(February-March 1978)

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Volume
17
Price
0.35 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1977-11-22
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Barcode
0709893045303
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 #150.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Rich Buckler (signed)
Inks
Jack Abel (signed)
Colors
Tatjana Wood
Letters
Joe Letterese ?

Job Number
C-587
Genre
adventure
Characters
Challengers of the Unknown [Ace Morgan; Prof Haley; Red Ryan; Rocky Davis; June Robbins]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Color credit provided by Anthony Tollin.

Sable Lady (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Batman; Hostess / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Creature from the End of Time! (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Gerry Conway
Pencils
Keith Giffen
Inks
John Celardo
Colors
Jerry Serpe
Letters
Milt Snapinn

Job Number
J-4867
Genre
adventure
Characters
Challengers of the Unknown [Red Ryan; Rocky Davis; June Robbins]; Deadman; Swamp Thing
Reprints

Chapter 1: The Box from Beyond (Table of Contents: 3)

Challengers of the Unknown / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Gerry Conway
Pencils
Keith Giffen
Inks
John Celardo
Colors
Jerry Serpe
Letters
Milt Snapinn

Genre
adventure
Characters
Challengers of the Unknown [Red Ryan; Ace Morgan; Rocky Davis; June Robbins]; Deadman; Swamp Thing
Synopsis
A giant box appears in Toronto. The Challs, accompanied by Swamp Thing and Deadman, investigate.
Reprints

Chapter 2: Monsters and Men (Table of Contents: 4)

Challengers of the Unknown / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Gerry Conway
Pencils
Keith Giffen
Inks
John Celardo
Colors
Jerry Serpe
Letters
Milt Snapinn

Genre
adventure
Characters
Challengers of the Unknown [Ace Morgan; Rocky Davis; June Robbins]; Deadman; Swamp Thing; Rip Hunter (flashback); Jeff Johnson (flashback); Bonnie Baxter (flashback); Corky Baxter (flashback)
Synopsis
When Deadman tries to enter the box it opens and releases a monster. After they kill the monster, they haul the box and carcass to Challenger Mountain where tests indicate the box is from the future.
Reprints

Chapter 3: Flight Into the Future (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
Gerry Conway
Pencils
Keith Giffen
Inks
John Celardo
Colors
Jerry Serpe
Letters
Milt Snapinn

Genre
adventure
Characters
Challengers of the Unknown [Ace Morgan; Rocky Davis; June Robbins]; Deadman; Swamp Thing; Rip Hunter
Synopsis
The heroes fly to Rip Hunter's desert lab, which appears abandoned. Swamp Thing pushes a button and Rip's Time Sphere appears with a skeleton inside. They use the time sphere to travel to 12,000,000 AD. Amidst crumbling ruins they are surrounded by future-men and Rip Hunter in rags and a crown.
Reprints

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

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

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

Job Number
L-605

Indexer Notes

Fans like the new Challenger series and the guest-star revivals, which have been touted in teasers and the DC Hot Line (phone announcements). Editor Jack C. Harris says they'll "experiment". There's a contest on to name the letters page. "Send us YOUR comments."

Volume 77, Issue 47 - Week of November 21, 1977 (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Challengers of the Unknown
  2. 1. Sable Lady
    Batman; Hostess
  3. 2. The Creature from the End of Time!
    Challengers of the Unknown
  4. 3. Chapter 1: The Box from Beyond
    Challengers of the Unknown
  5. 4. Chapter 2: Monsters and Men
    Challengers of the Unknown
  6. 5. Chapter 3: Flight Into the Future
    Challengers of the Unknown
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Challenger Mountain Mail Room
  8. 7. Volume 77, Issue 47 - Week of November 21, 1977
    Daily Planet
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