(June-July 1980)

DC, 1941 Series
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Volume:
40
Price:
1.00 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand:
DC [bullet]
Barcode:
0709893073007
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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Ross Andru
Inks:
Dick Giordano
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
C-326

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Batman; Superman, Jr.; Batman, Jr.; Adam Strange; Green Arrow; Aquaman; Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Captain Marvel, Jr.
Reprints:

The Final Secret of the Super-Sons (Table of Contents)

Superman and Batman / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script:
Dennis O'Neil
Pencils:
Rich Buckler
Inks:
Dick Giordano
Colors:
Jerry Serpe
Letters:
Ben Oda
Job Number:
J-6457

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Batman; Superman, Jr.; Batman, Jr.; Dr. Sivana; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen
Synopsis:
The super-sons' adventures are revealed to be computer simulations observed by Superman and Batman. But when Superman leaves the program running, Superman, Jr. figures out that there is another plane of existence, and the boys enter the real world. There, their presence causes natural disasters, so they sacrifice their artifical lives.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

That the Super-Sons were actually computer simulations was previously mentioned in The Superman Family (DC, 1974 series) #192.

Hell's Acre Savior! (Table of Contents)

Green Arrow / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Haney
Pencils:
Trevor von Eeden
Inks:
Armando Gil
Colors:
Jerry Serpe
Letters:
Ben Oda
Job Number:
J-6419

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Green Arrow; Black Canary; George Taylor; Matthew L. Durkin; Rooftop Robinson; Ricky Sanchez; Lt. Mack Morgan
Reprints:

A Flash In The Dam (Table of Contents)

Hostess Twinkies; The Flash / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Flash; The Destroyer

Indexer Notes

Advertisement for the Continental Baking Company who holds the registered trademarks for Hostess and Twinkies.

Zeta-Death (Table of Contents)

Adam Strange / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack C. Harris
Pencils:
Jim Sherman
Inks:
Steve Mitchell
Colors:
Anthony Tollin
Letters:
Mike Stevens
Job Number:
J-5451

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Kaskor; The Kirri; Hawkman; Adam Strange (origin); Alanna; Sardath

Indexer Notes

A follow-on to Showcase 101-103 with Hawkman. This segues into the Hawkman strip next issue.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

From The World's Finest Fans / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack C. Harris
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
L-493

Characters:
Hawkgirl; Superman; Batman; Captain Marvel; Black Canary; Green Arrow; Aquaman; Hawkman (all in masthead)

Indexer Notes

Fan letters page

Return to New Venice! (Table of Contents)

Aquaman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Rozakis
Pencils:
Jose Delbo
Inks:
Frank Chiaramonte
Colors:
Adrienne Roy
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino
Job Number:
J-6438

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Aquaman (origin); Topo; Major Lyndon; Tom Haskel
Synopsis:
Origin recap.
Reprints:

The Graybeard Gang (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:
Gaspar Saladino
Job Number:
J-6469

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain Marvel Jr.; Graybeard; The Waco Kid; Scattergun Haines

Indexer Notes

Actually a Captain Marvel, Jr. story.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman and Batman
  2. 1. The Final Secret of the Super-Sons
    Superman and Batman
  3. 2. Hell's Acre Savior!
    Green Arrow
  4. 3. A Flash In The Dam
    Hostess Twinkies; The Flash
  5. 4. Zeta-Death
    Adam Strange
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    From The World's Finest Fans
  7. 6. Return to New Venice!
    Aquaman
  8. 7. The Graybeard Gang
    Shazam!; Captain Marvel
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Per Sandell
  • Jerry Hillegas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Hughes
  • Lou Mougin
  • Craig Delich
  • Clayton Emery
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Allen Ross