(May 1962)

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Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
Monthly, with the exception of January, April, July and October
On-sale date
1962-03-06
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand
Superman DC National Comics
Editing
Jack Schiff (editor); Murray Boltinoff (associate editor); George Kashdan (associate editor)
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Golden Age US; then standard Silver Age US; then standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched (squarebound #161, 170, 179, 188, 223-228, 230)
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.


Hostages of the Isle of Doom! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Dick Dillin
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Jundy
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art credits from Bob Klein, Gene Reed, Mike Tiefenbacher, and Bob Hughes. Craig Delich and Pat Lang contend that the pencils are by Jim Mooney and the inks by John Forte. Letters credit from Todd Klein via his Klein Letters blog (18 September 2016, http://kleinletters.com/Blog/ira-schnapp-in-worlds-finest-comics-part-1/).

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Best Values Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Hostages of the Island of Doom (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman and Batman and Robin / comic story / 12.67 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Coleman
Pencils
Jim Mooney
Inks
John Forte
Colors
?
Letters
Stan Starkman ?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Jundy (intro); Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]
Synopsis
Jundy kidnaps Batman and Robin and transports them to his Island of Doom where he threatens to kill them unless Superman finds all the parts of an ancient magic sceptre for him.
Reprints
Keywords
kryptonite

Indexer Notes

inker credit by Craig Delich and Pat Lang

The Story of the Year! (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Batman / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

Homer / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Pencils
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Henry Boltinoff (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hi Homer. Let's have something to eat!
Genre
humor
Characters
Homer

Just One Second! (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

The Flash / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

The Triple Life of Green Lantern! (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Green Lantern / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Time-Out for Talk! (Table of Contents: 7)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
advocacy

The Man Who Defied Death (Table of Contents: 8)

The Green Arrow / comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

Script
Ed Herron
Pencils
Lee Elias
Inks
Lee Elias
Colors
?
Letters
Stan Starkman ?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Speedy [Roy Harper]; Fred Jenkins; Dr. Davis (intro)
Synopsis
Fred Jenkins will take any job no matter how dangerous to raise money for his son's operation.
Reprints
Keywords
Arrow-Plane

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from Showcase Presents Green Arrow (DC 2006 series) #1

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

Detective Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Palisades Amusement Park / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Faces That Time Forgot (Table of Contents: 11)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction

Aquaman's Super-Sidekick (Table of Contents: 12)

Aquaman and Aqualad / comic story / 6.67 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Miller
Pencils
Nick Cardy
Inks
Nick Cardy
Colors
?
Letters
Stan Starkman ?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; Aqualad [Garth]; Captain Claw
Synopsis
Aquaman pretends Aqualad has super powers to protect him from criminals.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Feature continues from Detective Comics #300. Joined by Aqualad for the run of this strip.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Blackhawk; Tomahawk / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14)

Gerry / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I hope you will study your first-aid lessons while I am out of the room!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Gerry
Reprints

Two Spectacular Heroes! (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Aquaman; Rip Hunter... Time Master / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

American Body Building Club / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

Revolutionary War Soldiers / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Hostages of the Isle of Doom!
    Superman and Batman and Robin
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Best Values Co.
  3. 2. The Hostages of the Island of Doom
    Superman and Batman and Robin
  4. 3. The Story of the Year!
    Batman
  5. 4. ["Hi Homer. Let's have something to eat!"]
    Homer
  6. 5. Just One Second!
    The Flash
  7. 6. The Triple Life of Green Lantern!
    Green Lantern
  8. 7. Time-Out for Talk!
  9. 8. The Man Who Defied Death
    The Green Arrow
  10. 9. ["Follow the adventures of Batman and Robin..."]
    Detective Comics
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Palisades Amusement Park
  12. 11. Faces That Time Forgot
  13. 12. Aquaman's Super-Sidekick
    Aquaman and Aqualad
  14. 13. ["For the very best..."]
    Blackhawk; Tomahawk
  15. 14. ["I hope you will study your first-aid lessons while I am out of the room!"]
    Gerry
  16. 15. Two Spectacular Heroes!
    Aquaman; Rip Hunter... Time Master
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    American Body Building Club
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Revolutionary War Soldiers
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jan Roar Hansen
  • Nick Caputo
  • Katie
  • Bob Hughes
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Jim Stangas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Per Sandell
  • Chris Boyko
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