More great #1’s from Marvel, Lets take a quick look, shall we?
Silver Surfer #1
Writer: Dan Slott
Artist: Mike Allred
Colorist: Laura Allred
Letterer: VC’s Clayton Cowles
Assistant Editor: Jake Thomas
Editor: Tom Brevoort
The Silver Surfer kicks off a new series brought to us by Dan Slott and Mike Allred, one I have been looking forward to since it was first announced. I was sold the moment I saw that Allred was attached to this series, it’s such a perfect fit I’m amazed it took this long. Allred getting to bring his retro pop-art, sci-fi sensibilities on a Marvel cosmic book? Sign me up please. Slott introduces us to Dawn who will be the Surfer’s female companion, first as a child making a wish on a shooting star, which was the Surfer on his first visit to Earth. The Surfer is recruited by the Incredulous Zed to save The Impericon, the Impossible Place, a place hidden from Heralds of Galactus… In order to get the Surfer to help, something called The Motivator is used, a device that, “finds the one person in all of creation who means the most to them,” which turns out to be Dawn, to the confusion of the Surfer. This book is set to be a fun ride through the Marvel cosmos, and with art and colors by the Allred’s, and a fun tone from Slott, I cannot wait for more. Check it out.
All-New Ghost Rider #1
Writer: Felipe Smith
Artist: Tradd Moore
Colorists: Nelson Daniel & Val Staples
Letterer: VC’s Joe Caramagna
Production: Manny Medeiros
Assistant Editor: Emily Shaw
Editor: Mark Paniccia
There is an all-new Ghost Rider in the Marvel Universe, written by Felipe Smith with art by Tradd Moore. This issue is a set up, introduces to Robbie Reyes, a mechanic, taking care of his disabled younger brother in East Los Angeles. After some punks steal his brothers wheelchair and give Robbie a beating, Robbie decides to sneak out to race a car from his shop, in an effort to get $50,000 to get his brother a new wheelchair and get out of their neighborhood… Which leads to Robbie’s death, and rebirth as the Ghost Rider. The art by Moore, is great, kinetic, expressive, the racing is great looking, and the new GR, while a bit of a departure from recent Riders is pretty rad. Props to Smith too, for setting things up effectively, looking forward to see where this book goes from here. Just out of curiosity, is Johnny Blaze still a Ghost Rider over in Thunderbolts? And wasn’t there another new GR not too long ago? Another win for Marvel. And good job to Mark Paniccia, for putting together an exciting creative team and letting them cut loose.
2 thoughts on “Surfin’ & Ridin’”
Dude, I even liked the art on the title/credit page for Ghost Rider (I’m sure there’s a more technical term for that page). Definitely liked this book. Still gotta read Silver Surfer though.
Yeah, I guess that would fall under the production credit. It’s good looking all around. Was a bit surprised to see the word “Tard” in there, but whatever