(August 2005)

DC, 1999 Series
Volume:
3
Price:
49.99 USD; 69.99 CAD
Pages:
224
On-sale date:
2005-08-10
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics
Brand:
DC Archive Editions
ISBN:
1-4012-0411-2 Search at WorldCat
Barcode:
761941217154 00311
Editing:
Dale Crain (editor); Nick J. Napolitano (associate editor); Mike Carlin (executive editor)
Color:
color
Binding:
hardcover with dustjacket

Issue Notes

Black and white art reconstruction by Rick Keene. Color reconstruction by Lee Loughridge.


World's Finest Comics (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

"World's Finest Comics" logo embossed in outline form in gold on front cover.

[Endpapers] (Table of Contents)

blank page(s) / 3 pages (report information)

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover and first two interior pages are solid black.

World's Finest Comics Archives - Volume 3 (Table of Contents)

credits, title page / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Superman; Batman; Robin

Indexer Notes

Title page with illustration and credits on next page.

Table of Contents (Table of Contents)

table of contents / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Bat-Mite

Indexer Notes

Table of contents with small illustration.

Foreward (Table of Contents)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Jim Amash (credited)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Robin (cameo)

Indexer Notes

Introduction with small illustration.

[Cover - World's Finest #102] The Caveman from Krypton! (Table of Contents)

Superman and Batman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]
Reprints:

The Caveman from Krypton (Table of Contents)

Superman and Batman / comic story / 11.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Dick Sprang
Inks:
Sheldon Moldoff; Ray Burnley (splash only)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Perry White (cameo); Pete Waller; Jo-Jo Groff
Synopsis:
A meteor crashes in the country and a caveman from ancient Krypton emerges. Pete and his boss Jo-Jo try to use the caveman's powers to help them steal from banks, but are stopped by Superman, Batman and Robin.
Reprints:
Keywords:
kryptonite

[Cover - World's Finest #103] Secret of the Sorceror's Treasure! (Table of Contents)

Superman and Batman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]
Reprints:

The Secret of the Sorcerer's Treasure (Table of Contents)

Superman and Batman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Dick Sprang
Inks:
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Atkins; Bork
Synopsis:
Atkins and Bork purchase a map that leads them to an ancient sorcerer's weapons.
Reprints:

[Cover - World's Finest #104] The Plot to Destroy Superman! (Table of Contents)

Superman and Batman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batwoman [Kathy Kane]; Lex Luthor; Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]
Reprints:

The Plot to Destroy Superman (Table of Contents)

Superman and Batman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Dick Sprang
Inks:
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Lex Luthor (villain); Batwoman [Kathy Kane]; Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]
Synopsis:
Superman, Batman, Batwoman and Robin are scheduled to display crime-fighting inventions of the future at an exhibit of what future Gotham will be like. Lex Luthor, disguised as an inventor of one of the inventions, tries to have Superman disintegrated.
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[Cover - World's Finest #105] The Alien Superman! (Table of Contents)

Superman and Batman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]
Reprints:

The Alien Superman (Table of Contents)

Superman and Batman / comic story / 12.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Dick Sprang
Inks:
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Perry White (cameo); The Joker (cameo, flashback); Midge Martin (gang boss); Khalex (alien)
Synopsis:
Superman suddenly spins a cocoon around himself and then emerges as an alien version of himself, with no memories of his past.
Reprints:

[Cover - World's Finest #106] Duplicate Man! (Table of Contents)

Superman and Batman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Superman [Clark Kent]; Duplicate Man (villain)
Reprints:

The Duplicate Man (Table of Contents)

Superman and Batman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Dick Sprang
Inks:
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Duplicate Man; Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Perry White
Synopsis:
The Duplicate Man can split into two copies of himself, allowing him to rob to locations at once. If one version is caught, it can be recalled by the other version, thus avoiding capture. Until Superman and Batman come up with a plan to stop him.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

On page 9, the last panel, the art on the figures of Batman & Robin appears to be that of Sheldon Moldoff alone....NO Dick Sprang.

[Cover - World's Finest #107] Secret of the Time Creature! (Table of Contents)

Superman and Batman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]
Reprints:

Secret of the Time Creature (Table of Contents)

Superman and Batman / comic story / 12.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Dick Sprang
Inks:
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Carter Nichols; Perry White
Synopsis:
While Superman battles a flaming monster in the present, Batman and Robin, courtesy of Prof. Nichols time machine, venture to the past to find an alien device left as a defense against the creature.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Time travel story.

[Cover - World's Finest #108] The Star-Creatures! (Table of Contents)

Superman and Batman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]
Reprints:

The Star Creatures (Table of Contents)

Superman and Batman / comic story / 11.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Coleman
Pencils:
Dick Sprang
Inks:
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner Gordon; alien movie producer; Beaver; Midge
Synopsis:
An alien movie producer captures two criminals, Beaver and Midge, in order to lure Superman, Batman, and Robin to an uninhabited area to film his movie. One by one, he throws bizarre alien creatures into the mix for the purposes of his film. But troubles start when the criminals escape and decide to use the alien's gadgets for themselves. Fortunately, the World's Finest team is able to capture the criminals, and a regretful alien promises to never mess with other people's destinies again.
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[Cover - World's Finest #109] The Bewitched Batman! (Table of Contents)

Superman and Batman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]
Reprints:

The Bewitched Batman (Table of Contents)

Superman and Batman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Coleman
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Dumpy Evans (villain, petty crook); Beetles Bragan (villain; Fangan the Sorcerer (villain, flashback, death)
Synopsis:
While in England attending a convention, Batman stumbles into an ancient cave's "booby trap" set up years before by a sorcerer named Fangan. Robin appeals to Superman for help, as Batman believes that if he doesn't carry out Fangan's commands, he will perish.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Bat-Cave; Batplane; Fortress of Solitude; Gotham City; Gotham City Hall; Metropolis; Tarning Scientific Glass Works Company

[Cover - World's Finest #110] The Alien Who Doomed Robin! (Table of Contents)

Superman and Batman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; alien
Reprints:
Keywords:
Alien

The Alien Who Doomed Robin (Table of Contents)

Superman and Batman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Coleman
Pencils:
Dick Sprang
Inks:
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; alien
Synopsis:
An alien arrives on Earth and starts shrinking buildings and stealing them. He plans to enlarge them on his homeworld and create a tourist attraction in space. Superman, Batman and Robin must stop him and return the shrunken buildings to their proper locations.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Alien; shrink ray; shrink-ray; space travel

Indexer Notes

Klein/Reed say Burnley inks; reprint says Moldoff and Sprang inks.

[Cover - World's Finest #111] Superman's Secret Kingdom! (Table of Contents)

Superman and Batman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]
Reprints:

Superman's Secret Kingdom (Table of Contents)

Superman and Batman / comic story / 12.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Dick Sprang
Inks:
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Floyd Frisby
Synopsis:
The force of a volcanic eruption gives Superman amnesia. He finds himself in a forgotten Aztec city and becomes the king of the inhabitants. When Batman and Robin go in search of him, they find the criminal Floyd Frisby who tries to convince Superman that Batman and Robin are really criminals.
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[Cover - World's Finest #112] The Menace of Superman's Pet (Table of Contents)

Superman and Batman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]
Reprints:

The Menace of Superman's Pet (Table of Contents)

Superman and Batman / comic story / 11.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Coleman
Pencils:
Dick Sprang
Inks:
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; The Wreckers (gang of robbers)
Synopsis:
While traveling thru space Superman picks up a small creature. When he returns to Earth the new "pet" causes problems for Superman, Batman and Robin while they are trying to catch a group of criminals called The Wreckers.
Reprints:
Keywords:
kryptonite

[Cover - World's Finest #113] Bat-Mite Meets Mr. Mxyzptlk! (Table of Contents)

Superman and Batman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Bat-Mite; Mr Mxyzptlk; Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]
Reprints:

Bat-Mite Meets Mr. Mxyzptlk (Table of Contents)

Superman and Batman / comic story / 12.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Coleman
Pencils:
Dick Sprang
Inks:
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Bat-Mite; Mr. Mxyzptlk; Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]
Synopsis:
Bat-Mite tries to stop Superman from helping Batman and Robin. Then Mr. Mxyzptlk decides that Bat-Mite should stop bugging Superman and a magic contest is begun between the two.
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[Cover - World's Finest #114] Captives of the Space Globes! (Table of Contents)

Superman and Batman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]
Reprints:

Captives of the Space Globes (Table of Contents)

Superman and Batman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Coleman
Pencils:
Dick Sprang
Inks:
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Alba (from the planet Zoron); Baxian aliens; Anthkar (monster); Chorn (Baxian leader)
Synopsis:
Alba takes Batman, Robin and Superman to his planet to help rid it of alien invaders.
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[Cover - World's Finest #115] The Curse That Doomed Superman! (Table of Contents)

Superman and Batman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]
Reprints:

The Curse That Doomed Superman (Table of Contents)

Superman and Batman / comic story / 12.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Coleman
Pencils:
Dick Sprang
Inks:
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Swami
Synopsis:
A swami places a curse on Superman that he will follow every good deed with an evil deed.
Reprints:
Keywords:
red kryptonite

[Cover - World's Finest #116] The Creature from Beyond! (Table of Contents)

Superman and Batman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
John Forte ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Creature from Beyond [Vance Collins]
Reprints:

The Creature from Beyond! (Table of Contents)

Superman and Batman / comic story / 12.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Coleman
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Creature from Beyond [Vance Collins]; Commissioner Gordon; The Jackson Mob
Synopsis:
The Creature from Beyond is helping the Jackson Mob commit robberies.
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[World's Finest Comics logos] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 2.97 pages (report information)

Contributors (Table of Contents)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
biography

Indexer Notes

Brief biographies of Jerry Coleman, Bill FInger; Stan Kaye, Sheldon Moldoff, Dick Sprang, and Curt Swan.

[Blank Pages] (Table of Contents)

blank page(s) / 4 pages (report information)

Indexer Notes

The four white pages before the black endpapers are blank.

[Endpapers] (Table of Contents)

blank page(s) / 3 pages (report information)

Indexer Notes

The last two interior pages and inside back cover are solid black.

DC Archive Editions (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

DC Archives Edition emblem embossed in gold on the back cover.

World's Finest Comics Archives - Volume 2 (Table of Contents)

insert or dust jacket / 0 pages (report information)

Pencils:
Dick Sprang; Rodney Ramos (art reconstruction)
Inks:
Dick Sprang; Rodney Ramos (art reconstruction)
Colors:
Lee Loughridge (reconstruction)
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Superman [Clark Kent]; Robin (Dick Grayson]

Indexer Notes

Dust jacket with illustration on front and small reprints of the covers of World's Finest #102, #105, #113, and #116 on back.

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. World's Finest Comics
  2. 1. [Endpapers]
  3. 2. World's Finest Comics Archives - Volume 3
  4. 3. Table of Contents
  5. 4. Foreward
  6. 5. [Cover - World's Finest #102] The Caveman from Krypton!
    Superman and Batman
  7. 6. The Caveman from Krypton
    Superman and Batman
  8. 7. [Cover - World's Finest #103] Secret of the Sorceror's Treasure!
    Superman and Batman
  9. 8. The Secret of the Sorcerer's Treasure
    Superman and Batman
  10. 9. [Cover - World's Finest #104] The Plot to Destroy Superman!
    Superman and Batman
  11. 10. The Plot to Destroy Superman
    Superman and Batman
  12. 11. [Cover - World's Finest #105] The Alien Superman!
    Superman and Batman
  13. 12. The Alien Superman
    Superman and Batman
  14. 13. [Cover - World's Finest #106] Duplicate Man!
    Superman and Batman
  15. 14. The Duplicate Man
    Superman and Batman
  16. 15. [Cover - World's Finest #107] Secret of the Time Creature!
    Superman and Batman
  17. 16. Secret of the Time Creature
    Superman and Batman
  18. 17. [Cover - World's Finest #108] The Star-Creatures!
    Superman and Batman
  19. 18. The Star Creatures
    Superman and Batman
  20. 19. [Cover - World's Finest #109] The Bewitched Batman!
    Superman and Batman
  21. 20. The Bewitched Batman
    Superman and Batman
  22. 21. [Cover - World's Finest #110] The Alien Who Doomed Robin!
    Superman and Batman
  23. 22. The Alien Who Doomed Robin
    Superman and Batman
  24. 23. [Cover - World's Finest #111] Superman's Secret Kingdom!
    Superman and Batman
  25. 24. Superman's Secret Kingdom
    Superman and Batman
  26. 25. [Cover - World's Finest #112] The Menace of Superman's Pet
    Superman and Batman
  27. 26. The Menace of Superman's Pet
    Superman and Batman
  28. 27. [Cover - World's Finest #113] Bat-Mite Meets Mr. Mxyzptlk!
    Superman and Batman
  29. 28. Bat-Mite Meets Mr. Mxyzptlk
    Superman and Batman
  30. 29. [Cover - World's Finest #114] Captives of the Space Globes!
    Superman and Batman
  31. 30. Captives of the Space Globes
    Superman and Batman
  32. 31. [Cover - World's Finest #115] The Curse That Doomed Superman!
    Superman and Batman
  33. 32. The Curse That Doomed Superman
    Superman and Batman
  34. 33. [Cover - World's Finest #116] The Creature from Beyond!
    Superman and Batman
  35. 34. The Creature from Beyond!
    Superman and Batman
  36. 35. [World's Finest Comics logos]
  37. 36. Contributors
  38. 37. [Blank Pages]
  39. 38. [Endpapers]
  40. 39. DC Archive Editions
  41. 40. World's Finest Comics Archives - Volume 2
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