(February-March 1981)

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Volume:
41
Price:
1.00 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand:
DC [bullet]
Barcode:
0709893073003
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

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Rich Buckler
Inks:
Dick Giordano
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
C-469

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Batman; Challengers of the Unknown [Ace Morgan; Rocky Davis]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The cover scene, where everyone on Earth is hurled upwards by a gravity bomb, never happens in the story.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Jack C. Harris
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
L-659

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Letters of comment from Stephen Baer, Russell Burbage and George R. Jones, Jr.

When Strike The Gravity-Masters! (Table of Contents)

Superman and Batman / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script:
Cary Burkett
Pencils:
Rich Buckler
Inks:
Dick Giordano
Colors:
Gene D'Angelo
Letters:
Ben Oda
Job Number:
J-6974

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Challengers of the Unknown [Professor Haley; Ace Morgan; Red Ryan; Rocky Davis]; Batman; Superman; Dr. Charles Brock; General Rivers; The Gravity-Masters
Synopsis:
At the Pentagon, Superman and Batman meet generals and Challengers Ace and Prof. The Challs' secret mission to find Dr. Brock failed. He was forced to create a "gravity bomb" that could disrupt gravity all over North America while Red and Rocky were captured. Arriving in the Andes, Batman and Prof swim through tunnels. Superman and Ace fly around the hovering bomb, but are repelled by gravity waves. Superman super-makes an "energy attractor" to weaken the field and gain entry. He finds Rocky bound. Batman laser-torches inside tand finds Red. They climb acrobatically, then fiddle electronics to scuttle the Andes base. Superman gets pinned to a magnetic field. As Ace flies overhead, Superman signals by heat vision/Morse code, then bounces a flash to sever Rocky's bonds. Rocky rips out the power and Superman is free. Back at the Pentagon, Superman and Batman learn the Challs are already off on another secret mission "challenging the unknown."
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Jack Kirby is credited as the creator of the Challengers.

With This Gun... I Thee Slay! (Table of Contents)

Black Canary / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Haney
Pencils:
Trevor von Eeden
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Colors:
Jerry Serpe
Letters:
John Costanza
Job Number:
J6923

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Black Canary; Green Arrow; Chino; Adele King
Reprints:

Future Shock (Table of Contents)

Red Tornado / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
J. M. DeMatteis
Pencils:
Jose Delbo
Inks:
Kim DeMulder
Colors:
Phil Rachelson
Letters:
Ben Oda
Job Number:
J-7006

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Red Tornado; T. O. Morrow; Batman (flashback); Hawkman (flashback)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Continued next issue.

The Insect Invasion of Midway City! (Table of Contents)

Hawkman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Rozakis
Pencils:
Alex Saviuk
Inks:
Rodin Rodriguez
Colors:
Bob LeRose
Letters:
Milt Snapinn
Job Number:
J-6970

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Hawkman; Hawkgirl; Lord Insectus
Reprints:

Assault on the Rock of Eternity! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
E. Nelson Bridwell
Pencils:
Don Newton
Inks:
Bob Smith
Colors:
Adrienne Roy
Letters:
Ben Oda
Job Number:
J-6999

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain Marvel, Mary Marvel; Captain Marvel, Jr.; Lieutenant Marvels [Lt. Fat Marvel; Lt. Tall Marvel; Lt. Hill Marvel]; The Monster Society of Evil

Indexer Notes

Conclusion to the serial.

[Daily Planet Sports] (Table of Contents)

Daily Planet Feature Page / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover Daily Planet page with information on the third annual softball match-up between DC Comics staffers and freelancers against Marvel Comics staffers. Also Ask the Answer Man column and Fred Hembeck strip featuring Batman and Robin.

Volume 80 Issue 26 November, 1980 (Table of Contents)

Daily Planet Extra / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
P-426

Indexer Notes

Daily Planet Extra page on back cover with previews of Adventure Comics #479 (Dial H for Hero), Green Lantern #137, Secrets of Haunted House #33, Unexpected #207, Secrets of the Legion of Super-Heroes #2 and Warlord #2. Also of list of comics on sale the weeks of November 13 and November 25.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman and Batman
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    From the World's Finest Fans
  3. 2. When Strike The Gravity-Masters!
    Superman and Batman
  4. 3. With This Gun... I Thee Slay!
    Black Canary
  5. 4. Future Shock
    Red Tornado
  6. 5. The Insect Invasion of Midway City!
    Hawkman
  7. 6. Assault on the Rock of Eternity!
    Shazam!; Captain Marvel
  8. 7. [Daily Planet Sports]
    Daily Planet Feature Page
  9. 8. Volume 80 Issue 26 November, 1980
    Daily Planet Extra
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  • Jim Van Dore
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Jerry Hillegas
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