Superman Presents World's Finest Comic Monthly #58

Published
February 1970
Page count
68
Cover price
0.20 AUD
Colour
Black & white
Size
Standard size (180mm x 270mm)
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
Branding
Colour Comics Pty Ltd
 
Colour Comics Pty Ltd

Credits

Editing
, editor

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover The Demon Superman! (Superman and Batman) Cover, 1 page

""Behold friends! You want proof Batman is evil? His fellow demons have turned against him! They lit this fire to execute them!" "You're lying, Superman, I'm innocent! How can I convince these superstitious people he's secretly using heat vision to start the blaze?" Featuring "The Demon Superman!""

Featuring

Feature
Superman and Batman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Art
Curt Swan, penciller
 
Murphy Anderson, inker
Text
Gaspar Saladino, letterer
Editing
Mort Weisinger, editor
 
E. Nelson Bridwell, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #187 (September 1969)
The Demon Superman!
Show/hide 1. The Demon Superman! (Superman and Batman) Comic story, 5.7 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman and Batman
Genre
Superhero
Code
W-322

Credits

Writing
Robert Kanigher, scripter
Art
Ross Andru, penciller
 
Mike Esposito, inker
Editing
Mort Weisinger, editor
 
E. Nelson Bridwell, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #187 (September 1969)
The Demon Superman!
Show/hide 2. Superman's Supacomic Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.3 pages

"If it's action you want--buy Superman's Supacomic. 20c. On sale everywhere."

Details

Printed
1969? to 1973?
Genre
Superhero
More...
Superman's Supacomic

Notes

The title in this advert was only used on the earliest 1959-1960 issues. It was quickly changed Superman Supacomic. The image is from page 20 of "The Race to the End of the Universe" in The Flash 175, December 1967 (pencils: Ross Andru, inks: Mike Esposito).

Show/hide 3. Part Two: Batman, Superman, Patriot Tory! (Superman and Batman) Comic story, 10.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman and Batman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
Robert Kanigher, scripter
Art
Ross Andru, penciller
 
Mike Esposito, inker
Editing
Mort Weisinger, editor
 
E. Nelson Bridwell, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #187 (September 1969)
The Demon Superman!
Show/hide 4. Bumper Western Comic [20 cent] Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.5 pages

"Read blazing tales of the old west in Bumper Western Comic. 20c"

Details

Printed
1969? to 1974?
Genre
Western
More...
Bumper Western Comic [20 cent]

Notes

There is a later variation of this advertisement without the price.

Show/hide 5. The Square Earth Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction

Credits

Writing
Otto Binder, scripter
Art
Sy Barry, line art [as Seymour Barry]
Editing
Julius Schwartz, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Mystery in Space (DC, 1951 series) #22 (October-November 1954)
The Square Earth
Also printed
United States
Strange Adventures (DC, 1950 series) #221 (November-December 1969)
The Square Earth

Notes

This printing includes credits (over the top of a signature) and is sourced from the reprint in Strange Adventures (DC, 1950 series) #221 (November-December 1969).

Show/hide 6. Peg (Peg) Comic story, 1 page

"Pardon me, I noticed you sitting there -- and…"

Featuring

Feature
Peg
Genre
Humour
Code
W-243

Credits

Writing
Henry Boltinoff, scripter [signed]
Art
Henry Boltinoff, line art [signed]
Text
Henry Boltinoff, letterer
Editing
Mort Weisinger, editor
 
E. Nelson Bridwell, Assistant Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #74 (January-February 1955)
No title recorded
 
United States
Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane (DC, 1958 series) #97 (November 1969)
"Pardon me, I noticed you sitting there..."
Also printed
Australia
Congo Bill with Janu the Jungle Boy (Colour Comics, 1955 series) #2 ([May 1955?])
Peg
Show/hide 7. Sun Dance! (Tim Holt) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Tim Holt
Genre
Western-Frontier

Credits

Art
Frank Bolle, line art [signed]
Editing
Raymond C. Krank, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Tim Holt (Magazine Enterprises, 1948 series) #28 (February-March 1952)
Sun Dance
Show/hide 8. The Death-Touch of the Blue Ghost (The Flash) Comic story, 23 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Flash
Genre
Superhero
Code
S-124
Characters
Flash [Barry Allen]; Kid Flash [Wally West]

Credits

Writing
John Broome, scripter
Art
Ross Andru, penciller
 
Mike Esposito, inker
Editing
Julius Schwartz, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
The Flash (DC, 1959 series) #189 (June 1969)
Death Touch of the Blue Ghost

Notes

This story includes three part-page advertisements that total a full page.

Show/hide 9. All Star Adventure Comic [20 cents] Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.3 pages

"Thundering Excitement is yours in All Star Adventure Comic. On Sale Everywhere. 20c"

Details

Printed
1969? to 1971?
Genre
Science fiction
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All Star Adventure Comic [20 cents]
Show/hide 10. Wonder Comic [Aquaman] Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.4 pages

"Heart freezing adventure is yours in every power packed issue of Wonder Comic. On sale everywhere. 20c"

Details

Printed
1968? to 1973?
Genre
Superhero
More...
Wonder Comic [Aquaman]

Notes

Featuring Aquaman.

Show/hide 11. Blackhawk Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.3 pages

"Battle the forces of evil with Blackhawk in his own magazine. On sale everywhere 20c"

Details

Printed
1969? to 1973?
Genre
War
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Blackhawk

Notes

Pencils by Dick Dillon.

Show/hide 12. Flash Facts (Flash Facts) Comic story, 1 page

"Although a stroke of lightning appears to be a single, continuous discharge…"

Featuring

Feature
Flash Facts
Genre
Non-Fiction
Code
S-267

Credits

Editing
Julius Schwartz, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
The Flash (DC, 1959 series) #192 (November 1969)
Untitled

Synopsis

Flash Facts on Lightning.

Show/hide 13. Yo-Yo Hangup in The Sky! (Hawkman and Hawkgirl) Comic story, 8.6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Hawkman and Hawkgirl
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
Gardner Fox, scripter
Art
Joe Kubert, penciller
 
Murphy Anderson, inker
Text
Joe Letterese, letterer
Editing
Julius Schwartz, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
The Atom & Hawkman (DC, 1968 series) #41 (February-March 1969)
Yo-Yo Hangup in the Sky
Show/hide 14. Tip Top [Teen Titans] Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.4 pages

"Don't miss the fabulous adventures of the Teen Titans in every issue of Tip Top. On sale everywhere. 20c"

Details

Printed
1969? to 1973?
Genre
Superhero
More...
Tip Top [Teen Titans]

Notes

Image is from page 20 of Teen Titans #16, July-August 1968 (Kid Flash, Aqualad, Wonder Girl, Robin). Who would have thought "Superhero eats hot dog" could be turned into an advertisement? Image spotted by Mark Cannon.


Status

This issue includes help from

  • Neil A Hansen

AusReprints ID

  • 1872

Entry created

  • 19/10/2004

Cover added

  • 24/12/2015

Index completed

  • 28/11/2004

Last updated

  • 24/12/2015