World's Finest Comics #223

DC Comics

United States

Published
May-June 1974
Page count
12?
Cover price
0.60 USD
Colour
Colour
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/27379

Credits

Editing
Murray Boltinoff
E Nelson Bridwell

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover The Reversed Heroes (Superman and Batman) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman and Batman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Batman; Deadman; Robin; The Composite Superman

Credits

Art
Nick Cardy

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Superman Presents Wonder Comic Monthly (KG Murray, 1973 series) #116 ([December 1974?])
Wipe the Blood off My Name
Show/hide 1. Untitled (Superman and Batman) Foreword, introduction, preface, afterword, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman and Batman

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein

Notes

Table of Contents

Show/hide 2. Wipe the Blood Off My Name! (Superman and Batman) Comic story, 20 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman and Batman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Deadman; James Gordon; Batman; Lester M. Walters; Superman; Morgan Edge; Judge T. F. Barnes; Thomas Wayne, Jr. (Bruce's older brother); Thomas Wayne; Martha Wayne, Joe Chill (flashback); Moses Donner

Credits

Script
Bob Haney
Pencils
Dick Dillin
Inks
Vince Colletta

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Superman Presents Wonder Comic Monthly (KG Murray, 1973 series) #116 ([December 1974?])
Wipe the Blood off My Name
 
Australia
Superman Presents Wonder Comic Monthly (KG Murray, 1973 series) #116 ([December 1974?])
Part 2 Phantom in a Blind Alley
 
Australia
Superman Presents Wonder Comic Monthly (KG Murray, 1973 series) #116 ([December 1974?])
Part 3: Am I My Brother's Keeper
Show/hide 3. An Eye For An Eye! (Deadman) Comic story, 16.34 pages
Show/hide 4. Coming Soon... (OMAC) Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.33 pages

Featuring

Feature
OMAC

Credits

Pencils
Jack Kirby

Notes

On page 8 of Deadman story.

Show/hide 5. Untitled (Spectre) Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.33 pages

Featuring

Feature
Spectre

Notes

On page 17 of Deadman story

Show/hide 6. The Reversed Heroes (Superman and Batman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman and Batman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Batman; Robin

Credits

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Ray Burnley

Reprint history

From GCD
from World's Finest Comic #87 (March-April 1957)
Show/hide 7. The Sunken City of Gold (Aquaman) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Aquaman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Aquaman

Credits

Script
Jack Miller
Art
Ramona Fradon

Reprint history

First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #223 (April 1956)
The Sunken City of Gold
Also printed
Australia
Superman Presents Wonder Comic Monthly (KG Murray, 1973 series) #124 ([August 1975?])
The Sunken City of Gold
Show/hide 8. The Superman-Batman Team on Radio (Superman) Text article, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Code
N-922

Credits

Author
Allan Asherman
Letters
typeset

Notes

Introduces a radio script from the Adventures of Superman.

Show/hide 9. The Playland Mystery (Superman and Batman) Text story, 2.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman and Batman
Genre
Superhero
Code
N-922

Credits

Author
Ben Friedman
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein

Notes

from Sept 5-21 1945 radio script

Show/hide 10. License For A Robot (Robotman) Comic story, 5.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Robotman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Robotman

Credits

Art
Joe Certa

Reprint history

From GCD
from Detective Comics #197 (July 1953)

Notes

art credit added to reprint.

Show/hide 11. Untitled (Black Orchid) Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.33 pages

Featuring

Feature
Black Orchid
Show/hide 12. The Composite Superman! (Superman and Batman) Comic story, 18 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman and Batman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Composite Superman [Joe Meach](Intro); Legion of Super-heroes [Sun Boy; Brainiac 5; Mon-El; Saturn Girl]; Commissioner James Gordon; Lois Lane; Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Jimmy Olsen; Fortress; Kandor; green kryptonite

Credits

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff

Reprint history

First print
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #142 (June 1964)
The Composite Superman
Also printed
Australia
Century Comic (Colour Comics, 1961 series) #101 ([November 1964?])
The Composite Superman Part 2: The Battle Between Titans
 
Australia
Superman Presents Wonder Comic Monthly (KG Murray, 1973 series) #126 ([October 1975?])
Part 2: The Battle Between Titans
 
Australia
Superman Presents Wonder Comic Monthly (KG Murray, 1973 series) #126 ([October 1975?])
The Composite Superman
 
United States
Showcase Presents: World's Finest (DC, 2007 series) #Volume 2 ([October] 2008)
The Composite Superman!
From GCD
from World's Finest Comics #142 (June 1964)

Synopsis

A freak accident gives Joe Meach the powers of the entire Legion of Super-Heroes and he becomes the Composite Superman.

Notes

incorrectly credited to George Klein

Show/hide 13. From the world's finest fans Letters page, 2 pages

Credits

Letters
typeset

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 33347

Entry created

  • 30/08/2007

Index completed

  • 27/01/2014