(September 1970)

Marvel, 1968 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.15 USD
Pages:
36
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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Silver Surfer / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Herb Trimpe ?; Jack Kirby ? (see notes)
Inks:
Herb Trimpe ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Silver Surfer; Black Bolt; Medusa; Gorgon; Karnak; Triton
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

According to a letter from Herb Trimpe dated 1998, he states that Kirby provided either layouts or complete pencils, and "I can say for sure I inked this particular cover". Nick Caputo adds that per Mark Evanier, Kirby never provided layouts for covers. It's possible that Trimpe mis-remembered and it was actually Marie Severin who provided the cover layout (Marie worked on most cover roughs for Marvel in this period). Nick adds that the background figures all look like Trimpe's work, and while the Surfer and Black Bolt look Kirbyesque, the musculature of the Surfer in particular is much thinner that Kirby depicts him (see interior story).

To Smash the Inhumans! (Table of Contents)

Silver Surfer / comic story / 19 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Herb Trimpe
Colors:
?
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
FEATURE: Silver Surfer; GUESTS: Inhumans--Black Bolt; Medusa; Gorgon; Karnak; Triton; Lockjaw; VILLAINS: Maximus; Aireo; Stallior; Timberiuos
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Although the next issue is called for on the last page, this is the final issue of the series.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

The Mighty Marvel Checklist / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.4 page (report information)

Lesson One: How to Fill a Page When You've Nothing to Say! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Marvel Bullpen Bulletins / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Who Speaks for the Surfer? / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters from Art Smith, Frank Johnson, Rick Howe.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Silver Surfer
  2. 1. To Smash the Inhumans!
    Silver Surfer
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    The Mighty Marvel Checklist
  4. 3. Lesson One: How to Fill a Page When You've Nothing to Say!
    Marvel Bullpen Bulletins
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Who Speaks for the Surfer?
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Patrick Lemaire
  • Chris Boyko
  • Nick Caputo
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Robert Wood