Silver Surfer #7 | Writer: Dan Slott | Artist: Michael Allread | Colorist: Laure Allread | Publisher: Marvel Comics | Price: $3.99 | From my column at Forces of Geek.com
The childhood me would have hated everything about this book because of the cosmic friendship Dan Slott has developed between Silver Surfer and Dawn, along with random craziness such as lady bug space creatures.
However, now that I’m in my mid-thirties, married with three cats, a dog, and some amazing nieces and nephews, I find myself saying the word “cute” more than is probably socially acceptable among my comrades, but that’s the first word that comes to mind when reading this book.
There is an almost irresistible charm to this story that Slott injects with such warmth and vigor that made me yearn for Dawn and Surfer to reunite after being lost in the empty void of space. By definition, this isn’t a love story, but feelings of intense admiration lying below the surface drives the narrative to the point where you don’t care about shoot outs and fisticuffs. You just want to see these two have a jolly good time riding the waves of deep space.
Michael Allread is the perfect artist for this type of endeavor. His zany depictions don’t take themselves too seriously yet, they command your attention in a way where you have no choice but to have fun with space rednecks trying to force Dawn into a cosmic shotgun wedding.
The refreshing nature of this book gives readers a break from the next major intergalactic threat and displays the softer and crazier side of space. This issue serves as a great jumping on point since a recap of what you might have missed is seamlessly woven into the current story.
Score: 4.5 out of 5