Friday, July 20, 2012

Here's something for the ladies. The Korbinite ladies, I guess.

From Silver Surfer #121, "Execution Day" Written by George Perez, pencils by Scot Eaton, inks by Don Hudson. This was the conclusion of a ten, eleven part "Uni-Lord" saga written by Perez; involving the Surfer being split into several pieces and distributed between a batch of aliens. Not great. The Surfer gets himself together, and back to our reality, but also is zapped by a mysterious light...

He's found by his pals Beta Ray Bill and Quasar; the three had been called the Star Masters. I'm not sure by who. Bill had also been redesigned a bit, since in Warren Ellis's brief run on Thor, the World Tree Yggdrasil removed Thor's power from him. It looked like he was going to killed off, but Bill would return with the above costume and modified Stormbreaker hammer. Bill and Thor both had some terrible costumes there for a while.

Re-reading the last couple of years worth of Silver Surfer this afternoon, mostly written by J.M. DeMatteis, with a good stretch of art by Ron Garney. Mostly pretty good. I am mildly curious why I had Big Black Kiss #2 in the same box as a bunch of Silver Surfer and Micronauts...

1 comment:

Dale Bagwell said...

That is weird, almost as weird as those costumes. Good god did the late '95-'97 suck for Marvel, especially costume-wise. I blame it all on the influence by Image comics at the time.

Seriously though, why did Thor(and Beta Ray Bill) have to look glorified Chippendale dancers?

I myself did really enjoy Ellis' all too brief Thor run myself; especially when he made Thor and Enchantress finally knock boots like they've been wanting to do for decades. I loved the art and the story-line was pretty good too, but why did Ellis feel compelled to use a faux-John Constantine characters in the book? Made no sense at all.

Have a good weekend buddy, and avoid the theaters if you're going to see Batman. Check the news and you'll see why:(