(November-December 1974)

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Volume:
34
Price:
0.60 USD
Pages:
100
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand:
DC [circle]
Editing:
Murray Boltinoff; Paul Levitz (assistant editor)
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

Issue Notes

100 page Super-Spectacular, bio of Tex Blaisdell


[The Freak Who Never Fails] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Nick Cardy
Inks:
Nick Cardy
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
B-2280

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman; Superman; Metamorpho; Sandman; Sandy; Deadman
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman and Batman / table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
B-2222

Characters:
Superman; Batman

The Freak Who Never Fails (Table of Contents)

Superman and Batman / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Haney
Pencils:
Dick Dillin
Inks:
Tex Blaisdell
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
B-2114

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Metamorpho; Superman; Batman; El Jefe; Simon Stagg; Sapphire Stagg; Java; Julio Diego
Reprints:

The Tricks of Metamorpho's Trade (Table of Contents)

Metamorpho / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
E. Nelson Bridwell?
Pencils:
Ramona Fradon
Inks:
Charles Paris
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
B-2228

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Metamorpho (origin); Batman; Simon Stagg; Sapphire Stagg; Java
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

two page recap of Metamorpho's career. Inker id corrected 6/06 by Bob Hughes. Incorrectly credited to Joe Simon in Weird Secret Origins reprint. Batman figures by Jim Aparo.

I Hate the Sandman! (Table of Contents)

Sandman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Kirby (possible co-plot with Joe Simon)
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Joe Simon
Colors:
?
Letters:
Howard Ferguson
Job Number:
B-2128

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Sandman; Sandy
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

From the World's Finest Fans / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?; Tex Blaisdell (bio)
Pencils:
Tex Blaisdell (self portrait)
Inks:
Tex Blaisdell (self portrait)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
B-2217

The Genius Who Fought Himself (Table of Contents)

Eclipso / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
B-2224

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Eclipso

Eclipso's Amazing Ally! (Table of Contents)

Eclipso / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Haney
Pencils:
Alex Toth
Inks:
Alex Toth
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
B-2223

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Bruce Gordon; Eclipso; Pofessor Bennett; Mona Bennett
Synopsis:
Eclipso builds a robot Eclipso to fool Bruce Gordon but when the robot Eclipso traps Bruce and Professor Bennett and tries to kill them, Eclipso must help them escape.
Reprints:

The Crime Collector (Table of Contents)

Robotman / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Miller; Carmine Infantino (plot)
Pencils:
Joe Certa
Inks:
Moe Worthman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
B-2225

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Robotman
Reprints:

What Makes a Corpse Cry? (Table of Contents)

Deadman / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script:
Carmine Infantino (plot); Jack Miller (script)
Pencils:
Neal Adams
Inks:
Neal Adams
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
B-2334?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Deadman [Boston Brand]; Rama Kushna; Tiny; Liz Martin; Rocky Manzel; Paul
Synopsis:
While trying to find his killer, Boston Brand checks on Rocky Manzel who once threatened to kill him. Boston stops Rocky and his band of counterfeiters.
Reprints:

The Strange Experiment of Dr. Erdel (Table of Contents)

Martian Manhunter / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Samachson
Pencils:
Joe Certa
Inks:
Joe Certa
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
N-605

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
J'onn J'onzz, the Martian Manhunter; Professor Mark Erdel
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Reprints the first Martian Manhunter story.

Script (only) attributed to Jack Miller by Rich Morrissey, but disputed by Bob Hughes. Samachson is current DC credit, as seen in Showcase Presents: Martian Manhunter (DC, 2007 series) #1.

The Case of the Magic Baseball (Table of Contents)

Martian Manhunter / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Miller
Pencils:
Joe Certa
Inks:
Joe Certa
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
B-2227

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
J'onn J'onzz, the Martian Manhunter
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

reprints the second Martian Manhunter story

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [The Freak Who Never Fails]
    Superman and Batman
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Superman and Batman
  3. 2. The Freak Who Never Fails
    Superman and Batman
  4. 3. The Tricks of Metamorpho's Trade
    Metamorpho
  5. 4. I Hate the Sandman!
    Sandman
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    From the World's Finest Fans
  7. 6. The Genius Who Fought Himself
    Eclipso
  8. 7. Eclipso's Amazing Ally!
    Eclipso
  9. 8. The Crime Collector
    Robotman
  10. 9. What Makes a Corpse Cry?
    Deadman
  11. 10. The Strange Experiment of Dr. Erdel
    Martian Manhunter
  12. 11. The Case of the Magic Baseball
    Martian Manhunter
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