(August-September 1960)

DC, 1958 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
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

The Lady Giant and the Beast! (Table of Contents)

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

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

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

The Return of Multi-Man! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Challengers of the Unknown [Ace Morgan; Rocky Davis; Prof Haley; Red Ryan]; Duncan Pramble [Multi-Man]; Gurk; prison guards; Central American natives
Synopsis:
In prison, an explosion "kills" Multi-Man. He resurrects with super-strength and breaks out. He meets Gurk, a wizard-collector, who wants three parts of a Golden Turtle statue. The Challengers track MM, who almost kills them with a steam shovel. MM and Gurk steal two parts to the statue and fly to Central America. Natives guard a temple and the third piece, which Gurk steals while the Challs dump antidote on Pramble, who reverts to a normal man. Gurk has assembled the statue, which unlocks a secret door pointing to lost tribal treasure. Pramble was speared and reached a final, permanent form: a frail body and giant head with super-genius. Gurk and MM are captured, but the Challs fret that MM's new super-brain will cause "plenty of trouble in the future".
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

Indexer Notes

Multi-Man does return often as the Challs' arch-enemy, plaguing them with his super-brain AND morphing powers. Writer id by Bob Hughes.

The Lady Giant and the Beast! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Dave Wood ?
Pencils:
Bob Brown
Inks:
Bob Brown
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Challengers of the Unknown [Ace Morgan; Rocky Davis; Prof Haley; Red Ryan]; June Robbins; citizens; a microbe beast
Synopsis:
Alone in Challenger Mountain, June experiments on space spores brought to Earth by a balloon. They explode and she blacks out. The Challs return to find June is giant-sized and hostile, trying to crush them, but she passes out. Another menace is a huge red dragon-beast menacing a local town. June revives, sensible again, and grapples the monster. The beast avoided crossing a stream, so the Challs commandeer a fire truck and hose it. The beast shrinks to nothingness. It was actually a microbe monster!
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The story may have been inspired by the 1958 Science Fiction film "Attack of the 50 Ft. Woman". Writer id by Bob Hughes.

Strategy for Survival (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure
Synopsis:
Two deep-sea scientists in a bathysphere are attacked by a giant octopus.
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Indexer Notes

This story is not a Challengers story; reprint was edited to replace non-Challengers characters with Ace and Prof.

Presenting the Greatest Superman Stories Ever Told! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Synopsis:
Announces the first Superman Annual featuring "First" stories.

Indexer Notes

House ad for the first DC Annual, Superman Annual (1960 series) #1.

Superman says "Lend a Friendly Hand!" (Table of Contents)

Superman / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Curt Swan ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Superman
Synopsis:
Superman advises two boys to welcome war refugees like Sandor. Commemorates the United Nations World Refugee Year.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Lady Giant and the Beast!
    Challengers of the Unknown
  2. 1. The Return of Multi-Man!
    Challengers of the Unknown
  3. 2. The Lady Giant and the Beast!
    Challengers of the Unknown
  4. 3. Strategy for Survival
  5. 4. Presenting the Greatest Superman Stories Ever Told!
  6. 5. Superman says "Lend a Friendly Hand!"
    Superman
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