(February-March 1966)

DC, 1958 Series
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Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
Bi-Monthly
On-sale Date
1965-12-02
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 (editor)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

Twilight of the Challengers! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre
adventure; superhero
Characters
Doom Patrol [Elasti-Girl [Rita Farr]; Negative Man [Larry Trainor]; Robotman [Cliff Steele]]; Challengers of the Unknown [Ace Morgan; Prof Haley; Red Ryan; Rocky Davis]
Reprints

Treasure Chest of Fun (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Honor House Products / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Twilight of the Challengers (Table of Contents: 2)

Challengers of the Unknown / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script
Arnold Drake (credited)
Pencils
Bob Brown (credited as W. R. (Bob) Brown)
Inks
Bob Brown (credited as W. R. (Bob) Brown)
Colors
?
Letters
Stan Starkman

Genre
adventure; superhero
Characters
Challengers of the Unknown [Ace Morgan; Prof Haley; Red Ryan; Rocky Davis]; Doom Patrol [The Chief [Niles Caulder]; Elasti-Girl [Rita Farr]; Negative Man [Larry Trainor]; Robotman [Cliff Steele]]; Challenger-Haters [Kra; Volcano Man; Drabny; Multi-Man] (villains)
Synopsis
The Doom Patrol answers a call for help from the Challengers, who are badly injured. In flashback, we learn how they were attacked by the Challenger-Haters.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story continues from The Doom Patrol (DC, 1964 series) #101.

The Kat Talks Back to "My Mother the Car" (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

AMT Models; The Kat from AMT / comics-form advertising / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Our Army at War / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Showcase; The Spectre / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

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

War Books / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

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

Indexer Notes

Letters from Lon Mitchell, Mike Roddy, questions culled from various readers' letters and a listing of fanzines.

The Invisible Handicap! (Table of Contents: 8)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
advocacy

Part 2: Kingdom of Darkness (Table of Contents: 9)

Challengers of the Unknown / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure; superhero
Characters
Challengers of the Unknown [Ace Morgan; Prof Haley; Red Ryan; Rocky Davis]; Doom Patrol [The Chief]; Challenger-Haters [Kra; Volcano Man; Multi-Man; Multi-Woman] (villains)
Synopsis
Continuing the flashback, Prof saves the Challengers from the Challenger-Haters trap, but the team decides to pretend to be dead in order to lure out their foes. Unfortunately they fall victim to another attack from their enemies, and call the Doom Patrol for help.
Reprints

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cap's Hobby Center / 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
I'd like a model plane!
Genre
humor

Part 3: The Battle of the Female Titans (Table of Contents: 14)

Challengers of the Unknown / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure; superhero
Characters
Challengers of the Unknown [Ace Morgan; Prof Haley; Red Ryan; Rocky Davis]; Doom Patrol [The Chief [Niles Caulder]; Elasti-Girl [Rita Farr]; Negative Man [Larry Trainor]; Robotman [Cliff Steele]]; Challenger-Haters [Kra; Volcano Man; Multi-Man; Multi-Woman] (villains)
Synopsis
The Chief needs Robotman to retrieve a sample of Multi-Man's stingray venom in order to develop an antidote to save the Challengers. Then the heroes join forces to battle the villains.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story continues in The Doom Patrol (DC, 1964 series) #102.

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

Weird-oh and Monster Krazy Labels / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

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

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

Halt! Who Goes There? (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

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

More Features! More Fun! (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

Aurora Products / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Twilight of the Challengers!
    Challengers of the Unknown
  2. 1. Treasure Chest of Fun
    Honor House Products
  3. 2. Twilight of the Challengers
    Challengers of the Unknown
  4. 3. The Kat Talks Back to "My Mother the Car"
    AMT Models; The Kat from AMT
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Our Army at War
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Showcase; The Spectre
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    War Books
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Challengers' Mail Chute
  9. 8. The Invisible Handicap!
  10. 9. Part 2: Kingdom of Darkness
    Challengers of the Unknown
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Justice League
  12. 11. ["Uoy -- Gnidaer ruoy cimoc sgam!"]
  13. 12. ["Definitely coming..."]
  14. 13. ["I'd like a model plane!"]
    Cap's Hobby Center
  15. 14. Part 3: The Battle of the Female Titans
    Challengers of the Unknown
  16. 15. ["Weird-oh and monster krazy labels..."]
    Weird-oh and Monster Krazy Labels
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Doom Patrol
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    American Body Building Club
  19. 18. Halt! Who Goes There?
    G.I. Joe
  20. 19. More Features! More Fun!
    Aurora Products
This issue was modified by, among others
  • Katie
  • Chris Boyko
  • Nick Caputo
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Katy Hayhurst
  • Matthew Head
  • Jerry Hillegas (R.I.P.)
  • Bob Hughes
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • John Monagle
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Jim Van Dore