(December 1965-January 1966)

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 Sinister Sponge-Man! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
adventure

Builders of the Future! (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:
UNESCO builds a school in Africa.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

The Sinister Sponge (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Bob Brown
Inks:
Bob Brown
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Challengers of the Unknown [Ace Morgan; Rocky Davis; Prof Haley; Red Ryan]; The Sponge Man [Miklos]; Stacy; Lisa
Synopsis:
The Challengers meet Miklos, a diver who became a human sponge. His neighbor Stacy promises a cure for Miklos' condition, but he will need money to do it. Miklos heads downtown and begins to absorbs all color, sound, and even the Challs' strength, as Stacy robs a bank. Later, the Challs inform Miklos that Stacy is a crook and has no cure for him. Stunned, Miklos wanders in a daze, absorbing water by the ton and growing larger until the Challs dump sleeping pills into a lake to make Miklos sleepy. Miklos uses his abilities to douse a forest fire and save a child, then slinks off into the ocean.

Indexer Notes

The Sponge / Sponge Man and Miklos' neighbor Lisa return in Challengers of the Unknown #51.

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

Tyco / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Batman / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Trik-Trak / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Mystery in Space; Ultra the Multi-Alien / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

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

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

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

["Give me the Aurora Frankenstein Monster kit!"] (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Cap's Hobby Center; Aurora / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Terrors of Mr. Tic-Tac-Toe (Table of Contents: 9)

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

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Challengers of the Unknown [Ace Morgan; Rocky Davis; Prof Haley; Red Ryan]; Mr. Tic-Tac-Toe [Dr. Bradford]; Herbert
Synopsis:
The Challengers are asked by Dr. Bradford to deliver a vial to Washington, but they are forced to land in the desert. The guys split up to look for help, observed by Mr. Tic-Tac-Toe and his helper Herbert. Ace gets caught in an arroyo and is staked by Herbert to a giant Tic-Tac-Toe display. Red falls through a trap door and Rocky ends up behind bars before being added to the grid. Mr. Tic-Tac-Toe reveals his game to Prof and demands the vial he gave him as Dr. Bradford in exchange for his friends. Prof seemingly gives in, but switches the vial with one that knocks out the villains.

Indexer Notes

Script credit from Martin O'Hearn.

The "Challenger Casebook" logo means this is an earlier adventure, before the Challs got their new yellow and red uniforms.

A DC Offer (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

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

Biggest Christmas Surprise Ever! (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

AMT / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

The Brave and the Bold / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Ballantine Books, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

238 Magic Tricks (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

100 Magnets (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

G. I. Joe / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

Great Moments in Sport; Aurora / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Sinister Sponge-Man!
    Challengers of the Unknown
  2. 1. Builders of the Future!
  3. 2. The Sinister Sponge
    Challengers of the Unknown
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Tyco
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Trik-Trak
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Mystery in Space; Ultra the Multi-Alien
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Challengers' Mail Chute
  9. 8. ["Give me the Aurora Frankenstein Monster kit!"]
    Cap's Hobby Center; Aurora
  10. 9. The Terrors of Mr. Tic-Tac-Toe
    Challengers of the Unknown; Challenger Casebook
  11. 10. A DC Offer
  12. 11. Biggest Christmas Surprise Ever!
    AMT
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    The Brave and the Bold
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Ballantine Books, Inc.
  16. 15. 238 Magic Tricks
  17. 16. 100 Magnets
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    G. I. Joe
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Great Moments in Sport; Aurora
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