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(August-September 1958)

DC, 1958 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
?
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
Brand:
Superman DC National Comics
Editing:
Jack Schiff
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Silver Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

The Invincible Challenger! (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]; June Robbins
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

Indexer Notes

Credits updated 10/06 by Bob Hughes. Previously inker listed as Marvin Stein. Per Stein's conversations with Greg Theakston, he did not ink any Challengers stories. Greg Theakston confirmed cover ink credit (October 4, 2006).

The Secret of the Sorcerer's Mirror (Table of Contents)

Challengers of the Unknown / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Wood ?; Jack Kirby ? (see notes)
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Marvin Stein ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Pat Gordon ?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Challengers of the Unknown [Ace Morgan; Professor Haley; Red Ryan; Rocky Davis]; Kregon the Sorcerer; a genie; Hillary Mycroft and his gang
Synopsis:
A mirror and chart have been stolen from a museum by Hillary Mycroft and his gang. The mirror was fashioned by Kregon the Sorcerer to show where "the ancients" hid their most potent secrets. The chart shows where the secrets are hidden. The Challengers break into Mycroft's hideout but he escapes in a plane. The mirror reveals three destinations: the sea bottom, a stone needle, and Sinbad's Island. The team split up and face an array of threats. Mycroft finally acquires the globes that, when assembled will summon a genie but Red secretly extracted a rod causing the globes destruction.
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

Indexer Notes

Possible Stein inks per Mark Evanier and Nick Caputo after studying his concurrent work. In conversations with Greg Theakston Stein said he did not ink any Challengers stories but it's possible he had forgotten. Previous indexers credited Jack and Roz Kirby on inks.Possible Kirby script revisions per Mark Evanier and Nick Caputo.

The Menace of the Invincible Challenger (Table of Contents)

Challengers of the Unknown / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Wood ?; Jack Kirby ? (see notes)
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Marvin Stein ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Pat Gordon ?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Challengers of the Unknown [Ace Morgan; Rocky Davis; Professor Haley; Red Ryan]; June Robbins (called June Walker); Professor Curtis; Chopper; Roxie
Synopsis:
Summoned to a lab the Challs observe a monkey with super abilities. It was given a pill derived from a meteorite, then boosted into space. Rocky is chosen to take the pill and rockets into space unaware the monkey has lapsed into a coma. The rocket crashes and Rocky emerges with super powers, including freeze rays, super strength and invisibility but becomes irrational. A crook takes Rocky in hoping to use him to rob banks. Rocky's basic decency wins out and when the Challengers and June appear Rocky shocks the crooks. Grazed by a bullet Rocky recovers his memory and his powers wear off.
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

Indexer Notes

Possible Stein inks per Mark Evanier and Nick Caputo after studying his concurrent work. In conversations with Greg Theakston Stein said he did not ink any Challengers stories but it's possible he had forgotten. Previous indexers credited Jack and Roz Kirby on inks.

Rocky's being shot into space, crashing and exhibiting super-strength, invisibility and fire powers has similarities to Kirby's later co-creations of Reed Richards, Ben Grimm, Sue and Johnny Storm in Fantastic Four # 1.

The Jinxed Waterway (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

The Most Wanted Man In The Universe (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Invincible Challenger!
    Challengers of the Unknown
  2. 1. The Secret of the Sorcerer's Mirror
    Challengers of the Unknown
  3. 2. The Menace of the Invincible Challenger
    Challengers of the Unknown
  4. 3. The Jinxed Waterway
  5. 4. The Most Wanted Man In The Universe
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Nick Caputo
  • Clayton Emery
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Jay Flash
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Dwayne Best
  • Clayton Emery
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Clayton Emery
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Ramon Schenk