Silver Surfer


  • Real Name: Norrin Radd
  • AKA: Captain Universe, Carnage Cosmic, Champion of the Universe, Chrome Dome, Chrome-Plate, Commander, Cosmic Messiah, Cosmic Wanderer, Dark Surfer, Doom-Bringer, Dr. Norrin Radd: Sorcerer Supreme, Galactic Messiah, Gleambody, God of Light, Herald of Galactus, John Doe, Keeper, Lightlord/Light Lord, “Mr. Clean”, Nor-Vill, Norville Rapaport, O’Glorious One, Protector of the Universe, Sakaarson, The Saviour/Savior, Sentinel of the Spaceways, Sentry, Shiny, Shiny-Head, “Shiny Man”, Sky-Rider, Sky-Rider of the Spaceways, Silverado, Silver Savage, Silverskin, Sojourner, Spiral-King, Sterling Breath, Surferer, “Surfer Mam,” Surfer Man, The Awaited One, The Cosmic Surfer, Triangle’s Tip, Uni-Lord, Void Knight
  • Family: Jartran Radd (father, deceased); Elmar Radd (mother, deceased); Fennan Radd (half-brother, possibly deceased); Dawn Greenwood (wife, deceased); Eve Greenwood (sister-in-law); Regina Prado (niece-in-law); Ardina (clone); Norrin Radd (Light-Form duplicate); Frankenstein’s Monster (duplicate, deceased); Carnage, Void Knight (former symbiotes);
  • Base of Operation: Mobile throughout the known universe
  • Identity: Public
  • Citizenship: Zenn-Lavian
  • Martial Status: Widowed
  • Occupation: Space-faring adventurer and explorer; former would-be world conqueror, minion of Gaea, Earthbound adventurer, scholar, astronomer, gladiator, wanderer; sometimes mistakenly regarded as a messianic figure, Herald of Galactus
  • Education: Tutored in science by Jartran Radd and in the nature of the universe by Galactus; self-taught in various areas, especially history, and absorbed much Zenn-Lavian knowledge from “hypno-powered study cubes”
  • Gender: Male
  • Height: 6′4″ (1.93 m)
  • Weight: 225 lbs (102.06 kg)
  • Eyes: Variable
  • Hair: Bald
  • Unusual Feature: The Silver Surfer’s entire body is composed of a flexible, nearly indestructible, silvery material of Galactus’ design. Using the Power Cosmic, Norrin can change his appearance.
  • Origin: Zenn-Lavian transformed imbued with the power cosmic by Galactus to become his Herald
  • Universe: Marvel Prime Universe (Earth-616)

Introduced in Fantastic Four #48 (1966), Silver Surfer was actually just a random minion that Jack Kirby drew into the comic. When Stan Lee asked who he was, Kirby said that if Galactus was as powerful as he was, he should have a herald. Stan then came up with the back story. He was a young man who lived on the paradise planet Zenn-La and he was bored. He dreamed of travelling the stars. When Galactus came to eat the planet, Norrin made a deal with him to save the planet. In exchange, he would find Galactus planets that he could eat. Thus, Galactus gave him the Power Cosmic and he transformed into the Silver Surfer.

After many years, The Surfer eventually found the Earth. After fighting the F4, he crash landed near the apartment of Alicia Masters, the Thing’s girlfriend. There, she thought him the beauty that humanity has. Turning against his master, Surfer battle Galactus and help prevent the destruction of Earth. As punishment, he was force to remain on Earth. With the help of his friend he eventually escaped to soared the skies. While he prefers to work alone, he was a member of the Defenders and later the Annihilators.

Silver Surfer has always been one to get a number of figure over the years. However, due mainly to Fox owning the film rights to him, he has not really gotten a new figures for a while. However Hasbro has released a version as a Walgreen’s exclusive.


Classic / First Appearance

Recommend Figure:  Hasbro Walgreens Marvel Legends Silver Surfer OR Haslab Galactus – Silver Surfer pack-in Of Galactus with Nova and Morg

  • Background:
    • Silver Surfer is one of the few heroes to rarely change his look over the years. The silver skin is actually a cosmic powered alloy that allows him to survive in space. It is the same material had his board. He has since been shown to remove the silver coating to reveal his human form.
  • Why you need it for your collection?:
    • A Surfer figure is highly recommended for most collections but particularly the F4 and cosmic collections. Hasbro released a perfect version in their Walgreens F4 program. If you got the Haslab Galactus then you can also use that version.
  • Does it need a remake?:
    • No. Just got remade.

Silver Savage

Recommend Figure:  Hasbro Target Exclusive Marvel Legends Red Hulk Wave Silver Savage

  • Background:
    • During the Planet Hulk story line, Hulk was captured and force to fight in a Gladiator like battle. One of his opponent was Silver Surfer, who was captured by the Red King and enslaved like the Hulk. During the battle Hulk broke the Surfer’s slave dick (the round blue thing on Surfer’s chest) and Surfer help Hulk free the slaves on the battle . (It should be noted that in the Planet Hulk animated movie, Surfer was replaced by Beta Ray Bill).
  • Why you need it for your collection?:
    • Unless you want to recreate that battle or want the Red Hulk piece, then this can be skipped as it was a hard to find exclusive.
  • Does it need a remake?:
    • No, it was a short-lived version and the figure is fine as is.


Below you will find a gallery of suits that still need to be made. I have included what I think are the possibilities of them being made. Note that these are my personal opinions and not fact. Please let me know if I have missed anything.