Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Reader's Diary #1683- J. Michael Straczynski (writer), Esad Ribic (artist): Silver Surfer Requiem

I've been hearing a lot about a great buzz about Dan Slott's recent Silver Surfer run, though it's usually followed up with comments about how sad it is. Unfortunately I've not yet been able to get my hands on these particular comments yet, but my Silver Surfer curiousity has at least been piqued and I was able to get my hands on J. Michael Straczynski and Esad Ribic's Silver Surfer Requiem trade.

I've encountered both of these artists before but was underwhelmed both times. Not so this time around. The story of Silver Surfer making peace with his upcoming death (don't worry, this wasn't canon) was poignant and Ribic's watercoloured art was not only unexpected but added a heft to the story which otherwise ran the risk of cheap and obvious sentimentality.

As there's a lot of soul searching and reflection, it's also a good place for those like myself to get to know the Silver Surfer character; his history and personality.

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