(August-September 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:
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

The Plot to Destroy Earth! (Table of Contents)

Challengers of the Unknown / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Bob Brown
Inks:
Bob Brown ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Challengers of the Unknown [Ace Morgan; Rocky Davis; Professor Haley; Red Ryan]
Reprints:

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

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

The Men Who Lost Their Memories! (Table of Contents: 2)

Challengers of the Unknown / comic story / 9.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Ed Herron ?
Pencils:
Bob Brown
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Challengers of the Unknown [Ace Morgan; Rocky Davis; Professor Haley; Red Ryan]; June Robbins; Martin Ferndale; Higgins; Dekkar and his gang
Synopsis:
When a villain named Dekkar uses a machine to steal the Challengers' memories, June Robbins must show her amnesiac friends how to defeat their foe. Goading them, she makes them recall their mountain climbing, diving, and other skills. Feigning amnesia, the Challengers get into the villains' castle to fight. June inserts the memory disk into the machine, hits reverse, and restores the guys' memories.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Script credit from Bob Hughes.

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

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

Peter Porkchops Gives Tips on Summer Fun! (Table of Contents: 5)

Peter Porkchops / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
Rube Grossman
Inks:
Rube Grossman
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

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

["I think I've got this new atomic gunpowder perfected."] (Table of Contents: 6)

Shorty / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Shorty
Synopsis:
Shorty creates "atomic gunpowder."

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

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

The Plot to Destroy Earth! (Table of Contents: 8)

Challengers of the Unknown / comic story / 13.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Ed Herron ?
Pencils:
Bob Brown
Inks:
Wally Wood ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Challengers of the Unknown [Ace Morgan; Rocky Davis; Professor Haley; Red Ryan]; three alien creatures; three robots.
Synopsis:
The Challengers stumble upon an alien plot to dismantle the Earth. A mole-creature will slice the Earth apart. A sea monster will hold back the seas. A flying creature will trap the air, and pie-shaped slices of Earth will be stolen by a robotic ship! Ace jets to the ship and finds it's on auto-pilot, run by robots for a long-dead race. The Challengers attack the creatures without success, until they inflate huge balloons that simulate the creatures dying. The robots abort the mission as a failure and depart.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Script credit from Bob Hughes.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

Nichols Industries, Inc. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Wilson Chemical Co. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

The Menace of the Rainbow Rays (Table of Contents: 11)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

On the page immediately following the previous sequence.

[Bacteria, Nebula, Gravity] (Table of Contents: 12)

Scientific Word Origins... / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; math & science
Synopsis:
Scientific origins of the words: Bacteria, Nebula and Gravity.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

On the page immediately preceding page 7 of the previous story sequence.

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

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

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

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

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

Flying Jet / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Bill's Vacation Gift from Dad! (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

Junior Sales Club of America / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

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

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Plot to Destroy Earth!
    Challengers of the Unknown
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Jowett Institute of Physical Training
  3. 2. The Men Who Lost Their Memories!
    Challengers of the Unknown
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Stephens Credit Sales
  6. 5. Peter Porkchops Gives Tips on Summer Fun!
    Peter Porkchops
  7. 6. ["I think I've got this new atomic gunpowder perfected."]
    Shorty
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Pop
  9. 8. The Plot to Destroy Earth!
    Challengers of the Unknown
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Nichols Industries, Inc.
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Wilson Chemical Co.
  12. 11. The Menace of the Rainbow Rays
  13. 12. [Bacteria, Nebula, Gravity]
    Scientific Word Origins...
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Palisades Amusement Park
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Fudge
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Flying Jet
  17. 16. Bill's Vacation Gift from Dad!
    Daisy Manufacturing Company
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Junior Sales Club of America
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Manufacturing Company
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Nick Caputo
  • Clayton Emery
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Bob Hughes
  • Clayton Emery
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Clayton Emery
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Mike Nielsen
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