Silver Surfer: In Thy Name #1

Writer: Simon Spurrier Artist: Tan Eng Huat Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: November 7, 2007 Critic Reviews: 6
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  • 10
    The Weekly Crisis - Kirk Warren Nov 7, 2007

    Excellent first issue that features a perfect portrayal of the Silver Surfer in what could be one of his greatest stories based on this first issue alone. Here's hoping they can follow up on this incredible first issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Nov 7, 2007

    No, it's not quite Requiem 2, but it's close enough to make me very happy. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Matthew J. Brady Nov 4, 2007

    I dont know how much interest most comics readers will have in this sort of book, but fans of the Silver Surfer will probably enjoy an adventure of his that doesnt involve the Fantastic Four or Galactus. Of course, the book could go south in the future, but its an interesting beginning, and it might turn out to be quite good. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Paul Brian McCoy Nov 4, 2007

    I have seen some preview pages online where the distinctiveness of the color shading was stronger and easier to make out, so I hope it is just a problem with the files we have. If thats the case, then this is definitely worth taking a look at, especially if you already enjoy the Silver Surfer character, or have been curious about him. Its nice to see Marvel taking chances with their science fiction properties again after a long drought. With this, Nova, and Annihilation: Conquest all going on at the same time, theres a lot of cosmic-level science fiction to enjoy at Marvel these days. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Dave Wallace Nov 4, 2007

    I think that this book will probably suffer unfavourable comparisons to the recent Silver Surfer: Requiem miniseries, and that would be a shame, as it deserves to be judged on its own merits. However, Im not sure that it would get a great reaction from its audience either way. Theres some potentially interesting (if dry) philosophical material, theres some large-scale superhero action, and theres a solid enough central premise, but it somehow doesnt come together in the way a good comic should. Still, its not completely without merit: the core storyline still seems quite promising, and regardless of the weaknesses in the writing, it might be worth a look for many readers due to its pretty art alone. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics Bulletin - Bryant Frattalone Nov 4, 2007

    A good choice of artist may not save this story from an unmemorable fill in status. Read Full Review

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