(June-July 1970)

DC, 1958 Series
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Price
0.15 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1970-03-31
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

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Neal Adams
Inks
Neal Adams
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Job Number
B-602 ?
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Daddy! Daddy! Please save me!
Genre
adventure; superhero
Characters
Challengers of the Unknown
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Now! Available for the First Time! (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

To Call a Deadman (Table of Contents: 2)

Challengers of the Unknown / comic story / 22.17 pages (report information)

Script
Denny O'Neil (credited)
Pencils
George Tuska (credited, pages 1-16); Neal Adams (credited, pages 1, 17-23)
Inks
George Tuska (credited, pages 1-16); Neal Adams (credited, pages 1, 17-23)
Colors
?
Letters
Milt Snapinn ?; John Costanza (pages 17-23)

Job Number
B-521
Genre
adventure
Characters
Challengers of the Unknown [Ace Morgan; Rocky Davis; Prof Haley; Red Ryan; Corinna Stark]; Deadman; Jonny Double; Vashnu; Dr. McJames; unnamed daughter; Seth Gross; Nodo
Synopsis
Deadman narrates the story. Dr. McJames steals the Ruby of Khafir and gives it to a hunchback, Nodo, in an old tower. Johnny Double, PI, breaks in and arrests McJames - then consults the Challengers. Corinna hypnotizes McJames and learns he was forced to steal from the museum when his daughter's spirit was captured by Seth Gross, a vengeful ghost. When the Challs fail to stop the ghost Deadman takes over finding out that Gross is only a petty magician who uses astral-projection. Deadman possesses Gross's body and rescues the girl's spirit.
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Indexer Notes

Across 23 pages, but page 7 is 2/3 of a page and page 16 is 1/2 of a page.

Per info in The Comic Reader #'s 75-77, Deadman was originally scheduled to become a back-up series but those plans changed and the series instead became all-reprint with the following issue. Info per Nick Caputo.

Neal Adams drew the Deadman figure on page one and pages 17-23. The remainder was drawn by George Tuska.

Aurora Model Motoring (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Aurora Products / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Unknown Soldier [DC] / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Palisades Amusement Park / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Be a Manager / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

The House of Secrets; Unexpected (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

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

Snoopy Strikes Again! (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Monogram Models / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
Murray Boltinoff
Letters
typeset

Job Number
B-593

Indexer Notes

Includes a letter from Carl Gafford.

40 Army-Navy-Marine Medals & Insignias (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Moolah the Mystic / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Job Number
B-624
First Line of Dialogue or Text
I've been travelling a long time!
Genre
humor
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Job number does not appear on the original printing of this feature.

So You Want to Be a Cartoonist? (Table of Contents: 12)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Joe Kubert
Pencils
Joe Kubert
Inks
Joe Kubert
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
K-316

Indexer Notes

Joe Kubert explains the basics of drawing.

Dark As Death (Table of Contents: 13)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Murray Boltinoff (credited as Al Case)
Pencils
Bernie Wrightson (credited)
Inks
Bernie Wrightson (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
John Costanza

Job Number
B-422-1
Genre
horror-suspense

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

Raleigh / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

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

Hot Wheels / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Daddy! Daddy! Please save me!"]
    Challengers of the Unknown
  2. 1. Now! Available for the First Time!
  3. 2. To Call a Deadman
    Challengers of the Unknown
  4. 3. Aurora Model Motoring
    Aurora Products
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Unknown Soldier [DC]
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Palisades Amusement Park
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Be a Manager
  8. 7. The House of Secrets; Unexpected
  9. 8. Snoopy Strikes Again!
    Monogram Models
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Let's Chat with the Challs
  11. 10. 40 Army-Navy-Marine Medals & Insignias
  12. 11. ["I've been travelling a long time!"]
    Moolah the Mystic
  13. 12. So You Want to Be a Cartoonist?
  14. 13. Dark As Death
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Raleigh
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Honor House Products
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Hot Wheels
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