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Rip Hunter

Showcase  No.  20
May-June 1959
Cover:  Rip Hunter, Bonnie Baxter, and Corky Baxter vs. dinosaur //Bob Brown
Story:  “Prisoners of 100 Million B. C. “  (chapter 1; 9 pages)
 Chapter 2:  “The Modern-Day Cavemen”  (7 pages)
 Chapter 3:  “The Great Beast Stampede”  (8 pages)
Editor:  Jack Schiff
Writer:  Jack Miller
Artist: Ruben Moreira
Feature Character:  Ripley “Rip” Hunter (first appearance; last chronological appearance in flashback  in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #144)
Supporting Characters:  Jeff Smith (first appearance; last chronological appearance in flashback in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #144), Bonnie Baxter, Corky Baxter (first appearance for both)
Villains:  Hoyt, Keegan (first and only appearance for both)
Comment:  Rip Hunter’s origin is revealed in flashback in DC COMICS PRESENTS #37, his earliest chronological appearance.
 As shown in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #144, Rip Hunter and Jeff Smith took an undepicted trip to the Civil War shortly before this story.
Synopsis:  Rip Hunter and his three companions are stranded in the prehistoric past when a pair of thieves, in search of precious gems and metals from that time, damage their Time Sphere.

Showcase No. 21
July-August 1959
Cover:  Rip Hunter and Jeff Smith vs. Circe and a centaur //Mike Sekowsky / Joe Giella
Story: “The Secret of the Lost Continent”  (chapter 1; 10 pages)
 Chapter 2:  “The Forbidden Island”  (8 pages)
 Chapter 3:  “The Doomed Continent”  (7 pages)
Editor:  Jack Schiff
Writer:  Jack Miller
Penciller:  Mike Sekowsky
Inker:  Joe Giella
Feature Character: Rip Hunter (next appears in issue #25)
Supporting Characters:  Bonnie Baxter, Corky Baxter, Jeff Smith (all next appear in issue #25)
Intro:  Alexander the Great, Darius (both of Earth-1), Circe (of Earth-1; next appears in ACTION COMICS #293), R’del, Jexjerans (only appearance for all)
Villains:  D’zar, Xendar, Cretans (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis:  In search of the lost continent of Atlantis, Rip Hunter and his crew go to the time of Alexander the Great

Showcase No. 25
March-April 1960
Cover:  Rip Hunter, Bonnie Baxter, and Corky Baxter vs. dinosaurs  //Joe Kubert / Jack Adler
Story:  “Captives of the Medieval Sorcerer”  (8 pages; chapter 1)
 Chapter 2:  “The Valley of the Monsters”  (10 pages)
 Chapter 3:  “The Sorcerer’s Siege”  (7 pages)
Editor:  Jack Schiff
Writer:  Jack Miller
Artist:  Joe Kubert
Feature Character:  Rip Hunter (last appearance in issue #21)
Supporting Characters:  Bonnie Baxter, Corky Baxter, Jeff Smith (last appearance for all in issue #21)
Intro: Prof. Blakeslee, King Gamina, Rittanians (only appearance for all)
Villains:  Cholorus, Dr. Senn (first and only appearance for both)
Synopsis: In the year 960, Rip Hunter and his band are sentenced by a sorcerer to an ordeal on an island filled with ancient monsters.

Showcase No. 26
May-June 1960
Cover:  Rip Hunter, Jeff Smith, Egyptians, Gdow and his partner  //Joe Kubert
Story:  “The Aliens From 2,000 B. C. “  (chapter 1; 9 pages)
 Chapter 2:  “Escape From the Doomed Village”  (8 pages)
 Chapter 3:  “The War of the gods”  (8 pages)
Editor:  Jack Schiff
Writer:  Jack Miller
Artist:  Joe Kubert
Feature Character: Rip Hunter (next appears in RIP HUNTER, TIME MASTER #1)
Supporting Characters: Bonnie Baxter, Corky Baxter, Jeff Smith (all next appear in RIP HUNTER, TIME MASTER #1)
Intro: A band of aliens (only appearance)
Villains: Gdow and his partner (first and only appearance for both)
Synopsis:  Rip Hunter and company investigate a mystery in ancient Egypt and learn the nation has been conquered by aliens.

Rip Hunter, Time Master No. 1
March-April 1961
Cover: Rip Hunter, Jeff Smith, and Bern Craig vs. “volcano creature” //Ross Andru / Mike Esposito
Story:  “The Thousand-Year-Old Curse”  (part 1; 9 pages)
 Part 2:  “The Secret of the Volcano Creature”  (8 pages)
 Part 3:  “The Wizard of the 10th Century” (8 pages)
Editor:  Jack Schiff
Writer:  Jack Miller
Penciller: Ross Andru
Inker:  Mike Esposito
Feature Character: Rip Hunter (last appearance in SHOWCASE #26)
Supporting Characters:  Bonnie Baxter, Corky Baxter, Jeff Smith (last appearance for all in SHOWCASE #26)
Intro:  Martin Craig, Elliot Craig, Hiram Craig, Bern Craig (only appearance for all), Sir Edmond Craig (dies in this story)
Villain: Karatan (first appearance; dies in this story)
Synopsis:  To help out a friend, Rip Hunter takes his crew into successive past eras to unveil the truth of a thousand-year-old curse.

Rip Hunter, Time Master No. 2
May-June 1961
Cover:  Rip Hunter, Jeff Smith, Nytok, Bonnie Baxter, Corky Baxter, and snaar //Ross Andru / Mike Esposito
Story:  “The Alien Beasts From 500 B.C.”  (part 1; 9 pages)
 Part 2:  “The Battle of the Alien Beasts”  (8 pages)
 Part 3:  “Rip Hunter’s Last Stand”  (8 pages)
Editor:  Jack Schiff
Writer: Jack Miller
Penciller:  Ross Andru
Inker: Mike Esposito
Feature Character:  Rip Hunter
Supporting Characters:  Bonnie Baxter, Corky Baxter, Jeff Smith
Intro:  Jim Bradley, Nytok (only appearance for both)
Villain: Demades (first and only appearance)
Synopsis:  In Greece in 500 B.C., Rip Hunter and his team seek to learn the secret of a beast rampant in the 20th Century.

Rip Hunter, Time Master No. 3
July-August 1961
Cover:  Rip Hunter, Jeff Smith, and Corky Baxter vs. King Rollo, octopoid creature, and Danes //Ross Andru / Mike Esposito
Story:  “The Throne of Doom”  (part 1; 6 pages)
 Part 2:  “The Duke With the Creature Powers”  (9 pages)
 Part 3:  “The Battle of the Warriors”  (10 pages)
Editor:  Jack Schiff
Writer: Jack Miller
Penciller:  Ross Andru
Inker: Mike Esposito
Feature Character:  Rip Hunter
Supporting Characters:  Bonnie Baxter, Corky Baxter, Jeff Smith
Intro: King Rollo, Axel (only appearance for both)
Villains: Duke Svend and his men (including Harald and Jason; first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis:  Rip Hunter’s group travel to a Danish-held island in 800 A.D. to investigate a coin bearing Corky’s likeness.

Rip Hunter, Time Master No. 4
September-October 1961
Cover:  Rip Hunter, Bonnie Baxter, and Corky Baxter attacked by bird-men //Nick Cardy
Story:  “The Bird-Men of 2,000 B.C.”  (chapter 1; 8 pages)
 Chapter 2:  “The Ancient Air Raid”  (8 pages)
 Chapter 3:  “The Avenging God of Gilgamesh” (9 pages)
Editor:  Jack Schiff
Writer:  Jack Miller
Artist:  Nick Cardy
Feature Character:  Rip Hunter
Supporting Characters: Bonnie Baxter, Corky Baxter, Jeff Smith
Intro: Rex Steele, Shreeb, Loor, Treel, Vaar, Vornians (only appearance for all)
Villains:  Roog and his bird-men, General Abu (of Earth-One; first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis:  In 1986 B.C., Rip Hunter and his crew try to stop a race of enemy bird-men from conquering the Babylonians.

Rip Hunter, Time Master No. 5
November-December 1961
Cover:  Rip Hunter and Corky in quicksand bog, trying to lasso alien beast  //Nick Cardy
Story:  “The Secret of the Saxon Traitor”  (part 1; 7 pages)
 Part 2:  “The Creatures of Doom Valley”  (9 pages)
 Part 3:  “The Ancients Vs. the Aliens”  (10 pages)
Editor:  Jack Schiff
Writer:  Jack Miller
Artist:  Nick Cardy
Feature Character: Rip Hunter
Supporting Characters:  Corky Baxter, Bonnie Baxter, Jeff Smith
Intro:  Professor Sayers, Aethelbert, Jillar, the Jutes  (all of Earth-One; only appearance for all)
Villains: Aliens, Hengest (of Earth-One) (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis:  At the request of a history professor, Rip Hunter and his team go to 5th Century Britain to clear Hengest of the charge of treason.  Instead, they find that the Saxon is in league with aliens.
 

Rip Hunter, Time Master No. 6
January-February 1962
Cover:  Corky Baxter and Romans watching Rip Hunter call down fireballs on temple //Nick Cardy
Story:  “The Secret of the Ancient Seer”  (part 1; 9 pages)
 Part 2:  “The Doomed City”  (9 pages)
 Part 3:  “The Menace of the Meteorite”  (7 pages)
Editor:  Jack Schiff
Writer:  Jack Miller
Artist: Alex Toth
Feature Character:  Rip Hunter
Supporting Characters:  Corky Baxter, Bonnie Baxter, Jeff Smith
Intro: Abbasid, Abn-Rab, a caliph, a man from 2025 (only appearance for all)
Villains:  Sejanus and his men (first and only appearance for all), the Turks
Synopsis:  To avert a predicted disaster in the present, Rip Hunter and his crew go back to ancient times to investigate a prophecy.

Rip Hunter, Time Master No. 7
March-April 1962
Cover:  Rip Hunter and Jeff Smith confronting tyrannosaurus and saber-toothed tiger //Dick Dillin / Sheldon Moldoff
Story:  “The Lost Wanderers In Time”  (part 1; 8 pages)
 Part 2:  “The Last Dinosaur”  (9 pages)
 Part 3:  “The Green Death” (8 pages)
Editor:  Jack Schiff
Writer:  Jack Miller
Penciller: Alex Toth
Inkers: Alex Toth (pgs. 1-17), Mike Esposito (pgs. 18-25)
Feature Characer:  Rip Hunter
Supporting Characters:  Corky Baxter, Bonnie Baxter, Jeff Smith
Intro:  Professor Wenzel, Chief Ognu, Alyta Indians, Akka, Chief Amya Yun (of Earth-One; only appearance for all)
Synopsis:  To save a modern-day tribe of Indians from a deadly disease that turns their skin green, Rip Hunter and his crew go to ancient times in search of an antidote.

Rip Hunter, Time Master No. 8
May-June 1962
Cover: Rip Hunter and Corky Baxter carried off by genie from lamp, controlled by Wade and Reeves
Story:  “The Thieves Who Stole a Genie” (chapter 1; 8 pages)
 Chapter 2:  “The Battle of the Genies”  (9 pages)
 Chapter 3:  “The Attack of the Ommayads”  (8 pages)
Editor:  Jack Schiff
Writer: Jack Miller
Artist:  Bill Ely
Feature Character:  Rip Hunter
Supporting Characters: Corky Baxter, Bonnie Baxter, Jeff Smith
Intro: Abu’l-Abbas (of Earth-One), Genie of the Lamp, Genie of the Magic Ring (only appearance for all)
Other Character:  Aladdin (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #79; last appearance)
Villains:  Wade, Reeves, Abd-Ar-Rahman, Ommayad Dynasty (of Earth-One; first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis:  Two crooks force Corky and Bonnie to take them back to ancient Baghdad so that they may steal
Aladdin’s lamp, but Rip Hunter and Jeff Smith learn of their plan and follow.

Rip Hunter, Time Master No. 9
July-August 1962
Cover: Corky Baxter watching Rip Hunter throw animal at aliens //Bill Ely
Story:  “The Alien King of 1,000 B. C.”  (8 pages; chapter 1)
 Chapter 2:  “Adventure On Planet Zark” (9 pagea)
 Chapter 3:  “One-Man Alien Army”  (8 pages)
Editor:  Jack Schiff
Writer:  Jack Miller
Artist:  Bill Ely
Feature Character:  Rip Hunter
Supporting Characters: Bonnie Baxter, Corky Baxter, Jeff Smith
Intro: Professor Stern, Xenor, Zarkites (only appearance for all)
Villains:  Myonos, Loren and his troops (first and only appearance for both)
Synopsis:  A trip to the past of ancient Greece allows Rip and his team to discover an alien exile who has super-powers on Earth...and, going to the alien’s world, Rip and Corky learn they have powers there, as well.

Rip Hunter, Time Master No. 10
September-October 1962
Cover:  Queen Zenobia, phony alien,  and warriors, sentencing Rip Hunter and Jeff Smith to death //Bill Ely
Story:  “The Execution of Rip Hunter”  (chapter 1; 8 pages)
 Chapter 2:  “Bonnie--Queen of Palmyra”  (9 pages)
 Chapter 3:  “All Hail the Conquering Creature”  (8 pages)
Editor:  George Kashdan
Writer: Jack Miller
Artist:  Bill Ely
Feature Character:  Rip Hunter
Supporting Characters:  Bonnie Baxter, Corky Baxter, Jeff Smith
Intro: Queen Zenobia (of Earth-One), Palmyrans (only appearance for all)
Villains: Emperor Aurelian (of Earth-One), Romans (only appearance for all)
Synopsis:  Rip Hunter and his crew go back to the past to find Queen Zenobia of Palmyra is a perfect double for Bonnie, and, despite the presence of a seemingly-alien “beast”, she is in danger of being conquered by Romans.

Rip Hunter, Time Master No. 11
November-December 1962
Cover:  Rip Hunter watching Calypso turn Jeff Smith into a Griffin //Bill Ely
Story:  “The Secret of Mount Olympus”  (chapter 1; 8 pages)
 Chapter 2:  “Dead End on Calypso Island”  (8 pages)
 Chapter 3:  “The Invasion of Mount Olympus”  (9 pages)
Editor:  George Kashdan
Writer: Jack Miller
Artist:  Bill Ely
Feature Character:  Rip Hunter
Supporting Characters:  Bonnie Baxter, Corky Baxter, Jeff Smith
Intro:  Professor Blake, Calypso (only appearance)
Villains: “Zeus“, “Theseus”, “Olympians” (first and only appearance for all)
Comment:  The “Olympians” who appear in this story are not the Greek gods who appear in WONDER WOMAN and other DC Comics, but aliens from the planet Olympus.
Synopsis:  In a time-trip back to ancient Greece, Jeff Smith is turned into a griffin, and Rip and Bonnie must undertake a quest for the famed Golden Apples to save him.

Rip Hunter, Time Master No. 12
January-February 1963
Cover:  Jeff Smith as “sun god” holding Rip Hunter and Corky Baxter away from ancient Britons at Stonehenge //Bill Ely
Story:  “The 2,200-Year-Old Doom”  (chapter 1; 7 pages)
 Chapter 2:  “The Impossible Beasts of One Million B.C. “ (8 pages)
 Chapter 3:  “Earth’s Last Chance”  (9 pages)
Editor:  George Kashdan
Writer: Jack Miller
Artist:  Bill Ely
Feature Character:  Rip Hunter
Supporting Characters:  Bonnie Baxter, Corky Baxter, Jeff Smith
Other Character:  Professor Blake
Villains: Caradoc, ancient Britons (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis:  Rip Hunter and his team fail to recover a meteorite from ancient Stonehenge that is polluting the atmosphere in present-day Earth, and must go to a time two centuries in the future in search of a way of countering it.

Rip Hunter, Time Master No. 13
March-April 1963
Cover:  Kublai Khan, Marco Polo, and Chinese guards capturing Rip Hunter, Jeff Smith, and Bonnie Baxter //Bill Ely
Story:  “The Menace of the Mongol Magician”  (chapter 1; 8 pages)
 Chapter 2:  “The Hijacked Time Sphere” (8 pages)
 Chapter 3:  “The Mongol Ambush”  (9 pages)
Editor:  George Kashdan
Writer: Jack Miller
Artist:  Bill Ely
Feature Character:  Rip Hunter
Supporting Characters:  Bonnie Baxter, Corky Baxter, Jeff Smith
Intro:  Kublai Khan, Marco Polo  (both of Earth-1; only appearance for both)
Villains: Prof. Deering, Halagu (first and only appearance for both)
Synopsis: A professor tricks Rip Hunter into taking him back to China in 1280 A.D. in order to ally himself with a sorceror who is the enemy of Kublai Khan.

Rip Hunter, Time Master No. 14
May-June 1963
Cover: Venusians using ray to draw Rip Hunter, Bonnie Baxter, Corky Baxter, and Jeff Smith through Time Sphere into space //Bill Ely
Story:   “The Captive Time-Travelers”  (chapter 1; 9 pages)
 Chapter 2:  “The Future Fugitive”  (8 pages)
 Chapter 3:  “Prisoners of Time”  (8 pages)
Editor:  George Kashdan
Writer: Jack Miller
Artist:  Bill Ely
Feature Character:  Rip Hunter
Supporting Characters:  Bonnie Baxter, Corky Baxter, Jeff Smith
Intro:  Prof. Fierenzo, Leonardo Da Vinci (of Earth-One), a future mayor, Venusians (only appearance for all)
Villains: Cesare Borgia (of Earth-One), Jervis, a deputy mayor and his men (only appearance for all)
Synopsis: To learn the strange secret of a time capsule made of seemingly impermeable metal, Rip Hunter goes back to 16th Century Italy, but their Time Sphere is stolen by an opportunist who travels to the time the capsule will open and disclose a bomb.

Rip Hunter, Time Master No. 15
July-August 1963
Cover:  Rip Hunter, Bonnie Baxter, Corky Baxter, and Jeff Smith caged by two ancient Earthlings //Bill Ely
Story:  “The Earthlings of 5, 000,000 B.C.”  (part 1;  9 pages)
 Chapter 2:  “The Experimental Creatures”  (8 pages)
 Chapter 3: “The Day the Earth Died”  (8 pages)
Editor:  George Kashdan
Writer: Jack Miller
Artist:  Bill Ely
Feature Character:  Rip Hunter
Supporting Characters:  Bonnie Baxter, Corky Baxter, Jeff Smith
Intro: An ancient Earth race (including Tabore; only appearance)
Villains:  Xerxons (first and only appearance)
Comment:  Apparently, the race which emigrates from Earth to Mars in this story died out before the time of J’onn J’onzz.
Synopsis:  In 3,000,000 B.C., Rip Hunter and his crew are captured by seeming aliens who turn out to be the original inhabitants of Earth.

Rip Hunter, Time Master No. 16
September-October 1963
Cover: Black Knight cutting bridge out from under Rip Hunter, Corky Baxter, and Jeff Smith  //Bill Ely
Story:  “The Criminal League of Time”  (chapter 1; 7 pages)
 Chapter 2:  “The Tournament of Doom”  (9 pages)
 Chapter 3:  “The Prize--One Time Sphere”  (9 pages)
Editor:  George Kashdan
Writer: Jack Miller
Artist:  Bill Ely
Feature Character:  Rip Hunter
Supporting Characters:  Bonnie Baxter, Corky Baxter, Jeff Smith
Intro: Count de Grammond, Juliet de Grammond (only appearance for both)
Villains: Lars Kreel, Capt. Harry Hawkins, the Black Knight (Baron de Koven; first and only appearance for all)
Comment: Rip Hunter and his team adopt their green uniforms in this story.
Synopsis:  An escaped criminal takes control of a Time Sphere and uses it to form a band of criminals from all ages.

Rip Hunter, Time Master No. 17
November-December 1963
Cover:  The Beast smashing spheres holding Corky Baxter, Bonnie Baxter, and Rip Hunter //Bill Ely
Story:  “Track of the Wizard’s Beast”  (chapter 1; 8 pages)
 Chapter 2: “The Wizard’s Secret Weapons” (8 pages)
 Chapter 3:  “The Beast’s Revenge”  (9 pages)
Editor:  George Kashdan
Writer: Jack Miller
Artist:  Bill Ely
Feature Character:  Rip Hunter
Supporting Characters:  Bonnie Baxter, Corky Baxter, Jeff Smith
Intro:  Lars Hawkins (only appearance), the Beast (Duc de Ogilve; dies in this story)
Villain: Vareau (first appearance; dies in this story)
Synopsis:  A wealthy man hires Rip Hunter to investigate an ancient curse that may turn him into a beast.

Rip Hunter, Time Master No. 18
January-February 1964
Cover: Rip Hunter, Bonnie Baxter, and Jeff Smith fleeing Time Sphere in future as dinosaur stomps it //Bill Ely
Story:  “Public Enemy of the 26th Century”  (chapter 1; 8 pages)
 Chapter 2:  “The Dinosaur of 2250”  (8 pages)
 Chapter 3:  “Rip Hunter’s Fatal Decision”  (9 pages)
Editor:  George Kashdan
Writer: Jack Miller
Artist:  Bill Ely
Feature Character:  Rip Hunter
Supporting Characters:  Bonnie Baxter, Corky Baxter, Jeff Smith
Villains:  Prof. Hazzard, Joaks (first and only appearance for both)
Synopsis:  Rip Hunter stands accused of stealing a rare element from the year 2250...and, amazingly, agrees to his own guilt.

Rip Hunter, Time Master No. 19
March-April 1964
Cover:  Rip Hunter and Cleopatra having Bonnie Baxter and Jeff Smith captured by guards //Bill Ely
Story:  “Cleopatra’s Deadly Trap” (chapter 1; 8 pages)
 Chapter 2:  “Rip Caesar--Conqueror of Egypt”  (8 pages)
 Chapter 3:  “Caesar’s Forgotten Foe”  (9 pages)
Editor:  George Kashdan
Writer: Jack Miller
Artist:  Bill Ely
Feature Character:  Rip Hunter
Supporting Characters:  Bonnie Baxter, Corky Baxter, Jeff Smith
Other Character: Cleopatra (of Earth-1; possibly her first chronological appearance; next appears in issue #21), Gaius Julius Caesar (of Earth-1), Ptolemy XIII (of Earth-1), Yocun (first and only appearance for both)
Synopsis:  In ancient Syria, Cleopatra inveigles Rip Hunter into becoming a stand-in for Julius Caesar.

Rip Hunter, Time Master No. 20
May-June 1964
Cover: Adolf Hitler and Rip Hunter having Jeff Smith captured by Nazi guard //Bill Ely
Story:  “Adolf Hitler’s Greatest Secret”  (chapter 1; 8 pages)
 Chapter 2:  “Operation ‘Little Corporal’” (8 pages)
 Chapter 3:  “Hitler’s Secret Ally”  (9 pages)
Editor:  George Kashdan
Writer: Jack Miller
Artist:  Bill Ely
Feature Character:  Rip Hunter
Supporting Characters:  Bonnie Baxter, Corky Baxter, Jeff Smith
Intro:  Napoleon Bonaparte, Lafayette (both of Earth-1; chronology not yet tracked), Gen. Muffling (of Earth-1; only appearance)
Villains: Adolf Hitler, Hermann Goering, Josef Goebbels, Benito Mussolini (all of Earth-1; chronology not yet tracked), Schultz, Hans (first and only appearance for both), the Nazis
Comment: Chronological tracking of all “real” historical characters in the Earth-One universe has not yet been completed.  Adolf Hitler appears in many DC war and superhero comics, so we will not attempt to track his appearances here.
Synopsis: When the Time Sphere breaks down in Nazi Germany, Adolf Hitler forces Rip Hunter to go to 1815 France to bring back Napoleon Bonaparte.

Rip Hunter, Time Master No. 21
July-August 1964
Cover:  Theodora, Cleopatra, Helen of Troy, Scheherezade, and Rip Hunter at beauty pageant //Bill Ely
Story:  “The Beauty Contest of the Ages”  (chapter 1; 8 pages)
 Chapter 2:  “The Fury of the Sultan”  (8 pages)
 Chapter 3:  “The Mystery Winner”  (9 pages)
Editor:  George Kashdan
Writer: Jack Miller
Artist:  Bill Ely
Feature Character:  Rip Hunter
Supporting Characters:  Bonnie Baxter, Corky Baxter, Jeff Smith
Intro: B. B. (next appears in issue #24), Menelaus, Helen of Troy, Paris, Marc Antony, Theodora, Justinian, Scheherezade, a sultan (all of Earth-1), Scheherezade’s father, Ooma, Roscoe, Liz Tramore, Marie (only appearance for all)
Other Characters: Cleopatra (last appearance in issue #19; next chronological appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #291), Helen of Troy (last appearance in SUPERBOY #110; last appearance)
Synopsis:  Rip Hunter and his band take a time-trip through the ages to assemble legendary beauties to compete in a pageant.

Rip Hunter, Time Master No. 22
September-October 1964
Cover:  Rip Hunter, Jeff Smith, Leda, and Robin Hood’s men in medieval Britain //Bill Ely
Story:  “The Stowaway From ??? A. D.”  (chapter 1; 8 pages)
 Chapter 2:  “The Rip Hunter-Robin Hood Band” (9 pages)
 Chapter 3:  “The Strange Transformation of Rip Hunter”  (8 pages)
Editor: George Kashdan
Writer:  Jack Miller
Artist: Bill Ely
Feature Character: Rip Hunter
Supporting Characters:  Bonnie Baxter, Corky Baxter, Jeff Smith
Intro: Leda , Wilbur, Casanova (Giovanni Jacopo; of Earth-1; only appearance for all)
Other Characters:  Robin Hood and his Merry Men, Maid Marion (all of Earth-1; chronology not yet tracked)
Villains: Emperor Henry VI (of Earth-1; first and only appearance), King Richard (of Earth-1; chronology not yet tracked)
Comment:  Since Robin Hood appears in his own series, published in several DC comics, and appears as a guest  star in numerous superhero stories, his chronology and that of other characters in his era has not yet been tracked.
Synopsis:  A pretty stowaway aboard the Time Sphere bamboozles Rip Hunter into taking her to past eras in which she attempts to become the lover of Robin Hood and Casanova.

Rip Hunter,  Time Master No. 23
November-December 1964
Cover:  Bonnie Baxter, George Washington, Rip Hunter, Colonial soldier //Bill Ely
Story:  “George Washington--Enemy Agent”  (25 pages)
Editor:  George Kashdan
Writer: Jack Miller
Artist:  Bill Ely
Feature Character:  Rip Hunter
Supporting Characters:  Bonnie Baxter, Corky Baxter, Jeff Smith
Intro:  Gen. Lafayette (of Earth-One)
Other Characters:  Lyndon Johnson, George Washington (both of Earth-One)
Villains:  Thomas Graves, Gen. Cornwallis (both of Earth-One; first and only appearance), the British
Synopsis:  The president asks Rip Hunter to go back to the Revolutionary War to verify a note that indicates George Washington was a traitor.  Washington responds by having Hunter sentenced to being shot as a traitor.

Rip Hunter, Time Master No. 24
January-February 1965
Cover:  Queen Elizabeth and Beefeaters vs. Bonnie Baxter and Rip Hunter //Bill Ely
Story:  “Rip Hunter’s Royal Wedding”  (25 pages)
Editor, writer:  George Kashdan
Artist:  Bill Ely
Feature Character:  Rip Hunter
Supporting Characters:  Bonnie Baxter, Corky Baxter, Jeff Smith
Intro:  Steve Cleaves, Queen Elizabeth, Sir Walter Raleigh (both of Earth-One; only appearance for all)
Other Character:  B. B. (last appearance in issue #21; last appearance)
Villain:  Earl of Essex (first and only appearance)
Synopsis:  Rip Hunter agrees to take a movie star back to Sir Walter Raleigh’s time for research purposes, and all of them end up in trouble.

Rip Hunter, Time Master No. 25
March-April 1965
Cover:  Aliens transferring Rip Hunter’s mind into body of creature //Bill Ely
Story:  “The Missing-Link Monster”  (25 pages)
Editor, writer:  George Kashdan
Artist:  Bill Ely
Feature Character:  Rip Hunter
Supporting Characters:  Bonnie Baxter, Corky Baxter, Jeff Smith
Intro: Prof. Giles, Hawkins
Villains:  Z’rax, other aliens, and their creatures (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis:  A professor requests Rip Hunter to go to prehistoric times to investigate a race of creatures who may be the missing link between apes and man.

Rip Hunter, Time Master No. 26
May-June 1965
Cover: Rip Hunter going to his execution as Bonnie Baxter watches  //Bill Ely
Story:  “Bring Back the Cosmic Key”  (25 pages)
Editor, writer:  George Kashdan
Artist:  Bill Ely
Feature Character: Rip Hunter
Supporting Characters: Bonnie Baxter, Corky Baxter, Jeff Smith
Intro:  Galileo Galeili (of Earth-1)
Villain: Col. Sironi (first and only appearance)
Synopsis:  To save some cosmonauts who appear doomed to orbit Jupiter, the government calls on Rip Hunter to bring Galileo to the present.

Rip Hunter, Time Master No. 27
July-August 1965
Cover:  Bonnie Baxter watching robots turn Rip Hunter and two others into robots //Bill Ely
Story:  “The Robot Rulers of 2165 A.D.”  (25 pages)
Editor, writer:  George Kashdan
Artist:  Bill Ely
Feature Character: Rip Hunter
Supporting Characters: Bonnie Baxter, Corky Baxter, Jeff Smith
Intro:  Robot 5 (Alpha) YX-07, Prof. Hale (only appearance for both)
Villains: Central Robot Board (first appearance; destroyed in this story)
Synopsis: A robot sent to Earth to infiltrate it for conquest  goes on a time-trip with Rip Hunter 100 years in the future and learns the truth of what a robot-dominated Earth would be like.

Rip Hunter, Time Master No. 28
September-October 1965
Cover:  Bonnie Baxter watching Rip Hunter transformed into creature; Kraklow vignette //Bill Ely
Story:  “Rip Hunter, the Time Creature”  (25 pages)
Editor, writer:  George Kashdan
Artist:  Bill Ely
Feature Character: Rip Hunter
Supporting Characters: Bonnie Baxter, Corky Baxter, Jeff Smith
Intro: Prof. Dawkins, King Stanislaus (of Earth-One; only appearance for both)
Villain:  Kraklow (first appearance; next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #77)
Synopsis:  Rip Hunter is transformed into a monster by  an 18th Century Polish sorceror, and his team must find the wizard again in hopes of inducing him to restore Rip to normal.

Rip Hunter, Time Master No. 29
November-December 1965
Cover:  Rip Hunter and Bonnie Baxter vs. giant spider //Gil Kane
Story:  “The Doom From Giant Valley”  (24 pages)
Editor, writer:  George Kashdan
Artist:  Bill Ely
Feature Character: Rip Hunter (next appears in SHOWCASE #100)
Supporting Characters: Bonnie Baxter, Corky Baxter, Jeff Smith (all next appear in SHOWCASE #100)
Intro:  Prof. Binns, Archarus and other giants (only appearance for all)
Villain:  Dr. Halsey (first and only appearance)
Comment:  Sometime after this story, Rip Hunter helps the heroes of Earth battle an alien being in SHOWCASE #100 and has a series of adventures with the Challengers of the Unknown in CHALLENGERS OF THE UNKNOWN #85-87.
Synopsis: A deranged scientist comes upon an ancient alchemist’s formula for making things giant-sized, and unleashes an army of titanic insects on a city, prompting Rip Hunter to go to the past to seek an antidote.

DC Comics Presents No. 37
September 1981
Story: “Whatever Will (or Did) Happen To Rip Hunter?”  (8 pages)
Editor:  Julius Schwartz
Writer:  Mike Tiefenbacher
Penciller: Alex Saviuk
Inker: Vince Colletta
Letterer:  John Costanza
Colorist:  Jerry Serpe
Feature Character:  Rip Hunter (last appearance in CHALLENGERS OF THE UNKNOWN #87; next appears in ACTION COMICS #552 (flashback); origin revealed in flashback, his earliest chronological appearance, preceding his appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #144)
Supporting Characters:  Bonnie Baxter (last appearance in SHOWCASE #100; next appears in ACTION COMICS #552 (flashback), Corky Baxter (last appearance in SHOWCASE #100; next appears in ACTION COMICS #540), Jeff Smith (last appearance in SHOWCASE #100; next appears in ACTION COMICS #540; also appears in flashback, his earliest chronological appearance, preceding his appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #144)
Intro:  Slow Dog (only appearance)
Villains: John Charles James and his henchman (first and only appearance for both)
Synopsis:  Rip Hunter and his team must travel to the far future and to the past to stop the man who originally tried to prevent him from building the Time Sphere.

Rip Hunter’s later appearances:
ACTION COMICS #552 (flashback), 540, 545, 552
THE FLASH #342
DC COMICS PRESENTS #77-78
CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #5, 9-12

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