(June 1969)

Marvel, 1968 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.25 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
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
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

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
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) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Worlds Without End! (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
Artie Simek

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.

Awe-Inspiring Announcements to Yawn With! (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Marvel Bullpen Bulletins / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

The Unsuspecting! (Table of Contents: 4)

The Watcher / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Syd Shores
Inks
Frank Brunner
Colors
Bill Everett ?
Letters
Morrie Kuramoto [as Sherigail]

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Can an unearthly race invade Earth without anyone suspecting it?
Genre
science fiction
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.

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

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, 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: 6) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Worlds Without End!
    Silver Surfer
  2. 1. ["Famous name prizes or cash... from Olympic"]
  3. 2. Worlds Without End!
    Silver Surfer
  4. 3. Awe-Inspiring Announcements to Yawn With!
    Marvel Bullpen Bulletins
  5. 4. The Unsuspecting!
    The Watcher
  6. 5. ["Dear Stan and John, Silver Surfer #4 was another great issue."]
    Who Speaks for the Surfer?
  7. 6. ["Tired of being 'skinny'?"]
  8. 7. ["We're looking for people who like to draw"]
    Famous Artists School
  9. 8. ["Make money get prizes with fast selling American seeds"]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ethan Hoddes
  • Nick Caputo
  • Kelly Langston-Smith
  • Del Gruber
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Merlin Haas
  • Mark Gordon
  • Steven Tice
  • Chris Boyko
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Robert Wood