Silver Surfer guests. "A Christmas Tale" Guest-starring Mantis and the Silver Surfer. Story by Steve Englehart. Art by Rich Buckler and Romeo Tanghal. Cover by Ron Frenz and Joe Sinnott. The Human Torch is stranded in outer space 120 million miles from Earth, can the Silver Surfer reach Johnny in time? The story then continues at a celestial level as Kang, the Cotati, the Priests of Pama, and Mantis' son all appear at Four Freedoms Plaza.