56 Facts About Silver Surfer


Silver Surfer is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics.

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Silver Surfer is a humanoid alien with metallic skin who can travel through space with the aid of his surfboard-like craft.

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Now known as the Silver Surfer, he roamed the cosmos searching for planets for Galactus to consume.

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Silver Surfer later expanded on this, recalling, "I thought, 'Jack, this time you've gone too far'".

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Lee remained partial to the Silver Surfer, even asking other writers not to use him as a general rule, and with Kirby collaborated on a seminal 1978 graphic novel starring the character, the only original story featured in the Marvel Fireside Books series.

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Two-issue Silver Surfer miniseries, scripted by Lee and drawn by Moebius, was published through Marvel's Epic Comics imprint in 1988 and 1989.

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New ongoing Silver Surfer series began in 2003, focusing on the character's alien nature and messianic allegory.

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In 2007, the Silver Surfer starred in a four-issue miniseries Silver Surfer: Requiem by writer J Michael Straczynski and artist Esad Ribic.

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Silver Surfer received a sixth volume, an eponymous 5-issue miniseries written by Pak, debuting in February 2011.

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Silver Surfer was a core cast member in The Thanos Imperative, Annihilators, and Fear Itself: The Deep .

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In 2019, a 5 part mini-series titled Silver Surfer: Black was released featuring art from Tradd Moore in collaboration with writing from Donny Cates.

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The series is an extension of a Guardians of the Galaxy storyline which the Silver Surfer was sucked into a black hole and ejected into unfamiliar space territory.

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Silver Surfer discovers, though, that his homeworld has been ravaged by Galactus and Shalla-Bal has been abducted by Mephisto and taken to Earth.

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Silver Surfer makes peace with Galactus by rescuing current herald Nova from the Skrulls.

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The Silver Surfer immediately revisits his homeworld, but Shalla-Bal, in his absence, had become empress of the rejuvenated Zenn-La and is unable to renew their romance.

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The Silver Surfer thwarts this plot with the aid of his new love interest, Mantis, the Earth-born cosmic heroine known as the "Celestial Madonna".

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Silver Surfer's seems to die in the process, and although she eventually returns, she never fully renews their romance.

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Silver Surfer repeatedly battles space-born menaces, the chief of whom is Thanos, who attempts to kill half the life in the universe using the omnipotent Infinity Gauntlet.

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Silver Surfer convinces Galactus to restore it, but once Galactus has done so, the Surfer is overcome with grief until he is able to forgive himself.

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The Silver Surfer finds interstellar allies in Adam Warlock's Infinity Watch and the "Star Masters" team, and he begins attending occasional Defenders reunions.

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Zenn-La and its people which the Silver Surfer repeatedly encountered since leaving Galactus's service were actually reproductions, created by Galactus so that the Silver Surfer would have a home to return to.

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Silver Surfer later regains his personality during a time-travel adventure and sharing a romance with Alicia Masters.

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The Hulk and several other slaves and gladiators are freed when the Silver Surfer uses the Power Cosmic to remove their own obedience disks and give them a way out of the arena, although the Hulk declines the Silver Surfer's offer to take him back to Earth.

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Later, the Silver Surfer is joined as herald by Stardust, a former herald the Silver Surfer had replaced.

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Silver Surfer leads the world devourer to the populated planet Orbucen, which brings him into conflict with Richard Rider.

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Silver Surfer is opposed by the Hulk's son, Skaar, and is enslaved by an obedience disc.

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The battle ended when the Silver Surfer chose to leave his post as herald and guard an Asgardian artifact.

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Dawn agreed to use her memories to restore Earth while Silver Surfer left to restore the rest of the universe, but Silver Surfer unmade Galactus while Dawn unknowingly created another version of Norrin.

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Dawn and the Silver Surfer embark on more adventures which culminate in their entering a universe predating the main continuity.

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When Silver Surfer was displaced in time, he had an encounter with Knull.

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Silver Surfer was infected by one of Knull's symbiotes only to be saved by Ego the Living Planet.

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Silver Surfer arrives to where the Enigma Force is and frees it from the symbiotes.

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Silver Surfer wields the Power Cosmic, granting him superhuman strength, endurance, and senses and the ability to absorb and manipulate the universe's ambient energy.

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Silver Surfer has proven capable of time travel on several occasions and can transport other people through time.

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Silver Surfer sustains himself by converting matter into energy; he does not require food, water, air, or sleep, but occasionally enters a sleep-like meditation to dream.

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Silver Surfer can survive in nearly any known natural environment, including deep space, hyperspace, black holes and stars.

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Silver Surfer can utilize the Power Cosmic to augment his superhuman strength to indeterminate levels.

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Silver Surfer can cast illusions, create interdimensional portals to other locations including microverses, manipulate and phase through solid matter, and exercise some level of control over the astral plane.

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Silver Surfer has demonstrated telepathic ability, including mind-reading, and can influence human emotion and sensation.

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Once he was free of Earth, the Silver Surfer remotely converted the board to energy, recalled it to him, and reformed it in space.

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Silver Surfer is teleported to Earth after Reed mistakes him for a star that he is trying to harness.

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The Silver Surfer then helps the Fantastic Four defeat other Silver Surfer-like assassins of Psycho-Man.

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Silver Surfer informs Phoenix that the Watchers disapprove of the problems her flight across the universe is causing and briefly battles her before asking what she is looking for.

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An enraged Silver Surfer then turned against his master, destroying those who worshiped him and attempting to kill Galactus himself in order to steal the knowledge of world restoration.

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Silver Surfer remains uninfected in the Marvel Zombies on Earth-2149.

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The Silver Surfer accompanies him along with his love Shalla-Bal, who had now been turned into a silver herald of Galactus as well.

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Kyle convinces the Silver Surfer to help him stop Parallax and Thanos from destroying the universe and that he was duped into giving Thanos Oa's power.

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The Silver Surfer similarly gave most of his power to Parallax to reform the destroyed planet, forcing Kyle to use his ring to drain both villains of their enhanced powers before they can destroy everything.

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In Warren Ellis's Ruins, the Silver Surfer is briefly seen when described by Mar-Vell to reporter Phil Sheldon.

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Mar-Vell says that he and his comrades concluded that the Silver Surfer had been driven mad because of his lack of need for oxygen and clawed open his chest in order to expose his lungs to the atmosphere, but died of shock.

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Silver Surfer is referenced in the Marc Bolan and T Rex song "Teenage Dream", a 1974 single from the album Zinc Alloy and the Hidden Riders of Tomorrow.

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Silver Surfer appears on the cover of the Joe Satriani album Surfing with the Alien.

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Silver Surfer has appeared in several Marvel-based action figure and toy lines, including one celebrating the 30th anniversary of the character's first appearance, and three based on the 1998 animated series.

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Silver Surfer starred in his own "all-prism" trading card series in 1993, released by Comics Images.

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Silver Surfer has appeared in many of Marvel's other trading card sets, notably each of the Marvel Universe Cards, Marvel Masterpieces, and Marvel Flair Cards trading card series as well as the Marvel OverPower trading card game.

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Silver Surfer was ranked as the 47th-greatest comic book character of all time by Wizard magazine.

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