Silver Surfer #53

Marvel ⋅ 1991

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Key Facts

1st appearance of Ael-Dan, a General in the Kree space fleet

1st appearance of Dar-Benn, a General in the Kree space fleet

Issue Details




Ron Lim


Ron Marz


Tom Vincent


Ken Bruzenak


Tom Christopher


August 1991


"The Fool on the Throne" Ael-Dan and Dar-Benn plan to assasinate Clumsy Foulup, the unlikely emperor of the Kree Empire.  The Silver Surfer enters and says that he wishes to atone for the events of the Second Kree-Skrull War. He agrees that he will assassinate Clumsy. The Kree plan to destroy him when he has done his task.During an announcement, Clumsy is attacked by the Surfer, who vaporizes him. The Kree then attack the Silver Surfer and destroy him. All of this is captured on film and shown to the entire world. Ael-Dan and Dar-Benn plan to rule the empire side by side to appise both the blue and pink Kree. They make an announcement to the people and declare martial law.Every thing has gone according to their plan. They take the remaining pieces of the Surfer and take them to a lab. It is revealed that the Surfer was really a robot and that it worked perfectly. To cover their tracks they kill the scientist who built him and destroy the lab.

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