FANTASTIC FOUR #74-77 (1968)

And here we go: Another Silver Surfer/Galactus story.  After a bunch of issues that meandered around pointlessly, we finally get to see some of the threads pull together.  Thing is jealous of Surfer (again) because the dude was alone with Alicia (again), but all that nonsense is quickly squelched by Surfer’s prouncement (above).

Turns out, Silver Surfer is kind of a dick.  He shrinks down into the Microverse to hide from Galactus, even though this means that big G will come looking for him and probably eat Earth.

So the FF shrink down to find Norrin Radd.

As a result, we get our first Microverse adventure—long before Bill Mantlo would coopt the area for his wonderfully underrated toy tie-in, The Micronauts.

Overall, a really great story with lots of seeds for future storylines.

Creators: Stan and Jack

First appearance: The Microverse

Grade: A

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