(April-May 1959)

DC, 1958 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1959-02-17
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand
Superman DC National Comics
Editing
Jack Schiff (Editor); Murray Boltinoff (Associate Editor); George Kashdan (Associate Editor)
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Silver Age U.S.
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Correct editor credits, correct story page counts, story synopses, and some additional sequences from Ed Boner. On-sale date from copyright registration.


The Isle of No Return! (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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Honor House Products Corp. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Beasts from Planet 9 (Table of Contents: 2)

Challengers of the Unknown / comic story / 12.67 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Kirby; Ed Herron
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Wally Wood
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Letterese ?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Challengers of the Unknown [Ace Morgan; Professor Haley; Red Ryan; Rocky Davis]; Alien visitors
Synopsis
Alerted by a friend to the discovery of a crashed spaceship, the Challengers investigate and find three alien creatures that had been held captive in that ship. The Challengers see if they have enough borrowed time to get the creatures back in their cages.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

What's Your B.Q.*? (*Brotherhood Quotient) (Table of Contents: 4)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Bernard Baily
Inks
Bernard Baily
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
non-fiction; advocacy
Synopsis
Advocating tolerance for others different than yourself.

Indexer Notes

Published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly.
Later appeared in DC comics cover-dated April 1966.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

The Brave and the Bold; Viking Prince / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Countdown for a Doomed Planet (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

Varsity Vic / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils
Henry Boltinoff
Inks
Henry Boltinoff
Colors
?
Letters
Henry Boltinoff

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh, boy! It's always a great relief to put away the lawn mower...
Genre
humor
Reprints

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

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

The Isle of No Return (Table of Contents: 9)

Challengers of the Unknown / comic story / 11.67 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Kirby; Ed Herron
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Wally Wood
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Letterese ?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Challengers of the Unknown [Ace Morgan; Professor Haley; Red Ryan; Rocky Davis]; June Robbins
Synopsis
After hearing a television report about a burglar with the ability to walk through walls, the Challengers patrol the city with honorary member June Robbins accompanying them. They arrive too late to stop another robbery but pursue the thief, Anton Zammer, to his hideout, an abandoned laboratory owned by the late Prof. Macon, who left behind a number of inventions Zammer intends to use for his own gain. Zammer uses a shrinking ray to capture and cage the Challs, but June escapes the same fate, assisting the team in returning to their normal size and capturing Zammer.
Reprints

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

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

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'd better hurry!
Genre
humor
Reprints

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

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Isle of No Return!
    Challengers of the Unknown
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Honor House Products Corp.
  3. 2. The Beasts from Planet 9
    Challengers of the Unknown
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll
  5. 4. What's Your B.Q.*? (*Brotherhood Quotient)
  6. 5. ["Why does the Viking Prince risk his life..."]
    The Brave and the Bold; Viking Prince
  7. 6. Countdown for a Doomed Planet
  8. 7. ["Oh, boy! It's always a great relief to put away the lawn mower..."]
    Varsity Vic
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Pop
  10. 9. The Isle of No Return
    Challengers of the Unknown
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Fudge
  12. 11. ["I'd better hurry!"]
    Moolah the Mystic
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Garcelon Stamp Co.
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Stephens Credit Sales
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Jowett Institute of Physical Training
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    American Seed Co.
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