(January-February 1958)

DC, 1956 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
On-sale date:
1957
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
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:
Ira Schnapp

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
Synopsis:
Karnak and his men land on an island while trying to escape from the Challengers. There they find Amos Hunter and 5 mysterious vials. The first vial makes two members of the gang into giants.
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
Characters:
Challengers of the Unknown [Ace Morgan; Professor Haley; Red Ryan; Rocky Davis]
Synopsis:
The next vial releases a fiery salamander that begins to burn down the island.
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
Characters:
Challengers of the Unknown [Ace Morgan; Professor Haley; Red Ryan; Rocky Davis]
Synopsis:
The fiery salamander is defeated but the third vial releases a giant octopus creature.
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
Characters:
Challengers of the Unknown [Ace Morgan; Professor Haley; Red Ryan; Rocky Davis]
Synopsis:
The fourth vial turns Karnak into 50 copies of himself.
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.

["Professor, your research and development..."] (Table of Contents)

Professor Eureka / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

First line from Arthur Lortie.

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Series Information
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. ["Professor, your research and development..."]
    Professor Eureka
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Nick Caputo
  • Clayton Emery
  • Mike White
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Jochen G.
  • Jim Stangas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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