(October-November 1978)

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Volume
38
Price
1.00 USD
Pages
68
Indicia frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1978-07-18
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Barcode
0709893073011
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

Though the total page count went from 84 to 68 pages, starting with this issue there are no ads.

On-sale date from Comic Reader #158.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman and Batman / cover / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Jim Aparo (signed)
Inks
Jim Aparo (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Todd Klein

Job Number
C-804
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Unmask! You've hidden under that cowl long enough!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman; Superman; Princess Portia; Jon Relondas; Captain Marvel; Creeper; Green Arrow; Black Canary
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Wrap-around cover. Lettering credit per Todd Klein: https://kleinletters.com/1978Covers.html

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

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack C. Harris
Pencils
Don Newton (signed)
Inks
Kurt Schaffenberger (signed)
Letters
Todd Klein

Job Number
J-5482
Genre
superhero
Characters
Marvel Family [Captain Marvel; Mary Marvel; Captain Marvel, Jr.]; Superman; Batman; Wonder Woman; Black Canary; Green Arrow; Creeper
Synopsis
Wonder Woman notes the arrival of the Marvel Family to World's Finest Comics, while Black Canary wishes Wonder Woman good luck with her new feature in Adventure Comics.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Lettering credit per Todd Klein: https://kleinletters.com/1978Covers.html

The Third Face is... Death! (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Bob Haney
Pencils
Kurt Schaffenberger
Inks
Frank Chiaramonte
Colors
Gene D'Angelo
Letters
Shelly Leferman

Job Number
J-5304
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman; Superman; Princess Portia [Julie Madison]; Doc Willard; Count Alexander Delos; General Lazlo
Reprints
Keywords
Gotham City; Moldachia; neutron bomb; Tybern; wedding

Indexer Notes

The story has separate chapter titles: Part I - Face of the Purloined Prince; Part II - Masquerade of Menace; Part III - Faces Behind the Masks.

I Die Screaming (Table of Contents: 3)

Green Arrow and Black Canary / comic story / 19 pages (report information)

Script
Gerry Conway
Pencils
Trevor von Eeden
Inks
Vince Colletta
Colors
Jerry Serpe
Letters
Shelly Leferman

Job Number
J-5267; J-5268
Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Arrow; Black Canary; The Glorn; Hawkman; Hawkgirl
Keywords
airport; Coast City; dazzle-arrow; Justice League Satellite; net-arrow; Star City

Indexer Notes

Chapter One: When the Shrieking Stops...! (10 pages); Chapter Two: The Sound of Murder! (9 pages).

The Creeper vs. the Wrecker (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
Shelly Leferman

Job Number
J-5315
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Creeper; Sam Hagen; Fran Daye; Lola Bola
Reprints
Keywords
Cosmic Broadcasting

The Captain and the King! (Table of Contents: 5)

Shazam!; Captain Marvel / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell
Pencils
Don Newton
Inks
Kurt Schaffenberger
Colors
Cory Adams
Letters
Jean Simek

Job Number
J-5053
Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain Nazi (villain); King Kull (villain); Dr. Sivana (villain); Marvel Family [Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Captain Marvel, Jr. [Freddy Freeman]; Mary Marvel [Mary Batson]]; Bulletman; Beautia; Magnificus; Sterling Morris; Ebenezer Batson; Satan (villain)
Keywords
Antarctica; Atlantic Ocean; Central Park; New York City; South Pole; WHIZ

Indexer Notes

Strip generally features all of the Marvel Family cast. Story continued from Shazam! (DC, 1973 series) #35.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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

Job Number
L-110

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover. Letters of comment from Seth Spivak, Tony Edwards, Michael Wieczorek and Sam Harsh.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Unmask! You've hidden under that cowl long enough!"]
    Superman and Batman
  2. 1. World's Finest Comics
  3. 2. The Third Face is... Death!
    Superman and Batman
  4. 3. I Die Screaming
    Green Arrow and Black Canary
  5. 4. The Creeper vs. the Wrecker
    The Creeper
  6. 5. The Captain and the King!
    Shazam!; Captain Marvel
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    From the World's Finest Fans
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