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Quote1.png You condemned whole solar systems to death. You expect a few good deeds to wash the blood from your hands? Quote2.png
Garnok Rebbahn

Appearing in "Lifeform --Termination?"

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Synopsis for "Lifeform --Termination?"

Brief Summary:
The Silver Surfer returns to Earth to report to Captain America on the death of Thanos. After visiting Avenger's Mansion the Surfer crosses paths with Reed Richards, who is checking on a patient with a strange virus for Nick Fury. The Surfer agrees to accompany Reed to the hospital, but they arrive to find nothing but death and destruction. It turns out that a virus has mutated George Prufrock into a deadly monster, which the Surfer carries off into space and stands it on a desolate planet.

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Detailed Summary:
The Silver Surfer returns to Earth to report to the Avengers that Thanos has been killed in battle and meets with Captain America. The Surfer confides in Cap that the scale of the Power Cosmic sometimes shocks him. Captain America gives him a word of encouragement and the Surfer departs.

Meanwhile, at Bellevue Hospital the virus within George Prufrock continues to mutate him, turning him further into a monster. Nick Fury contacts Reed Richards and asks him to check up on George, since he has lost contact with the hospital. Reed agrees to check it out. As he is traveling to the hospital, Reed spots the Silver Surfer and asks him to join him on his adventure. They arrive to find nothing but death and destruction.

The two learn that a giant monster has been eating everyone in his path and is now in the East River. The Silver Surfer senses that the monster is eating all life within the river and is growing larger by the minute. The Surfer engages the monster, but realizes that it cannot be destroyed on Earth without causing enormous damage to all around it. He lets himself get consumed by the monster, then carries it off the planet and to a desolate world destroyed in the past by Galactus.

The Silver Surfer prepares to destroy the creature when the voice of George Prufrock calls out to him. He pleads for the Surfer to kill him and end his misery. However, once the Surfer finds out that a life resides within the beast, he refuses to kill it. Instead, he leaves the monster (and George) stranded on the planet, unsure if his pledge to no longer destroy life has condemned George to eternal misery.

Appearing in "The Powers of the Silver Surfer's Board!"

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Synopsis for "The Powers of the Silver Surfer's Board!"

A detailed description by Galactus of the Silver Surfer's surfboard and the powers that it possesses.

Appearing in "Shades of Guilt"

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Synopsis for "Shades of Guilt"

Seeking a restful place to visit, the Silver Surfer decides to visit the peaceful Elowans. However, he is shocked to find everyone dead at the hands of the warrior, Garnok Rebbahn. The two battle and Garnok is killed during their fight. After burying the Elowans the Surfer leaves the planet, but is confronted by the ghost of Garnok who sends him to a realm of the dead. Everyone that has died, by the Silver Surfer leading Galactus to inhabited planets for him to consume, is within this realm and they all attempt to seek revenge on the Surfer. The Surfer is overcome with grief, but then realizes that it was all just a dream. Or was it...

Solicit Synopsis

The fourth and final chapter of the "Lifeform" cross-annual saga! The Silver Surfer battles the Lifeform in Manhattan! Plus: a special feature on how the Silver Surfer's board works.

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"Lifeform --Termination?"

  • The Silver Surfer was imprisoned on Earth by Galactus for betraying him to save the planet. [1]
  • The Silver Surfer visited Captain America earlier to learn more about Thanos. [2]
  • The Silver Surfer believes that he has killed Thanos during battle. [3]
  • What the Silver Surfer thinks is the body of Thanos is in actuality Geatar, disguised as him. [3]
  • The Silver Surfer brought the remains of Geatar, disguised as Thanos, back to Thanos' home planet of Titan and to his father, Mentor. [4]
  • After many attempts by the Fantastic Four to help the Silver Surfer escape Galactus' barrier around Earth, it was the Thing's idea (leaving Earth without his surfboard) that proved successful. [5]

"The Powers of the Silver Surfer's Board!"

  • Norrin Radd agreed to become Galactus' herald, the Silver Surfer, if he spared his home planet, Zenn-La. [6]
  • The green, lizard-like alien in this story is very similar looking to the alien that appeared in the previous annual's story, "How the Silver Surfer's Powers Work!!" [7]

"Shades of Guilt"

  • As Galactus' herald, the Silver Surfer would often find him worlds to consume that were inhabited with life. It wasn't until the Surfer went to Earth and met Alicia Masters that he refused to help Galactus destroy inhabited planets ever again. [8]

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