(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
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 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
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) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What new and savage madness is this?
Genre
science fiction; superhero
Characters
FEATURE: Silver Surfer; GUESTS: Inhumans--Black Bolt; Medusa; Gorgon; Karnak; Triton; Lockjaw; VILLAINS: Maximus; Aireo; Stallior; Timberiuos
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.

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

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

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

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

Lesson One: How to Fill a Page When You've Nothing to Say! (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

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

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

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

Script
?
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.

[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)

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

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"]
  3. 2. To Smash the Inhumans!
    Silver Surfer
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    The Mighty Marvel Checklist
  5. 4. ["Everybody and their aunt Petunia are going crazy over these full-color posters!"]
    Marvelmania Super-Hero Posters
  6. 5. Lesson One: How to Fill a Page When You've Nothing to Say!
    Marvel Bullpen Bulletins
  7. 6. ["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?
  8. 7. ["We're looking for people who like to draw"]
    Famous Artists School
  9. 8. ["America's greatest values in science labs and courses!"]
  10. 9. ["If you need extra money & you know just 10 people..."]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Patrick Lemaire
  • Nick Caputo
  • Kelly Langston-Smith
  • Del Gruber
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Mark Gordon
  • Steven Tice
  • Chris Boyko
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Robert Wood