(October-November 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 Incredible Metal Creature! (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]; two aliens
Reprints:

Test Your Talent! (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Art Instruction, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Incredible Metal Creature (Table of Contents: 2)

Challengers of the Unknown / comic story / 11.67 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]; Thark (alien policeman); Albom (villain, human); Halanka (villain, alien)
Synopsis:
Pursuing a criminal, the Challengers find he's partnered with a metallic fugitive from another world. Halanka, the metal alien, pulls their Jeep with magnetism and melts it with heat. Two Challengers rescue an interplanetary lawman, Thark, who comes to their aid. Using Thark's force-field gun, the Challengers get close enough to "bowl" Halanka over.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Script credit from Bob Hughes.

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

Showcase; Sea Devils / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

Just Imagine! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Justice League of America / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

["Now to rub this magic lamp..."] (Table of Contents: 5)

The Magic Genie / 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; fantasy-supernatural

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Frontier Cabin / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

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

Prisoners of the Mirage World (Table of Contents: 8)

Challengers of the Unknown / comic story / 12.67 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; Sir Manson; Melissa; other inhabitants of the Mirage World; Sir Rodfold
Synopsis:
Having crashed in the desert, a dazed June Robbins staggers into a medieval world within a mirage. The Challengers follow to rescue her before the mirage disappears. Captured by knights, the Challengers issue a challenge - a duel with chariots. Despite Sir Rodfold's treachery, the Challengers win, snatch June, and dive out of the city just before it vanishes forever.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Script credit from Bob Hughes.

Flight Into Fear (Table of Contents: 9)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
science fiction

Indexer Notes

On the page immediately following page 6 of the previous story sequence.

Strange Fears! (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Morris Waldinger
Inks:
Morris Waldinger
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

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

Garcelon Stamp Co. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

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

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

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

How Are Your Shopping Manners? (Table of Contents: 14)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
advocacy

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

Charles Atlas / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

Midwest Card Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Incredible Metal Creature!
    Challengers of the Unknown
  2. 1. Test Your Talent!
    Art Instruction, Inc.
  3. 2. The Incredible Metal Creature
    Challengers of the Unknown
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Showcase; Sea Devils
  5. 4. Just Imagine!
    Justice League of America
  6. 5. ["Now to rub this magic lamp..."]
    The Magic Genie
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Frontier Cabin
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Hi-Power Binoculars
  9. 8. Prisoners of the Mirage World
    Challengers of the Unknown
  10. 9. Flight Into Fear
  11. 10. Strange Fears!
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Garcelon Stamp Co.
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Palisades Amusement Park
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Stephens Credit Sales
  15. 14. How Are Your Shopping Manners?
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Charles Atlas
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Midwest Card Company
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Nick Caputo
  • Clayton Emery
  • Bob Hughes
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Dwayne Best
  • Peter Croome
  • Chris Boyko
  • Clayton Emery
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Clayton Emery
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Ramon Schenk