(October 1968)

Marvel, 1968 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.25 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1968-07-16
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 (editor)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from 1968 Periodicals, Copyright Office, Library of Congress.

When Lands the Saucer! (Table of Contents)

Silver Surfer / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Buscema
Inks
Joe Sinnott
Colors
Marie Severin ?
Letters
typeset

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

Indexer Notes

Cover inks credit from Sinnott's personal records.

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

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Buscema; Gene Colan
Inks
Joe Sinnott; Paul Reinman
Letters
?

Characters
Silver Surfer; Krills

When Lands the Saucer! (Table of Contents: 2)

Silver Surfer / comic story / 40 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (credited)
Pencils
John Buscema (credited)
Inks
Joe Sinnott (credited)
Colors
Bill Everett ?
Letters
Sam Rosen (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In all the world, there is no place for me!
Genre
superhero; science fiction
Characters
Silver Surfer [Norrin Radd]; Badoon Brotherhood (first appearance, villains); Shalla Bal
Synopsis
The Badoon come to Earth to conquer but find greater adventure in hunting the Silver Surfer.
Reprints
Keywords
invisibility; spaceship

Indexer Notes

Part Two (20 pp.) is entitled: "Let Earth Be the Prize!" In the letters page of Sub-Mariner #19 Roy Thomas notes that Bill Everett was colorist for "recent issues" of the Silver Surfer.

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

The Hulk / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Motor's Auto Repair Manual / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

The Fleetwood Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Mike Marvel System / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

The Avengers [superhero] / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

The Liftee Company height increase pads / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Precise Publications / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Pete Duncan - "Dropout" (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

International Correspondence Schools I.C.S. high school completion kit / comics-form advertising / 1 page (report information)

[Shop by Mail] (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Intelsat III Satellite (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Cheerios / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Olympic Sales / Olympia Sales / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Coming of the Krills! (Table of Contents: 15)

Tales of the Watcher / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (credited)
Pencils
Gene Colan (credited)
Inks
Paul Reinman (credited)
Colors
Bill Everett ?
Letters
Sam Rosen (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I am... the Watcher!
Genre
science fiction; superhero
Characters
Watcher [Uatu] (narrator); radar technician [unnamed]; Lou; Krills (from the Ninth Galaxy)
Synopsis
A radar operator turns off Earth's defenses when alien Krill offer him the most beautiful woman in the universe, but he finds out too late that she is only beautiful to them.
Reprints
Keywords
alien invasion; armada

Indexer Notes

This is a retelling of "The Coming of the Krills" by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko in Amazing Adult Fantasy (Marvel, 1961 series) #8 (January 1962) and of "Shock!" by Stan Lee and Larry Lieber in Tales of Suspense (Marvel, 1959 series) #47 (November 1963).

[Shop by Mail; Stamps] (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

Strat-O-Matic Baseball Game / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

Grit / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

Revolutionary War Soldiers / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 21) (Expand) /

Wallace Brown Greeting Cards / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. When Lands the Saucer!
    Silver Surfer
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. When Lands the Saucer!
    Silver Surfer
  4. 3. ["Another Marvel masterpiece"]
    The Hulk
  5. 4. ["Fix any part of any car"]
    Motor's Auto Repair Manual
  6. 5. ["Hypnotic whirling coin"]
  7. 6. ["Blemishes fade as skin clears"]
    The Fleetwood Co.
  8. 7. ["Boys! Men!"]
    Mike Marvel System
  9. 8. ["Another Marvel masterpiece"]
    The Avengers [superhero]
  10. 9. ["Now you can be taller instantly!"]
    The Liftee Company height increase pads
  11. 10. ["I'll make you a master of karate"]
    Precise Publications
  12. 11. Pete Duncan - "Dropout"
    International Correspondence Schools I.C.S. high school completion kit
  13. 12. [Shop by Mail]
  14. 13. Intelsat III Satellite
    Cheerios
  15. 14. ["Get big prizes or cash!"]
    Olympic Sales / Olympia Sales
  16. 15. The Coming of the Krills!
    Tales of the Watcher
  17. 16. [Shop by Mail; Stamps]
  18. 17. ["Baseball fans are crazy about this true-to-life baseball game"]
    Strat-O-Matic Baseball Game
  19. 18. ["Fellows! Here's a swell way to make lots of money and win prizes too!"]
    Grit
  20. 19. ["204 pc Revolutionary War soldiers set only $1.98"]
    Revolutionary War Soldiers
  21. 20. ["America's greatest values in science labs and courses!"]
  22. 21. ["Boys, girls, men, women"]
    Wallace Brown Greeting Cards
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