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Silver Surfer: Parable (Silver Surfer)

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Silver Surfer: Parable collects a two-issue miniseries written by Stan Lee and illustrated by Moebius, orginally published by Marvel's Epic Comics imprint in 1988 and 1989. This miniseries won the Eisner Award for "Best Finite/Limited Series" in 1989.
Hardcover, 72 pages
Published December 28th 1988 by Marvel Comics (first published January 19th 1988)
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Albert
Oct 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
Silver Surfer: Parable, written by Stan Lee and drawn by Moebius is easily one of the best stories to come out of Marvel's eighties era that has gone largely unnoticed and under appreciated by today's Marvel comics fandom. Much like the Silver Surfer himself. Parable is often referred to as one of the first Marvel tales that may take place in an alternate universe. With an alternate Silver Surfer and an alternate Earth. The events in Parable don't seem to fit in with any predominant Marvel story ...more
Zack Zildjan
Dec 26, 2013 rated it really liked it
I have seen (on here and elsewhere...but mostly on here) people say that Silver Surfer: Parable is the "worst" thing that Stan Lee has written.

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.......c'mon now.

It begs the question of whether or not they have ever actually read ANYTHING else that was penned by Stan Lee? I have no problem complimenting Stan Lee as a great "idea man". In coming up with ideas for characters, in his day, he was (arguably) unrivaled. Of course, let's not forget that he had even more imaginative, creative men worki
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Andrew
Jun 05, 2014 rated it it was ok
Recommended to Andrew by: andrew.edwards91@gmail.com
Shelves: c-comics, read-own-d
A really shallow commentary on religion and spirituality. The notes in the back of the book by Moebius hint at the possibility that he didn't want to do this. Lee says they met each other for coffee and Moebius said he liked Lee's work, especially Silver Surfer. Moebius states that he received a detailed plot - not a script (the Marvel way) - from Lee and struggled to begin the book. Moebius seems to have a high opinion of the work; perhaps because critics praised it in comparison to the other A ...more
Jon(athan) Nakapalau
A future televangelist thinks that he can be the (self appointed) messenger of Galactus and force he frightened population to follow him...but false gods have a way of falling on those who worship them. Stan Lee (story) + Moebius (art) = classic Silver Surfer parable!
Artur Coelho
Feb 03, 2013 rated it really liked it
Um clássico dos comics, graças à colaboração extemporânea entre dois grandes representantes de duas vertentes maiores da banda desenhada. Uma colisão entre o argumento e formato comic de Stan Lee e o lirismo da bande dessiné de Moebius. O resultado é um híbrido atípico, comic mainstream com sabor intimista. Stan Lee leva ao exagero a veia moralista que caracterizou o clássico Silver Surfer com Jack Kirby. Este personagem sempre teve uma vertente de cordeiro sacrificial, de meta-herói disposto a ...more
Alexander Case
Apr 19, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics, superheroes
This is as much a Moebius work as it is a Stan Lee work, and it is fantastic. Anyone who wants to call themselves a fan of Moebius needs to read this. Period.
Stephen
Nov 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
One of the very few Moebius art projects for Marvel. I think I had a poster of Iron Man he did as well, maybe a cover or a pin up somewhere, but that's about it as far as I know.

Quite a shame. Can you even imagine a Thanos story or some of the more cosmic characters like The Watcher being drawn by this master?

Oh well, what we have is good and it is appreciated.

Zehra Kaya
Feb 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
"Çılgın fanatizmleri hiç bitmeyecek mi ? neden taptıkları şey adına şiddete başvuruyorlar ki ? en büyük gücün sevgi olduğunu bu kadar çabuk mu unuttular ?"
Kesinlekle uzun zamandır okuduğum en güzel ve anlamlı çizgi roman
Synchro
Jul 14, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Stan Lee And Moebius.
Nuff' said.
Mladen
Jul 15, 2015 rated it really liked it
Loved Moebius' drawing, lettering also. Story was good, plausable.
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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.

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