(June-July 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

The Menace the Challengers Made! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Challengers of the Unknown [Ace Morgan; Prof Haley; Red Ryan; Rocky Davis]
Keywords:
monsters

Are You a Good Neighbor? (Table of Contents: 1)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
advocacy
Synopsis:
The boys learn a lesson about littering.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly.

The Menace the Challengers Made (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Challengers of the Unknown [Ace Morgan; Prof Haley; Red Ryan; Rocky Davis]; The Ooze [Killer Starke]; African tribespeople
Synopsis:
In Central Africa, the Challs pursue Killer Starke into the mysterious Red Forest. They corner Starke in a cave. He shoots wild, so Prof lobs a grenade. Starke is missing, until a bubbling pool of strange minerals releases a walking blob-monster, absorbing everything and growing larger. Prof works up a plan, Red calls an Air Force base for parts, and Rocky and locals dig a pit. Ace rides an elephant to lure the Ooze onto a leafy cover and it falls over a pit of whooshing jet engines. Suspended in air, the Ooze shrinks until it's just Starke again and the Challs take Starke back to prison.

Indexer Notes

Script credit from Martin O'Hearn.

The Ooze is likely based on the 1958 movie The Blob starring Steve McQueen.

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

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

["Genie, bring me a chest full of diamonds..."] (Table of Contents: 4)

The Magic Genie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Genie

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

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

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

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters from readers.

["Be first in your neighborhood..."] (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

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

["It's a wonderful day for a drive in the country!"] (Table of Contents: 8)

Moolah the Mystic / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Moolah the Mystic
Synopsis:
Moolah goes for a drive and runs out of gas.
Reprints:

Time-Bomb on Holdout Island (Table of Contents: 9)

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

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Challengers of the Unknown [Ace Morgan; Prof Haley; Red Ryan; Rocky Davis]; Doctor Heller; Colonel Takawa; Japanese soldiers
Synopsis:
The Challengers investigate a suddenly active volcano. They're jumped by Japanese soldiers still fighting World War II. In the volcano is a factory run by Doktor Heller and Colonel Takawa, and Ace and Rocky are captured. Heller has two weapons: a "flying saucer" and gold pellets that vibrate steel to pieces to drop on American cities. Heller forces Ace and Rocky into the saucer, then whips them around. Prof and Red hop in the saucer and pilot it atop the factory chimney, flooding it with smoke. The Challs radio the 7th Fleet to come get the villains.

Indexer Notes

Script credit from Martin O'Hearn.

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

The Doom Patrol / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

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

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

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

100 Magnets / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Astroforce / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Mike Marvel System / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Task Force / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Menace the Challengers Made!
    Challengers of the Unknown
  2. 1. Are You a Good Neighbor?
  3. 2. The Menace the Challengers Made
    Challengers of the Unknown
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Blackhawk
  5. 4. ["Genie, bring me a chest full of diamonds..."]
    The Magic Genie
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Giant Superboy Annual
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Challengers' Mail Chute
  8. 7. ["Be first in your neighborhood..."]
  9. 8. ["It's a wonderful day for a drive in the country!"]
    Moolah the Mystic
  10. 9. Time-Bomb on Holdout Island
    Challengers of the Unknown
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    The Doom Patrol
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Palisades Amusement Park
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    100 Magnets
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Astroforce
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Mike Marvel System
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Task Force
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