(April 1969)

Marvel, 1968 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.25 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1969-01-14
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Magazine Management Co., Inc.
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

Issue Notes

The "Wendy Fletcher" in the letter column section will eventually become Elfquest co-creator "Wendy Pini." Her future husband and Elfquest co-creator, Richard Pini read her letter and started writing her. Both eventually met, dated, married, and created Elfquest (from Michael DF Lowe, October 5, 2005).


And Who Shall Mourn For Him? (Table of Contents)

Silver Surfer / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Romita
Inks
John Romita
Colors
Marie Severin ?
Letters
typeset

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

Indexer Notes

Romita credit per Nick Caputo, August 2012. Previous indexer listed John Buscema as possible penciller. A rejected cover drawn by Buscema exists.

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

Silver Surfer / table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Buscema; Howard Purcell
Inks
Sal Buscema; John Tartaglione
Letters
typeset

Characters
Silver Surfer [Norrin Radd]; Roco

Indexer Notes

inside front cover includes images from interior stories.

--And Who Shall Mourn For Him? (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
John Buscema
Inks
Sal Buscema
Colors
Bill Everett ?
Letters
Sam Rosen

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey Stretcho... ain't that the alarm bell ringin'??
Genre
science fiction; superhero
Characters
Silver Surfer [Norrin Radd]; Al Harper (death); Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; the Thing [Ben Grimm]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]]; Stranger (villain); Brotherhood of Evil Mutants [Magneto; Mastermind [Jason Wyngarde]; Toad [Mortimer Toynbee]; Scarlet Witch [Wanda Maximoff]; Quicksilver [Pietro Maximoff]] (flashback); X-Men [Beast [Henry McCoy]; Angel [Warren Worthington III]; Iceman [Bobby Drake]] (flashback); Shalla Bal (vision)
Synopsis
Surfer's attempts to break free of Galactus' barrier summon the Stranger who plants a bomb on earth designed to kill all life.
Awards
Reprints
Keywords
Null-Life Bomb; space scrambler

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.

An editorial note refers to events that occurred in Hulk #89 and #90; however, the events took place in Tales to Astonish #89 and #90.

Run, Roco, Run! (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Howard Purcell
Inks
John Tartaglione
Colors
Bill Everett ?
Letters
Sam Rosen

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Got to keep running... anything is better than spending the rest of my life in a Jupiter prison!
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Watcher [Uatu] (narrator); Roco
Synopsis
A career criminal travels to Jupiter to live as he has heard that the judges there are soft on crime.
Reprints
Keywords
Earth; hypnotism; Jupiter

Indexer Notes

A retelling of "Run, Rocky, Run!" drawn by Bob Forgione in Tales to Astonish (Marvel, 1959 series) #26 (December 1961).

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

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

Script
Roy Thomas ?
Pencils
John Buscema
Inks
Sal Buscema
Colors
?
Letters
typeset; Sam Rosen

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dear Stan and John, What a fantastically good issue Silver Surfer #3 was!
Characters
Silver Surfer [Norrin Radd]; Thor [Donald Blake; Thor Odinson]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letters from Bennet Marks, Marc Coleman, Mike O'Neal, Wendy Fletcher, Alan Kavner, Mark Griswold & Mike Mahaney.

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. And Who Shall Mourn For Him?
    Silver Surfer
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Silver Surfer
  3. 2. --And Who Shall Mourn For Him?
    Silver Surfer
  4. 3. Run, Roco, Run!
    The Watcher
  5. 4. ["Dear Stan and John, What a fantastically good issue Silver Surfer #3 was!"]
    Who Speaks for the Surfer?
  6. 5. ["If you need extra money and you know just 10 people..."]
  7. 6. ["We're looking for people who like to draw"]
    Famous Artists School
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ethan Hoddes
  • Patrick Lemaire
  • Nick Caputo
  • Ruben Cortes
  • Kelly Langston-Smith
  • Del Gruber
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Mark Gordon
  • Lynn Sutton
  • Steven Tice
  • Chris Boyko
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