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Issue Details

Issue #508
Published January 1994
Cover Price 1.50 USD; 1.95 CAD
Pages 36
Editing Mike Carlin; Frank Pittarese (associate)
Notes 1994 Triangle #3.

Cover Details - "It's About Time!"

Characters Challengers of the Unknown [Ace Morgan; Rocky Davis; Prof Haley; Red Ryan]; Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]
Genre Superhero
Pencils Barry Kitson (signed)
Inks Karl Kesel (signed)
Colors Glenn Whitmore
Notes 1994 Triangle #3.

22 page Superman story "The Future is Now!"

Characters Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Challengers of the Unknown [Ace Morgan; Rocky Davis; Prof Haley [Walter Haley]; Red Ryan]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Cat Grant; Allie [Alice]; Frankline Stern; Ira Green; Vinnie Edge; Darius Tiko (villain); The Street Serpents (villains)
Synopsis While transporting Darius Tiko, the Wizard of Time, back through the time stream (in Challengers of the Unknown 4), Tiko crashes the time cube in Metropolis and runs off. The Challengers realize it's not 1958 but 1994 and dash to the Daily Planet building for information. Tiko gets mugged. Punks grab his four rings of power and become rampaging elementals. The Challengers meet Perry White, then attack the monsters until Superman steps in. Tiko pulls a ring and creates a vacuum (the fifth element) even Superman can't buck. Ace circles and puts a .45 to Tiko's head. The elementals wind down and the Challengers drag Tiko back into the time cube for 1958. Superman reflects on the non-super heroes' bravery - and its cost - as he flies over a memorial to dead Prof Haley.
Genre Superhero
Script Karl Kesel
Pencils Barry Kitson
Inks Ray McCarthy
Colors Glenn Whitmore
Letters Albert DeGuzman
Notes Narrator's note: "Believe it or not, this story takes place between panels 1 and 2 on the last page of Challengers of the Unknown 4!"

2 page Kryptograms letters page "Kryptograms"

Script Jennifer Frank
Letters typeset
Notes Letters from readers - Ken Elliott, Clint Hassell, Todd Shaffer, David Kanevsky, Jesse W. Jackson and Joe Frank - and responses from Jennifer Frank.