Silver Surfer has always been one of Marvel's more "out there" titles. The character is a cosmic traveler and the guilt-ridden former herald of Galactus, a giant space creature who derives sustenance by devouring planets. Created in the mid-1960s, Silver Surfer was just the kind of character the era's drug-taking, mind-expanding comics readers were looking for. He and his surfboard tore through space, time, and reality itself, questioning the nature of existence along the way. Heavy stuff indeed.
More recently, writer Dan Slott got ahold of the Surfer, using the character as the centerpiece of a delightful, cheery, funny, rip-roaring romp through space and time that explodes with color and personality. It's basically Doctor Who starring a Marvel superhero.
In classic Doctor Who fashion, Slott's series sees Silver Surfer taking on a companion. Her name is Dawn, and her presence adds a healthy dose of heart and humanity that pairs remarkably well with the Surfer's stoic nobility. And the art provided by Michael and Laura Allred is a colorful burst of joy, with every panel inviting you to tag along for the wild cosmic ride. If you're looking for a purely fun comic that frequently manages to be thought-provoking in the bargain, Dan Slott's Silver Surfer should be your first stop.