The Silver Surfer is one of those superheroes who’s always looked cooler than he actually was. The character’s visuals point to an ideal of unfettered freedom and navigating the cosmos with a slick, frictionless ease. But, in the main, the actual stories featuring the former herald of Galactus have had him weighed…
I love stories that take place before something apocalyptic happens: characters that know what is going to happen, but are helpless to stop it. They have their last meals, spend their last nights with their loved ones, and then accept the inevitable.
Holy crap. There's no artist credit for the drawing above, because it isn't a drawing of Marvel's Silver Surfer at all - it's an actual person, painted to look like him. How amazing is that?
You may already know that a Silver Surfer film nearly got made in 1980, starring producer Lee Kramer's girlfriend Olivia Newton-John. But did you know that Paul McCartney was approached to do the soundtrack, and was seriously interested?
A “utopia” is a fictional place where everything is perfect; it’s supposed to give us a goal to aspire to, a place that we hope we — or maybe even the entire human race — can one day reach. But not all perfect societies are created equal. In fact, here are nine utopias that actually sound pretty goddamned terrible.
A warning: Today’s “Postal Apocalypse” contains so much profanity. I’m sorry about that. Not sorry enough to, you know, take out all those curse words or anything, but I do apologize if it makes anyone uncomfortable. What has me riled up? Read the first letter and see…
The life of a superhero is a solitary one, no matter how fantastic the four. The powers that make heroes unique and special are the same that isolate and distance them from the rest of society. Marko Manov delves into this dichotomy in his fan art series "Superhero Noir" by mixing modern-day mythologies with a classic…
The executive producer of Xanadu, Lee Kramer, had a dream. A dream for a rocking Silver Surfer movie that heralded the character's entrance with 100 electric guitars along with a maddening chant. Alas that vision (which started back in the 1980s) never came to pass.
For every movie that makes it to your local cineplex, there are dozens that never come into existence. In another universe, Mel Gibson directed Fahrenheit 451, Terry Gilliam directed Watchmen, and Batman fought Godzilla. The history of movies is crammed full of weird almost-weres and could-have-beens. A lot of people…
Some days the headlines just write themselves. CCTV in Newtownbreda, Northern Ireland recently capture a solemn, silvery visage hiding in the town's sewers. The fellows who work in the tunnels have dubbed this head (among many things) "the Silver Surfer."
What's new in the shops this week? New squabbles with Orson Scott Card's Formics, a superheroic look at Bill Willingham's Fables, and graphic novels a-go-go!
We've witnessed some amazing concept art during io9's concept art week, and celebrated everything from the artists who make it happen to the tools they use. Here are some of the most stunning, mind-expanding concept art posts.
Rumors that I, Robot and Knowing director Alex Proyas will tackle the Silver Surfer's solo film are completely exaggerated, Proyas told Comic-Con. He's also not interested in directing an I, Robot sequel - or any other 20th Century Fox picture, after the bad experience he had with them. [IF Magazine, thanks Peter]