([November] 2004)

DC, 2004 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
 
Price
19.95 USD; 30.95 CAD
Pages
228
On-sale Date
2004-09-29
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
DC [bullet]
ISBN
1-4012-0374-4 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
761941244785 00111
Editing
John Roshell COMICRAFT (publication design)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Modern Age U. S.
Paper Stock
Cardstock cover
Binding
Softcover
Publishing Format
Collected Edition

Issue Notes

On-sale date from dccomics.com.

Reprints the 1991 mini-series with extra material - sketches, introductions - and an original Multi-Man story.


Challengers of the Unknown Must Die (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Tim Sale
Inks
Tim Sale
Colors
Mark Chiarello

Genre
adventure; superhero
Characters
Ace Morgan; Red Ryan; Rocky Davis; Prof Haley
Reprints
Keywords
hero team

Challenger Mountain Explodes! (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Pencils
Tim Sale

Synopsis
Original art. A section of the front page of the Tattle Tale newspaper telling of the Challenger Mountain explosion.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Brian Michael Bendis
Pencils
Brian Bolland
Inks
Brian Bolland
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I bought this comic because of the cover.
Synopsis
Brian Bendis recounts how he bought the original Issue 1 for the Brian Bolland cover (picture included).
Reprints

"The Challengers Must Die!" (Table of Contents: 3)

Challengers of the Unknown / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Jeph Loeb
Pencils
Tim Sale
Inks
Tim Sale
Colors
Lovern Kindzierski
Letters
Bob Pinaha
Editing
Barbara Kesel; Elliot S. Maggin

Genre
adventure
Characters
Multi-Man
Reprints

Indexer Notes

A very abbreviated glimpse at the Challenger's history.

Tell the Truth! (Table of Contents: 4)

Challengers of the Unknown / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Jeph Loeb
Pencils
Tim Sale
Inks
Tim Sale
Colors
Lovern Kindzierski
Letters
Bob Pinaha
Editing
Elliot S. Maggin

Reprints

Lives of Our Days! (Table of Contents: 5)

Challengers of the Unknown / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Jeph Loeb
Pencils
Tim Sale
Inks
Tim Sale
Colors
Lovern Kindzierski
Letters
Bob Pinaha
Editing
Elliot S. Maggin; Katie Main

Reprints

The Restless and the Young! (Table of Contents: 6)

Challengers of the Unknown / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Jeph Loeb
Pencils
Tim Sale
Inks
Tim Sale
Colors
Lovern Kindzierski
Letters
Bob Pinaha
Editing
Elliot S. Maggin; Katie Main

Reprints

As the World Spins! (Table of Contents: 7)

Challengers of the Unknown / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Jeph Loeb
Pencils
Tim Sale
Inks
Tim Sale
Colors
Lovern Kindzierski
Letters
Bob Pinaha
Editing
Elliot S. Maggin; Katie Main

Reprints

The Beautiful and the Bold (Table of Contents: 8)

Challengers of the Unknown / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Jeph Loeb
Pencils
Tim Sale
Inks
Tim Sale
Colors
Lovern Kindzierski
Letters
Bob Pinaha
Editing
Elliot S. Maggin; Katie Main

Reprints

Another World! (Table of Contents: 9)

Challengers of the Unknown / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Jeph Loeb
Pencils
Tim Sale
Inks
Tim Sale
Colors
Lovern Kindzierski
Letters
Bob Pinaha
Editing
Elliot S. Maggin; Katie Main

Reprints

One Life to Give! (Table of Contents: 10)

Challengers of the Unknown / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Jeph Loeb
Pencils
Tim Sale
Inks
Tim Sale
Colors
Lovern Kindzierski
Letters
Bob Pinaha
Editing
Elliot S. Maggin; Katie Main

Reprints

Long Lost COTU Story Discovered in Attic! (Table of Contents: 11)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Jeph Loeb
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
We had never done comics.
Synopsis
Jeph Loeb explains how the Multi-Man story, "I Know You Are, But What Am I?" was created, lost, and finally presented in this volume.
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I Know You Are, But What Am I? (Table of Contents: 12)

Multi-Man / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Jeph Loeb (credited) (historian)
Pencils
Tim Sale (credited) (artifacts)
Inks
Tim Sale (credited) (artifacts)
Colors
"Multi" Colors
Letters
Bob Pinaha (credited) (hieroglyphics)
Editing
Brian Augustyn (credited) (continuity maven)

Genre
adventure
Characters
Multi-Man II; Ice; Guy Gardner; DMV clerks; Kilowog; Fire; Multi-Woman III; Ace Morgan; Rocky Davis; Red Ryan; various supervillains
Synopsis
Multi-Man reads his obituary. It says he died heroically saving the Challengers, so he demands a retraction. Needing valid ID, he goes to the Department of Motor Vehicles for a driver's license. He sabotages the computers so Guy Gardner attacks. Multi-Man’s head falls off: he’s a robot. Kilowog finds that Multi-Man II was created when Duncan Pramble (the original Multi-Man) lost his powers. The robot thought he was the real Multi-Man. Ice thinks he’s lonely so he is rebuilt with a Multi-Woman as companion. Multi-Man II and Multi-Woman III drive off. The Challengers read about it in the paper.
Reprints
Keywords
hero team

Indexer Notes

Multi-Man in a epilogue to the miniseries. In a forward, Jeph Loeb explains this original story is an epilogue to the Challengers of the Unknown miniseries of 1991. It was slated for Justice League Quarterly, but that was canceled. So this is the first publication.

Rare Challengers Sketches Revealed (Table of Contents: 13)

Challengers of the Unknown / illustration / 5 pages (report information)

Pencils
Tim Sale

Synopsis
Five pages of early sketches and notes by Tim Sale. Shows the evolution of the characters. Includes a joke picture of the Challengers as toddlers.
Reprints

Cover Story (Table of Contents: 14)

Challengers of the Unknown / cover reprint (on interior page) / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Michael Golden; Kyle Baker; Matt Wagner; Marc Hempel; Gil Kane; Arthur Adams; Tim Sale
Inks
?
Colors
?

Reprints

Books by Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. Challengers of the Unknown Must Die
  2. 1. Challenger Mountain Explodes!
    Challengers of the Unknown
  3. 2. ["I bought this comic because of the cover."]
  4. 3. "The Challengers Must Die!"
    Challengers of the Unknown
  5. 4. Tell the Truth!
    Challengers of the Unknown
  6. 5. Lives of Our Days!
    Challengers of the Unknown
  7. 6. The Restless and the Young!
    Challengers of the Unknown
  8. 7. As the World Spins!
    Challengers of the Unknown
  9. 8. The Beautiful and the Bold
    Challengers of the Unknown
  10. 9. Another World!
    Challengers of the Unknown
  11. 10. One Life to Give!
    Challengers of the Unknown
  12. 11. Long Lost COTU Story Discovered in Attic!
  13. 12. I Know You Are, But What Am I?
    Multi-Man
  14. 13. Rare Challengers Sketches Revealed
  15. 14. Cover Story
    Challengers of the Unknown
  16. 15. Books by Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Clayton Emery
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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