Silver Surfer #39 [Newsstand]
(July 1990)

Marvel, 1987 Series
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Volume
3
Price
1.00 USD; 1.25 CAD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Comics
Brand
Marvel Comics
Barcode
071486026648 07
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

Issue Notes

This issue is a variant of Silver Surfer (Marvel, 1987 series) #39 [Direct].


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: 1)

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: 2)

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
Related Scans
Series Information
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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