CHALLENGERS OF THE UNKNOWN

Dates: 1 Apr/May 1958-9 Aug/Sep 1959 (all ND in the UK); 10 Nov 1959-77 Dec/Jan 1970/71; 78 Feb 1973-80 Jun/Jul 1973; 81 Jun/Jul 1977-87 Jun/Jul 1978
Issues: CLICK HERE to view issues, super-size cover images and values in 9 grades
The first officially distributed issue of Challengers in the UK was #10 cover dated Oct/Nov 1959. Issues #1-9 therefore are always cents, unstamped copies.

The British variants have 9d or 10d cover stamps otherwise they are exactly the same as the American copies, printed at the same time on the same paper.

Challengers of the Unknown is a secondary title to Superman and Batman etc, rather in the same league as Atom or Hawkman, Blackhawk or Rip Hunter, but still with its own collector following.

There are no 80 Giants or annuals for this title. Shame. DC missed a trick there.

Total value for all issues of this title listed:

Condition

PR
1.0
FR
1.5
GD
2.0
VG
4.0
FN
6.0
VF
8.0
VF/NM
9.0
NM-
9.2
NM
9.4
MINT
10.0
Issues 89 89 89 89 89 89 89 89 89
Total £ 238.00 479.00 719.26 1,430 2,700 6,200 12,400 15,530 18,660 Total title value in pounds in UK markets
Total $ 386.00 779.80 1,160.00 2,330 4,420 9,870 19,710 24,680 29,640 Total title value in dollars in US markets

Note: some PR issues may have no value. Selected issues in FN, VF or VF/NM may not exist in some titles.