(October-November 1958)

DC, 1958 Series
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Volume:
1
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

Issue Notes

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

The Wizard of Time! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Jack Kirby
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Challengers of the Unknown [Ace Morgan; Rocky Davis; Professor Haley; Red Ryan]; Darius Tiko
Reprints:

The Wizard of Time (Table of Contents)

Challengers of the Unknown / comic story / 25 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Kirby
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Wally Wood
Colors:
?
Letters:
Joe Leterese ?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Challengers of the Unknown [Ace Morgan; Rocky Davis; Professor Haley; Red Ryan]; Professor Harlan Fuller; Rhamis; Nostradamus; Darius Tiko; A Greek oracle; The Sorceror's Sect; The United Earth Police
Synopsis:
An airplane is stolen by ancient Greek soldiers and the Challengers are brought in to investigate. They encounter Darius Tiko who experiments with time travel. He disappears in a time cube but The Challengers follow, chasing him through the centuries, eventually finding themselves in 3,000 AD. The Challs find Tiko stealing futuristic weapons, planning to conquer the 20th Century. The police take them all in to face a mind-reading robot judge who pronounces the Challs innocent and Tiko guilty, sending him back to the present with the Challengers to face justice.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The splash on part 3 is very reminiscent of a panel in Fantastic Four #19 with Rama-Tut. Tiko sabotages the final return so the time cube crashes in 1994 Metropolis: see The Adventures of Superman 508.

Wood inks per Nick Caputo. Previous indexer credited Marvin Stein. Per Stein's conversations with Greg Theakston, he did not ink any Challengers stories.

Cosmic Time Bomb (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure; science fiction
Characters:
Mark Cranston
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Wizard of Time!
    Challengers of the Unknown
  2. 1. The Wizard of Time
    Challengers of the Unknown
  3. 2. Cosmic Time Bomb
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Nick Caputo
  • Clayton Emery
  • 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