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Silver Surfer (1968) - #1
"The Origin of the Silver Surfer!"
Marvel


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  Writer(s):
Stan 'The Man' Lee - 'Stanley Martin Lieber'

Penciller(s):
John Buscema
Gene Colan - 'Adam Austin'

Inker(s):
Sydney 'Syd' Shores
Joe Sinnott

Colorist(s):
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Letterer(s):
Sam Rosen
Art 'Artie' Simek

Editor(s):
Stan 'The Man' Lee - 'Stanley Martin Lieber'

Cover Artist(s):
John Buscema
Joe Sinnott
 

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Cover Date: August 1968
Cover Price: US $ 0.25

Issue Tagline: Big Premiere Issue

Format: Color; Standard Comic Issue; 51 pages

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Silver Surfer (1968) #1 Wal-Mart Exclusice FF2 Movie Mini-comic

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Synopsis:
Traveling across the Earth, the Silver Surfer finds himself rejected by everyone from men to yeti. This causes the Surfer to reflect upon his past, to his home of Zenn-La, a planet that had become a Utopia, but a complacent one. With Zenn-La devastated by the coming of Galactus, Norrin Radd gave up everything he knew and his true love Shalla Bal, Norrin Radd becomes the herald of Galactus, the Silver Surfer! / The Origin of the Watchers. A group of aliens give knowledge of atomic energy to a primitive society. This backfires and the once peaceful society becomes violent and dangerous destroying neighboring planets as well as themselves. The alien race vow never to interfere in the course of any being's history ever again. They become forever... Watchers.

Reprinted/Collected in:
The Definitive Silver Surfer (2007) TPB
Essential Silver Surfer (1998) TPB vol. 01
Fantastic Firsts (2002) TPB
Fantastic Four/Silver Surfer: The Complete Collection (2007) DVD-ROM
Fantasy Masterpieces (1979) #1
Marvel CD-ROM Comics (1995) #5
Marvel Klassik (1998) #2
Marvel Limited: Fantastic Firsts (1994) HC
Marvel Masterworks: The Silver Surfer (2003) HC vol. 01
Marvel Masterworks: The Silver Surfer (2003) TPB vol. 01
Marvel Masterworks: The Silver Surfer (2003) TPB vol. 01 (Barnes & Noble Edition)
The Silver Surfer Omnibus (2007) HC vol. 01
The Silver Surfer Omnibus (2007) HC vol. 01 (Variant Cover)
Son of Origins of Marvel Comics (1975) TPB

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