(1992)

DC, 1992 Series
 
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
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard modern age US
Binding:
softcover
Publishing Format:
collected edition

Issue Notes

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
various
Inks:
various
Colors:
Tom McCraw

Genre:
superhero

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Frogmen / cover reprint (on interior page) / ? pages (report information)

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

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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Jack Kirby
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?

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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Jack Kirby
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?

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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Wayne Boring
Inks:
Stan Kaye
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?

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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Flash / cover reprint (on interior page) / ? pages (report information)

Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Frank Giacoia .
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?

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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Flash / cover reprint (on interior page) / ? pages (report information)

Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Frank Giacoia
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?

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

Pencils:
Bob Brown
Inks:
Bob Brown
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?

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

Pencils:
Bob Brown
Inks:
Bob Brown
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?

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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Gil Kane
Inks:
Frank Giacoia
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?

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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Gil Kane
Inks:
Gil Kane
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?

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

Pencils:
Bob Brown
Inks:
Bob Brown
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?

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

Pencils:
Mike Sekowsky
Inks:
Joe Giella
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?

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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Introduction / text article / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Paul Kupperberg
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
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?

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The Story Behind Showcase (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

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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:
?

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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:
?

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Fourth Alarm (Table of Contents)

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

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

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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Joe Kubert
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?

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Mystery of the Human Thunderbolt (Table of Contents)

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)
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Indexer Notes

First appearance of Barry Allen as the Flash.

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

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)
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[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:
?

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

Challengers of 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.

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

Pencils:
Al Plastino
Inks:
Al Plastino
Colors:
?

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

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.
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The New Lois Lane (Table of Contents)

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.
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Indexer Notes

artist changed from Ruben Moreira by Bob Hughes 3/06

Mrs. Superman (Table of Contents)

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)
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[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:
?

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The Day the Earth Blew Up (Table of Contents)

Challengers of 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)

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

Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Frank Giacoia
Colors:
?

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Around the World in 80 Minutes (Table of Contents)

Flash / comic story / 14 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
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Master of the Elements (Table of Contents)

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.
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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
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?

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Secret of the Eternal City (Table of Contents)

Adam Strange / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner Fox
Pencils:
Mike Sekowsky
Inks:
Bernard Sachs
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Adam Strange (introduction, origin); Rann [planet] (introduction)
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Indexer Notes

origin & 1st appearance Adam Strange

The Planet and the Pendulum (Table of Contents)

Adam Strange / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner Fox
Pencils:
Mike Sekowsky
Inks:
Bernard Sachs
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
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Indexer Notes

logo is Adventures on Other Worlds

Editing

Table of Contents

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