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the path of the sage must become the path of the hero

Teaser introduction to the Silver Surfer and the Hero’s Journey

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The trial period for the spinal cord stimulator is over; the leads have been out for two days now. Since I’m waiting to see about the permanent implant and I’m not sure how much wrestling I’ll do with pain until then, I’ll be reworking and reposting some series I’ve done earlier.

Many years ago, I remember asking my mother which superhero I most looked like.  She said I looked most like the Silver Surfer.

I wasn’t well acquainted with comic books at that time.  I knew of the ones that most children know of through Saturday cartoons, TV series, and blockbuster movies, but I didn’t really know of Surfer.

I’d seen the cover art for Joe Satriani’s “Surfing With The Alien” (which turns out to be lifted from John Byrne’s art for Stan Lee’s Silver Surfer #1):



I slowly learned more about the Surfer, however, especially when the Infinity Gauntlet crossover story in Marvel Comics hit.  The more I learned, the more I found I related to.  He’s a very deep, deep character, IMHO (despite what some Marvel writers have said on camera).

Then in 2008, Daisy Barringer asked VOX bloggers this question for the Question of the Day:

 What fictional character do you relate to most and why?

and this was my answer:

Not as I am, but who I must become.

When I reblogged this last year to kick off the series of the Silver Surfer and the Hero’s Journey, I added these words:

There are shades of the Monomyth in this herald from Zenn-La, but I ask a rhetorical question: how do you suppose I would see myself in Norrin Radd?


The Infinity Gauntlet

Silver Surfer vs Minion of Lady Death


NEXT POST IN THE SERIES: A Hero’s Journey: Norrin Radd, the Silver Surfer

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Wherever you see "jaklumen", that's me- the username is still unique as of the current year. Be aware that the facet you see, is only a small part of the me that is me.

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