A Year of Cool Comics – Day 239
Here is the latest in our year-long look at one cool comic (whether it be a self-contained work, an ongoing comic or a run on a long-running title that featured multiple creative teams on it over the years) a day (in no particular order whatsoever)! Here‘s the archive of the comics posted so far!
Today we look at the classic face-off between the Mighty Thor and the Silver Surfer in Silver Surfer #4, courtesy of Stan Lee and John Buscema (with inks by John’s brother, Sal)!
This epic story was pretty much LITERALLY double-sized, as it was over 40 pages long!
Titled “The Good, the Bad and the Uncanny,” the tale opens with Loki looking for someone on Earth who he can use to kill his brother Thor…
After a battle against the Surfer to test his mettle, Loki decides to deliver his pitch…
Through sorcery and deception, Loki pits Surfer against Thor…
How freaking amazing is John Buscema in this issue? It’s astonishing how epicly awesome his pages are in this issue!!! Stan Lee does a good job with the story, but good golly, Miss Molly, Buscema’s pencils are just out of this world!
You really have to pick up this story (which has been reprinted in a number of collections over the years) to get the ending of this titanic tale as well as all the outrageous stuff I DIDN’T show you!
Go get this one!! You’ll see why it was one of the early examples of Marvel’s greatest stories!