SILVER SURFER (1968) (#1-18) (MARVEL) #4 - Descriptive Bibliography

Plot Synopsis: Silver Surfer #4
This hard-to-find double-sized issue sports a titanic cover that tells it all! The Silver Surfer versus the mighty Thor! In one corner, the Surfer--the wielder of the Power Cosmic, former herald of Galactus and a man capable of flying through the heart of an exploding star. In the other corner, Thor--the master of the Uru hammer Mjolnir, son of Odin, the god of thunder! What could have set these two stalwarts of good and righteousness against each other? Need you ask? Loki, of course.

Ever the god of mischief, Loki works behind the scenes to turn a friendly fact-finding visit by the Surfer to Asgard into a brawl that shakes the very foundations of the Realm Eternal. But even Loki can't overcome that one factor that makes both Surfer and Thor heroes their nobility of spirit. This issue also features a back-up feature from the Tales of the Watcher. It's a cautionary story of Tim Boo Ba, a conquering tyrant of a monster, who forgot the most important fact of the politics of power: there's always someone bigger than yourself.

John Buscema lets loose with glorious depictions of Asgard, its warriors and the cosmic blasts that rip it asunder. He's inked here by his own brother Sal (a rare treat) whose strong, clean lines cast the Surfer as deceptively frail compared to Thor but by the Power Cosmic made no less a match for the Asgardian. Stan Lee provides the plot for the main story and Tim Boo Ba, which is drawn with innovation and panache by Howard Purcell.

GCD Data

Title: "The Good, the Bad, and the Uncanny"

Featuring: Silver Surfer

Credits: Stan Lee (Script), John Buscema (Pencils), Sal Buscema (Inks), Art Simek (Letters).

Title: The Terror of Tim Boo Ba

Featuring: Watcher

Credits: Stan Lee (Script), Howard Purcell (Pencils), Paul Reinman (Inks), Herb Cooper (Letters).

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Publisher: MarvelTitle: SILVER SURFER (1968) (#1-18) (MARVEL)
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