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October 31st, 2009
10:22 pm


So, what really happened when Dr Doom stole the Silver Surfer's power?
The original story was one of the highpoints of the Silver Age, FANTASTIC FOUR# 57. It provided most of the plot for the second Fantastic Four movie, as well. But it was not until NOT BRAND ECCH# 1 in 1967 that Stan Lee and Jack Kirby let us in on the real events behind the legends.


Worth checking at the higher size for the surfing cross medallion, the book BUTTERFLIES I HAVE LOVED and more.

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September 25th, 2009
09:14 pm


Reed Richards's Big Town: The Plot To Kill Pre-Utopia
Jonathan Hickman's Interdimensional House of Richards' made me remember Steve Englehart's Big Town, a 4-issue 2001 series set a nebulous ten years after the coming of the Fantastic Four, which asks a question:

" What if Reed Richards Wasn't Useless? How would the world change? And who wouldn't like it? "

(may not like the amount of scans under cut, just a note...)

The answer is here... )

Current Music: Hold Me- Nanne Gronvall
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August 21st, 2009
10:55 am


Preview for Beta Ray Bill God Hunter #3
CBR has the preview for Beta Ray Bill: God Hunter #3.

Current Mood: busy
Current Music: REM - End of the World As We Know It
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August 16th, 2009
02:51 pm


Silver Surfer: If you can't trust the Skrulls...
Here's a re-post of a Silver Surfer page I put on the older board. I'm just putting it here so I can use a "Secret Invasion" joke.

The Silver Surfer and Super-Skrull are going to use Zenn-La machinery to give shape-shifting back to the Skrulls through Empress S'ybll. What could possibly go wrong?


"Now, you have to promise you won't try to conquer Zenn-La after we help you."
"Oh, we won't. Helovesyou."

Full page after the cut. )

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August 9th, 2009
10:22 pm
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Spongebob Squarepants/Fantastic Four parody

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August 4th, 2009
10:20 pm


More Machine Than Man Part III
Chronicling the Rise and Fall to Rise Again of the Cyborg Superman. You'll find his appearances from Hunter/Prey, Hank and Hal in the Road to Marvel Universe (Silver Surfer/Green Lantern), and Trial of Superman all in here.


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June 9th, 2009
02:07 pm


The Death of Norrin Radd
7 pages from Silver Surfer: Requiem #4 "Requiem Part Four: Agnus Dei" by JMS and Esad Ribic. Kali's recent post inspired me to repost this.

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12:26 pm


Three Perfect Moments: the Silver Surfer, Spider-Man, and MJ Watson
I see that no one has posted a One Perfect Moment for the Silvery Scion of Zenn-La -- the Sentinel of the Spaceways himself -- that being the divine Silver Surfer.

I am here to remedy this tragic oversight.

I'm going to actually go out on a limb here and say that the Perfect Moments contained in this post are going to have the most beautiful art and writing of any Perfect Moments posted this week. Oh yeah, I went there.

So, the first scans that this post contains, in one seven-page sequence, not one but THREE Perfect Moments for the Silver Surfer, Spider-Man, and MJ.

These first scans come from Silver Surfer: Requiem, that being an out of continuity miniseries that was scribed by J. Michael Straczynski in 2006. It is without a doubt one of the most beautiful things ever to appear in the medium of superhero comics; Esad Ribic did the luscious yet simultaneously subdued and highly evocative art, and it perfectly complemented the tragedy of this story. In fact, my understanding is that Ribic painted each and every panel.

I warn you: this story is sad and extraordinarily beautiful. JMS obviously has a huge love for Surfer, and it shows. I don't know anyone who has read SS: Requiem who didn't wind up literally sobbing their eyes out by the end.

Fans of the Spider marriage take note: in retrospect, I have to wonder if JMS knew that Marvel editorial was on their way to ending the Spider marriage when JMS wrote this Surfer mini, because in the context of OMD, the scene I'm posting here reads like a big affirmation of Peter and MJ's marriage and a "f**k you" to the group of people at Marvel that ended it.

Herein are Three Perfect Moments: a One Perfect Moment for the Silver Surfer, a One Perfect Moment for Peter, and a One Perfect Moment for MJ. Actually, let's add another one: it's a One Perfect Moment for Peter and MJ's marriage, too.

Context: Norrin Radd is dying. In this scene, while he's saying his good-byes to Earth before he returns to Zenn-La for his final days, he runs into Peter, and they have a talk.

Norrin wants to give a gift to Earth before he leaves.

And so he does. Oh, boy, he does.

That is what it means to be the Silver Surfer.

But no One Perfect Moment Post is complete without showing one of the most important figures in Norrin's history, that being of course the Ravager of Worlds.

These next scans are from Annihilation: Silver Surfer. One of the few things that the previous iteration of Scans Daily seemed to universally agree upon was that Marvel's Annihilation crossover was absolutely superbly executed in terms of art, writing, continuity, plot, and pacing.

The Annihilation: Silver Surfer miniseries contained what is perhaps the very best scene between Surfer and Galactus that I've ever read.

Context: shit is hitting the fan all over the universe to the point that Galactus is worried. Norrin finds Galactus to ask for his help (!!!), and the following exchange occurs. It culminates in a page of pure distilled AWESOME.

...Yeah, that is freakin' iconic and flat out the essence of what makes both Galactus and Surfer such great characters. Like the above scans from SS: Requiem, it's a perfect alchemy of art and writing.

As if that last page weren't enough, you want to know what happens next? This.

Beat THAT, Scans Daily!

The first set of scans are from Silver Surfer: Requiem #2 with JMS on writing duties and Esad Ribic on art. The second set of scans are from Annihilation: Silver Surfer #3 with Keith Giffen writing and Renato Arlem handling the art.

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April 9th, 2009
08:37 pm


Power Cosmic Siphon Harness / Doom positioned behind Silver Surfer
So I was browsing Dr.Doom's article at Wikipedia (that's what it's good for!) when I came across this;

From when Doom built a Power Cosmic Siphon Harness from scratch in Fantastic Four #408

Say, remember the time that Doom and Magneto shared a toast over some villain stuff, and then Magneto collapsed because Doom dropped a roofie into his drink?

Current Music: Johnny Cash - "Folsom Prison Blues"
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March 15th, 2009
08:55 pm


It takes two to tango... even amongst comsically empowered agents...
I don't recall this being posted before, but it's such a lovely image, I had to share it.

So who exactly is leading? )

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March 1st, 2009
07:11 pm


Some Mini Marvels to lift our spirits


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