(This review may contain spoilers).
I’d only known bits and pieces of the Silver Surfer before I read this comic book. I thought it was really interesting to see the origin of the Silver Surfer and to see how discontented with his life he was… even though it was technically a utopia. I thought his dissatisfaction with the society made a lot of sense, but it was quite a surprise that not one single other person shared his sense of discontent.
I did feel quite a bit of sympathy for the Silver Surfer in the first comic, even if I didn’t know very much about his history after he came to Earth. Still, I could understand why he might not be necessarily trusted…and it was interesting to see he was trying to give the people of Earth a common foe to fight.
It was really interesting to see more details of the different heralds of Galactus and it was especially good to see how each one began questioning and trying to turn Galactus away from the inhabited worlds.
I found Morg to be a really disturbing villain who had no real depth to him. Even Galactus seemed to have more depth, at least towards the end of the second set of comics.
I really liked Nova’s character and I would have liked the opportunity to see a bit more of her. It was also interesting to see the other heralds having to come together to fight against Morg… and I found it especially interesting to see how Terrax was convinced to join them. While I could understand the Silver Surfer’s points in regards to Morg… I actually felt Terrax had the right idea in what he ultimately did.
I would have liked some more detail of Captain Nebula and how that storyline might have fit in with what was going on with the Silver Surfer. It seemed quite disjointed and I felt like I was missing quite a lot of the background of that story, even though it was cool to see an android(ish) captain.
I liked seeing Firelord and Air Walker and it was also good to see the Silver Surfer’s confusion about the planet he and Firelord found Nova on.
I would like to see more of the Silver Surfer and the other former heralds in other comics. It would be nice to get to know more of them.