Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Challengers of the Unknown #69

Challengers of the Unknown #69 (On Sale: June 3, 1969) has a cover by Joe Kubert; Neal Adams is taking a break from the Challs for a month.

The feature-length Challengers story "The Secret of Skull Mountain" is by Denny O'Neil and Jack Sparling. This puppy features the death of Prof Haley and his replacement in the Challengers by Corinna Stark who is introduced in this issue.

Edited by Murray Boltinoff.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I was very fond of the Challs at this point, and I don't think Prof actually died, but he did become injured, so Corinna came in as a temporary replacement. DC had recently reprinted the very first Challengers story (by Kirby), and this was kind of an attempt to revisit their roots, even going so far as to revive the purple jump suits, albeit with a new stripe down the sides.

Characterization was completely different from what Arnold Drake had established, but these last few issues were fun, as I recall.