(April-May 1959)

DC, 1958 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:
Jack Schiff (Editor); Murray Boltinoff (Associate Editor); George Kashdan (Associate Editor)
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Correct editor credits, correct story page counts, story synopses, and all additional sequences from Ed Boner, February 2009.


The Isle of No Return! (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]
Reprints:

The Beasts from Planet Nine (Table of Contents)

Challengers of the Unknown / comic story / 12.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Kirby; France Herron
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Wally Wood
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Challengers of the Unknown [Ace Morgan; Professor Haley; Red Ryan; Rocky Davis]; Alien visitors
Synopsis:
Alerted by a friend to the discovery of a crashed spaceship, the Challengers investigate and find three alien creatures that had been held captive in that ship. The Challengers see if they have enough borrowed time to get the creatures back in their cages.
Reprints:

[Tootsie Roll ad] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

What's Your B.Q.*? (*Brotherhood Quotient) (Table of Contents)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Advocating tolerance for others different than yourself.

Indexer Notes

Published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly.
Later appeared in DC comics cover-dated April 1966.

[The Brave and the Bold #23] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Countdown for a Doomed Earth (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

["Oh, boy! It's always a great relief to put away the lawn mower"] (Table of Contents)

Varsity Vic / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Reprints:

[Tootsie Roll Pops ad] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Isle of No Return (Table of Contents)

Challengers of the Unknown / comic story / 11.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Kirby; France Herron
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Wally Wood
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Challengers of the Unknown [Ace Morgan; Professor Haley; Red Ryan; Rocky Davis]; June Robbins
Synopsis:
After hearing a television report about a burglar with the ability to walk through walls, the Challengers begin to patrol the city with honorary member June Robbins coming along for the ride. They arrive too late to stop another robbery, but they pursue the thief to his island hideout. The hideout of the burglar, Anton Zammer, is the abandoned laboratory of the late Prof. Macon, who left behind a number of inventions Zammer now intends to use for his own gain. He starts with a shrink ray which allows him to capture and cage the Challs. Fortunately, their honorary member doesn't get shrunk, and has the smarts to save the day.
Reprints:

[Tootsie Roll Fudge ad] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

["I'd better hurry"] (Table of Contents)

Moolah the Mystic / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Isle of No Return!
    Challengers of the Unknown
  2. 1. The Beasts from Planet Nine
    Challengers of the Unknown
  3. 2. [Tootsie Roll ad]
  4. 3. What's Your B.Q.*? (*Brotherhood Quotient)
  5. 4. [The Brave and the Bold #23]
  6. 5. Countdown for a Doomed Earth
  7. 6. ["Oh, boy! It's always a great relief to put away the lawn mower"]
    Varsity Vic
  8. 7. [Tootsie Roll Pops ad]
  9. 8. Isle of No Return
    Challengers of the Unknown
  10. 9. [Tootsie Roll Fudge ad]
  11. 10. ["I'd better hurry"]
    Moolah the Mystic
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