(December 1979-January 1980)

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Volume
39
Price
1.00 USD
Pages
68
Indicia frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1979-09-25
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Barcode
0709893073001
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 #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.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Rich Buckler (signed)
Inks
Dick Giordano (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Julius Schwartz (editor)

Job Number
S-3208?
First Line of Dialogue or Text
If the Batman has to fly to save Superman--
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Batman
Reprints

The Four Billion Supermen of Earth! (Table of Contents: 1)

Superman and Batman / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
Dennis O'Neil
Pencils
Rich Buckler
Inks
Dick Giordano
Colors
Gene D'Angelo
Letters
Ben Oda
Editing
Julius Schwartz (guest editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Batman; Jimmy Olsen; Lois Lane; Alfred Pennyworth
Reprints

A Tight Squeeze for the Tiny Titan! (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Bob Rozakis
Pencils
Juan Ortiz
Inks
Joe Giella
Colors
Bob LeRose
Letters
Shelly Leferman
Editing
Julius Schwartz (guest editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Bug-Eyed Bandit (villain); The Atom [Ray Palmer]; Jean Palmer

Indexer Notes

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.

The Stony-Eyed Medusa (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

Lure of the Magnetic Menace (Table of Contents: 4)

Black Lightning / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
Denny O'Neil
Pencils
Michael Netzer [as Mike Nasser]
Inks
Vince Colletta
Colors
Jerry Serpe
Letters
Karin Kish [as Karin]

Genre
superhero
Characters
Black Lightning; Jackie Parrish; Doctor Polaris [Baxter Timmons]; Harry Parrish; Mrs. Parrish; Lynn Stewart; Jim Corrigan; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan] (flashback cameo)
Synopsis
Black Lightning fights Doctor Polaris while trying to deal with a runaway student, and finds that his two problems are connected.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story originally intended for the unpublished Black Lightning (DC, 1977 series) #12. Art altered to give Black Lightning a fuller afro.

There Goes the Neighborhood! (Table of Contents: 5)

Shazam!; Captain Marvel / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell
Pencils
Don Newton
Inks
Dave Hunt
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
Milt Snapinn

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain Marvel; Hydia; Sylvius; Phylla; Pythia; Dion; Dr. Stark Weldon; Sterling Morris
Reprints

To the World's Finest Fans (Table of Contents: 6)

text article / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Jack C. Harris
Letters
typeset

Job Number
L-391

Indexer Notes

Article detailing the creation of World's Finest Comics #259, which was expanded to a $1.00 comic after being planned as a $0.40 comic.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["If the Batman has to fly to save Superman--"]
    Superman and Batman
  2. 1. The Four Billion Supermen of Earth!
    Superman and Batman
  3. 2. A Tight Squeeze for the Tiny Titan!
    The Atom
  4. 3. The Stony-Eyed Medusa
    The Flash; Hostess Fruit Pies
  5. 4. Lure of the Magnetic Menace
    Black Lightning
  6. 5. There Goes the Neighborhood!
    Shazam!; Captain Marvel
  7. 6. To the World's Finest Fans
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Nick Caputo
  • Bob Hughes
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Matthew Head
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Peter Croome
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Hughes
  • Lou Mougin
  • Craig Delich
  • Clayton Emery
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Allen Ross