(October-November 1968)

DC, 1941 Series
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Price
0.25 USD
Pages
84
Indicia Frequency
monthly with the exception of Jan., Apr. and July
On-sale Date
1968-08-06
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)

Issue Notes

Also designated on cover as 80 Page Giant (DC, 1964 series) #G52 and as G-52 on indicia page.

On-sale date from copyright registration.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Neal Adams; Curt Swan (cover reproduction); Win Mortimer (cover reproduction)
Inks
Neal Adams; Stan Kaye (cover reproduction); Win Mortimer (cover reproduction)
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

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

Table of Contents (Table of Contents: 1)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell ?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

The Origin of the Superman-Batman Team (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
Pat Gordon

Genre
superhero
Characters
Lex Luthor; Powerman (intro); Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]
Synopsis
When Batman learns Lex Luthor has kryptonite, he goes to Metropolis to warn Superman.
Reprints
Keywords
kryptonite

The Mightiest Team in the World! (Table of Contents: 3)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye (1-8); John Fischetti (9-12)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Lois Lane
Synopsis
Superman and Batman learn each other's ID's while sharing a cabin during an ocean voyage
Reprints

Indexer Notes

First Superman-Batman team-up. It appears that this version of the story was used in the World's Finest Archives, as the note on the first page referring to the previous story in this issue is present there.

Batman-Double for Superman! (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
Joseph Greene
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Lois Lane; Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]
Synopsis
Batman has to pretend to be Superman in order to assuage Lois' suspicions that Superman is Clark Kent.
Reprints
Keywords
kryptonite

Indexer Notes

First Superman-Batman team-up in World's Finest Comics.

When Gotham City Challenged Metropolis (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
Pat Gordon ?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Lois Lane; Perry White; Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]
Synopsis
Superman and Batman exchange cities as part of a contest to decide which city will get the World Electronics Convention.
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The Dictator of Kandor! (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Luthor; Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]
Synopsis
Luthor sneaks into Kandor so that he can steal Kryptonian science and weaponry.
Reprints
Keywords
Fortress of Solitude; Kandor

Indexer Notes

Original title: "The Dictator of Krypton City." Story re-lettered throughout to refer to city as Kandor. Relettering also adds references to Red Sun radiation and many other changes.

The Club of Heroes (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
Pat Gordon

Genre
superhero
Characters
Club of Heroes [Legionary; Knight; Squire; Gaucho; Musketeer]; Lois Lane; Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Lightning Man (introduction)
Synopsis
Lightning Man challenges Superman for the chairmanship of the Club of Heroes.
Reprints
Keywords
kryptonite

Indexer Notes

Sequel to "The Batmen of All Nations!" from Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #215, which is reprinted in the following issue.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman and Batman and Robin
  2. 1. Table of Contents
  3. 2. The Origin of the Superman-Batman Team
    Superman and Batman and Robin
  4. 3. The Mightiest Team in the World!
    Superman
  5. 4. Batman-Double for Superman!
    Superman and Batman and Robin
  6. 5. When Gotham City Challenged Metropolis
    Superman and Batman and Robin
  7. 6. The Dictator of Kandor!
    Superman and Batman and Robin
  8. 7. The Club of Heroes
    Superman and Batman and Robin
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