The Challenge of the Gorilla Genius! / The Rise of the Atomic Knights! wiki last edited by Darkside_of_the_Sun on 10/02/14 11:29PM View full history

  1. Cover by Gil Kane and Murphy Anderson.
  2. "Challenge of the Gorilla Genius" written by John Broome, penciled by Carmine Infantino, inked by Joe Giella, colored and lettered by Unknown.
  3. "The Rise of the Atomic Knights!" written by John Broome, penciled and inked by Murphy Anderson, colored and lettered by Unknown.


  • The Atomic Knights story takes place in October 1986.
  • "The Rise of the Atomic Knights!" ushered in by scribe John Broome and illustrator Murphy Anderson, transported fans to a post World War III Earth ravaged by atomic radiation. While facing a bleak, apocalyptic future, soldier Gardner Grayle, teacher Douglas Herald and his sister Marene, twins Wayne and Hollis Hobard, and scientist Bryndon Smith discovered 6 suits of radiation resistant medieval armor. Donning the suits and dubbing themselves the Atomic Knights, the sextet sought to restore civilization one city at a time, starting in the MIdwest of America, where they brought down the tyrannical Black Baron and opened his massive food stores to a starving populace.

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