Quote1 Methinks he hath a grim and troubled mien! Quote2
-- Thor

Appearing in "The Good, The Bad and the Uncanny!"

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Synopsis for "The Good, The Bad and the Uncanny!"

Wanting to once again destroy his step brother Thor, Loki searches the Earth for a suitable pawn to use against his nemesis. Searching the Earth, Loki finds the Silver Surfer and travels to Earth and engages the hero into battling him. Convinced that the Surfer has the power to defeat his step-brother, Loki tricks the Surfer into believing that Thor is evil and is intending to conquer Asgard.

Secretly boosting the Surfer's power with his magics, Loki sends Silver Surfer to Asgard and manipulates events so that the Surfer and Thor engage in battle, and escalating things by using spells to manipulate others gathered at the banquet hall and the Surfer to escalate the battle.

However, when both parties begin to realize that something is afoot, and the Surfer begins to realize that Loki had manipulated him, Loki -- furious that the Surfer failed in defeating Thor -- returns the Surfer back to Earth, leaving Thor to believe the Surfer to be a truly noble being who had been manipulated by unseen forces.

Appearing in "The Terror of Tim Boo Ba"

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Synopsis for "The Terror of Tim Boo Ba"

Story recreated from Amazing Adult Fantasy #9, with the addition of the Watcher acting as the host.


  • This issue features a two page letters page, Who Speaks for the Surfer?. Letters are published from Tom Brown, Gary Anderson, D. D. Toman, Doug Fratz, Dennis Lien, Brian Carlson, and Evan Katten.


  • It is disputed that this book is a "low distribution" issue. Some price guides have listed it as such. Roy Thomas, who worked at Marvel Comics at the time has no recall of a low distribution or the urban myth of a truckload of Silver Surfer #4's being "hijacked" prior to the issue's distribution.
  • In a TwoMorrows interview in Jack Kirby Collector #18 (January, 1998), artist John Buscema notes that he intentionally broke from the traditional Marvel/Jack Kirby style in this particular issue. Although writer/editor Stan Lee did not appreciate the work at the time of its publication, Buscema noted in the interview that Lee later shared with Buscema that the writer/editor believed that this particular issue was the "the greatest thing you and I ever turned out!"

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