The Silver Surfer #17

United States

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!

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
, scripter (ad copy)
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

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