(August 1968)

Marvel, 1968 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.25 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1968-05-28
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Official Magazine Corp.
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 Silver Surfer #1 is seen briefly in the 1983 movie "Breathless" starring Richard Gere. The main character is clutching it while dancing and makes several complimentary comments about the appeal of the character.

Awards

The Origin of the Silver Surfer! (Table of Contents)

Silver Surfer / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Buscema
Inks
Joe Sinnott ; Frank Giacoia (see notes)
Colors
Marie Severin ?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
science fiction; superhero
Characters
Silver Surfer [Norrin Radd]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Cover inks credit from Sinnott's personal records. After examining the original art Nick Caputo suspects that Frank Giacoia provided additional brushwork on the Surfer and backgrounds.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Origin of the Silver Surfer! (Table of Contents: 2)

Silver Surfer / comic story / 38 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
John Buscema
Inks
Joe Sinnott
Colors
Bill Everett
Letters
Sam Rosen

First Line of Dialogue or Text
High o'er the roof of the world he soars--free and unfettered as the roaring wind itself!
Genre
science fiction; superhero
Characters
Silver Surfer [Norrin Radd] (origin in flashback); Col. John Jameson; Shalla Bal (first appearance, flashback); Zenn-Lavians (flashback); Galactus (flashback); Hulk [Bruce Banner] (flashback); Doctor Doom [Victor von Doom] (flashback); Fantastic Four [Mister Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Invisible Girl [Susan Storm]; the Thing [Ben Grimm]] (flashback); abominable snowmen
Synopsis
The Surfer remembers his origins and why he is now trapped on Earth.
Reprints
Keywords
mental transportation element; ultimate nullifier; weapon supreme; Zenn-La

Indexer Notes

Colorist credit supplied by Lee de Broff through the GCD Errors list, July 2008, and confirmed by the sale of the original color proofs at Heritage Auctions.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Fantastic Four / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Gangway, World! Marvel's Marching On! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

The Wonder of the Watcher! (Table of Contents: 5)

The Watcher / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Gene Colan
Inks
Syd Shores
Colors
Bill Everett ?
Letters
Artie Simek

First Line of Dialogue or Text
With but a single gesture, I could save the fading life below!
Genre
science fiction; superhero
Characters
Watcher [Uatu]; Watchers (also in flashback); Watchers High Tribunal [Ikor; Emnu] (in flashback); Prosilicans
Synopsis
The Watcher recaps the story of why he and his people no longer interfere in other people's affairs.
Reprints
Keywords
atomic warfare; delta rays; origin; Prosilicus

Indexer Notes

Watcher's origin retold from TALES OF SUSPENSE #53

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Spider-Man / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Origin of the Silver Surfer!
    Silver Surfer
  2. 1. ["Secret muscle building "tools""]
  3. 2. The Origin of the Silver Surfer!
    Silver Surfer
  4. 3. ["Another Marvel masterpiece"]
    Fantastic Four
  5. 4. Gangway, World! Marvel's Marching On!
    Marvel Bullpen Bulletins
  6. 5. The Wonder of the Watcher!
    The Watcher
  7. 6. ["Another Marvel masterpiece"]
    Spider-Man
  8. 7. ["3 complete fishing outfits"]
  9. 8. ["132 Roman soldiers set"]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • David Haglund
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Nick Caputo
  • Ruben Cortes
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Del Gruber
  • Kelly Langston-Smith
  • Patrick Lemaire
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Per Sandell
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Mark Gordon
  • Peter Croome
  • Steven Tice
  • Chris Boyko
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Robert Wood