(November-December 1974)

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Volume
34
Price
0.60 USD
Pages
100
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1974-08-15
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand
DC [circle]
Editing
Murray Boltinoff; Paul Levitz (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 #109.


The Freak Who Never Fails (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Nick Cardy
Inks
Nick Cardy
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Letterese ?; typeset

Job Number
B-2280
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman; Superman; Metamorpho; Sandman; Sandy; Deadman
Reprints

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

Superman and Batman / table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
Paul Levitz ?
Pencils
Win Mortimer
Inks
Win Mortimer
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Job Number
B-2222
Characters
Superman; Batman

Indexer Notes

Figures taken from the cover of World's Finest Comics #79.

The Freak Who Never Fails (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman and Batman / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Haney
Pencils
Dick Dillin
Inks
Tex Blaisdell
Colors
?
Letters
Milt Snapinn ?

Job Number
B-2114
Genre
superhero
Characters
Metamorpho; Superman; Batman; El Jefe; Simon Stagg; Sapphire Stagg; Java; Julio Diego
Reprints

The Tricks of Metamorpho's Trade (Table of Contents: 3)

Metamorpho / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Levitz ?
Pencils
Ramona Fradon
Inks
Charles Paris
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino ?

Job Number
B-2228
Genre
superhero
Characters
Metamorpho (origin); Batman; Simon Stagg; Sapphire Stagg; Java
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Recap of Metamorpho's career. Inker credit corrected by Bob Hughes. Incorrectly credited to Joe Simon in Weird Secret Origins reprint. Batman figures by Jim Aparo.

I Hate the Sandman! (Table of Contents: 4)

The Sandman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Kirby; Joe Simon ? (possible co-plot)
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Joe Simon
Colors
?
Letters
Howard Ferguson

Job Number
B-2128
Genre
superhero
Characters
Sandman; Sandy
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Original title: "I Hated the Sandman!"

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

From the World's Finest Fans / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?; Tex Blaisdell (bio)
Pencils
Tex Blaisdell (self portrait)
Inks
Tex Blaisdell (self portrait)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
B-2217

Indexer Notes

Includes a Tex Blaisdell bio and caricature.

The Genius Who Fought Himself (Table of Contents: 6)

Eclipso / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Paul Levitz ?
Pencils
Lee Elias
Inks
Lee Elias
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino; Stan Starkman ?

Job Number
B-2224
Genre
superhero
Characters
Eclipso

Indexer Notes

Recap of Eclipso's origin.

Eclipso's Amazing Ally! (Table of Contents: 7)

Eclipso / comic story / 11.67 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Haney
Pencils
Alex Toth (signed)
Inks
Alex Toth (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Stan Starkman

Job Number
B-2223
Genre
superhero
Characters
Bruce Gordon; Eclipso; Pofessor Bennett; Mona Bennett
Synopsis
Eclipso builds a robot Eclipso to fool Bruce Gordon but when the robot Eclipso traps Bruce and Professor Bennett and tries to kill them, Eclipso must help them escape.
Reprints

The Crime Collector (Table of Contents: 8)

Robotman / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Joe Certa
Inks
Moe Worthman
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Letterese ?

Job Number
B-2225
Genre
superhero
Characters
Robotman
Reprints

What Makes a Corpse Cry? (Table of Contents: 9)

Deadman / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script
Carmine Infantino (plot); Jack Miller (script)
Pencils
Neal Adams
Inks
Neal Adams
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Letterese
Editing
Jack Miller (original editor)

Job Number
B-2334?
Genre
superhero
Characters
Deadman [Boston Brand]; Rama Kushna; Tiny; Liz Martin; Rocky Manzel; Paul
Synopsis
While trying to find his killer, Boston Brand checks on Rocky Manzel who once threatened to kill him. Boston stops Rocky and his band of counterfeiters.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story across 17 pages in two parts of 5.5 and 10.5 pages.

World's Fun-est Puzzle #2 (Table of Contents: 10)

activity / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Bob Rozakis
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
P-33

The Strange Experiment of Dr. Erdel (Table of Contents: 11)

Martian Manhunter / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Samachson
Pencils
Joe Certa
Inks
Joe Certa
Colors
?
Letters
Pat Gordon
Editing
Jack Schiff (original editor)

Job Number
N-605
Genre
superhero
Characters
J'onn J'onzz, the Martian Manhunter; Professor Mark Erdel
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Reprints the first Martian Manhunter story.

Script (only) attributed to Jack Miller by Rich Morrissey, but disputed by Bob Hughes. Samachson is current DC credit, as seen in Showcase Presents: Martian Manhunter (DC, 2007 series) #1.

Labelled "Part One" here.

The Case of the Magic Baseball (Table of Contents: 12)

Martian Manhunter / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Miller
Pencils
Joe Certa
Inks
Joe Certa
Colors
?
Letters
Pat Gordon
Editing
Jack Schiff (original editor)

Job Number
B-2227
Genre
superhero
Characters
J'onn J'onzz, the Martian Manhunter
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Reprints the second Martian Manhunter story.

Labelled "Part Two" here.

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Freak Who Never Fails
    Superman and Batman
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Superman and Batman
  3. 2. The Freak Who Never Fails
    Superman and Batman
  4. 3. The Tricks of Metamorpho's Trade
    Metamorpho
  5. 4. I Hate the Sandman!
    The Sandman
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    From the World's Finest Fans
  7. 6. The Genius Who Fought Himself
    Eclipso
  8. 7. Eclipso's Amazing Ally!
    Eclipso
  9. 8. The Crime Collector
    Robotman
  10. 9. What Makes a Corpse Cry?
    Deadman
  11. 10. World's Fun-est Puzzle #2
  12. 11. The Strange Experiment of Dr. Erdel
    Martian Manhunter
  13. 12. The Case of the Magic Baseball
    Martian Manhunter
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