Silver Surfer: Black, Issue Three, of Five

Story/Script Donny Cates & Tradd Moore

Story/Art Tradd Moore

Colorist Dave Stewart 

Letterer VC’s Clayton Cowles

Cover Artists Tradd Moore & Felipe Sobreiro

Variant Cover Artists: Bengal; Ron Lim & Marte Gracia

Space can be very colorful

Norrin Rad seeking succor from Ego The Living Planet due to an symbiote-infected arm rotting off of his body doesn’t sound like a good time, but I still managed to have fun while reading this, despite his predicament. This was a book in keeping with the spacey mood I must be in, for my last review was a very spacey adventure as well. 

The story of this book is good, with fine writing. I’m having a great time reading it and I don’t want to give the impression that the other members of the team on this book aren’t doing great work due to the love-bomb I’m about to drop on Dave Stewart.

Colorist Dave Stewart has been what I look forward to most when I read this and the last issue, his share of the work is my favorite part, hands down. His colorwork is exceptionally bright, clear and expansive while it brings life to this books pages. A good colorist not only brings life to the art, but he can add things the penciler didn’t have the time for, or think of. Dave Stewart does both of these things with skill.

The best examples, in my opinion, of both the artists work in this issue, were the pages of Silver Surfer and Shalla-Ball lying in bed, my favorite panel was a close-up of Shalla-Ball’s face lying on a pillow talking with Norrin. She was beautifully drawn, colored, and radiated a femininity in repose that was alluring and evoked in me memories of lazy mornings after industrious nights.

When you’re lying peacefully in bed with your lover, make sure to show her this book and…

Read It!

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