The Silver Surfer #17

Marvel Comics

United States

Published
June 1970
Page count
36
Cover price
0.15 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/23537

Credits

Editing
Stan Lee, Editor

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover The Surfer Must Kill! (Silver Surfer) Cover, 1 page

"There's no other choice!"

Featuring

Feature
Silver Surfer
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Silver Surfer; Nick Fury; Dum Dum Dugan

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Herb Trimpe, penciller
 
Dan Adkins , inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
Sam Rosen, letterer

Reprint history

Printed in
in Marvel Masterworks (Marvel, 1987 series) #19 (1991)
in Essential Silver Surfer (Marvel, 2001 series) #1
in Silver Surfer Omnibus (Marvel, 2007 series) #1

Notes

Trimpe and Adkins cover credits provided 2006 by Nick Caputo. The previous indexer credited Barry Smith with pencils; however Smith has confirmed by email (January 2015) that he did not do this cover.

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

"Another Joe Weider breakthrough: the end of the skinny body."

Featuring

Feature
Joe Weider

Credits

Writing
, scripter (ad copy)
Art
, photographer
Text
, typeset

Notes

Inside front cover. Ad for a weight gain product.

Show/hide 2. The Surfer Must Kill! (Silver Surfer) Comic story, 19 pages

"Mephisto, prince of darkness, has captured Shalla Bal!"

Featuring

Feature
Silver Surfer
Genre
Science fiction; superhero
Characters
Silver Surfer; Nick Fury; Dum Dum Dugan; SHIELD; Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic; The Thing; Human Torch]; Shalla Bal; Tony Stark [Iron Man]; Mephisto (villain)

Credits

Writing
Stan Lee, scripter [credited]
Art
John Buscema, penciller [credited]
 
Chic Stone, inker [credited]
Colours
, colourist
Text
Sam Rosen, letterer [credited]

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
The Silver Surfer Giant 100 Page Special (Newton, 1975?) ([1975?])
The Surfer Must Kill!
 
Australia
The Silver Surfer Giant 100 Page Special (Newton, 1975?) ([1975?])
 
United States
Marvel Masterworks (Marvel, 1987 series) #19 (1991)
The Surfer Must Kill
 
United States
Essential Silver Surfer (Marvel, 2001 series) #1 (February 1998)
The Surfer Must Kill!
From GCD
in Marvel Masterworks (Marvel, 1987 series) #19 (1991)
in Essential Silver Surfer (Marvel, 2001 series) #1
in Silver Surfer Omnibus (Marvel, 2007 series) #1

Synopsis

The Silver Surfer has pledged assistance to Mephisto to save Shalla Bal's life.

Show/hide 3. Untitled (Fayd Skin Cream) Advertisement, 1 page

"Blemishes fade as skin clears"

Featuring

Feature
Fayd Skin Cream

Credits

Writing
, scripter (ad copy)
Art
, line art
Text
, typeset
Editing
, editor

Notes

Ad for Fayd Skin Cream. Between story pages 3 and 4.

Show/hide 4. The Mighty Marvel Checklist (The Mighty Marvel Checklist) Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.4 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Mighty Marvel Checklist

Credits

Writing
, scripter (promo copy)
Colours
, colourist (panel backgrounds and borders only)
Text
, typeset

Notes

On top half of pagebetween story pages 6 and 7.

Show/hide 5. Untitled (Marvelmania International) Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.6 pages

"Exciting new club Marvelmania International"

Featuring

Feature
Marvelmania International
Characters
Captain America; Hulk; Iron Man; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Silver Surfer; Spider-Man; Thor; Dr. Doom; Daredevil

Credits

Writing
, scripter (promo copy)
Art
, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Notes

Ad for membership to Marvelmania, on lower half of page between story pages 6 and 7.

Show/hide 6. Untitled (Be a Manager) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

"Yes...now YOU manage all major league teams!"

Featuring

Feature
Be a Manager

Credits

Writing
, scripter (ad copy)
Art
, photographer
Colours
, colourist (lettering only)
Text
, typeset
Editing
, editor

Synopsis

Ad for info on baseball game. Sender receives details, free player card, all-time oddities and 1970 proposed team rosters.

Notes

Between pages 6 and 7 on top half of page.

Show/hide 7. Untitled (Honor House Products) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

"Monster s-i-z-e monsters"

Featuring

Feature
Honor House Products
Characters
Frankenstein monster

Credits

Writing
, scripter (ad copy)
Art
, line art
Colours
, colourist (background only)
Text
, typeset
Editing
, editor

Synopsis

Ad for 7-foot tall glow-in-the-dark monster posters.

Notes

Between story pages 6 and 7 on lower half of page.

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

"Boys here’s a swell way to make $1 to $6 weekly"

Featuring

Feature
Grit

Credits

Writing
, scripter (ad copy)
Art
, photographer
 
, photographer
Colours
, colourist
Text
, typeset
Editing
, editor

Synopsis

Ad for sales people to sell Grit newspapers.

Notes

Between story pages 9 and 10, on top half of page.

Show/hide 9. Untitled (North American School of Drafting) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

"These 3 big drafting kits* given to you!"

Featuring

Feature
North American School of Drafting

Credits

Writing
, scripter (ad copy)
Art
, photographer
Text
, typeset
Editing
, editor

Synopsis

Ad for free "Drafting Career Kit".

Notes

Between story pages 9 and 10 on lower half of page.

Show/hide 10. Untitled (History of Comics) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

"History of the comics"

Featuring

Feature
History of Comics
Characters
Captain America

Credits

Writing
, scripter (ad copy)
Art
Jim Steranko, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer
 
, typeset

Synopsis

Ad for Steranko’s book, “History of the Comics”

Notes

On lower half of page, beneath story half-page number 12.

Show/hide 11. Untitled (Hobby Coin Co.) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

"Collect coins.. the hobby road to riches"

Featuring

Feature
Hobby Coin Co.

Credits

Writing
, scripter (ad copy)
Art
, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, typeset

Notes

Bottom page ad for collectible coins, beneath story half-page numbered 13.

Show/hide 12. Untitled [Shop by Mail; Stamps] Advertisement, 1 page

Credits

Writing
, scripter (ad copy)
Art
, line art
 
, photographer
Colours
, colourist
Text
, typeset
Editing
, editor

Synopsis

Miscellaneous ads from various dealers. Includes comics ads from Comic Sales Co., Howard M. Rogofsky, Richard Alf, F.L. Suza, Passaic Book Center & Robert Bell.

Notes

Between story pages 15 and 16.

Show/hide 13. Untitled [Shop by Mail] Advertisement, 2 pages

"“Check the kind of body you want ...and I’ll show you how EASILY you can have it.”"

Featuring

Characters
Charles Atlas (photograph)

Credits

Writing
, scripter (ad copy)
Art
, line art
 
, photographer
Colours
, colourist
Text
, typeset
Editing
, editor

Synopsis

Miscellaneous ads from various dealers. Includes comics ads from Comic Sales Co., Howard M. Rogofsky, Richard Alf, F.L. Suza, Passaic Book Center & Robert Bell.

Notes

Between story pages numbered 18 and 19.

Show/hide 14. Untitled (Bullpen Bulletins; Stan's Soapbox) In-house column, 1 page

"Candid comments calculated to amuse and confuse you"

Featuring

Feature
Bullpen Bulletins; Stan's Soapbox
Characters
Captain America; Iron Man

Credits

Writing
, scripter (promo copy)
Art
, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, typeset
 
, letterer

Notes

Includes: Items; Stan's Soapbox; house ad for Captain America (Marvel, 1968 series) #127 and Iron Man (Marvel, 1968 series #27.

Show/hide 15. Polaris Nuclear Sub (Honor House Products) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Honor House Products

Credits

Writing
, scripter (ad copy)
Art
, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, typeset

Notes

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

Located on top half of page.

Show/hide 16. Untitled (Precise Publications) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

"I’ll make you a master of karate"

Featuring

Feature
Precise Publications

Credits

Writing
, scripter (ad copy)
Art
, line art
 
, photographer
Colours
, colourist (background and some text)
Text
, typeset

Notes

Advertisment for book on learning Karate.

Located on lower half of page.

Show/hide 17. Untitled (Who Speaks for the Surfer?) Letters page, 2 pages

"Dear Stan and John, In the letters page of Silver Surfer #11, Rudy Rankins stated that the Silver Surfer equals Robert E. Howard's great hero Conan."

Featuring

Feature
Who Speaks for the Surfer?
Characters
Silver Surfer

Credits

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

Notes

Letters from Jamie Ladd, Chris Daria, Michael J. Susko, Jr., Dale Shuman, Hank Dancer, W. Matthew, David (Aquarius), Oira (Gemini) & Bruno (Libra).

Includes an illustration of Silver Surfer from a previous issue, and “Know Ye These, the Hallowed Ranks of Marveldom.”

Show/hide 18. 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
, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, typeset

Notes

Ad for the Famous Artists School.

Show/hide 19. Untitled Advertisement, 1 page

"3 complete fishing outfits"

Credits

Writing
, scripter (ad copy)
Art
, line art
Text
, typeset

Notes

Inside back cover. Ad for fishing equipment.

Show/hide 20. Untitled Advertisement, 1 page

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

Credits

Writing
, scripter (ad copy)
Art
, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, typeset

Notes

Back cover. Ad for the Academy for Home Study.


Status

AusReprints ID

  • 54041

Cover added

  • 06/10/2010

Index completed

  • 13/08/2021

Last updated

  • 13/08/2021