By Matt Powell In 1939, the company that would become Marvel Comics got it's start, and now, 70 years later, we're still standing tall and commemorating seven decades of excitement! As part of the celebration, each Tuesday we will take a look at a landmark Marvel character, including vital stats, origin and biography in 60 words or less, essential issues you can find on Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited and more! So remember: don't just Make Yours Marvel, Make Yours '39!NAME:SILVER SURFER REAL NAME: NORRIN RADD HEIGHT 6'4" WEIGHT 225 lbs. FIRST APPEARANCE: FANTASTIC FOUR #48 (1966) 30-WORD ORIGIN: To save his planet from Galactus: Devourer of Worlds, Norrin sacrificed himself to become Galactus' herald. Reborn as Silver Surfer, Norrin continually searches for worlds to satisfy his master's hunger. 30-WORD BIOGRAPHY: Although he is aligned with Galactus, the Surfer detests unwarranted hostility and values life, perpetually intrigued by its potential. With near-limitless abilities, the Surfer's a force to be reckoned with. KEY ISSUES - FANTASTIC FOUR #48 (1966): The first appearance of Silver Surfer - SILVER SURFER #1 (1969): The origin of Silver Surfer - THE INFINITY GAUNTLET (1991): Silver Surfer aids Marvel Heroes against Thanos FUN FACT Silver Surfer's board is nearly indestructible and able to be controlled by the Surfer's mental commands.Not a subscriber to Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited yet? Join now! Check out the official Marvel Shop for your favorite Marvel Heroes! Download episodes of "X-Men: Evolution", "Wolverine and the X-Men" and "Fantastic Four: World's Greatest Heroes" now on iTunes!