(November 1968)

DC, 1941 Series
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Price:
0.25 USD
Pages:
84
Indicia frequency:
monthly with the exception of Jan., Apr. and July
On-sale date:
1968-08-06
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Superman DC National Comics
Editing:
Mort Weisinger; E. Nelson Bridwell (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

Also designated on cover as 80 Page Giant (DC, 1964 series) #G52 and as G-52 on indicia page.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Neal Adams; Curt Swan (cover reproduction); Win Mortimer (cover reproduction)
Inks:
Neal Adams; Stan Kaye (cover reproduction); Win Mortimer (cover reproduction)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Batman; Robin; Lois Lane
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script:
E. Nelson Bridwell ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

The Origin of the Superman-Batman Team (Table of Contents)

Superman and Batman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils:
Dick Sprang
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
Pat Gordon

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Lex Luthor; kryptonite; Powerman (intro); Superman; Batman; Robin
Synopsis:
When Batman learns Lex Luthor has kryptonite, he goes to Metropolis to warn Superman.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Origin of the Superman-Batman team.

The Mightiest Team in the World (Table of Contents)

Superman and Batman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Stan Kaye (1-8); John Fischetti (9-12)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Batman; Robin; Lois Lane
Synopsis:
Superman and Batman learn each other's ID's while sharing a cabin during an ocean voyage
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

First Superman-Batman team-up. It appears that this version of the story was used in the World's Finest Archives, as the note on the first page referring to the previous story in this issue is present there.

Batman--Double for Superman (Table of Contents)

Superman and Batman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Alvin Schwartz
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Lois Lane; Superman; Batman; Robin; Kryptonite
Synopsis:
Batman has to pretend to be Superman in order to assuage Lois' suspicions that Superman is Clark Kent.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

First Superman-Batman team-up in World's Finest Comics.

When Gotham City Challenged Metropolis (Table of Contents)

Superman and Batman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
Pat Gordon ?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Lois Lane; Perry White; Superman; Batman; Robin
Synopsis:
Superman and Batman exchange cities as part of a contest to decide which city will get the World Electronics Convention.
Reprints:

The Dictator of Kandor (Table of Contents)

Superman and Batman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Dick Sprang
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Luthor; Kandor; Fortress of Solitude; Superman; Batman; Robin
Synopsis:
Luthor sneaks into Kandor so that he can steal Kryptonian science and weaponry.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Original title: "The Dictator of Krypton City." Story re-lettered throughout to refer to city as Kandor. Relettering also adds references to Red Sun radiation and many other changes.

The Club of Heroes (Table of Contents)

Superman and Batman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils:
Dick Sprang
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
Pat Gordon

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Club of Heroes: Legionary, Knight and Squire, Gaucho, Musketeer; Lois Lane; Kryptonite; Superman; Batman; Robin; Lightning Man (intro)
Synopsis:
Lightning Man challenges Superman for the chairmanship of the Club of Heroes.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Sequel to "The Batmen of All Nations!" from Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #215, which is reprinted in the following issue.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Batman and Robin and Superman
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. The Origin of the Superman-Batman Team
    Superman and Batman
  4. 3. The Mightiest Team in the World
    Superman and Batman
  5. 4. Batman--Double for Superman
    Superman and Batman
  6. 5. When Gotham City Challenged Metropolis
    Superman and Batman
  7. 6. The Dictator of Kandor
    Superman and Batman
  8. 7. The Club of Heroes
    Superman and Batman
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