(December 1972-January 1973)

DC, 1941 Series
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Volume
32
Price
0.20 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1972-10-17
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand
DC [circle]
Editing
Murray Boltinoff; E. Nelson Bridwell (assistant editor)
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 Comic Reader #89.


Saga of the Super Sons (Table of Contents)

Superman and Batman; Super Sons of Superman and Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Nick Cardy (signed)
Inks
Nick Cardy (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Letterese ?

Job Number
B-1549
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman, Jr.; Superman, Jr.; Superman (picture); Batman (picture)
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Saga of the Super Sons! (Table of Contents: 1)

Superman and Batman / comic story / 23.5 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Haney
Pencils
Dick Dillin
Inks
Henry Scarpelli
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
B-1474
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman, Jr.; Batman, Jr.; Superman; Batman; Rocco Krugge; Big Alice; Crumbum; Alfred; Augie Beck; Debbie; Marek; Dr. Gavilan; Rocco Krugge, Jr.
Synopsis
Superman creates an alternate timeline where Superman, Jr. and Batman, Jr. can explore crimefighting without ramifications. In this timeline, the boys put an end to the mob boss of Sparta City, with some unexpected help.
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Indexer Notes

Batman returns as featured co-star with this issue.

The Super-Sons appear in these issues: 216, 221-2, 224, 228, 231, 233, 238, making a final appearance in their own feature in 242. Their existence as computer simulations is referred to in The Superman Family (DC, 1974 series) #192, and their storyline is brought to a conclusion in World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #263. The wives of Superman and Batman appear in this story, but their identities are not made clear. A pair of stories featuring an unrelated Superman, Jr. and Batman, Jr. appeared before this story in Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #391-392. There was also an unrelated pair of imaginary stories in World's Finest Comics #154 and 157 featuring the "Sons of Superman and Batman." Additional information about the earlier imaginary stories and explanation of their existence in Superman Family from Ted Watson.

Cat on a Hot Typewriter (Table of Contents: 2)

text article / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Bob Haney; Murray Boltinoff ?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
B-1560

Indexer Notes

Bob Haney discusses the new editorial direction headed by Murray Boltinoff and future plans for World's Finest.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Saga of the Super Sons
    Superman and Batman; Super Sons of Superman and Batman
  2. 1. Saga of the Super Sons!
    Superman and Batman
  3. 2. Cat on a Hot Typewriter
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Nick Caputo
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Per Sandell
  • Peter Croome
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