Wednesday, December 23, 2009

The Silver Surfer

My destiny still lies before me! And where it beckons — there shall soar the Silver Surfer!

The Silver Surfer is a fictional Marvel Comics superhero created by writer Stan Lee and artist/co-plotter Jack Kirby. He first appeared in the comic book Fantastic Four #48 (March 1966). Originally an astronomer of Zenn-La named Norrin Radd, to save his homeworld from destruction he agreed to become the herald of Galactus, a being older than our universe who regularly feeds on the life-force of planets. He was then endowed with a small portion of the Power Cosmic by which he constantly draws energy from the Universe around him. Traveling at nearly limitless speeds upon a silvery board controlled by his thought, he sought out worlds suitable for Galactus to consume, until he was inspired to rebel against him to save the Earth.