Writer: J. Michael Straczynski
Art: Esad Ribic
After the first amazing issue of Silver Surfer Requiem I wondered to myself what Straczynski was going to do in the next issue. The field seemed wide open and in my mind, generated a good deal of curiosity for the book. The moment I saw the cover of issue two in the series I knew I was in for a great story. No other hero deals with personal issues quite like Peter Parker. Seeing Peter here solidifies his place in the Marvel U.
Just some of the beautiful artwork.
Issue two finds the Surfer lending a hand to Spider-Man just before he makes his way off planet. Spider-Man senses that something is wrong with Norrin and the real story begins there. Because of Spider-Mans status as a costumed adventurer, he offers the Silver Surfer a unique perspective on human life. Norrin gives Peter’s thoughts a lot of consideration before making a very important decision. You’re gonna have to read this issue to find out what that choice is, but I think it will be worth your time.
Because the first issue laid all the necessary foundations, this story moves a bit more swiftly with a good deal more content in this issue as opposed to the last. It looks like the Surfer will be taking his journey into outer space in issue three and hopefully that will open the story even more. Just like in issue one, the art work is fantastic, and the color is simply brilliant, pick this title up for just that reason alone, this book is not to me missed.
Dante feels that if this is it for the Surfer, then at least he’s going out in style.