(June-July 1964)

DC, 1958 Series
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Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
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

The Menace the Challengers Made! (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:
Challengers of the Unknown [Ace Morgan; Prof Haley; Red Ryan; Rocky Davis]

Are You a Good Neighbor? (Table of Contents)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks:
Sheldon Moldoff
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
The boys learn a lesson about littering.

Indexer Notes

inside front cover; published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly

The Menace the Challengers Made (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
Characters:
Challengers of the Unknown [Ace Morgan; Prof Haley; Red Ryan; Rocky Davis]; The Ooze [Killer Starke]; African tribespeople
Synopsis:
In Central Africa, the Challs pursue Killer Starke. He went into the mysterious Red Forest, and a tribal chief tells them not to enter. Enter they do, and corner Starke in a cave. He shoots wild, so Prof lobs a grenade. Starke is missing, until a bubbling pool of strange minerals releases a walking blob-monster. The Ooze absorbs anything and grows larger, even consuming the ground. The Africans must abandon their village and burn it to deny the Ooze sustenance. But it keeps coming and growing. Prof works up a plan, Red calls an Air Force base for parts, and Rocky and locals dig a pit. Ace rides an elephant to lure the Ooze on. Even then, Rocky and Red and Prof are trapped, stuck like flies. Ace lures the Ooze onto a leafy cover - and it falls over a pit of whooshing jet engines. Suspended in air, the Ooze shrinks until it's just Starke again. The Challs take Starke to prison, but promise to return with experts to rebuild the village.

Indexer Notes

The Ooze is likely based on the 1958 movie THE BLOB starring Steve McQueen. Writer id by Martin O'Hearn

The Magic Genie [Precious Stones] (Table of Contents)

The Magic Genie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
Henry Boltinoff

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Genie

Challengers' Mail Chute (Table of Contents)

Challengers' Mail Chute / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters from readers.

["It's a wonderful day for a drive in the country."] (Table of Contents)

Moolah the Mystic / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Moolah the Mystic
Synopsis:
Moolah goes for a drive and runs out of gas.
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

Time-Bomb on Holdout Island (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
Characters:
Challengers of the Unknown [Ace Morgan; Prof Haley; Red Ryan; Rocky Davis]; Doctor Heller; Colonel Takawa; Japanese soldiers
Synopsis:
On a deserted island, the Challengers investigate why an extinct volcano is suddenly smoking and threatening air lanes. They're jumped by Japanese soldiers still fighting World War II twenty years late! In the hollowed-out volcano factory - with smoking chimney - Ace and Rocky are captured. Doktor Heller, a Nazi scientist and Colonel Takawa recruited a Youth Squad and vowed to keep fighting. And they prepare for the next assault! Heller has two secret weapons: a prototype "flying saucer" and gold pellets that vibrate steel to pieces. Dropped from the sky onto American cities, they'll wreak havoc. Heller forces Ace and Rocky into the saucer to test it, then whips them around by remote control. The groggy pilots would be shot, but Prof and Red descend with fists flying. They hop in the saucer. Prof pilots it atop the giant chimney and floods the underground with smoke. The Challs radio the 7th Fleet to come get the time-lagged villains.

Indexer Notes

writer id by Marting O'Hearn

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Menace the Challengers Made!
    Challengers of the Unknown
  2. 1. Are You a Good Neighbor?
  3. 2. The Menace the Challengers Made
    Challengers of the Unknown
  4. 3. The Magic Genie [Precious Stones]
    The Magic Genie
  5. 4. Challengers' Mail Chute
    Challengers' Mail Chute
  6. 5. ["It's a wonderful day for a drive in the country."]
    Moolah the Mystic
  7. 6. Time-Bomb on Holdout Island
    Challengers of the Unknown
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