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Silver Surfer #39 [Direct Edition]
(July 1990)

Marvel, 1987 Series
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Volume:
3
Price:
1.00 USD; 1.25 CAD; 0.60 GBP
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
Monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Brand:
Marvel Comics
Editing:
Craig Anderson (Editor); Renee Witterstaetter (Assistant Editor); Tom DeFalco (Editor-in-Chief)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Modern Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was ongoing

It's Fun! It's Fabulous! It's the Fight Game! (Table of Contents)

Silver Surfer / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jim Sherman (signed)
Inks:
Jim Sherman (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Silver Surfer

The Fight Game (Table of Contents)

Silver Surfer / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script:
Alan Grant
Pencils:
Jim Sherman
Inks:
Jim Sherman
Colors:
Jim Sherman
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Silver Surfer [Norrin Rad]; Algol Demonstar; Bruindilda; female Promoter [unnamed]
Synopsis:
The Silver Surfer wanders upon an asteroid where he sees what appears to be a battle. In an attempt to stop the fighting, he learns that it is really an arena sport to "entertain" a large alien audience. Algol Demonstar is the unbeaten arena star, and the female Promoter sees an opportunity for a huge audience draw by pitting the Surfer against Algol. The Promoter offers to pay the Surfer handsomely to fight, but the Surfer is disgusted with the idea and leaves the asteroid. Algol's "Demonstar" weapon (an orb on the end of a handheld rod) has absorbed the Surfer's memories, and the Promoter uses those memories to transform Bruindilda, a telepathic shape-shifter, into the image of Shalla-Bal to lure the Surfer back. The ploy works, and the Surfer ends up defeating Algol. The true identity of Bruindilda is revealed during the battle, and the Surfer learns that these battles actually provide sustenance for the audience, similar to the way devouring planets provided sustenance for Galactus. The aliens use a transporter to seek other venues to gain sustenance and quickly leave the asteroid. The Surfer attempts to destroy the transporter but is too late. The Promoter throws him a pouch just before the transporter disappears. In the pouch are jewels as "payment" for his services. Enraged and disgusted, the Surfer grinds the jewels into dust with his bare hand and then leaps onto his board to seek solace and peace surfing the cosmos.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Cosmic Pipeline / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters from: Miles Lacouture, Dylan Lange, John Barrell, Matt Thompson, "Wild" Bill Hickok, Melissa Page

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. It's Fun! It's Fabulous! It's the Fight Game!
    Silver Surfer
  2. 1. The Fight Game
    Silver Surfer
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    The Cosmic Pipeline
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  • Derek Reinhard
  • B K Tsuda
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  • Terry Vraspir
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Mark Gordon
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