DC Special Series #23 - World's Finest Comics Digest [Direct]
(February 1981)

DC, 1977 Series
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Volume
5
Price
0.75 USD
Pages
68
Indicia frequency
four times a year
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC Blue Ribbon Digest
Editing
Joe Orlando (managing editor); Jack C. Harris (editor)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Modern Age U.S. (1-17, 20-22); Digest (18, 19, 23, 24); Tabloid (25-27)
Paper Stock
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding
Saddle-Stitched (1-17, 20-22, 25-27); Squarebound (18, 19, 23, 24)
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

[no title indexed] (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-518
Genre
superhero

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

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

The Composite Superman, Part I (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman and Batman / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Colors
Gene D'Angelo
Letters
?

Job Number
J-7136
Genre
superhero
Characters
Composite Superman [Joe Meach]; Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Legion of Super-Heroes [Brainiac 5; Saturn Girl; Mon-El; Sun Boy]
Synopsis
A freak accident gives Joe Meach the powers of the entire Legion of Super-Heroes and he becomes the Composite Superman.
Reprints
Keywords
Batcave; Fortress of Solitude; green kryptonite

Part II: The Battle between Titans! (Table of Contents: 3)

Superman and Batman and Robin / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Colors
Gene D'Angelo
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Composite Superman [Joe Meach]; Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen
Synopsis
Composite Superman threatens to reveal Superman and Batman's identity if they don't retire.
Reprints
Keywords
Batcave; green kryptonite

The Menace of the Mechanical Octopus (Table of Contents: 4)

The Green Arrow / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Ed Herron
Pencils
Jack Kirby (credited)
Inks
Jack Kirby (credited); Roz Kirby (backgrounds)
Colors
Anthony Tollin (credited)
Letters
Pat Gordon ?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Speedy [Roy Harper]
Synopsis
Crooks are using a mechanical octopus to commit robberies.
Reprints
Keywords
Arrow-Plane; Arrowcar

The Day Aquaman Lost His Powers (Table of Contents: 5)

Aquaman and Aqualad / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Miller ?
Pencils
Ramona Fradon
Inks
Ramona Fradon
Colors
Lynne Gelfer
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Reprints

The Has-Been Superman! (Table of Contents: 6)

Superman and Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Cary Bates
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Jack Abel
Colors
Jerry Serpe
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Part 1

Part II: Exit Superman -- Enter Nova! (Table of Contents: 7)

Superman and Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Cary Bates
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Jack Abel
Colors
Jerry Serpe
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Reprints

[Part III] Superman's Perfect Crime! (Table of Contents: 8)

Superman and Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Cary Bates
Pencils
Ross Andru
Inks
Mike Esposito
Colors
Jerry Serpe
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Reprints

Part IV: Socrates Seeks a Secret! (Table of Contents: 9)

Superman and Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Cary Bates
Pencils
Ross Andru
Inks
Mike Esposito
Colors
Jerry Serpe
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Reprints

The World's Finest Features (Table of Contents: 10)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack C. Harris; Robert Greenberger (compilation)
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

World's Finest Comics Digest (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Superman and Batman / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman and Batman
  2. 1. World's Finest Comics
  3. 2. The Composite Superman, Part I
    Superman and Batman
  4. 3. Part II: The Battle between Titans!
    Superman and Batman and Robin
  5. 4. The Menace of the Mechanical Octopus
    The Green Arrow
  6. 5. The Day Aquaman Lost His Powers
    Aquaman and Aqualad
  7. 6. The Has-Been Superman!
    Superman and Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  8. 7. Part II: Exit Superman -- Enter Nova!
    Superman and Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  9. 8. [Part III] Superman's Perfect Crime!
    Superman and Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  10. 9. Part IV: Socrates Seeks a Secret!
    Superman and Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  11. 10. The World's Finest Features
  12. 11. World's Finest Comics Digest
    Superman and Batman
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