(December 1961-January 1962)

DC, 1958 Series
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Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
Bi-Monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Periodical 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 Island in the Sky! (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
Reprints:

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

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

Death Guarded the Doom Box (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script:
Arnold Drake ?
Pencils:
Bob Brown
Inks:
Bob Brown
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; superhero
Characters:
Challengers of the Unknown [Ace Morgan; Rocky Davis; Prof Haley; Red Ryan]; Burt Langdon; Langdon's gang
Synopsis:
Burt Langdon has stolen the Horn of Herix from a museum. The Challengers track Langdon to a valley where a Doom Box, a legendary weapon, is hidden. Weird boobytraps slow the Challs: an alligator, a tree-turned-elevator, and giant robot Romans. They find the horn discarded, then the Doom Box guarded by a flames and a two-headed dragon! Ace blows the horn and a ray from the box drives back the dragon and flames. Langdon’s gang attacks, grabs the box, and runs. Ace blows the horn again, and the box explodes, because the horn was made to destroy the box if it were moved from its ring of flames.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Script credit from Bob Hughes.

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

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Re-Live the Adventures of Superman When He Was a Boy! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

People Are People! (Table of Contents: 5)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
advocacy

[Amoeba, Robot, Fossil] (Table of Contents: 6)

Scientific Word Origins / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Reprints:

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

207 Stamps / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

The Island in the Sky (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script:
Arnold Drake ?
Pencils:
Bob Brown
Inks:
Bob Brown
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; superhero
Characters:
Challengers of the Unknown [Ace Morgan; Rocky Davis; Prof Haley; Red Ryan]; June Robbins; Dr. Kue (alien scientist); Dr. Greeg (alien scientist); Zog (alien criminal); Zog's gang (alien criminals)
Synopsis:
June calls in the Challs when objects vanish from a rooftop restaurant. They find that aliens are trapping people in cylinders below a mysterious cloud. While Ace and Red discover a flying platform within the cloud controlled by alien criminals, Rocky and Prof battle a giant metal insect. Two aliens destroy the insect and explain that they’re scientists who commanded the platform until criminals seized it. With the aliens' help Rocky and Prof go to the platform, reunite with Ace and Red, and brawl with the criminals. The good aliens trap everyone, then release the Challs before heading home.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Script credit from Bob Hughes.

The Amazing Predictions of Mlle. Lenormard (Table of Contents: 9)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

On the page immediately following page 8 of the previous story sequence.

["It's all finished!"] (Table of Contents: 10)

Doctor Rocket / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; science fiction
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

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

Tootsie Roll Fudge / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Tootsie Roll Ice Cream Bar / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

100 Toy Soldiers / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Norton Products / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

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

Daisy Manufacturing Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Island in the Sky!
    Challengers of the Unknown
  2. 1. Test Your Talent!
    Art Instruction, Inc.
  3. 2. Death Guarded the Doom Box
    Challengers of the Unknown
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll
  5. 4. Re-Live the Adventures of Superman When He Was a Boy!
    Superboy
  6. 5. People Are People!
  7. 6. [Amoeba, Robot, Fossil]
    Scientific Word Origins
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    207 Stamps
  9. 8. The Island in the Sky
    Challengers of the Unknown
  10. 9. The Amazing Predictions of Mlle. Lenormard
  11. 10. ["It's all finished!"]
    Doctor Rocket
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Fudge
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Ice Cream Bar
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    100 Toy Soldiers
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Norton Products
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Jowett Institute of Physical Training
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Manufacturing Company
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Nick Caputo
  • Clayton Emery
  • Bob Hughes
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Dwayne Best
  • Per Sandell
  • Chris Boyko
  • Clayton Emery
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Clayton Emery
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Ramon Schenk