Updated on 16 October, 2021
The Silver Surfer is a fantastic four issue comic book written and illustrated by Stan Lee. It was published in June of 1961. In this comic, the good guy (Silver Surfer) fights the bad guy (cersus) with the help of his trusty, friend, Gamma orb. The story is a tale of the hero trying to right wrongs he's caused while also struggling with the evil schemes he knows are a part of his life. The Silver Surfer is a constant thorn in the Marvel comics flesh since its creation.
The first issue of the Silver Surfer Comic featured an interesting storyline where the good guy was accused of being a villain. He was taken into custody and subjected to all kinds of gruesome treatments including having his skin burned off. In one of the most amazing sequences, the Silver Surfer used his super strength to punch a hole through a steel beam. This was one of the first comics to feature the concept of the " Infinity Stone" that became integral to the Silver Surfer's identity.
The Silver Surfer Comic has gone through several major changes over the years. The first major change was an incredible six issues long storyline that took place over the span of two years. This storylines featured the original Marvel characters, as well as some interesting new additions. Issues #1 to #6 featured the classic themes of friendship, honesty, the power of love, the struggle of the values we believe in and much more.
The Silver Surfer Comic Book was a huge hit with both adults and children. It was the start of a legendary run that would continue for several years with several different writers, artists and colors. Issue #8 through #12 featured the classic theme of the day, the fight against the evil villain, Doctor Drakken. Many of the classic Silver Surfer characters returned for this book, including the beloved green and yellow color scheme that was featured so often in those early issues.
Following the successful completion of issue eight, the super-hero returned in the wonderful Fantastic Four Specialty comic books. The fantastic four faced off against the villain Doctor Doom and his henchmen, who were sent from the sinister Doctor Spectrum. The team had various mishaps, while the Fantastic Four saved the world time again. The Silver Surfer and the rest of the Fantastic Four constantly went up against each other, bringing joy and humor to readers for many years to come. The Silver Surfer was introduced to the world for the first time in this series. Issue eleven featured a special story featuring the mysterious stranger known as the Doctor Strange.
The Silver Surfer is known for his wide variety of abilities. He is able to channel energy, dimension, time and space, as well as time and space itself. He was one of the first of the great heroes to have an unbreakable costume. The costume is composed of an outfit consisting of a white and silver suit with yellow accents on the shirt, gloves, boots and helmet. The costume has a white belt with a gold buckle, which when undone allows the costume to become the Silver Surfer.
The Silver Surfer's real name is Dr. David Halliwell, and he was a British warlock who made a deal with the devil. In exchange for the knowledge of how to defeat the Fantastic Four, the devil made a deal with Halliwell to help him in his quest across the dimensions. In the first few appearances of the Silver Surfer, the devil possessed Halliwell's body and assumed the form of the devil's son, Negasonic. This made Halliwell an arch enemy of the Fantastic Four, as he was always trying to recruit them for his army of villains. In some rare instances, the devil possessed the mind of the Surfer and used it to trap him in the Land of the Cross, where the Silver Surfer was forced to fight Spider-Man.
As the world's mightiest heroes remained to be too powerful for the goodman, they were forced to go into exile. The Fantastic Four went their separate ways, leaving the herald's skull as their symbol. In the most recent appearance of the Silver Surfer, the devil, now known as Doctor Octopus, possessed the mind of the greatest warrior in the world, and gained the strength needed to go toe to toe with the Fantastic Four. The evil genius possessed the science of the Fantastic Four and was about to use this to conquer the world when the Silver Surfer, aided by the Fantastic Four, tried to stop him. With the help of the psychic technician named Mindette, the Surfer was able to throw his foe into a wormhole, and he escaped the Earth with the other Fantastic Four.