(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

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:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Silver Surfer; Mephisto; Shalla Bal; Demons
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Sinnott inker credit provided 2006 by Nick Caputo.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
John Buscema; Gene Colan
Inks:
Joe Sinnott; Paul Reinman
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Indexer Notes

inside front cover utilizing images from interior stories.

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:
Bill Everett ?
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:

Indexer Notes

In the letters page of Sub-Mariner #19 Roy Thomas notes that Bill Everett was colorist for "recent issues" of the Silver Surfer.

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:
Bill Everett ?
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:

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).

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Who Speaks for the Surfer? / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Buscema
Inks:
Joe Sinnott
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset; Sam Rosen

Indexer Notes

letters section includes image from an earlier issue and a letter from Tony Isabella.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Power and the Prize!
    Silver Surfer
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. The Power and the Prize!
    Silver Surfer
  4. 3. Why Won't They Believe Me?
    Watcher
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Who Speaks for the Surfer?
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ethan Hoddes
  • Jan Roar Hansen
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Nick Caputo
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Darrel McCann
  • Jim Stangas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Robert Wood