"The Origin of the Silver Surfer" Part 3
The story: Galactus’s
ship begins to send its tentacles down into earth so that Galactus can devour
the planet. But the Silver Surfer
is angry that his memory was taken away and wants it back.
When Galactus gets annoyed with the Surfer, he blasts him, sending him
earthward, while elsewhere, the race from the last episode is looking for a
place suitable to settle after their planet was devoured by Galactus. On Earth,
the Navy tells the Surfer to remain where he is.
As the Surfer tries to warn them of Galactus, they think he is the cause
and attack, while he has flashbacks of Zenn-La and himself as Norrin Radd.
Meanwhile, two skaters on earth skate through a town and
see coverage of the Silver Surfer “attacking” earth on TV at a store window,
when the Surfer falls next to them. The
Worldship’s tentacles then crash next to them and the Surfer quickly saves
them by picking them up on his board.
We learn one of the two girls is named Frankie Raye just before she his hit by
something and falls to the ground. The
Silver Surfer heals her and then soars up to face Galactus, remembering that he
originally became the Herald of Galactus so he could find planets without
sentient life. When Galactus does
not listen to his pleas, though, he finds himself blasting the ship’s
who has the ability to find anything she is looking for, finds a hot air balloon
and leads some people on it, as their city begins to get flooded from all of the
activity occurring. But she soon is teleported off the balloon somehow.
The Silver Surfer, meanwhile, finds he needs to replenish
his powers from the Sun to better fight Galactus, but he is soon blasted and
placed in a cosmic bubble. There,
Galactus explains that he had to erase his memories so that the Surfer could
better serve him, but the Surfer blasts at Galactus, with no luck of causing any
damage, claiming he must stand up for sentient life.
Later, he wonders how he still lives and why Galactus
is leading Earth. Galactus explains
that he is leaving earth as a last gift to him, but that he can no longer trust
him. The Silver Surfer leaves
through a portal in space, as Galactus allows him to keep the Power Cosmic as a
curse, since he will not be feared because of it.
Then, Galactus notices Frankie Raye, who somehow was
teleported to the Worldship. He
examines her and finds that she has a special gene which allows her to find
anything she searches for somehow. The
Watcher then explains that Frankie Raye was transformed into Nova, herald to
Galactus. The Silver Surfer then
searches for Zenn-La but just as he reaches it, it vanishes.
Galactus then reveals in a message that he has hidden it so that the
Surfer may never again return. Then
Watcher confirms that even he cannot find Zenn-La’s location now.
Comments: The Silver Surfer, Galactus, and Watcher are all portrayed very well, both with their characteristics, illustrations, and voices. Especially the graphics on Galactus! I liked Frankie Raye’s voice, but I did not like their reactions to Galactus and the Silver Surfer. They didn’t seem very realistic at all. I also would have prefer Galactus finding Frankie Raye, then her teleporting to the Worldship based on some hidden gene. I did like the Navy going after the Surfer, though, it reminded me of the Silver Surfer Volume 1 stories. I also thought the hiding of Zenn-La and how Galactus and Silver Surfer departed each other’s company was done very well. It made up for the shortcomings on Frankie Raye. Overall, I’d say this was a pretty good episode.
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