Adventure Comics #496

DC Comics

United States

Published
February 1983
Page count
100
Cover price
1.25 USD; 1.50 CAD
Colour
Colour
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/358601

Credits

Editing
Carl Gafford
Nicola Cuti

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover Untitled (Supergirl; Challengers of the Unknown) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Supergirl; Challengers of the Unknown
Code
C-977
Characters
Supergirl; Cosmic Boy; Sun Boy

Credits

Art
Gil Kane
Colours
Anthony Tollin
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Notes

Lettering and coloring credits from Carl Gafford in a December 2010 e-mail.

Show/hide 1. Tomorrow's Answers! (Challengers of the Unknown) Comic story, 9 pages

Featuring

Feature
Challengers of the Unknown
Genre
Adventure
Characters
Rocky Davis; Prof Haley; Ace Morgan; Red Ryan; Cyrus Haley

Credits

Script
Bob Rozakis
Pencils
Alex Toth
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Colours
Anthony Tollin
Letters
Milt Snapinn
Editing
Carl Gafford

Synopsis

Continued from last issue... The not-yet-Challengers are still trying to discover who sabotaged their jet... In Hawaii, Prof and Rocky pay a call on Prof's cousin Freddie, who was passed over to inherit Uncle Cyrus's fortune. Rocky kicks in a door - and finds Uncle Cyrus, alive and cranky! Cyrus faked his death to avoid taxes, and now attacks Prof with his cane! Cyrus collapses with heart trouble. Neither the old man nor Freddie could have rigged a sabotage... In Las Vegas, Ace and Red visit Bernie, a loan shark that gambler Red owes a fortune. He wants Red alive to pay his debt. What about Johnny Green, an old friend of Red's? He was supposed to fly with them. As for the plastic sabotage gizmo - Ace yells, "Plastic, that's it!" Continued...

Notes

An original adventure that expands on the Challs' origin from Showcase 6 and Challengers of the Unknown 31. Learn more about the Challengers at www.challengersoftheunknown.com.

Show/hide 2. Supergirl's Greatest Challenge! (Supergirl) Comic story, 14 pages

Featuring

Feature
Supergirl
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Supergirl [also appears as Linda Danvers]; Lois Lane; Legion of Super-Heroes [Cosmic Boy; Lightning Lad; Saturn Girl; Sun Boy; Bouncing Boy]; Whizzy (descendant of Streaky); Positive Man; Chameleon Men [also appear disguised as Legionnaires]; Fred Danvers; Edna Danvers; Streaky

Credits

Script
Jerry Siegel
Art
Jim Mooney
Colours
Gene D'Angelo (reprint colorist)
Letters
Milt Snapinn
Editing
Mort Weisinger (original story)

Reprint history

From GCD
from Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #287 (April 1962)

Synopsis

Traveling to the 30th century, Supergirl defeats the Positive Man to help the Legion of Super-Heroes, who have lost their powers. Later, she exposes the Chameleon Men who have been posing as the Legionnaires.

Notes

The real Brainiac 5, Chameleon Boy, and Triplicate Girl do not appear in this story, only their Chameleon Men impostors. Coloring credits from Carl Gafford in December 2010 e-mail.

Show/hide 3. Underworld Reward Part 2 (Aquaman) Comic story, 23 pages

Featuring

Feature
Aquaman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Aquaman; Aqualad; Mera (cameo)

Credits

Script
Steve Skeates
Art
Jim Aparo
Colours
Bob LeRose (reprint colorist)
Letters
Jim Aparo
Editing
Dick Giordano (original story)

Reprint history

From GCD
from Aquaman (DC, 1962 series) #45 (May-June 1969)

Synopsis

Aquaman defeats the nameless gangsters then is transported away by a mysterious invention and finds Mera standing before him.

Notes

Coloring credits from Carl Gafford in December 2010 e-mail.

Show/hide 4. The Mystery of the Missing Newsstand! (Captain Marvel, Jr.) Comic story, 5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Captain Marvel, Jr.
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Captain Marvel, Jr. [also appears as Freddy Freeman]; Good-Natured Joe

Credits

Script
Elliot S! Maggin
Art
Dave Cockrum
Colours
Nansi Hoolahan (reprint colorist)
Editing
Julius Schwartz (original story)

Reprint history

From GCD
from Shazam! (DC, 1973 series) #9 (January 1974)

Synopsis

Captain Marvel, Jr. battles a gang of crooks who stole Freddy's newsstand.

Notes

Coloring credits from Carl Gafford in December 2010 e-mail.

Show/hide 5. Superman's Super-Courtship! (Supergirl) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Supergirl
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Supergirl [also appears as Linda Danvers]; Superman; Luma Lynai; Helen of Troy; Rhondous; adult Legion of Super-Heroes [Cosmic Man; Phantom Woman; Chameleon Man; Triplicate Woman; Sun Man; Saturn Woman; Brainiac 5; Lightning Man]; Fred Danvers; Edna Danvers

Credits

Script
Jerry Siegel
Art
Jim Mooney
Colours
Carl Gafford (reprint colorist)
Letters
Milt Snapinn
Editing
Mort Weisinger (original story)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #289 (June 1962)
Superman's Super-Courtship!
Also printed
Australia
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #12 ([November 1962?])
Superman's Super-Courtship!
 
United States
The Legion of Super-Heroes Archives (DC, 1991 series) #1 (1991)
Superman's Super-Courtship!
 
United States
Superman in the Sixties (DC, 1999) ([September] 1999)
Superman's Super-Courtship!
 
United States
Showcase Presents: Legion of Super-Heroes (DC, 2007 series) #1 ([April] 2007)
Superman's Super-Courtship!
 
United States
Showcase Presents: Supergirl (DC, 2007 series) #2 ([December] 2008)
Superman's Super-Courtship
From GCD
from Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #289 (June 1962)

Synopsis

Supergirl tries to find the perfect mate for Superman.

Notes

Coloring credits from Carl Gafford in December 2010 e-mail.

Show/hide 6. Dreams of Doom (Sandman) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Sandman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; Sandy [Sandy Hawkins]; Monroe Alvin; Torchy Grogan; Bugs Baron; Doctor Hoak

Credits

Script
Jack Kirby
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Joe Simon
Colours
Nansi Hoolahan (reprint colorist)
Letters
Howard Ferguson
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (original story)

Reprint history

From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #77 (November 1942)

Synopsis

One of America's richest men is afraid of the dark and turns to the Sandman to solve his problem and hopefully end his horrific nightmares. But the man's personal psychiatrist has different ideas.

Notes

Coloring credits from Carl Gafford in December 2010 e-mail.

Show/hide 7. Menace of the Mystic Mastermind (Spectre) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Spectre
Genre
Superhero; occult
Characters
Spectre; Jim Corrigan; Wildcat [Ted Grant]; Jack Dold

Credits

Script
Mike Friedrich
Art
Neal Adams
Colours
Jerry Serpe (reprint colorist)
Editing
Julius Schwartz (original story)

Reprint history

From GCD
from Spectre, The (DC, 1967 series) #3 (March-April 1968)

Synopsis

When interdimensional forces accidentally grant superpowers to "Sad" Jack Dold, he embarks on a crime spree and battles Wildcat and the Spectre.

Notes

Coloring credits from Carl Gafford in December 2010 e-mail.

Show/hide 8. The Story Behind the Stories Text article, 1 page

Credits

Author
Paul Levitz
Letters
typeset

Notes

Background information on the two Supergirl/Legion reprints in this issue.

Show/hide 9. Untitled (Spectre; Sandman; Captain Marvel, Jr.; Aquaman) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Spectre; Sandman; Captain Marvel, Jr.; Aquaman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Spectre; Wildcat [Ted Grant]; Jack Dold; Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; Sandy; Monroe Alvin; Captain Marvel, Jr; Aquaman

Credits

Pencils
Keith Giffen
Inks
Frank Giacoia

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 35981

Entry created

  • 24/02/2008

Index completed

  • 06/04/2012

Last updated

  • 05/10/2012