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DC Challenge   (1985)
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Publisher: DC Comics

Publication Date: November 1985 - October 1986

Country: United States

Language: English

A "round-robin" maxi-series, wherein the first writer set up the story, and ended it with at least one cliffhanger. Each subsequent issue was written by a different writer, leaving cliffhangers for the following writer. The writers weren't allowed to communicate with each other. It was up to the incoming writer to solve the cliffhanger and progress the story.

Another catch? The writers couldn't feature characters they were currently writing. For instance, Doug Moench, writer of issue #3, was also writing Batman, so Batman barely made an appearance in issue #3.

The result was a mixed bag, with issues as individual as their writers.

In the hindsight of the 21st century, it feels very like the last hurrah of the pre-Crisis DCU, very much a testament to the creative glory, and logical mess, that the Schwartz/Weisinger/Ellsworth DCU could often be.

Number of issues cataloged: 12

Issue   Title   Story Arc   Cover Date
  Fathers Against Suns
  October 1986
  How Can You be in Two Places at Once When You're Not Anywher...
  September 1986
  Jules Verne Was Right!
  August 1986
  All This and World War, Too
  July 1986
  If This is Love, Why Do My Teeth Hurt?
  June 1986
  Don't Bogart That Grape...Hand Me The Gas Pump!
  May 1986
  A Matter of Antimatter
  April 1986
  Thunderbolts and Lightning
  March 1986
  Atomic Nights
  February 1986
  Viking Vengeance
  January 1986
  Blinded by the Light
  December 1985
  November 1985

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