A thrilling, suspenseful ad featuring the always nifty art of Neal Adams. By this time — late 60s — Adams was pretty much DC’s de facto cover artist. The ones he didn’t draw were done by Nick Cardy. While Uxepected continued on for another decade or so, the poor old Challengers weren’t long for the world. Even the Adams covers couldn’t save ’em and Kirby’s creations sailed off into the sunset of DC limbo, only to sporadically return — often in radically different interpretations.

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