(December-January 1961-1962)

DC, 1958 Series
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Price:
0.12 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 Island in the Sky! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Bob Brown
Inks:
?
Colors:
?

Genre:
adventure; superhero
Reprints:

Death Guarded the Doom Box (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; superhero
Characters:
Ace Morgan; Rocky Davis; Prof Haley; Red Ryan; (Challengers of the Unknown); Burt Langdon and his gang
Synopsis:
Burt Langdon, a criminal, has stolen the Horn of Herix from a museum. The Challengers track Langdon’s gang to a secret valley where a Doom Box, a legendary weapon, is hidden. Weird boobytraps slow the Challengers: an alligator, a tree-turned-elevator, giant robot Romans. They find the horn, discarded, then the Doom Box guarded by a ring of flames and a two-headed dragon! Ace blows the horn: a ray from the box drives back the dragon and flames. Langdon’s gang attacks, grabs the box, and runs. Ace blows the horn again, and the box explodes. The horn was made to destroy the box if it were moved from its protective ring of flames.
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Indexer Notes

writer id by Bob Hughes

People Are People (Table of Contents)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

Scientific Word Origins (Table of Contents)

comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction

The Island in the Sky! (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; superhero
Characters:
Ace Morgan; Rocky Davis; Prof Haley; Red Ryan; (Challengers of the Unknown); June Robbins; Dr. Kue and Greeg (alien scientists), Zog and his gang (alien criminals).
Synopsis:
Atop a restaurant in Boulder City, Colorado, June Robbins is amazed as objects vanish into thin air. She fetches the Challengers. Little green men run amok in the city, trapping people in glass cylinders. Prof and Rocky pursue. Ace and Red fly to a mysterious cloud that camouflages a flying platform contolled by alien criminals! They’re captured. In the city, Rocky and Prof battle the aliens’ metal insect with a wrecking ball crane. Two new aliens shake the insect to pieces. They’re scientists who commanded the flying platform until criminals seized control. These aliens fly Rocky and Prof to the platform. The Challengers create a diversion, free Ace and Red, and brawl with alien criminals. The good scientists blow jets of air to suspend everyone and dump them in jail! Sorted out, the Challengers bid the good aliens goodbye.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The first 12¢ issue. Writer id by Bob Hughes

The Amazing Predictions of Mlle. Lenormard (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

["It's all finished"] (Table of Contents)

Doctor Rocket / 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; science fiction
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Island in the Sky!
    Challengers of the Unknown
  2. 1. Death Guarded the Doom Box
    Challengers of the Unknown
  3. 2. People Are People
  4. 3. Scientific Word Origins
  5. 4. The Island in the Sky!
    Challengers of the Unknown
  6. 5. The Amazing Predictions of Mlle. Lenormard
  7. 6. ["It's all finished"]
    Doctor Rocket
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Bob Hughes
  • Clayton Emery
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Dwayne Best
  • Per Sandell
  • Clayton Emery
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Clayton Emery
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Ramon Schenk