(September 1970)

Marvel, 1968 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.15 USD
Pages
36
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 (editor)

Issue Notes

...The Unbeatable Inhumans! (Table of Contents)

Silver Surfer / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Herb Trimpe ?; Jack Kirby ? (see notes)
Inks
Herb Trimpe ?
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
superhero; science fiction
Characters
Silver Surfer; Black Bolt; Medusa; Gorgon; Karnak; Triton
Reprints

Indexer Notes

According to a letter from Herb Trimpe dated 1998, he states that Kirby provided either layouts or complete pencils, and "I can say for sure I inked this particular cover". Nick Caputo adds that per Mark Evanier, Kirby never provided layouts for covers. It's possible that Trimpe mis-remembered and it was actually Marie Severin who provided the cover layout (Marie worked on most cover roughs for Marvel in this period). Nick adds that the background figures all look like Trimpe's work, and while the Surfer and Black Bolt look Kirbyesque, the musculature of the Surfer in particular is much thinner that Kirby depicts him (see interior story).

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

Johnson Smith & Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

To Smash the Inhumans! (Table of Contents: 2)

Silver Surfer / comic story / 19 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (credited)
Pencils
Jack Kirby (credited)
Inks
Herb Trimpe (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What new and savage madness is this?
Genre
science fiction; superhero
Characters
Silver Surfer; Inhumans [Black Bolt; Medusa; Gorgon; Karnak; Triton; Lockjaw]; Maximus (villain); Aireo (villain); Stallior (villain); Timberiuos (villain)
Synopsis
Arriving back on Earth, the Silver Surfer finds himself at odds with the Inhumans due to the machinations of Maximus.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Although the next issue is called for on the last page, this is the final issue of the series.

Snoopy Strikes Again! (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Monogram Models / comics-form advertising / 1 page (report information)

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

The Mighty Marvel Checklist / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.4 page (report information)

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

Marvelmania Super-Hero Posters / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.6 page (report information)

Famous Name Prizes or Cash (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Olympic Sales / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Joe Weider / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

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

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

Columbia Record Club / advertisement / 2 pages (report information)

[Classified Ads] (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1.5 pages (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Grit / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Lesson One: How to Fill a Page When You've Nothing to Say! (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Marvel Bullpen Bulletins / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.6 page (report information)

The Comic-Mag Event of the '70's!! (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Conan / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.4 page (report information)

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

Who Speaks for the Surfer? / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Colors
? (panel backgrounds and lettering only)
Letters
?; typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dear Stan and John, In your issue of the Silver Surfer, you seem to attack the behavior, even the purpose of the everyday man.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letters from Art Smith, Frank Johnson, Rick Howe.
Includes “Know Ye These, the Hallowed Ranks of Marvel.”

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

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

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

American Basic Science Club / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Wallace Brown Greeting Cards / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ...The Unbeatable Inhumans!
    Silver Surfer
  2. 1. ["Look over 400 crazy labels"]
    Johnson Smith & Co.
  3. 2. To Smash the Inhumans!
    Silver Surfer
  4. 3. Snoopy Strikes Again!
    Monogram Models
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    The Mighty Marvel Checklist
  6. 5. ["Everybody and their aunt Petunia are going crazy over these full-color posters!"]
    Marvelmania Super-Hero Posters
  7. 6. Famous Name Prizes or Cash
    Olympic Sales
  8. 7. ["Secret muscle-building 'tools'"]
    Joe Weider
  9. 8. ["Comic books for sale"]
  10. 9. ["We sell Giant 40 page comic catalog We buy"]
  11. 10. ["Now you can finish high school at home"]
    Academy for Home Study
  12. 11. ["Now...save almost 50% on the hit records you want!"]
    Columbia Record Club
  13. 12. [Classified Ads]
  14. 13. ["Boys 12 or older sell Grit in your spare time"]
    Grit
  15. 14. Lesson One: How to Fill a Page When You've Nothing to Say!
    Marvel Bullpen Bulletins
  16. 15. The Comic-Mag Event of the '70's!!
    Conan
  17. 16. ["Dear Stan and John, In your issue of the Silver Surfer, you seem to attack the behavior, even the purpose of the everyday man."]
    Who Speaks for the Surfer?
  18. 17. ["We're looking for people who like to draw"]
    Famous Artists School
  19. 18. ["America's greatest values in science labs and courses!"]
    American Basic Science Club
  20. 19. ["If you need extra money & you know just 10 people..."]
    Wallace Brown Greeting Cards
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