(October-November 1977)

DC, 1977 Series
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Price:
0.35 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand:
DC [bullet]
Barcode:
?
Editing:
Jack C. Harris
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Modern Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Rich Buckler (signed)
Inks:
Joe Rubinstein (signed)
Colors:
Tatjana Wood
Letters:
?
Job Number:
C-532

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Challengers of the Unknown [Rocky Davis; Ace Morgan; Red Ryan; June Robbins]; Swamp Thing; M'nagala

Indexer Notes

Color credit provided by Anthony Tollin.

Seven Doorways to Destiny! (Table of Contents)

Challengers of the Unknown / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
Gerry Conway
Pencils:
Keith Giffen
Inks:
John Celardo
Colors:
Jerry Serpe
Letters:
?
Job Number:
J-4748

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Challengers of the Unknown [Ace Morgan; Red Ryan; Prof Haley; Rocky Davis; June Robbins]; Alec Holland [Swamp Thing]; F. Gaylord Clayburne III; Heathcliff Monroe; Ruth Monroe; Cultists; M’Nagala the Eternal; RH’Thulla of the Wind; Kag’Naru of the Air (mentioned)
Synopsis:
Continuing from last issue: The cultists have June as a hostage. The Challengers get beaten down by cultists, some half-monster. Monroe explains how M'Nagala came from the stars, as recounted in Swamp Thing 8. He demands Rocky and Ace fly to England and perform an incantation from a mystical book and bring M'Nagala's "family" to Earth. They go, reluctantly. In Challenger Mountain, Clayburne (the wanna-be Challenger), uses the computer to analyze Prof's infection. It recommends Dr. Alec Holland as an expert in "biochemical abnormalities". Clayburne flies to Oregon where Holland teaches. He agrees to help. Outside London, Rocky chants at midnight in a pentacle, while Ace fetches a pack of jet fuel. M'Nagala-kin try to burst through a portal, all icky tentacles and squishy guts. Ace chucks the fuel pod "just like Jaws" and shoots, destroying the monster and shutting the portal. Clayburne and Holland have landed in Perdition, but in the dark, Holland is reverting to Swamp Thing as his bio-restorative formula wears off. They find Prof half-consumed by icky polyps. Prof suggests sonics. They bring the emergency siren to the church, fight off the cultists, and fire the siren. The sound renders the half-transformed cultists to slime. They free Red and June. Soon all the Challengers are reunited, but Holland has slipped away. Clayburne thinks Holland is dead. Swamp Thing, creeping away, laments that he's alive. Next issue: Deadman!

Challenger Mountain Mail Room (Table of Contents)

letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
L-734

Synopsis:
Fans like the new characterization, though some wonder if Mike Nasser was the right fit.

You Can Help Superman When You Help the Special Olympics! (Table of Contents)

Superman / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
?

Characters:
Superman

Indexer Notes

Appears between pgs 7 and 8 of the main story.

Daily Planet - An Immortal Dies!! (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Editing:
Bob Rozakis

Characters:
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Itty; Guardians of the Universe
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Challengers of the Unknown
  2. 1. Seven Doorways to Destiny!
    Challengers of the Unknown
  3. 2. Challenger Mountain Mail Room
  4. 3. You Can Help Superman When You Help the Special Olympics!
    Superman
  5. 4. Daily Planet - An Immortal Dies!!
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