Super-Team Family #8

DC Comics

United States

Published
December 1976-January 1977
Page count
52
Cover price
0.50 USD
Colour
Colour
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/30466

Credits

Editing
Joe Orlando (managing editor)
Tony Isabella (story editor)

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover Beyond the Bermuda Triangle! (Challengers of the Unknown) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Challengers of the Unknown
Genre
Adventure
Code
C-316
Characters
Challengers of the Unknown [Ace Morgan; Red Ryan; Prof Haley; Rocky Davis]

Credits

Pencils
Rich Buckler
Inks
Jack Abel
Show/hide 1. The Muse (Batman; Hostess Cup Cakes) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Batman; Hostess Cup Cakes
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman; Robin

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Vince Colletta

Notes

Inside front cover.

Show/hide 2. The Devil's Paradise (Challengers of the Unknown) Comic story, 17 pages

Featuring

Feature
Challengers of the Unknown
Genre
Adventure
Code
J-4396
Characters
Challengers of the Unknown [Ace Morgan; Rocky Davis; Prof Haley; Red Ryan; June Robbins]; President Gerald Ford; Henry Kissinger; The Tribunal; Bermuda Triangle inhabitants

Credits

Script
Steve Skeates
Pencils
James Sherman
Inks
Jack Abel
Colours
Liz Berube
Letters
Milt Snapinn

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Super Heroes Album (Murray, 1977 series) #8 ([December 1977])
The Devil's Paradise

Synopsis

With world war imminent, President Ford asks June Robbins and the Challengers to find Henry Kissinger, who was lost in the Bermuda Triangle. The Challs circle and hit a "vibration field" that tosses them into another dimension, to an island peopled with time-lost warriors riding triceratops. Vibrations from the beasts' horns knock the Challs cold. (And keep the island hidden in the vibration field.) They're locked up with Kissinger and condemned by The Tribunal. Using electronic gadgets from boot heels, they shatter the cell bars and slip from the castle. Warriors attack, but Prof's gadget negates the brain-numbing horn vibrations. Challs fight, Kissinger swings his briefcase, Ace pilots the jet and scoops up Red Ryan, and whisks them through the vibration field back to Florida. Kissinger thinks the world could learn a lesson from those diverse warriors who banded together. Maybe war itself can become the enemy!

Notes

June Robbins finally gets a uniform and becomes the fifth Challenger.

Show/hide 3. No title recorded (Team Talk) Letters page, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Team Talk
Code
L-556

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

Includes a recap of the origin of the Challengers.

Show/hide 4. Origin of the Doom Patrol (The Doom Patrol) Comic story, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
The Doom Patrol
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Doom Patrol [The Chief [Niles Caulder] (brief origin); Negative Man [Larry Trainor] (brief origin); Elasti-Girl [Rita Farr] (brief origin); Robotman [Cliff Steele] (brief origin)]

Credits

Script
Arnold Drake
Art
Bruno Premiani

Notes

The Doom Patrol costumes are re-colored here to match the newer design.

Show/hide 5. Part 1: The Terrible Secret of Negative Man (The Doom Patrol) Comic story, 10.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Doom Patrol
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Doom Patrol [The Chief [Niles Caulder]; Negative Man [Larry Trainor]; Elasti-Girl [Rita Farr]; Robotman [Cliff Steele]]; VILLAINS: Brotherhood of Evil [Madame Rouge; The Brain; Monsieur Mallah]

Credits

Script
Arnold Drake
Art
Bruno Premiani

Synopsis

The Brotherhood of Evil tricks Negative Man into helping them steal the secret plans for a machine that can enlarge objects to giant size.

Notes

The Doom Patrol costumes are re-colored here to match the newer design.

Show/hide 6. Part 2: The Toys of Terror (The Doom Patrol) Comic story, 5.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Doom Patrol
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Doom Patrol [The Chief [Niles Caulder]; Negative Man [Larry Trainor]; Elasti-Girl [Rita Farr]; Robotman [Cliff Steele]]; Madame Rouge (villain)

Credits

Script
Arnold Drake
Art
Bruno Premiani

Synopsis

Negative Man stops the plans of the Brotherhood of Evil by removing his bandages and revealing his radioactive powers.

Notes

The Doom Patrol costumes are re-colored here to match the newer design.


Notes

Revival of the adventures of the Challengers of the Unknown.

On sale date from promotional ad in Isis #2 and from Comic Reader #135.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 34503

Entry created

  • 29/09/2007

Index completed

  • 18/07/2019

Last updated

  • 18/07/2019