Silver Surfer #57-58
Issue(s): Silver Surfer #57, Silver Surfer #58
We see that after the Silver Surfer tried to grab Thanos' Gauntlet in Infinity Gauntlet #4, Thanos blasted him.
And that blast sends the Silver Surfer into a dream world where he's given a tour of his psyche by a guy named Virtual Reality (or is he King Mob from Invisibles?).
For the same reasons i don't like issues featuring D'Spayre, i find these issues to be too overt of a way for a character to deal with psychological issues.
In the end, the Surfer learns to forgive those who have wronged him (like his parents, who committed suicide), accept the forgiveness of others, and forgive himself.
Again, it ties back nicely to the story from Silver Surfer #50, but to do it over two issues of heavy symbolism and characters named Virtual Reality is very tedious. And it's hard to believe that the revelations about the Surfer's past came eight issues ago. What has happened in this book since then? Virtually Nothing.
Of more long term consequence, Reptyl is reborn in this issue.
And something is going on with the Collector, whose silhouette you may recognize if you made it all the way through The Collection Obsession.
Quality Rating: D+
Chronological Placement Considerations: Takes place after the Silver Surfer tries to grab the Infinity Gauntlet from Thanos in Infinity Gauntlet #4.
Crossover: Infinity Gauntlet
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: N/A
Pointless story, sloppy art.
Posted by: Bob | October 11, 2015 5:24 PM
Yep, skipped these when reading to my kids.
Posted by: Grom | October 11, 2015 9:47 PM
Yeah, this was pretty much when I gave up on "Silver Surfer" too. Two consecutive two-part stories that are both dream sequences? For good or bad, previous crossovers were much better integrated. I probably kept reading this title for a few more issues, and "Dr. Strange," the only other non-X-title I followed, but I'll bet that I won't be able to tell when you get to the stuff I didn't read. These stories are just that unmemorable.
Posted by: ChrisW | October 12, 2015 2:46 PM
There's a footnote to the Super-Skrull leaving Reptyl in space in Fantastic Four Annual 24- shouldn't that be listed in References?
Posted by: Michael | October 15, 2015 8:13 AM
Posted by: fnord12 | October 15, 2015 10:30 AM
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