(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 (editor)

Issue Notes

On-sale date inked on the front cover of indexer's copy.

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

Genre
science fiction; superhero
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 (credited)
Pencils
John Buscema (credited)
Inks
Sal Buscema (credited)
Colors
Bill Everett ?
Letters
Sam Rosen (credited)

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.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Norton Products / 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) /

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

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

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

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

Centre Coin Co. Catalog / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

American Circle Corp. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

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

Run, Roco, Run! (Table of Contents: 12)

Tales of 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; superhero
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: 13) (Expand) /

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

[Shop by Mail; Stamps] (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 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) /

Littleton Coin Co. Catalog / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

The Fantastic Four / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18)

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

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

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.

Missile Tank (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

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

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

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 21) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 22) (Expand) /

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

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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. ["Draw any person in one minute!"]
    Norton Products
  5. 4. ["Look what's happening to the handsome muscular men on Muscle Beach, California!"]
    Joe Weider
  6. 5. ["I'll make you a master of karate"]
    Precise Publications Book & Dummy
  7. 6. ["Classics of the silent screen"]
    Classic Movie Library
  8. 7. ["We pay $100.00 for only 59 Lincoln pennies"]
    Centre Coin Co. Catalog
  9. 8. ["Magic world of surprises & mystery"]
    American Circle Corp.
  10. 9. ["Be the one who “makes” every party!"]
    U.S. School of Music
  11. 10. [Shop by Mail]
  12. 11. ["It's brand new!! Marvel's swingin' inflatable plastic pillows!"]
    Marvel Plastic Pillows; Marvel T-Shirts; Merry Marvel Marching Society Membership Kit
  13. 12. Run, Roco, Run!
    Tales of the Watcher
  14. 13. ["Second chance for high school drop-outs to get a diploma"]
    Academy for Home Study
  15. 14. [Shop by Mail; Stamps]
  16. 15. ["Boys 12 or older sell Grit in your spare time"]
    Grit
  17. 16. ["4 new "finds for coin collectors"]
    Littleton Coin Co. Catalog
  18. 17. ["Another Marvel masterpiece!"]
    The Fantastic Four
  19. 18. ["Dear Stan and John, What a fantastically good issue Silver Surfer #3 was!"]
    Who Speaks for the Surfer?
  20. 19. Missile Tank
    Honor House Products
  21. 20. ["20 course home study program"]
  22. 21. ["If you need extra money and you know just 10 people..."]
  23. 22. ["We're looking for people who like to draw"]
    Famous Artists School
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