Silver Surfer
Nick Name

Sentinel of the Spaceways

Sky-Rider of the Spaceways

Civilian ID
Norrin Radd


Galactic Guardian

Herald of Galactus


Legal Status

Former citizen of the Zenn-La with a criminal record in most known systems, as a result of being the herald of the world devourer Galactus.

Nation or Planet of Origin
Zenn-La, Neneb System, Milky Way Galaxy
Group Affiliation



Fantastic Four

Heralds of Galactus

Infinity Watch

Secret Defenders

Star Masters

Titans Three

Base of Operations
6' 4"
225 lbs.
Eye Color
Blue, now Silver
Hair Color
Known Powers

Power Cosmic granted by the astrogod Galactus enables god-like strength, speed, stamina, agility, and invulnerability to all known diseases and environments, and a heightened level of cosmic awareness enabling the perception of all forms of energy and limited telepathy.

Ability to channel cosmic energy can generate powerful force blasts or rearrange the molecular structure of energy or mass. Manipulation of cosmic energy can be used to heal the wounded or mesmerize others.

Indestructible "surfboard" responds to mental commands and can achieve interstellar travel at greater than light speed.


Cosmic Surfboard: Physically and psionically linked transportation device, resembling a surfboard, capable of interstellar light speed travel made of presumably the same substance which coats the Silver Surfer's body.

Note: It is reasoned that the Silver Surfer can utilize his cosmic abilities to fly without the assistance of his board, but is able to conserve his energy by not doing so.

Common Enemies


Brotherhood of the Badoon

Captain Reptyl


Death I

Dr. Doom I

Ego the Living Planet



Kree Empire

Magus I


Morg the Executioner

(The) Other

Ronan the Accuser

Skrull Empire

(The) Stranger

Super Skrull

Supreme Intelligence



Universal Elders

Regularly Appearing

Fantastic Four Vol. 1, 2 & 3

Cosmic Powers Unlimited

Defenders Vol. 1 & 2

Silver Surfer Vol. 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5

First Appearance
Fantastic Four Vol. 1 #48 (March, 1966)
Stan Lee & Jack Kirby

Norin Radd's life was altered forever when the world-devouring astrogod known as Galactus came to consume his home planet Zenn-La. Desperate to save his world, Radd struck a deal with Galactus and became his herald - sent to search the galaxy for his master's sustenance.

Arriving on Earth the Silver Surfer and Galactus were resisted by the Fantastic Four. Touched by the humanity of a blind artist named Alicia Masters the Silver Surfer rebelled against his master. Galactus retreated Earth, but condemned his former herald to confinement on the planet he sought to defend. Eventually breaking his Earthy bond, he now soars the cosmic waves once again as the Silver Surfer.