Showcase #11

DC Comics

United States

Published
November-December 1957
Page count
36?
Cover price
0.10 USD
Colour
Colour
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/13883

Credits

Editing
Jack Schiff

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover The Day the Earth Blew Up! (Challengers of the Unknown) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Challengers of the Unknown
Genre
Adventure
Characters
Challengers of the Unknown [Ace Morgan; Professor Haley; Red Ryan; Rocky Davis]; General Tolek

Credits

Art
Jack Kirby

Reprint history

From GCD
in Essential Showcase 1956-1959, The (DC, 1992 series) #nn
in Challengers of the Unknown Archives (DC, 2003 series) #1 (July 2003)
in Showcase Presents Challengers of the Unknown (DC, 2006 series) #1

Notes

Third appearance of the Challengers of the Unknown. Learn more about the Challengers at www.challengersoftheunknown.com.

Show/hide 1. The Day the Earth Blew Up (Challengers of the Unknown) Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Feature
Challengers of the Unknown
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; and other Tyrans.

Credits

Script
Dave Wood
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Bruno Premiani

Reprint history

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
 
Australia
Superman Presents World's Finest Comic Monthly (KG Murray, 1974 series) #109 ([May 1974?])
The Day Earth Blew Up [Chapter 1]
 
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
From GCD
in Challengers of the Unknown (DC, 1973 series) #80
in Essential Showcase 1956-1959, The (DC, 1992 series) #nn
in Challengers of the Unknown Archives (DC, 2003 series) #1 (July 2003)
in Showcase Presents Challengers of the Unknown (DC, 2006 series) #1
 
from Showcase (DC, 1956 series) #11 (November-December 1957)
 
from SHOWCASE (DC, 1956 series) #11 (November-December 1957)
 
from Showcase (DC, 1956 series) #11.

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.

Notes

Chapter 1.

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

Featuring

Feature
Challengers of the Unknown
Genre
Adventure

Credits

Script
Dave Wood
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Bruno Premiani

Reprint history

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
 
Australia
Superman Presents World's Finest Comic Monthly (KG Murray, 1974 series) #109 ([May 1974?])
The Tyrans Chapter Two
 
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]
From GCD
in Challengers of the Unknown (DC, 1973 series) #80
in Essential Showcase 1956-1959, The (DC, 1992 series) #nn
in Challengers of the Unknown Archives (DC, 2003 series) #1 (July 2003)
in Showcase Presents Challengers of the Unknown (DC, 2006 series) #1
 
from Showcase (DC, 1956 series) #11 (November-December 1957)
 
from SHOWCASE (DC, 1956 series) #11 (November-December 1957)
 
from Showcase (DC, 1956 series) #11.

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...

Notes

Chapter 2.

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

Featuring

Feature
Challengers of the Unknown
Genre
Adventure

Credits

Script
Dave Wood
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Bruno Premiani

Reprint history

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
 
Australia
Superman Presents World's Finest Comic Monthly (KG Murray, 1974 series) #109 ([May 1974?])
The Thing That Came Out of the Sea Chapter Three
 
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]
From GCD
in Challengers of the Unknown (DC, 1973 series) #80
in Essential Showcase 1956-1959, The (DC, 1992 series) #nn
in Challengers of the Unknown Archives (DC, 2003 series) #1 (July 2003)
in Showcase Presents Challengers of the Unknown (DC, 2006 series) #1
 
from Showcase (DC, 1956 series) #11 (November-December 1957)
 
from SHOWCASE (DC, 1956 series) #11 (November-December 1957)"
 
from Showcase (DC, 1956 series) #11.

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.

Notes

Chapter 3.

Show/hide 4. One Minute to Doom (Challengers of the Unknown) Comic story, 5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Challengers of the Unknown
Genre
Adventure

Credits

Script
Dave Wood
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Bruno Premiani

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Mighty The 100-Page Comic! (Colour Comics, 1957 series) #3 ([January 1958?])
One Minute To Doom: Chapter Four
 
United States
Challengers of the Unknown (DC, 1973 series) #80 (June-July 1973)
Chapter Four: One Minute To Doom
 
Australia
Superman Presents World's Finest Comic Monthly (KG Murray, 1974 series) #109 ([May 1974?])
One Minute to Doom Chapter Four
 
United States
Challengers of the Unknown Archives (DC, 2003 series) #Volume 1 ([July] 2003)
One Minute to Doom [Chapter 4]
 
United States
Showcase Presents Challengers of the Unknown (DC, 2006 series) #Volume 1 ([October] 2006)
One Minute to Doom [Chapter Four]
From GCD
in Challengers of the Unknown (DC, 1973 series) #80
in Essential Showcase 1956-1959, The (DC, 1992 series) #nn
in Challengers of the Unknown Archives (DC, 2003 series) #1 (July 2003)
in Showcase Presents Challengers of the Unknown (DC, 2006 series) #1
 
from Showcase (DC, 1956 series) #11 (November-December 1957)
 
from SHOWCASE (DC, 1956 series) #11 (November-December 1957)
 
from Showcase (DC, 1956 series) #11.

Synopsis

On the Pacific island, Red sprays a new secret chemical weapon, a corrosive gas that eats the machine. Soon Ace leads a fleet of bombers to pound what's left of the alien base, and the menace is over. Their only casualty is Prof, who caught a cold diving off the South Pole!

Notes

Chapter 4.

Show/hide 5. Untitled (Just Imagine) Comic story, 2 pages

Featuring

Feature
Just Imagine

Credits

Art
Virgil Finlay

Reprint history

From GCD
from Real Fact (DC, 1946 series) #?

Notes

Third appearance of the Challengers of the Unknown. Learn more about the Challengers at www.challengersoftheunknown.com.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 32931

Entry created

  • 01/08/2007

Index completed

  • 21/05/2011

Last updated

  • 21/05/2011