World's Finest Comics #269 [Direct]
(June-July 1981)

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Volume
41
Price
1.00 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1981-03-05
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Editing
Jack C. Harris (credited) (editor); Joe Orlando (credited) (editorial director)

Issue Notes

On-sales date from Copyright Office, sourced by Mike's Amazing World.
This issue has variants:

Buried Alive! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Rich Buckler (signed)
Inks
Dick Giordano (signed as Giordano)
Colors
?
Letters
Todd Klein

Job Number
C-573
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Did you find the Batman?
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Superman [Clark Kent; Ka-El]; Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Hawkman [Katar Hol]; Red Tornado
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letters credit from http://kleinletters.com/. It seems that Buckler's signature was made by Giordano (same "R").

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

From the World's Finest Fans / letters page / 0.75 page (report information)

Script
Jack C. Harris (credited)
Letters
typeset

Job Number
L-747
Feature Logo
From the World's Finest Fans [Hawkgirl, Superman, Batman,Captain Marvel, Black Canary, Green Arrow, Red Tornado, Hawkman]

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Letters of comment from T. M. Maple and Jeff Albrecht.

Statement of Ownership, Management and Circulation (Table of Contents: 2)

statement of ownership / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
Arthur Gutowitz (credited)
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Paid circulation: average 77,000; latest issue 78,000.

Buried Alive! (Table of Contents: 3)

Superman and Batman / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script
Gerry Conway (credited)
Pencils
Rich Buckler (credited)
Inks
Frank McLaughlin (credited)
Colors
Carl Gafford (credited)
Letters
John Costanza (credited)

Job Number
J-7159
First Line of Dialogue or Text
At first, when you wake, you're certain you must still be dreaming.
Feature Logo
Superman and Batman [together]
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Commissioner Jim Gordon; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Bob Tobias; Ed Wiley; Morgan Edge; Jimmy Olsen
Synopsis
Superman and Robin are wondering where Batman is when Ed Wiley, wearing a shirt covered in TNT and standing on the top of Metropolis Bridge, announces he has captured Batman and demands ten million dollars ransom. After Wiley blows himself up, partially catching Robin in the blast, it is up to Superman to interpret Wiley's last words and find Batman, but the escape artist has already freed himself from being buried alive.
Reprints
Keywords
Bat-Signal; Batmobile; GCPD Headquarters; Gotham City; Metro Bridge; Metro General Hospital; Metropolis; Metropolis Cemetery

Escape Me...Never!! (Table of Contents: 4)

Green Arrow / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Haney (credited)
Pencils
Trevor Von Eeden (credited)
Inks
Brett Breeding (credited)
Colors
Carl Gafford (credited)
Letters
Todd Klein (credited)

Job Number
J-7208
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Sun, sand, sea... San Felipe!
Feature Logo
Green Arrow [mid-arrow]
Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; George Taylor Jr.; Mercedes De Diego; Roberto; Capitan Carranzas
Reprints
Keywords
Caribbean; Citadel of Mundonga; San Felipe; Trick Arrows

...I Must Go Home Again! (Table of Contents: 5)

Hawkman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Rozakis (credited)
Pencils
Alex Saviuk (credited)
Inks
Rodin Rodriguez (credited)
Colors
Carl Gafford (credited)
Letters
John Costanza (credited as Constanza)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Polaris! On Earth it is known as the North Star! But it is the life-giving sun for the world of Thanagar...
Feature Logo
Hawkman and Hawkgirl
Genre
superhero
Characters
Hawkman [Katar Hol]; Hawkgirl [Shayera Hol]; Hyanthis (flashback); unnamed Thanagarians; Adam Strange (flashback); Alanna Strange (flashback); unnamed Wingmen; Doctor Jymbi
Reprints
Keywords
Polaris; Thanagar; Thanagarian Star Cruiser

Indexer Notes

Story continues in the next issue.

All The Bits and Pieces of My Life (Table of Contents: 6)

Red Tornado [superhero] / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Gerry Conway (credited)
Pencils
José Delbo (credited)
Inks
Joe Giella (credited)
Colors
Carl Gafford (credited as C. Gafford)
Letters
Todd Klein (credited)

Job Number
J-7232
First Line of Dialogue or Text
A modest workman's tool table, with the kind of equipment you might find on the bench of any electronics or computer hobbiest...
Feature Logo
Red Tornado
Genre
superhero
Characters
Red Tornado [John Smith]; Arnold Tracy; Madame Redclaw; Harold; Irving; Oswald
Reprints
Keywords
Chelsea District; Manhattan; New York City

Sabbac Strikes Back! (Table of Contents: 7)

Captain Marvel [Fawcett/DC] / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell (credited)
Pencils
Don Newton (credited)
Inks
Dan Adkins (credited)
Colors
Adrienne Roy (credited)
Letters
Ben Oda (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
No one can defeat the sea-- not even Captain Marvel Jr!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Sabbac [Tim Karnes]; Captain Marvel, Jr. [Freddy Freeman]; Satan; Any; Belial; Beelzebub; Asmodeus; Craeteis
Reprints
Keywords
Earth-S; Hell; Mrs. Wagner's Boarding House; New York City; Nightmare Projector

Indexer Notes

Return of Sabbac. Spotlight on Captain Marvel, Jr.

DC Profile #72 (Table of Contents: 8)

DC Profile / text article / 0.4 page (report information)

Script
Mike W. Barr (credited)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
DC spaceman Adam Strange travels 25 trillion miles everytime he visits the planet Rann.
Genre
biography

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover. At Daily Planet Feature Page. Profile about Laurie Sutton.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

Ask the Answer Man! / text article / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
Bob Rozakis (credited as The Answer Man)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Q: What is the weakness of Sinestro's ring?

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover. Part of the Daily Planet Feature Page.

On Sale March 5th (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Direct Currents / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.25 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

Hembeck / cartoon / 0.1 page (report information)

Script
Fred Hembeck (credited)
Pencils
Fred Hembeck (credited)
Inks
Fred Hembeck (credited)
Letters
Fred Hembeck (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Look--in that World War One bi-plane! It's DC battle ace Steve Savage!
Feature Logo
Hembeck [vertical]
Genre
humor; superhero
Characters
]Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]

Volume 81 Issue 3 - March, 1981 (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Daily Planet / in-house column / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Buried Alive!
    Superman and Batman
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    From the World's Finest Fans
  3. 2. Statement of Ownership, Management and Circulation
  4. 3. Buried Alive!
    Superman and Batman
  5. 4. Escape Me...Never!!
    Green Arrow
  6. 5. ...I Must Go Home Again!
    Hawkman
  7. 6. All The Bits and Pieces of My Life
    Red Tornado [superhero]
  8. 7. Sabbac Strikes Back!
    Captain Marvel [Fawcett/DC]
  9. 8. DC Profile #72
    DC Profile
  10. 9. ["Q: What is the weakness of Sinestro's ring?"]
    Ask the Answer Man!
  11. 10. On Sale March 5th
    Direct Currents
  12. 11. ["Look--in that World War One bi-plane! It's DC battle ace Steve Savage!"]
    Hembeck
  13. 12. Volume 81 Issue 3 - March, 1981
    Daily Planet
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