(December 1960-January 1961)

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

Secret of the Space Capsules! (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; Rocky Davis; Prof Haley; Red Ryan]; Zod (a space monster)
Reprints:
Keywords:
hero team

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

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

The Genie Who Feared June (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script:
George Kashdan?
Pencils:
Bob Brown
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; superhero
Characters:
Challengers of the Unknown [Ace Morgan; Rocky Davis; Prof Haley; Red Ryan]; June Robbins; Malvolio; Malvolio's henchmen; Ahmed (a genie)
Synopsis:
While out with Ace, June is eyeing some opals when a genie bursts out of a bank. They and the rest of the team follow the genie to the magician Malvolio. Malvolio uses a ram's horn to summon the genie Ahmed to blow away the Challengers. June raises a hand and utters "magic words" to send Ahmed and Malvolio fleeing. The Challs pursue them to a factory where Ace tries June's trick to no effect. When June arrives, however, the genie flees. Finally, at an old mine, the Challs find Malvolio and his men again and this time Ace uses opal to combat Malvolio's black magic and smash the genie's horn.
Reprints:
Keywords:
hero team

Indexer Notes

Script credit from Bob Hughes.

["The next giant Superman annual..."] (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

Children of Tomorrow! (Table of Contents: 4)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; advocacy
Synopsis:
Article relates how sub-standard conditions affect children in the world and quotes the "UN Declaration of the Rights of a Child."

Indexer Notes

On the page immediately preceding page 9 of the previous story sequence.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Blackhawk / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

["From Phoebe, the outermost satellite of Saturn..."] (Table of Contents: 6)

Satellite Statistics! / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; math & science
Synopsis:
Artist rendition of the view from Saturn's moon Phoebe and Jupiter's moon Io.
Reprints:

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

Zenith Company / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Mask of the Enemy (Table of Contents: 8)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
Typeset

["We should land on the moon shortly!"] (Table of Contents: 9)

Doctor Rocket / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Doctor Rocket
Synopsis:
Doctor Rocket and his friend play golf on the moon.

The Secret of the Space Capsules (Table of Contents: 10)

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

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

Genre:
adventure; superhero
Characters:
Ace Morgan; Rocky Davis; Prof Haley; Red Ryan; Zod, a space beast; two alien scientists
Synopsis:
A Navy destroyer releases four capsules. From one emerges a creature with vine-like appendages, snaring the ship. The Challs respond, with Prof spearing the heart of the creature. Tracking the other capsules, the Challs spot a drill-nosed monster, but it burrows away. Two aliens come from the third capsule and explain that they came to Earth during the last ice age and that they need the ollygen in the fourth capsule to survive. Red retrieves the capsule and sends off the aliens in their spaceship, but leaving the drill-nose monster behind! The aliens snatch it, however, before zooming away.
Reprints:
Keywords:
hero team

Indexer Notes

Script credit from Bob Hughes.

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

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

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

Padell Book Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

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

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

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Secret of the Space Capsules!
    Challengers of the Unknown
  2. 1. Test Your Talent
    Art Instruction, Inc.
  3. 2. The Genie Who Feared June
    Challengers of the Unknown
  4. 3. ["The next giant Superman annual..."]
    Giant Superman
  5. 4. Children of Tomorrow!
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Blackhawk
  7. 6. ["From Phoebe, the outermost satellite of Saturn..."]
    Satellite Statistics!
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Zenith Company
  9. 8. Mask of the Enemy
  10. 9. ["We should land on the moon shortly!"]
    Doctor Rocket
  11. 10. The Secret of the Space Capsules
    Challengers of the Unknown
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Stephens Credit Sales
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Padell Book Co.
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Jowett Institute of Physical Training
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Wilson Chemical Co.
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
  • Clayton Emery
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Clayton Emery
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Ramon Schenk