(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
Ira Schnapp

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
Joe Letterese

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
Joe Letterese

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)

text article / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Promo on upcoming Worlds Finest and other Superman related titles.

[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
Joe Letterese

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)

Editing
Related Scans
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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