- "Behold the new sun that soars in the heavens! Gaze upon the great and terrible star whose name is Doom!"
Appearing in "Loftier Than Mortals"Edit
- Latverian Rebel Underground
- United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
- United States of America
Synopsis for "Loftier Than Mortals"Edit
The Silver Surfer is despondent at being trapped on Earth, unable to sail through space and stuck with on a planet of barbarians. While flying over Doomstadt, he receives an imperial summons and responds. Meeting with Doom Rex, Monarch of Latveria, he is given a tour of Castle Doom by the "people's humble servant." Showcasing the technology he uses for "the ennoblement" of his fellow man, he reveals his treachery as that same technology rips the power cosmic from the Surfer and infuses it into Doom. Doom then goes on a spree of rampant destruction around the world, getting used to his powers before his planned use of the power cosmic to annihilate his foes, the Fantastic Four.
Meanwhile, Norin Radd discovers that his silver skin has melted off while in a dungeon cell. He uses a mixture of subterfuge, mesmerism, and physical force to escape. On the way, he also releases Inga, a member of a rebel cell hoping to overthrow Doom. While heading to a safehouse, the two are recaptured in a city marketplace.
- Special Thanks are given to Fred Hembeck in the credits.
- Part of the Marvel Remix line, this two issue limited series reimagines the classic storyline where Doctor Doom steals the power cosmic from the Silver Surfer in Fantastic Four Volume 1 #57 through #61, but from the perspective of Doom and the Surfer and excluding all of the Fantastic Four subplots.
- Doom's armor and Silver Surfer's Surfboard look demonic while he possesses the power cosmic.
This is a popular storyline, as this storyline was also reimagined for Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer in 2007.
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- Cover gallery for the Silver Surfer: Loftier Than Mortals series
- Fantastic Four #57 (December 1966)
- Fantastic Four #58 (January 1967)
- Fantastic Four #59 (February 1967)
- Fantastic Four #60 (March 1967)
- Fantastic Four #61 (April 1967)
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