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Silver Surfer: Devolution Paperback – September 7, 2011
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- Publisher : Marvel; 1st Edition (September 7, 2011)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 200 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0785156658
- ISBN-13 : 978-0785156659
- Reading age : 13 years and up
- Grade level : 8 and up
- Item Weight : 9.1 ounces
- Dimensions : 6.75 x 0.25 x 10.25 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #2,798,375 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Artwork: Any Silver Surfer comic calls for a certain level of quality in the artwork due to the tricky subject matter, and Devolution is no exception. I don't really care for the style of the art, but some of the images are pretty damn impressive. For example (without giving too much away) there is a panel where the Surfer stops a barrage of bullets behind him, another in which the silver coating and surfboard are melting away, and (most impressively) a scene in which Galactus climbs out of the sun.
Overall, Devolution falters at times, with a few confusing plot details and the occasional awkward dialogue, but it fully delivers when it counts. Fully worth the money.
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Der Band liest sich gut, rundet mit einem glaubwürdigen Ende auch gut ab, aber ich bin nicht wirklich reingekommen.
Ich finde, dass der Silver Surfer mitsamt Galactus zu den interessanten Marvelcharaktären gehören, deswegen habe ich mir dieses Trade besorgt.
Man erfährt erstaunlich viel über sen Surfer und der ganze Storybogen ist sehr gut. Die Zeichnungen haben mir persönlich nicht ganz so gut gefallen, aber das ist wohl geschmacksache. Eigentlich gibt es nicht viel daran auszusetzen, außer eben, dass es mich nicht wirklich gepackt hat und ich auch nicht traurig war, als ich dann fertig geworden bin mit lesen.
Für Fans aber sicher ein Muss!
For readers new to the Silver Surfer, this book is not indicative of the tone or sophistication of the hero's usual adventures. This comic is brash, hectic and void of any emotional, political or philosophical drama. In a word, fluff. The book also doesn't capture the scope and sense of the epic that the Surfer's tales usually encompass. Considering this (very insubstantial) miniseries is all that comprises the Silver Surfer's 6th solo volume, it really is a waste to have him bum around earth doing things of no great importance. The ending tries to give the impression that events in this series have a cosmic significance. They don't. There are much better runs on the Surfer and much better series in which he stars.
One note on the art: it is variable. It is certainly a flashy book, often well drawn enough but sometimes manages the bizarre feat of having its characters enter the uncanny valley. That's not an issue I've ever come across before in mainstream comics.
If you want to get into Silver Surfer look into Dan Abnett's run on Marvel's cosmic universe, go back further to Englehart and Starlin's work (heck, all of Silver Surfer Volume 3) or Stan Lee's original stories.
Avoid this waste of ink and paper - you can do better.