(May 1964)

DC, 1941 Series
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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
1964-03-12
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand
Superman DC National Comics
Editing
Mort Weisinger
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 Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen #76 and copyright registration.

With new editor Mort Weisinger, Edmond Hamilton and Curt Swan begin a long run of Superman-Batman stories and the Aquaman and Green Arrow back-ups are replaced with a variety of reprints.


The Olsen-Robin Team vs "The Superman-Batman Team!" (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

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

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

The Olsen-Robin Team Versus "The Superman-Batman Team!" Part 1 (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman and Batman and Robin / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Letterese

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Jimmy Olsen; Lois Lane; Perry White; Professor Potter [as Dr. Dannifer] (inventor)
Synopsis
A mad scientist's Future Predictor, after accurately predicting several incidents, alarms Batman and Superman when it says that Robin and Jimmy will soon die.
Reprints
Keywords
Batcave; Batplane; belt radios; Daily Planet; Flying Newsroom; Future Predictor; Gotham City; Metropolis; Stone Island

Indexer Notes

Though Batman has his old costume on the cover, in the story he has the "new look" costume with the yellow circle around the Bat symbol for the first time (two weeks before Detective Comics #327).

Ride a Sea-Going Thunderbolt... (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Names Do Hurt! (Table of Contents: 4)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
advocacy
Synopsis
You shouldn't make fun of people.

Part II: The Vengeance of Superman and Batman! (Table of Contents: 5)

Superman and Batman and Robin / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Letterese

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Jimmy Olsen; Professor Potter [as Dr. Dannifer]; Supergirl [Kara] (cameo, flashback); Nightwing [Dick Grayson, (cameo, flashback); Flamebird [Jimmy Olsen] (cameo, flashback); Jimmy and Robin's Eyrie (introduction); Titano (villain, flashback); Dr. Carl Liden (physicist); unnamed criminals (villains)
Synopsis
Jimmy and Robin perpetrate an elaborate hoax against Superman and Batman because of a threat the pair have uncovered by several masterful criminals who have stolen a device called the De-Visor, rendering them invisible.
Reprints
Keywords
Batplane; belt radios; De-Visor; Eyrie; Flying Newsroom; Kandor; Stone Island; Virus X

Indexer Notes

Though we have suggested Joe Giella and Sheldon Moldoff as inkers of this chapter, Craig Delich says there is no difference in style between the two chapters. Klein is also credited as inker in all reprints.

Coming Super-Attractions! (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell ?; Mort Weisinger ?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Text page announcing new direction for World's Finest and a letters page in future issues.

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Be first in your neighborhood to read each issue...

The Irresistible Lois Lane! (Table of Contents: 8)

Lois Lane / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Bernstein
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Letterese

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman; Green Arrow; Aquaman; Lana Lang; Krypto; Perry White
Synopsis
A secret plan of the Justice League requires Lois to kiss Green Arrow, Aquaman and Batman much to the disgust of Lana Lang.
Reprints
Keywords
kryptonite

Indexer Notes

Surprise Feature

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

Palisades Amusement Park / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

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

100 Magnets / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

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

100 Toy Soldiers / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

American Bodybuilding Club / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

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

American Seed Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Olsen-Robin Team vs "The Superman-Batman Team!"
    Superman and Batman and Robin
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Roman War Soldiers
  3. 2. The Olsen-Robin Team Versus "The Superman-Batman Team!" Part 1
    Superman and Batman and Robin
  4. 3. Ride a Sea-Going Thunderbolt...
    Capt. Storm
  5. 4. Names Do Hurt!
  6. 5. Part II: The Vengeance of Superman and Batman!
    Superman and Batman and Robin
  7. 6. Coming Super-Attractions!
  8. 7. ["Be first in your neighborhood to read each issue..."]
  9. 8. The Irresistible Lois Lane!
    Lois Lane
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Palisades Amusement Park
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    100 Magnets
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    100 Toy Soldiers
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    American Bodybuilding Club
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    American Seed Co.
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