(December 1962-January 1963)

DC, 1958 Series
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Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1962-10-11
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand
Superman DC National Comics
Editing
Murray Boltinoff
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 copyright registration.


War Between the Challenger Teams! (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
Prof Haley; Red Ryan; Ace Morgan; Rocky Davis; fish men; volcano men
Reprints
Keywords
hero team

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

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

Four Roads to Doomsday (Table of Contents: 2)

Challengers of the Unknown / comic story / 13.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure; superhero
Characters
Ace Morgan; Prof Haley; Rocky Davis; Red Ryan; Dr. Wayne Dutro; alien lawmen; Suboko; other alien criminals
Synopsis
Dr. Dutro and the alien Suboko warn the Challengers that an invasion force has placed four machines across the planet to trigger natural disasters and soften Earth up for invasion. The Challengers try to destroy the devices, but can only move them. When they return to Challenger Mountain, they learn that Dr. Dutro was a fake and that Suboko works for the invasion force and that the devices protected the Earth. The Challengers restore the devices to their spots, despite an attack by aliens on camels with ray guns. They use the last device to drive the aliens back until the Space Police arrive.
Reprints
Keywords
hero team

Indexer Notes

Script credit from Martin O'Hearn.

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

From the Inventors' Workbench / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils
Henry Boltinoff
Inks
Henry Boltinoff
Colors
?
Letters
Henry Boltinoff

First Line of Dialogue or Text
That's for you birthday, dear!
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

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

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

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

American Specialty Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

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

Moolah the Mystic / comic story / 0.5 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
Hmm - let's see what's in store for me today!
Genre
humor
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Zenith Company / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Challengers' Mail Chute / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Murray Boltinoff
Pencils
? (illustration)
Inks
? (illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

The War Between the Challenger Teams (Table of Contents: 10)

Challengers of the Unknown / comic story / 10.67 pages (report information)

Script
Ed Herron
Pencils
Bob Brown
Inks
Bob Brown
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; superhero
Characters
Red Ryan; Prof Haley; Ace Morgan; Rocky Davis; Marintels (fish-men); Lavanites (lava-men)
Synopsis
Prof and Rocky are captured by fish-men, the Martinels, and try to protect them from their lava-men enemies, the Lavanites. Meanwhile, Ace and Red dive to find their buddies and encounter the lava-men. Both sides, fighting over old underwater oil pipes, plant explosives to fracture a volcano, unknowingly endangering each other. The charge goes off and the two teams bump into each other and see that they are working at cross-purposes. They insist that since both lava- and fish-races can wipe each other out, they better quit fighting. The two races make peace and the Challengers head for home.
Reprints
Keywords
hero team

Indexer Notes

Script credit from Martin O'Hearn.

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

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

Superman Talks About... "Pennies for UNICEF!" (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
advocacy; superhero

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

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

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

Convoy Terror / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Task Force / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

American Body Building Club / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

Schwinn Hollywood / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. War Between the Challenger Teams!
    Challengers of the Unknown
  2. 1. ["Hi, everybody!"]
  3. 2. Four Roads to Doomsday
    Challengers of the Unknown
  4. 3. ["That's for you birthday, dear!"]
    From the Inventors' Workbench
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    American Specialty Co.
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Fudge
  8. 7. ["Hmm - let's see what's in store for me today!"]
    Moolah the Mystic
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Zenith Company
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Challengers' Mail Chute
  11. 10. The War Between the Challenger Teams
    Challengers of the Unknown
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Pop
  13. 12. Superman Talks About... "Pennies for UNICEF!"
    Superman
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Showcase; Tommy Tomorrow
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Convoy Terror
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Task Force
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    American Body Building Club
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Schwinn Hollywood
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Bob Hughes
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  • Ray Bottorff Jr
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