World's Finest Comics #159

DC Comics

United States

Published
August 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/20251

Credits

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

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover The Cape and Cowl Crooks! (Superman and Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman and Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Anti-Superman; Anti-Batman

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Notes

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. The Cape and Cowl Crooks! (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]; Joker; Penguin; Toyman; Prankster; Anti-Superman (intro); Anti-Batman (intro); Commissioner James Gordon; Perry White

Credits

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Letters
Joe Letterese

Reprint history

Also printed
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #227 (January-February 1975)
The Cape and Cowl Crooks!
 
Australia
Superman Presents Wonder Comic Monthly (KG Murray, 1973 series) #122 ([June 1975?])
The Cape and Cowl Crooks Part 2: Trail of the Copy-Cat Crooks
 
Australia
Superman Supacomic (KG Murray, 1974 series) #201 ([August 1976?])
The Cape and Cowl Crooks! [Part I]

Synopsis

Superman and Batman are plagued by evil duplicates of themselves.

Notes

Camp references a la the Batman TV show begin. This is Hamilton's last published script for DC.

Show/hide 2. The Policeman Is Your Friend! Public service announcement, 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Advocacy

Credits

Script
Jack Schiff
Art
Sheldon Moldoff
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Synopsis

Children learn that policemen do more than just catch crooks.

Notes

between parts 1 and 2 of first story. Credits confirmed by Bob Bailey, Bob Hughes and Gene Reed.

Show/hide 3. Part II: Trail of the Copy-Cat Crooks! (Superman and Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder) Comic story, 7.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman and Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Anti-Superman; Anti-Batman; Commissioner James Gordon; Perry White; Jimmy Olsen; Lois Lane

Credits

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Letters
Joe Letterese

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Superman Supacomic (KG Murray, 1974 series) #201 ([August 1976?])
Part II: Trail of the Copy-Cat Crooks!
Show/hide 4. No title recorded (Cape and Cowl Comments) Letters page, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Cape and Cowl Comments

Credits

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell ?
Letters
typeset

Notes

Letters from Ralph Dumain, Lee Chambers, Larry Grady, Howard King, Jerry Vance, Greg White, Fred Bates, John McAllen, Ted Miller, Guy Davidson.

Show/hide 5. Untitled (Cap's Hobby Hints) Activity, 0.5 pages

"Hi, Tim. What are you doing in this junkyard?"

Featuring

Feature
Cap's Hobby Hints

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Ralph Enser, Jr. (idea)
Art
Henry Boltinoff
Letters
Henry Boltinoff

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
The Flash (KG Murray, 1975 series) #129 ([February 1976])
Untitled

Notes

Hints for modeling. Based on reader suggestions.

Show/hide 6. No title recorded (Direct Currents) Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Direct Currents

Credits

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell ?
Letters
typeset
Show/hide 7. The Case of the Green Error Clown (The Editors' Round Table; The Green Arrow) Comic story, 5.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Editors' Round Table; The Green Arrow
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Speedy [Roy Harper]; Green Error (Intro); Robbers (Villains)

Credits

Script
Ed Herron ?
Art
Lee Elias
Letters
Stan Starkman ?

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
The Hundred Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1956 series) #34 ([July 1959?])

Synopsis

Green Arrow and Speedy meet the Green Error, a clown who spoofs Green Arrow at the circus. Green Error's tools help them stop the robbers who stole the day's receipts.

Notes

Writer credit by Bob Hughes.


Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration and ad in Batman #182. On-sale date of June 7 in Direct Currents in Sea Devils #30.

Copyright © National Periodical Publications, Inc., 1966.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 38080

Cover added

  • 07/07/2010

Index completed

  • 10/09/2019

Last updated

  • 10/09/2019