World's Finest Comics #226

DC Comics

United States

Published
November-December 1974
Page count
100
Cover price
0.60
Colour
Colour
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/27910

Credits

Editing
Murray Boltinoff
Paul Levitz

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Show/hide Cover Untitled (Superman and Batman) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman and Batman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman; Superman; Metamorpho; Sandman; Sandy; Deadman

Credits

Art
Nick Cardy
Editing
Murray Boltinoff
Paul Levitz

Notes

100 page Super-Spectacular, bio of Tex Blaisdell

Show/hide 1. The Freak Who Never Fails (Superman and Batman) Comic story, 20 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman and Batman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
With Metamorpho. Superman; Batman; El Jefe; Simon Stagg; Sapphire Stagg; Java; Julio Diego

Credits

Script
Bob Haney
Pencils
Dick Dillin
Inks
Tex Blaisdell

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Superman Presents Wonder Comic Monthly (KG Murray, 1973 series) #126 ([October 1975?])
The Freak Who Never Fails Part 1: Mission To Mariposa Part 2: The Germ Bomb Part 3: Even Dictators Die
From GCD
in Best of DC, The (DC, 1979 series) #48
Show/hide 2. The Tricks of Metamorpho's Trade (Metamorpho) Comic story, 2 pages

Featuring

Feature
Metamorpho
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Metamorpho (origin); Batman; Simon Stagg; Sapphire Stagg; Java

Credits

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell?
Pencils
Ramona Fradon
Inks
Charles Paris

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Superman Presents Wonder Comic Monthly (KG Murray, 1973 series) #126 ([October 1975?])
Tricks of Metamorpho's Trade
From GCD
in Best of DC, The (DC, 1979 series) #48
in Weird Secret Origins (DC, 2004 series) #nn (October 2004)

Notes

two page recap of Metamorpho's career. Inker id corrected 6/06 by Bob Hughes. Incorrectly credited to Joe Simon in Weird Secret Origins reprint. Batman figures by Jim Aparo.

Show/hide 3. I Hate the Sandman! (Sandman) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Sandman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Sandman; Sandy

Credits

Script
Jack Kirby (possible co-plot with Joe Simon)
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Joe Simon

Reprint history

From GCD
from Adventure Comics #87 (August-September 1943)
Show/hide 4. The Genius WHo Fought Himself (Eclipso) Comic story, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Eclipso
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Eclipso
Show/hide 5. Eclipso's Amazing Ally! (Eclipso) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Eclipso
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Eclipso

Credits

Script
Bob Haney
Art
Alex Toth

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
All Star Adventure Comic (KG Murray, 1973 series) #96 ([December 1975?])
Eclipso's Amazing Ally
 
Australia
All Favourites Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #43 ([July 1964?])
Eclipso's Amazing Ally
 
United States
Showcase Presents: Eclipso (DC, 2009 series) ([August] 2009)
Eclipso's Amazing Allay
From GCD
from House of Secrets #63 (November-December 1963)
Show/hide 6. The Crime Collector (Robotman) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Robotman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Robotman

Credits

Script
Jack Miller, Carmine Infantino (plot)
Pencils
Joe Certa
Inks
Moe Worthman

Reprint history

From GCD
from Detective Comics #194 (April 1953)
Show/hide 7. What Makes a Corpse Cry? (Deadman) Comic story, 16 pages

Featuring

Feature
Deadman
Genre
Superhero; occult
Characters
Deadman [Boston Brand]; Rama Kushna; Tiny; Liz Martin; Rocky Manzel; Paul

Credits

Script
Carmine Infantino (plot)
Jack Miller (script)
Art
Neal Adams

Reprint history

From GCD
from Strange Adventures (DC 1950 series) #207 (December 1967)

Synopsis

While trying to find his killer, Boston Brand checks on Rocky Manzel who once threatened to kill him. Boston stops Rocky and his band of counterfeiters.

Show/hide 8. The Strange Experiment of Dr. Erdel (Martian Manhunter) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Martian Manhunter
Genre
Superhero
Characters
J'onn J'onzz, the Martian Manhunter

Credits

Script
Jack Miller
Art
Joe Certa

Reprint history

First print
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #225 (November 1955)
The Strange Experiment of Dr. Erdel
Also printed
Australia
The Big Four (KG Murray, 195-? series) #1 ([1956??])
 
Australia
The Big Four (KG Murray, 195-? series) #1 ([1956??])
The Strange Experiment of Dr. Erdel
 
United States
Secret Origins (DC, 1961 series) #1 (Summer 1961)
The Strange Experiment of Dr. Erdel
 
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #175 (May 1968)
The Strange Experiment of Dr. Erdel
 
Australia
Superman Presents World's Finest Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #41 ([September 1968?])
The Strange Experiment of Dr. Erdel
 
Australia
Super Adventure (KG Murray, 1975 series) #72 ([March 1976?])
The Strange Experiment of Dr. Erdel
 
United States
Mysteries in Space: The Best of DC Science Fiction Comics (Simon and Schuster, 1980 series) (October 1980)
The Strange Experiment of Dr. Erdel
 
Australia
Superman (KGM, 1982 series) #1 ([October 1982?]) —Superman and Manhunter from Mars
The Strange Experiment of Dr. Erdel
 
United States
DC Silver Age Classics Detective Comics 225 (DC, 1992 series) (1992)
The Strange Experiment of Dr. Erdel
 
United States
Secret Origins Replica Edition (DC, 1998 series) (1998)
The Strange Experiment of Dr. Erdel
 
United States
Showcase Presents: Martian Manhunter (DC, 2007 series) #1 (2007)
The Strange Experiment of Dr. Erdel
From GCD
from Detective Comics #225 (November 1955)

Notes

reprints the first Martian Manhunter story

Show/hide 9. The Case of the Magic Baseball (Martian Manhunter) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Martian Manhunter
Genre
Superhero
Characters
J'onn J'onzz, the Martian Manhunter

Credits

Script
Jack Miller
Art
Joe Certa

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
The Big Four (KG Murray, 195-? series) #2 ([1956??])
From GCD
from Detective Comics #226 (December 1955)

Notes

reprints the second Martian Manhunter story


Notes

100 page Super-Spectacular, bio of Tex Blaisdell

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 33344

Entry created

  • 30/08/2007

Cover added

  • 30/01/2010

Index completed

  • 30/01/2010

Last updated

  • 30/01/2010