(February 1997)

DC, 1997 Series
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Price
2.25 USD; 3.25 CAD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1996-12-18
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
DC [bullet]
Barcode
761941208367 00111
Editing
Jenette Kahn (credited) (editor-in-chief); Mike Carlin (credited) (executive editor); Dan Thorsland (credited as D. K. Torslund) (editor); Alisande Morales (credited as Dread Kali) (assistant editor)

Are You Ready for the Truth? (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
John Paul Leon (signed)
Inks
Shawn Martinbrough (signed)
Colors
Matt Hollingsworth (signed)
Letters
Ken Lopez ?; Todd Klein (logo design, see notes)

Genre
adventure
Characters
Challengers of the Unknown [Clay Brody; Marlon Corbet; Brenda Ruskin; Kenn Kawa]

Indexer Notes

Logo design from Todd Klein via his Facebook posting Comics Logos C #38: CHALLENGERS OF THE UNKNOWN on 3 August 2021.

Challengers of the Unknown (Table of Contents: 1)

Challengers of the Unknown / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Steven Grant (credited); Len Kaminski (credited)
Pencils
John Paul Leon (credited)
Inks
Shawn Martinbrough (credited)
Colors
Matt Hollingsworth (credited)
Letters
Ken Lopez (credited)

Genre
adventure
Characters
Challengers of the Unknown [Clay Brody; Marlon Corbet; Brenda Ruskin; Kenn Kawa]; Saxon; minister of Harvest church; Charlotte; Jamie; citizens
Synopsis
The Challengers are called to Harvest, Wyoming to investigate a string of mysterious disappearances dating back to the 19th century. The locals are hostile and the Challengers end up in a brawl. Saxon believes that the unknown should stay unknown. Finally, Brenda and Kenn are chained down on a playground for "the harvest": human sacrifices to some unnamed periodic power. Kenn picks the chain locks and shoves Marlon free as the "harvest" hits. A force whisks locals straight up into space. The chained Challs are ironically spared. The Challengers decide that the truth is stranger than fiction.

Indexer Notes

This is the first appearance of the new Challengers: Clay Brody, Marlon Corbet, Brenda Ruskin, Kenn Kawa.

They refer to earlier unrecorded adventures.

This team pays homage to The X-Files TV show.

Watch This Space No. 36 (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

Watch This Space / in-house column / 1 page (report information)

Of Planes, Trains, and Legacies (Table of Contents: 3)

Challengers of the Unknown / text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Dan Thorsland (credited as D. K. Tørslünd)
Pencils
John Paul Leon (signed)
Inks
Shawn Martinbrough
Colors
? (yellow tint only)
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure
Synopsis
This text article provides background and context for the events of the current series.

Indexer Notes

Also shows the next issue cover, tinted yellow.

On the last two interior pages.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Are You Ready for the Truth?
    Challengers of the Unknown
  2. 1. Challengers of the Unknown
    Challengers of the Unknown
  3. 2. Watch This Space No. 36
    Watch This Space
  4. 3. Of Planes, Trains, and Legacies
    Challengers of the Unknown
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