Tag: Sub-Mariner

Undervalued Spotlight #237

Fantastic Four #4, Marvel Comics, May 1962. I lucked into a nice collection of early Marvels a couple of weeks back. There was a Journey #83, a Strange Tales #110 and a few other big Marvel keys. For some reason though, and I’m not sure why, I was most drawn to the lower mid-grade copy of the Fantastic Four #4.

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Why did the original Silver Surfer run fail? #1-18

A little more than two years after the first book hit the stands it was part of a Marvel wave of cancellations due to poor sales (Nick Fury, Doctor Strange, and The Silver Surfer) and suspensions (X-Men & Captain Marvel) and it was gone. I can’t say I was that sorry to see him go. What happened? There are a gazillion reasons and theories why the Surfer failed in his first solo effort. I will list some of my own reasons I thought the book failed and then we will take a look at the high’s and lows of the run itself. For anybody who thinks this run is not a failure I say this – when you are cancelled and the Sub-Mariner continues you have done something wrong.

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