(February-March 1980)

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Volume
40
Price
1.00 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1979-11-20
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Barcode
0709893073003
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 #174.


Showdown at Gotham City! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Ross Andru (signed)
Inks
Dick Giordano (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Job Number
C-253
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Batman; Terra-Man; The Penguin
Reprints

Showdown at Gotham City! (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)

Job Number
S-3238
Genre
superhero
Characters
Penguin; Terra-Man; Superman; Batman; Ronni Irons
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

Job Number
L-415

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from Kent A. Phenis, Michael N. Tierstein and Gary Thompson.

The Relativity of Auntie Gravity! (Table of Contents: 3)

Green Arrow and Black Canary / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Gerry Conway
Pencils
Alex Saviuk
Inks
Frank Chiaramonte
Colors
Jerry Serpe
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
J-6157
Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Arrow; Black Canary; Auntie Gravity; Lt. Mack Morgan
Reprints

Green Lantern vs Triclops Three-Eyed Keeper of the Cave (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Green Lantern; Hostess Twinkies / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Return of the River Rat! (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
Dennis O'Neil
Pencils
Romeo Tanghal
Inks
Vince Colletta
Colors
Doug Klein
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
J-6295
Genre
superhero
Characters
Black Lightning

Indexer Notes

Feature moves to Detective Comics with #490.

Hawkman (Table of Contents: 6)

JLA Databank Dossier / character profile / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Rozakis
Pencils
Eduardo Barreto [as Ed Barretto]
Inks
Dave Simons
Colors
Todd Klein
Letters
Shelly Leferman

Job Number
J-6343
Genre
superhero
Characters
Hawkman; Hawkgirl (origin); The Man-Hawks; Commissioner Emmett; Batman; Superman; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Wonder Woman; The Flash [Barry Allen]; Matter Master; The Gentleman Ghost; The Shadow Thief; Hyathis; Adam Strange; Alanna; Kanjar Ro
Reprints

The Case of the Runaway Sculpture (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell
Pencils
Don Newton
Inks
Dave Hunt
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
J-6278
Genre
superhero
Characters
Georgia Sivana; Marvel Family [Captain Marvel [Billy Batson] (cameo); Mary Marvel]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Spotlight on Mary Marvel.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Showdown at Gotham City!
    Superman and Batman
  2. 1. Showdown at Gotham City!
    Superman and Batman
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    From the World's Finest Fans
  4. 3. The Relativity of Auntie Gravity!
    Green Arrow and Black Canary
  5. 4. Green Lantern vs Triclops Three-Eyed Keeper of the Cave
    Green Lantern; Hostess Twinkies
  6. 5. Return of the River Rat!
    Black Lightning
  7. 6. Hawkman
    JLA Databank Dossier
  8. 7. The Case of the Runaway Sculpture
    Shazam!; Captain Marvel
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