(June-July 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

The Monster Maker! (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.

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

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

The Traitorous Challenger (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Dave Wood ?; Jack Kirby ? (see notes)
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); Digger Bill; An atomic beast
Synopsis:
A prospector uncovers a monster, an indestructible one-eyed walking box that tramples villages. The Challengers's weapons don't make a dent. And June mysteriously sabotages their efforts! Prof finally guesses the monster's one eye is solar-powered. Pursued until sunset, the monster expires. June had run a computer program that predicted the Challengers would die, hence her sabotage. But her efforts changed the equation, so she saved the day!
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. Possible Kirby script revisions per Mark Evanier and Nick Caputo.

Glad to See You! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Sgt. Bilko's Pvt. Doberman / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

["You don't have to know how to fly an airplane..."] (Table of Contents)

Block Busters / activity / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Reprints:

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

Palisades Amusement Park / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

["It's hot in this desert sun..."] (Table of Contents)

Peter Puptent Explorer / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

The Day Earth Was Stolen (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

The Monster Maker (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Dave Wood ?; Jack Kirby ? (see notes)
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]; Dr. Hascomb; Roc
Synopsis:
The Challengers pursue Roc, a would-be conqueror. Using "mind over matter," Roc runs them off by mentally conjuring a giant ape and missile. Fighting fire with fire, the scientist who created the mind-over-matter machine gives Ace similar powers. They battle with a conjured dragon, knight, giant vacuum cleaner, mirrors, and more. Finally Ace uses spinning circles to hypnotize and capture Roc.
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. Possible Kirby script revisions per Mark Evanier and Nick Caputo.

Henry Villard (Table of Contents)

Headline Heroes / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Alex Toth
Inks:
Alex Toth
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction; biography
Reprints:

Nature's Prize Pupil! (Table of Contents)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
Bob Brown
Inks:
Bob Brown
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
advocacy

["This looks like a strange planet!"] (Table of Contents)

Doctor Rocket / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
5579

Genre:
humor; science fiction

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

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

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

Joe Weider / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

100 Toy Soldiers / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Monster Maker!
    Challengers of the Unknown
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Littleton Stamp Co.
  3. 2. The Traitorous Challenger
    Challengers of the Unknown
  4. 3. Glad to See You!
    Sgt. Bilko's Pvt. Doberman
  5. 4. ["You don't have to know how to fly an airplane..."]
    Block Busters
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Palisades Amusement Park
  7. 6. ["It's hot in this desert sun..."]
    Peter Puptent Explorer
  8. 7. The Day Earth Was Stolen
  9. 8. The Monster Maker
    Challengers of the Unknown
  10. 9. Henry Villard
    Headline Heroes
  11. 10. Nature's Prize Pupil!
  12. 11. ["This looks like a strange planet!"]
    Doctor Rocket
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Stephens Credit Sales
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Joe Weider
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    100 Toy Soldiers
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Nick Caputo
  • Clayton Emery
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Jay Flash
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Dwayne Best
  • Clayton Emery
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  • Clayton Emery
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Ramon Schenk