19 Stan-Scripted Silver Surfer Soliloquies
Don’t get me wrong, I loves me my Silver Age Marvels, but man oh man there was something about the Silver Surfer that brought out the worst kind of preachiness in Stan Lee.
I mean, I get it: he’s supposed to be a Christ figure, a guy who gave everything to save his planet and someone whose status as an outsider makes it easy for him to offer the occasional comment about “man’s folly” or whatever.
But when Lee was in charge of the character’s dialogue, he couldn’t let the Surfer go more than five minutes without breaking into a woe-is-me/what-a-piece-of-work-is-man soliloquy that would have made freakin’ Hamlet go, “Dude, just chill.”
What do I mean? Like they say in the business, let’s roll that clip: