CoverSilver Surfer/Warlock: Resurrection #1
Published by Marvel Comics

March, 1993

"The Pact"

Writer: Jim Starlin
Penciling: Jim Starlin
Inks: Terry Austin

Color: Ian Laughlin
Letters: Jack Morelli

Editor: Craig Anderson
Chief: Tom DeFalco

Original Price: $2.50
Current Value: N/A (believe it or not)

History Behind Issue: Silver Surfer's love, Shalla-Bal, died in the graphic novel "Homecoming," and Adam Warlock has distributed the Infinity Gems to his team, the Infinity Watch.  Jim Starlin, writer of the Infinity Gauntlet and Silver Surfer #34-50, writers/penciles this mini-series.

Plot: A summary of the graphic novel: Homecoming is given. In the novel, the Surfer learns that Zenn-La has been stolen away by a being known as the Great One. It has become a world reduced to a thought pattern and added to a planetary collection. With the help of Moondragon, Norrin is able to penetrate into it and finds happiness with his beloved temporarily. However, a personification of the Great One soon appears and becomes annoyed at the realization that he has an uninvited guest. The two fight and the Silver Surfer inadvertently kills the Great One. With Moondragon's help, they are able to save the worlds by using Shalla Bal as an anchor to the psychic machinations. Unfortunately, the process takes longer than they anticipated and Shalla Bal is lost to them. After the Silver Surfer broods a bit, Warlock coerces the Surfer to make a deal with him. He will attempt to retrieve Shalla Bal from the "death" realm if he will become their "friend" and offer aid when they need it. Norrin is incredulous about this being possible, but Warlock tells him that Shalla Bal's death was different, almost metaphysical, otherwise this would not be possible. They travel to a distant planet, where using the Surfer's power injected into the soul gem, modified and redirected to the mind gem, they begin opening a portal. Things get a little out of control as Moondragon loses control of the opening and demons come through into this dimension.

Continued in Silver Surfer/Warlock #2

Comments: The story is good, the art is alright.

Review written by Alexander Soto


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