All Favourites Comic #82

Published
January 1971
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
Colour Comics Pty Ltd
 
Colour Comics Pty Ltd

Credits

Editing
, editor

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Show/hide Cover No title recorded (Challengers of the Unknown) Cover, 1 page

"Reader, are you ready for the greatest?"

Featuring

Feature
Challengers of the Unknown
Genre
Adventure

Credits

Art
George Tuska, line art (Ace vignette)
 
Jack Kirby, line art
 
, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
Gaspar Saladino, letterer
Editing
Murray Boltinoff, original editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Challengers of the Unknown (DC, 1958 series) #75 (August-September 1970)
Ultivac Is Loose!

Notes

The main image of this cover is the spash page of the story from Showcase (DC, 1956 series) #7 (March-April 1957).

Show/hide 1. ULTIVAC Is Loose! [Chapter One] (Challengers of the Unknown) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Challengers of the Unknown
Genre
Adventure
Characters
Challengers of the Unknown [Ace Morgan; Professor Haley; Red Ryan; Rocky Davis]; June Robbins (first appearance); Felix Hesse (first appearance); ULTIVAC (first appearance)

Credits

Writing
David Wood , scripter [as Dave Wood]
 
Jack Kirby , scripter (see notes)
Art
Jack Kirby, line art
 
, inker
 
Rosalind Kirby , inker [as Roz Kirby] (blacks)
 
Marvin Stein , inker (see notes)
Text
Stan Starkman , letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]
 
Jack Schiff, original editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Showcase (DC, 1956 series) #7 (March-April 1957)
ULTIVAC Is Loose!
Also printed
Australia
All Favourites, The 100-Page Comic (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #4 ([February 1958?])
Ultivac Is Loose Part 2: A Challenger Must Die Part 3: The Fearful Millions Part 4: The Fatal Prediction
 
United States
Challengers of the Unknown (DC, 1958 series) #75 (August-September 1970)
Ultivac Is Loose!
 
United States
Challengers of the Unknown Archives (DC, 2003 series) #Volume 1 ([July] 2003)
ULTIVAC Is Loose! [Chapter 1]
 
United States
Showcase Presents Challengers of the Unknown (DC, 2006 series) #Volume 1 ([October] 2006)
Ultivac is Loose!

Notes

The name ULTIVAC is derived from UNIVAC, considered the first computer.

Show/hide 2. Chapter Two: A Challenger Must Die! (Challengers of the Unknown) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Challengers of the Unknown
Genre
Adventure
Characters
Director June Robbins, a computer expert

Credits

Writing
David Wood , scripter [as Dave Wood]
 
Jack Kirby , scripter (see notes)
Art
Jack Kirby, line art
 
, inker
 
Rosalind Kirby , inker [as Roz Kirby] (blacks)
 
Marvin Stein , inker (see notes)
Text
Stan Starkman , letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]
 
Jack Schiff, original editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Showcase (DC, 1956 series) #7 (March-April 1957)
Chapter Two: A Challenger Must Die!
Also printed
United States
Challengers of the Unknown (DC, 1958 series) #75 (August-September 1970)
Chapter Two: A Challenger Must Die!

Synopsis

The Challengers consult Director June Robbins, computer expert. She deduces radioactive materials have given ULTIVAC super-intelligence. She runs a computation to find their odds, and the card reads, "ULTIVAC WILL FALL WHEN A CHALLENGER DIES!" Meanwhile, Hesse watches ULTIVAC build robot-duplicates of Hesse to fetch supplies. Red and June respond to a lead, sneak onto Hesse's copter, and enter ULTIVAC's lab. But the robot can "DETECT YOUR THOUGHTS!" ULTIVAC senses June is not afraid, and they talk. Until Red smashes a power unit and they flee in the confusion.

Show/hide 3. Chapter Three: The Fearful Millions (Challengers of the Unknown) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Challengers of the Unknown
Genre
Adventure

Credits

Writing
David Wood , scripter [as Dave Wood]
 
Jack Kirby , scripter (see notes)
Art
Jack Kirby, line art
 
, inker
 
Rosalind Kirby , inker [as Roz Kirby] (blacks)
 
Marvin Stein , inker (see notes)
Text
Stan Starkman , letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]
 
Jack Schiff, original editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Showcase (DC, 1956 series) #7 (March-April 1957)
Chapter Three: The Fearful Millions
Also printed
United States
Challengers of the Unknown (DC, 1958 series) #75 (August-September 1970)
Chapter Three: The Fearful Millions

Synopsis

Hesse shoots ULTIVAC with a ray gun. The robot falls. Now Hesse and Barker can "make millions". ULTIVAC is clamped and displayed in Yankee Stadium in New York before thousands. But ULTIVAC sends a mental signal to June. The robot breaks free and carries June off. Ace, flying a jet, takes command to "talk terms", but ULTIVAC's vibration beam shatters the plane. The robot dives under the sea with June inside his dome. Prof, master diver, dives, but is slammed by a vibro-beam and captured.

Show/hide 4. Chapter Four: The Fatal Prediction! (Challengers of the Unknown) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Challengers of the Unknown
Genre
Adventure

Credits

Writing
David Wood , scripter [as Dave Wood]
 
Jack Kirby , scripter (see notes)
Art
Jack Kirby, line art
 
, inker
 
Rosalind Kirby , inker [as Roz Kirby] (blacks)
 
Marvin Stein , inker (see notes)
Text
Stan Starkman , letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]
 
Jack Schiff, original editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Showcase (DC, 1956 series) #7 (March-April 1957)
Chapter Four: The Fatal Prediction!
Also printed
United States
Challengers of the Unknown (DC, 1958 series) #75 (August-September 1970)
Chapter Four: The Fatal Prediction!

Synopsis

June argues "ULTIVAC is a scientific marvel". The robot swims out. Ashore, Red shoots while Rocky attaches a magnetic bomb that destroys ULTIVAC. Not. ULTIVAC sent out a decoy. June convinces him "Wars never solve anything!" and ULTIVAC agrees to a televised public hearing, and pledges to help humanity. Hesse blasts ULTIVAC and Rocky - who dies on the operating table, as foretold. June offers to take Rocky's place, and the Challs agree, until Rocky miraculously revives. ULTIVAC ends up a stationary calculating machine, his spark gone, yet "still contributing to man's knowledge".

Show/hide 5. The Wizard's Gift Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Genre
Fantasy-Supernatural

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Bill Ely, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Jack Schiff, original editor
 
Murray Boltinoff, original Associate Editor
 
George Kashdan, original Associate Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
House of Mystery (DC, 1951 series) #95 (February 1960)
The Wizard's Gift
Also printed
Australia
Five-Score Plus Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #25 ([May 1960?])
The Wizard's Gift
 
Australia
Doomsday (KG Murray, 1973 series) #25 ([February 1976?])
The Wizard's Gift
Show/hide 6. The Magic Hats of M'sieu La Farge Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Fantasy-Supernatural

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Ruben Moreira, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]

Reprint history

First print
United States
Tales of the Unexpected (DC, 1956 series) #2 (April-May 1956)
The Magic Hats of M'sieu La Farge
Also printed
Australia
Five-Score Plus Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #25 ([May 1960?])
The Magic Hats of M'sieu La Farge
Show/hide 7. House Haunted, Do Not Disturb Comic story, 9 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-suspense
Code
B-513
Characters
Lord Frumley; Martin; Wilma

Credits

Writing
George Kashdan, scripter [credited]
Art
Jerry Grandenetti, penciller [credited]
 
Jerry Grandenetti , inker [credited]
 
Frank Giacoia , inker
Text
John Costanza, letterer
Editing
Murray Boltinoff, original editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
The Unexpected (DC, 1968 series) #120 (August-September 1970)
Haunted House, Do Not Disturb

Notes

"Art" credited to Grandenetti on splash page.


Status

This issue includes help from

  • Kevin Patrick

AusReprints ID

  • 2027

Entry created

  • 27/11/2004

Cover added

  • 27/11/2004

Index completed

  • 27/11/2004

Last updated

  • 05/10/2019