(August-September 1979)

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Volume
39
Price
1.00 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1979-05-08
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); Jack C. Harris (editor)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from Comic Reader #168.

The Black Lightning and Shazam! stories have final-panel blurbs indicating they will next be see in 5 Star Super-Hero Spectacular, a title seen in DC house ads in July-dated comics, but never released. Black Lightning, Shazam!, and Green Arrow were to join Wonder Woman and Plastic Man in that Dollar Comic title to be edited by Ross Andru and World's Finest was to go to standard size and be edited by Julius Schwartz. But after some consideration, it was decided to cancel plans for the new title and keep World's Finest as a Dollar Comic, so Black Lightning, Shazam!, and Green Arrow remained in this title. See The Comic Reader #170 for more information.

The Krypton Curse (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Neal Adams (signed) (front cover); Dick Giordano (signed) (back cover); Joe Staton (back cover layouts)
Inks
Neal Adams (signed) (front cover); Dick Giordano (signed) (back cover)
Colors
Neal Adams
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Job Number
C-772
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman; Superman; Hawkman; Green Arrow; Captain Marvel, Jr.; Captain Nazi; Black Lightning
Reprints

Indexer Notes

wraparound cover with the art divided between Adams and Giordano

World's Finest (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Jack C. Harris
Pencils
Jose Delbo (signed)
Inks
Joe Orlando (signed)
Letters
Milt Snapinn

Job Number
J-6004
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Batman; Green Arrow; Hawkman; Hawkgirl; Marvel Family [Captain Marvel; Captain Marvel, Jr.]; Black Lightning

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

The Curse of Krypton! (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Dennis O'Neil
Pencils
Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez
Inks
Dick Giordano
Colors
Gene D'Angelo
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
J-5970
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Superman [Clark Kent]; Sandy Terry; S.T.A.R. Labs; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Jerry Gibson; Joe Chill; Thomas Wayne; Martha Wayne
Reprints

The Blood of the Lamb! (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Dennis O'Neil
Pencils
Rich Buckler
Inks
Romeo Tanghal
Colors
Jerry Serpe
Letters
Albert DeGuzman

Job Number
J-6009
Genre
superhero
Characters
Tobias Whale (villain); Black Lightning [Jefferson Pierce]; The 100; Tabitha Katt
Reprints
Keywords
green kryptonite (fake)

Indexer Notes

Story continues from previous issue.

One Man Can Cry (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
Gerry Conway
Pencils
Jose Delbo
Inks
Dave Hunt
Colors
Jerry Serpe
Letters
Shelly Leferman

Job Number
J-5980
Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Lt. Mack Morgan; George Taylor, Jr.
Reprints

Death Orbit (Table of Contents: 5)

Hawkman / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Gerry Conway
Pencils
Rich Buckler
Inks
Romeo Tanghal
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
J-6020
Genre
superhero
Characters
Hawkman [Katar Hol]; Hawkgirl [Shayera Hol]
Reprints

The Courtship of Captain Nazi (Table of Contents: 6)

Shazam!; Captain Marvel / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell
Pencils
Don Newton
Inks
Kurt Schaffenberger
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
J-5971
Genre
superhero
Characters
Marvel Family [Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Captain Marvel, Jr. [Freddy Freeman]]; Beautia Sivana; Magnificus Sivana; Professor Edgewise; Captain Nazi
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Focuses on Captain Marvel, Jr.

[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
Kurt Schaffenberger (illustration)
Inks
Kurt Schaffenberger (illustration)
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover. Letters of comment from Neil Ahlquist, Mike Lanzalotti and Gary Thompson.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Krypton Curse
    Superman and Batman
  2. 1. World's Finest
  3. 2. The Curse of Krypton!
    Superman and Batman
  4. 3. The Blood of the Lamb!
    Black Lightning
  5. 4. One Man Can Cry
    Green Arrow
  6. 5. Death Orbit
    Hawkman
  7. 6. The Courtship of Captain Nazi
    Shazam!; Captain Marvel
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    From the World's Finest Fans
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