World's Finest Comics #179

United States

DC Comics

United States

Published
October-November 1968
Page count
84
Cover price
0.25 USD
Colour
Colour
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
Branding
DC: Superman National Comics
 
DC: Superman National Comics
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/301290

Credits

Editing
Mort Weisinger, editor
 
E. Nelson Bridwell, Assistant Editor

Issue contents Hide all

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

"Here's the startling origin of the Superman-Batman team-up!"

Featuring

Feature
Superman and Batman and Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Lois Lane

Credits

Art
Neal Adams, penciller
 
Curt Swan, penciller (cover reprintduction)
 
Win Mortimer, penciller (cover reprintduction)
 
Neal Adams, inker
 
Stan Kaye, inker (cover reprintduction)
 
Win Mortimer, inker (cover reprintduction)
Colours
, colourist
Text
Gaspar Saladino, letterer

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Superman and Batman Album (Colour Comics, 1968 series) #4 ([March 1969?])
Untitled
Based on
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #76 (May-June 1952)
The Mightiest Team on Earth!
 
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #94 (May-June 1958)
The Origin of the Superman-Batman Team
Printed in
Batman Illustrated by Neal Adams (DC, 2003 series) #1 ([November] 2003)
 
Showcase Presents: World's Finest (DC, 2007 series) #4 (2012 [January 2013])
 
Batman by Neal Adams Omnibus (DC, 2016 series) #[nn] ([May] 2016)
 
Batman Illustrated by Neal Adams (DC, 2012 series) #1 (2003 [August 2012])
 
Show/hide 1. Table of Contents Table of contents, 1 page

Credits

Writing
E. Nelson Bridwell , scripter
Colours
, colourist
Text
, typeset
Show/hide 2. The Origin of the Superman-Batman Team (Superman and Batman and Robin) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman and Batman and Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Lex Luthor; Powerman (intro); Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]

Credits

Writing
Ed Hamilton, scripter [as Edmond Hamilton]
Art
Dick Sprang, penciller
 
Stan Kaye, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
Pat Gordon, letterer

Reprint history

First print
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #94 (May-June 1958)
Origin of the Superman Batman Team
Also printed
Australia
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #98 ([August 1958])
The Origin of the Superman-Batman Team
 
United Kingdom
Super Adventure Comic (KGM, 1952 series) #98 ([November 1958?])
The Origin of the Superman-Batman Team
 
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #19 ([February 1961?])
The Origin of the Superman-Batman Team
 
United States
Secret Origins (DC, 1961 series) #1 (Summer 1961)
The Origin of the Superman-Batman Team
 
Australia
Superman and Batman Album (Colour Comics, 1968 series) #4 ([March 1969?])
The Origin of the Superman-Batman Team
 
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #229 (April 1975)
The Origin of the Superman-Batman Team
 
Australia
Batman Album (KG Murray, 1976 series) #34 ([December 1976?])
The Origin of the Superman-Batman Team
 
United States
DC Special Series (DC, 1977 series) #19 (Fall 1979)
The Origin of the Superman-Batman Team
 
United States
The Greatest Batman Stories Ever Told (DC, 1988 series) ([November] 1988)
The Origin of the Superman-Batman Team
 
United States
The Greatest Batman Stories Ever Told (DC, 1989 series) ([June] 1989)
The Origin of the Superman-Batman Team
 
United States
The Greatest Batman Stories Ever Told (Warner Books, 1989 series) ([June] 1989)
The Origin of the Superman-Batman Team
 
United States
Secret Origins Replica Edition (DC, 1998 series) (1998)
The Origin of the Superman-Batman Team
 
United States
Showcase Presents: World's Finest (DC, 2007 series) #1 ([October] 2007)
Origin of the Superman Batman Team

Synopsis

When Batman learns Lex Luthor has kryptonite, he goes to Metropolis to warn Superman.

Show/hide 3. The Mightiest Team in the World! (Superman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Lois Lane

Credits

Writing
Ed Hamilton, scripter [as Edmond Hamilton]
Art
Curt Swan, penciller
 
Stan Kaye, inker (1-8)
 
John Fischetti, inker (9-12)
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #76 (May-June 1952)
The Mightiest Team in the World!
Also printed
Australia
Batman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #31 ([December 1952])
The Mightiest Team in the World
 
United Kingdom
Batman (KGM, 1952 series) #31 ([March 1953?])
The Mightiest Team In the World!
 
Australia
Superman and Batman Album (Colour Comics, 1968 series) #4 ([March 1969?])
The Mightiest Team in the World
 
Australia
Giant Batman Album (Colour Comics, 1962 series) #19 ([November 1969?])
The Mightiest Team in the World
 
United States
Superman From the Thirties to the Seventies (Crown, 1971 series) (1971)
The Mightiest Team in the World
 
United States
Millennium Edition: Superman Vol. 1, #76 (DC, 2000 series) #[nn] (May 2000)
The Mightiest Team in the World
 
United States
Showcase Presents: World's Finest (DC, 2007 series) #1 ([October] 2007)
The Mightiest Team in the World!

Synopsis

Superman and Batman learn each other's ID's while sharing a cabin during an ocean voyage

Notes

First Superman-Batman team-up. It appears that this version of the story was used in the World's Finest Archives, as the note on the first page referring to the previous story in this issue is present there.

Show/hide 4. Batman-Double for Superman! (Superman and Batman and Robin) Comic story, 12 pages
Show/hide 5. When Gotham City Challenged Metropolis (Superman and Batman and Robin) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman and Batman and Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Lois Lane; Perry White; Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]

Credits

Writing
Ed Hamilton, scripter [as Edmond Hamilton]
Art
Curt Swan, penciller
 
Stan Kaye, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
Pat Gordon , letterer

Reprint history

First print
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #76 (May-June 1955)
When Gotham City Challenged Metropolis
Also printed
Australia
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #62 ([August 1955?])
When Gotham City Challenged Metropolis!
 
United Kingdom
Super Adventure Comic (KGM, 1952 series) #62 ([November 1955])
When Gotham City Challenged Metropolis
 
Australia
Colossal Comic (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #11 ([October 1959?])
When Gotham City Challenged Metropolis
 
Australia
Superman and Batman Album (Colour Comics, 1968 series) #4 ([March 1969?])
When Gotham City Challenged Metropolis
 
United States
Showcase Presents: World's Finest (DC, 2007 series) #1 ([October] 2007)
When Gotham City Challenged Metropolis

Synopsis

Superman and Batman exchange cities as part of a contest to decide which city will get the World Electronics Convention.

Show/hide 6. The Dictator of Kandor! (Superman and Batman and Robin) Comic story, 11.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman and Batman and Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Luthor; Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]

Credits

Writing
Bill Finger, scripter
Art
Dick Sprang, penciller
 
Stan Kaye, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Reprint history

First print
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #100 (March 1959)
The Dictator of Krypton City
Also printed
United Kingdom
Super Adventure Comic (KGM, 1952 series) #110 (November 1959)
The Dictator of Krypton City  (Panels on the last page enlarged to fill the page.)
 
Australia
Superman and Batman Album (Colour Comics, 1968 series) #4 ([March 1969?])
The Dictator of Kandor
 
United States
Showcase Presents: World's Finest (DC, 2007 series) #1 ([October] 2007)
The Dictator of Krypton City

Synopsis

Luthor sneaks into Kandor so that he can steal Kryptonian science and weaponry.

Notes

Original title: "The Dictator of Krypton City." Story re-lettered throughout to refer to city as Kandor. Relettering also adds references to Red Sun radiation and many other changes.

Show/hide 7. The Club of Heroes (Superman and Batman and Robin) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman and Batman and Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Club of Heroes [Legionary; Knight; Squire; Gaucho; Musketeer]; Lois Lane; Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Lightning Man (introduction)

Credits

Writing
Ed Hamilton, scripter [as Edmond Hamilton]
Art
Dick Sprang, penciller
 
Stan Kaye, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
Pat Gordon, letterer

Reprint history

First print
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #89 (July-August 1957)
The Club of Heroes
Also printed
Australia
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #88 ([October 1957?])
The Club of Heroes
 
Australia
Superman and Batman Album (Colour Comics, 1968 series) #4 ([March 1969?])
The Club of Heroes
 
United States
Showcase Presents: World's Finest (DC, 2007 series) #1 ([October] 2007)
The Club of Heroes
 
United States
Batman: The Black Casebook (DC, 2009 series) ([June] 2009)
The Club of Heroes

Synopsis

Lightning Man challenges Superman for the chairmanship of the Club of Heroes.

Notes

Sequel to "The Batmen of All Nations!" from Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #215, which is reprinted in the following issue.


Notes

Also designated on cover as 80 Page Giant (DC, 1964 series) #G52 and as G-52 on indicia page.

On-sale date from copyright registration.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 33501

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