The Silver Surfer #7

United States

Marvel Comics

United States

Published
August 1969
Page count
68
Cover price
0.25 USD
Colour
Colour
Size
Silver Age size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/22912

Credits

Editing
Stan Lee, Editor

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover The Heir of Frankenstein! (Silver Surfer) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Silver Surfer
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Silver Surfer; Dr. Frankenstein; Borgo

Credits

Art
John Buscema, penciller
 
Sal Buscema, inker
Colours
Frank Brunner, colourist
Text
Sam Rosen, letterer

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
The Fantastic Four (Newton, 1975 series) #4 ([April 1975])
Untitled
 
Australia
The Silver Surfer Giant 100 Page Special (Newton, 1975?) ([1975?])
Sky-Rider of the Spaceways! Silver Surfer

Notes

Sal Buscema inks per Nick Caputo, 2006. Michael Malliot's John Buscema index also credits Sal. Previous indexer credited John Buscema.

Brunner colors per biblio in The Brunner Mystique.

Show/hide 1. Untitled (Joe Weider) Advertisement, 1 page

"Secret muscle building "tools""

Featuring

Feature
Joe Weider
Characters
Chuck Sipes (photo); Dave Draper (photo); Larry Scott (photo)

Credits

Writing
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Art
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Text
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Notes

Inside front cover. Ad for body building products.

Show/hide 2. The Heir of Frankenstein! (Silver Surfer) Comic story, 40 pages

"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..."

Featuring

Feature
Silver Surfer
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)

Credits

Writing
Stan Lee, scripter [credited]
Art
John Buscema, penciller [credited]
 
Sal Buscema, inker [credited]
Colours
Bill Everett , colourist
Text
Sam Rosen, letterer [credited]

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
The Silver Surfer (Newton, 1975 series) #6 (March 1976)

Synopsis

Victor Frankenstein's heir creates a duplicate Silver Surfer as his ultimate monster.

Notes

In the letters page of Sub-Mariner #19 Roy Thomas notes that Bill Everett was colorist for "recent issues" of the Silver Surfer.

Show/hide 3. Untitled Advertisement, 0.5 pages

"Collect coins.. the hobby road to riches"

Featuring

Characters
Boy; girl

Credits

Writing
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Art
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Colours
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Text
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Notes

Ad, with order coupon, from Hobby Coin Co. on top half of page between pages 11 and 12 of previous story sequence.

Show/hide 4. Untitled (American Circle Corp.) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

"Magic world of surprises and mystery"

Featuring

Feature
American Circle Corp.

Credits

Writing
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Art
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Colours
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Text
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Editing
, editor

Synopsis

Advertisement for various gag items, e.g., an exploding fountain pen.

Notes

Appears on lower half of page, between pages 11 and 12 of previous story sequence.

Show/hide 5. Polaris Nuclear Sub (Honor House Products) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Honor House Products

Credits

Writing
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Art
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Colours
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Text
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Notes

Ad for a (cardboard) sub over 7 feet long, big enough for 2 kids.

Ad located on top half of page between pages 11 and 12 of previous story sequence.

Show/hide 6. Untitled [I'll Make You a Master of Karate] (Precise Publications) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Precise Publications

Credits

Writing
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Art
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Colours
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Text
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Notes

Advertisement for book on learning Karate.

Located on lower half of page between pages 11 and 12 of previous story sequence.

Show/hide 7. Untitled (Masculiner Co.) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

"Enjoy an exciting, romantic, impressive look anytime!"

Featuring

Feature
Masculiner Co.

Credits

Writing
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Art
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Colours
, colourist (background and lettering only)
Text
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Synopsis

Ad for stick-on facial hair!

Notes

On top half of page between pages 17 and 18 of previous story sequence.

Show/hide 8. Untitled (Grit) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

"Boys 12 or older make $1 to $5 weekly in your spare time"

Featuring

Feature
Grit

Credits

Writing
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Art
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Colours
, colourist
Text
, typeset

Notes

Advertisement to sell Grit magazine from Grit Publishing Co, located between pages 17 and 18 of previous story sequence on lower half of page.

Show/hide 9. Untitled (Weider Distributors) Advertisement, 1 page

"Every time you twist the Twister... it can put money in your pocket"

Featuring

Feature
Weider Distributors

Credits

Writing
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Art
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Colours
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Text
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Notes

Ad seeking sales people for The Power Twister, located between pages 17 and 18 of previous story sequence.

Show/hide 10. Untitled (Magic Art Reproducer; Norton Products) Advertisement, 1 page

"Draw any person in one minute!"

Featuring

Feature
Magic Art Reproducer; Norton Products

Credits

Writing
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Art
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Colours
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Text
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Notes

Illustrated ad for "Magic Art Reproducer" for $1.98 from Norton Products, New York, N.Y.

Located between pages 28 and 29 of previous story sequence.

Show/hide 11. Untitled Advertisement, 1 page

"‘Comic fans’"

Credits

Writing
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Art
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Colours
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Text
, letterer
 
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Notes

Thumbnail advertisements for various products including novelty items and back-issue comic books. Located between pages 37 and 38 of previous story sequence.

Show/hide 12. Untitled (Bullpen Bulletins; Stan's Soapbox) In-house column, 1 page

"Welcome to the wonderful, way-out world of Marvel madness!"

Featuring

Feature
Bullpen Bulletins; Stan's Soapbox

Credits

Writing
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Art
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Colours
, colourist
Text
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Notes

Includes: Items; Stan's Soapbox; The Mighty Marvel Checklist.

Located between pages 39 and 40 of previous story sequence.

Show/hide 13. I, the Gargoyle (The Watcher) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Watcher
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Alan Swan

Credits

Writing
Stan Lee, scripter [credited]
Art
Howard Purcell, penciller [credited]
 
Dan Adkins, inker [credited]
Colours
Bill Everett , colourist
Text
Jean Simek, letterer [credited]

Synopsis

Alan Swan volunteers to undertake a one-way mission to the center of the Earth.

Notes

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

Show/hide 14. Untitled (Don Bolander Career Institute) Advertisement, 1 page

"Shamed by your English?"

Featuring

Feature
Don Bolander Career Institute

Credits

Writing
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Art
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Colours
, colourist (background only)
Text
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Notes

Ad offering free booklet on "How to Gain a Good Command of English" between pages 3 and 4 of previous story sequence.

Show/hide 15. Untitled Advertisement, 1 page

"Real flying models"

Credits

Writing
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Colours
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Text
, letterer
 
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Notes

Thumbnail advertisements for various products including novelty items, stamps, and back-issue comic books. Located between pages 5 and 6 of previous story sequence.

Show/hide 16. Untitled (Classic Movie Library) Advertisement, 1 page

"Classics of the silent screen"

Featuring

Feature
Classic Movie Library

Credits

Writing
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Art
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Colours
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Text
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Synopsis

Offer for 15-volume set of books containing photographs of silent movie stars from Cadillac Publishing Co.

Notes

Between pages 7 and 8 of previous story sequence.

Show/hide 17. Untitled (The Fantastic Four) Cover, 0.4 pages

"Face front. hero! This is one of Marvel’s big ones!"

Featuring

Feature
The Fantastic Four
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Thing; Invisible Girl]; Diablo

Credits

Writing
, scripter
 
, scripter (promo copy)
Art
Jack Kirby, penciller
 
Chic Stone, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
Sam Rosen, letterer

Notes

On top portion of page

Show/hide 18. Untitled (Marvel Plastic Pillows; Merry Marvel Marching Society Membership Kit) Advertisement, 0.6 pages

"It's brand new!! Marvel's swingin' inflatable plastic pillows!"

Featuring

Feature
Marvel Plastic Pillows; Merry Marvel Marching Society Membership Kit
Characters
Spider-Man; Thor; Captain Marvel [Mar-Vell]

Credits

Writing
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Art
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Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Notes

Promo for inflatable Spider-Man and Thor plastic pillows. $1.50 each plus 15 cents postage, on lower half of page.

Show/hide 19. Untitled (Who Speaks for the Surfer?) Letters page, 2 pages

"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."

Featuring

Feature
Who Speaks for the Surfer?
Characters
Silver Surfer [Norrin Radd]; Al B. Harper

Credits

Writing
Roy Thomas , scripter
Art
John Buscema, penciller
 
Sal Buscema, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
, typeset

Notes

Letters from John Stewart II, Charles Oldham, Paul Snyder, Rick Brown & Roy Wortman, Tim Sullivan, Don Recchia; includes image from #5 and “Know Ye These, the Hallowed Ranks of Marveldom”

Show/hide 20. Untitled (Famous Artists School) Advertisement, 1 page

"Do you have art talent worth developing?"

Featuring

Feature
Famous Artists School

Credits

Writing
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Art
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Text
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Notes

Ad for the Famous Artists School.

Show/hide 21. Untitled Advertisement, 1 page

"3 complete fishing outfits"

Credits

Writing
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Text
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Notes

Inside back cover. Ad for fishing equipment from Niresk Discount Sales.

Show/hide 22. Untitled Advertisement, 1 page

"Second chance for high school drop-outs to get a diploma"

Credits

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Art
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Colours
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Text
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Notes

Back cover. Ad for the Academy for Home Study.


Status

AusReprints ID

  • 54034

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