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| Month = 9
 
| Month = 9
 
| Year = 1969
 
| Year = 1969
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| Rating = A
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| OriginalPrice = $0.15
   
 
| Editor-in-Chief = Stan Lee
 
| Editor-in-Chief = Stan Lee
 
| CoverArtist1 = John Buscema
 
| CoverArtist1 = John Buscema
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| CoverArtist2 = Dan Adkins
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| Publisher1_1 = Martin Goodman
   
 
| Quotation = Well may you tremble! For you gaze upon... Mephisto!
 
| Quotation = Well may you tremble! For you gaze upon... Mephisto!
 
| Speaker = [[Mephisto (Earth-616)|Mephisto]]
 
| Speaker = [[Mephisto (Earth-616)|Mephisto]]
   
| Solicit = The Surfer actually battles a ghost! Guest-starring Mephisto!
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| StoryTitle1 = Now Strikes the Ghost!
 
 
| Writer1_1 = Stan Lee
 
| Writer1_1 = Stan Lee
 
| Penciler1_1 = John Buscema
 
| Penciler1_1 = John Buscema
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| Colourist1_1 =
 
| Colourist1_1 =
 
| Letterer1_1 = Sam Rosen
 
| Letterer1_1 = Sam Rosen
| Editor1_1 =
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| Editor1_1 = Stan Lee
   
| StoryTitle1 = Now Strikes the Ghost!
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| Synopsis1 =
| Synopsis1 = Furious over his previous attempt to collect the Silver Surfer's soul having met failure, Mephisto decides to try once more. Appearing before an amateur mystic attempting to summon Mephisto, Mephisto then uses his power to summon the wandering ghost of Joost van Straaten, the legendary Flying Dutchman.
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'''Brief Summary:'''<br>
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Mephisto returns and sets his new plans into motion for defeating the Silver Surfer and stealing his soul. He finds the Ghost of the Flying Dutchman and gives him enough power to crush the Surfer.
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[[File:Silver_Surfer_Vol_1_8_-_01.jpg|thumb|left|250px]]
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'''Detailed Summary:'''<br>
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Furious over his previous attempt to collect the Silver Surfer's soul having met failure, Mephisto decides to try once again. His hatred is so strong that it flows from his body and attacks the Surfer. The assault is so strong that it nearly kills him, however Mephisto stops the attack before this happens. He needs to acquire the Surfer's soul before he is slayed.
   
Mephisto uses his powers to transform the ghost of Joost into the Ghost, a super-powerful entity to battle the Silver Surfer in Mephisto's bid to collect the Surfer's goal. After taunting the Surfer with visions of Shalla-Bal, Mephisto then kills the mystic and sends the Ghost into the city to terrorize people in order to lure the Surfer to Earth for another battle.
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Appearing before a satanist attempting to summon a demon, Mephisto uses him as a mortal bridge to find a soul in limbo. He summons the wandering ghost of Joost van Straaten, the legendary Flying Dutchman. He is trapped in limbo as punishment for forcing his crew to sail on a fatal journey into a deadly storm. Mephisto uses his powers to transform the ghost of van Straaten into a super-powerful entity known as "The Ghost," powerful enough to crush the Silver Surfer.
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Meanwhile, the Surfer recovers from Mephisto's attack and uses his memories of Shalla-Bal to regain his strength. As he reflects, a vision of Shalla-Bal appears before him. They attempt to embrace, but instead she wakes up from her sleep and realizes that they are still connected no matter how far they are apart from each other.
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Mephisto tells The Ghost that if he can get the Silver Surfer's soul, then he will free him from limbo. The Ghost is sent into the city to terrorize people in order to lure the Surfer out for another battle.
   
 
| Appearing1 =
 
| Appearing1 =
 
'''Featured Characters:'''
 
'''Featured Characters:'''
* {{apn|[[Norrin Radd (Earth-616)|Silver Surfer]]}}
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* {{apn|[[Norrin Radd (Earth-616)|Silver Surfer (Norrin Radd)]]|Silver Surfer Vol 1 7|Silver Surfer Vol 1 9}} {{Recap}}
 
'''Supporting Characters:'''
 
'''Supporting Characters:'''
* {{apn|[[Shalla-Bal (Earth-616)|Shalla-Bal]]|Silver Surfer #6|Silver Surfer #10}}
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* {{apn|[[Shalla-Bal (Earth-616)|Shalla-Bal]]|Silver Surfer Vol 1 6|Silver Surfer Vol 1 10}}
'''Villains:'''
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'''Antagonists:'''
* {{apn|[[Mephisto (Earth-616)|Mephisto]]|Silver Surfer Vol 1 3}}
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* {{apn|[[Mephisto (Earth-616)|Mephisto]]|Silver Surfer Vol 1 3|Silver Surfer Vol 1 9}} {{Recap}}
* {{apn|[[Joost van Straaten (Earth-616)|Ghost]]|-}} {{1st}}
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* {{apn|[[Joost van Straaten (Earth-616)|The Flying Dutchman (Joost van Straaten)]]|-|Silver Surfer Vol 1 9}} {{Flashback}} {{1st}}
 
'''Other Characters:'''
 
'''Other Characters:'''
* unnamed conjurer {{dies}}
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* Satanist {{Death}}
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* {{FlashOnly|[[Death (Earth-616)|Death]]}}
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* {{Minor|[[New York City Police Department (Earth-616)|NYPD (New York City Police Department)]]}}
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'''Races and Species:'''
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* {{a|[[Demons]]}}
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* {{a|[[Zenn-Lavians]]}}
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* {{a|[[Homo sapiens|Humans]]}}
 
'''Locations:'''
 
'''Locations:'''
* <br/>
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* {{a|[[Earth-616]]}}
'''Items:'''
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** {{a|[[Mephisto's Realm]]}}
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** {{a|[[Milky Way|Milky Way Galaxy]]}}
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*** {{a|[[Sol|Sol Star System]]}}
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**** {{a|[[Earth]]}}
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***** {{a|[[United States of America]]}}
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****** {{a|[[New York City]]}}
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***** {{a|[[Earth Orbit]]}}
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*** {{a|[[Deneb|Deneb Star System]]}}
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**** {{a|[[Zenn-La]]}}
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** Limbo
 
'''Vehicles:'''
 
'''Vehicles:'''
 
* {{a|[[Silver Surfer's Surfboard]]}}
 
* {{a|[[Silver Surfer's Surfboard]]}}
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* The Flying Dutchman's Ghost Ship
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The Surfer actually battles a ghost! Guest-starring Mephisto!
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| Notes =
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* The Ghost in this story should not to be confused with the boat in ''I Spent a Night in the Haunted Lighthouse!'', which is also known as the "Flying Dutchman." {{r|Journey into Mystery Vol 1 56}}
   
| Notes = The [[Joost van Straaten (Earth-616)|Ghost]] not to be confused with the boat in [[Journey into Mystery Vol 1 56]], known as the Flying Dutchman.
 
 
| Trivia =
 
| Trivia =
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* The ''Who Speaks for the Surfer?'' letter column has letters published from: Gabriel Barbeau, J. Scott Stewart, Alan Brennert, Jerry Slawych, and James Jonas.
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| Recommended =
 
| Recommended =
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* {{c|Silver Surfer Vol 1 3}}, {{c|Silver Surfer Vol 1 9}}, and {{c|Silver Surfer Vol 1 16}} to {{c|Silver Surfer Vol 1 17}} - More Mephisto vs Silver Surfer stories
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* {{c|Silver Surfer Omnibus Vol 1 1}} - Collects the entire run of [[Silver Surfer Vol 1]]
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The story references:
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* {{c|Silver Surfer Vol 1 3}} - The Silver Surfer's first battle with Mephisto
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| Links =
 
| Links =
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* {{cite web|url=https://ridiculouslyawesome.wordpress.com/2013/06/23/silver-surfer-8-9/ |title=Silver Surfer #8-9 Review |work='''Ridiculously Awesome''' |last=Chris |first= |date=23 Jun 2013 |accessdate=10 Dec 2019}}
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* {{cite web|url=http://blackwhitebronzecomics.blogspot.com/2019/07/silver-surfer-8-from-idw-artist-edition.html |title=Silver Surfer 8 Review |work='''Black & White and Bronze!''' |last=unknown |first= |date=22 Jul 2012 |accessdate=30 Nov 2019}}
 
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Revision as of 02:08, May 10, 2020


Quote1 Well may you tremble! For you gaze upon... Mephisto! Quote2
-- Mephisto

Appearing in "Now Strikes the Ghost!"

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Antagonists:

Other Characters:

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Synopsis for "Now Strikes the Ghost!"

Brief Summary:
Mephisto returns and sets his new plans into motion for defeating the Silver Surfer and stealing his soul. He finds the Ghost of the Flying Dutchman and gives him enough power to crush the Surfer.

Silver Surfer Vol 1 8 - 01

Detailed Summary:
Furious over his previous attempt to collect the Silver Surfer's soul having met failure, Mephisto decides to try once again. His hatred is so strong that it flows from his body and attacks the Surfer. The assault is so strong that it nearly kills him, however Mephisto stops the attack before this happens. He needs to acquire the Surfer's soul before he is slayed.

Appearing before a satanist attempting to summon a demon, Mephisto uses him as a mortal bridge to find a soul in limbo. He summons the wandering ghost of Joost van Straaten, the legendary Flying Dutchman. He is trapped in limbo as punishment for forcing his crew to sail on a fatal journey into a deadly storm. Mephisto uses his powers to transform the ghost of van Straaten into a super-powerful entity known as "The Ghost," powerful enough to crush the Silver Surfer.

Meanwhile, the Surfer recovers from Mephisto's attack and uses his memories of Shalla-Bal to regain his strength. As he reflects, a vision of Shalla-Bal appears before him. They attempt to embrace, but instead she wakes up from her sleep and realizes that they are still connected no matter how far they are apart from each other.

Mephisto tells The Ghost that if he can get the Silver Surfer's soul, then he will free him from limbo. The Ghost is sent into the city to terrorize people in order to lure the Surfer out for another battle.

Solicit Synopsis

The Surfer actually battles a ghost! Guest-starring Mephisto!

Notes

  • The Ghost in this story should not to be confused with the boat in I Spent a Night in the Haunted Lighthouse!, which is also known as the "Flying Dutchman." [1]

Trivia

  • The Who Speaks for the Surfer? letter column has letters published from: Gabriel Barbeau, J. Scott Stewart, Alan Brennert, Jerry Slawych, and James Jonas.

See Also

Recommended Reading

The story references:

Links and References

Footnotes



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