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Mighty Marvel Masterworks: The Silver Surfer Vol. 1 - The Sentinel of the Spaceways

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When the world-devourer Galactus arrived at the planet Zenn-La, one man stood up to sacrifice himself to save his world: Norrin Radd! In exchange for forgoing his limitless hunger, Galactus transformed Norrin into the Silver Surfer and forced him into servitude as his herald. But all that changed on Earth, with the Surfer freed of Galactus but trapped on our planet. Written by Stan Lee and illustrated by John Buscema, these double-length tales of cosmic conflict are some of the most masterful Marvel sagas ever produced. You will experience awe at the Surfer's origin, be torn down to the depths of hell by Mephisto and witness a battle with Thor that shakes the heavens! Collecting SILVER SURFER (1968) #1-4, and material from FANTASTIC FOUR ANNUAL #5 and NOT BRAND ECHH #13.

ISBN-13: 9781302949099

Media Type: Paperback

Publisher: Outreach/New Reader

Publication Date: 12-05-2023

Pages: 192

Product Dimensions: 10.08h x 6.54w x 0.32d

Age Range: 10 - 14 Years

Writer/editor Stan Lee (1922-2018) made comic-book history together with Jack Kirby in 1961 with Fantastic Four #1. The monumental popularity of its new style inspired Lee to develop similarly themed characters -- including the Hulk and X-Men with Kirby, Spider-Man and Doctor Strange with Steve Ditko, and Daredevil with Bill Everett. After shepherding his creations through dozens of issues -- in some cases a hundred or more -- Lee allowed other writers to take over, but he maintained steady editorial control. Eventually, he helped expand Marvel into a multimedia empire. In recent years, his frequent cameo appearances in Marvel's films established Lee as one of the world's most famous faces.

John Buscema (1927-2002) literally wrote the book on being a Marvel artist -- namely, How To Draw Comics the Marvel Way -- and few were better qualified. His career dated back to the Timely/Atlas era of the late '40s and early '50s. Soon after beginning the Marvel Age of Comics, Stan Lee recruited Buscema from the advertising field to the Marvel Bullpen. Buscema followed a long run on Avengers with the long-anticipated first Silver Surfer series. He subsequently succeeded Jack Kirby on Fantastic Four, Thor and other titles. By the time of his retirement in 1996, Buscema had penciled nearly every Marvel title -- including his personal favorite, Conan the Barbarian.