(1992 [February 1993])

DC, 1992 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
 
Price
19.95 USD; 24.95 CAD
Pages
196
On-sale Date
1992-12-24
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
DC [bullet]
ISBN
1-56389-079-8 Search at WorldCat
Editing
Bob Kahan (Editor, collected edition); Robert Greenberger (Associate Editor, collected edition); Paul Kupperberg (Associate Editor, collected edition); Neal Pozner (Associate Editor, collected edition)
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
cardstock cover
Binding
softcover
Publishing Format
collected edition

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
various
Inks
various
Colors
Tom McCraw

Genre
superhero

Introduction (Table of Contents: 1)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Kupperberg
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

Fireman Farrell / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Prentice
Inks
John Prentice
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Reprints

The Story Behind Showcase (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Win Mortimer
Inks
Win Mortimer
Colors
?
Letters
?

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The School for Smoke-Eaters (Table of Contents: 4)

Fireman Farrell / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Arnold Drake
Pencils
John Prentice
Inks
John Prentice
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
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Fire Under the Big Top (Table of Contents: 5)

Fireman Farrell / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Arnold Drake
Pencils
John Prentice
Inks
John Prentice
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
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Fourth Alarm (Table of Contents: 6)

Fireman Farrell / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Arnold Drake
Pencils
John Prentice
Inks
John Prentice
Colors
?
Letters
?

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

The Flash / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Joe Kubert
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Reprints

Mystery of the Human Thunderbolt! (Table of Contents: 8)

The Flash / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Kanigher
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Joe Kubert
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Flash [Barry Allen] (first appearance, origin); Flash [Jay Garrick] (on a comic book cover); Iris West (first appearance); The Turtle Man [later The Turtle] (villain)
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Indexer Notes

First appearance of Barry Allen as the Flash.

The Man Who Broke the Time Barrier! (Table of Contents: 9)

The Flash / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Joe Kubert
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Flash [Barry Allen]; Mazdan (villain)
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Jack Kirby
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
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The Secret of the Sorcerer's Box! (Table of Contents: 11)

Challengers of the Unknown / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Kirby (plot, script); Dave Wood (script rewrite)
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
?; Roz Kirby (black fill-ins)
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
adventure
Characters
Challengers of the Unknown [Ace Morgan; Prof Haley; Red Ryan; Rocky Davis] (first appearance, origin); sailors; citizens; VILLAIN: Mr. Morelian (first appearance; dies)
Synopsis
Four men escape a plane crash unharmed, decide they are living on borrowed time and vow to use it challenging the unknown. In their first case, they’re asked to open the four chambers of an ancient box. The chambers release: a stone giant that Prof. destroys by pure thought, a sun that freezes by consuming nearby heat that Red traps in a vacuum chamber, and a device that snarls things in plastic ribbons but is controlled by a dial on its container. Morelian opens the fourth and removes a ring, claiming the box says it contains immortality. He is wrong: immortality was in the box, not the ring.
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Indexer Notes

1) Credits updated 10/06 by Bob Hughes. Previously inker listed as Marvin Stein. Per Stein's conversations with Greg Theakston, he did not ink any Challengers stories. 2) An epilogue occurs in Secret Origins 12 (1987), when the Challengers are reunited with the box to solve its final mystery. 3) Letters credit from Rodrigo Baeza via the editor e-mail list on March 5, 2007.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Al Plastino
Inks
Al Plastino
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
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The Girl in Superman's Past (Table of Contents: 13)

Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Coleman
Pencils
Al Plastino
Inks
Al Plastino
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Lois Lane; Lana Lang; Superman [Clark Kent]
Synopsis
Lois meets Lana Lang for the first time, and the girls immediately compete to see whom Superman likes better. But Superman refuses to fall into their traps.
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The New Lois Lane (Table of Contents: 14)

Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Ruben Moreira
Inks
Al Plastino
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Conners [Con]
Synopsis
Superman hopes that Lois' constant snooping to find his identity will provide evidence to convince "Con" Conners that he is wrong in believing that Clark Kent is Superman.
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Indexer Notes

artist changed from Ruben Moreira by Bob Hughes 3/06

Mrs. Superman (Table of Contents: 15)

Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Al Plastino
Inks
Al Plastino
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Jimmy Olsen; Lulu Lyons (introduction)
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16)

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

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Jack Kirby
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
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The Day the Earth Blew Up (Table of Contents: 17)

Challengers of the Unknown / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script
David Wood
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Bruno Premiani
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Challengers of the Unknown [Ace Morgan; Rocky Davis; Professor Haley; Red Ryan]; Carl Jackson; Warren Moss; Commander Lockwood; Colonel Price. Villains: General Tolek; Garnat; other Tyrans
Synopsis
At the Pentagon, Navy officers and scientists are stumped. Two scientists mysteriously disappeared in Antarctica. They call in "men capable of handling the unknown". Ace takes the call as he, Rocky, and Red fly and pick up Prof along the way. Off New Guinea, Prof is astounded to find a volcano rising from the sea bed. In the Antarctic, the Challengers snow-tractor toward the mystery spot. The tractor bogs in a snowstorm and needs repairs. Ace and Rocky explore and fall through thin ice! They land on a futuristic bridge. Above, Prof and Red are captured by skinny orange aliens in bubble-suits.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18)

The Flash / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
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Around the World in 80 Minutes! (Table of Contents: 19)

The Flash / comic story / 13.5 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Kanigher
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Joe Giella
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Flash [Barry Allen]; Iris West; Le Chat Noir (villain); El Claw (villain); Princess Tara
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Master of the Elements! (Table of Contents: 20)

The Flash / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Flash [Barry Allen]; Iris West; Mr. Element [Albert Desmond; later Dr. Alchemy] (first appearance, origin, villain); Argon (villain); Radon (villain); Krypton (villain); Xenon (villain)
Synopsis
Mr. Element and his henchmen shoot Flash into space in an attempt to get rid of him.
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Indexer Notes

vs. Mr. Element 1st

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 21)

Adam Strange / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Gil Kane
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
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Secret of the Eternal City! (Table of Contents: 22)

Adam Strange / comic story / 14.33 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox; Edmond Hamilton (co-plot, uncredited)
Pencils
Mike Sekowsky
Inks
Frank Giacoia; Joe Giella
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Adam Strange (introduction, origin); Rann (planet, introduction)
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Indexer Notes

Page 8 and page 15 are 2/3-pages. Origin & 1st appearance Adam Strange. See notes at original printing for the creative credits listed.

The Planet and the Pendulum! (Table of Contents: 23)

Adam Strange / comic story / 9.5 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox; Edmond Hamilton (co-plot, uncredited)
Pencils
Mike Sekowsky
Inks
Frank Giacoia; Joe Giella
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
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Indexer Notes

Logo is Adventures on Other Worlds. See notes at original printing for the creative credits listed.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 24)

Kings of the Wild / cover reprint (on interior page) / 0.25 page (report information)

Pencils
Irv Novick
Inks
Irv Novick
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
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Indexer Notes

Cover pencils and inks credits confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 25)

Manhunters / cover reprint (on interior page) / 0.25 page (report information)

Pencils
Ruben Moreira
Inks
Ruben Moreira
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 26)

Frogmen / cover reprint (on interior page) / 0.25 page (report information)

Pencils
Russ Heath
Inks
Russ Heath
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 27)

Challengers of the Unknown / cover reprint (on interior page) / 0.25 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Jack Kirby
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 28)

Challengers of the Unknown / cover reprint (on interior page) / 0.33 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Jack Kirby
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 29)

Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane / cover reprint (on interior page) / 0.33 page (report information)

Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 30)

The Flash / cover reprint (on interior page) / 0.33 page (report information)

Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Frank Giacoia .
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 31)

The Flash / cover reprint (on interior page) / 0.33 page (report information)

Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 32)

Space Ranger / cover reprint (on interior page) / 0.33 page (report information)

Pencils
Bob Brown
Inks
Bob Brown
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 33)

Space Ranger / cover reprint (on interior page) / 0.33 page (report information)

Pencils
Bob Brown
Inks
Bob Brown
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 34)

Adam Strange / cover reprint (on interior page) / 0.25 page (report information)

Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 35)

Adam Strange / cover reprint (on interior page) / 0.25 page (report information)

Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Gil Kane
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 36)

Rip Hunter...Time Master / cover reprint (on interior page) / 0.25 page (report information)

Pencils
Bob Brown
Inks
Bob Brown
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 37)

Rip Hunter...Time Master / cover reprint (on interior page) / 0.25 page (report information)

Pencils
Mike Sekowsky
Inks
Joe Giella
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
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Editing
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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Introduction
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Fireman Farrell
  4. 3. The Story Behind Showcase
  5. 4. The School for Smoke-Eaters
    Fireman Farrell
  6. 5. Fire Under the Big Top
    Fireman Farrell
  7. 6. Fourth Alarm
    Fireman Farrell
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    The Flash
  9. 8. Mystery of the Human Thunderbolt!
    The Flash
  10. 9. The Man Who Broke the Time Barrier!
    The Flash
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Challengers of the Unknown
  12. 11. The Secret of the Sorcerer's Box!
    Challengers of the Unknown
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane
  14. 13. The Girl in Superman's Past
    Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane
  15. 14. The New Lois Lane
    Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane
  16. 15. Mrs. Superman
    Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Challengers of the Unknown
  18. 17. The Day the Earth Blew Up
    Challengers of the Unknown
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    The Flash
  20. 19. Around the World in 80 Minutes!
    The Flash
  21. 20. Master of the Elements!
    The Flash
  22. 21. [no title indexed]
    Adam Strange
  23. 22. Secret of the Eternal City!
    Adam Strange
  24. 23. The Planet and the Pendulum!
    Adam Strange
  25. 24. [no title indexed]
    Kings of the Wild
  26. 25. [no title indexed]
    Manhunters
  27. 26. [no title indexed]
    Frogmen
  28. 27. [no title indexed]
    Challengers of the Unknown
  29. 28. [no title indexed]
    Challengers of the Unknown
  30. 29. [no title indexed]
    Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane
  31. 30. [no title indexed]
    The Flash
  32. 31. [no title indexed]
    The Flash
  33. 32. [no title indexed]
    Space Ranger
  34. 33. [no title indexed]
    Space Ranger
  35. 34. [no title indexed]
    Adam Strange
  36. 35. [no title indexed]
    Adam Strange
  37. 36. [no title indexed]
    Rip Hunter...Time Master
  38. 37. [no title indexed]
    Rip Hunter...Time Master
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