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Essential Silver Surfer, Vol. 2 (Essential Silver Surfer #2)

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After years of Earthbound exile, the Silver Surfer soars the seas of space once more and finds plenty of peril awaiting when the Elders of the Universe try something new: all-out war on Galactus! Plus: space piracy, intergalactic war, doppelgangers and the Surfer caught in a four-sided interstellar love triangle! Guest-starring the Fantastic Four, the Eternals, and ...more
Paperback, 600 pages
Published June 20th 2007 by Marvel
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Jul 05, 2010 Stephen rated it liked it
3.0 to 3.5 stars. Silver Surfer has always been a favorite character of mine and this omnibus collects the first 18 issues of the second ongoing series for the former "Herald of Galactus." This is a great introduction to the character, showing all of his awesome physical power, together with his inherent loneliness and his essential humanity. Recommended!!!
Jan 26, 2008 Jon rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: science fiction people who also like comics
The Silver Surfer is my favorite comic book super hero bar none. The Surfer is one of the purest superheroes but is prone to existential crises about his place in the universe, etc. I find this combination fascinating. He is an extemely powerful being but is often plagued with a very human self doubt. Of course he always manages to rise to the occasion despite impossible odds like any good superhero.

The problems the Surfer encounters are often of a cosmic scale which transforms them into much m
Paul Mirek
In the hands of Lee and Buscema, the original Silver Surfer ongoing series was a heady dose of Lee's most humanistic writing, bringing the metaphors of superhero conflict to a vaster canvas of one individual's spiritual awakening (itself another metaphor). If you're interested in learning more about that sort of thing, I recommend this Comics Alliance feature.

If not, suffice it to say that Englehart's run (which represents the majority of this omnibus) throws that out the window. Instead of pith
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Jan 22, 2013 Gordon Lee rated it it was amazing
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Mar 11, 2011 Ryan rated it it was amazing
Silver Surfer is an interesting character that's had a bit of a tricky relationship towards the rest of the Marvel universe. He's cosmic, and alien, full of sleekness and speed, but given the nature of a shared Marvel universe, he spent a lot of time trapped on Earth, which eventually started to become a major limitation on the character.

Englehart tosses all that aside, returning the Surfer to his cosmic roots and using him as a tool to explore the intergalactic portion of the MU. There's lots o
Joel Patterson
Mar 12, 2016 Joel Patterson rated it it was amazing
This volume sees the Silver Surfer finally freed from his earthly imprisonment and introduces many new interstellar storylines and plots involving Galactus, the Kree, the Skrulls, the Celestials, and the Elders of the Universe! The Silver Surfer also forms many new romantic entanglements and loyalties. An excellent collection of the Marvel Universe beyond Earth!!!
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Jul 13, 2009 Kevin Cortez rated it it was amazing
I'm not a big fan of what Stan Lee/Jack Kirby/John Buscema did with the character and series at all, but when Steve Englehart took over, I fell in love with the character. Reading these early Marvel titles made me love the character overall. This was the series that made me love comic books.
Sep 01, 2011 Jeremy rated it really liked it
For a comic of its era it was well done. More profound than others, but still a comic book. Good junk-food.
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Stan Lee (born Stanley Martin Lieber) is an American writer, editor, creator of comic book superheroes, and the former president and chairman of Marvel Comics.

With several artist co-creators, most notably Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko, he co-created Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four, the X-Men, Iron Man, the Hulk, Daredevil, the Silver Surfer, Dr. Strange, and many other characters, introducing complex,
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