Silver Surfer: riding the intergalactic waves since 1966

The Silver Surfer was born in 1966. The Marvel Comics superhero was created by Jack Kirby and debuted his famous galactic rides in the 44th issue of "Fantastic Four".

Silver Surfer is the rider of the intergalactic world. Originally named Norrin Radd, he got his board from the Galactus cosmic entity and can travel faster than the speed of light.

Marvel Comics fans feel love and hate for the Silver Surfer. After getting super powers, he meets the Fantastic Four and betrays Galactus to join them and save the Earth.

The man of the silver surfboard gets confined to the frontiers of the Earth by an invisible barrier that affects only him. Hulk, Namor the Sub-Mariner, Doctor Strange and Silver Surfer later form "The Defenders", a group of heroes whose powers battle villains.

Later, he leaves this group and eventually makes peace with Galactus. The Silver Surfer enjoys several romances - Mantis and Alicia Masters are the main relationships.

He is constantly changing his beliefs and desires. He helps and destroys, he saves and rejects, just like human beings. The Silver Surfer is able to navigate through interstellar space, dimensional barriers, and hyperspace, by flying on his surfboard.

Silver Surfer: the early rides in Marvel Comics

He doesn't eat, sleep or drink. He can heal, but he can't resurrect those who are dead. And, what about his surfboard? Is it made of foam? Silver Surfer's surfboard looks like a small longboard and it's made of cosmically powered silvery material, similar to his own skin.

It is mentally linked to the Surfer and moves in response to his mental commands even when he is not in physical contact with it. His surfboard is also nearly indestructible, but on those rare occasions when it has been damaged or destroyed, the Surfer has proven able to repair it, or even recreate it, with little effort.

The Silver Surfer can attack opponents remotely by directing the board against them, and the board is capable of absorbing and imprisoning other beings, at least temporarily.