado bueno de la vida y lo que realmente es importante, esos números individuales de viajes por distintos mundos en los que pasaban más cosas que en una etapa de 30 números de otros guionistas, y sobretodo, esa locura maravillosa de Slott y los Allred, capaces de darle la vuelta al universo cósmico de marvel varias veces y de crear nuevas razas, mundos y conceptos, al más puro estilo de los mejores años de Lee y Kirby.Eso sí, creo que todo esto no se llega a apreciar en su justa medida hasta que llegas al final de la etapa, este tomo 5, todo este tomo es muy bueno, pero los dos últimos números son de una belleza inigualable y una escala cósmica difícil de superar, el final es muy emotivo y un cierre perfecto de Slott que demuestra que lo tenía todo atado y bien atado desde el principio. Creo sinceramente que va a ser una etapa muy recordada, y los cambios que se han producido en el personaje en mi opinión son para bien y dejarán un legado importante en la historia de estela plateada. en todo caso, no os diré más por no desvelar nada y sólo os recomendaré que os leáis esta etapa que me parece de lo mejor que he leído en super héroes en años, eso si, preparad los pañuelos para las últimas páginas porque es de esos finales que se ceban con los sentimientos de los que le han cogido apego a los personajes.
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  • Paul Mirek
    January 1, 1970
    It seems like the only people reading this series were those who had dropped most other Marvel titles after an interminable string of crossovers and new Deadpool series, yet still found themselves being pulled (like the Aphex and the Omegron) back to this special little book. It's hardly surprising: despite Slott and Allred's often obsessive nods to continuity, the series was never too concerned with serving the needs of readers invested in the larger landscape of the current MU. Those expecting It seems like the only people reading this series were those who had dropped most other Marvel titles after an interminable string of crossovers and new Deadpool series, yet still found themselves being pulled (like the Aphex and the Omegron) back to this special little book. It's hardly surprising: despite Slott and Allred's often obsessive nods to continuity, the series was never too concerned with serving the needs of readers invested in the larger landscape of the current MU. Those expecting the weighty philosophizing of the original Lee/Buscema run or the grandiose space opera of the Starlin years would likewise be disappointed. Instead, this book gave us something both more epic and more intimate, a funny, thoughtful, poetic love story that deserves to stand in the pantheon of Marvel greats. Allred's art got more impressive with each issue, and Slott seriously upped his game to match. If Marvel ever collects this in a handsome omnibus edition, it's the kind of book that I would hand to new readers who are interested in seeing what a comic can do.
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  • Dan
    January 1, 1970
    Part of me hated this book. Not because it was bad because I knew this was the last new volume of the stunning Silver Surfer run written by Dan Slott and illustrated by Michael Allred. In a word: superb. This final volume sees Norrin and Dawn on a series of short adventures. They gamble everything at the universe's biggest casino, get swallowed by a space whale, visit a planet of holograms and rush back to Earth in time for the birth of Dawn's niece. There's a lot of fun to be had with some zany Part of me hated this book. Not because it was bad because I knew this was the last new volume of the stunning Silver Surfer run written by Dan Slott and illustrated by Michael Allred. In a word: superb. This final volume sees Norrin and Dawn on a series of short adventures. They gamble everything at the universe's biggest casino, get swallowed by a space whale, visit a planet of holograms and rush back to Earth in time for the birth of Dawn's niece. There's a lot of fun to be had with some zany idea which work so well, something this series has kept doing throughout it's run. Then we come to the emotional finale where Dawn and the Surfer are seperated forever. It feels very much like a Doctor Who series finale where complicated timey-wimey goings-on happen. It's truly heart-breaking yet very clever and full of warmth. I wish it didn't have to end but this was the perfect way to do so. As always, I just have to praise the gorgeous art from Allred. It's so beautiful, full of life-like people as well as incredible landscapes and a huge array of alien creatures. There's one double page spread near the end that is one of the best I've ever seen. A superb end to one of the best Marvel comics runs of all time. Clever, funny, warm and heart-breaking it's just the perfect comic. I'm devastated there is no more.
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  • Owen
    January 1, 1970
    A heartbreakingly satisfying ending to one of the best comic book runs I have ever read. If you have not read the previous Slott/Allred collections, this is NOT the place to start. But if you have read them, you already have seen the growing relationship between the Surfer & Dawn as they explored the universe meeting time loops, Galactus, the Guardians of the Galaxy, and so much more. This comic is filled to the brim with cosmic adventure, but it is the human moments the really drive the ser A heartbreakingly satisfying ending to one of the best comic book runs I have ever read. If you have not read the previous Slott/Allred collections, this is NOT the place to start. But if you have read them, you already have seen the growing relationship between the Surfer & Dawn as they explored the universe meeting time loops, Galactus, the Guardians of the Galaxy, and so much more. This comic is filled to the brim with cosmic adventure, but it is the human moments the really drive the series. I do not wish to spoil the magic, but somehow they manage to find new experiences, new sorrows, new joys. It almost gave me vertigo, but I found myself doing as Dawn says, "…you just hold on to everything. And it holds on to you."I wish this could go on. But at least I have the collections to reread whenever I wish.
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  • Malum
    January 1, 1970
    I can only echo what many other reviewers have been saying about this series: it was one of the few Marvel titles that I have been following lately and it was absolutely incredible. If you are looking for a series about fighting supervillains and having city-wrecking battles between the forces of good and evil then look elsewhere. Those elements are here, but that doesn't really capture what this series is about. This series is about people. It is about people who feel like they don't fit in and I can only echo what many other reviewers have been saying about this series: it was one of the few Marvel titles that I have been following lately and it was absolutely incredible. If you are looking for a series about fighting supervillains and having city-wrecking battles between the forces of good and evil then look elsewhere. Those elements are here, but that doesn't really capture what this series is about. This series is about people. It is about people who feel like they don't fit in and then finding their place in the universe. It is about loners who find their soul-mates. It is about dealing with getting everything you ever wanted and losing it all. It is about regret, loss, pain, and sadness, and about how people live with those emotions and even find happiness despite them. It is silly, serious, romantic, sweet, funny, and endearing, and it is one of the only comic book series that I have ever read that actually made me feel deep, serious emotions.
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  • Jason
    January 1, 1970
    Read as individual issues.The Silver Surfer has always been a favorite superhero of mine. I'm also a huge fan of Doctor Who and Mike Allred's art, so this book seemed tailored just for me.Dan Slott re-added a dimension missing since the Surfer's origins: romance. This books provides bold adventures and the visuals to match but isn't afraid to slow down and have hushed scenes. I've loved this run and while I'm sad to see it end, I'm glad the storytellers were able to conclude on their terms.
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