(September 2004)

DC, 2004 Series
 
Volume:
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Price:
19.95 USD
Pages:
228
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
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Brand:
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ISBN:
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Barcode:
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Editing:
?
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Modern Age U. S.
Binding:
Softcover
Publishing Format:
Collected Edition

Issue Notes

Reprints the 1991 mini-series with extra material - sketches, introductions - and an original Multi-Man story.


Challengers of the Unknown Must Die (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Tim Sale; John Roshell COMICRAFT (publication design)
Inks:
?
Colors:
Mark Chiarello

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

Challenger Mountain Explodes! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Tim Sale

Synopsis:
Original art. A section of the front page of the Tattle Tale newspaper telling of the Challenger Mountain explosion.

"I Bought This Comic Because of the Cover!" (Table of Contents)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Brian Michael Bendis
Pencils:
Brian Bolland
Inks:
Brian Bolland
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Brian Bendis recounts how he bought the original Issue 1 for the Brian Bolland cover (picture included).
Reprints:

"The Challengers Must Die!" (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Jeph Loeb
Pencils:
Tim Sale
Inks:
Tim Sale
Colors:
Lovern Kindzierski
Letters:
Bob Pinaha
Editing:
Barbara Kesel; Elliot S. Maggin

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Multi-Man
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

A very abbreviated glimpse at the Challenger's history.

Tell the Truth! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Jeph Loeb
Pencils:
Tim Sale
Inks:
Tim Sale
Colors:
Lovern Kindzierski
Letters:
Bob Pinaha
Editing:
Elliot S. Maggin

Reprints:

Lives of Our Days! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Jeph Loeb
Pencils:
Tim Sale
Inks:
Tim Sale
Colors:
Lovern Kindzierski
Letters:
Bob Pinaha
Editing:
Elliot S. Maggin; Katie Main

Reprints:

The Restless and the Young! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Jeph Loeb
Pencils:
Tim Sale
Inks:
Tim Sale
Colors:
Lovern Kindzierski
Letters:
Bob Pinaha
Editing:
Elliot S. Maggin; Katie Main

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As the World Spins! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Jeph Loeb
Pencils:
Tim Sale
Inks:
Tim Sale
Colors:
Lovern Kindzierski
Letters:
Bob Pinaha
Editing:
Elliot S. Maggin; Katie Main

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The Beautiful and the Bold (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Jeph Loeb
Pencils:
Tim Sale
Inks:
Tim Sale
Colors:
Lovern Kindzierski
Letters:
Bob Pinaha
Editing:
Elliot S. Maggin; Katie Main

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Indexer Notes

Challs created by Jack Kirby.

Another World! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Jeph Loeb
Pencils:
Tim Sale
Inks:
Tim Sale
Colors:
Lovern Kindzierski
Letters:
Bob Pinaha
Editing:
Elliot S. Maggin; Katie Main

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Challs created by Jack Kirby.

One Life to Give! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Jeph Loeb
Pencils:
Tim Sale
Inks:
Tim Sale
Colors:
Lovern Kindzierski
Letters:
Bob Pinaha
Editing:
Elliot S. Maggin; Katie Main

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"Long Lost COTU Story Discovered in Attic!" (Table of Contents)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 2 pages (report information)


Synopsis:
Jeph Loeb explains how the Multi-Man story, "I Know You Are, But What Am I?" was created, lost, and finally presented in this volume.

"I Know You Are, But What Am I?" (Table of Contents)

Multi-Man / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Jeph Loeb
Pencils:
Tim Sale
Inks:
?
Colors:
"Multi" Colors
Letters:
Bob Pinaha
Editing:
Brian Augustyn

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Multi-Man II; Ice; Guy Gardner; DMV clerks; Kilowog; Fire; Multi-Woman III; Ace Morgan; Rocky Davis; Red Ryan; various supervillains
Synopsis:
Multi-Man sits in a supervillain bar and reads his obituary. He died heroically saving the Challengers of the Unknown, it says. He gets the horselaugh from various villains. MM demands the newspaper retract his death notice. He needs valid ID. “Try the Department of Motor Vehicles.” At the DMV, MM must take a test. Sitting next to him is Guy Gardner, the testy Green Lantern, also trying to renew his license so he can take Ice for a romantic drive. When MM sabotages the computers, GG attacks. They brawl. Multi-Man’s head falls off: he’s a robot. Kilowog, a robotics expert, trips the memory banks. Multi-Man II was created as a substitute when Duncan Pramble (the original MM) lost his powers. The robot - who ran with the Injustice League - thought he was the real MM. Ice thinks he’s lonely and insists he be rebuilt with a Multi-Woman as companion. Reprogrammed, Multi-Man II and Multi-Woman III drive off in Fire’s Miata to tour all the national parks. And the Challengers read about it in the paper.
Keywords:
hero team

Indexer Notes

Multi-Man in a epilogue to the miniseries. In a forward, Jeph Loeb explains this original story is an epilogue to the Challengers of the Unknown miniseries of 1991. It was slated for Justice League Quarterly, but that was canceled. So this is the first publication.

Rare Challengers Sketches Revealed (Table of Contents)

Challengers of the Unknown / illustration / 5 pages (report information)

Pencils:
Tim Sale
Inks:
?
Colors:
?

Synopsis:
Five pages of early sketches and notes by Tim Sale. Shows the evolution of the characters. Includes a joke picture of the Challengers as toddlers.

Cover Story (Table of Contents)

Challengers of the Unknown / cover reprint (on interior page) / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils:
Michael Golden; Kyle Baker; Matt Wagner, Marc Hempel; Gil Kane; Arthur Adams; Tim Sale
Inks:
?
Colors:
?

Reprints:

Books by Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)


Synopsis:
List of graphic novels by Loeb and Sale, and other graphic novels.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Challengers of the Unknown Must Die
    Challengers of the Unknown
  2. 1. Challenger Mountain Explodes!
    Challengers of the Unknown
  3. 2. "I Bought This Comic Because of the Cover!"
  4. 3. "The Challengers Must Die!"
    Challengers of the Unknown
  5. 4. Tell the Truth!
    Challengers of the Unknown
  6. 5. Lives of Our Days!
    Challengers of the Unknown
  7. 6. The Restless and the Young!
    Challengers of the Unknown
  8. 7. As the World Spins!
    Challengers of the Unknown
  9. 8. The Beautiful and the Bold
    Challengers of the Unknown
  10. 9. Another World!
    Challengers of the Unknown
  11. 10. One Life to Give!
    Challengers of the Unknown
  12. 11. "Long Lost COTU Story Discovered in Attic!"
  13. 12. "I Know You Are, But What Am I?"
    Multi-Man
  14. 13. Rare Challengers Sketches Revealed
    Challengers of the Unknown
  15. 14. Cover Story
    Challengers of the Unknown
  16. 15. Books by Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Jim Van Dore
  • Per Sandell
  • Clayton Emery
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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