(April-May 1958)

DC, 1958 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
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.


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:
?

Genre:
advocacy; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Peter Porkchops

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

["These are men of reckless courage..."] (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Wally Wood ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Challengers of the Unknown
Reprints:

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

["Abdul is the greatest fire eater..."] (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

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.

["I'm glad the British Museum let you go..."] (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

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)

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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