([March] 2010)

DC, 2007 Series
Volume
3
Price
17.99 USD; 22.99 CAD
Pages
484
On-sale date
2010-03-17
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
DC [swirl]
ISBN
978-1-4012-2585-8 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9781401225858 51799
Editing
Sean Mackiewicz
Color
Color Cover; Black and White Interior
Dimensions
6.75" x 10.25"
Paper Stock
Cardstock cover; Newsstand interior
Binding
Softcover
Publishing Format
Collected Editions

Issue Notes

Date listed is release date.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman; Superman; Robin; Clark Kent; Bruce Wayne; Dick Grayson
Reprints

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

table of contents / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

[World's Finest Comics #146] (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman and Batman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman; Superman
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letters credit from Todd Klein via his Klein Letters blog (18 September 2016, http://kleinletters.com/Blog/ira-schnapp-in-worlds-finest-comics-part-1/).

[Part I] Batman, Son of Krypton (Table of Contents: 3)

Superman and Batman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Batman; Supergirl; Jor-El (flashback); Robin [Dick Grayson]; Dr. Thomas Ellison; Phantom Zone inhabitants [Jax-Ur; Professor Vakox]
Synopsis
Batman discovers he seems to have memories of living on Krypton as a baby!
Reprints
Keywords
Fortress of Solitude; gold kryptonite; Kandor; Phantom Zone

Indexer Notes

Chapter 1 of 2.

Part II - The Destroyer of Krypton (Table of Contents: 4)

Superman and Batman / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Batman; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Dr. Thomas Ellison; Jor-El (flashback); Lara (flashback)
Synopsis
An Earth scientist believes he is responsible for the destruction of the planet Krypton.
Reprints
Keywords
Batcave; Batplane; gold kryptonite

[World's Finest Comics #147] (Table of Contents: 5)

Superman and Batman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Jimmy Olsen; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Superman [Kal-el; Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]
Synopsis
Superman uses a machine to try to remove alien consciousnesses from Jimmy and Robin.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letters credit from Todd Klein via his Klein Letters blog (18 September 2016, http://kleinletters.com/Blog/ira-schnapp-in-worlds-finest-comics-part-1/).

Part I - The New Terrific Team! (Table of Contents: 6)

Superman and Batman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Jimmy Olsen; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]
Synopsis
Jimmy and Robin decide to go out on their own as a super-team, giving up the sidekick role.
Reprints
Keywords
Batcave; Eyrie; kryptonite; observatory; Olsonmobile; Robin Plane; scuba diver

Part II - The Doom of Jimmy Olsen and Robin! (Table of Contents: 7)

Superman and Batman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Jimmy Olsen; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Animator (introduction, villain); Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]
Synopsis
Superman discovers that Jimmy and Robin are under alien influences and finds a way to get back to normal.
Reprints
Keywords
Eyrie; observatory

[World's Finest Comics #148] (Table of Contents: 8)

Superman and Batman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Batman
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letters credit from Todd Klein via his Klein Letters blog (18 September 2016, http://kleinletters.com/Blog/ira-schnapp-in-worlds-finest-comics-part-1/).

Superman and Batman - Outlaws Part 1 - The Evil Superman and Batman (Table of Contents: 9)

Superman and Batman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Clayface; Luthor; Jimmy Olsen; Robin [Dick Grayson]; The Evil Superman; The Evil Batman
Synopsis
Superman and Batman get blown to a parallel Earth where Clayface and Luthor are heroes and Superman and Batman are villains.
Reprints
Keywords
kryptonite; parallel world

Part II -The Incredible New Super-Tean (Table of Contents: 10)

Superman and Batman / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Evil Superman; Evil Batman; Clayface; Brainiac; Evil Robin; Luthor's sidekick, Jimmy Olsen
Synopsis
Luthor and Brainiac capture Superman and Batman and imprison them for the crimes of their evil counterparts.
Reprints
Keywords
Batcave; Fortress of Solitude; kryptonite; parallel-world Kandor

[World's Finest Comics #149] (Table of Contents: 11)

Superman and Batman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Batman; Robin
Reprints
Keywords
amnesia

Part I -The Game of Secret Identities (Table of Contents: 12)

Superman and Batman / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Batman; Robin; Composite Superman (cameo); Mr. Skeggs; Superman Robot
Synopsis
Superman and Batman hypnotize each other into forgetting their secret identities and then challenge each other to discover them.
Reprints
Keywords
amnesia; Batcave; Batplane; encephalograph; Fortress of Solitude; Green Kryptonite; hypnotism

Part II - The Super Detective (Table of Contents: 13)

Superman and Batman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Robin; Superman; Batman
Synopsis
Superman is upset because Batman was able to figure out his secret identity but he can't figure out Batman's.
Reprints
Keywords
amnesia; Batcave; Batplane; Green Kryptonite; Kandor

Indexer Notes

An abandoned subway tunnel that runs from Gotham to Metropolis is seen in this story. Must be some tunnel as they're 700 miles apart!

[World's Finest Comics #150] (Table of Contents: 14)

Superman and Batman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Commisoner Gordon; Robin; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White; Supergirl; Lois Lane; Pete Ross
Reprints
Keywords
dart

Indexer Notes

Letters credit from Todd Klein via his Klein Letters blog (18 September 2016, http://kleinletters.com/Blog/ira-schnapp-in-worlds-finest-comics-part-1/).

Part I - The Super-Gamble with Doom! (Table of Contents: 15)

Superman and Batman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Batman; Galactic Gamblers [Rokk; Sorban]; Robin (cameo); Carson
Synopsis
Rokk and Sorban come to Earth in disguise and open a gambling den. When Batman tries to win back money a friend of his lost there, he ends up being transported to Ventura, the Gambler's planet. And Superman has to go there to win him back!
Reprints
Keywords
Batcave; Batplane; blackjack; gambling; poker; roulette wheel; slot machine

Part II - Duel of the Super-Gamblers (Table of Contents: 16)

Superman and Batman / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman; Superman; Rokk; Sorban; Lurala; Hargo
Synopsis
Superman is forced to gamble for Batman's life, and Earth itself!
Reprints
Keywords
gambling

[World's Finest Comics #151] (Table of Contents: 17)

Superman and Batman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Cary Bates (design); Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Batman
Reprints
Keywords
train

Indexer Notes

Letters credit from Todd Klein via his Klein Letters blog (18 September 2016, http://kleinletters.com/Blog/ira-schnapp-in-worlds-finest-comics-part-1/).

Part I - The Infinite Evolutions of Batman and Superman! (Table of Contents: 18)

Superman and Batman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Cary Bates (plot); Edmond Hamilton (script)
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Superman robot; Perry White; Ral-Than (introduction, flashback); Krypto; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Superman [Clark Kent]
Synopsis
Batman uses a Kryptonian evolution machine to evolve himself but becomes jealous of Superman and turns him into a caveman.
Reprints
Keywords
Batcave; caveman; Fortress of Solitude; kryptonite; time travel; train

Indexer Notes

credits confirmed by Cary Bates

Part II - the Caveman Superman versus the Future Batman (Table of Contents: 19)

Superman and Batman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Cary Bates (plot); Ed Hamilton (script)
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Robin [Dick Grayson]; Lois Lane; Krypto; Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]
Synopsis
Caveman Superman chases Batman into the future and then takes him to prehistoric times.
Reprints
Keywords
cavemen; glyptodon; mastodon; megatherium; saber-tooth tiger; time travel; woolly mammoth

[World's Finest Comics #152] (Table of Contents: 20)

Superman and Batman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Force Boy; Speed Kid
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letters credit from Todd Klein via his Klein Letters blog (18 September 2016, http://kleinletters.com/Blog/ira-schnapp-in-worlds-finest-comics-part-1/).

The Colossal Kids! (Table of Contents: 21)

Superman and Batman / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White; Lois Lane; Force Boy [Mr. Mxyzptlk]; Speed Kid [Bat-Mite]; Phantom Zone inhabitants [Jax-Ur; Professor Vakox; three unnamed prisoners]
Synopsis
Two kids with super powers terrorize Metropolis and challenge Batman and Superman to figure out their secret.
Reprints
Keywords
Batcave; Fortress of Solitude; gold kryptonite; green kryptonite; Kandor; Phantom Zone; red kryptonite

Part 2 The Magic of Bat-Mite and Mr. Mxyzptlk! (Table of Contents: 22)

Superman and Batman / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Jimmy Olsen; Force Boy [Mr. Mxyzptlk]; Speed Kid [Bat-Mite]
Synopsis
Force Boy and Speed Kid's true identities are revealed.
Reprints
Keywords
Batcave; Batplane

Indexer Notes

This story states that the home dimensions of Mr. Mxyzptlk and Bat-Mite are not the same.

[World's Finest Comics #153] (Table of Contents: 23)

Superman and Batman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Batman
Reprints
Keywords
Bat-Plane; Batarang; Green Kryptonite

Part I - The Clash of Cape and Cowl! (Table of Contents: 24)

Superman and Batman / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Lex Luthor; Thomas Wayne; Superboy; Robin
Synopsis
Young Bruce Wayne is convinced that Superboy killed his father and vows to become Batman so he can bring him to justice.
Reprints
Keywords
army ants; Batcave; Batplane; Green Kryptonite; Hypnosis Machine; Imaginary Story

Indexer Notes

First imaginary story in World's Finest.
First issue drawn in the new smaller size of original art.
The prominent internet meme of Batman slapping Robin comes from page 5 of this story.

Part II - The Death of a Hero (Table of Contents: 25)

Superman and Batman / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Batman; Lex Luthor
Synopsis
Batman befriends Superman so that he can take his revenge. Then he teams up with Luthor.
Reprints
Keywords
Batplane; Fortress of Solitude; Kryptonite

[World's Finest Comics #154] (Table of Contents: 26)

Superman and Batman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Kal-El Jr; Bruce Wayne Jr.; Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]
Reprints
Keywords
playground

Indexer Notes

Letters credit from Todd Klein via his Klein Letters blog (18 September 2016, http://kleinletters.com/Blog/ira-schnapp-in-worlds-finest-comics-part-1/).

Part I - The Sons of Superman and Batman (Table of Contents: 27)

Superman and Batman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Batman; Robin; Kathy Kane; Lois Lane; Kal-El, Jr. (intro); Bruce, Jr. (intro); Napolean of Crime; Balloon Bandits; The Napoleon of Crime [Nappy Klains]
Synopsis
In an imaginary story, Superman marries Lois Lane and Batman marries Kathy Kane. Both couples have children who decide to run away from home together.
Reprints
Keywords
Batcave; batplane; Imaginary Story; Niagara Falls

Part II - The Junior Super-Team (Table of Contents: 28)

Superman and Batman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Batman; Robin; Lois Lane; Batwoman [Kathy Kane]; Napolean of Crime [Nappy Klains]; Bruce, Jr.; Kal-El, Jr.
Synopsis
The Napolean of Crime tries to use Bruce Jr and Kal-El Jr to take revenge on their parents.
Reprints
Keywords
kryptonite

[World's Finest Comics #155] (Table of Contents: 29)

Superman and Batman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Batman; Nightman; Robin
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letters credit from Todd Klein via his Klein Letters blog (18 September 2016, http://kleinletters.com/Blog/ira-schnapp-in-worlds-finest-comics-part-1/).

Exit Batman -- Enter Nightman! Part 1 The 1,000th Exploit of Batman and Superman! (Table of Contents: 30)

Superman and Batman / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Edmond Hamilton; E. Nelson Bridwell (parts of pages 14-16)
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Letters
Milton Snapinn

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Batman; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White; Nightman (introduction); Commissioner Gordon
Synopsis
At a gala party to celebrate Superman and Batman's 1000th case, Batman reveals a character named Nightman has actually been solving more cases.
Reprints
Keywords
Batcave; kryptonite

Indexer Notes

Lettering credit from copies of Mort Weisinger's editorial records. (Gene Reed 1/28/2017)

Exit Batman -- Enter Nightman! Part II The Incredible Identity of Nightman! (Table of Contents: 31)

Superman and Batman / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Edmond Hamilton; E. Nelson Bridwell (pg 7: panels 4,5, Pg 8, pg 9: panels 1-5)
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein; Sheldon Moldoff (pg 7: panels 4,5, Pg 8, pg 9: panels 1-5)
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman; Superman; Robin; Nightman; Commissioner Gordon; Batman robot; "Ace" Lanner; Emilio Ruyez; Jay Lonn;
Synopsis
Batman solves the mystery of Nightman's identity.
Reprints
Keywords
Batcave; Batplane; Carnival celebration; Fortress of Solitude; hypnosis; kryptonite; London; Mexico

Indexer Notes

Inker credit taken from copies of Mort Weisinger's editorial records that show Moldoff as the inker for the pages written by E. Nelson Bridwell.

[World's Finest Comics #156] (Table of Contents: 32)

Superman and Batman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Bizarro; Bizarro Batman; Joker
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letters credit from Todd Klein via his Klein Letters blog (18 September 2016, http://kleinletters.com/Blog/ira-schnapp-in-worlds-finest-comics-part-1/).

The Federation of Bizarro Idiots! [Part I] (Table of Contents: 33)

Superman and Batman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Edmond Hamilton (pages 2-8); E. Nelson Bridwell (page 1)
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Bizarro; Bizarro Batman (introduction); Joker; Jimmy Olsen
Synopsis
While Superman and Batman are away on a space mission, Bizarro and Bizarro Batman come to Earth to take their place.
Reprints
Keywords
bank robbery; Batcave; Bizarro World; imperfect duplicator-ray; lighthouse

[The Federation of Bizarro Idiots!] Part II: I Was an Idiot for the F. B. I. (Table of Contents: 34)

Superman and Batman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Edmond Hamilton (pages 9-10, 15-18); E. Nelson Bridwell (pages 11-14 )
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Jimmy Olsen; Vicki Vale; Bizarro; Bizarro Batman; Joker
Synopsis
Bizarro and Bizarro Batman, trying to undo the deeds done by Superman and Batman, free Joker from prison so he can commit a robbery.
Reprints
Keywords
banana peel; Bizarro World; skateboard

[World's Finest Comics #157] (Table of Contents: 35)

Superman and Batman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Batman; Kal-El Jr; Bruce Jr.
Reprints

The Abominable Brats! (Table of Contents: 36)

Superman and Batman / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein (Part 1); Sheldon Moldoff (Part 2)
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Batman; Bruce Jr; Kal-El, Jr; Kathy Kane; Mxyztplk Jr (introduction); Bat-Mite Jr (introduction); Dick Grayson; Lois Lane; The Wrecker
Synopsis
Bruce Jr and Kal Jr are both seen doing mischievous pranks, but both claim they are innocent.
Reprints
Keywords
Batcave; Batplane; camping; fireworks; Fortress of Solitude; Imaginary Story; kryptonite; whale

Indexer Notes

Sequel to the story from World's Finest #154.

Part one is 8 pages, part two, titled "The Custumed Kids' Caper!" is 9 pages.

[World's Finest Comics #158] (Table of Contents: 37)

Superman and Batman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Batman
Reprints
Keywords
Go-Go Checks

The Invulnerable Super-Enemy! (Table of Contents: 38)

Superman and Batman / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Batman; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Brainiac A (the first Brainiac, origin); Jimmy Olsen; Ron Farley; Brainiac (flashback)
Synopsis
Jimmy Olsen and Robin discover three Kryptonian cities shrunken by Brainiac A, inhabited entirely by criminals.
Reprints
Keywords
Batcave; Kandor

Indexer Notes

Story in two parts: Part I (8 pages) and Part II "Brainiac and the Bottled Brigands"

[World's Finest Comics #159] (Table of Contents: 39)

Superman and Batman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Anti-Superman; Anti-Batman
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letters credit from Todd Klein via his Klein Letters blog (18 September 2016, http://kleinletters.com/Blog/ira-schnapp-in-worlds-finest-comics-part-1/).

The Cape and Cowl Crooks! (Table of Contents: 40)

Superman and Batman / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Joker; Penguin; Toyman; Prankster; Anti-Superman (intro); Anti-Batman (intro); Commissioner James Gordon; Perry White; Chief O'Hara; Jimmy Olsen; Lois Lane
Synopsis
Superman and Batman are plagued by evil duplicates of themselves.
Reprints
Keywords
Bat-Phone; Batcave; Fortress of Solitude; Gold Kryptonite; Kandor

Indexer Notes

Story in two parts: unnumbered part I (9.67 pp.) & Part II "Trail of the Copycat Crooks!" (7.67 pp.). Camp references a la the Batman TV show begin. This is Hamilton's last published script for DC.

[World's Finest Comics #160] (Table of Contents: 41)

Superman and Batman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Batman; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Dr. Zodiac
Reprints
Keywords
Go-Go Checks

The Fatal Forecasts of Dr. Zodiac! (Table of Contents: 42)

Superman and Batman / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script
Leo Dorfman
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Batman; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Dr. Zodiac (intro); Jimmy Olsen; Commissioner Gordon; Dr. Zodiac ["Cash" Carrigan]; Perry White
Synopsis
Dr. Zodiac plans to use horoscopes of Batman and Superman to take his revenge on them after they got him fired from a carnival for being a fake fortune teller.
Reprints
Keywords
astrology; Batcave; carnival; casino; crystal ball; dirigible; fortune teller; horoscope; Kryptonite; Superman-Batman Museum; zodiac

Indexer Notes

Unnumbered Part I (8 pages); Part II (10 pages) titled "The Unholy Horoscopes!".

[World's Finest Comics #162] (Table of Contents: 43)

Superman and Batman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Sir Lancelot
Reprints
Keywords
armor; Go-Go Checks; knight; mace; sword

Pawns of the Jousting Master! (Table of Contents: 44)

Superman and Batman / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
Jim Shooter
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Knights of the Round Table [Sir Lancelot; Sir Gawain; Sir Bors; Sir Galahad; Sir K]; Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; King Arthur; Merlin; Bohart
Synopsis
Superman and Batman journey to King Arthur's time where all the members of the Round Table seem to have super powers.
Reprints
Keywords
aliens; Batcave; Camelot; castle; catapult; Excalibur; Green kryptonite; knight; mace; sword; time travel

Indexer Notes

Writer credit in issue 164. No Robin in this story.
Chapter II title "The Capture of Camelot!".

[World's Finest Comics #163] (Table of Contents: 45)

Superman and Batman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Jemphis
Reprints
Keywords
gladiator

The Duel of the Super-Duo! (Table of Contents: 46)

Superman and Batman / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Jim Shooter
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Jemphis; Aeroman (mentioned); Solarman (mentioned); Serpento (mentioned); Dr. Chill (mentioned)
Synopsis
After Batman stops two crooks on the Gotham Bridge, he and Superman are transported to Jemphis' World of Wonders.
Reprints
Keywords
Batmobile; Gotham Bridge; hypnotism; kryptonite; Mesmerzing Machine; Space-Warp Tunnel

Part II The Super-Combat! (Table of Contents: 47)

Superman and Batman / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Jim Shooter
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Jemphis; Zardin of Nangar; Dr. Chill; Aeroman; Windlass
Synopsis
Batman is hypnotized and fights Superman under a red sun. However, he breaks free from his hypnosis when ordered to kill Superman.
Reprints
Keywords
Bat-Flare; Bat-Flash; Batarang; Batcave; Batmobile; Batpoon; hypnosis

Indexer Notes

Zardin of Nangar is a Robin look-alike.

[World's Finest Comics #164] (Table of Contents: 48)

Superman and Batman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Genia; Superman; Batman; Robin
Reprints

Brainiac's Super Brain-Child (Table of Contents: 49)

Superman and Batman / comic story / 19 pages (report information)

Script
Leo Dorfman
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Batman; Brainiac; Genia (introduction); Madam Tru
Synopsis
Brainiac creates a female shaped robot and disguises it as Madame Tru, Chairman of the U.N. Security Council
Reprints
Keywords
Batplane; Fortress of Solitude; Kandor; pollution; smog; United Nations

[World's Finest Comics #165] (Table of Contents: 50)

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Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Batman
Reprints
Keywords
crown; globe; go-go checks; throne

The Crown of Crime! (Table of Contents: 51)

Superman and Batman / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Al Plastino
Inks
Al Plastino
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Batman; Robin [Dick Grayson]; King Wolff; Stony Snyder; Mitch Grinnel; Crusher Kopek
Synopsis
King Wolff, king of criminals, is dying and is looking to find his successor.
Reprints
Keywords
Batcave; crown; death row; electric chair; geiger counter; globe; jester; throne

Indexer Notes

This is Finger's last story with Superman or Batman. Part I (not numbered as such, 7 pp.), Part II -- The King is Dead -- Long Live -- Which King? (10 pp.).

[World's Finest Comics #166] (Table of Contents: 52)

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Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman of 2967; Batman of 2967; Joker of 2967; Muto
Reprints
Keywords
go-go checks

The Danger of the Deadly Duo! (Table of Contents: 53)

Superman and Batman / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
Jim Shooter
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Klar Ken T5477]; Batman [Bron Wayn E7705]; Joker (of 2967); Muto; Batman VI (flashback); Superman VI (flashback); Batman XV (flashback); Superman XV (flashback); Batman XIX (flashback)
Synopsis
When Muto teams with the Joker of 2967 to battle Superman, the last descendant of Batman takes up the cape and cowl to help Superman and get revenge against the Joker, who's father killed his father.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Series continues from Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #339. The story refers to Superboy (not Superman) recently trapping Muto in his home dimension. In this story, exposure to seawater weakens Superman like kryptonite, rather than paralyzing him.

[World's Finest Comics #167] (Table of Contents: 54)

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Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Letters
Gaspar Saladino ?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Lex Luthor]; Batman [Clark Kent]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Last Go-Go checks.

The New Superman and Batman Team! (Table of Contents: 55)

Superman and Batman / comic story / 19 pages (report information)

Script
Cary Bates
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Lex Luthor]; Batman [Clark Kent]; Brainiac; Supergirl; Toyman; Lana Lang; Martha Kent; Jonathan Kent; Alfred; Perry White; Lois Lane
Synopsis
In this imaginary tale, Kal-El loses his powers to gold Kryptonite while on the way to Earth. Lex Luthor develops a serum which gives him super powers and becomes Superboy, then Superman. Clark Kent becomes Batman to avenge the death of his foster father at the hands of a burglar.
Reprints
Keywords
Argo City; Batcave; Gold Kryptonite; Imaginary Story; Krypton

Indexer Notes

This is Cary Bates's first full story, though he had previous plots used.

[World's Finest Comics #168] (Table of Contents: 56)

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Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman; Superman; Robin; Clark Kent; Bruce Wayne; Dick Grayson
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letters credit from Todd Klein via his Klein Letters blog (18 September 2016, http://kleinletters.com/Blog/ira-schnapp-in-worlds-finest-comics-part-1/).

Return of the Composite Superman! (Table of Contents: 57)

Superman and Batman / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
Cary Bates
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Composite Superman [Joe Meach]; Vyl; Xan; Aunt Harriet; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Legion of Super-Heroes [Brainiac 5; Cosmic Man; Saturn Woman]; Alfred; Joker (Cameo, Photo); Lex Luthor (Cameo, Photo); Brainiac (Cameo, Photo); Penguin (Cameo, Photo); Riddler (Cameo, Photo)
Synopsis
An alien criminal seeking vengence on Superman and Batman, restores Joe Meech's powers and memory as the Composite Superman.
Reprints
Keywords
anti-matter; Batcave; Magna-gun; Superman Museum

Indexer Notes

In two parts: unnumbered part I (8.67 pp.) & Part II The Half and Half Heroes! (8 pp.). The Legion of Superheroes statuettes are shown in the story.

[World's Finest Comics #169] (Table of Contents: 58)

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Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]; Batgirl [Barbara Gordon]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letters credit from Todd Klein via his Klein Letters blog (18 September 2016, http://kleinletters.com/Blog/ira-schnapp-in-worlds-finest-comics-part-1/).

The Supergirl-Batgirl Plot! (Table of Contents: 59)

Superman and Batman / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script
Cary Bates
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batgirl [Barbara Gordon]; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]; Catwoman [really Bat-Mite]; Black Flame [really Mr. Mxyztplk]; Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]
Synopsis
Batgirl and Supergirl team up to show that they are a better super-team than Batman and Superman.
Reprints
Keywords
Batcave; Fortress of Solitude; green kryptonite; Kandor

Indexer Notes

Story in two parts: unnumbered part one (9 pp.) & Part II "Clash of the Super-Teams!" (9 pp.)

[World's Finest Comics #171] (Table of Contents: 60)

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Script
?
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Batman
Reprints
Keywords
Batcave; Kandor

The Executioner's List! (Table of Contents: 61)

Superman and Batman / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script
Leo Dorfman
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Swifty Sloane; Perry White; Lois Lane; Alfred; Mark Dolan; Chauncey Belmont; Victor Stark
Synopsis
Someone is trying to kill the members of a firing squad.
Reprints
Keywords
Batcave; Crime Computer; firing squad; Flying Newsroom; iron lung; Kandor; sniper; tank

[World's Finest Comics #172] (Table of Contents: 62)

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Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Batman; Clark Kent; Bruce Wayne; Ma Kent; Pa Kent
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letters credit from Todd Klein via his Klein Letters blog (18 September 2016, http://kleinletters.com/Blog/ira-schnapp-in-worlds-finest-comics-part-1/).

Superman and Batman... Brothers! (Table of Contents: 63)

Superman and Batman / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script
Jim Shooter
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Adult Legion [Cosmic Man]; Luthor; Ma Kent; Pa Kent; Superboy robots; Batboy; Lex Luthor; Penguin (cameo); Martha Wayne (cameo); Thomas Wayne (cameo); Mrs. Swan
Synopsis
The Kent's adopt Bruce Wayne when his parents are killed.
Reprints
Keywords
Imaginary Story; kryptonite; time travel

[World's Finest Comics #173] (Table of Contents: 64)

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Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Genre
superhero
Characters
Robin [Dick Grayson]; Superman [as Kralik]; Batman [as Two-Face]
Reprints

The Jekyll-Hyde Heroes (Table of Contents: 65)

Superman and Batman / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script
Jim Shooter
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Batman; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Two-Face [really Batman], Kralik [really Superman]; the Intercrime Gang; Dr. Arron
Synopsis
Dr. Arron's Psyche-Distortor chemicals cause complete character reversal in Superman and Batman, turning them into their own worst enemies.
Reprints
Keywords
Batcave; Fortress of Solitude

Indexer Notes

Despite the flashback to a previous battle, this is Kralik's first appearance.

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman and Batman
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. [World's Finest Comics #146]
    Superman and Batman
  4. 3. [Part I] Batman, Son of Krypton
    Superman and Batman
  5. 4. Part II - The Destroyer of Krypton
    Superman and Batman
  6. 5. [World's Finest Comics #147]
    Superman and Batman
  7. 6. Part I - The New Terrific Team!
    Superman and Batman
  8. 7. Part II - The Doom of Jimmy Olsen and Robin!
    Superman and Batman
  9. 8. [World's Finest Comics #148]
    Superman and Batman
  10. 9. Superman and Batman - Outlaws Part 1 - The Evil Superman and Batman
    Superman and Batman
  11. 10. Part II -The Incredible New Super-Tean
    Superman and Batman
  12. 11. [World's Finest Comics #149]
    Superman and Batman
  13. 12. Part I -The Game of Secret Identities
    Superman and Batman
  14. 13. Part II - The Super Detective
    Superman and Batman
  15. 14. [World's Finest Comics #150]
    Superman and Batman
  16. 15. Part I - The Super-Gamble with Doom!
    Superman and Batman
  17. 16. Part II - Duel of the Super-Gamblers
    Superman and Batman
  18. 17. [World's Finest Comics #151]
    Superman and Batman
  19. 18. Part I - The Infinite Evolutions of Batman and Superman!
    Superman and Batman
  20. 19. Part II - the Caveman Superman versus the Future Batman
    Superman and Batman
  21. 20. [World's Finest Comics #152]
    Superman and Batman
  22. 21. The Colossal Kids!
    Superman and Batman
  23. 22. Part 2 The Magic of Bat-Mite and Mr. Mxyzptlk!
    Superman and Batman
  24. 23. [World's Finest Comics #153]
    Superman and Batman
  25. 24. Part I - The Clash of Cape and Cowl!
    Superman and Batman
  26. 25. Part II - The Death of a Hero
    Superman and Batman
  27. 26. [World's Finest Comics #154]
    Superman and Batman
  28. 27. Part I - The Sons of Superman and Batman
    Superman and Batman
  29. 28. Part II - The Junior Super-Team
    Superman and Batman
  30. 29. [World's Finest Comics #155]
    Superman and Batman
  31. 30. Exit Batman -- Enter Nightman! Part 1 The 1,000th Exploit of Batman and Superman!
    Superman and Batman
  32. 31. Exit Batman -- Enter Nightman! Part II The Incredible Identity of Nightman!
    Superman and Batman
  33. 32. [World's Finest Comics #156]
    Superman and Batman
  34. 33. The Federation of Bizarro Idiots! [Part I]
    Superman and Batman
  35. 34. [The Federation of Bizarro Idiots!] Part II: I Was an Idiot for the F. B. I.
    Superman and Batman
  36. 35. [World's Finest Comics #157]
    Superman and Batman
  37. 36. The Abominable Brats!
    Superman and Batman
  38. 37. [World's Finest Comics #158]
    Superman and Batman
  39. 38. The Invulnerable Super-Enemy!
    Superman and Batman
  40. 39. [World's Finest Comics #159]
    Superman and Batman
  41. 40. The Cape and Cowl Crooks!
    Superman and Batman
  42. 41. [World's Finest Comics #160]
    Superman and Batman
  43. 42. The Fatal Forecasts of Dr. Zodiac!
    Superman and Batman
  44. 43. [World's Finest Comics #162]
    Superman and Batman
  45. 44. Pawns of the Jousting Master!
    Superman and Batman
  46. 45. [World's Finest Comics #163]
    Superman and Batman
  47. 46. The Duel of the Super-Duo!
    Superman and Batman
  48. 47. Part II The Super-Combat!
    Superman and Batman
  49. 48. [World's Finest Comics #164]
    Superman and Batman
  50. 49. Brainiac's Super Brain-Child
    Superman and Batman
  51. 50. [World's Finest Comics #165]
    Superman and Batman
  52. 51. The Crown of Crime!
    Superman and Batman
  53. 52. [World's Finest Comics #166]
    Superman and Batman
  54. 53. The Danger of the Deadly Duo!
    Superman and Batman
  55. 54. [World's Finest Comics #167]
    Superman and Batman
  56. 55. The New Superman and Batman Team!
    Superman and Batman
  57. 56. [World's Finest Comics #168]
    Superman and Batman
  58. 57. Return of the Composite Superman!
    Superman and Batman
  59. 58. [World's Finest Comics #169]
    Superman and Batman
  60. 59. The Supergirl-Batgirl Plot!
    Superman and Batman
  61. 60. [World's Finest Comics #171]
    Superman and Batman
  62. 61. The Executioner's List!
    Superman and Batman
  63. 62. [World's Finest Comics #172]
    Superman and Batman
  64. 63. Superman and Batman... Brothers!
    Superman and Batman
  65. 64. [World's Finest Comics #173]
    Superman and Batman
  66. 65. The Jekyll-Hyde Heroes
    Superman and Batman
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  • Mike Nielsen
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