CHALLENGERS OF THE UNKNOWN (1958) (#1-87) (DC) #74 - Descriptive Bibliography

Plot Synopsis: Challengers of the Unknown (1958) #74
Co-starring Deadman. In the early 1970s, the Challengers of the Unknown were well into the third phase of the title's thematic arch from sci-fi adventure through costumed super-heroics to the occult. The addition of Deadman, as classically rendered here by the amazing Neal Adams, added an element of the supernatural that seemed like an odd mix with the Challs' mainly physical talents, and yet somehow seemed to work thanks to expert writing of Denny O'Neil.

In our two-part story, an honest research scientist's grief over the death of his daughter is turned to horror as the "ghost" of an 18th century warlock kidnaps his daughter's soul and holds it for ransom. Aided by a murderous hunchback, the ghost successfully extorts a precious ruby from the professor and although they can retrieve the gem, the Challengers are unable to rescue his daughter's soul! That's where the Deadman comes in! Silver Age artist George Tuska draws part one of "To Call a Deadman."

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Title: To Call A Deadman

Featuring: Challengers of the Unknown

Credits: Denny O'Neil (Script), George Tuska, Neal Adams (1-16 & 17-23) (Pencils), George Tuska, Neal Adams (1-16 & 17-23) (Inks).

Title: Dark As Death

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Credits: Murray Boltinoff (as Al Case) (Script), Bernie Wrightson (Pencils), Bernie Wrightson (Inks).

Comic Creator Database

Publisher: DC ComicsTitle: CHALLENGERS OF THE UNKNOWN (1958) (#1-87) (DC)
IssueFairGoodVery GoodFineVery FineNear Mint
74 (33.00) 66.00 129.00 185.00 (312.00) (413.00)

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