(December 1977-January 1978)

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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:
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

["The Swamp Thing has gone berserk--"] (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:
?

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) (Expand) /

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

Chapter 1: To Save a Monster (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:
?
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.

Chapter 2: When Deadmen Walk (Table of Contents)

Challengers of the Unknown / comic story / 10 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; 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.

[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-768

Indexer Notes

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

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

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

#23 Bob Layton (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Jack C. Harris ?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
biography

Indexer Notes

Script: Michael Catron suggests Harris.

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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:
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  • Jim Van Dore
  • Per Sandell
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Jim Stangas
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