World's Finest Comics #156

DC Comics

United States

Published
March 1966
Page count
36
Cover price
0.12 USD
Colour
Colour
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/19896

Credits

Editing
Mort Weisinger (credited)
E. Nelson Bridwell (assistant editor, uncredited)

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover The F. B. I. ...The Federation of Bizarro Idiots! (Superman and Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman and Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Bizarro; Bizarro Batman; Joker

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Notes

No Superman or Batman on cover (Bizarro versions). Letters credit from Todd Klein via his Klein Letters blog (18 September 2016, http://kleinletters.com/Blog/ira-schnapp-in-worlds-finest-comics-part-1/).

Show/hide 1. Do You Make Life Hard for Yourself? Public service announcement, 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Advocacy

Credits

Script
Jack Schiff
Art
Bernard Baily
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Notes

Inside front cover. Also in May 1959 issues.

Show/hide 2. The Federation of Bizarro Idiots! Part I (Superman and Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman and Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Bizarro; Bizarro Batman (introduction); Joker; Jimmy Olsen

Credits

Script
Edmond Hamilton (pages 2-8)
E. Nelson Bridwell (page 1)
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Letters
Joe Letterese

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Superman Presents Wonder Comic Monthly (KG Murray, 1973 series) #123 ([July 1975?])
The Federation of Bizarro Idiots Part 2: I Was An idiot For the F.B.I.

Synopsis

While Superman and Batman are away on a space mission, Bizarro and Bizarro Batman come to Earth to take their place.

Notes

writer credit verified by Bridwell

Show/hide 3. Untitled (Super-Turtle) Comic story, 0.67 pages

"Lefty Looie! At last I found you."

Featuring

Feature
Super-Turtle
Genre
Humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals; superhero
Characters
Super-Turtle

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Art
Henry Boltinoff
Letters
Henry Boltinoff

Synopsis

Super-Turtle captures Lefty Looie and begins to fly him to California, where he is wanted by the police. When the crook says he gets air sick, Super-Turtle brings him across country underground.

Notes

Between parts 1 and 2 of first story.

Show/hide 4. Untitled Statement of ownership, 0.33 pages

Credits

Script
Irwin Donenfeld
Letters
typeset

Notes

publisher: National Periodical Publications 575 Lexington Ave New York, NY Editor:Mort Weisinger Owners: Estate of Harry Donenfeld; Jack Liebowitz; P. Sampliner; Irwin Donenfeld; S. Sampliner; Sonia Iger. No Sales figures. Statement of ownership was reprinted in World's Finest #158 with sales figures.

Show/hide 5. [The Federation of Bizarro Idiots!] Part II: I Was an Idiot for the F. B. I. (Superman and Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder) Comic story, 9.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman and Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Jimmy Olsen; Vicki Vale; Bizarro; Bizarro Batman; Joker

Credits

Script
Edmond Hamilton (pages 9-10, 15-18)
E. Nelson Bridwell (pages 11-14 )
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Letters
Joe Letterese

Synopsis

Bizarro and Bizarro Batman, trying to undo the deeds done by Superman and Batman, free Joker from prison so he can commit a robbery.

Show/hide 6. Introducing the Challenger Corps! (Challengers of the Unknown) Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.33 pages

Featuring

Feature
Challengers of the Unknown
Genre
Adventure

Notes

House ad with cover for Challengers of the Unknown (DC, 1958 Series) #49.

Show/hide 7. Untitled (Cap's Hobby Center) Comic story, 0.5 pages

"Here's a great model airplane."

Featuring

Feature
Cap's Hobby Center
Genre
Humor

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Art
Henry Boltinoff
Letters
Henry Boltinoff

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Superman Presents Wonder Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #28 (August 1967)
Cap's Hobby Centre
Show/hide 8. Untitled (Direct Currents) Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Direct Currents

Credits

Letters
typeset
Show/hide 9. The Puzzle of the Perilous Planetoid (Editors' Round Table; Tommy Tomorrow) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Editors' Round Table; Tommy Tomorrow
Genre
Science fiction
Characters
Tommy Tomorrow; Brent Wood

Credits

Script
Otto Binder
Art
Jim Mooney
Letters
Joe Letterese
Show/hide 10. Untitled (Cape and Cowl Comments) Letters page, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Cape and Cowl Comments

Credits

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell ?
Letters
typeset

Notes

Letters from Russ Abernathy, Thomas Ramsay, Gary Williamson, Jerry Jablonski, Mary McKee, Pat Bennett, Ken Cramer, Tim Harley, Chip DeLamater, Marty Yates.


Notes

Go-Go Checks begin; First Direct Currents ad page.

On-sale date from ad in Sea Devils #28 and copyright registration.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 37562

Entry created

  • 01/10/2008

Index completed

  • 24/09/2019

Last updated

  • 24/09/2019