(February-March 1961)

DC, 1958 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
On-sale date:
1960-12-13
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Superman DC National Comics
Editing:
Jack Schiff; Murray Boltinoff (associate); George Kashdan (associate)
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

The Doomed World of Tomorrow! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Ace Morgan; Rocky Davis; Prof Haley; Red Ryan; Dr. Oren Gough; a Cosmic Creature
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The Menace of Mystery Island! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
adventure; superhero
Characters:
Challengers of the Unknown [Ace Morgan; Rocky Davis; Prof Haley; Red Ryan]; June Robbins; Cosmo (intro); crooks
Synopsis:
June has inherited a Caribbean island. As the Challengers fly there, an alien space capsule splashes down. The Challengers rescue an alien creature like an orange raccoon and name it Cosmo. On the island, the volcano is active. The Challengers split up. Prof and Red are almost killed by a rigged palm tree, find the volcano is man-made with oil and smoke, and are trapped by a steel cage. Ace, Rocky, and June run into a gale, except it's caused by a giant fan. Obviously, someone wants them off the island. They get snared in a steel net. Cosmo, the mystery pet, chews through the steel! Cosmo projects eye-beams that disintegrate foliage as they hunt Prof and Red. These two are captured by thugs, and threatened with guns, but Cosmo's paws project force-beams to disarm them. The Challengers brawl. The island was used as a weapons depot by gangs. Cosmo saved the day, so "he's a true Challenger now!"
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Keywords:
hero team

Indexer Notes

writer id by Bob Hughes

Your Passport to Amazing Adventures! (Table of Contents)

DC Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dick Dillin
Inks:
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Mark Merlin; Elsa
Synopsis:
House ad for current issues of House of Secrets, My Greatest Adventure and House of Mystery.

["Professor Eureka, I think I saw a creature from another planet through my window."] (Table of Contents)

Professor Eureka / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Just Imagine! The Mightiest Heroes of Our Time... (Table of Contents)

Justice League of America / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Murphy Anderson
Inks:
Murphy Anderson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Flash; Green Lantern; Wonder Woman; Aquaman; Martian Manhunter; Kanjar Ro
Synopsis:
House ad for Justice League of America #3.

Flight without End (Table of Contents)

text story / pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

The Doomed World of Tomorrow (Table of Contents)

Challengers of the Unknown / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Challengers of the Unknown [Ace Morgan; Rocky Davis; Prof Haley; Red Ryan]; Dr. Oren Gough; Lenroy; three comrades; four Cosmic Creatures
Synopsis:
An eerie light-globe sails into Challenger Mountain, and pops. The guys find themselves in a lab in the mountain - in the 23rd Century! Dr. Oren Gough fetched them accidentally with his time machine. An alarm sounds. The Cosmic Creatures are attacking! Dr. Gough hurls a photon bomb to blind the monsters, and all flee. The Cosmic Creatures came from space seeking selenium, and destroy anything to get it! Selenium is found in meteorites. Red remembers one nearby. They also discover their faces carved in the mountain: a monument from the 20th Century! Dr. Gough explains the entire population of Earth will be evacuated, then a volti-ray will be used to wipe out the CCs. The Challengers volunteer to the ruling council, but Lenroy, a bruising-big scientist, claims the privilege with his three friends. The council rules for eight volunteers, who'll wear protective suits against the volti-ray. But that night, in a restaurant, the Challengers are almost killed by a planted bomb! They rush to see Lenroy, and are stopped cold by superstrong robots! Lenroy plans to save the world and become ruler of the council, then the world. Cosmic Creatures attack. The three robots get trashed. The Challengers fire the volti-rays, incinerating the monsters - except the heroes will die from stray radiation. Nope. Lenroy lied about that, too. He secretly improved the ray to be safe. Dr. Gough sends the Challengers back through time. They agree to not tell anyone about this job, "or they'll think we're off our rockers!"
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Indexer Notes

The inside front cover has an ad for Showcase 30, Aquaman's first full-length adventure. Writer id by Bob Hughes

Our American Heritage (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

["C'mon, Robbie, I see two seats!"] (Table of Contents)

Robbie the Robot / comic story / 0.75 page (report information)

Script:
Irwin Hasen
Pencils:
Irwin Hasen
Inks:
Irwin Hasen
Colors:
?
Letters:
Irwin Hasen

Genre:
humor; science fiction
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Doomed World of Tomorrow!
    Challengers of the Unknown
  2. 1. The Menace of Mystery Island!
    Challengers of the Unknown
  3. 2. Your Passport to Amazing Adventures!
    DC Comics
  4. 3. ["Professor Eureka, I think I saw a creature from another planet through my window."]
    Professor Eureka
  5. 4. Just Imagine! The Mightiest Heroes of Our Time...
    Justice League of America
  6. 5. Flight without End
  7. 6. The Doomed World of Tomorrow
    Challengers of the Unknown
  8. 7. Our American Heritage
  9. 8. ["C'mon, Robbie, I see two seats!"]
    Robbie the Robot
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