After grabbing this toy online, I bought Marvel Essentials Silver Surfer Vol.1 on Amazon.Com- though in reading through the reviews I learned that the real origins of this Marvel character begin in The Fantastic Four comic books, issue #48 (1966) more precisely, and so I purchased Marvel Essentials Fantastic Four Vol.3 in order to better understand the origins of the Sentinel of the Spaceways. As I write this I am still finishing up my Marvel Essentials Hulk Vol.6, so a more intimate portrait of this mysterious figure will be revealed to me shortly. For now I only know that the Silver Surfer was an astronomer from the planet Zenn-La named Norrin Radd who pledged to serve as herald for the planet-consuming Galactus in exchange for mercy on his people. Upon meeting the Fantastic Four, his conscience was rediscovered and he betrayed Galactus, forcing the Silver Surfer's exile on Earth.
-ToyBiz Deluxe Edition 10" Silver Surfer at PopTopShop.Com
-Silver Surfer at the online Marvel Directory
-Silver Surfer fan site at Marvelite.Prohosting.com-Custom "Mego-style" Silver Surfer at IllegalMego's Flickr site- Nice!