(June 1969)

Marvel, 1968 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.25 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1969-03-11
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.

Worlds Without End! (Table of Contents)

Silver Surfer / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Buscema
Inks
Frank Giacoia ?; Sal Buscema ?
Colors
Marie Severin ?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero; science fiction
Characters
Silver Surfer; The Overlord
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Possible Giacoia cover inker credit provided 2006 by Nick Caputo. Michael Malliot's John Buscema index has Sal Buscema listed as inker. Previous indexer credited John Buscema.

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

Olympic Sales / Olympia Sales / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Worlds Without End! (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
How much longer must I be an alien prisoner upon the savage planet Earth?
Genre
science fiction; superhero
Characters
Silver Surfer; Shalla Bal; The Overlord (villain, first appearance, origin, death)
Synopsis
The Silver Surfer exceeds the speed of light, in an effort to escape the barrier placed by Galactus, only to find that he has travelled into the future.
Reprints
Keywords
Atomic Experimental Center; cardiascope; time travel; Zenn-La

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) /

Grit / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

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

Precise Publications / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

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

Magic Art Reproducer; Norton Products / 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) /

The Fantastic Four / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.4 page (report information)

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

Marvel Plastic Pillows; Merry Marvel Marching Society Membership Kit / advertisement / 0.6 page (report information)

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

Bullpen Bulletins; Stan's Soapbox / in-house column / 1 page (report information)

The Unsuspecting! (Table of Contents: 13)

Tales of the Watcher / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (credited)
Pencils
Syd Shores (credited)
Inks
Frank Brunner (credited as Frankie Bruner)
Colors
Bill Everett ?
Letters
Morrie Kuramoto (credited as Sherigail)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Can an unearthly race invade Earth without anyone suspecting it?
Genre
science fiction; superhero
Synopsis
Shape-changing aliens assume the form of an innocuous object in order to conquer Earth.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

A retelling of "The Unsuspecting" by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko in Amazing Adult Fantasy (Marvel, 1961 series) #13 (June 1962).

Kuramoto credit per Nick Caputo, April 2013. Previous indexer credited Ray Holloway but based upon an examination of the lettering styles that was an error and the pseudonym "Sherigail" was derived from Morrie Kuramoto's wife and daughter, Gail and Sherry, as noted here:

http://www.nyu-apastudies.org/new/larryhama/?p=129

A magazine titled the "Silver Surfer" is mentioned and appears in the story. The Marvel bullpen is also referred to within the story.

The Race to Danger (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Lee Jeans / comics-form advertising / 1 page (report information)

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

Charles Atlas / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

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

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, Silver Surfer #4 was another great issue.
Characters
Silver Surfer [Norrin Radd]; Loki
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letters from Bill Labrie, Todd Buchts, Brian Hoard, Rochell Porter, Daniel Preston, Tim Barretto, V. O. Speights, Eddie Bobb.

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Worlds Without End!
    Silver Surfer
  2. 1. ["Famous name prizes or cash... from Olympic"]
    Olympic Sales / Olympia Sales
  3. 2. Worlds Without End!
    Silver Surfer
  4. 3. ["Look, fellows!"]
    Grit
  5. 4. ["We’ll pay you $10,000 for this Lincoln penny"]
    Centre Coin Co. Catalog
  6. 5. ["I’ll make you a master of karate"]
    Precise Publications
  7. 6. ["Hand control stunt flying plane"]
  8. 7. ["Now you can finish high school at home"]
    Academy for Home Study
  9. 8. ["Draw any person in one minute!"]
    Magic Art Reproducer; Norton Products
  10. 9. Shop by Mail
  11. 10. ["Face front, hero! This is one of Marvel’s big ones!"]
    The Fantastic Four
  12. 11. ["It’s brand new!! Marvel’s swingin’ inflatable plastic pillows!"]
    Marvel Plastic Pillows; Merry Marvel Marching Society Membership Kit
  13. 12. ["Awe-inspiring announcements to yawn with!"]
    Bullpen Bulletins; Stan's Soapbox
  14. 13. The Unsuspecting!
    Tales of the Watcher
  15. 14. The Race to Danger
    Lee Jeans
  16. 15. ["‘Check the kind of body you want ...and I’ll show you how easily you can have it.’ - Charles Atlas"]
    Charles Atlas
  17. 16. ["Classics of the silent screen"]
    Classic Movie Library
  18. 17. ["Dear Stan and John, Silver Surfer #4 was another great issue."]
    Who Speaks for the Surfer?
  19. 18. ["Tired of being 'skinny'?"]
  20. 19. ["We're looking for people who like to draw"]
    Famous Artists School
  21. 20. ["Make money get prizes with fast selling American seeds"]
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