(April-May 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

Creatures from the Past! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
adventure; superhero
Characters:
Challengers of the Unknown [Ace Morgan; Red Ryan; Prof Haley; Rocky Davis]; a centaur
Reprints:
Keywords:
hero team

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

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

The Prisoner of the Tiny Space Ball (Table of Contents)

Challengers of the Unknown / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure; superhero
Characters:
Challengers of the Unknown [Ace Morgan; Rocky Davis; Prof Haley; Red Ryan]; Zanna; Vraba; Benrun; Ak-Selians; Dakyab; Dakyab's gang
Synopsis:
The Challs meet Zanna, former ruler of the planet Ak-Sel. He was overthrown by an insurgent, Dakyah, shrunk, and exiled into space. The Challengers and Zanna fly to Ak-Sel where Zanna’s underground fighters hide in an extinct volcano. When Dakyah’s troops attack, Zanna’s fighters and the Challengers fly to a floating island. The Challengers counter-attack by floating the entire island over the palace and blowing up the main defenses on jet-sleds. Zanna’s army overruns the palace and Dakyah is found before he can escape. With gratitude, the Challengers are flown back to Earth.
Reprints:
Keywords:
hero team

Indexer Notes

Script credit from Bob Hughes.

The Man Who Conquered Time! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Showcase; Rip Hunter... Time Master / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Aloha... Hawaii! (Table of Contents)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; advocacy
Characters:
Senator Hiram L. Fong; Senator Oren E. Long; Rep. Daniel K. Inouye
Synopsis:
A celebration of Brotherhood Week and Hawaii as our 50th state.

Indexer Notes

On the page before page 7 of the previous story sequence.

["Mercury -- The smallest planet in the solar system..."] (Table of Contents)

Solar System Sizes! / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; math & science
Synopsis:
Comparisons between the size of Mercury and Australia, the Moon and Europe, and the Sun against other stars.

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

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

Silent Doom (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
science fiction

["The contents of one of these vials..."] (Table of Contents)

Dr. Floogle / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Dr. Floogle
Synopsis:
Dr. Floogle has mixed up two vials of chemicals.

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

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

The Creatures from the Past (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Dave Wood ?
Pencils:
Bob Brown
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; superhero
Characters:
Challengers of the Unknown [Ace Morgan; Rocky Davis; Prof Haley; Red Ryan]; June Robbins; Dr. Henry; a cyclops; a centaur; a dragon
Synopsis:
When the team joins June's and Dr. Henry's search for the Golden Fleece, Rocky finds the mythical treasure, but feels dizzy. When the Challs spot Rocky wearing the fleece, he runs, and a flame-breathing dragon charges at them, then vanishes. Dr. Henry guesses that Rocky is now able to summon mythical creatures. Hunting for Rocky, the Challs are snagged by a cyclops, but Ace throws a beehive at the monster. Finally, a mermaid -- June in disguise -- lures Rocky to the sea and throws fluid at him which can destroy the power of the fleece. Rocky’s head clears and the mythical creatures fade away.
Reprints:
Keywords:
hero team

Indexer Notes

Script credit from Bob Hughes.

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

Garcelon Stamp Co. / advertisement / 1 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) /

Jowett Institute of Body Building / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Creatures from the Past!
    Challengers of the Unknown
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Honor House Products Corp.
  3. 2. The Prisoner of the Tiny Space Ball
    Challengers of the Unknown
  4. 3. The Man Who Conquered Time!
    Showcase; Rip Hunter... Time Master
  5. 4. Aloha... Hawaii!
  6. 5. ["Mercury -- The smallest planet in the solar system..."]
    Solar System Sizes!
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Wilson Chemical Co.
  8. 7. Silent Doom
  9. 8. ["The contents of one of these vials..."]
    Dr. Floogle
  10. 9. Your Passport to Amazing Adventures!
    Blackhawk; Tales of the Unexpected; My Greatest Adventure
  11. 10. The Creatures from the Past
    Challengers of the Unknown
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Garcelon Stamp Co.
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Stephens Credit Sales
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Jowett Institute of Body Building
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    American Seed Co.
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  • Clayton Emery
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Clayton Emery
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Ramon Schenk