(October-November 1968)

DC, 1958 Series
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Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1968-08-01
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 copyright registration.


Invitation to a Hanging! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Joe Kubert (signed)
Inks
Joe Kubert (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Genre
adventure

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

Invitation to a Hanging! (Table of Contents: 2)

Challengers of the Unknown / comic story / 11.17 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Kanigher
Pencils
Jack Sparling
Inks
Jack Sparling
Colors
?
Letters
Milt Snappin ?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Challengers of the Unknown [Ace Morgan; Rocky Davis; Prof Haley; Red Ryan]; Judge Bentley; John Evans; Doc Hemlock; Wolf Dengon; Shark Powell; Snake Saunders
Synopsis
The Challengers attend the hanging of Wolf Dengon, Shark Powell and Snake Saunders who promise that Doc Hemlock will raise them from the dead to get revenge but the Challs witnessed Hemlock taking poison to avoid capture. That night a glowing Dengon appears in the judge’s car and crashes it. Powell drowns the DA while swimming. The Challs visit the thugs’ graves and are jumped by their glowing ghosts. They awaken in Doc Hemlock’s lair discovering he faked his death and battle their robot copies. A fire flares up as Doc Hemlock backs away from the Challs, stumbles, and is hung in a noose.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Page 5 is 2/3 of a page, page 12 is 1/2 of a page. Script credit in #66 letters page.

Wailing Whaler (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Revell / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Cheerios / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Zeroids Are Here! (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

The Zeroids / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Let's Chat with the Challs / letters page / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Murray Boltinoff
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Includes a letter from Tony Isabella.

The Secrets of the Sorcerer's Box! (Table of Contents: 7)

Challengers of the Unknown / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Kirby ?; Joe Simon ? (plot, script); Dave Wood ? (script)
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Jack Kirby ?; Roz Kirby ? (blacks); Marvin Stein ?
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda
Editing
Jack Schiff (original editor)

Genre
adventure
Reprints

Indexer Notes

See original printing for notes on credits.

Begins the reprinting of the origin, introduction, and first appearance of the Challengers.

Fun's-a-Poppin' Saturdays on CBS (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

CBS / advertisement / 2 pages (report information)

Stick Shift Racerific (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

Motorific / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Chapter Two: Dragon Seed! (Table of Contents: 10)

Challengers of the Unknown / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Kirby ?; Joe Simon ? (plot, script); Dave Wood ? (script)
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Jack Kirby ?; Roz Kirby ? (blacks); Marvin Stein ?
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
adventure
Reprints

Indexer Notes

See original printing for notes on credits.

The story concludes in the next issue.

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

DC Special; World's Finest Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

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

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

Roman War Soldiers / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Junior Sales Club of America / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Aurora / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Invitation to a Hanging!
    Challengers of the Unknown
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    American Body Building Club
  3. 2. Invitation to a Hanging!
    Challengers of the Unknown
  4. 3. Wailing Whaler
    Revell
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Cheerios
  6. 5. The Zeroids Are Here!
    The Zeroids
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Let's Chat with the Challs
  8. 7. The Secrets of the Sorcerer's Box!
    Challengers of the Unknown
  9. 8. Fun's-a-Poppin' Saturdays on CBS
    CBS
  10. 9. Stick Shift Racerific
    Motorific
  11. 10. Chapter Two: Dragon Seed!
    Challengers of the Unknown
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    DC Special; World's Finest Comics
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Helen of Toy, Co.
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Roman War Soldiers
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Junior Sales Club of America
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Aurora
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