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• When soars the Silver Surfer!

• What weird menace unites Daredevil with the Cosmic Rider of the Spaceways?

Story by Mark Waid
Art by Chris Samnee
Colors by Javier Rodriguez
Cover by Chris Samnee

Price: $2.99
iFanboy Community Pick of the Week Percentage: 0.1%
Avg Rating: 4.6
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  1. Anyone else feel starved of a Silver Surfer title? With sci-fi one of the most popular and successful genre’s in comics at the moment, I’d love a good, cosmic saga with SS!

  2. It looks like this is the only title I’m buying this week.

    I dropped all my subscriptions, but Marvel is still mailing DD to me.

    Who can complain?

  3. uh, is it just me or is this cover a bit… uh… phallic? It kinda looks like DD is about to receive a silver surfboard enema!

    “Hey! Watch where you are pointing that thing!”


    • Thanks a lot, now that’s all I see when I look at the cover 😛

    • Hey no problem sheldon, I’m always happy to point out penis’…. uh… wait, can I take that back?


    • Once seen, you can never unsee it! 0_o

    • if we deconstruct this cover even further the diabolical subliminal messages will be clear…

      – You’ll notice that the word “EVIL” is being highlighted thanks to Daredevil’s arm position – and Silver Surfer’s board is right underneath it, leading us to think that “Silver Phallus'” are EVIL!

      – Check out DD’s billy clubs – the one that is “STRAIGHT” is pointed “away” from The Surfer – but the one that is “BENT” is pointed “at” The Surfer. What does that tell you? Huh? Huh? Huh?Huh?

      – Lastly, the word “Come” is right next to Daredevil’s face. Yeah, do I need to go any further?


    • My god, you… are….. a genious!

    • I recommended this book to a friend and told him the cover looked awesome. Then I came on here and read your post.

      Think I just learned something about myself.

    • I just want to take this moment to apologize for fucking up this months Daredevil cover for everyone.

      What was it that Yoda once said? “You need to un-learn what you have learned.”


    • Apology accepted. While this whole thing is disturbing to think about, I’m sure I’ll laugh every time I flip though my run of Daredevil Vol. 3 and come across #30 🙂

  4. ghostmann, the 1st thought in my mind when i saw the cover was, “Damn, hope Matty-boy remembered the KY!”

  5. Anyway …

    Looking forward to this as always. And I find myself genuinely curious as to what could bring these two together. It’s been a long time since I read any Surfer. What’s his current SITREP?

  6. This is a weird team up….and it’s only going to get weirder with this book if you look at the advance solicts.

  7. Is it bad that I had to do a wikipedia seach for Silver Surfer to see what he’s all about? Sorry, I’m a bit of a newbie.

    • Yes. That is bad.

      But welcome. Enjoy your first exposure to the Surfer.

    • Naa dude, it’s not bad – I’ve been reading comics for days and I still don’t know Silver Surfers origin. To be honest the character never appealed to me – not even when I use to hang out at the comic book store with Ron Lim when he drew the Silver Surfer series. My friends and I would kick it at the shop in Yuba City CA. and watch Ron draw and give us tips. He was supremely cool and down to earth. Ahhh those were the days.

    • Thanks, guys! He does seem like an interesting character. Maybe they (the editors of the site) should do one of those “Where do I start” on the Silver Surfer, if they haven’t already.

    • He’s one of my favorite characters, but there are not that many “essential” stories. I’d recommend starting at the beginning with the Lee/Kirby stuff in Fantastic Four. Both of the Lee/Kirby FF omnibi have new printings coming out soon (the Surfer has multiple appearances in the second volume). But if you can afford both (you can get a great discount pre-ordering from Amazon or cheapgraphicnovels) those two volumes are some of the greatest comics of all time.

      After that is the Lee/Buscema run of Silver Surfer (18 issues, the last one being a Lee/Kirby issue) which is REALLY great, available as Marvel Masterworks or Essential Silver Surfer (not currently in print but might be found at your LCS or, you know, digital).

      Then I’d say the Lee/Moebius Parable is really good, available on Amazon as a HC.

      Infinity Gauntlet is a must, if you haven’t read that.

      Annihilation and Annihilation: Silver Surfer are definitely worthwhile.

      There are some other good runs from the likes of Englehart and Jim Starlin, but those I listed are a good start, I think.

    • Wow, that’s some great info! Thank you so much and I’ll definately check infinity gauntlet 🙂

  8. Missed the last two issues but I’ll be picking this one up as love the Silver Surfer. Wish he had his own book (if it was by a decent creative team)

  9. That’s one damn great cover.

  10. This issue had so many excellent one liners, I’m just going to list my favorites:

    – “What is your filing system, Nelson? ‘C’ for ‘cheese’?”

    – “Hi. I’m in a meeting. But if you want some coffee–”

    – “I’ll drive.”

    – “Are you certain of our direction?”

    – “Our travel seems… haphazard.”

    – “– clear of the closing doors.” (Not a oneliner, but as a former New Yorker I could hear that automated recording in my head when I read it.)

    And the winner:
    – “That’s what the money is for!”
    One of my favorite Mad Men quotes in one of my favorite comics? Pinch me. Even the suggestion, however impractical, that Don Draper and Matt Murdock share a universe is tons of fun.

    Honorable mention: The use of “parsecs”.

  11. Excellent issue. Pick of the week for sure – 5/5

  12. So we’re all in agreement that Mark Waid and Chris Samnee should do a new series called “DAREDEVIL AND THE SURFER” right?

    Good lord this was just crazy, stupid fun from start to finish. I hope we get more issues like this from these two.


  13. This issue continues the righteousness that is Wade and Samnee’s Daredevil. Taking a bit of a reprieve in the “this cancer stuff is heavy and depressing” arena, Daredevil #30 brings back the wacky shenanigans and delivers one fun issue.

    This was going to be my Pick of the Week – but then I Wonder Woman #23.

    STORY – 5
    ART – 5

  14. Fun times seeing DD riding the board. Would have made an amazing cover! This issue didn’t blow me away but it was still enjoyably solid.

  15. Such an action-packed ride and some classy and proud Samnee Eisner props on the cover. I love how these singles all play as classic quick-burst superhero stories but there are always effortless reminders of the darkness brewing underneath all the (ingeniously deceiving) visual fun.

  16. Anyone get the potential “Mad Men” reference?

    Another great issue.

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