(June-July 1970)

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Price:
0.15 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
On-sale date:
1970
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

["Daddy! Daddy! Please save me!"] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Neal Adams
Inks:
Neal Adams
Colors:
?
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino

Genre:
adventure; superhero
Characters:
Challengers of the Unknown; Deadman
Reprints:

To Call a Deadman (Table of Contents)

Challengers of the Unknown / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script:
Denny O'Neil
Pencils:
George Tuska (pages 1-16); Neal Adams (pages 1, 17-23)
Inks:
George Tuska; Neal Adams
Colors:
?
Letters:
Milt Snappin ?; John Costanza (pages 17-23)

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Challengers of the Unknown [Ace Morgan; Rocky Davis; Prof Haley; Red Ryan; Corinna Stark]; Deadman; Jonny Double; Vashnu; Dr. McJames; unnamed daughter; Seth Gross; Nodo
Synopsis:
Deadman narrates the story. Dr. McJames steals the Ruby of Khafir and gives it to a hunchback, Nodo, in an old tower. Johnny Double, PI, breaks in and arrests McJames - then consults the Challengers. Corinna hypnotizes McJames and learns he was forced to steal from the museum when his daughter's spirit was captured by Seth Gross, a vengeful ghost. When the Challs fail to stop the ghost Deadman takes over finding out that Gross is only a petty magician who uses astral-projection. Deadman possesses Gross's body and rescues the girl's spirit.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Per info in The Comic Reader #'s 75-77, Deadman was originally scheduled to become a back-up series but those plans changed and the series instead became all-reprint with the following issue. Info per Nick Caputo, February 2016.

Neal Adams drew the Deadman figure on page one and pages 17-23. The remainder was drawn by George Tuska.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Let's Chat with the Challs / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Murray Boltinoff
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
B-593

Indexer Notes

Includes a letter from Carl Gafford.

["I've been travelling a long time!"] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Job Number:
B-624

Genre:
humor
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Job number does not appear on the original printing of this feature.

So You Want to Be a Cartoonist? (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Joe Kubert
Pencils:
Joe Kubert
Inks:
Joe Kubert
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
K-316

Indexer Notes

Joe Kubert explains the basics of drawing.

Dark as Death (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Murray Boltinoff [as Al Case]
Pencils:
Bernie Wrightson
Inks:
Bernie Wrightson
Colors:
?
Letters:
John Costanza
Job Number:
B-422-1

Genre:
horror-suspense
Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Daddy! Daddy! Please save me!"]
    Challengers of the Unknown; Deadman
  2. 1. To Call a Deadman
    Challengers of the Unknown
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Let's Chat with the Challs
  4. 3. ["I've been travelling a long time!"]
    Moolah the Mystic
  5. 4. So You Want to Be a Cartoonist?
  6. 5. Dark as Death
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