Marz + Lim surf back to the past for ‘Silver Surfer: Rebirth’

Thanos, the original Captain Marvel and the Reality Gem will play a part in the new story set in the 1990s era.

Ron Marz and Ron Lim, who navigated the Silver Surfer through the spaceways in the early 1990s, will return to that era for Silver Surfer: Rebirth.

Much like X-Men: Legends and Symbiote Spider-Man, Marz and Lim will tell a story set in the past, one featuring the Reality Gem, Thanos and the original Captain Marvel.

“Turns out you can go home again,” Marz told Marvel.com. “Silver Surfer with Ron Lim was literally my first job in comics. The first comic page I ever wrote was drawn by Ron when we were both kids. And now three decades later we get to go back there and slip right back into that same groove. It’s so great to be wielding the power cosmic again.” 

Here’s the description of the series from Marvel: Someone has stolen the Reality Gem, an object that allows the user to fulfill any wish no matter the consequences! But whoever has taken it is doing things like bringing back the dead hero Captain Mar-Vell. It’s up to Silver Surfer to team up with the least likely of allies, Thanos, to find the Gem and restore reality to its proper form!

“I am so thrilled to be penciling Silver Surfer: Rebirth,” Lim said. “When Darren Shan, our editor, asked if I’d be interested in working on this with Ron Marz, I jumped at the chance. It is fantastic to be working with Ron again. It has been quite a while since we worked together, but it feels like hardly a day has passed. I’m having a blast getting to draw many of my favorite characters from our run. The story is full of surprises, familiar characters and crazy cosmic action! I can’t wait for the readers to  check out the book—hope they enjoy it as much as I enjoy drawing it!”

Marz and Lim’s original run began with Silver Surfer #51, as Marz took over as writer of the series after Jim Starlin left. He and Lim worked together for roughly 30 issues before Lim left. Marz stayed on for another 30 issues after that. They also worked together on two issues of the Cosmic Powers miniseries that featured several of the characters they used in Silver Surfer, like Jack of Hearts, Ganymede, Legacy and Tyrant. Comics Cube has a fairly detailed rundown of their run together on the title.

Silver Surfer: Rebirth will run for five issues, with the first issue landing on Jan. 19.

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