Superman Presents World's Finest Comic Monthly #109

Published
May 1974
Page count
52
Cover price
0.20 AUD
Colour
Black & white
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
Branding
Planet Comics (1)
 
Planet Comics (1)

Credits

Editing
, editor

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover The Thing That Came Out of the Sea! (Challengers of the Unknown) Cover, 1 page

"The Thing That Came out of the Sea!"

Featuring

Feature
Challengers of the Unknown
Genre
Adventure

Credits

Art
Nick Cardy, line art

Reprint history

First print
United States
Challengers of the Unknown (DC, 1973 series) #80 (June-July 1973)
Show/hide 1. The Day Earth Blew Up [Chapter 1] (Challengers of the Unknown) Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Feature
Challengers of the Unknown
Genre
Adventure
Code
N-636

Credits

Writing
David Wood, scripter [as Dave Wood]
Art
Jack Kirby, penciller
 
Bruno Premiani, inker
Editing
Jack Schiff, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Showcase (DC, 1956 series) #11 (November-December 1957)
The Day the Earth Blew Up
Also printed
Australia
Mighty The 100-Page Comic! (Colour Comics, 1957 series) #3 ([January 1958?])
The Day the Earth Blew Up
 
United States
Challengers of the Unknown (DC, 1973 series) #80 (June-July 1973)
The Day The Earth Blew Up
 
United States
The Essential Showcase 1956-1959 (DC, 1992 series) ([November] 1992)
The Day the Earth Blew Up
 
United States
Challengers of the Unknown Archives (DC, 2003 series) #Volume 1 ([July] 2003)
The Day the Earth Blew Up [Chapter 1]
 
United States
Showcase Presents Challengers of the Unknown (DC, 2006 series) #Volume 1 ([October] 2006)
The Day the Earth Blew Up

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. He, Rocky, and Red fly. They'll 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.

Show/hide 2. The Tyrans Chapter Two (Challengers of the Unknown) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Challengers of the Unknown
Genre
Adventure

Credits

Writing
David Wood, scripter [as Dave Wood]
Art
Jack Kirby, penciller
 
Bruno Premiani, inker
Editing
Jack Schiff, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Showcase (DC, 1956 series) #11 (November-December 1957)
The Tyrans
Also printed
Australia
Mighty The 100-Page Comic! (Colour Comics, 1957 series) #3 ([January 1958?])
The Tyrans: Chapter Two
 
United States
Challengers of the Unknown (DC, 1973 series) #80 (June-July 1973)
Chapter Two: The Tyrans
 
United States
Challengers of the Unknown Archives (DC, 2003 series) #Volume 1 ([July] 2003)
The Tyrans [Chapter 2]
 
United States
Showcase Presents Challengers of the Unknown (DC, 2006 series) #Volume 1 ([October] 2006)
The Tyrans [Chapter Two]

Synopsis

Prisoners, two Challengers are dropped down a miles-deep airlift. Ace and Rocky find an airshaft and search for miles. The gravity is lighter and they half-float. Finally they reach a vast underground super-city of aliens - with an army ready for invasion! Ace tries to capture a sentry, but the alien anticipates his every move with its computer-like mind. All four Challs are imprisoned with the missing scientists. The aliens are planting charges all over the world to blow away chunks and reduce Earth's mass, so they can live comfortably among enslaved humans. They've conquered whole galaxies this way. Prof realizes the undersea volcano was a test. The Challengers think frantically. How to outwit the aliens? Their super-brains must need rest. Catch one half-asleep and...

Show/hide 3. The Thing That Came Out of the Sea Chapter Three (Challengers of the Unknown) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Challengers of the Unknown
Genre
Adventure

Credits

Writing
David Wood, scripter [as Dave Wood]
Art
Jack Kirby, penciller
 
Bruno Premiani, inker
Editing
Jack Schiff, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Showcase (DC, 1956 series) #11 (November-December 1957)
The Thing That Came Out of the Sea
Also printed
Australia
Mighty The 100-Page Comic! (Colour Comics, 1957 series) #3 ([January 1958?])
The Thing That Came Out of the Sea: Chapter Three
 
United States
Challengers of the Unknown (DC, 1973 series) #80 (June-July 1973)
Chapter Three: The Thing That Came Out of the Sea
 
United States
Challengers of the Unknown (DC, 1973 series) #80 (June-July 1973)
The Thing That Came Out of the Sea
 
United States
Challengers of the Unknown Archives (DC, 2003 series) #Volume 1 ([July] 2003)
The Thing That Came Out of the Sea [Chapter 3]
 
United States
Showcase Presents Challengers of the Unknown (DC, 2006 series) #Volume 1 ([October] 2006)
The Thing That Came Out of the Sea [Chapter Three]

Synopsis

The Challengers summon an alien during the night and succeed in hypnotizing them. The docile alien leads them out a secret panel to a gravity control room. The Challengers crank the gravity high, pinning the aliens to the ground. How to escape? The aliens use "electronic transmission". Ace and Rocky will try to destroy the main detonator from this end. Prof and Red teleport to Washington to alert the military. Prof is given a wearable minisub and torpedo-dives to dismantle one planet-cracking bomb. The Air Force and Navy arrive off Antarctica and shell the hell out of the Tyrans' invasion force. Underground, Ace and Rocky and the two scientists flee a gas attack and gun-cars. One scientist remembers the power comes from a core tap. Cranking a valve brings raging heat that crisps aliens and slags the bomb detonator. Meanwhile, in the Pacific, a wild claw-machine erupts from the ocean to attack the Navy.

Show/hide 4. One Minute to Doom Chapter Four (Challengers of the Unknown) Comic story, 5 pages
Show/hide 5. The Planet of Plunder! (Wonder Woman) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Wonder Woman
Genre
Superhero
Code
K-297

Credits

Writing
Robert Kanigher, scripter
Art
Ric Estrada, penciller
 
Vince Colletta, inker
Editing
Robert Kanigher, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Wonder Woman (DC, 1942 series) #209 (December-January 1973-74)
The Planet of Plunder!

Notes

This story reworks a story in Wonder Woman 31, September-October 1948.

Show/hide 6. Untitled Cartoon, 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Humour

Credits

Writing
Sergio Aragonés, scripter [as Sergio Aragones]
Art
Sergio Aragonés, line art [as Sergio Aragones]

Notes

Gags about scuba diving, axman, cow in grave and campfire stories.

Show/hide 7. The Challenge of the Expanding World (The Atom and The Flash) Comic story, 13 pages

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 1466

Entry created

  • 12/06/2004

Cover added

  • 28/03/2017

Index completed

  • 29/08/2007

Last updated

  • 28/03/2017