(April-May 1978)

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Volume:
38
Price:
1.00 USD
Pages:
84
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
On-sale date:
1978-01-26
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand:
DC [bullet]
Barcode:
0709893073005
Editing:
Jack Harris
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

On sale date in house ad in Justice League of America #153.


[The Reality War!] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Jim Aparo (signed)
Inks:
Jim Aparo (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
C-665

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Black Canary; Batman; The Creeper; Wonder Woman; Green Arrow
Reprints:

[Contents] (Table of Contents)

World's Finest Comics / table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack C. Harris ?
Pencils:
George Tuska; Steve Ditko
Inks:
Vince Colletta; Steve Ditko
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ben Oda
Job Number:
J-4908

Characters:
Superman; Batman; Black Canary; Green Arrow; Wonder Woman; Creeper; Agent Axis

Indexer Notes

Creeper image taken from splash.

The Reality War! (Chapter One) (Table of Contents)

Superman and Batman / comic story / 56 pages (report information)

Script:
Gerry Conway
Pencils:
George Tuska
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Colors:
Carl Gafford
Letters:
Ben Oda
Job Number:
J-4854

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Batman; Wonder Woman; Black Canary; Green Arrow; Alfred Pennyworth; Queen Hippolyta; Black Canary; Green Arrow; Hawkman; Superman; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; The Atom [Ray Palmer]; The Elongated Man; The Creeper; The Flash [Barry Allen]; Wonder Woman (Earth 2)(flashback); Agent Axis (flashback); The Ravager (Professor Ronsom)(flashback); Superman (Earth 2)(flashback); Professor Phineas Potter (flashback); President Franklin D. Roosevelt; Aquaman
Reprints:
Keywords:
Capitol Building; Central City; Earth-2; Gotham City; invisible jet; Justice League Satellite; Lincoln Memorial; Metropolis Bay; Nazis; Panzer; Paradise Island; Star City; supertankers; time travel; u-boats; Washington D.C.; World War II

Indexer Notes

This story has multiple chapters.
Chapter One (15 pages): The Reality War! features Superman and Batman.
Chapter Two (16 pages): Collision With Destiny features Green Arrow, Black Canary and Wonder Woman.
Chapter Three (25 pages): The Ravager of Time features The World's Finest Team.
On page two a notice reads "with grateful acknowledgement for the stories of--H.G. Wells, Keith Laumer, Gardner Fox, Edmond Hamilton, Roy Thomas and Robert A. Heinlein"

Laugh, Clown, Laugh! (Table of Contents)

The Joker; Hostess Fruit Pie / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
The Joker

Indexer Notes

Comic strip advertisement for Hostess Fruit Pies.

Return of the Past (Table of Contents)

The Creeper / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Steve Ditko
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
Jerry Serpe
Letters:
Clem Robbins
Job Number:
J-4962

Characters:
The Creeper (origin retold); Angel Deviln; Mugsy Moore; Judge Holt; Dr. Yatz (flashback)
Reprints:
Keywords:
Cosmic TV; Gotham City; Gotham General Hospital; Gotham State Prison

Indexer Notes

Robbins lettering per Nick Caputo. Previous indexer credited Steve Ditko.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Jack C. Harris
Pencils:
Kurt Schaffenberger; Jim Aparo
Inks:
Kurt Schaffenberger ?; Jim Aparo
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
L-891

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from Scott J. Lovine, Scott Gibson, Jeff Sporn and Ray Hamel.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [The Reality War!]
    Superman and Batman
  2. 1. [Contents]
    World's Finest Comics
  3. 2. The Reality War! (Chapter One)
    Superman and Batman
  4. 3. Laugh, Clown, Laugh!
    The Joker; Hostess Fruit Pie
  5. 4. Return of the Past
    The Creeper
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    From the World's Finest Fans
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Nick Caputo
  • Sean Williams
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Per Sandell
  • Matthew Head
  • Steve Jenner
  • Jim Stangas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Hughes
  • Lou Mougin
  • Craig Delich
  • Clayton Emery
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Allen Ross