(August-September 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
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

This is the first non-Jack Kirby issue.

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

The Plot to Destroy Earth! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Bob Brown
Inks:
Bob Brown ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

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

The Men Who Lost Their Memories (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
France Ed Herron?
Pencils:
Bob Brown
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Challengers of the Unknown [Ace Morgan; Rocky Davis; Professor Haley; Red Ryan]; June Robbins; Martin Ferndale; Higgins; Dekkar and his gang
Synopsis:
When a villain named Dekkar uses a machine to steal the Challengers' memories, June Robbins must show her amnesiac friends how to defeat their foe. Goading them, she makes them recall their mountain climbing, diving, and other skills. Feigning amnesia, the Challengers get into the villains' castle to fight. June inserts the memory disk into the machine, hits reverse, and restores the guys' memories.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

writer id by Bob Hughes

Tips On Summer Fun! (Table of Contents)

Peter Porkchops / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
Rube Grossman
Inks:
Rube Grossman
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Peter Porkchops

["I think I've got this new atomic gunpowder perfected."] (Table of Contents)

Shorty / filler / 0.67 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Shorty
Synopsis:
Shorty creates "atomic gunpowder".

The Plot to Destroy Earth (Table of Contents)

Challengers of the Unknown / comic story / 13.67 pages (report information)

Script:
France Ed Herron?
Pencils:
Bob Brown
Inks:
Wally Wood?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Challengers of the Unknown [Ace Morgan; Rocky Davis; Professor Haley; Red Ryan]; three alien creatures; three robots.
Synopsis:
The Challengers stumble upon an alien plot to dismantle the Earth. A mole-creature will slice the Earth apart. A sea monster will hold back the seas. A flying creature will trap the air, and pie-shaped slices of Earth will be stolen by a robotic ship! Ace jets to the ship and finds it's on auto-pilot, run by robots for a long-dead race. The Challengers attack the creatures without success, until they inflate huge balloons that simulate the creatures dying. The robots abort the mission as a failure and depart.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

writer id by Bob Hughes

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Scientific Word Origins / filler / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Scientific origins of the words: Bacteria, Nebula and Gravity.

The Menace of the Rainbow Rays (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
Typeset
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Plot to Destroy Earth!
    Challengers of the Unknown
  2. 1. The Men Who Lost Their Memories
    Challengers of the Unknown
  3. 2. Tips On Summer Fun!
    Peter Porkchops
  4. 3. ["I think I've got this new atomic gunpowder perfected."]
    Shorty
  5. 4. The Plot to Destroy Earth
    Challengers of the Unknown
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Scientific Word Origins
  7. 6. The Menace of the Rainbow Rays
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Clayton Emery
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Clayton Emery
  • Nick Caputo
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Clayton Emery
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Ramon Schenk