(February-March 1959)

DC, 1958 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Comics Publications, Inc.
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 Sorcerers of Forbidden Valley! (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; Professor Haley; Red Ryan; Rocky Davis]; June Robbins
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Indexer Notes

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

Captives of the Space Circus (Table of Contents)

Challengers of the Unknown / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Wood; Jack Kirby
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Wally Wood
Colors:
?
Letters:
John Duffy ?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Challengers of the Unknown [Ace Morgan; Professor Haley; Red Ryan; Rocky Davis]; captive aliens; Tartan the Ringmaster; the Stupendous Interplanetary Circus
Synopsis:
The Challengers answer a shipwreck distress call, but find it's a trap. They're pulled through space on a light beam and made captives of a rocket ship space circus. The heroes are prodded through cages and catapulted into a tank to fight Quadro, the Four-Finned Demons. Other alien performers are also captives. As the Challengers prepare for a last stand, Prof learns the atmosphere gives them super-strength. They bombard the circus guards with boulders and disable the ships. The aliens are surprised to learn the circus owners are criminals and promise to send all the captives home.
Reprints:

Just One Second! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

The Flash / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

["A real robot! I finally finished it!"] (Table of Contents)

Professor Eureka / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Precedes page 9 of "Captives of the Space Circus!"

A Real Card (Table of Contents)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
Bernard Baily
Inks:
Bernard Baily
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

["I packed a nice lunch! Let's go on a picnic!"] (Table of Contents)

Moolah the Mystic / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)

Genre:
humor

Battle under the Sea (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure
Reprints:

The Sorceress of Forbidden Valley (Table of Contents)

Challengers of the Unknown / comic story / 9.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Ed Herron; Jack Kirby
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Wally Wood
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ray Holloway ?

Genre:
adventure; superhero
Characters:
Challengers of the Unknown [Ace Morgan; Professor Haley; Red Ryan; Rocky Davis]; June Robbins; Charles Agar; the Shong; residents of Forbidden Valley
Synopsis:
June Robbins crash-lands on an uncharted island and finds an Aladdin's lamp in a cave. Lighting it creates fumes that overpower her. The Challengers track June down, discovering a hidden valley where they are attacked. They find June under a spell and with magical powers, controlled by Charles Agar, a criminal from the states.
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Keywords:
Hero Team

Ghostly Miners (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Morris Waldinger
Pencils:
Morris Waldinger
Inks:
Morris Waldinger
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction; fantasy-supernatural
Reprints:
Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Sorcerers of Forbidden Valley!
    Challengers of the Unknown
  2. 1. Captives of the Space Circus
    Challengers of the Unknown
  3. 2. Just One Second!
    The Flash
  4. 3. ["A real robot! I finally finished it!"]
    Professor Eureka
  5. 4. A Real Card
  6. 5. ["I packed a nice lunch! Let's go on a picnic!"]
    Moolah the Mystic
  7. 6. Battle under the Sea
  8. 7. The Sorceress of Forbidden Valley
    Challengers of the Unknown
  9. 8. Ghostly Miners
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Nick Caputo
  • Bob Klein
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Gene Reed
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Clayton Emery
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Clayton Emery
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Ramon Schenk