There's been speculation that piece might be a fake.http://kirbymuseum.org/blogs/dynamics/2011/09/18/the-silver-surfer-art-mystery/
This is very, very suspect to me as well. Parts of it I hate (Sue Storm, the Silver Surfer), and yet parts of it really resonate with me. If it's misdated, and/or pieced together, and/or someone attempting Kirby, as I've said about Thundar and Big Jim, I'll stretch sometimes for just a taste of Jack Kirby's incredible art
I know what you mean - it got past the fact checkers for a reason, after all.