(April-May 1978)

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Volume
38
Price
1.00 USD
Pages
84
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1978-01-24
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Barcode
0709893073005
Editing
Joe Orlando (managing editor); Jack C. Harris (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 #152. On-sale date of January 26 in house ad in Justice League of America #153.


[The Reality War!] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Jim Aparo (signed)
Inks
Jim Aparo (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Job Number
C-665
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Black Canary; Batman; The Creeper; Wonder Woman; Green Arrow
Reprints

World's Finest Comics (Table of Contents: 1)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack C. Harris ?
Pencils
George Tuska; Steve Ditko
Inks
Vince Colletta; Steve Ditko
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
J-4908
Characters
Superman; Batman; Black Canary; Green Arrow; Wonder Woman; Creeper; Agent Axis

Indexer Notes

Creeper image taken from splash.

The Reality War! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman and Batman / comic story / 56 pages (report information)

Script
Gerry Conway
Pencils
George Tuska
Inks
Vince Colletta
Colors
Carl Gafford
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
J-4854
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Black Canary [Dinah Laurel Lance]; Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Alfred Pennyworth; Queen Hippolyta; Hawkman [Katar Hol]; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; The Atom [Ray Palmer]; The Elongated Man [Ralph Dibny]; The Creeper [Jack Ryder]; The Flash [Barry Allen]; Wonder Woman (Earth 2, flashback); Agent Axis (flashback); The Ravager (Professor Ronsom, flashback); Superman (Earth 2, flashback); Professor Phineas Potter (flashback); President Franklin D. Roosevelt; Aquaman
Reprints
Keywords
Capitol Building; Central City; Earth-2; Gotham City; invisible jet; Justice League Satellite; Lincoln Memorial; Metropolis Bay; Nazis; Panzer; Paradise Island; Star City; supertankers; time travel; u-boats; Washington D.C.; World War II

Indexer Notes

This story has multiple chapters.
Chapter One (15 pages): The Reality War! features Superman and Batman.
Chapter Two (16 pages): Collision With Destiny features Green Arrow, Black Canary and Wonder Woman.
Chapter Three (25 pages): The Ravager of Time features The World's Finest Team.
On page two a notice reads "with grateful acknowledgement for the stories of--H.G. Wells, Keith Laumer, Gardner Fox, Edmond Hamilton, Roy Thomas and Robert A. Heinlein"

Laugh, Clown, Laugh! (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

The Joker; Hostess Fruit Pies / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Return of the Past (Table of Contents: 4)

The Creeper / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Steve Ditko
Pencils
Steve Ditko
Inks
Steve Ditko
Colors
Jerry Serpe
Letters
Clem Robins

Job Number
J-4962
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Creeper [Jack Ryder] (origin retold); Angel Deviln; Mugsy Moore; Judge Holt; Dr. Yatz (flashback)
Reprints
Keywords
Cosmic TV; Gotham City; Gotham General Hospital; Gotham State Prison

Indexer Notes

Robins lettering per Nick Caputo; previous indexer credited Steve Ditko.

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

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

Script
Jack C. Harris [as JCH]
Pencils
Kurt Schaffenberger; Jim Aparo
Inks
Kurt Schaffenberger ?; Jim Aparo
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
L-891

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from Scott J. Lovine, Scott Gibson, Jeff Sporn and Ray Hamel.

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [The Reality War!]
    Superman and Batman
  2. 1. World's Finest Comics
  3. 2. The Reality War!
    Superman and Batman
  4. 3. Laugh, Clown, Laugh!
    The Joker; Hostess Fruit Pies
  5. 4. Return of the Past
    The Creeper
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    From the World's Finest Fans
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Dave Marchand
  • Patrick Lemaire
  • Nick Caputo
  • Sean Williams
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Per Sandell
  • Matthew Head
  • Steve Jenner
  • Bob Hughes
  • Jim Stangas
  • John Monagle
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Lou Mougin
  • Craig Delich
  • Clayton Emery
  • Lou Mazzella
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