Norrin Radd was a servant to Galactus.
The Silver Surfer was sent to Earth to herald the coming of Galactus. He was detected by S.H.I.E.L.D., who sent Iron Man to investigate. Before Iron Man could reach him, however, the Surfer was attacked by a ship piloted by Doctor Doom's forces, shattering his board into pieces known as Cosmic Bricks. The Surfer was then kidnapped by Doom.
Partially recovered, the Silver Surfer told Fury of Loki using the power cosmic.
Eventually, S.H.I.E.L.D. were able to recover the pieces of Norrin's board, allowing him to find Galactus and set him on a course away from Earth.
Celebrating the repair of his board and the aversion of Earth's destruction, Silver Surfer offered a passerby the chance to race him. The passerby accepted, beating Norrin in the race. Norrin congratulated his opponent and gave them a gold brick as a reward.
Having gained an appreciation for food during his time serving Galactus, Norrin asked nearby citizens of New York to direct him to a good Italian food restaurant. Following the bystanders, Norrin was attacked by Extremis soldiers and Sandman goons on the way, but was ultimately still able to reach his destination.
Whilst surfing another piece of his board broke off and was stolen by a minion of Kingpin. After an ally of Norrin's was able to apprehend the thief and return the board, Norrin considered switching to a more robust vehicle.