(December 1968)

Marvel, 1968 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.25 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
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 Power and the Prize! (Table of Contents)

Silver Surfer / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
John Buscema
Inks:
Joe Sinnott
Colors:
Marie Severin ?
Letters:
Sam Rosen ?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Silver Surfer; Mephisto; Shalla Bal; Demons
Reprints:
Reprint Note before Migration:
  • in Marvel Masterworks (Marvel, 1987 series) #15 (1990)
  • in Essential Silver Surfer (Marvel, 2001 series) #1
  • in Silver Surfer Omnibus (Marvel, 2007 series) #1
  • in Sensational Spider-Man (Marvel, 2006 series) #41 (December 2007)
  • in Incredibile Devil, L' (Editoriale Corno, 1970 series) #5
  • in Silver Surfer (Play Press, 1989 series) #25

Indexer Notes

Sinnott inker credit provided 2006 by Nick Caputo.

The Power and the Prize! (Table of Contents)

Silver Surfer / comic story / 40 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
John Buscema
Inks:
Joe Sinnott
Colors:
?
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
FEATURE: Silver Surfer; GUEST: Shalla Bal; VILLAINS: Mephisto (1st); Demons
Synopsis:
Mephisto captures Shalla Bal and tries to tempt the Surfer into joining him by using his one true love as bait.
Reprints:
Reprint Note before Migration:
  • in Bring on the Bad Guys: Origins of Marvel Comics Villains (Simon and Schuster, 1976 series) #nn
  • in Marvel Masterworks (Marvel, 1987 series) #15 (1990)
  • in Essential Silver Surfer (Marvel, 2001 series) #1
  • in Silver Surfer Omnibus (Marvel, 2007 series) #1
  • in Sensational Spider-Man (Marvel, 2006 series) #41 (December 2007) [pp. 8-20]
  • in Incredibile Devil, L' (Editoriale Corno, 1970 series) #4 [part 1]
  • in Incredibile Devil, L' (Editoriale Corno, 1970 series) #5 [part 2]
  • in Incredibile Devil, L' (Editoriale Corno, 1970 series) #6 [part 3]

Why Won't They Believe Me? (Table of Contents)

Watcher / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Gene Colan
Inks:
Paul Reinman
Colors:
?
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Watcher (narrator); Professor Crater
Synopsis:
A man finds a crashed spaceship and reads the log which shows that the alien was to take the form of an earthling when he lands. The man goes to the Space Agency to warn them but the person he talks to (Professor Crater) pulls a gun on him. The man assumes that Professor Crater must be the alien but then finds out that the log is written in another language so he must be the alien and he has helped himself to be caught.
Reprints:
Reprint Note before Migration:
  • in Astonishing Tales (Marvel, 1970 series) #31 (August 1975)

Indexer Notes

A retelling of "Why Won't They Believe Me?" by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko in Amazing Adult Fantasy (Marvel, 1961 series) #7 (December 1961).

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Power and the Prize!
    Silver Surfer
  2. 1. The Power and the Prize!
    Silver Surfer
  3. 2. Why Won't They Believe Me?
    Watcher
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ethan Hoddes
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Jim Stangas
  • Darrel McCann
  • Nick Caputo
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Robert Wood