Silver Surfer #4

Writer: Dan Slott Artist: Michael Allred Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: July 16, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 20
8.1Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

• In order to return alien abductee Dawn Greenwood home, the Surfer must travel to the one place in the galaxy he dreads the most... Planet Earth!
•  And what should be a quick drop off turns into turns into one very... strange adventure.
•  Featuring: DOCTOR STRANGE, THE INCREDIBLE HULK, and some surprise guest stars. Including those movie stars on the cover!

  • 10
    Following The Nerd - Jake Tanner Jul 17, 2014

    I love this series and you should definitely be reading it. This issue is somewhat of a jumping on point if you missed the first arc (the first arc is referenced but not in a way that would confuse new readers) and it might be one of the funniest issues of any comic that's been released this year. Slott and the Allreds have already hit their stride just four issues in and the work they're doing absolutely demands your attention. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Nerds Unchained - Jeremy Radick Jul 17, 2014

    Frankly, the only reason this issue didn't get a perfect 10 was the ham-fisted and unnecessary Guardians cameo. I really hope they have some sort of role in the plot of this arc, because if it's what it seems (a meaningless appearance to help remind us that they've got a movie coming out) it's the only thing that mars this fantastic issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Shadowhawk's Shade - Abhinav Jain Jul 19, 2014

    For my money's worth, Silver Surfer #4 is an excellent issue that I really recommend. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Danny Wall Jul 19, 2014

    The Bottom Line: In balancing the mundane with the cosmic, this issue shows how the Silver Surfer works best– when he's put in situations that both highlight his strangeness and his humanity. There's also plenty of humor and suspense, thanks to both the script and the art, keeping things exciting, even with such a gratuitous and nearly pointless appearance with the Guardians of Galaxy. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jul 19, 2014

    The Guardians of the Galaxy make a random, pointless guest appearance at the start of this issue. It's abominable. I felt dirty reading the scene. Fortunately, Marvel isn't relying on just their forced comic appearances to sell the movie. And also fortunately, the rest of the comic is pretty awesome. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jul 17, 2014

    Silver Surfer #4 is absolutely enchanting, with some lovely touches of character and art, a shocking moment that makes perfect sense (OF COURSE he's heard of Star Wars, he has cosmic awareness!) and continues the streak of Surfer excellence. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    IGN - Jeff Lake Jul 17, 2014

    Snarling couches, Wizard of Oz references, seafood bisque -- if Silver Surfer goes any further off the beaten path we'll have to send in a rescue team for awesomeness extraction Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Coming Up Comics - David Melton Jul 16, 2014

    A great series for new and old fans of Silver Surfer to enjoy. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Jul 16, 2014

    Slott and the Allreds are doing something really special in Silver Surfer, and issue #4 is a great example of how crazy comics can be when done well. There really are no limits in this medium, and Slott and Allred are really showing that with this title. I highly recommend giving this one a shot (you can even pick up and start with issue #4) just to soak in some brilliant art and some bold storytelling. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Jul 16, 2014

    Dan Slott and Mike Allred's SILVER SURFER isn't your typical comic. They are pumping in some humor, mystery, and suspense while allowing us to see the Surfer in a slightly different fashion. For a character that's been around as long as he has, it's a nice change of pace. Slott is known for injecting his humor into titles. It might feel like a little too much at times but can you really complain over having a smile put on your face? Mike Allred art and Laura Allred's colors are something I never get enough of. There's also a mystery that's building and wait until you see that last page. What the heck is going on? I can't wait for the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Dan Leicht Jul 16, 2014

    This issue of Silver Surfer places Dawn back at her inn, but something is different. Youd think people would have a bigger reaction to her being in SPACE, right?! One panel however shows a quick glimpse, notifying the reader that something is going onand the Surfer is going to have to stick around until its been figured out. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jennifer Cheng Jul 21, 2014

    The reader's mileage will vary depending on how much he or she enjoyed the retro vibe of both the script and the visuals. The gradual introduction of occult forces into Anchor Bay in "Silver Surfer" #4 is the highlight of its efficient exposition for the beginning of another adventure. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge, III Jul 21, 2014

    Silver Surfer has been one of Marvel's ambitious creative gambles that has more than paid off during its debut arc. That said, even great titles disappoint sometimes. Silver Surfer #4 is a beautiful-looking comic that is peppered with a few engaging character moments, yet as a whole, it lags a bit. While not unreadable, I don't see much in issue four that I could give to a new reader of the Surfer to get them to come back next month, aside from the promise of more jokes and a possible Defenders reunion. Silver Surfer is a book that is more than worth a spot on your pull list, but issue four might not be the best jumping on point unless you are a Guardians of the Galaxy completist. They say you can't go home again and for the Silver Surfer, that may be more true than he ever cared to realize. Time will tell if that makes a good story or not. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Jul 24, 2014

    And on attempting to leave our hero finds himself trapped inside the barrier long since removed by Galactus meaning the most interesting aspect not toyed with in Slott's version of the character (his limitless ability to travel across all of space) has been removed along with his dignity and nobility. Kill me now. Read Full Review

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