Tuesday, September 18, 2012
When Lands The Saucer!
I was first able to read the tale of the Badoon's first fateful arrival on Earth in an abridged form in the pages of Marvel Presents #8, when the "Dreaded Deadline Doom" caused the editors at Mighty Marvel to showcase the story between some new material in that comic. I was glad to finally read about the Badoon and their first foray onto our globe, and gladder still when some few years later I snagged a back issue of the Silver Surfer comic itself.
Silver Surfer #2 dated October 1968 somehow eluded me when I was a budding fanboy. The cover by John Buscema and Joe Sinnott is a real humdinger. I looked at it more closely in this post.
Here's Al Milgrom's original artwork for the reprint cover! Milgrom's work oozes an enthusiasm which is impossible to mimic.