(October-November 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 Wizard of Time! (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; Rocky Davis; Professor Haley; Red Ryan]; Darius Tiko
Reprints:

Draw Me! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Art Instruction, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Wizard of Time, Chapter 1 (Table of Contents)

Challengers of the Unknown / comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Challengers of the Unknown [Ace Morgan; Rocky Davis; Professor Haley; Red Ryan]; Professor Harlan Fuller; Darius Tiko
Synopsis:
When a group of men dressed as ancient Greek soldiers attempts to steal a plane, one is captured. The Challengers are brought in to investigate and find that the captured soldier only wishes to return to the "Island of the Wizard." The soldier leads the Challs to this island where they meet Darius Tiko, who experiments with time travel. Confronted, the scientist disappears in a time cube but the Challs and the soldier follow in another cube, to track down Tiko and recover his stolen technology.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Wood inks per Nick Caputo. Previous indexer credited Marvin Stein. Per Stein's conversations with Greg Theakston, he did not ink any Challengers stories.

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

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Do You Know the Legend of Superman? (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Superman / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

["I've noticed you on your flying carpet, Moolah!"] (Table of Contents)

Moolah the Mystic / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Chapter II: The Men Who Rode Across the Sun (Table of Contents)

Challengers of the Unknown / comic story / 4.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Challengers of the Unknown [Ace Morgan; Rocky Davis; Professor Haley; Red Ryan]; an oracle
Synopsis:
Having split up, Ace and Rocky are looking for Tiko and his stolen technology in ancient Greece where they are accused by an oracle of being messengers of ill omen. They run from the Greeks, find Tiko's stolen plane, and crash it near where they hope Prof and Red will return with their time cube.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Wood inks per Nick Caputo. Previous indexer credited Marvin Stein. Per Stein's conversations with Greg Theakston, he did not ink any Challengers stories.

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

Tootsie Roll Pop / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Lost -- A Free Education! (Table of Contents)

Binky / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
Win Mortimer
Inks:
Win Mortimer
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
advocacy; teen

Chapter III: The Sorcerer's Sect (Table of Contents)

Challengers of the Unknown / comic story / 6.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Challengers of the Unknown [Ace Morgan; Rocky Davis; Professor Haley; Red Ryan]; Rhamis
Synopsis:
In Egypt, Prof and Red destroy Tiko's stolen telescope, reunite with Rocky and Ace, and head to the 15th century to find Nostradamus and Tiko, but Tiko has already met the seer and gone.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The splash page is very reminiscent of a panel in Fantastic Four #19 with Rama-Tut.

Wood inks per Nick Caputo. Previous indexer credited Marvin Stein. Per Stein's conversations with Greg Theakston, he did not ink any Challengers stories.

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

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Cosmic Time Bomb (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure; science fiction
Characters:
Mark Cranston
Reprints:

["Come, I will show you around our planet, Dr. Rocket!"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; science fiction

Chapter IV: The Mechanical Judge (Table of Contents)

Challengers of the Unknown / comic story / 6.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Challengers of the Unknown [Ace Morgan; Rocky Davis; Professor Haley; Red Ryan]; Darius Tiko; The United Earth Police
Synopsis:
The Challs find Tiko in the future, but all are arrested and submitted to the judgment of a machine, which dismisses all charges and sends them back to their own time (in one cube) for Tiko to face justice.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The fate of the second time cube is revealed in Adventures of Superman #508.

Wood inks per Nick Caputo. Previous indexer credited Marvin Stein. Per Stein's conversations with Greg Theakston, he did not ink any Challengers stories.

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

Palisades Amusement Park / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Giant Dinosaurs / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Hey Skinny! ...Yer Ribs Are Showing! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Charles Atlas / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Midwest Card Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Wizard of Time!
    Challengers of the Unknown
  2. 1. Draw Me!
    Art Instruction, Inc.
  3. 2. The Wizard of Time, Chapter 1
    Challengers of the Unknown
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll
  5. 4. Do You Know the Legend of Superman?
    Superman
  6. 5. ["I've noticed you on your flying carpet, Moolah!"]
    Moolah the Mystic
  7. 6. Chapter II: The Men Who Rode Across the Sun
    Challengers of the Unknown
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Pop
  9. 8. Lost -- A Free Education!
    Binky
  10. 9. Chapter III: The Sorcerer's Sect
    Challengers of the Unknown
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll
  12. 11. Cosmic Time Bomb
  13. 12. ["Come, I will show you around our planet, Dr. Rocket!"]
    Doctor Rocket
  14. 13. Chapter IV: The Mechanical Judge
    Challengers of the Unknown
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Palisades Amusement Park
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Giant Dinosaurs
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Stephens Credit Sales
  18. 17. Hey Skinny! ...Yer Ribs Are Showing!
    Charles Atlas
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Midwest Card Company
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Clayton Emery
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