(October-November 1977)

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Volume:
16
Price:
0.35 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand:
DC [bullet]
Barcode:
0709893045311
Editing:
Jack C. Harris
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Silver Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Rich Buckler (signed)
Inks:
Joe Rubinstein (signed)
Colors:
Tatjana Wood
Letters:
?
Job Number:
C-532

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Challengers of the Unknown [Rocky Davis; Ace Morgan; Red Ryan; June Robbins]; Swamp Thing; M'nagala

Indexer Notes

Color credit provided by Anthony Tollin.

Chapter 1: Seven Doorways to Destiny! (Table of Contents)

Challengers of the Unknown / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Gerry Conway
Pencils:
Keith Giffen
Inks:
John Celardo
Colors:
Jerry Serpe
Letters:
?
Job Number:
J-4748

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Challengers of the Unknown [Ace Morgan; Red Ryan; Prof Haley; Rocky Davis; June Robbins]; Heathcliff Monroe; M’Nagala the Eternal
Synopsis:
The Challengers attempt to free June, but are beaten down by the cultists.

Indexer Notes

Story continues from previous issue.

Chapter 2: Savior from the Swamp? (Table of Contents)

Challengers of the Unknown / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Gerry Conway
Pencils:
Keith Giffen
Inks:
John Celardo
Colors:
Jerry Serpe
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Challengers of the Unknown [Ace Morgan; Red Ryan; Prof Haley; Rocky Davis; June Robbins]; Heathcliff Monroe; M’Nagala the Eternal; F. Gaylord Clayburne III; Alec Holland [Swamp Thing]; Ruth Monroe
Synopsis:
In Challenger Mountain, Clayburne (the wanna-be Challenger), uses the computer to analyze Prof's infection. It recommends Dr. Alec Holland as an expert in "biochemical abnormalities."

Chapter 3: The Gods Crawl Closer (Table of Contents)

Challengers of the Unknown / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Gerry Conway
Pencils:
Keith Giffen
Inks:
John Celardo
Colors:
Jerry Serpe
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Challengers of the Unknown [Ace Morgan; Red Ryan; Prof Haley; Rocky Davis; June Robbins]; Heathcliff Monroe; M’Nagala the Eternal; F. Gaylord Clayburne III; Alec Holland [Swamp Thing]
Synopsis:
Clayburne flies to Oregon to ask Holland for help and he agrees to accompany him to Pennsylvania. Meanwhile, Rocky and Ace fly to England and perform an incantation from a mystical book and bring M'Nagala's "family" to Earth as Monroe tells June and Red how M'Nagala came from the stars.

Cooky La Moo on Broadway (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Wonder Woman; Hostess Twinkies / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

You Can Help Superman When You Help the Special Olympics! (Table of Contents)

Superman / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
?

Characters:
Superman

Indexer Notes

On the page immediately preceding the 4th page of the previous story sequence.

Chapter 4: All Monsters, Good and Evil (Table of Contents)

Challengers of the Unknown / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Gerry Conway
Pencils:
Keith Giffen
Inks:
John Celardo
Colors:
Jerry Serpe
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Challengers of the Unknown [Ace Morgan; Red Ryan; Prof Haley; Rocky Davis; June Robbins]; Heathcliff Monroe; M’Nagala the Eternal; F. Gaylord Clayburne III; Alec Holland [Swamp Thing]
Synopsis:
Clayborne and Holland find Prof, who suggests using sonics against the plant life. Outside London, while Ace fetches a pack of jet fuel, Rocky chants to allow one of M'Nagala's kin to enter this world. Back in Pennsylvania, Holland ducks away because he is reverting to Swamp Thing as his bio-restorative formula wears off, but Clayborne and Prof fight off the cultists and fire the emergency siren, transforming the cultists to slime. In London, Ace chucks the fuel pod into the monster, destroying it and shutting the portal. Soon after, all the Challengers are reunited in Perdition.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Challenger Mountain Mail Room / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack C. Harris [as JCH]
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
L-734

Synopsis:
Fans like the new characterization, though some wonder if Mike Nasser was the right fit.

Volume 77 Issue 29 - Week of July 18, 1977 (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Challengers of the Unknown
  2. 1. Chapter 1: Seven Doorways to Destiny!
    Challengers of the Unknown
  3. 2. Chapter 2: Savior from the Swamp?
    Challengers of the Unknown
  4. 3. Chapter 3: The Gods Crawl Closer
    Challengers of the Unknown
  5. 4. Cooky La Moo on Broadway
    Wonder Woman; Hostess Twinkies
  6. 5. You Can Help Superman When You Help the Special Olympics!
    Superman
  7. 6. Chapter 4: All Monsters, Good and Evil
    Challengers of the Unknown
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Challenger Mountain Mail Room
  9. 8. Volume 77 Issue 29 - Week of July 18, 1977
    Daily Planet
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