Silver Surfer: Black #1

Writer: Donny Cates Artist: Tradd Moore Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: June 12, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 19 User Reviews: 60
8.7Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

Spinning out of GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #1, almost the entire galaxy's defenders have been blown through a black hole, including the Silver Surfer! But the story doesn't end there... In order to fight back the oblivion, Surfer will have to fight to save his own soul and not lose himself to the void. Follow the Sentinel of the Spaceways on a journey that will change him forever!
From superstars Donny Cates (VENOM, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY) and Tradd Moore (ALL-NEW GHOST RIDER, VENOM)!
Rated T+

  • 10
    AIPT - Robyn Montgomery Jun 11, 2019

    An absolutely great story with some amazing surrealist art creates one of the best colored books. Read Full Review

  • 10 - Chase Magnett Jun 12, 2019

    There are few better compliments to be paid to a comic and, if the rest of Silver Surfer: Black maintains this momentum, readies this story to join a pantheon of classic Silver Surfer tales and artists. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Jun 13, 2019

    Ready made for a black light or maybe even some sick van art, Silver Surfer: Black is a rollicking, mind-altering debut. Read Full Review

  • 10
    The Brazen Bull - Charlie Chipman Jun 12, 2019

    Silver Surfer: Black is a mind-melting masterpiece. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Sequential Planet - Ethan Maddux Jun 13, 2019

    This is an example of two creators that are perfectly in sync, so much so that trying to separate their contributions to the book is nigh impossible. If you're interested in the craft of comics, there's not many better places to look for an example of the collaborative effort involved. Alternatively, if you're just interested in some wild space adventures; this book is appropriately wild. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    Comic Watch - Nicholas Osborn Jun 13, 2019

    'Silver Surfer: Black #1' is a wildly distinctive take on the fan-favorite character that yields some unexpectedly enjoyable results. Though not particularly welcoming for new readers, this series looks to thrust the Silver Surfer back into the spotlight in a major way. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Colin Tessier Jun 11, 2019

    With Silver Surfer Black #1, Marvel delivers an exceptional introduction to a new miniseries and it also functions fairly well as a standalone issue. The art is consistently a sight to behold and the narration deserves to be reread multiple times for its heartfelt expressiveness. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Doom Rocket - Jarrod Jones Jun 13, 2019

    It's a story that aspires to be more than this"we can practically feel that ambition humming through the pages, and perhaps we'll even see it realized before the series ends. As for the longevity of it all, that will depend on how much it ultimately needs to lean on its writer's own professional journey. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Multiversity Comics - Gustavo S Lodi Jun 13, 2019

    Final Verdict: 8.9 – “Silver Surfer: Black” #1 is amazingly fast-paced and deep at the same time, knowing how to balance its epic scale with a truthful and deep character focus and voice. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Word Of The Nerd - Brent Jackson Jun 11, 2019

    If you like Donny Cates' writing you are going to like this series. You dig Tradd Moore's art, then you will dig this series. If you are a fan of Donny Cates and Tradd Moore you are in for a treat with Silver Surfer: Black #1. Cates weaves a tragic, melancholic tale of the Silver Surfer, which brings him into a whole new direction. With the wild, energetic visuals of Tradd Moore, Silver Surfer: Black #1 is something that is truly like nothing else on the stands. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jun 12, 2019

    Silver Surfer: Black is a gorgeously rendered comic with plenty to offer fans of the character and the creative team. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Graphic Policy - Brett Jun 12, 2019

    If the issue isn't on your radar, it should be. As someone who has never liked the Silver Surfer as a character, this debut issue has me wanting to read more immediately. Add in that this is a chapter in Cates' bigger plan makes it a must. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    411Mania - John Pumpernickel Jun 20, 2019

    I can't say enough about the art and coloring, as it's the finest the Silver Surfer has looked in recent memory. A great start to what looks like what will be a great series. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Geek'd Out - Nico Sprezzatura Jun 12, 2019

    I dont mean to overshadow writer Donny Cates in praising Moores contributions here, because it should also be commended how well hes structuring his Guardians of the Galaxy run. Silver Surfer: Black is a spinoff, of sorts, to his Guardians saga, but I think it also stands on its own as a neat little Silver Surfer story that can be read divorced of that context. Even if I think Moores art functions so well as visual storytelling that it almost renders the text redundant, Cates has a pretty good handle on the character and his voice that will serve him well as the series continues. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Harlan Ivester Jun 12, 2019

    Silver Surfer: Black #1 is surreal. I really can’t think of a better word to describe it. It’s surreal and chaotic in all the right ways. This is a great next step for Cates’ cosmic Marvel. It’s a perfect starting point for any kind of Marvel fan, and they’ll surely stick around for more of this juicy script brought to life and served with more eye-candy than you hope for. Doesn’t really matter where you stand on Silver Surfer or cosmic Marvel or Marvel in general. You’ll want to pick this up. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jun 11, 2019

    While I'm not sure I'm ready to join the breathless praise I've seen of this book elsewhere, Silver Surfer: Black is a strong follow-up to Cates' work on Guardians of the Galaxy, and deserves a place on your bookshelf simply to see a modern-day master like Moore chase the galaxy untethered. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Beat - Jun 12, 2019

    Silver Surfer: Black #1 is a confident BUY based on Tradd Moore's epic art alone. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Branden Murray Jun 12, 2019

    Silver Surfer: Black kicks off the new mini for the character, providing a trippy ride that digs deep into the psyche of the Silver Surfer, and makes you wonder what's in store for the character going forward. Donny Cates continues to bring his unique touch to the Marvel Universe, with Tradd Moore's art and Dave Stewart on colors, he's in good company to make sure his vision comes to life. Certainty a must read for anyone enjoying the current Guardians run. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Jun 19, 2019

    Silver Surfer: Black #1 doesn't quite sell me on the concept of the mini-series, but it does layout a new challenge for our hero to survive his new reality (which appears to be eating away at him) and return to soar the stars once more. For fans. Read Full Review

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