The Silver Surfer will be back starring in his own title come February 2011, as announced by Marvel Comics Monday afternoon. Helming the five-issue miniseries will be writer Greg Pak and artist Stephen Segovia.It's the Surfer's first in-continuity solo title since the 2006 Annihilation: Silver Surfer miniseries (Marvel Knights released Silver Surfer: Requiem in 2007), released as a tie-in to the cosmic Annihilation event, and the first to simply be titled Silver Surfer since 2003. Pak has written the Silver Surfer in his Planet Hulk storyline, and the character is currently appearing in Marvel's Chaos War event, co-written by Pak and Fred Van Lente. The character, best known as the most prominent herald of Galactus, was created by Jack Kirby and first appeared in 1966's Fantastic Four #48. In an interview last week with Newsarama, Pak said, "I can say definitively that there will be major Chaos War-related repercussions in at least two books that I’m writing," though whether that was referring to Silver Surfer remains to be seen. Like the previously announced Hawkeye: Blindspot miniseries, Silver Surfer #1 was announced with a $2.99 price tag. The full press release from Marvel follows: The herald of Galactus returns this February in the pages of Silver Surfer, from the electrifying creative team of Greg Pak and Stephen Segovia! The dreaded herald of the world-eater returns to Earth, but what fate does the High Evolutionary hold for the man behind the sentinel of the spaceways?!
“Introducing him as the Silver Savage in "Planet Hulk" was ridiculously fun. Now we're having a chance to do something even more insane, telling a story utterly grounded in human emotion that embraces the Surfer's cosmic mythology while shattering all expectations” says writer, Greg Pak. “This is the Surfer you've always loved and a Surfer you've never seen before. Long-time fans, dontcha dare miss it! New readers, come on in -- this is a perfect jumping on point for rediscovering Marvel's shining, silver star.”
The wielder of the power cosmic has survived many battles, but can anything prepare him for what lies ahead? Find out in February when the game-changing Silver Surfer #1 (of 5) debuts in comic shops everywhere!
SILVER SURFER #1 (of 5)
Written by GREG PAK
Pencils by STEPHEN SEGOVIA
Cover by CARLO PAGULAYAN
COMING THIS FEBRUARY!Is the time right for a new SILVER SURFER series?