(April-May 1966)

DC, 1958 Series
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Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
On-sale date:
1966-02-01
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

Issue Notes

On-sale date from Direct Currents in Flash #159.


The Tyrant Who Owned the World! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
adventure

Watch Superman on Television! (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

The Adventures of Superman / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Tyrant Who Owned the World (Table of Contents: 2)

Challengers of the Unknown / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger (credited)
Pencils:
Bob Brown (credited)
Inks:
Bob Brown (credited)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Challengers of the Unknown [Ace Morgan; Rocky Davis; Prof Haley; Red Ryan]; The Challenger Corps; Anthony Dragio; Tom Kaloki; Korba; The Iron Emperor; The Totem
Synopsis:
The Challengers are summoned by the Challengers Corps, a group of civilians saved by the team in the past offering to be their "eyes and ears." When a member reports ships disappearing, the Challs respond, but they are dumped on an island with replicas of world monuments, ruled by Korba, a villain without a country. The heroes are pushed into an arena to fight a giant robot, the Iron Emperor. Rocky wallops the robot with new power gloves, but they awaken an ancient "totem" of three monsters. With their own super-gear, Red, Rocky, and Prof each defeat a monster and Korba is taken to jail.

Indexer Notes

Across 24 pages in three parts with each part ending in a 2/3 page.

This is the only appearance or mention of the Challengers Corps.

Grandpa Munster "Digs" the Drag-u-la! (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

AMT; Drag-u-la / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

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

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

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

On the bottom of page 7 of the main story sequence.

What's Your B. Q.*? (*Brotherhood Quotient) (Table of Contents: 6)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
Bernard Baily
Inks:
Bernard Baily
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
advocacy

Indexer Notes

On the page immediately following page 10 of the main story sequence.

["This is my magic lamp..."] (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

On the page immediately preceding page 11 of the main story sequence.

Dynamite! Choice! (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

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

["Golly! Bucket seats that really swivel!"] (Table of Contents: 9)

Cap's Hobby Hints / activity / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Henry Boltinoff
Job Number:
6372

Indexer Notes

On the page immediately following page 16 of the main story sequence.

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

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

238 Magic Tricks (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

100 Magnets (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Destination Cool! (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

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

["Bullets bounce off him!"] (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Adventures of Andy and George in the GI Joe Club; G. I. Joe / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

American Seed Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Tyrant Who Owned the World!
    Challengers of the Unknown
  2. 1. Watch Superman on Television!
    The Adventures of Superman
  3. 2. The Tyrant Who Owned the World
    Challengers of the Unknown
  4. 3. Grandpa Munster "Digs" the Drag-u-la!
    AMT; Drag-u-la
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    The Flash
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
  7. 6. What's Your B. Q.*? (*Brotherhood Quotient)
  8. 7. ["This is my magic lamp..."]
    The Magic Genie
  9. 8. Dynamite! Choice!
  10. 9. ["Golly! Bucket seats that really swivel!"]
    Cap's Hobby Hints
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Direct Currents
  12. 11. 238 Magic Tricks
  13. 12. 100 Magnets
  14. 13. Destination Cool!
  15. 14. ["Bullets bounce off him!"]
    Superman
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Challengers' Mail Chute
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    American Body Building Club
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    The Adventures of Andy and George in the GI Joe Club; G. I. Joe
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    American Seed Co.
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