(February-March 1960)

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 Challenger from Outer Space! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
adventure
Reprints:
Keywords:
hero team

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

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

The Challenger from Outer Space (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Challengers of the Unknown [Ace Morgan; Rocky Davis; Prof Haley; Red Ryan]; S'ntaga; Krandanians; alien giants
Synopsis:
Four-armed alien giants ravage the world of S’Ntaga, but S’Ntaga chases them off and follows them to Earth. The giants blast land, towns, and property on Earth, but the Challs can’t stop them, and Prof is blasted. S’Ntaga arrives and puts Prof into suspended animation and a revitalizing machine. The heroes discover the aliens building a diabolical machine to conquer their home world. S’Ntaga’s weapons don’t work, but Prof returns, revitalized with super-strength. Using Prof as a battering ram, S’Ntaga breaches the force field, plants a hyper-bomb, and blows up the renegades and their machine.
Reprints:
Keywords:
hero team

Indexer Notes

Writer identification from Bob Hughes.

Your Passport to Amazing Adventures! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Tales of the Unexpected; My Greatest Adventure; House of Mystery / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Hi-Power Binoculars / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

150 Civil War Soldiers / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

["Life on Earth may be destroyed some day by a passing comet..."] (Table of Contents)

Science Says You're Wrong If You Believe That... / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

Script:
Mort Drucker
Pencils:
Mort Drucker
Inks:
Mort Drucker
Colors:
?
Letters:
Mort Drucker

Genre:
non-fiction; math & science
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Superboy Says: "It's Fun to Help Others!" (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
advocacy; superhero

The Three Clues to Sorcery (Table of Contents)

Challengers of the Unknown / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Challengers of the Unknown [Ace Morgan; Rocky Davis; Prof Haley; Red Ryan]; June Robbins; Dr. Fenton; Dr. Fenton's two assistants
Synopsis:
Having taken June hostage, Dr. Fenton demands the Challengers find three artifacts: a chest atop a mountain, a bottle beneath the sea, and a ruby from an idol. Red and Ace find the chest, but it looks suspiciously new. Off the coast, Prof finds the bottle. Rocky steals the ruby from an idol. The guys compare stories, then deliver the items to Dr. Fenton. Since June has already picked the lock and escaped, Ace tests a theory, and unscrews the ruby into two halves. It fires tremendous bursts of solar energy. Dr. Fenton shoots at Ace but smashes one half of the ruby, destroying its power.
Reprints:
Keywords:
hero team

Indexer Notes

The Challengers get a new secret hideout, Challenger Mountain. Writer identification from Bob Hughes.

The Phantom on Canvas (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Indexer Notes

Appears after the eighth page of the second story.

["Hamid, the Sultan can't fall asleep nights."] (Table of Contents)

Hamid the Hypnotist / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Appears before the ninth page of the second story.

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

Frontier Cabin / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

100 Toy Soldiers / advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

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

Space Shoes / advertisement / 0.25 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) /

Charles Atlas / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Challenger from Outer Space!
    Challengers of the Unknown
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    The National Sports Council
  3. 2. The Challenger from Outer Space
    Challengers of the Unknown
  4. 3. Your Passport to Amazing Adventures!
    Tales of the Unexpected; My Greatest Adventure; House of Mystery
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Hi-Power Binoculars
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    150 Civil War Soldiers
  7. 6. ["Life on Earth may be destroyed some day by a passing comet..."]
    Science Says You're Wrong If You Believe That...
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
  9. 8. Superboy Says: "It's Fun to Help Others!"
    Superboy
  10. 9. The Three Clues to Sorcery
    Challengers of the Unknown
  11. 10. The Phantom on Canvas
  12. 11. ["Hamid, the Sultan can't fall asleep nights."]
    Hamid the Hypnotist
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Frontier Cabin
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    100 Toy Soldiers
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Space Shoes
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Stephens Credit Sales
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Charles Atlas
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Wilson Chemical Co.
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