(June 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:
1964-04-30
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 Sugar and Spike #53 and copyright registration. On-sale date of April 9 in ad in Superboy #113.


The Origin of the Composite Superman! (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:
Composite Superman; Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]
Reprints:
Keywords:
Batplane

Indexer Notes

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/).

Are You a Good Neighbor? (Table of Contents: 1)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks:
Sheldon Moldoff
Letters:
?

Genre:
advocacy
Keywords:
Picnic

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly.

Part I: The Composite Superman! (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Composite Superman [Joe Meach] (introduction, origin); Legion of Super-Heroes [Sun Boy; Brainiac 5; Mon-El; Saturn Girl]; Commissioner James Gordon; Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]
Synopsis:
A freak accident gives Joe Meach the powers of the entire Legion of Super-Heroes and he becomes the Composite Superman.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Fortress of Solitude; green kryptonite; Kandor; Superman Museum

Indexer Notes

Inks credit per Bob Hughes, Craig Delich, and Pat Lang. Bob Klein and Gene Reed credit Sheldon Moldoff.

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

Tricksy World's Greatest Stunt Man / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
My new assistant is always eating!
Genre:
humor
Characters:
Tricksy; assistant
Synopsis:
Tricksy's new assistant is so hungry, he leaves the trapeze for lunch without catching Tricksy.
Keywords:
Circus; trapeze

Watch for the First 80 Page Superboy Annual! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Giant Superboy Annual / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

Part II: The Battle Between Titans! (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script:
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Composite Superman [Joe Meach]; Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen
Synopsis:
Composite Superman threatens to reveal Superman and Batman's identity if they don't retire. But his powers begin to fade and, unable to reproduce the original lightning strike, he loses both his power and his memory. Batman and Superman are bewildered as to why the Composite Superman fled, where he went, or who he is.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Batcave; green kryptonite

Indexer Notes

Inks credit per Bob Hughes, Bob Klein, and Gene Reed. Craig Delich and Pat Lang credit George Klein.

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

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

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

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

Flame Dragon from Krypton! (Table of Contents: 8)

Superman / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
Wayne Boring
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson] (cameo, as statue); Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]; Krypto (cameo); a Kryptonian Flame-Dragon (intro, villain); Superman robots; Lois Lane; Perry White; "Plates" Finnegan (villain); Jimmy Olsen
Synopsis:
A Kryptonian Flame-Dragon makes its way to Earth. When it swallows a Red Kryptonite meteor Superman must stay away from the Flame-Dragon for fear the Red Kryptonite will affect him also. Superman tricks it into exhausting its flame, then freezes it and tosses it into space. He tricks Lois Lane by relying on Krypto, Batman, and Supergirl to protect his secret identity.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Dragon; Fortress of Solitude; red kryptonite

Indexer Notes

Surprise Feature

The original page 6 removed for this reprint.

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

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

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

100 Magnets / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Astroforce / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Boys! Men! (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Mike Marvel System / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

America's Most Exciting War Game (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Task Force / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Origin of the Composite Superman!
    Superman and Batman and Robin
  2. 1. Are You a Good Neighbor?
  3. 2. Part I: The Composite Superman!
    Superman and Batman and Robin
  4. 3. ["My new assistant is always eating!"]
    Tricksy World's Greatest Stunt Man
  5. 4. Watch for the First 80 Page Superboy Annual!
    Giant Superboy Annual
  6. 5. Part II: The Battle Between Titans!
    Superman and Batman and Robin
  7. 6. Coming Super-Attractions!
  8. 7. ["Be first in your neighborhood to read each issue of World's Finest..."]
  9. 8. Flame Dragon from Krypton!
    Superman
  10. 9. ["Be my guest at America's greatest amusement park..."]
    Palisades Amusement Park; Superman
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    100 Magnets
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Astroforce
  13. 12. Boys! Men!
    Mike Marvel System
  14. 13. America's Most Exciting War Game
    Task Force
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