(January-February 1958)

DC, 1956 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Superman DC National Comics
Editing:
Whitney Ellsworth (credited); Jack Schiff (actual)
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Silver Age US; then standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Fourth appearance of the Challengers of the Unknown.


Menace of the Ancient Vials! (Table of Contents)

Challengers of the Unknown / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Jack Kirby; Roz Kirby (blacks)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
Adventure
Characters:
Challengers of the Unknown [Ace Morgan; Professor Haley; Red Ryan; Rocky Davis]
Reprints:
Keywords:
giant octopi; speed boats

Indexer Notes

Previously inker listed as Marvin Stein. Per Stein's conversations with Greg Theakston, he did not ink any Challengers stories.

Menace of the Ancient Vials! (Table of Contents)

Challengers of the Unknown / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Wood
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Leonard Starr ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
Adventure
Characters:
Challengers of the Unknown [Ace Morgan; Professor Haley; Red Ryan; Rocky Davis]; Amos Hunter; VILLAINS: Brommer; Gortz; Karnak, Kraken
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Chapter 1. Lettering credit from Rodrigo Baeza via the GCD-chat mailing list, March 2007. Previous indexer's identification of the inker as George Klein is disputed by Nick Caputo and Tony Rose.

The Fire Being (Table of Contents)

Challengers of the Unknown / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Wood
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Leonard Starr ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
Adventure
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Chapter 2. Previous indexer's identification of the inker as George Klein is disputed by Nick Caputo and Tony Rose.

Demon from the Depths (Table of Contents)

Challengers of the Unknown / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Wood
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Leonard Starr ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
Adventure
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Chapter 3. Previous indexer's identification of the inker as George Klein is disputed by Nick Caputo and Tony Rose.

The Deadly Duplicators (Table of Contents)

Challengers of the Unknown / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Wood
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Leonard Starr ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
Adventure
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Chapter 4. Feature continued in Challengers of the Unknown (DC, 1958 series) #1. Previous indexer's identification of the inker as George Klein is disputed by Nick Caputo and Tony Rose.

[A-Bomb][First Line: Professor, your research and development ...] (Table of Contents)

Professor Eureka / filler / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
Henry Boltinoff

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Title and first line from Arthur Lortie, added August 2006.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Menace of the Ancient Vials!
    Challengers of the Unknown
  2. 1. Menace of the Ancient Vials!
    Challengers of the Unknown
  3. 2. The Fire Being
    Challengers of the Unknown
  4. 3. Demon from the Depths
    Challengers of the Unknown
  5. 4. The Deadly Duplicators
    Challengers of the Unknown
  6. 5. [A-Bomb][First Line: Professor, your research and development ...]
    Professor Eureka
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Mike White
  • Clayton Emery
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Jochen G.
  • Jim Stangas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Clayton Emery
  • Mike Nielsen
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