(September 1997)

DC, 1997 Series
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36
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DC [bullet]
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Editing:
Jenette Kahn (editor-in-chief); Mike Carlin (executive editor); Dan Thorsland [as Torslund]; Alisande Morales [as Kali] (assistant editor)
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Modern Age US
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Last Days - Part Two of Three (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Paul Leon (signed)
Inks:
Shawn Martinbrough (signed)
Colors:
Matt Hollingsworth
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Challengers of the Unknown [Prof Haley; June Robbins; Red Ryan; Ace Morgan]

Last Days - Part Two: Beginnings and Endings (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Steven Grant
Pencils:
John Paul Leon; Mike Collins
Inks:
Shawn Martinbrough; Dave Roach
Colors:
Matt Hollingsworth
Letters:
Ken Lopez

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Challengers of the Unknown [Prof Haley; June Robbins; Red Ryan; Ace Morgan; Rocky Davis]; New Challengers of the Unknown [Marlon Corbet]; Dr Carcosa; Saxon; mercenaries; aliens (flashback)
Synopsis:
Continuing... In the Mojave Desert, Rocky, the original Challengers, and Marlon duck mercenaries. (Kenn, Clay, and Brenda are dematerialized in their convertible.) They recount the origins of their respective teams: both saw a tremendous light, both planes crashed, both saw a second light as if from Heaven. June and Prof remember differently: they weren't killed in the explosion of Challenger Mountain, but transported to an alien planet. They lived there until suddenly zapped into Dr. Carcosa's lab here. They escaped, signalled their friends, met in the desert, and were winked out again (dematerialized) - for five years! Now they're back and need to scotch Carcosa. They infiltrate the base, pass Tesla generators, and are ambushed by soldiers. Saxon the Anti-Challenger steps out and guns down the mercs. NOW they can reduce the base to rubble... Continued.

Indexer Notes

The explanation is spread out, but basically Dr. Carcosa has been experimenting for years to use Tesla generators as a military weapon to dematerialize planes and people. He made many planes wink out and both Challenger teams' jets crash. People and vehicles can be suspended in limbo for YEARS and brought back in an instant, with no time passing for them. That's where the original Challs have been! What the SECOND weird light means is still a mystery. Note this explanation alters/augments the Loeb/Sale account, and introduces new elements such as the strange lights.

Challengers of the Unknown (Table of Contents)

letters page / 2 pages (report information)

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Letters:
Typeset
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Last Days - Part Two of Three
    Challengers of the Unknown
  2. 1. Last Days - Part Two: Beginnings and Endings
    Challengers of the Unknown
  3. 2. Challengers of the Unknown
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