(October 1968)

Marvel, 1968 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.25 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
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

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
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
Pencils
John Buscema
Inks
Joe Sinnott
Colors
Bill Everett ?
Letters
Sam Rosen

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In all the world, there is no place for me!
Genre
superhero
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) /

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

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

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

The Coming of the Krills! (Table of Contents: 5)

The Watcher / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I am... the Watcher!
Genre
science fiction
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).

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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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"]
    Hulk
  5. 4. ["Another Marvel masterpiece"]
    Avengers
  6. 5. The Coming of the Krills!
    The Watcher
  7. 6. ["America's greatest values in science labs and courses!"]
  8. 7. ["Boys, girls, men, women"]
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