(April-May 1958)

DC, 1958 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1958-02-11
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand
Superman DC National Comics
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited); Jack Schiff (actual)
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Silver Age U.S.
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Like many DC first issues, there is no number on the cover.

On-sale date from copyright registration.

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

The Human Pets! (Table of Contents)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Jack Kirby
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
adventure
Characters
Challengers of the Unknown [Ace Morgan; Professor Haley; Red Ryan; Rocky Davis]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inks credit from Bob Hughes. We previously credited Marvin Stein.

The Secret of the Happy Pig! (Table of Contents: 1)

Peter Porkchops / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Otto Feuer
Inks
Otto Feuer
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
advocacy; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Peter Porkchops

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

Challengers of the Unknown / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Marvin Stein ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
These are men of reckless courage...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Challengers of the Unknown
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Possible Stein inks per Nick Caputo. Previous indexer credited Wally Wood.

The Man Who Tampered with Infinity (Table of Contents: 3)

Challengers of the Unknown / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Kirby
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Marvin Stein ?
Colors
?
Letters
Pat Gordon ?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Challengers of the Unknown [Ace Morgan; Professor Haley; Red Ryan; Rocky Davis]; June Robbins (called June Walker); Olan Tagorian
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Possible Stein inks per Mark Evanier and Nick Caputo after studying his concurrent work. In conversations with Greg Theakston, Stein said he did not ink any Challengers stories but it's possible he had forgotten. Previous indexers credited Jack and Roz Kirby on inks.

Magic Magnifier Helps Betty & Jim Solve Big "Jewel Mystery!" (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Wilson Chemical Co. / advertisement / 2 pages (report information)

Danger: Space Ship Landing (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

Abdul the Fire Eater / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
5555
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Abdul is the greatest fire eater...
Genre
humor

The Human Pets (Table of Contents: 7)

Challengers of the Unknown / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Kirby
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Marvin Stein ?
Colors
?
Letters
Pat Gordon ?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Challengers of the Unknown [Ace Morgan; Professor Haley; Red Ryan; Rocky Davis]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Possible Stein inks per Mark Evanier and Nick Caputo after studying his concurrent work. In conversations with Greg Theakston, Stein said he did not ink any Challengers stories but it's possible he had forgotten. Previous indexers credited Jack and Roz Kirby on inks.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

Professor Eureka / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
5565
First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm glad the British Museum let you go...
Genre
humor

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

Garcelon Stamp Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Stephens Credit Sales / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Jowett Institute of Physical Training / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

American Seed Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Human Pets!
    Challengers of the Unknown
  2. 1. The Secret of the Happy Pig!
    Peter Porkchops
  3. 2. ["These are men of reckless courage..."]
    Challengers of the Unknown
  4. 3. The Man Who Tampered with Infinity
    Challengers of the Unknown
  5. 4. Magic Magnifier Helps Betty & Jim Solve Big "Jewel Mystery!"
    Wilson Chemical Co.
  6. 5. Danger: Space Ship Landing
  7. 6. ["Abdul is the greatest fire eater..."]
    Abdul the Fire Eater
  8. 7. The Human Pets
    Challengers of the Unknown
  9. 8. ["I'm glad the British Museum let you go..."]
    Professor Eureka
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Garcelon Stamp Co.
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Stephens Credit Sales
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Jowett Institute of Physical Training
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    American Seed Co.
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Clayton Emery
  • Nick Caputo
  • Bob Klein
  • Bob Hughes
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Jay Flash
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Dwayne Best
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Clayton Emery
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Ramon Schenk