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Silver Surfer (Norrin Radd)

Appearing in "Job Hunting"

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Synopsis for "Job Hunting"

Brief Summary:
The Silver Surfer attempts to find a job, in order to earn enough credits to exit Dynamo City. With little practical work experience and not able to handle manual labor without his Power Cosmic, the Surfer has nowhere else to go but the shanty town, Tent City. There he learns of a way to sell his memories for credits. He meets with the Sensory Stimulation Network and agrees to give them his memories for a price. However, he is angered to find that his final earnings (after all the hidden fees have been applied) are not even enough to pay the city's exit fee.

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Detailed Summary:
The Silver Surfer waits in the Dynamo City employment line in hopes of finding a job that will earn him enough credits to exit this place. Due to his limited job experiences, he is placed on a construction job site. However, his metallic skin (without his cosmic powers) overheats him while doing the manual labor and causes him to collapse. He is let go, not being fit for the job.

With no money and nowhere to go, he is directed to go to Tent City, a shanty town on the edges of the metropolis. There he meets Zeaklar and others who are struggling to make ends meet in Dynamo City. While there, he learns of the Sensory Stimulation Network. A network who pays, and then broadcasts to the city, the memories of others.

The Silver Surfer meets with the network's producers and agrees to sell his memories to them for a fee of 200 credits. With the deal done, they attach the Surfer to the network's interface and begin broadcasting the Surfer's origin, his time as herald of Galactus, and his adventures after escaping Earth. Already angry that his privacy had been invaded, the Surfer loses control when they give him only two credits (with the rest lost to hidden fees). The network's guards subdue him and toss him on the street, dejected and unconscious.

Solicit Synopsis

The Silver Surfer sells out… or at least he tries to!

Notes

  • The Silver Surfer lost his Power Cosmic upon entering Dynamo City. [1]
  • Norrin Radd became the Silver Surfer and Galatus' herald in order to save his home planet, Zenn-La, from destruction. [2]
  • The Silver Surfer was imprisoned on Earth by Galactus for betraying him in order to save Earth. [3]
  • Shalla-Bal was Norrin Radd's first true love back on Zenn-La. [2]
  • After leaving Zenn-La, the Silver Surfer met and fell in love with Mantis [4], but her mortal self died in an attempt to follow her son into outer space [5].
  • The Silver Surfer also became romantically involved with Nova [6], but her duties as herald of Galactus pulled her away from him [7].
  • Thanos and the Silver Surfer battled until an explosion ended the fight and the Surfer was left with what he thinks is Thanos' remains. [8]

Trivia

  • "The Cosmic Pipeline" letter column has letters published from: Jacob Gilbert, Tom Arnold, Joseph and Carol Madonia, Timothy Frick, Scott Ballesteros, Erik Miller, and Marti Robb.

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