World's Finest Comics #272 [Direct]
(October 1981)

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Volume
41
Price
1.00 USD; 0.30 GBP
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1981-06-30
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Editing
Len Wein (editor); Mike W. Barr (associate 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

This issue has variants.

On-sale date from copyright registration.


Assault on the Fortress of Solitude! (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-688
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Batman

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

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

Script
Bob Rozakis [as Ted P. Skimmer]
Pencils
Kurt Schaffenberger (illustration)
Inks
Kurt Schaffenberger (illustration)
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Letters of comment from Gary Thompson, Tim Wahowske, and Dave Elyea. Also contains Direct Currents listing of current comics on sale.

Assault on the Fortress of Solitude! (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Cary Burkett
Pencils
Rich Buckler
Inks
Joe Giella
Colors
Gene D'Angelo
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
J-7305
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Batman; Perry White; Lois Lane; Robin [Dick Grayson]
Reprints

A Bloody Crown for a Cold Corpse! (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Bob Haney
Pencils
Trevor von Eeden
Inks
Brett Breeding
Colors
Gene D'Angelo
Letters
Pierre Bernard Jr.

Job Number
J-7445
Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Arrow; Count Vertigo
Reprints

"Drive" Me to the Moon! (Table of Contents: 4)

Hawkman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Rozakis
Pencils
Alex Saviuk
Inks
Rodin Rodriguez
Colors
Carl Gafford
Letters
Todd Klein

Job Number
J-7449
Genre
superhero
Characters
Hawkman; Hawkwoman; Hyanthis
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Shayera decides she'd rather be called Hawkwoman than Hawkgirl.

Winds of Change (Table of Contents: 5)

Red Tornado / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Gerry Conway
Pencils
Jose Delbo
Inks
Brett Breeding
Colors
Jerry Serpe
Letters
Milt Snapinn

Genre
superhero
Characters
Red Tornado; Robot Killer
Reprints

Chain Lightning (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell
Pencils
Don Newton
Inks
Steve Mitchell
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
John Costanza

Job Number
J-7425
Genre
superhero
Characters
Mary Marvel; Chain Lightning
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This entry in the series actually features all three logos on the title page.

World's Fun-est Puzzle (Table of Contents: 7)

activity / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Bob Rozakis
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Part of the Daily Planet Feature Page.

#78 Don Newton (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
Mike W. Barr [as Michael C. Carmichael]
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
biography

Indexer Notes

Part of the Daily Planet Feature Page.

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

Hembeck / comic story / 0.1 page (report information)

Script
Fred Hembeck
Pencils
Fred Hembeck
Inks
Fred Hembeck
Letters
Fred Hembeck

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm looking forward to meeting the Wayne Foundation's administrative assistant, Bruce...
Genre
humor
Characters
Bruce Wayne; Lucius Fox

Indexer Notes

Part of the Daily Planet Feature Page.

Volume 81 Issue 9 - July, 1981 (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Daily Planet / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Assault on the Fortress of Solitude!
    Superman and Batman
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    From the World's Finest Fans
  3. 2. Assault on the Fortress of Solitude!
    Superman and Batman
  4. 3. A Bloody Crown for a Cold Corpse!
    Green Arrow
  5. 4. "Drive" Me to the Moon!
    Hawkman
  6. 5. Winds of Change
    Red Tornado
  7. 6. Chain Lightning
    Shazam!; Captain Marvel; Mary Marvel
  8. 7. World's Fun-est Puzzle
  9. 8. #78 Don Newton
    DC Profiles
  10. 9. ["I'm looking forward to meeting the Wayne Foundation's administrative assistant, Bruce..."]
    Hembeck
  11. 10. Volume 81 Issue 9 - July, 1981
    Daily Planet
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