Silver Surfer #5

Silver Surfer #5

Writer: Dan Slott Artist: Michael Allred Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 27, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 8
8.2Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

• The demon, Shuma Gorath, is ready to cast the Earth into Eternal Chaos!
The problem is, if the Silver Surfer, the Hulk, and Dr. Strange CAN find a way to stop him...
•'s Dawn Greenwood who will have to pay the price... with her life.

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Aug 27, 2014

    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? Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Shadowhawk's Shade - Abhinav Jain Aug 28, 2014

    With a really nice feel-good ending, the way is open for some more cosmic adventures and I can't wait to see what's in store! Read Full Review

  • 9.0 - Chase Magnett Aug 28, 2014

    Silver Surfer is one of the most fun comics being published right now. Its helmed by two creators with bold voices and confidence to spare. Together, theyre telling stories filled with imagination and joy. Silver Surfer #5 holds as much potential as even the best Defenders comic, filling every panel with new wonders. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Aug 30, 2014

    There's no doubt about it anymore: Silver Surfer is just Dan Slott writing Doctor Who. Considering I'm a fan of all three, I am definitely OK with that interpretation. Slott's love for both shines through with every issue, and he's crafting some wonderfully imaginative stories. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin Aug 28, 2014

    Silver Surfer #5 is an exceptionally entertaining piece of fiction. It doesn't push the boundaries of its storied protagonist but it does cement his personality. And so if you find yourself saying “Board to me” then you might need to pick this up. Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - Matt Dodge Aug 29, 2014

    The latter half of the issue features a series of nightmares, punctuated by attacks from the Lovecraftian forces of the Lord of Nightmares (so metal), and this is when the effect of Allred's style is most obvious. The creatures are all tentacles and teeth, monsters to be sure, but the intent here is not to terrify or repulse the reader. These same creatures rendered by Travel Foreman or Rafael Albuquerque would have been grotesque and horrifying abominations, and make the book into something darker and more grim; that is not what "Silver Surfer" is about, at least not in this incarnation. Allred draws the monsters in a way that makes them clearly threatening and dangerous, but the reader expecting blood and guts to start flying. There are definitely stakes to the story, but Allred doesn't resort to harsh violence in an attempt to make everything seem more important. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    IGN - Jeff Lake Aug 28, 2014

    Dan Slott and Michael Allred have already proven to be masters of mixing the impossible with the mundane, but issue #5 of Silver Surfer may just take the (cosmic) cake as the oddest installment thus far. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicosity - Sam Marx Aug 28, 2014

    The book wraps up with a genuine heartfelt moment between Dawn and her sister Eve as Dawn decides to surf off with Norinn. Now we can get to the good stuff: space! I cant say for certain that the events in this issue were wholly necessary as the Surfer was about to head into space at the end of issue four anyway, but it provides a quick story thats fun, brings in a few of our favorite characters, and provides a bit more background for Dawn to join in on this journey. I cant argue with this degree of fun too much! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Dan Leicht Aug 29, 2014

    Reading this series its easy to see the creators are having a lot of fun with the story. Were given a take on the Silver Surfer that is fresh and welcoming, and Dawn is a great companion to both Silver Surfer and Toomie! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Sep 2, 2014

    A fun, fairy tale-like story that doesn't aim to be more complicated than that. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Nerds Unchained - Jeremy Radick Aug 28, 2014

    The tag line of this book is “Anywhere and Everywhere – Hang On!” So far, it lives up to that. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Rob McMonigal Aug 28, 2014

    This is a fun but flawed comic. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Aug 28, 2014

    "Silver Surfer" #5 is a good looking book, and it completes the opening story arc with the Surfer and Dawn fully paired up and ready for adventures. With a fun story and great art, what's not to like? I'm looking forward to the title going full steam ahead now that the opening sequence has been completed. All in all, a nice beginning. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Herald - Travis Bass Aug 30, 2014

    Overall this is a fine issue. While I really like the premise of the book, I like the writing, and I love the art, I wish this book had reached the exploration point I have been waiting for. Granted, this issue wraps up the opening story arc, and we finally reach the point where Dawn wants to explore the unknown with the Silver Surfer. Despite the negativity I seem to be giving off about this series, I still highly recommend this series, especially if you're a fan of weird realities, trippy images, and just a fun energy to everything. Read Full Review

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