World's Finest Comics #68

DC Comics

United States

Published
January-February 1954
Page count
68
Cover price
0.15 USD
Colour
Black & white
Size
Silver Age size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
Branding
DC Superman National Comics
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/11037

Credits

Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited editor)
Jack Schiff (Managing Editor)
Mort Weisinger (story editor)
George Kashdan (story editor)

Issue contents Hide all

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

Featuring

Feature
Superman; Batman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Art
Win Mortimer

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First published in this issue
First print
Australia
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #49 ([July 1954])
Untitled
Also printed
United Kingdom
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1952 series) #49 (July 1954)
No title recorded
Show/hide 1. Home, Sweet Home! (Binky) Public service announcement, 1 page
Show/hide 2. The Menace from the Stars! (Superman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Lois Lane; Perry White

Credits

Script
Bill Woolfolk
Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye

Reprint history

 
First published in this issue
Also printed
United Kingdom
Superman Annual (KGM, 1951 series) December 1963 (December 1963)
Menace from the Stars
 
United States
Superman in the Fifties (DC, 2002 series) ([September] 2002)
The Menace from the Stars!
 
United States
Superman in the Fifties (DC, 2002 series) ([September] 2002)
From GCD
from World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #68

Synopsis

After attempting to destroy an asteroid with traces of Kryptonite, Superman loses his memory. He changes into the clothes in the cape pocket and heads to the Daily Planet. Lois and Perry tell him he is Clark Kent and that Superman has disappeared. When Clark puts on the Superman suit to fool some bank robbers and finds that bullets bounce off him, he credits the suit. He breaks up the asteroid and then decides to reveal to the Daily Planet that though he has been acting as him, he isn't Superman. As he walks to the office, however, he is hit by a truck and remembers that he really is Superman.

Show/hide 3. "Watch your step here, Butch." (Dubble Bubble) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Dubble Bubble
Genre
Children

Credits

Art
Ray Thompson [as Ray T.]
Show/hide 4. Editorial Advisory Board (Superman DC National Comics) Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman DC National Comics

Credits

Letters
typeset
Show/hide 5. Nine Men Against Fort Mohawk! (Tomahawk) Comic story, 9.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Tomahawk
Genre
Historical; western-frontier
Characters
Tomahawk; Dan Hunter

Credits

Art
Nick Cardy

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First published in this issue
Also printed
Australia
Davy Crockett and the Frontier Fighters (Colour Comics, 1955 series) #8 ([June 1956?])
Nine Men Against Fort Mohawk
Show/hide 6. Shorty (Shorty) Comic story, 1 page

"Good day, sir. Could you spare me a piece of cake?"

Featuring

Feature
Shorty
Genre
Humor

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Art
Henry Boltinoff
Letters
Henry Boltinoff

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First published in this issue
Also printed
Australia
Superboy (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #64 ([May 1954?])
Shorty
 
United Kingdom
Superboy (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #64 ([June 1954?])
The Giant Who Came to Smallville!
Show/hide 7. The Mystery of the Vanishing Villains! (Green Arrow) Comic story, 9.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Green Arrow
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Art
George Papp

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First published in this issue
Also printed
United Kingdom
Batman (Colour Comics, 1952 series) #62 ([July 1955?])
The Mystery of the Vanishing Villains
 
Australia
Colossal Comic (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #50 (August 1969)
The Mystery of the Vanishing Villains
Original
World's Finest Comics 68, January-February 1954
Show/hide 8. Superman Is on Television! (The Adventures of Superman) Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.33 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Adventures of Superman
Genre
Superhero
Show/hide 9. Little Pete (Little Pete) Comic story, 0.5 pages

"Here is a present for you, Miss Tyson."

Featuring

Feature
Little Pete
Genre
Humor

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Art
Henry Boltinoff
Letters
Henry Boltinoff

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First published in this issue
Show/hide 10. Rookin' the Ranchers (Two-Gun Percy) Comic story, 5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Two-Gun Percy
Genre
Humor; western-frontier

Credits

Art
Jimmy Thompson
Show/hide 11. Riddle of the Portuguese Cat Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Genre
Spy

Credits

Script
Dave Wood
Art
Howard Sherman

Reprint history

 
First published in this issue
Also printed
Australia
Strange Adventures (Colour Comics, 1954 series) #6 ([February 1955])
Riddle of the Portuguese Cat
 
Australia
Strange Adventures (Colour Comics, 1954 series) #6 ([February 1955])
 
Australia
Colossal Comic (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #25 ([May 1963?])
Riddle of the Portuguese Cat
 
Australia
Colossal Comic (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #25 ([May 1963?])
 
Australia
All Favourites Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #71 ([March 1969?])
Riddle of the Portuguese Cat
 
Australia
All Favourites Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #71 ([March 1969?])

Notes

Originally scheduled for Danger Trail #6, which was never published. Pencils credit from Gene Reed based on copies of editorial records received from Nelson Bridwell in 1986. Records also show that the original title for this story was "Lisbon Legacy."

Show/hide 12. Caging the King of Beasts Text story, 2 pages

Featuring

Genre
Adventure

Credits

Author
Jack Miller [as Jack Mabely]
Art
Raymond Perry (header)
Letters
typeset

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First print
Unknown
Show/hide 13. Three Smashing Adventures of Superman (Superman) Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman

Credits

Art
Win Mortimer
Al Plastino

Synopsis

Includes reproduction of the cover to Superman #86.

Show/hide 14. The Secret Weapons of the Crimesmith! (Batman and Robin) Comic story, 12 pages

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 36435

Entry created

  • 18/05/2008

Cover added

  • 23/08/2014

Index completed

  • 23/08/2014

Last updated

  • 23/08/2014