(April 1969)

Marvel, 1968 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.25 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Magazine Management Co., Inc.
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

The "Wendy Fletcher" in the letter column section will eventually become Elfquest co-creator "Wendy Pini." Her future husband and Elfquest co-creator, Richard Pini read her letter and started writing her. Both eventually met, dated, married, and created Elfquest (from Michael DF Lowe, October 5, 2005).


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Silver Surfer / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
John Romita
Inks:
John Romita
Colors:
Marie Severin ?
Letters:
Sam Rosen ?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Silver Surfer; The Stranger
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Romita credit per Nick Caputo, August 2012. Previous indexer listed John Buscema as possible penciller. A rejected cover drawn by Buscema exists.

And Who Shall Mourn For Him? (Table of Contents)

Silver Surfer / comic story / 39 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
John Buscema
Inks:
Sal Buscema
Colors:
?
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
superhero; science fiction
Characters:
FEATURE: Silver Surfer; GUESTS: Al Harper (Death); Mr. Fantastic; The Thing; Human Torch; VILLAIN: The Stranger; CAMEO FLASHBACK: Magneto; Mastermind; Toad; Scarlet Witch; Quicksilver; Beast; Angel Iceman; CAMEO FLASHBACK: Shalla Bal
Synopsis:
Surfer's attempts to break free of Galactus' barrier summon The Stranger who plants a bomb on earth designed to kill all life.
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Silver Surfer / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Buscema; Howard Purcell
Inks:
Sal Buscema; John Tartaglione
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

inside front cover includes images from interior stories.

Run, Roco, Run (Table of Contents)

Watcher / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Howard Purcell
Inks:
John Tartaglione
Colors:
?
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
science fiction

Indexer Notes

A retelling of "Run, Rocky, Run!" drawn by Bob Forgione in Tales to Astonish (Marvel, 1959 series) #26 (December 1961).

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Buscema
Inks:
Sal Buscema
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset; Sam Rosen
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Silver Surfer
  2. 1. And Who Shall Mourn For Him?
    Silver Surfer
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Silver Surfer
  4. 3. Run, Roco, Run
    Watcher
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Who Speaks for the Surfer?
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Patrick Lemaire
  • Ethan Hoddes
  • Nick Caputo
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Robert Wood