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  •  Paradise Lost Inverted (7+ / 0-)

    The Silver Surfer is a "good" version of Satan to Galactus. Jack Kirby just turned the story around. Galactus is an inverted God, destroying worlds instead of saving them, and the Surfer an inverted Satan, barred from the heavens for defying his master's will and saving the world.

    It can also be read as Christ allegory.

    Norrin Radd sacrifices himself so all of Zenn-La can survive. He is "born-again" as the Silver Surfer, through the God-like "Power Cosmic" of Galactus (who is amoral within the Marvel Universe, he's not evil since Galactus' existence serves a necessary function).

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