(February-March 1961)

DC, 1958 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1960-12-13
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; Murray Boltinoff (associate); George Kashdan (associate)
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Silver Age U.S.
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

On-sale date from ad in House of Mystery #107 and copyright registration.


The Doomed World of Tomorrow! (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
Ace Morgan; Rocky Davis; Prof Haley; Red Ryan; Dr. Oren Gough; a Cosmic Creature
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

The Menace of Mystery Island (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Dave Wood ?
Pencils
Bob Brown
Inks
Bob Brown
Colors
?
Letters
Stan Starkman

Genre
adventure; superhero
Characters
Challengers of the Unknown [Ace Morgan; Rocky Davis; Prof Haley; Red Ryan]; June Robbins; Cosmo (intro); crooks
Synopsis
On a Caribbean island June has inherited, the Challengers rescue an alien creature and name it Cosmo. An active volcano on the island splits the team. When Prof and Red are almost killed, they find that the volcano is man-made and are trapped by a steel cage. Meanwhile, Ace, Rocky, and June are snared in a steel net. Cosmo chews through the steel and projects eye-beams that disintegrate foliage as they hunt for Prof and Red, who had been captured by thugs. Cosmo's paws project force-beams to disarm the thugs -- who had been using the island as a weapons depot -- so the Challs can subdue them.
Reprints
Keywords
hero team

Indexer Notes

Script credit from Bob Hughes.

Your Passport to Amazing Adventures! (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

Professor Eureka / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Professor Eureka, I think I saw a creature from another planet through my window!
Genre
humor

Just Imagine! (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

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

Flight without End (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure

The Doomed World of Tomorrow (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
Arnold Drake ?
Pencils
Bob Brown
Inks
Bob Brown
Colors
?
Letters
Stan Starkman

Genre
adventure
Characters
Challengers of the Unknown [Ace Morgan; Rocky Davis; Prof Haley; Red Ryan]; Dr. Oren Gough; Lenroy; three comrades; four Cosmic Creatures
Synopsis
The Challengers are transported by Dr. Oren Gough to the future where the Cosmic Creatures are attacking. Gough explains that the people of Earth will be evacuated, then a volti-ray used to wipe out the creatures. The Challengers volunteer to give their lives by manning the ray, but a man named Lenroy and his friends are also given the privilege. That night, the Challs discover that Lenroy -- who has secretly made the ray harmless to humans -- actually plans to use this opportunity to take over Earth. The Challs fire the volti-rays to destroy the creatures, subdue Lenroy, and return home.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Script credit from Bob Hughes.

Our American Heritage (Table of Contents: 8)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction; advocacy

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

Robbie the Robot / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
Irwin Hasen
Pencils
Irwin Hasen
Inks
Irwin Hasen
Colors
?
Letters
Irwin Hasen

First Line of Dialogue or Text
C'mon, Robbie, I see two seats!
Genre
humor; science fiction
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

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

204 Revolutionary War Soldiers / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Frontier Cabin / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

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

You Asked for It! (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Showcase; Aquaman / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Doomed World of Tomorrow!
    Challengers of the Unknown
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    The National Sports Council
  3. 2. The Menace of Mystery Island
    Challengers of the Unknown
  4. 3. Your Passport to Amazing Adventures!
    House of Secrets; My Greatest Adventure; House of Mystery
  5. 4. ["Professor Eureka, I think I saw a creature from another planet through my window!"]
    Professor Eureka
  6. 5. Just Imagine!
    Justice League of America
  7. 6. Flight without End
  8. 7. The Doomed World of Tomorrow
    Challengers of the Unknown
  9. 8. Our American Heritage
  10. 9. ["C'mon, Robbie, I see two seats!"]
    Robbie the Robot
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    204 Revolutionary War Soldiers
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Frontier Cabin
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Stephens Credit Sales
  15. 14. You Asked for It!
    Showcase; Aquaman
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Wilson Chemical Co.
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Clayton Emery
  • Bob Hughes
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
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  • Gene Reed
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