On-sale date from Comic Reader #172.
Because of the aborted plans to convert this title to a standard-size comic edited by Julie Schwartz (see the issue note in #258 and the text article in this comic), the cover and the Superman/Batman story were actually edited by Schwartz.
Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics. Inks credited to Vince Colletta in this story in error.
This story was originally prepared to be a back-up in Action Comics during the DC Explosion.
Story originally intended for the unpublished Black Lightning (DC, 1977 series) #12. Art altered to give Black Lightning a fuller afro.