(August 1968)

Marvel, 1968 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.25 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
On-sale date:
1968-05-28
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Official Magazine Corp.
Brand:
Marvel Comics Group
Editing:
Stan Lee
Color:
color
Dimensions:
Standard Silver Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
squarebound (#1-7), saddle-stitched (#8-18)
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

The Origin of the Silver Surfer! (Table of Contents)

Silver Surfer / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Buscema
Inks:
Joe Sinnott ; Frank Giacoia (see notes)
Colors:
Marie Severin ?
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
science fiction; superhero
Characters:
Silver Surfer
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Cover inks credit from Sinnott's personal records. After examining the original art Nick Caputo suspects that Frank Giacoia provided additional brushwork on the Surfer and backgrounds.

The Origin of the Silver Surfer (Table of Contents)

Silver Surfer / comic story / 38 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
John Buscema
Inks:
Joe Sinnott
Colors:
Bill Everett
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
science fiction; superhero
Characters:
Silver Surfer (origin in flashback); John Jameson; Shalla Bal (introduction, flashback); Zenn-Lavians (flashback); Galactus (flashback); CAMEO FLASHBACK: Hulk; Dr. Doom; Mr. Fantastic; Invisible Girl; The Thing
Synopsis:
The Surfer remembers his origins and why he is now trapped on Earth.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Colorist credit supplied by Lee de Broff through the GCD Errors list, July 2008, and confirmed by the sale of the original color proofs at Heritage Auctions.

The Wonder of the Watcher (Table of Contents)

Watcher / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Gene Colan
Inks:
Syd Shores
Colors:
?
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
science fiction; superhero
Characters:
Watcher (origin retold from TALES OF SUSPENSE #53)
Synopsis:
The Watcher recaps the story of why he and his people no longer interfere in other people's affairs.
Reprints:
Keywords:
origin
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Origin of the Silver Surfer!
    Silver Surfer
  2. 1. The Origin of the Silver Surfer
    Silver Surfer
  3. 2. The Wonder of the Watcher
    Watcher
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Patrick Lemaire
  • David Haglund
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Per Sandell
  • Nick Caputo
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Robert Wood