(August-September 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 Lady Giant and the Beast! (Table of Contents)

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

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

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

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

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

The Return of Multi-Man (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]; Duncan Pramble [Multi-Man]; Gurk; prison guards; Central American natives
Synopsis:
Multi-Man survives an explosion which gives him super-strength. He escapes prison and meets with Gurk, who wants Multi-Man to help him collect parts of a statue. After Multi-Man steals a part of the statue, the Challs follow him to Central America where Gurk and Multi-Man have gone for the last piece of the statue. The Challs revert Pramble to his normal form, as Gurk uses the statue to unlock a lost tribal treasure. Escaping, Pramble is speared by natives and emerges as a super-genius in a frail body with a giant head. But the natives help capture Gurk and Multi-Man and reclaim the treasure.
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Indexer Notes

Script credit from Bob Hughes.

["This famous symbol is your guarantee..."] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Batman; World's Finest Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

["Wait till they see my steel robot that talks!"] (Table of Contents)

Dr. Floogle / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Superman says... "Lend a Friendly Hand!" (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Curt Swan ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
advocacy; superhero
Characters:
Superman
Synopsis:
Superman advises two boys to welcome war refugees like Sandor. Commemorates the United Nations World Refugee Year.

Presenting the Greatest Superman Stories Ever Told! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Strategy for Survival (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure
Synopsis:
Two deep-sea scientists in a bathysphere are attacked by a giant octopus.
Reprints:

The Lady Giant and the Beast (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Dave Wood ?
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; citizens; a microbe beast
Synopsis:
Alone in Challenger Mountain, June experiments on space spores brought to Earth by a balloon. They explode and she blacks out. The Challs return to find June is giant-sized and hostile, trying to crush them, but she passes out. Another menace is a huge red dragon-beast menacing a local town. June revives, sensible again, and grapples the monster. The beast avoided crossing a stream, so the Challs commandeer a fire truck and hose it. The beast shrinks to nothingness. It was actually a microbe monster!
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Indexer Notes

Script credit from Bob Hughes.

The story may have been inspired by the 1958 science-fiction film Attack of the 50 Ft. Woman.

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

Palisades Amusement Park / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

["If our sun were replaced by the nearest star..."] (Table of Contents)

Mysteries in Space / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; math & science
Reprints:

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

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

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

Frontier Cabin / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

150 Civil War Soldiers / advertisement / 0.5 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) /

American Youth Sales Club / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Lady Giant and the Beast!
    Challengers of the Unknown
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Jowett Institute of Physical Training
  3. 2. The Return of Multi-Man
    Challengers of the Unknown
  4. 3. ["This famous symbol is your guarantee..."]
    Batman; World's Finest Comics
  5. 4. ["Wait till they see my steel robot that talks!"]
    Dr. Floogle
  6. 5. Superman says... "Lend a Friendly Hand!"
    Superman
  7. 6. Presenting the Greatest Superman Stories Ever Told!
    Superman
  8. 7. Strategy for Survival
  9. 8. The Lady Giant and the Beast
    Challengers of the Unknown
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Palisades Amusement Park
  11. 10. ["If our sun were replaced by the nearest star..."]
    Mysteries in Space
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Stephens Credit Sales
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Frontier Cabin
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    150 Civil War Soldiers
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Wilson Chemical Co.
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    American Youth Sales Club
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