(December 1963 - January 1964)

DC, 1958 Series
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Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Superman DC National Comics
Editing:
Murray Boltinoff
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Silver Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

War Against the Moon-Beast! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
adventure; superhero
Characters:
Prof Haley; Red Ryan; Ace Morgan; Rocky Davis; the Moon Beast
Reprints:
Keywords:
hero team

War Against the Moon-Beast! (Table of Contents)

Challengers of the Unknown / comic story / 13 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]; aliens (in flashback); Dr. Lloyd Warner; the Moon-Beast
Synopsis:
A scientist's laser shot at the Moon unleashes a "moon beast" who zooms to Earth. The beast runs rampant, eating metal ravenously. It also blasts its "organic rocket" jets deep into the ground. Prof finds a telepathic crown, a ship's log that tells how an alien race, ravaged by the beast, locked it up on the Moon. They also find a jar of anesthesia. When the beast attacks, the Challengers fend it back with flares: accustomed to darkness, the light pains its eyes. Prof duplicates the anesthesia. As the beast zooms through the sky - with Rocky holding tight - Prof pitches the jug down its gullet. The Challengers seal the beast in a space capsule full of knockout gas and send it back to the Moon.
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Keywords:
hero team

Sons of the Challengers (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
France Ed Herron ?
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; Madame Zaddum; Paul Haley; Roxanne "Roxy" Davis; "Young Red" Ryan; unnamed boy Morgan; Mrs. Red Ryan; Mrs. Rocky Davis; Mrs. Haley; the Flying Fishmen
Synopsis:
At Fun-Land, the Challengers put on a show for charity, then save a gypsy from being crushed by a toppling pole. As a reward, Madame Zaddum shows them a possible future. The Challengers are old and married (Ace to June) and their kids play "Sons of the Challengers", including "Roxy" Davis, a GIRL who tags along. The kids pursue the Flying Fishmen who raid ships. The boys ditch Roxy as a pest, but are captured. Roxy follows. The Fishmen hide in an underwater dome, a leftover movie set. The elder dads crash the place to rescue the kids and capture the crooks. They followed Roxy, smart girl! A true glimpse of the future? Or fiction? Only time will tell...
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Keywords:
hero team

Indexer Notes

This is the first "Sons of the Challengers" story. The only other appears in issue #39. Three names are given: Paul Haley, Roxanne "Roxy" Davis, "Young Red" Ryan. Ace's son is never named. Writer id by Bob Hughes.

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. War Against the Moon-Beast!
    Challengers of the Unknown
  2. 1. War Against the Moon-Beast!
    Challengers of the Unknown
  3. 2. Sons of the Challengers
    Challengers of the Unknown
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