(August-September 1977)

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Volume
37
Price
1.00 USD
Pages
84
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1977-05-19
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Barcode
0709893073009
Editing
Joe Orlando (managing editor); Dennis O'Neil (story editor); Jack C. Harris (story 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 next issue ad in World's Finest Comics #245. On-sale date of May 17 in Comic Reader #143.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Neal Adams (signed)
Inks
Neal Adams (signed)
Colors
Neal Adams (signed)
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Job Number
C-491
First Line of Dialogue or Text
So... Superman-- This is the awful secret you've been hiding all these years!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman; Superman; Wonder Woman; Kor-El [The Parasite]; Wonder Woman (inset); Black Canary (inset); Green Arrow (inset); Vigilante (inset)
Reprints
Keywords
green kryptonite

Indexer Notes

Cover colorist credit is from the letter column of issue #249.

World's Finest (Table of Contents: 1)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack C. Harris ?
Pencils
Kurt Schaffenberger (signed)
Inks
Kurt Schaffenberger (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
J-4798
Characters
Superman; Batman; Wonder Woman; Green Arrow; Black Canary; Vigilante

Indexer Notes

Contents page with illustration.

The Prisoner of the Kryptonite Asteroid! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman and Batman / comic story / 19 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Haney
Pencils
Kurt Schaffenberger
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colors
Jerry Serpe
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
J-4698
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Justice League of America [Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; Hawkman [Katar Hol]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; The Flash [Barry Allen]; Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]]; James Gordon; Mad Dog Doyle; Ram Drood; Kor-El [The Parasite]; Jor-El (flashback); Lara (flashback); Dr. Gan-Zir (flashback); Morgan Edge (cameo); Jimmy Olsen (cameo); Lois Lane (cameo); President of the United States (cameo)
Reprints
Keywords
Batcave; Fortress of Solitude; green kryptonite; Justice League Satellite; Krypton; Washington D.C.; White House

Indexer Notes

The story has separate chapter titles: Part I - Across Time, Darkly! and Part II - Am I My Brother's Keeper? Story continues in the next issue. The unnamed President slightly resembles Jimmy Carter.

Wulf Hunt (Table of Contents: 3)

Black Canary / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Gerry Conway
Pencils
Michael Netzer [as Mike Nasser]
Inks
Terry Austin
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
J-4643
Genre
superhero
Characters
Black Canary [Dinah Laurel Lance]; Wulf; Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Ursus (flashback)
Reprints
Keywords
British Columbia; Canada; MacIntosh Lumber Camp; Queen's Ridge; werewolf

Indexer Notes

Despite the order of the printed credits, Nasser listed as penciler and Austin as inker in the Daily Planet and The Comic Reader #143.

Manhunt for a Murderer! (Table of Contents: 4)

Green Arrow / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Gerry Conway
Pencils
Michael Netzer [as Mike Nasser]
Inks
Terry Austin
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
J-4644
Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Slingshot [David Drayson]; Barney Breed; Reggie Ronson; "The Outfit"
Keywords
gag arrow; Star City

Son of a Gun! (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
Bill Kunkel
Pencils
Gray Morrow
Inks
Gray Morrow
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Dummy (flashback, also in #248), Stuff (death); Vigilante [Greg Saunders] (origin retold); Judas Priest; Sheriff Sanders (The Vigilante's father)
Keywords
Gotham City

The Baron's Name Is Blitzkrieg (Table of Contents: 6)

Wonder Woman / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script
Gerry Conway
Pencils
Don Heck
Inks
Vince Colletta
Colors
?
Letters
Milt Snapinn

Job Number
J-4683
Genre
superhero
Characters
Wonder Woman [Diana Prince] (Earth 2); Baron Blitzkrieg (introduction, origin, also in #247); General Adrian Hawkins; Steve Trevor; Adolf Hitler (flashback); Nazis; Winston Churchill; General Auchinleck
Keywords
invisible jet; London; World War II

Indexer Notes

Setting continues to be World War II for this series.
The story has separate chapter titles: Chapter 1: "Conception..."; Chapter 2: "...Birth..."; Chapter 3: "...and Baptism!"

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

From the World's Finest Fans / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack C. Harris [as JCH]
Pencils
Curt Swan; Nick Cardy ? (illustrations)
Inks
Murphy Anderson; Nick Cardy ? (illustrations)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
L-699

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from Anthony Costa, Frank Antonides and Reed Cambell.

What Does 'Showcase' Mean, Anyway? (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

DC Publishorial / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.6 page (report information)

#14 Mike Nasser (Table of Contents: 9)

DC Profiles / text article / 0.4 page (report information)

Script
Jack C. Harris
Letters
typeset

Genre
biography
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["So... Superman-- This is the awful secret you've been hiding all these years!"]
    Superman and Batman
  2. 1. World's Finest
  3. 2. The Prisoner of the Kryptonite Asteroid!
    Superman and Batman
  4. 3. Wulf Hunt
    Black Canary
  5. 4. Manhunt for a Murderer!
    Green Arrow
  6. 5. Son of a Gun!
    The Vigilante
  7. 6. The Baron's Name Is Blitzkrieg
    Wonder Woman
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    From the World's Finest Fans
  9. 8. What Does 'Showcase' Mean, Anyway?
    DC Publishorial
  10. 9. #14 Mike Nasser
    DC Profiles
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