(April-May 1978)

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Volume
17
Price
0.35 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1978-01-24
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Barcode
0709893045305
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

This issue has variants.

On-sale date from Comic Reader #152.


The War at Time's End (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Rich Buckler (signed)
Inks
Frank Giacoia (signed)
Colors
Tatjana Wood
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Job Number
C-652
Genre
adventure
Characters
Rip Hunter; June Robbins; Rocky Davis; Ace Morgan; Swamp Thing; Deadman
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Color credit provided by Anthony Tollin.

The War at Time's End (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Gerry Conway
Pencils
Keith Giffen
Inks
John Celardo
Colors
Gene D’Angelo
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
J-4911
Genre
adventure
Characters
Prof Haley
Synopsis
In the present, Prof is wheelchair-bound in Challenger Mountain and attacked by a mutant lizard from the future.
Reprints

Chapter One: The Way It Began (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Gerry Conway
Pencils
Keith Giffen
Inks
John Celardo
Colors
Gene D'Angelo
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
adventure
Characters
Challengers of the Unknown [Ace Morgan; Prof Haley; Rocky Davis; Red Ryan; June Robbins]; Deadman
Synopsis
Prof recalls how it got to this point.
Reprints

Chapter Two: If This Is Tomorrow, You Must Be Rip Hunter! (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Gerry Conway
Pencils
Keith Giffen
Inks
John Celardo
Colors
Gene D'Angelo
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
adventure
Characters
Challengers of the Unknown [Ace Morgan; Prof Haley; Rocky Davis; Red Ryan; June Robbins]; Swamp Thing; Deadman; Rip Hunter; Jeff Smith; Bonnie Baxter; Corky Baxter; The Sunset Lords; The Persuader; Lucas Lawspeaker
Synopsis
In the future, Rocky, Ace, June, Swamp Thing, and Deadman find Rip Hunter (and his crew) are brainwashed pawns of the despotic Sunset Lords. After a fight, they're overwhelmed and captured.
Reprints

The Big Fall (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

Chapter Three: Time Times Terror (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
Gerry Conway
Pencils
Keith Giffen
Inks
John Celardo
Colors
Gene D'Angelo
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
adventure
Characters
Red Ryan; Deadman; The Sunset Lords; Rip Hunter
Synopsis
Back in the present, future-boxes keep releasing monsters around the world. Red (who quit the team) battles some in the streets.
Reprints

Chapter 4: A Pit by Any Other Name (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
Gerry Conway
Pencils
Keith Giffen
Inks
John Celardo
Colors
Gene D'Angelo
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
adventure
Characters
Challengers of the Unknown [Ace Morgan; Rocky Davis; June Robbins]; Swamp Thing; Deadman; The Sunset Lords; Lucas Lawspeaker
Synopsis
Deadman, sneaking around in a borrowed body, meets Lucas Lawspeaker and his rebels.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

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-888
Synopsis
Dave Blanchard and Sammuel Herskovitz love all the guest stars. Ye Editor notes, “... this is Swamp Thing’s home for now..."
Reprints

Volume 78, Issue 1 - Week of January 23, 1978 (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The War at Time's End
    Challengers of the Unknown
  2. 1. The War at Time's End
    Challengers of the Unknown
  3. 2. Chapter One: The Way It Began
    Challengers of the Unknown
  4. 3. Chapter Two: If This Is Tomorrow, You Must Be Rip Hunter!
    Challengers of the Unknown
  5. 4. The Big Fall
    Superman; Hostess
  6. 5. Chapter Three: Time Times Terror
    Challengers of the Unknown
  7. 6. Chapter 4: A Pit by Any Other Name
    Challengers of the Unknown
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Challenger Mountain Mail Room
  9. 8. Volume 78, Issue 1 - Week of January 23, 1978
    Daily Planet
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