(April 1969)

Marvel, 1968 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.25 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Magazine Management Co., Inc.
Brand:
Marvel Comics Group [under character box]
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).


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

Silver Surfer / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
John Romita
Inks:
John Romita
Colors:
Marie Severin ?
Letters:
typeset

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.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Silver Surfer / table of contents / 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.

--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:
Bill Everett ?
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
science fiction; superhero
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:

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.

Run, Roco, Run! (Table of Contents)

The Watcher / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Howard Purcell
Inks:
John Tartaglione
Colors:
Bill Everett ?
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 / 2 pages (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Letters from Bennet Marks, Marc Coleman, Mike O'Neal, Wendy Fletcher, Alan Kavner, Mark Griswold & Mike Mahaney.

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