When the planet Zenn-La is threatened by the cosmic giant Galactus, a being that must drain whole planets of their lifeforce for sustenance, Norrin Radd must act. He makes a bargain to be the scout for the being, to search for uninhabited planets, in return for for Zenn-La's survival. Galactus agrees to this and changes the man into the powerful Silver Surfer, but he also submerges his humanity to remove his qualms about selecting populated planets for consumption. That suppression is only broken by an attack by the insane space villain, Thanos. With the knowledge of Galactus' treachery, he moves to stop the being just as he was going to consume Earth. With difficulty, the Surfer manages to stop him and breaks all ties to Galactus. In retaliation, Galactus whisks Zenn-La to an unknown location and now the former Herald must search for his lost home. However, there are few clues and while he still has all his might of the Power Cosmic, there are many races who want their revenge for ... Written by
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After 13 episodes in the 1st season of the show Marvel had planned a 2nd season with 13 more episodes for The Sliver Surfer. But the 2nd season didn't air because Marvel was facing bankruptcy problems and couldn't afford to air the 2nd season even though the show had good ratings. See more »
I'm not sure what people see in this cartoon. I've seen only bits and pieces of it but nothing there to make me want to watch any further. The animation is substandard and the voice work is...odd. The lead character's voice is this weepy, touch-feely sort of deal and Thanos sounds like a Blue Meanie.
Going by what little I've seen, the show seems to depend quite a bit on exposition. In the episode I saw, the Silver Surfer had seemingly interminable internal monologue.
I dunno, it could be I've been spoiled by Bruce Timm, but somehow I don't think so.
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