Challengers of the Unknown

    (DC, 1958-1973, 1977-1978)
™ and © DC Comics, Inc.

Pilot Ace Morgan, wrestler Rocky Davis, acrobat Red Ryan and professional diver Professor Haley were strangers en route to an appearance on the “Heroes” radio show. There they were to be honored for their individual acts of heroism. On the way there, however, their plane was caught in a violent storm and crashed. The four miraculously survived, but they were changed by the experience. They felt they were living on borrowed time and decided to take on all life’s challenges for as long as it lasted. Thus the four strangers became the Challengers of the Unknown, fearless adventurers dedicated to exploring the edges of existence.

The group first debuted in Showcase #6, later going on to star in this long-lived series which ran on-and-off from 1958 to 1978.

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  NotesWriterArtist

#1

  5/1/1958
  $0.10
  $1,975.00
1 copy available for $595.00
 Jack KirbyJack Kirby

#2

  7/1/1958
  $0.10
  $520.00
1 copy available for $175.00
 Jack KirbyJack Kirby

#3

  9/1/1958
  $0.10
  $775.00
No copies available
 Jack KirbyJack Kirby

#4

  11/1/1958
  $0.10
  $650.00
2 copies available from $15.00
 Jack KirbyJack Kirby, Wally Wood

#5

  1/1/1959
  $0.10
  $320.00
2 copies available from $29.50
 Jack KirbyJack Kirby, Wally Wood

#6

  3/1/1959
  $0.10
  $265.00
1 copy available for $89.50
 Jack Kirby, France Edward HerronJack Kirby, Wally Wood

#7

  5/1/1959
  $0.10
  $260.00
1 copy available for $89.50
 Jack Kirby, France Edward HerronJack Kirby, Wally Wood

#8

  7/1/1959
  $0.10
  $320.00
1 copy available for $69.50
 Jack Kirby, France Edward HerronJack Kirby, Wally Wood

#9

  9/1/1959
  $0.10
  $170.00
2 copies available from $39.50
  Bob Brown

#10

  11/1/1959
  $0.10
  $410.00
3 copies available from $39.50
 France Edward HerronBob Brown

#11

  1/1/1960
  $0.10
  $160.00
1 copy available for $39.50
  Bob Brown

#12

  3/1/1960
  $0.10
  $114.00
2 copies available from $25.00
  Bob Brown

#13

  5/1/1960
  $0.10
  $150.00
2 copies available from $49.50
  Bob Brown

#14

  7/1/1960
  $0.10
  $117.00
3 copies available from $15.00
1st Appearance of Multi-Man; Origin of Multi-ManFrance Edward HerronBob Brown

#15

  9/1/1960
  $0.10
  $125.00
3 copies available from $13.95
  Bob Brown

#16

  11/1/1960
  $0.10
  $55.00
2 copies available from $35.00
Oct-Nov issue Bob Brown

#17

  1/1/1961
  $0.10
  $210.00
2 copies available from $49.50
  Bob Brown

#18

  3/1/1961
  $0.10
  $250.00
3 copies available from $15.00
1st Appearance of Cosmo (Challengers of the Unknown’s Pet) Henry Boltinoff

#19

  5/1/1961
  $0.10
  $88.00
3 copies available from $6.00
  Bob Brown

#20

  7/1/1961
  $0.10
  $27,700.00
3 copies available from $22.50
  Bob Brown

#21

  9/1/1961
  $0.10
  $135.00
2 copies available from $22.50
  Bob Brown

#22

  11/1/1961
  $0.10
  $113.00
3 copies available from $15.00
  Bob Brown

#23

  1/1/1962
  $0.12
  $77.00
3 copies available from $18.00
  Bob Brown

#24

  3/1/1962
  $0.12
  $79.00
3 copies available from $25.00
  Bob Brown

#25

  5/1/1962
  $0.12
  $40.00
1 copy available for $39.50
  Bob Brown

#26

  7/1/1962
  $0.12
  $79.00
2 copies available from $10.90
  Bob Brown

#27

  9/1/1962
  $0.12
  $75.00
2 copies available from $25.00
 Arnold Drake, Henry BoltinoffBob Brown, Henry Boltinoff

#28

  11/1/1962
  $0.12
  $73.00
3 copies available from $11.00
   

#29

  1/1/1963
  $0.12
  $66.00
3 copies available from $18.00
   

#30

  3/1/1963
  $0.12
  $48.00
1 copy available for $20.00
   

#31

  5/1/1963
  $0.12
  $67.00
2 copies available from $18.00
Origin of Challengers of the Unknown  

#32

  7/1/1963
  $0.12
  $42.00
2 copies available from $14.00
 France Edward Herron, Henry BoltinoffBob Brown, Henry Boltinoff

#33

  9/1/1963
  $0.12
  $70.00
1 copy available for $20.00
Aug-Sep issue  

#34

  11/1/1963
  $0.12
  $45.00
3 copies available from $16.00
1st Appearance of Multi-Woman; Origin of Multi-WomanHenry BoltinoffHenry Boltinoff

#35

  1/1/1964
  $0.12
  $65.00
5 copies available from $7.00
 Henry BoltinoffHenry Boltinoff

#36

  3/1/1964
  $0.12
  $47.00
4 copies available from $7.00
 Henry BoltinoffHenry Boltinoff

#37

  5/1/1964
  $0.12
  $59.00
3 copies available from $18.00
 Henry BoltinoffHenry Boltinoff

#38

  7/1/1964
  $0.12
  $46.00
3 copies available from $14.00
 Jack Schiff, Arnold Drake, Henry Boltinoff, Ed Herron, France Edward HerronSheldon Moldoff, Bob Brown, Henry Boltinoff

#39

  9/1/1964
  $0.12
  $45.00
6 copies available from $5.00
   

#40

  11/1/1964
  $0.12
  $45.00
3 copies available from $9.00
Versus Multi-Man; Oct-Nov issueFrance Edward Herron, Arnold Drake, Jack Schiff, Henry BoltinoffBob Brown, Sheldon Moldoff, Henry Boltinoff

#41

  1/1/1965
  $0.12
  $35.00
2 copies available from $12.50
   

#42

  3/1/1965
  $0.12
  $30.00
4 copies available from $3.62
   

#43

  5/1/1965
  $0.12
  $45.00
3 copies available from $10.00
 Henry BoltinoffHenry Boltinoff

#44

  7/1/1965
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  $25.00
No copies available
   

#45

  9/1/1965
  $0.12
  $22.00
1 copy available for $7.00
Aug-Sep issue  

#46

  11/1/1965
  $0.12
  $29.00
3 copies available from $10.50
 Bill FingerBob Brown

#47

  1/1/1966
  $0.12
  $42.00
1 copy available for $14.00
   

#48

  3/1/1966
  $0.12
  $52.00
No copies available
Story continues in Doom Patrol #102Arnold DrakeBob Brown

#49

  5/1/1966
  $0.12
  $15.00
2 copies available from $1.95
 Bill Finger, Jack Schiff, Henry BoltinoffBob Brown, Bernard Baily, Henry Boltinoff

#50

  7/1/1966
  $0.12
  $34.00
2 copies available from $12.50
1st Appearance of VilloFrance Edward HerronBob Brown

#51

  9/1/1966
  $0.12
  $53.00
2 copies available from $6.50
Versus Sponge ManBill FingerBob Brown

#52

  11/1/1966
  $0.12
  $29.00
5 copies available from $4.00
 France Edward HerronBob Brown

#53

  1/1/1967
  $0.12
  $46.00
3 copies available from $4.00
 France Edward HerronBob Brown

#54

  3/1/1967
  $0.12
  $38.00
4 copies available from $19.00
 France Edward HerronBob Brown

#55

  5/1/1967
  $0.12
  $42.00
5 copies available from $9.00
1st Appearance of Tino Manarry; Death of Red Ryan; Apr-May issueArnold Drake, Henry BoltinoffBob Brown, Henry Boltinoff

#56

  7/1/1967
  $0.12
  $39.00
2 copies available from $33.00
 Arnold DrakeBob Brown

#57

  9/1/1967
  $0.12
  $38.00
3 copies available from $9.00
Aug-Sep issueArnold DrakeBob Brown

#58

  11/1/1967
  $0.12
  $38.00
3 copies available from $7.50
Versus NeutroArnold DrakeBob Brown

#59

  1/1/1968
  $0.12
  $38.00
3 copies available from $6.35
 Arnold Drake, Henry BoltinoffBob Brown, Henry Boltinoff

#60

  3/1/1968
  $0.12
  $34.00
3 copies available from $8.15
Reprints from Challengers of the Unknown #41Arnold Drake, France Edward Herron, Ed HerronBob Brown

#61

  5/1/1968
  $0.12
  $34.00
4 copies available from $6.30
 Arnold DrakeBob Brown

#62

  7/1/1968
  $0.12
  $28.00
2 copies available from $6.00
 Arnold DrakeBob Brown

#63

  9/1/1968
  $0.12
  $46.00
4 copies available from $5.95
Irene Vartanoff L.O.C.Arnold DrakeBob Brown, Jack Abel

#64

  11/1/1968
  $0.12
  $27.00
2 copies available from $3.50
Reprints from Showcase #6; Origin of Challengers of the UnknownRobert KanigherJack Sparling, Jack Kirby

#65

  1/1/1969
  $0.12
  $28.00
2 copies available from $18.00
Reprints from Showcase #6; Origin of Challengers of the UnknownRobert KanigherJack Sparling, Jack Kirby

#66

  3/1/1969
  $0.12
  $27.00
4 copies available from $6.65
 Mike FriedrichJack Sparling

#67

  5/1/1969
  $0.12
  $18.00
3 copies available from $3.50
 Robert KanigherJack Sparling

#68

  7/1/1969
  $0.12
  $24.00
2 copies available from $4.75
 Denny O’NeilJack Sparling, Vince Colletta

#69

  9/1/1969
  $0.15
  $23.00
2 copies available from $7.50
1st Appearance of Corinna; 1st appearance of Corinna Stark; Tony Isabella L.O.C.Denny O’NeilJack Sparling

#70

  11/1/1969
  $0.15
  $30.00
2 copies available from $4.50
 Denny O’NeilJack Sparling

#71

  1/1/1970
  $0.15
  $17.00
1 copy available for $3.00
 Denny O’Neil, Murray BoltinoffJack Sparling, Nick Cardy

#72

  3/1/1970
  $0.15
  $10.00
No copies available
Feb-Mar issueDenny O’Neil, Dave WoodDick Dillin, Frank Giacoia, Lee Elias

#73

  5/1/1970
  $0.15
  $21.00
1 copy available for $12.50
 Denny O’Neil, Murray BoltinoffGeorge Tuska, Dick Dillin, Vince Colletta

#74

  7/1/1970
  $0.15
  $51.00
3 copies available from $4.00
 Denny O’Neil, Murray BoltinoffGeorge Tuska, Neal Adams, Henry Boltinoff, Bernie Wrightson

#75

  9/1/1970
  $0.15
  $24.00
3 copies available from $1.75
Reprints from Showcase #7; Versus Ultivac Jack Kirby, George Tuska

#76

  11/1/1970
  $0.15
  $16.00
3 copies available from $3.25
Reprints from Challengers of the Unknown #2 & #3 Jack Kirby, Wally Wood

#77

  1/1/1971
  $0.15
  $43.00
1 copy available for $16.00
Reprints from Showcase #12 Jack Kirby

#78

  2/1/1973
  $0.20
  $17.00
7 copies available from $4.50
Reprints from Challengers of the Unknown #6 & #7France Edward HerronJack Kirby

#79

  4/1/1973
  $0.20
  $15.00
9 copies available from $3.00
Reprints from Challengers of the Unknown #1 (Apr-May 1958) and #2 (Jun-Jul 1958); Mar-Apr issueJack Kirby, Dave WoodJack Kirby

#80

  7/1/1973
  $0.20
  $19.00
6 copies available from $3.41
Series goes on hiatus for four years until #81 (Jul 1977); Reprints from Showcase #11 (Nov-Dec 1957); Jun-Jul issueJack Kirby, Dave WoodJack Kirby, Nick Cardy

#81

  7/1/1977
  $0.35
  $8.50
9 copies available from $4.00
Versus Multi-ManGerry ConwayMike Nasser

#82

  9/1/1977
  $0.35
  $13.50
7 copies available from $3.87
 Gerry ConwayMike Nasser

#83

  11/1/1977
  $0.35
  $9.00
9 copies available from $1.99
 Gerry ConwayKeith Giffen

#84

  1/1/1978
  $0.35
  $8.00
7 copies available from $5.00
 Gerry ConwayKeith Giffen, John Celardo

#85

  3/1/1978
  $0.35
  $6.50
4 copies available from $3.50
 Gerry ConwayKeith Giffen, John Celardo

#86

  5/1/1978
  $0.35
  $8.00
10 copies available from $1.50
 Gerry ConwayKeith Giffen

#87

  7/1/1978
  $0.35
  $10.50
6 copies available from $6.00
Final IssueGerry Conway, Carla ConwayKeith Giffen