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)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.
This issue has variants:

[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]
Reprints

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
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
L-992; L-993

Indexer Notes

Letters page with illustrated title header. 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)

Captain Marvel [Fawcett/DC] / 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]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Spotlights Mary Marvel.

Editing
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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!
    Captain Marvel [Fawcett/DC]
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