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Showcase #6, 7, 11 and 12 & Challengers #1-8, 1957-59 Our Highest Recommendation. By Jack Kirby and Wally Wood. It just doesn't get much better than this in the Silver Age! Jack Kirby reinvented the superhero genre with his sprawling saga of the Fourth World—a bold storytelling vision that was decades ahead of its time. And with The Fantastic Four he and Stan Lee created the iconic superhero team. But four years earlier, with magnificent inking by Wally Wood, Jack was honing his skills on one of the greatest prototype series of all time.

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It just doesn't get much better than this in the Silver Age! Jack Kirby reinvented the superhero genre with his sprawling saga of the Fourth World—a bold storytelling vision that was decades ahead of its time. And with The Fantastic Four he and Stan Lee created the iconic superhero team. But four years earlier, with magnificent inking by Wally Wood, Jack was honing his skills on one of the greatest prototype series of all time.

After walking away from a seemingly un-survivable plane crash, test pilot Ace Morgan, mountain climber Red Ryan, heavyweight boxing champ Rocky Davis and underwater explorer Prof Haley make a pact to continue defying death and seeking out mystery around the world. Their motto is “Dare Anything,” and their assignments are the most unusual and incredible tasks ever encountered! There is no danger that they fear, or risk that they will not accept! They call themselves…the Challengers of the Unknown!

Discover some of comics’ most daring writing and dynamic art—and thrill to the imaginative power of one of the medium’s greatest masters—in Challengers of the Unknown by Jack Kirby, collecting all of the King’s stories from Showcase #6-7 and 11-12 and Challengers of the Unknown #1-8, accompanied by illuminating essays from former DC editor Paul Kupperberg and acclaimed Kirby historian John Morrow.

Inkers also included Marvin Stein, George Klein, the great Bruno Premiani, and even Roz Kirby, but it's the unbeatable combination of Wood and Kirby that really sets off the best of these issues. Skymasters was the only other run of comic storytelling where these two giants worked together, and again here we have an unbeatable combination. And we have great stories of monsters, giant robots, mad scientists (a la Doctor Doom) and femme fatales with all the elements that Jack would continue to mine in those milestone Fantastic Four issues.

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Item Code CHUN
Publisher DC
Publish Date 2017
ISBN 9781401277192
Binding Soft Cover
Dimensions 7x11
# Pages 320pg
Color Full Color
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