But Kirby defended his choice, saying that a godlike villain such as Galactus should have his own herald, much like the Olympians of ancient myth or a rap crew from the 1990s. When asked about the surfboard, Kirby famously said, "Because I'm tired of drawing spaceships" -- something he had to do quite often with Fantastic Four comics.
Now, you're free to interpret his statement to mean that he was "tired" in the sense of being burned out creatively, and that he wanted something new. And the character became a worldwide phenomenon, so we're not here to criticize. Still, compared to the panel-busting Galactus, we can't help but notice the Silver Surfer is like an illustrator's vacation -- a featureless man riding around on a few lines of no. 2 pencil:
No costume, and minimal coloring and facial features ...
there's your lesson, kids: Work smarter, not harder.
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