(February 1969)

Marvel, 1968 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.25 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1968-11-19
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)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from 1969 Periodicals, Copyright Office, Library of Congress.

[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.

Marie Severin coloring confirmed via Hakes Auctions: https://www.hakes.com/Auction/ItemDetail/89587/THE-SILVER-SURFER-ORIGINAL-…

[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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