(February 1964)

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Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly, with the exception of Jan., April, July and Oct.
On-sale date:
1963-12-12
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
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.


The Ghost of Batman! (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]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Pencils credit per Bob Klein, Gene Reed, Mike Tiefenbacher, and Bob Hughes. Craig Delich credits Jim Mooney. Pat Lang credits Sheldon Moldoff. 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) /

The World of Dinosaurs / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Ghost of Batman (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman and Batman and Robin / comic story / 14.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Wood
Pencils:
Jim Mooney
Inks:
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batwoman [Kathy Kane]; Sphinx Gang; Ned Garver; Al Regan; Alfred; Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]
Synopsis:
Criminals seem to assassinate Batman while Superman is disguised as him. Now they can't reveal Batman is still alive without revealing his true identity.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

inker credit by Craig Delich and Pat Lang

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

100 Toy Soldiers / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Matchbox / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Special Christmas Quiz -- "Christmas in Many Lands!" (Table of Contents: 5)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
Ruben Moreira
Inks:
Ruben Moreira
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Short information on global Christmas customs accompanied by illustrations.

Indexer Notes

On the page immediately preceding page 9 of the previous story sequence.

Previously in February 1955 issues.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

Ollie / 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:
The bell would ring while I'm taking a shower!
Genre:
humor
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

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

The Amazing Money Bombs (Table of Contents: 9)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
war
Characters:
Adolf Hitler

The Doom Hunters (Table of Contents: 10)

Aquaman and Aqualad / comic story / 9.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Miller
Pencils:
Ramona Fradon
Inks:
Ramona Fradon
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Aqualad; Daredevils' Club; Welky; Tom Blake
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Last new Aquaman story in World's Finest Comics, over two years after the start of the solo Aquaman series.

Writer credit by Martin O'Hearn.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
Irwin Donenfeld
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Publisher:National Periodical Publications, Inc.
575 Lexington Ave, New York 22, NY.
Editor: Jack Schiff
Owners: Harry Donenfeld, Irwin Donenfeld, Sonia Iger, Jack Liebowitz, P. Sampliner, S. Sampliner, Harry Donenfeld Foundation
(No circulation figures.)

Fight Global Air Battles with Planes of All Nations (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

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

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

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

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Ghost of Batman!
    Superman and Batman and Robin
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    The World of Dinosaurs
  3. 2. The Ghost of Batman
    Superman and Batman and Robin
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    100 Toy Soldiers
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Matchbox
  6. 5. Special Christmas Quiz -- "Christmas in Many Lands!"
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Batman; Detective Comics
  8. 7. ["The bell would ring while I'm taking a shower!"]
    Ollie
  9. 8. ["Get these favorite, exciting and entertaining comics magazines..."]
  10. 9. The Amazing Money Bombs
  11. 10. The Doom Hunters
    Aquaman and Aqualad
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
  13. 12. Fight Global Air Battles with Planes of All Nations
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Roman War Soldiers
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    American Body Building Club
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Best Values Co.
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Bob Hughes
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Per Sandell
  • Matthew Head
  • Peter Croome
  • Chris Boyko
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Hughes
  • Lou Mougin
  • Craig Delich
  • Clayton Emery
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Allen Ross