(1992)

DC, 1992 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
 
Price:
19.95 USD; 24.95 CAD
Pages:
196
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics
Brand:
DC [bullet]
ISBN:
1-56389-079-8 Search at WorldCat
Editing:
Bob Kahan (Editor, collected edition); Robert Greenberger (Associate Editor, collected edition); Paul Kupperberg (Associate Editor, collected edition); Neal Pozner (Associate Editor, collected edition)
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard modern age US
Binding:
softcover
Publishing Format:
collected edition

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
various
Inks:
various
Colors:
Tom McCraw

Genre:
superhero

Introduction (Table of Contents)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Paul Kupperberg
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Fireman Farrell / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
John Prentice
Inks:
John Prentice
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Reprints:

The Story Behind Showcase (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
Win Mortimer
Inks:
Win Mortimer
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Reprints:

The School for Smoke Eaters (Table of Contents)

Fireman Farrell / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Arnold Drake
Pencils:
John Prentice
Inks:
John Prentice
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Reprints:

Fire Under the Big Top (Table of Contents)

Fireman Farrell / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Arnold Drake
Pencils:
John Prentice
Inks:
John Prentice
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Reprints:

Fourth Alarm (Table of Contents)

Fireman Farrell / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Arnold Drake
Pencils:
John Prentice
Inks:
John Prentice
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Flash / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Joe Kubert
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

Mystery of the Human Thunderbolt! (Table of Contents)

The Flash / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Kanigher
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Joe Kubert
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Flash [Barry Allen] (first appearance, origin); Flash [Jay Garrick] (on a comic book cover); Iris West (first appearance); The Turtle Man [later The Turtle] (villain)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

First appearance of Barry Allen as the Flash.

The Man Who Broke the Time Barrier! (Table of Contents)

The Flash / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
John Broome
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Joe Kubert
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Flash [Barry Allen]; Mazdan (villain)
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Jack Kirby
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Reprints:

The Secret of the Sorcerer's Box! (Table of Contents)

Challengers of the Unknown / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Kirby (plot, script); Dave Wood (script rewrite)
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
?; Roz Kirby (black fill-ins)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ben Oda

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Challengers of the Unknown [Ace Morgan; Prof Haley; Red Ryan; Rocky Davis] (first appearance, origin); sailors; citizens; VILLAIN: Mr. Morelian (first appearance; dies)
Synopsis:
When four men walk away from a plane crash unharmed, they decide they are now living on borrowed time and vow to use that time challenging the unknown. In their first official case, they are asked by the sorcerer Morelian to open the four chambers of an ancient box. The Challs open the first three chambers, releasing a stone giant created and destroyed by pure thought, a sentient sun that freezes by consuming all nearby heat which Red traps in a vaccuum chamber, and a device that covers things in ribbons of plastic, but which can be controlled by the dial on its container. Before the Challs can open the fourth chamber, Morelian opens it and removes a diamond ring. He points out an inscription on the box which claims the box contains immortality, and takes off with his prize. But Morelian's plane immediately stalls and crashes. The Challs decide that immortality was contained in the box itself, not its contents.
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Indexer Notes

1) Credits updated 10/06 by Bob Hughes. Previously inker listed as Marvin Stein. Per Stein's conversations with Greg Theakston, he did not ink any Challengers stories. 2) An epilogue occurs in Secret Origins 12 (1987), when the Challengers are reunited with the box to solve its final mystery. 3) Letters credit from Rodrigo Baeza via the editor e-mail list on March 5, 2007.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Al Plastino
Inks:
Al Plastino
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

The Girl in Superman's Past (Table of Contents)

Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Coleman
Pencils:
Al Plastino
Inks:
Al Plastino
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Lois Lane; Lana Lang; Superman [Clark Kent]
Synopsis:
Lois meets Lana Lang for the first time, and the girls immediately compete to see whom Superman likes better. But Superman refuses to fall into their traps.
Reprints:

The New Lois Lane (Table of Contents)

Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
Ruben Moreira
Inks:
Al Plastino
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Conners [Con]
Synopsis:
Superman hopes that Lois' constant snooping to find his identity will provide evidence to convince "Con" Conners that he is wrong in believing that Clark Kent is Superman.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

artist changed from Ruben Moreira by Bob Hughes 3/06

Mrs. Superman (Table of Contents)

Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
Al Plastino
Inks:
Al Plastino
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Jimmy Olsen; Lulu Lyons (introduction)
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Jack Kirby
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Reprints:

The Day the Earth Blew Up (Table of Contents)

Challengers of the Unknown / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script:
David Wood
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Bruno Premiani
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Challengers of the Unknown [Ace Morgan; Rocky Davis; Professor Haley; Red Ryan]; Carl Jackson; Warren Moss; Commander Lockwood; Colonel Price. Villains: General Tolek; Garnat; other Tyrans
Synopsis:
At the Pentagon, Navy officers and scientists are stumped. Two scientists mysteriously disappeared in Antarctica. They call in "men capable of handling the unknown". Ace takes the call. He, Rocky, and Red fly. They'll pick up Prof along the way. Off New Guinea, Prof is astounded to find a volcano rising from the sea bed. In the Antarctic, the Challengers snow-tractor toward the mystery spot. The tractor bogs in a snowstorm and needs repairs. Ace and Rocky explore and fall through thin ice! They land on a futuristic bridge. Above, Prof and Red are captured by skinny orange aliens in bubble-suits.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Flash / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Frank Giacoia
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

Around the World in 80 Minutes! (Table of Contents)

The Flash / comic story / 13.5 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Kanigher
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Joe Giella
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Flash [Barry Allen]; Iris West; Le Chat Noir (villain); El Claw (villain); Princess Tara
Reprints:

Master of the Elements! (Table of Contents)

The Flash / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
John Broome
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Frank Giacoia
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Flash [Barry Allen]; Iris West; Mr. Element [Albert Desmond; later Dr. Alchemy] (first appearance, origin, villain); Argon (villain); Radon (villain); Krypton (villain); Xenon (villain)
Synopsis:
Mr. Element and his henchmen shoot Flash into space in an attempt to get rid of him.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

vs. Mr. Element 1st

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Adam Strange / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Gil Kane
Inks:
Gil Kane
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Reprints:

Secret of the Eternal City! (Table of Contents)

Adam Strange / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner Fox; Edmond Hamilton (co-plot, uncredited)
Pencils:
Mike Sekowsky
Inks:
Frank Giacoia; Joe Giella
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Adam Strange (introduction, origin); Rann (planet, introduction)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Page 8 and page 15 are 1/2-pages. Origin & 1st appearance Adam Strange. See notes at original printing for the creative credits listed.

The Planet and the Pendulum (Table of Contents)

Adam Strange / comic story / 9.5 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner Fox; Edmond Hamilton (co-plot, uncredited)
Pencils:
Mike Sekowsky
Inks:
Frank Giacoia; Joe Giella
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Logo is Adventures on Other Worlds. See notes at original printing for the creative credits listed.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Kings of the Wild / cover reprint (on interior page) / 0.25 page (report information)

Pencils:
Irv Novick
Inks:
Irv Novick
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Cover pencils and inks credits confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Manhunters / cover reprint (on interior page) / 0.25 page (report information)

Pencils:
Ruben Moreira
Inks:
Ruben Moreira
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Frogmen / cover reprint (on interior page) / 0.25 page (report information)

Pencils:
Russ Heath
Inks:
Russ Heath
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Challengers of the Unknown / cover reprint (on interior page) / 0.25 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Jack Kirby
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Challengers of the Unknown / cover reprint (on interior page) / 0.33 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Jack Kirby
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane / cover reprint (on interior page) / 0.33 page (report information)

Pencils:
Wayne Boring
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Flash / cover reprint (on interior page) / 0.33 page (report information)

Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Frank Giacoia .
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Flash / cover reprint (on interior page) / 0.33 page (report information)

Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Frank Giacoia
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Space Ranger / cover reprint (on interior page) / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Space Ranger / cover reprint (on interior page) / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Adam Strange / cover reprint (on interior page) / 0.25 page (report information)

Pencils:
Gil Kane
Inks:
Frank Giacoia
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Adam Strange / cover reprint (on interior page) / 0.25 page (report information)

Pencils:
Gil Kane
Inks:
Gil Kane
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Rip Hunter...Time Master / cover reprint (on interior page) / 0.25 page (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Rip Hunter...Time Master / cover reprint (on interior page) / 0.25 page (report information)

Pencils:
Mike Sekowsky
Inks:
Joe Giella
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Introduction
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Fireman Farrell
  4. 3. The Story Behind Showcase
  5. 4. The School for Smoke Eaters
    Fireman Farrell
  6. 5. Fire Under the Big Top
    Fireman Farrell
  7. 6. Fourth Alarm
    Fireman Farrell
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    The Flash
  9. 8. Mystery of the Human Thunderbolt!
    The Flash
  10. 9. The Man Who Broke the Time Barrier!
    The Flash
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Challengers of the Unknown
  12. 11. The Secret of the Sorcerer's Box!
    Challengers of the Unknown
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane
  14. 13. The Girl in Superman's Past
    Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane
  15. 14. The New Lois Lane
    Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane
  16. 15. Mrs. Superman
    Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Challengers of the Unknown
  18. 17. The Day the Earth Blew Up
    Challengers of the Unknown
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    The Flash
  20. 19. Around the World in 80 Minutes!
    The Flash
  21. 20. Master of the Elements!
    The Flash
  22. 21. [no title indexed]
    Adam Strange
  23. 22. Secret of the Eternal City!
    Adam Strange
  24. 23. The Planet and the Pendulum
    Adam Strange
  25. 24. [no title indexed]
    Kings of the Wild
  26. 25. [no title indexed]
    Manhunters
  27. 26. [no title indexed]
    Frogmen
  28. 27. [no title indexed]
    Challengers of the Unknown
  29. 28. [no title indexed]
    Challengers of the Unknown
  30. 29. [no title indexed]
    Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane
  31. 30. [no title indexed]
    The Flash
  32. 31. [no title indexed]
    The Flash
  33. 32. [no title indexed]
    Space Ranger
  34. 33. [no title indexed]
    Space Ranger
  35. 34. [no title indexed]
    Adam Strange
  36. 35. [no title indexed]
    Adam Strange
  37. 36. [no title indexed]
    Rip Hunter...Time Master
  38. 37. [no title indexed]
    Rip Hunter...Time Master
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