(December 1968-January 1969)

DC, 1958 Series
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Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1968-10-01
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand
Superman DC National Comics
Printer
Printed in U.S.A.
Editing
Murray Boltinoff (credited) (editor); Carmine Infantino (credited) (editorial director)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

The Devil's Circus! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Jack Sparling
Inks
Jack Sparling
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

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

Swing with Scooter; Leave It to Binky / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

The Devil's Circus! (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Robert Kanigher (credited)
Pencils
Jack Sparling (credited)
Inks
Jack Sparling (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

First Line of Dialogue or Text
He was found on the highway!
Genre
adventure
Characters
Challengers of the Unknown [Ace Morgan; Rocky Davis; Prof Haley; Red Ryan]; a doctor; a mental patient; Dread
Synopsis
At a mental hospital, a man shrieks about the Challengers, Cobra Canyon, and the Devil's Circus. The Challs fly to the remote canyon. A will-sapping ray drops the Challs. They're prisoners of Dread, a gigantic Frankenstein-insectoid alien and he drops them into his Devil's Circus, a giant ant farm. All escape, with Dread in pursuit. The Challs lead him into quicksand and then form a human chain to swing free. Dread sinks out of sight. Ace notes, "Ants sometimes band together to help each other!"
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Indexer Notes

Page 6 is a 2/3 page and page 12 is a 1/2 page.

Hog (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Revell / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Captain Action and Action Boy Meet Dr. Evil (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Captain Action / comics-form advertising / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Super Size (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Model Products Corporation / comics-form advertising / 0.5 page (report information)

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

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

Tyco Makes It Happen (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Tyco / advertisement / 2 pages (report information)

Chapter Three: The Freezing Sun! (Table of Contents: 9)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The story so far: Four plane-crash survivors banded to form the Challengers after agreeing they were living on borrowed time.
Genre
adventure
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Indexer Notes

See original printing for notes on credits.

Begins the second half of origin of the Challengers. Includes a synopsis of the first half.

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

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

It's the T'rantula (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Monogram / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Let's Chat with the Challs / letters page / 1 page (report information)

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

Power for Self-Defense! (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Chapter Four: The Whirling Weaver! (Table of Contents: 14)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It travels so fast, the eye cannot see it!
Genre
adventure
Reprints

Indexer Notes

See original printing for notes on credits.

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

Honor House Prod. Corp. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

2 in 1 Stunt & Drag Race Set (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

Aurora / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Devil's Circus!
    Challengers of the Unknown
  2. 1. ["Now the new DC brand of humor"]
    Swing with Scooter; Leave It to Binky
  3. 2. The Devil's Circus!
    Challengers of the Unknown
  4. 3. Hog
    Revell
  5. 4. Captain Action and Action Boy Meet Dr. Evil
    Captain Action
  6. 5. ["We want you to baby-sit... with the world's mightiest tot... Superbaby!"]
    Superman
  7. 6. Super Size
    Model Products Corporation
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Detective Comics
  9. 8. Tyco Makes It Happen
    Tyco
  10. 9. Chapter Three: The Freezing Sun!
    Challengers of the Unknown
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Showcase; Dolphin
  12. 11. It's the T'rantula
    Monogram
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Let's Chat with the Challs
  14. 13. Power for Self-Defense!
  15. 14. Chapter Four: The Whirling Weaver!
    Challengers of the Unknown
  16. 15. ["Treasure chest of fun"]
    Honor House Prod. Corp.
  17. 16. 2 in 1 Stunt & Drag Race Set
    Aurora
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