Four Colour Thoughts – Silver Surfer: Rebirth #1

The Creators – Ron Marz – Writer, Ron Lim – Artist, Don Ho – Inker, Israel Silva – Colours, Joe Sabino – Letters

The Players – Silver Surfer, Captain Marvel (Genis-Vell), Captain Marvel (Mar-Vell), Thanos

The Story – The Silver Surfer aids Genis-Vell in saving a Kree ship and somehow, someway, he finds himself alongside the original Captain Marvel.

The Take – In a tale that most likely takes place in the past, as it references nothing in the present and the fact that Marvel has brought back penciller extraordinaire Ron Lim to draw one of the characters that he helped define setting this firmly during his time on the book. Be that as it may, it does not stop writer Ron Marz or Lim from telling a very fun tale that begins with one Captain Marvel and ends with another. How that comes to be is not explained as of yet otherwise there would be no need for the rest of the series, yet it turns out to be a good thing seeing Captain Marvel, both of them, back in action again for they have been sorely missed. Also missed was seeing Lim on a mainstream book and while this might only be a miniseries, it is hopeful that the man is given more work like Bagley and Romita Jr. get, perhaps being made one of the rotating artists on Amazing Spider-Man or some such to keep it on schedule. As it is, the man’s artwork has become nothing if not more polished and it looks fantastic and if this were to turn into an ongoing series, there will surely be few complaints about the fact. There is a fair bit of action within and the pace is brisk which makes this book seem shorter than it is which might be the only downside of it all. There is a cliff-hanger that leaves readers wanting more involving none other than Thanos which one had to know would make an appearance during this series at some point. Does Thanos play into Captain Marvel’s appearance or is it just a coincidence that he happens to show up? Suffice it to say, readers will have to wait until the next issue to see if there are any answers forthcoming. Though nobody was clamouring for it, seeing this team return on this book in 2022 is a pleasant and welcome surprise.

Worth It? – Yes.

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