From the late 1950s, these are the original tales of four death-defying adventurers and their impossible, unimaginable exploits. After surviving the crash of a small aircraft, test pilot Ace Morgan, daredevil Red Ryan, heavyweight boxing champ Rocky Davis and marine scientist Professor Haley unite as The Challengers of The Unknown. Their mission: to explore the unexplainable for the good of mankind. This beautiful hardcover edition tells the earliest adventurers of these four adventurers as they encounter powerful aliens, deadly robots, and creatures of unknown origins, including a mysterious "star stone" that bestows super-powers, a space circus, monsters from space, a planet populated by robots and more.
|Product dimensions:||6.80(w) x 10.30(h) x 1.00(d)|
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Jack Kirby proves once again why he was the King of comics. Created prior to his Marvel Age work with Stan Lee, Jack created the Challengers of the Unknown a interesting mix of Monster genre, sci-fi and adventuring that instils a small window of his deep imagination. Fans of the Fantastic Four, good comics and Jack Kirby should pick up this book. Not a super-hero book that the lead characters wear tights, but has that heroic style and just classic story-telling.
These stories are classic in that they provide a ton of ideas and imagination in very short stories. These stories don't dwell on all the possible ramifications but fnatastically set your mind to considering them yourself. I loved these as a kid and both of my sons love them now.
Wish I could read this on the Nook iPad App.
I have the NOOK version, and it lacks nothing. It looks great on the Nook. But besides that, this Kirby edition of Challengers of the Unknown is nothing but fantastic. It shows Kirby's imagination, and the artwork is like a Kirby primer. There were very few people better at depicting action than Kirby, and no one (besides, maybe, Steve Ditko) could portray strange worlds and alien beings better. This is the good stuff, straight up. This Challengers collection gets a 5 star from me, and I don't give those out a lot.