(February 1969)

Marvel, 1968 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.25 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1968
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Magazine Management Co.
Brand
Marvel Comics Group [under character box]
Editing
Stan Lee (editor)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Silver Surfer / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Buscema
Inks
Sal Buscema
Colors
Marie Severin ?

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; superhero; science fiction
Characters
Silver Surfer [Norrin Radd]; Thor [Donald Blake; Thor Odinson]
Reprints
Keywords
Asgard; Bifrost

Indexer Notes

Sal Buscema inks per Nick Caputo. Info confirmed in Michael Maillot's John Buscema checklist. Previous indexer credited John Buscema with inks.

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

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Buscema; Howard Purcell
Inks
Sal Buscema; Paul Reinman
Letters
?

Characters
Silver Surfer; Loki; Watcher; Tim Boo Ba

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

The Good, the Bad, and the Uncanny! (Table of Contents: 2)

Silver Surfer / comic story / 39 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (credited)
Pencils
John Buscema (credited)
Inks
Sal Buscema (credited)
Colors
Bill Everett ?
Letters
Artie Simek (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In far-off, enchanted Asgard--lost in his own sinister thoughts, sits Loki, god of evil, prince of conjurers!
Genre
fantasy-supernatural; superhero; science fiction
Characters
Silver Surfer [Norrin Radd]; Thor [Donald Blake; Thor Odinson]; Odin; Balder; Sif; Heimdall; Warriors Three [Hogun; Fandral; Volstagg]; Loki (villain); Hulk [Bruce Banner] (cameo); the Thing [Ben Grimm] (cameo); Tomazooma The Living Totem (cameo); Hercules (cameo); Zeus (cameo); Shalla Bal (in flashback); Mephisto (in flashback); Galactus (in flashback)
Synopsis
Loki tries to deceive the Surfer into helping him take down his brother, Thor, god of thunder. After a short battle with Thor, the Silver Surfer suspects that everything is not quite what it seems, but before he has a chance to talk to Thor, Loki teleports the Surfer back to Earth.
Reprints
Keywords
Asgard; Bifrost; Cavern of Shadows

Indexer Notes

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) /

Norton Products / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Johnson Smith & Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Classic Movie Library / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

U.S. School of Music / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Precise Publications Book and Dummy / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

80,000 Candlepower (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Freeman Electric Co. Skin Diving Torch / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[Shop by Mail] (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Marvel Plastic Pillows; Marvel T-Shirts; Merry Marvel Marching Society Membership Kit / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

The Terror of Tim Boo Ba (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Script
Stan Lee (credited)
Pencils
Howard Purcell (credited)
Inks
Paul Reinman (credited)
Colors
Bill Everett ?
Letters
Herb Cooper (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Many are the wonders of the vast universe, but none so fantastic as... Tim Boo Ba!
Genre
science fiction; superhero
Characters
Watcher [Uatu] (narrator); Tim Boo Ba
Synopsis
Alien warlord Tim Boo Ba is master of all he surveys but is wiped out in a torrential flood when an Earth boy drips water on the small scale model that is Tim Boo Ba's home planet.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

A retelling of "The Terror of Tim Boo Ba" by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko in Amazing Adult Fantasy #9 (Marvel, 1961 series) #9 (February 1962).

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Academy for Home Study / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[Shop by Mail] (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Missile Firing Tank (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Honor House Products / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Grit / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Not Brand Echh / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

Who Speaks For The Surfer? / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dear Stan and John, I have just finished reading the Silver Surfer #2 and I am thrilled and pleased.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from Tom Brown; D. D. Toman; Gary Anderson; Doug Fratz; Brian Carlson; Dennis Lien; Evan Katten. Also includes "Know ye these, the hallowed ranks of Marveldom."

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

advertisement / 1 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)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Silver Surfer
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. The Good, the Bad, and the Uncanny!
    Silver Surfer
  4. 3. ["Draw any person in one minute!"]
    Norton Products
  5. 4. ["Hercules wrist band"]
    Johnson Smith & Co.
  6. 5. ["Classics of the silent screen"]
    Classic Movie Library
  7. 6. ["‘Irving, your piano teacher is here.’"]
    U.S. School of Music
  8. 7. ["I'll make you a master of karate"]
    Precise Publications Book and Dummy
  9. 8. 80,000 Candlepower
    Freeman Electric Co. Skin Diving Torch
  10. 9. [Shop by Mail]
  11. 10. ["It's brand new!! Marvel's swingin' inflatable plastic pillows!"]
    Marvel Plastic Pillows; Marvel T-Shirts; Merry Marvel Marching Society Membership Kit
  12. 11. The Terror of Tim Boo Ba
    Tales of the Watcher
  13. 12. ["Second chance for high school drop-outs to get a diploma"]
    Academy for Home Study
  14. 13. [Shop by Mail]
  15. 14. Missile Firing Tank
    Honor House Products
  16. 15. ["Boys 12 or older sell Grit in your spare time"]
    Grit
  17. 16. ["Another Marvel masterpiece!"]
    Not Brand Echh
  18. 17. ["Dear Stan and John, I have just finished reading the Silver Surfer #2 and I am thrilled and pleased."]
    Who Speaks For The Surfer?
  19. 18. [Shop by Mail; Stamps]
  20. 19. ["Tired of being 'skinny'?"]
  21. 20. ["We're looking for people who like to draw"]
    Famous Artists School
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