(October-November 1963)

DC, 1958 Series
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Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
Brand:
Superman DC National Comics
Editing:
Murray Boltinoff
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Multi-Woman, Queen of Disaster! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Bob Brown
Inks:
Bob Brown
Colors:
?

Genre:
superhero; adventure
Characters:
Ace Morgan; Red Ryan; Prof Haley; Rocky Davis; Multi-Man; Multi-Woman
Reprints:
Keywords:
hero team

Beachhead, U.S.A. (Table of Contents)

Challengers of the Unknown / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Challengers of the Unknown [Ace Morgan; Rocky Davis; Prof Haley; Red Ryan]; U-Boat Nazis
Synopsis:
In a storm off Cape Cod, the Challengers chase a science buoy. It picked up strange sounds. The cable snaps. Ace and Rocky dive in frogman suits. They find a big Nazi sub drifting on the bottom. Inside, they find the Nazi crew - in suspended animation for 20 years! The Nazis awaken and capture the Challengers - and push on with their mission. Launching a PT boat, they plant a super-bomb ashore. The Challengers fight back and reach shore. Prof, who speaks German, heard they were on a secret mission to blow up the Eastern seaboard after the war. And here they come charging the Challengers in a reverse D-Day! With captured weapons, the Challengers shoot back while Prof tries to disarm the bomb. Out of ammo, Rocky rushes and is captured - as he wanted. Aboard, he slugs his guards, steals the PT boat, and rams the sub! The bomb is disarmed. The Challengers fought the last battle of World War II - twenty years after it ended!
Reprints:
Keywords:
hero team

Indexer Notes

The Nazis speak German without translation. Writer credit in issue 36.

Multi-Woman, Queen of Disaster! (Table of Contents)

Challengers of the Unknown / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure; superhero
Characters:
Challengers of the Unknown [Ace Morgan; Rocky Davis; Prof Haley; Red Ryan]; Multi-Man; Multi-Woman I
Synopsis:
Multi-Man has broken jail, and the Challengers worry where he'll turn up. Soon they learn. Multi-Man launched a rocket with a death ray into space. He threatens to destroy property unless he gets his demands: his own recognized country where crime can run rampant! Meanwhile, the would-be tyrant is lonely. He builds a "queen", a giant female robot, then drinks Liquid Light to become a giant himself. When the Challengers finally track him down, Prof tries to dash the Liquid-Light antidote in his face, but is slapped down. There's more: Multi-Man introduces Multi-Woman! She can mechanically morph into a fish, grow wings and fly, flame on and hurl fireballs. The Challengers dodge her as they finally splash Multi-Man with antidote. He shrinks to a big-dome dwarf. Multi-Woman is disgusted at this "small and ugly" wretch. When she tries to kill Multi-Man, the villain appeals to the Challengers for help! Ace has an idea to catch this too-real woman. Returning from the city, Ace drops a giant diamond necklace. What woman can resist diamonds? But when Multi-Woman wears it, Prof throws a switch. Ultrasonic vibrations rattle Multi-Woman to flinders. And Multi-Man got away!
Reprints:
Keywords:
hero team

Indexer Notes

Writer id by Bob Hughes. The stories from this point become more traditional superhero-supervillain fights, as opposed to earlier adventures into the unknown. Much later, Kilowog builds a Multi-Woman III (CHALLENGERS OF THE UNKNOWN MUST DIE).

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Multi-Woman, Queen of Disaster!
    Challengers of the Unknown
  2. 1. Beachhead, U.S.A.
    Challengers of the Unknown
  3. 2. Multi-Woman, Queen of Disaster!
    Challengers of the Unknown
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