World's Finest Comics #246

United States

DC Comics

United States.

Published
August-September 1977
Page count
84
Cover price
1.00 USD
Colour
Colour
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/31309

Credits

Editing
Joe Orlando (managing editor)
Dennis O'Neil (story editor)
Jack C. Harris (story editor)

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover No title recorded (Superman and Batman) Cover, 1 page

"So... Superman-- This is the awful secret you've been hiding all these years!"

Featuring

Feature
Superman and Batman
Genre
Superhero
Code
C-491
Characters
Batman; Superman; Wonder Woman; Kor-El [The Parasite]; Wonder Woman (inset); Black Canary (inset); Green Arrow (inset); Vigilante (inset)

Credits

Art
Neal Adams (signed)
Colours
Neal Adams (signed)
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Notes

Cover colorist credit is from the letter column of issue #249.

Show/hide 1. World's Finest Table of contents, 1 page

Featuring

Code
J-4798
Characters
Superman; Batman; Wonder Woman; Green Arrow; Black Canary; Vigilante

Credits

Script
Jack C. Harris ?
Art
Kurt Schaffenberger (signed)
Colours
?
Letters
Ben Oda

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
World's Finest (Murray, 1979 series) #128 ([February 1980?])
World's Finest  (J-4723 (?))

Notes

Contents page with illustration.

Show/hide 2. The Prisoner of the Kryptonite Asteroid! (Superman and Batman) Comic story, 19 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman and Batman
Genre
Superhero
Code
J-4698
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Justice League of America [Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; Hawkman [Katar Hol]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; The Flash [Barry Allen]; Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]]; James Gordon; Mad Dog Doyle; Ram Drood; Kor-El [The Parasite]; Jor-El (flashback); Lara (flashback); Dr. Gan-Zir (flashback); Morgan Edge (cameo); Jimmy Olsen (cameo); Lois Lane (cameo); President of the United States (cameo)

Credits

Script
Bob Haney
Pencils
Kurt Schaffenberger
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colours
Jerry Serpe
Letters
Ben Oda

Notes

The story has separate chapter titles: Part I - Across Time, Darkly! and Part II - Am I My Brother's Keeper? Story continues in the next issue. The unnamed President slightly resembles Jimmy Carter.

Show/hide 3. Wulf Hunt (Black Canary) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Black Canary
Genre
Superhero
Code
J-4643
Characters
Black Canary [Dinah Laurel Lance]; Wulf; Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Ursus (flashback)

Credits

Script
Gerry Conway
Pencils
Michael Netzer [as Mike Nasser]
Inks
Terry Austin
Colours
?
Letters
?

Notes

Despite the order of the printed credits, Nasser listed as penciler and Austin as inker in the Daily Planet and The Comic Reader #143.

Show/hide 4. Manhunt for a Murderer! (Green Arrow) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Green Arrow
Genre
Superhero
Code
J-4644
Characters
Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Slingshot [David Drayson]; Barney Breed; Reggie Ronson; "The Outfit"

Credits

Script
Gerry Conway
Pencils
Michael Netzer [as Mike Nasser]
Inks
Terry Austin
Colours
?
Letters
Ben Oda
Show/hide 5. Son of a Gun! (The Vigilante) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Vigilante
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Dummy (flashback, also in #248), Stuff (death); Vigilante [Greg Saunders] (origin retold); Judas Priest; Sheriff Sanders (The Vigilante's father)

Credits

Script
Bill Kunkel
Art
Gray Morrow
Colours
?
Letters
?
Show/hide 6. The Baron's Name Is Blitzkrieg (Wonder Woman) Comic story, 15 pages

Featuring

Feature
Wonder Woman
Genre
Superhero
Code
J-4683
Characters
Wonder Woman [Diana Prince] (Earth 2); Baron Blitzkrieg (introduction, origin, also in #247); General Adrian Hawkins; Steve Trevor; Adolf Hitler (flashback); Nazis; Winston Churchill; General Auchinleck

Credits

Script
Gerry Conway
Pencils
Don Heck
Inks
Vince Colletta
Colours
?
Letters
Milt Snapinn

Notes

Setting continues to be World War II for this series.

The story has separate chapter titles: Chapter 1: "Conception..."; Chapter 2: "...Birth..."; Chapter 3: "...and Baptism!"

Show/hide 7. No title recorded (From the World's Finest Fans) Letters page, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
From the World's Finest Fans
Code
L-699

Credits

Script
Jack C. Harris [as JCH]
Pencils
Curt Swan
Nick Cardy ? (illustrations)
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Nick Cardy ? (illustrations)
Colours
?
Letters
typeset

Notes

Letters of comment from Anthony Costa, Frank Antonides and Reed Cambell.

Show/hide 8. What Does 'Showcase' Mean, Anyway? (DC Publishorial) Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.6 pages

Featuring

Feature
DC Publishorial

Credits

Script
Jenette Kahn
Letters
typeset
Show/hide 9. #14 Mike Nasser (DC Profiles) Text article, 0.4 pages

Featuring

Feature
DC Profiles
Genre
Biography

Credits

Author
Jack C. Harris
Letters
typeset

Notes

On sale date from next issue ad in World's Finest Comics #245. On-sale date of May 17 in Comic Reader #143.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 30014

Entry created

Cover added

Index completed

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