YMMV / Silver Surfer

The Marvel Comics series:

  • Counterpart Comparison: Dan Slott's current Silver Surfer series has Norrin Radd accompanied by a teen-age girl named Dawn Greenwood. Having saved her from alien kidnappers, he is taking her on a tour of the galaxy. Hmm...aloof, wise and powerful alien, showing a young human companion the wonders of the cosmos? Where have we seen this before?
  • My Real Daddy:
    • There are Silver Surfer fans who dislike the Stan Lee "speech-giving Messiah" take of the character. These fans instead go for Steve Englehart (who brought political intrigue and romance into the character's life, as well as got him freed from Earth), Jim Starlin (Space Opera storylines with Thanos as Surfer's rival), Ron Marz (action-based stories with Marz fleshing out Surfer's rogue gallery of enemies as well as bringing back all of the former heralds of Galactus to interact with each other), or George Perez (who did a massive arc where Surfer had to travel through an unexplored galaxy after being teleported into the region).
    • The circumstances of the Surfer's creation (Jack Kirby created him without Stan's input, making Kirby the sole creator of the Surfer by Stan's logic) means that Stan Lee, the writer of the fantastic 18 issue original series that gave the Surfer huge amounts of depth and poignancy, could be seen as the real Daddy for the character despite the fact that he was the first writer to work on the character.
    • Art-wise, Moebius is sometimes nominated as the greatest artistic talent behind the Surfer.
  • Spiritual Licensee: Quite a few people compared Dan Slott's run with Doctor Who.
  • Tear Jerker: Silver Surfer: Requiem and Silver Surfer: Homecoming. Full stop.
  • Villain Sue: Tyrant. Despite being a short lived character, it seems that Ron Marz and Ron Lim wanted to cram into him every cool and badass thing they could come up with. Tyrant is the first herald of Galactus created billions of years ago, has an edgy and gritty bio-mechanical look, he easily worfed cosmic power houses like Silver Surfer, Gladiator and Beta Ray Bill, fought Thanos to a stand still without major damage and he could only be defeated with the Ultimate Nullifier.
  • The Woobie:
    • Midnight Sun, especially when you consider what his life was life BEFORE the Kree got ahold of him.
    • Nova(Frankie) counts too, once she realizes that Galactus doesn't care at all about her.

The animated series:

The NES game: