(June-July 1963)

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:
Murray Boltinoff
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Silver Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

One Challenger Must Die! (Table of Contents)

Challengers of the Unknown / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Bob Brown
Inks:
Bob Brown
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; superhero
Characters:
Ace Morgan; Red Ryan; Prof Haley; Rocky Davis; a Volcano Man
Reprints:
Keywords:
hero team

Not Wanted: High School Dropouts! (Table of Contents)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks:
Sheldon Moldoff
Letters:
?

Genre:
advocacy

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

One Challenger Must Die! (Table of Contents)

Challengers of the Unknown / comic story / 9.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure; superhero
Characters:
Ace Morgan; Rocky Davis; Prof Haley; Red Ryan; Volcano Man
Synopsis:
The Challengers debate how to deal with two re-emerging volcano-men. Prof wants to use carbon dioxide foam; Ace wants to use liquid oxygen. The team splits up to pursue their own methods on the two volcano-men. Their separate attacks fail, and after the two combine volcano-men, the boys stop Rocky from making a suicidal rush. Finally they all work together. Smothered with both carbon dioxide and liquid oxygen, the Volcano Man crumbles to ash. The Challengers agree to work together from now on.
Reprints:
Keywords:
hero team

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

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

The Swing Is to DC! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

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

Palisades Amusement Park / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

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

Cosmo Turns Traitor (Table of Contents)

Challengers of the Unknown / comic story / 14.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Ace Morgan; Rocky Davis; Prof Haley; Red Ryan; Cosmo [J'Suna]; D'Jann; Mastermind; Mastermind's gang
Synopsis:
Mastermind convinces the alien D'Jann to let him use his "substance converter" against the Challengers, after convincing D'Jann that the Challs are criminals. Mastermind changes the Challengers into a flame-man, a cloud-man, a wind-man, and a two-dimensional man. Working together the Challengers flatten Mastermind's gang, despite Cosmo acting oddly, because he is actually D'Jann's pet J'Suna. Realizing Mastermind is the true villain, D'Jann grabs back the converter and stops the criminals. D'Jann decides Cosmo's powers are more valuable on Earth and leaves him behind when he returns home.
Reprints:
Keywords:
hero team

Indexer Notes

Script credit from Bob Hughes.

Despite remaining on Earth, Cosmo is never seen or mentioned again.

["Whew! This heat is awful!"] (Table of Contents)

Peter Puptent Explorer / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

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

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

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

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

Grit Publishing Co. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Littleton Coin Co. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Indexer Notes

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

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

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

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

Missile Attack / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

147 Famous Automobiles / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

["Hi! Boys and girls, here is your big chance..."] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

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

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

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. One Challenger Must Die!
    Challengers of the Unknown
  2. 1. Not Wanted: High School Dropouts!
  3. 2. One Challenger Must Die!
    Challengers of the Unknown
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll
  5. 4. The Swing Is to DC!
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Palisades Amusement Park
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Garcelon Stamp Co.
  8. 7. Cosmo Turns Traitor
    Challengers of the Unknown
  9. 8. ["Whew! This heat is awful!"]
    Peter Puptent Explorer
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Fudge
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Grit Publishing Co.
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Littleton Coin Co.
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Challengers' Mail Chute
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Pop
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Missile Attack
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    147 Famous Automobiles
  17. 16. ["Hi! Boys and girls, here is your big chance..."]
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    100 Toy Soldiers
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