(December 1958-January 1959)

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

Riddle of the Star-Stone! (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]; June Robbins; Vreedl
Reprints:

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

Giant Dinosaurs / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Riddle of the Star-Stone, Chapter One (Table of Contents)

Challengers of the Unknown / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Challengers of the Unknown [Ace Morgan; Rocky Davis; Professor Haley; Red Ryan]; June Robbins; Professor Brandon; Vreedl
Synopsis:
Professor Brandon's assistant Vreedl has stolen the Star-Stone, a device created by an ancient sorcerer, and is stealing gems to place in the stone and give himself powers. The first gem makes Vreedl into a flame man and allows him to start a stampede and delay the Challs while he secures a second gem.
Reprints:

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

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Operation Blackhawks! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

["I'm leaving! That statue of Amorrah gives the evil eye to anyone who stares at it..."] (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
Reprints:

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

The National Sports Council / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Chapter Two: The Birdman of Djiizari! (Table of Contents)

Challengers of the Unknown / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Challengers of the Unknown [Ace Morgan; Rocky Davis; Professor Haley; Red Ryan]; June Robbins; Vreedl
Synopsis:
The second gem turns Vreedl into the "Birdman of Djiizari" and with that flying power he escapes the Challs.
Reprints:

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

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

The Singing Sorceress (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Reprints:

["I will now make this rope stand in the air!"] (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 Three: The Challenge of the Super Creature! (Table of Contents)

Challengers of the Unknown / comic story / 8.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Challengers of the Unknown [Ace Morgan; Rocky Davis; Professor Haley; Red Ryan]; June Robbins; Vreedl
Synopsis:
With another gem, Vreedl becomes a fish man and again evades the Challs. Finally, with the fourth gem, Vreedl becomes invincible until Ace points out that anyone could become like him through possession of the stone, so Vreedl destroys it, transforming himself back into an ordinary man.
Reprints:

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

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

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

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

Daisy Manufacturing Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Wilson Chemical Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Daisy Air Rifles / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Riddle of the Star-Stone!
    Challengers of the Unknown
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Giant Dinosaurs
  3. 2. The Riddle of the Star-Stone, Chapter One
    Challengers of the Unknown
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll
  5. 4. Operation Blackhawks!
    Blackhawk
  6. 5. ["I'm leaving! That statue of Amorrah gives the evil eye to anyone who stares at it..."]
    Peter Puptent Explorer
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    The National Sports Council
  8. 7. Chapter Two: The Birdman of Djiizari!
    Challengers of the Unknown
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Pop
  10. 9. The Singing Sorceress
  11. 10. ["I will now make this rope stand in the air!"]
    Moolah the Mystic
  12. 11. Chapter Three: The Challenge of the Super Creature!
    Challengers of the Unknown
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Stephens Credit Sales
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Manufacturing Company
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Wilson Chemical Co.
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Air Rifles
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