(December 1968)

Marvel, 1968 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.25 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1968-09-17
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.

The Power and the Prize! (Table of Contents)

Silver Surfer / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
superhero; science fiction
Characters
Silver Surfer [Norrin Radd]; Mephisto; Shalla Bal; Demons
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Sinnott inker credit provided 2006 by Nick Caputo.

[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
Sam Rosen

Characters
Silver Surfer; Mephisto

Indexer Notes

inside front cover utilizing images from interior stories.

The Power and the Prize! (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
Artie Simek (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's the Surfer! He's back!!
Genre
superhero; science fiction
Characters
Silver Surfer [Norrin Radd]; Shalla Bal; Mephisto (first appearance); Demons
Synopsis
Mephisto captures Shalla Bal and tries to tempt the Surfer into joining him by using his one true love as bait.
Reprints
Keywords
mystic vapors; Zenn-La

Indexer Notes

Part Two (20 pp.) entitled "Duel in the Depths." In the letters page of Sub-Mariner #19 Roy Thomas notes that Bill Everett was colorist for "recent issues" of the Silver Surfer.

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Joe Weider / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Joe Weider / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

United Schools of America / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Mail Order Mart / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Royal Advertising Corp. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

H. H. Ward & Co., Inc. formula / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Grit / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Shop by Mail (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Marvel Super-Hero T-Shirts; Merry Marvel Marching Society membership kit / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Why Won't They Believe Me? (Table of Contents: 12)

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! I see all... I know all!
Genre
science fiction; superhero
Characters
Watcher [Uatu] (narrator); Professor Crater; Zankor
Synopsis
A man finds a crashed spaceship and reads the log which shows that the alien was to take the form of an earthling when he lands. The man goes to the Space Agency to warn them but the person he talks to (Professor Crater) pulls a gun on him. The man assumes that Professor Crater must be the alien but then finds out that the log is written in another language so he must be the alien and he has helped himself to be caught.
Reprints
Keywords
amnesia; spaceship

Indexer Notes

A retelling of "Why Won't They Believe Me?" by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko in Amazing Adult Fantasy (Marvel, 1961 series) #7 (December 1961).

Free! Giant Stallion Mural Full Color Masterpiece Free! (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Colonial Studios art prints / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Shop by Mail (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

World's Fastest Train (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Cheerios / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16)

Who Speaks for the Surfer? / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Buscema
Inks
Joe Sinnott
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen; typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dear Stan and Co., What can I say, except that Marvel ought to be mighty proud of Silver Surfer #1!
Characters
Silver Surfer
Reprints

Indexer Notes

letters section includes image from an earlier issue and letters from Anthony Kowalik, Michael Toman, Don Sampson, Bruce Coville, Marshall Carpenter, Jr., Evan Katten, Jeff Rosenthal and future comics writer Tony Isabella.

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Hobby Coin Co. Surprise Coin Packet / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Stamps; Shop by Mail (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Famous Artists School / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Power and the Prize!
    Silver Surfer
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. The Power and the Prize!
    Silver Surfer
  4. 3. ["Look what's happening to the handsome muscular men on Muscle Beach, California!"]
    Joe Weider
  5. 4. ["This candy bar can help you gain lots... of weight!"]
    Joe Weider
  6. 5. ["High school diploma through home study"]
    United Schools of America
  7. 6. ["Work clothes 'bargain'"]
    Mail Order Mart
  8. 7. ["Electronic computer brain"]
    Royal Advertising Corp.
  9. 8. ["Must I lose my hair?"]
    H. H. Ward & Co., Inc. formula
  10. 9. ["Look, fellows!"]
    Grit
  11. 10. Shop by Mail
  12. 11. ["It's brand new!! Marvel's swingin' inflatable plastic pillows!"]
    Marvel Super-Hero T-Shirts; Merry Marvel Marching Society membership kit
  13. 12. Why Won't They Believe Me?
    Tales of the Watcher
  14. 13. Free! Giant Stallion Mural Full Color Masterpiece Free!
    Colonial Studios art prints
  15. 14. Shop by Mail
  16. 15. World's Fastest Train
    Cheerios
  17. 16. ["Dear Stan and Co., What can I say, except that Marvel ought to be mighty proud of Silver Surfer #1!"]
    Who Speaks for the Surfer?
  18. 17. ["Collect coins.. the hobby road to riches"]
    Hobby Coin Co. Surprise Coin Packet
  19. 18. Stamps; Shop by Mail
  20. 19. ["Good news for you who want to make extra money easily!"]
  21. 20. ["We're looking for people who like to draw"]
    Famous Artists School
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