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    Default Silver Surfer - The Enslavers

    New (old) appearance:
    In the 80's graphic novel Silver Surfer: The Enslavers, they have a Northstar's elbow style cameo.

    At the very end, there's a scene with 'all the superheroes in the world' congratulating the Surfer:
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    You can make out four of them (I'm not as certain about Marrina - if she hadn't been with AF, I wouldn't have thought it was her), but the others are pretty sure.

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    Very interesting discovery. It looks like this graphic novel was published in early 1990 but all the teams and costumes look like they're from 1983/1984. Is this a non continuity story?

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    Depending when this came out, that "Marrina" could just as easily be Elizabeth Twoyoungmen. Also, the hair-blob (its blue, leading me to beleive it is light coloured hair, perhaps blonde?) directly below Snowbird's yellow hair could easily be Walter Langkowski.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris View Post
    Very interesting discovery. It looks like this graphic novel was published in early 1990 but all the teams and costumes look like they're from 1983/1984.
    According to the special features, it was the longest graphic novel at the time (I assume that means 'original graphic novel printed by Marvel') and took 7-8 years to draw. So, I was noticing early-80s groupings all throughout.

    Quote Originally Posted by Chris View Post
    Is this a non continuity story?
    It's... controversial. It seems to be written as if it's continuity - except! - the Marvel Universe acts as if they've never seen aliens before. Which is really weird with all those heroes there, expeshally Surfer, who Reed recognises as soon as he sees him.
    (I think that part's more a 'didn't think it through' moment than out-of-continuity proof.)

    Either way, it's out of its time.

    Quote Originally Posted by Flightpath07 View Post
    Depending when this came out, that "Marrina" could just as easily be Elizabeth Twoyoungmen. Also, the hair-blob (its blue, leading me to beleive it is light coloured hair, perhaps blonde?) directly below Snowbird's yellow hair could easily be Walter Langkowski.
    There isn't enough information, but the blob of hair you refer to looks to me more like a woman's hair than Sas. If it is him, it's his arm or something (way too low to be his head.)
    The colouring in that part is wack - I wouldn't have recognised Guardian (or the others) if I hadn't recognised Snowbird. The person facing away from us (towards Birdie's cape, same colour as it) could also be Marrina.
    I think the drawing here happened before Talisman was introduced (despite publication date), and also my 'Marrina' has the eyes for it. Though I'm a little surprised the drawing was late enough to include even her.

    (That said, it's hard to say when any particular part of the GN was drawn.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Le Messor View Post
    It's... controversial. It seems to be written as if it's continuity - except! - the Marvel Universe acts as if they've never seen aliens before. Which is really weird with all those heroes there, expeshally Surfer, who Reed recognises as soon as he sees him.
    (I think that part's more a 'didn't think it through' moment than out-of-continuity proof.)
    The sign of a Stan Lee written book!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Le Messor View Post
    expeshally Surfer
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    I am pretty sure there is an "i" in expeshally...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Le Messor View Post
    It's... controversial. It seems to be written as if it's continuity - except! - the Marvel Universe acts as if they've never seen aliens before.
    The sign of a Stan Lee written book!
    Having re-read it, it's definitely in-continuity. It even has a 'See FF #72' caption.

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    I am pretty sure there is an "i" in expeshally...
    Sorry. Exipeshally.

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    Might as well add it to the appearances page, Phil.
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    Apologies, I thought I had done at the time.
    On it now.

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    And I'm very happy to have found a mint copy at NYCC 2012! Dust jacket in perfect shape too. Wow. Thanks for the tip and thanks to Brett at Brett's Comic Pile for bringing it all the way up from Virginia!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rplass View Post
    And I'm very happy to have found a mint copy at NYCC 2012! Dust jacket in perfect shape too. Wow. Thanks for the tip and thanks to Brett at Brett's Comic Pile for bringing it all the way up from Virginia!
    Excellent! Congrats.

    Mine's a reprint.

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    A reprint? Reprinted in what? Hmmm
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    Presumably an MPC HC.
    Silver Surfer:Parable maybe?
    Last edited by Phil; 10-18-2012 at 11:42 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil View Post
    Presumably an MPC HC.
    Silver Surfer:Parable maybe?
    Precisely.

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