"Challengers of the Unknown: "The Man Who Stole the Future"": This story is reprinted from Challengers of the Unknown #8.
Appearing in Challengers of the Unknown: "The Man Who Stole the Future"
- Drabny (First appearance)
Synopsis for Challengers of the Unknown: "The Man Who Stole the Future"
This story is reprinted from Challengers of the Unknown #8.
The Challengers are visited one day by their honorary member June and her friend Mary, who have brought them a scroll which she found in a castle she had inherited in the land of Mordania. Showing the Challengers the scroll intrigues the group enough to check the castle out. While exploring the castle they are attacked by a name named Dranby who steals the items in a secret compartment, which are all super-scientific devices. During the incident Rocky and Ace are sprayed with a chemical that turns them into children.
While going after Dranby, Red and Prof are captured and taken prisoner. Mary, June, Ace and Rocky then rescue them from Dranby's prison, the age reducing spray wearing off. Stopping Dranby from using his army of Star Cars as weapons, the Challengers expose him to the age reducing water and give him a firm spanking before turning him over to the authorities.
Appearing in Challengers of the Unknown: "Captives of the Space Circus"
Synopsis for Challengers of the Unknown: "Captives of the Space Circus"
This story is reprinted from Challengers of the Unknown #6.
Answering an SOS from a boat that has struck an ice berg, the Challengers soon learn that it was a trick by aliens from outer space and are taken prisoner. They are then forces to be exhibits in the Space Circus. Forces to fight gigantic beasts from other planets, the Challengers eventually break free from their cage and free the other captive species and lead a revolt which leads to the eventual capture of the ring master. Taking the ship back to it's home planet, the Challengers turn the ringmaster over to the authorities there before being returned home.
Appearing in Challengers of the Unknown: "The Wizard of Time"
- Wizard of Time (First appearance)
Synopsis for Challengers of the Unknown: "The Wizard of Time"
This story is reprinted from Challengers of the Unknown #4.
The Challengers of the Unknown are called in to investigate an apparent Greek soldier who has appeared in modern times and stolen a plane and other artifacts. They learn that he was summoned by the "wizard of time". Taken to the wizard, they learn that he is a scientist named Darius Tiko, who finished the work of the lat Dr. Hobart Reinmetz. When asked what he did with the objects that were stolen, Tiko explains that he gave them to people from other times. However, before the Challengers can apprehend him, he disappears in his time cube. Finding a spare cube, the Challengers decide to go to the different eras to recover the stolen items. Traveling to ancient Greece, Ace and Rocky clash with Greek soldiers to recover the stolen airplane, however the plane crashes and the two have to face an approaching war army. In Ancient Egypt, Prof and Red try to convince Rhamis to give them back the telescope, however when a sect of socerers attack, the telescope is destroyed. Red and Prof manage to escape and use the Time Cube to return to Greece and save Rocky and Ace before they are trampled by the Greek army.
The entire group traveling to the 15th Century they meet Nostradamus, who tells them that Tiko only came seeking mathematical formulas to probe the future. Using it to rewire their time machine, the Challengers travel to the future after Tiko. Arriving in the future the Challengers are easily subdued by Tiko using future technology, however the scuffle is stopped by local law enforcement who try all present.
Finding them innocent of any crimes in the future, they are told to go back, the future police informing them that they will return all the stolen items and that the other time cube has been confiscated. Returning to their own time, the Challengers take Tiko back to the main land, and as they leave the Time Cube explodes.
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