World's Finest Comics #273 [Direct]
(November 1981)

DC, 1941 Series
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Volume
41
Price
1.00 USD; 0.30 GBP
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1981-07-28
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.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Ross Andru
Inks
Dick Giordano
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino ?

Job Number
C-728
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Batman; Weapon Master; Plastic Man (inset)

[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 from Peter Sturman, David L. Kelly, Peter R. Herstedt, and Alfonso Limone.

In the Citadel of the Weapon Master (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Cary Burkett
Pencils
Adrian Gonzales
Inks
Bob Smith
Colors
Gene D'Angelo
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
J-7682
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Batman; Weapon Master; Flash [Barry Allen] (cameo)
Reprints

Assault on Kastle Vertigo! (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Bob Haney
Pencils
Trevor von Eeden
Inks
Larry Mahlstedt
Colors
Carl Gafford
Letters
Todd Klein

Job Number
J-7592
Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Arrow; Count Vertigo
Reprints

[Design for Dying] (Table of Contents: 4)

Plastic Man / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Martin Pasko
Pencils
Joe Staton
Inks
Bob Smith
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
John Costanza

Genre
superhero
Characters
Plastic Man; Woozy Winks
Synopsis
Clothing designers are being stitched, zippered, and stretched to death, but Plas and Woozy soon get to the bottom(s) of the crimes.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story title from The Comic Reader #193. Story is possibly leftover inventory from Plastic Man's Adventure Comics run which ended a year earlier in December 1980, some of which was already used in Super Friends.

Victory? (Table of Contents: 5)

Hawkman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Rozakis
Pencils
Alex Saviuk
Inks
Rodin Rodriguez
Colors
Carl Gafford
Letters
John Costanza

Job Number
J-7450
Genre
superhero
Characters
Hawkman; Hawkwoman; Hyanthis; Lord Insectus (flashback); Shadow Thief (flashback)
Reprints

Sivana's Nobel! (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell
Pencils
Don Newton
Inks
Dan Adkins
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
John Costanza

Job Number
J-7617
Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Dr. Sivana
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

Daily Planet Feature Page; Ask the Answer Man; Hembeck / text article / 0.55 page (report information)

Script
Bob Rozakis; Fred Hembeck
Pencils
?; Fred Hembeck
Inks
?; Fred Hembeck
Letters
typeset; Fred Hembeck

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover. Includes a Fred Hembeck strip featuring Woozy Winks and Plastic Man.

#80 George Pérez (Table of Contents: 8)

DC Profiles / text article / 0.45 page (report information)

Script
Mike W. Barr [as Michael C. Carmichael]
Pencils
George Pérez (illustration)
Inks
George Pérez (illustration)
Letters
typeset

Genre
biography

Indexer Notes

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

Volume 81 Issue 11 - August, 1981 (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman and Batman
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    From the World's Finest Fans
  3. 2. In the Citadel of the Weapon Master
    Superman and Batman
  4. 3. Assault on Kastle Vertigo!
    Green Arrow
  5. 4. [Design for Dying]
    Plastic Man
  6. 5. Victory?
    Hawkman
  7. 6. Sivana's Nobel!
    Shazam!; Captain Marvel
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Daily Planet Feature Page; Ask the Answer Man; Hembeck
  9. 8. #80 George Pérez
    DC Profiles
  10. 9. Volume 81 Issue 11 - August, 1981
    Daily Planet
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