(December 1977-January 1978)

DC, 1958 Series
< Previous Issue |
| Next Issue >
Volume
16
Price
0.35 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
Bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1977-09-20
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Barcode
0709893045301
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

Issue Notes

On-sale date from Comic Reader #148.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Rich Buckler (signed)
Inks
Joe Rubinstein (signed)
Colors
Tatjana Wood
Letters
Joe Letterese ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Swamp Thing has gone berserk--
Genre
adventure
Characters
Deadman [Boston Brand]; Swamp Thing [Alec Holland]; Challengers of the Unknown
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Color credit provided by Anthony Tollin.

The Cuckoo Cuckoos (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

The Penguin; Hostess / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Chapter 1: To Save a Monster (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Gerry Conway
Pencils
Keith Giffen
Inks
John Celardo
Colors
Jerry Serpe
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
J-4818
Genre
adventure
Characters
Challengers of the Unknown [Ace Morgan; Rocky Davis; Prof Haley; Red Ryan; June Robbins]; Swamp Thing; Deadman; Gaylord Clayburne; Rama Kushna (flashback); Multi-Man [Duncan Pramble]
Synopsis
Perdition lies in ruins. Prof is infected with an alien fungus. Swamp Thing watches from cover, is attacked by a wolf, but brushes it off. The wolf is possessed by Deadman, who asks Rama Kushna why he's here. "Follow the Challengers." Back at Challenger Mountain, the heroes can't cure Prof's disease. Angry, Ace orders Gaylord to take a walk; he walks.
Reprints

Chapter 2: When Deadmen Walk (Table of Contents: 3)

Challengers of the Unknown / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Gerry Conway
Pencils
Keith Giffen
Inks
John Celardo
Colors
Jerry Serpe
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
adventure
Characters
Challengers of the Unknown [Ace Morgan; Rocky Davis; Prof Haley; Red Ryan; June Robbins]; Swamp Thing; Deadman; Multi-Man [Duncan Pramble]
Synopsis
After Deadman cures him from within, Prof wakes up and reveals that Dr. Alec Holland who helped save him is Swamp Thing and needs help. Deadman finds Swamp Thing but can't enter him as he's already possessed. Deadman returns to possess Ace and announces that Swamp Thing is in Philadelphia, where he is under the control of and releasing Duncan Pramble, the former Multi-Man. Deadman jumps between the two, causing a psychic explosion freeing Swamp Thing and blowing Pramble's mind. Later back at the mountain, the Challs welcome Swamp Thing to make his home with them.
Reprints

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

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

Script
Jack C. Harris [as JCH]
Pencils
Mike Netzer (illustration)
Inks
Bob Wiacek (illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
L-768

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from Michael Iannico and Chris J. Bonno.

It's a Mystery... (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Publishorial / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.67 page (report information)

#23 Bob Layton (Table of Contents: 6)

DC Profiles / text article / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
Jack C. Harris ?
Letters
typeset

Genre
biography

Indexer Notes

Script: Michael Catron suggests Harris.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["The Swamp Thing has gone berserk--"]
    Challengers of the Unknown
  2. 1. The Cuckoo Cuckoos
    The Penguin; Hostess
  3. 2. Chapter 1: To Save a Monster
    Challengers of the Unknown
  4. 3. Chapter 2: When Deadmen Walk
    Challengers of the Unknown
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Challenger Mountain Mail Room
  6. 5. It's a Mystery...
    Publishorial
  7. 6. #23 Bob Layton
    DC Profiles
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Bruno Andreacchi
  • Nick Caputo
  • Clayton Emery
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Per Sandell
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Jim Stangas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Clayton Emery
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Ramon Schenk