(August 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., 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

The Heir of Frankenstein! (Table of Contents)

Silver Surfer / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Buscema
Inks
Sal Buscema
Colors
Marie Severin ?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
Silver Surfer; Dr. Frankenstein; Borgo
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Heir of Frankenstein! (Table of Contents: 2)

Silver Surfer / comic story / 40 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Within the grim, grey walls of an ancient castle, towering above a fearful village, high in the lonely Alps, two silent figures enter a strange, forbidding laboratory...
Genre
science fiction; superhero
Characters
Silver Surfer; Dr. Frankenstein (villain, first appearance); Borgo (villain, first appearance); Silver Surfer duplicate (villain, first appearance, death); Victor Frankenstein (cameo, flashback); Frankenstein's Monster (cameo, flashback); Shalla Bal (cameo flashback); Dr. Doom (cameo, flashback)
Synopsis
Victor Frankenstein's heir creates a duplicate Silver Surfer as his ultimate monster.
Reprints
Keywords
Experiment X

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.

Welcome to the Wonderful, Way-Out World of Marvel Madness! (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

I, the Gargoyle (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Howard Purcell
Inks
Dan Adkins
Colors
Bill Everett ?
Letters
Jean Izzo

Genre
superhero
Characters
Alan Swan
Synopsis
Alan Swan volunteers to undertake a one-way mission to the center of the Earth.
Keywords
Atomic Mole Machine

Indexer Notes

A retelling of "I, the Gargoyle!" by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko in Amazing Adult Fantasy (Marvel, 1961 series) #12 (May 1962).

[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 Messrs. Lee and Buscema, After reading "And Who Shall Mourn for Him?" in Silver Surfer #5, I decided to use a formal salutation because I feel I owe it to you.
Characters
Silver Surfer [Norrin Radd]; Al B. Harper
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letters from John Stewart II, Charles Oldham, Paul Snyder, Rick Brown & Roy Wortman, Tim Sullivan, Don Recchia; includes image from #5.

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

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

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Heir of Frankenstein!
    Silver Surfer
  2. 1. ["Secret muscle building "tools""]
  3. 2. The Heir of Frankenstein!
    Silver Surfer
  4. 3. Welcome to the Wonderful, Way-Out World of Marvel Madness!
    Marvel Bullpen Bulletins
  5. 4. I, the Gargoyle
    The Watcher
  6. 5. ["Dear Messrs. Lee and Buscema, After reading "And Who Shall Mourn for Him?" in Silver Surfer #5, I decided to use a formal salutation because I feel I owe it to you."]
    Who Speaks for the Surfer?
  7. 6. ["Do you have art talent worth developing?"]
    Famous Artists School
  8. 7. ["3 complete fishing outfits"]
  9. 8. ["Second chance for high school drop-outs to get a diploma"]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ethan Hoddes
  • David Haglund
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Nick Caputo
  • Steve Jenner
  • Kelly Langston-Smith
  • Del Gruber
  • Patrick Lemaire
  • 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