(June 1964)

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Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly, with the exception of Jan., April, July and Oct.
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Superman DC National Comics
Editing:
Mort Weisinger
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US; then standard Silver Age US; then standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched (squarebound #161, 170, 179, 188, 223-228, 230)
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

The Origin of the Composite Superman! (Table of Contents)

Superman and Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
George Klein
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Composite Superman; Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]
Reprints:
Keywords:
Batplane

Are You a Good Neighbor? (Table of Contents)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks:
Sheldon Moldoff
Letters:
?

Genre:
advocacy
Keywords:
Picnic

Indexer Notes

Published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly.

The Composite Superman (Table of Contents)

Superman and Batman / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script:
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
George Klein (part 1); Sheldon Moldoff (part 2)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Composite Superman [Joe Meach] (intro) (origin); Legion of Super-Heroes [Sun Boy; Brainiac 5; Mon-El; Saturn Girl]; Commissioner James Gordon; Lois Lane; Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Jimmy Olsen
Synopsis:
A freak accident gives Joe Meach the powers of the entire Legion of Super-Heroes and he becomes the Composite Superman. With power exceeding Superman's he seems about to conquer the two heroes, but his powers begin to fade. Unable to reproduce the original lightning strike he loses power and memory both. Batman and Superman are bewildered as to why the Composite Superman fled... where he went... or who he is.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Fortress of Solitude; green kryptonite; Kandor; Superman Museum

Indexer Notes

Klein/Reed say Moldoff inks, Delich/ Lang say Klein. Bob Hughes splits the difference. 2/05.

["My new assistant is always eating!"] (Table of Contents)

Tricksy World's Greatest Stunt Man / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Henry Boltinoff

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Tricksy; assistant
Synopsis:
Tricksy's new assistant is so hungry, he leaves the trapeze for lunch without catching Tricksy.
Keywords:
Circus; trapeze

Indexer Notes

Appears between chapters of the first story.

["Watch for the first Superboy 80 page annual!"] (Table of Contents)

Superboy / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Superboy

Indexer Notes

Promo for Superboy Annual # 1. Cover thumbnail.

Coming Super-Attractions! (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Indexer Notes

Text promo on upcoming DC issues.

["Be first in your neighborhood to read each issue of World's Finest...."] (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Characters:
Superman; Batman

Indexer Notes

Promo, with order form, for subscriptions to several DC comics.

Flame Dragon From Krypton (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
Wayne Boring
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson] (cameo, as statue); Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]; Krypto (cameo); a Kryptonian Flame-Dragon (intro, villain); Superman robots; Lois Lane; Perry White; "Plates" Finnegan (villain); Jimmy Olsen
Synopsis:
A Kryptonian Flame-Dragon makes its way to Earth. When it swallows a Red Kryptonite meteor Superman must stay away from the Flame-Dragon for fear the Red Kryptonite will affect him also. Superman tricks it into exhausting its flame, then freezes it and tosses it into space. He tricks Lois Lane by relying on Krypto, Batman, and Supergirl to protect his secret identity.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Dragon; Fortress of Solitude; red kryptonite

Indexer Notes

Surprise Feature

1 page cut

["Be My Guest at America's Greatest Amusement Park"] (Table of Contents)

Superman / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Superman

Indexer Notes

Ad, with discount coupons, for Palisades Amusement Park.

["100 individual magnets"] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Boys
Keywords:
Magnet

Indexer Notes

Ad, with order coupon, for magnets from Dept. 6.

["Astroforce"] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Space soldiers
Keywords:
Space suit

Indexer Notes

Ad, with order coupon, for plastic space soldiers from Dept. 6.

["Boys! Men!"] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
? (photograph)
Inks:
? (photograph)
Letters:
Typeset

Characters:
Mike Marvel
Keywords:
Body builder; body building

Indexer Notes

Ad, with order coupon, for Mike Marvel System.

["America's Most Exciting War Game"] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
war
Keywords:
Game; navy

Indexer Notes

Ad, with order coupon, for Task Force game from Helen of Toy.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Origin of the Composite Superman!
    Superman and Batman
  2. 1. Are You a Good Neighbor?
  3. 2. The Composite Superman
    Superman and Batman
  4. 3. ["My new assistant is always eating!"]
    Tricksy World's Greatest Stunt Man
  5. 4. ["Watch for the first Superboy 80 page annual!"]
    Superboy
  6. 5. Coming Super-Attractions!
  7. 6. ["Be first in your neighborhood to read each issue of World's Finest...."]
  8. 7. Flame Dragon From Krypton
    Superman
  9. 8. ["Be My Guest at America's Greatest Amusement Park"]
    Superman
  10. 9. ["100 individual magnets"]
  11. 10. ["Astroforce"]
  12. 11. ["Boys! Men!"]
  13. 12. ["America's Most Exciting War Game"]
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