(December 1963-January 1964)

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

War Against the Moon-Beast! (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; the Moon Beast
Reprints:
Keywords:
hero team

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

Honor House Prod. Corp. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

War Against the Moon Beast (Table of Contents)

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]; aliens (in flashback); Dr. Lloyd Warner; the Moon-Beast
Synopsis:
A scientist's laser shot at the Moon unleashes a "moon beast" who zooms to Earth. The beast runs rampant, eating metal ravenously. It also blasts its "organic rocket" jets into the ground. Prof finds a ship's log that tells how an alien race locked the beast up on the Moon. They also find a jar of anesthesia. When the beast attacks, the Challengers fend it back with flares. Prof duplicates the anesthesia. As the beast zooms through the sky with Rocky holding tight, Prof pitches the jug down its gullet. The Challs seal the beast in a capsule full of knockout gas and send it back to the Moon.
Reprints:
Keywords:
hero team

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

My Greatest Adventure; The Doom Patrol / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

What's Your Superboy I.Q.? (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

["Moolah, can you look in the crystal ball..."] (Table of Contents)

Moolah the Mystic / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

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

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

Sons of the Challengers (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Ed Herron ?
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; Madame Zaddum; Paul Haley; Roxanne "Roxy" Davis; "Young Red" Ryan; unnamed boy Morgan; Mrs. Red Ryan; Mrs. Rocky Davis; Mrs. Haley; the Flying Fishmen
Synopsis:
At Fun-Land, Madame Zaddum shows the Challengers a possible future. The Challengers are old and married (Ace to June) and their kids play "Sons of the Challengers", including "Roxy" Davis, a GIRL who tags along. The kids pursue the Flying Fishmen who raid ships. The boys ditch Roxy as a pest, but are captured. Roxy follows. The Fishmen hide in an underwater dome, a leftover movie set. The elder dads crash the place to rescue the kids and capture the crooks. They followed Roxy, smart girl! A true glimpse of the future? Or fiction? Only time will tell...
Reprints:
Keywords:
hero team

Indexer Notes

Script credit from Bob Hughes.

This is the first "Sons of the Challengers" story. The only other appears in issue #39. Three names are given: Paul Haley, Roxanne "Roxy" Davis, "Young Red" Ryan. Ace's son is never named.

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

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

["Get these favorite, exciting and entertaining comics magazines..."] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Your Free Trip Around the World! (Table of Contents)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
advocacy

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

104 Cars / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Jaro Stamp Co.; Stamp Specialties; Anca Stamp Co. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Helen of Toy, Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

American Bodybuilding Club / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Gilbert Auto-rama / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. War Against the Moon-Beast!
    Challengers of the Unknown
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Honor House Prod. Corp.
  3. 2. War Against the Moon Beast
    Challengers of the Unknown
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    My Greatest Adventure; The Doom Patrol
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Challengers' Mail Chute
  6. 5. What's Your Superboy I.Q.?
    Superboy
  7. 6. ["Moolah, can you look in the crystal ball..."]
    Moolah the Mystic
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  9. 8. Sons of the Challengers
    Challengers of the Unknown
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Sea Devils
  11. 10. ["Get these favorite, exciting and entertaining comics magazines..."]
  12. 11. Your Free Trip Around the World!
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    104 Cars
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Jaro Stamp Co.; Stamp Specialties; Anca Stamp Co.
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Helen of Toy, Co.
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    American Bodybuilding Club
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Gilbert Auto-rama
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  • Dwayne Best
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  • Clayton Emery
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