Silver Surfer: Parable

Silver Surfer: Parable

by Stan Lee

Silver Surfer: Parable collects a two-issue miniseries written by Stan Lee and illustrated by Moebius, orginally published by Marvel's Epic Comics imprint in 1988 and 1989. This miniseries won the Eisner Award for "Best Finite/Limited Series" in 1989.

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Silver Surfer: Parable, written by Stan Lee and drawn by Moebius is easily one of the best stories to come out of Marvel's eighties era that has gone largely unnoticed and under appreciated by today's Marvel comics fandom. Parable is often referred to as one of the first Marvel tales that may take place in an alternate universe. With an alternate Silver Surfer and an alternate Earth. It is also one of the few comics I have read that showcase Galactus in a more detailed and hands on light than any that the powerful multi dimension being has been a part of in the Fantastic Four and Avengers tales. Parable seems to take place somewhere in the near future or even the present time as Galactus comes to Earth. Annoyed that he had given an oath to his once Herald, the Silver Surfer, that he would not harm and devour the Earth; the great being has come up with an alternate plan to destroy the Earth. But there is one on the Earth who knows that Galactus is no benevolent being and he is the once and former Herald; the Silver Surfer. The Surfer tries to convince humanity that Galactus is evil and that by giving them everything they want, he is actually destroying them. In their joy and victory, humanity decrees that the Silver Surfer is now their God and demand that he guide them. The Silver Surfer is one of those awesome comic book characters that everyone says they love but really don't get. Having to sacrifice his soul to Galactus and serve him in order to save his own world. The Surfer as a Herald of Galactus is perhaps one of the few characters who is able to comment on the reality of deities and their impact on civilizations. Ideas and morals are debated and Galactus' plan on destroying mankind by giving them what they want, no sin, no morality, just take what you want...its genius.

The notes in the back of the book by Moebius hint at the possibility that he didn't want to do this.

Enter: our titular Silver Surfer who is initially characterized as naught more than a mere bum. Not only is our silver colored protagonist utterly inhuman in his perspective, our story itself feels unfeeling in its cosmic scope.

Azt viszont Weber és Nietzsche (Isten halott Nietzsche, Nietzsche halott Isten) sem látta már, hogy bár eltüntetjük a csodát és megöljük Istent, mivel mélyen mindkettre igény van, ezért az ember mindig újrateremti mindkettt. Mert Puzsérnak igaza van, azzal a szóval, hogy Isten meg lehet ölni egy házibulit. De ha azt mondjuk, hogy Univerzum, vagy szimulált világ, amit egy dagadt programozó irányít, mert eljutottunk már oda a fejlettségben, hogy leszimuláljuk a saját történelmünket, és mi csak adatok vagyunk ebben a programban, vagy esetleg Mátrix, meg agyak a kádban akkor a buli megy tovább. Csak nem sokban különböznek attól, hogy Isten, felsbb hatalom/akarat/er, ami teremt/irányít/felügyel/futtatja a programot. Zeuszt régen megöltük már, de a mítosz, a mese, a történet újraszületett, az alakja felfedezhet a keresztény Istenben, akinek meg itt-ott felfedezhet a modern történetekben van valami si kép, ami mindig átörökldik, amire nekünk szükségünk van, amirl mesélni akarunk, amirl mesét akarunk hallani. Nem azok között az írók között tartjuk számon, aki mélységet és komolyságot vitt a képregénybe, inkább nevettetett és szórakoztatott (azt viszont milyen jól), de itt azért megmutatta, hogy tud OLYAT is. Mert a hamis isten, az rült vezet tudja, hogy a tömegben a legokosabb is csak béget birka ahogyan Hamvas Béla írja. Végs soron pedig, az egyik els kommersz alkotás, ami ha nem is direktbe, de nagy hangsúlyt fektet arra, hogy ez az ostoba tömeg (nevezzük ket fogyasztóknak?) szépen lassan a bolygót is tönkreteszi, megeszi esetünkben éppen parancsra, a hamis isten parancsára Mert: Úgy szomjazzák az irányítást, mint gyermek az anyatejet!

Do yourself a favor and read Silver Surfer: Requiem for your dose of non-continuity surfer preaching at you.

Parable leva esta vertente mais longe, num futuro distópico onde o vilão indiferente Galactus revisita a Terra e é adorado como deus destrutivo por homens incapazes de tomar nas suas mãos os seus destinos. Parable é Moebius a mostrar aos americanos na linguagem do seu género de banda desenhada porque é que é mestre do traço de ficção científica.

Quite a shame.