Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Decent Comics: "Twelve Million Years to Twilight" by Conway, Giffen, and Celardo

Dig it, Groove-ophiles! All good things must come to an end, and so it goes with DC's Groovy Age revival of Challengers of the Unknown. Yep, Challs #87 (March 1978) is the grand finale of the massive cosmic epic featuring not only the Challs, but also Deadman, Swamp Thing, and Rip Hunter. Tons of wild stuff going on in this ish, with penciler Keith Giffen really strutting his artistic stuff (dig that full page diagram of Challenger Mountain, f'rinstance). Husband/wife writer team Gerry and Carla Conway work hard to tie up soooo many loose plot threads, and though it would have been nice to have had at least one more ish to let things breathe, it's a pretty satisfying (if kinda rushed) ending to the whole shebang. And dig the JLA and Demon cameos! Are you ready for one last Challs journey as we travel..."Twelve Million Years to Twilight"?
Cover art by Alex Saviuk and Dick Giordano

1 comment:

  1. No more Giffen Challs.😫 He brought a unique perspective to our foursome. The storyline by Conway was like papier mache, getting thicker and more layered with every new character dropped into the mag. Fortunately for those of us who'd gotten hooked on Mr. Giffen's artwork we would soon have his pencils on The Defenders and Legion of Super-Heroes to bedazzle us with.



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