World's Finest Comics #278 [Direct]
(April 1982)

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Volume
42
Price
1.00 USD; 0.30 GBP
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1982-01-05
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Editing
Dick Giordano (managing editor); Mike W. Barr (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
George Pérez (signed)
Inks
Romeo Tanghal (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Job Number
C-832
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman; Superman; Hawkman [Katar Hol]
Reprints

Assault on Thanagar! (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Bob Rozakis
Pencils
Rich Buckler
Inks
Pablo Marcos
Colors
Gene D'Angelo
Letters
John Costanza

Job Number
J-8002
Genre
superhero
Characters
Hawkman [Katar Hol]; Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Hyanthis; Hawkwoman [Shayera Hol]
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The Archer and the Assassin (Table of Contents: 2)

Green Arrow / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Mike W. Barr
Pencils
Trevor von Eeden
Inks
Larry Mahlstedt
Colors
Tom Ziuko
Letters
Phil Felix
Editing
Len Wein

Job Number
J-8072
Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Dinah Lance [Black Canary]
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

From the World's Finest Fans / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Rozakis [as Ted P. Skimmer]
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
L-992; L-993

Indexer Notes

Letters page with illustrated title header. Includes letters of comment from Kevin Kerr, Mark Waldman, Mark Inabinett, Tim Wahowske, and Sarah Finnegan.

Dog Day Afternoon (Table of Contents: 4)

Zatanna / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Kupperberg
Pencils
Dan Spiegle
Inks
Dan Spiegle
Colors
Tom Ziuko
Letters
Adam Kubert

Job Number
J-8027
Genre
superhero
Characters
Zatanna
Reprints

The Power of Darkness! (Table of Contents: 5)

Shazam!; Captain Marvel / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell
Pencils
Don Newton
Inks
Frank Chiaramonte
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
J-7970
Genre
superhero
Characters
Shazam; Mary Marvel [Mary Batson]

Indexer Notes

Spotlights Mary Marvel.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman and Batman
  2. 1. Assault on Thanagar!
    Superman and Batman
  3. 2. The Archer and the Assassin
    Green Arrow
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    From the World's Finest Fans
  5. 4. Dog Day Afternoon
    Zatanna
  6. 5. The Power of Darkness!
    Shazam!; Captain Marvel
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