(November 1965)

DC, 1941 Series
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Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly, with the exception of Jan., April, and July
On-sale date
1965-09-09
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; E. Nelson Bridwell (assistant editor, uncredited)
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 ad in Action Comics #329 and copyright registration.


The Saga of Superman vs. Batman! (Table of Contents)

Superman and Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Batman
Reprints
Keywords
Bat-Plane; Batarang; Green Kryptonite

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

Punt, Pass & Kick Competition / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Part I: The Clash of Cape and Cowl! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman and Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 8.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Lex Luthor; Thomas Wayne; Superboy; Robin
Synopsis
Young Bruce Wayne is convinced that Superboy killed his father and vows to become Batman so he can bring him to justice.
Reprints
Keywords
army ants; Batcave; Batplane; Green Kryptonite; Hypnosis Machine; Imaginary Story

Indexer Notes

First imaginary story in World's Finest. First issue drawn in the new smaller size of original art.

The prominent internet meme of Batman slapping Robin comes from page 5 of this story.

The Hip Way to Learn! (Table of Contents: 3)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
advocacy
Synopsis
Public service message teaching kids how to study.

Indexer Notes

On the page immediately following page 7 of the previous story sequence.

AMT Makes the Party (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

AMT / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Justice League of America / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Tootsie Roll Pop / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Tricksy / 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
Oh-oh -- I can hardly see the high wire...
Genre
humor

Coming... Super-Attractions! (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Superman; Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane; Adventure Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Flip / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Wait'll you see the new car I got!
Genre
humor

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

Hawk Model Company / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Part II: The Death of a Hero! (Table of Contents: 11)

Superman and Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 6.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Batman; Lex Luthor
Synopsis
Batman befriends Superman so that he can take his revenge. Then he teams up with Luthor.
Reprints
Keywords
Batplane; Fortress of Solitude; Kryptonite

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

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Rocky and Bullwinkle; Cheerios / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Cape and Cowl Comments / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell ?
Pencils
Curt Swan ? (illustration)
Inks
George Klein (illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

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

Warden Willis / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Look at this! I'll go tell the warden!
Genre
humor
Reprints

Hey, Characters! (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

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

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

Tyco / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

The Adventures of Jerry Lewis; Metamorpho; Showcase; Teen Titans / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

The Boy Who Changed the Future (Table of Contents: 19)

Editors' Round Table / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Bob Oksner
Inks
Bernard Sachs
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino
Editing
Julius Schwartz

Genre
science fiction
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 20)

Varsity Vic / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils
Henry Boltinoff
Inks
Henry Boltinoff
Colors
?
Letters
Henry Boltinoff

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Cars whiz by me all the time, but I can't get a lift!
Genre
humor; teen
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Hitchhiker

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 21) (Expand) /

Tootsie Roll Pop / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 22) (Expand) /

G. I. Joe / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 23) (Expand) /

Aurora / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Saga of Superman vs. Batman!
    Superman and Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Punt, Pass & Kick Competition
  3. 2. Part I: The Clash of Cape and Cowl!
    Superman and Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  4. 3. The Hip Way to Learn!
  5. 4. AMT Makes the Party
    AMT
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Justice League of America
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Pop
  8. 7. ["Oh-oh -- I can hardly see the high wire..."]
    Tricksy
  9. 8. Coming... Super-Attractions!
    Superman; Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane; Adventure Comics
  10. 9. ["Wait'll you see the new car I got!"]
    Flip
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Hawk Model Company
  12. 11. Part II: The Death of a Hero!
    Superman and Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Rocky and Bullwinkle; Cheerios
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Cape and Cowl Comments
  16. 15. ["Look at this! I'll go tell the warden!"]
    Warden Willis
  17. 16. Hey, Characters!
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Tyco
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    The Adventures of Jerry Lewis; Metamorpho; Showcase; Teen Titans
  20. 19. The Boy Who Changed the Future
    Editors' Round Table
  21. 20. ["Cars whiz by me all the time, but I can't get a lift!"]
    Varsity Vic
  22. 21. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Pop
  23. 22. [no title indexed]
    G. I. Joe
  24. 23. [no title indexed]
    Aurora
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