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Friday, July 11, 2014

Silver Surfer Key issues Part 8

Silver Surfer volume 3 was the longest running Silver Surfer series to date. There have been others after volume 3, but they were mainly one shots or limited series.

Also, as you can tell from just the few Copper Age issues listed in this Silver Surfer key issues list, a lot of these issues from the era are purely sleepers and not valuable investment comics or very sought after yet. Because of that, there's really no reason to venture into the Modern Age. This Silver Surfer key issues list will conclude with Part 8 in the meantime.

Thanks to JW for suggesting this list! If you missed Part 7, just click that blue link to go back. You can also click this Part 1 link to start at the beginning of this Silver Surfer key comics list.

Drax the Destroyer resurrected
Jim Starlin and Ron Lim continue their fan-favorite run on Silver Surfer with this issue. Thanos shows Silver Surfer his plans for causing further destruction shortly after being resurrected. Even though the Surfer claims he will stop Thanos from doing this, Thanos informs that not only will the Surfer allow this but will help him to do so. 

Knowing that his enemy Thanos has been resurrected by Death, the Eternal Kronos then resurrects Drax the Destroyer to carry out the mission he was charged with in first becoming the Destroyer - to seek out and destroy Thanos. This issue was published in March, 1990.

eBay - A few unslabbed copies that are pretty affordable. CGC copies located. Two so far and both are 9.8s.

mycomicshop - Only one VF unslabbed copy here at the moment.

First issue to cross over limited series
An extremely popular and fan favorite cross-over series, The Infinity Gauntlet sees the use of Thanos at his best in this limited series. Quite a lot in the comic community are speculating that future Avengers films will eventually borrow a great deal from this storyline since the Infinity Gauntlet has already appeared in Odin's trophy room in the first Thor movie

Who knows if that's true or not. We may find out more in the Guardians of the Galaxy movie soon coming to theaters or at SDCC.

eBay - No problem finding unslabbed copies on the mighty eBay at this time. Even CGC copies of this issue on there. CGC 9.8s and 9.6s. Plenty of CGC copies actually.

mycomicshop - Two unslabbed VF copies. One is signed by George Perez and comes with a certificate of authenticity.

First appearance of Morg
Morg is one of the few heralds of Galactus that actually had a first appearance in a Silver Surfer titled comic. He is probably one of the more well-known Surfer characters from the Modern Age as well, but this is mainly among Silver Surfer fans.

Silver Surfer #69 has the first appearance of Morg, whom was created by Ron Lim and Ron Marz. This issue was published August, 1992.

eBay - Plenty of unslabbed copies, but not surprisingly any CGC copies at the time of this writing.

mycomicshop - VF and FN unslabbed copies in stock so far. No CGC yet.

NewKadia - Four copies with the highest being a NM 9.4. Also a low NM and VF+ and VF in stock as well.

First crossover with DC Comics for Silver Surfer
First meeting with Superman
Got this graphic novel one shot in a comic lot for real cheap a long time ago, but sold it about two years ago. Was a good read, and it's the first time Silver Surfer crosses over out of the Marvel Universe. Superman seems like an odd pairing, but it actually worked out okay.

Not exactly cheap anymore, but not overly expensive either. This one shot was published in November, 1996.

eBay - Quite a few copies in the unslabbed realm. Only one CGC 9.8 copy so far and it's a Signature Series signed by Stan Lee.

mycomicshop - A few copies in stock here. All are unslabbed. Highest is a low NM followed by two VF/NM 9.0s.

NewKadia - Only one NM copy in stock at the moment.

This is the last part to this Silver Surfer key issues list for now. There are not many, if any, key issues of substance nor value really worth noting during the Modern Age for this character's subsequent comic series. In terms of comic investing, that is. 

I am leaving this list open, though. I'm sure I'll be adding to it and expanding on it here and there as time goes on.

The Surfer's early appearances in comics are great investment comics, but those residing in the Copper and Modern Age are still to be determined.

Marvel and Disney did recover the rights back to Galactus and the Silver Surfer, and I surely hope they have plans to use the character in a future Marvel film. If so, Silver Surfer could get an even bigger boost in popularity that the Fantastic Four movie back in 2007 failed to do. Stan Lee thinks it's inevitable that he'll appear on the big screen again. We shall see how that unfolds.


  1. Last issue to series 3 is a big deal... that is the last issue to the Surfer's longest running series and it is fairly scarce for a modern book.

    Silver Surfer 44 - This book is HUGE - First appearance of the Infinity Gauntlet.

    Silver Surfer 46 - Resurrection of Adam Warlock

    Silver Surfer 50 - First Holofoil cover... I know its gimmicky but it was the first of its kind.

    Silver Surfer 82 - First Tyrant (herald of Galactus)

    Been awhile though since another Silver Surfer key book has been produced

    1. AWESOME! My Silver Surfer books from the 3rd series are actually worth something! Thanks for listing those!!

      Not really sure if the last issue is a big deal over-all (meaning the market as a whole) just because it's scarce or the last issue of the longest running Silver Surfer series. That could be fan-based subjectivity and may not mean much to others who aren't big Surfer fans, but it is good to know so thank you for dropping that 411.

      I'd also like to throw in Thanos Quest #2, which actually precedes Silver Surfer #44 in publishing date and it's the issue where Thanos acquires all the infinity gems.

      Was Silver Surfer #50 the very first foil cover ever in comics? Or, just in the series? Would be interesting if that's the very first foil cover for a comic ever. I might be able to finally dump that issue.

      Thanks for again for listing those! Good stuff!