(December 1979-January 1980)

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Volume:
39
Price:
1.00 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand:
DC [bullet]
Barcode:
0709893073001
Editing:
Jack C. 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

["If the Batman has to fly to save Superman--"] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Rich Buckler (signed)
Inks:
Dick Giordano (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
S-3208?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Batman
Reprints:

The Four Billion Supermen of Earth! (Table of Contents)

Superman and Batman / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
Dennis O'Neil
Pencils:
Rich Buckler
Inks:
Dick Giordano
Colors:
Gene D'Angelo
Letters:
Ben Oda
Editing:
Julius Schwartz

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Batman; Jimmy Olsen; Lois Lane; Alfred Pennyworth
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Schwartz edited this story because WFC was going to convert to a standard-size comic and move to his editorial office, but the decision was made to leave WFC at dollar-size and not transfer it to Schwartz after this story was prepared.

Tight Squeeze for a Tiny Titan (Table of Contents)

Atom / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Rozakis
Pencils:
Juan Ortiz
Inks:
Joe Giella
Colors:
Bob LeRose
Letters:
Shelly Leferman
Editing:
Julius Schwartz

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Bug-Eyed Bandit (villain); The Atom; Jean Palmer

Indexer Notes

Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics. Inks previously credited to Vince Colletta, who is credited as the inker in this story. This story was originally prepared to be a back-up in Action Comics during the DC Explosion.

Lure of the Magnetic Menace (Table of Contents)

Black Lightning / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
Dennis O'Neil
Pencils:
Mike Netzer [as Mike Nasser]
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Colors:
Jerry Serpe
Letters:
Karin Kish [as Karin]

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Black Lightning; Jackie Parrish; Doctor Polaris [Baxter Timmons]; Harry Parrish; Mrs. Parrish; Lynn Stewart; Jim Corrigan; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan] (flashback cameo)
Synopsis:
Black Lightning fights Doctor Polaris while trying to deal with a runaway student, and finds that his two problems are connected.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Story intended for the unpublished Black Lightning (DC, 1977 series) #12. Story printed in the limited distribution Cancelled Comic Cavalcade (DC, 1978 series) #1. Art altered to give BL a fuller afro. Series continues in Detective Comics.

There Goes The Neighborhood! (Table of Contents)

Shazam!; Captain Marvel / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
E. Nelson Bridwell
Pencils:
Don Newton
Inks:
Dave Hunt
Colors:
Adrienne Roy
Letters:
Milt Snapinn

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain Marvel; Hydia; Sylvius; Phylla; Pythia; Dion; Dr. Stark Weldon; Sterling Morris
Reprints:

To the World's Finest Fans (Table of Contents)

text article / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
L-391

Indexer Notes

Article detailing the creation of World's Finest Comics #259, which was expanded to a $1.00 comic after being planned as a $0.40 comic.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["If the Batman has to fly to save Superman--"]
    Superman and Batman
  2. 1. The Four Billion Supermen of Earth!
    Superman and Batman
  3. 2. Tight Squeeze for a Tiny Titan
    Atom
  4. 3. Lure of the Magnetic Menace
    Black Lightning
  5. 4. There Goes The Neighborhood!
    Shazam!; Captain Marvel
  6. 5. To the World's Finest Fans
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Peter Croome
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Matthew Head
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Hughes
  • Lou Mougin
  • Craig Delich
  • Clayton Emery
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Allen Ross