CoverSilver Surfer #34, Vol. 3
Published by Marvel Comics

February, 1990

"Even Demigods Must Dream"

Writer: Jim Starlin
Penciling: Ron Lim
Inks: Tom Christopher

Color: Tom Vincent
Letters: Ken Bruzenak

Editor: Craig Anderson
Chief: Tom DeFalco

Original Price: $1.00
Current Value: $7.00

History Behind Issue: Jim Starlin's first issue on the Silver Surfer introducing a new era to the title, including a new logo and a new enemy for the Silver Surfer, Thanos, who returns from the dead in this issue. This issue is the first in a series of Silver Surfer comics leading into the Infinity Gauntlet.

Plot: The Silver Surfer arrives to a desolate planet exhausted. For the first time in centuries, he sleeps and begins dreaming. He dreams he enters Death's realm as a mere shadow that no one can see. There, Death gives orders for her servants to release a particular soul who she intends to have perform some work for her. It is then revealed that the Silver Surfer is to be this soul's adversary and the Silver Surfer becomes no longer a mere shadow. The newly revived, floating soul fires powerful eye beams sending the Silver Surfer through several walls and feeling pain. He is left back at the entrance to Death's realm and walks out. A multitude of aliens are staring at a volcano. The Silver Surfer calls his board to him and flies to see what it is. A sacrifice is being performed and a child is thrown into the volcano. The Silver Surfer rushes down and saves the alien child just in time. The baby begins changing into a monstrosity and surrounds the Surfer attempting to suffocate him. The Silver Surfer blasts his way out and falls to the ground. As he rises, everything is gone and he wonders if it was all a dream. As he prepares to leave, the previously disembodied spirit in his dream appears to him on a throne-like chair calling himself - Thanos!

Continued in issue #35.

Comments: Not much happens in the story, because it's the beginning of a great arc that is about to come. The art is not bad, though nothing spectacular either.

Review written by Alexander Soto

 

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