Showcase Presents: World's Finest #Volume One

DC Comics

United States

Published
[October] 2007
Page count
556
Cover price
16.99 USD; 20.99 CAD
Colour
Black & white
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/383163

Credits

Editing
Scott Nybakken (Editor Collected Edition)
Jack Schiff (original editor)
Mort Weisinger (original editor)

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

Featuring

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

Credits

Art
Win Mortimer
Colours
Dale Crain (Black and White Reconstruction)
Drew Moore

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From GCD
From World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #71
Show/hide 1. Blank Page Comic story, 1 page

Notes

Inside front cover.

Show/hide 2. Publication Information Comic story, 1 page

Credits

Letters
Typeset
Show/hide 3. Table of Contents Comic story, 4 pages

Credits

Letters
Typeset
Show/hide 4. Superman #76 (Superman and Batman) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

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

Credits

Art
Win Mortimer

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From GCD
From Superman (DC, 1939 series) #76
Show/hide 5. 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]; John Smilter; Lois Lane; Gell; Commissioner Gordon

Credits

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye (pages 1-8)
John Fischetti (pages 9-12)

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From GCD
From Superman (DC, 1939 series) #76

Synopsis

Superman and Batman learn each other's secret i.d.'s when they meet on a cruise while trying to find a diamond thief.

Show/hide 6. World's Finest Comics #71 (Superman and Batman) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

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

Credits

Art
Win Mortimer

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From GCD
From World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #71
Show/hide 7. Batman - Double for Superman! (Superman and Batman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

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

Credits

Script
Alvin Schwartz
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye

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First print
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #71 (July-August 1954)
Batman - Double for Superman!
Also printed
Australia
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #55 ([January 1955])
Batman--Double for Superman
 
United Kingdom
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1952 series) #55 ([January 1955?])
Batman, Double for Superman
 
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #179 (November 1968)
Batman- Double for Superman
 
Australia
Superman and Batman Album (Colour Comics, 1968 series) #4 ([March 1969?])
Batman--Double for Superman
 
Australia
Superman Presents World's Finest Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #55 ([November 1969?])
Batman--Double for Superman
 
United States
Millennium Edition: World's Finest No. 71 (DC, 2000 series) (August 2000)
Batman - Double for Superman!
From GCD
From World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #71

Synopsis

Lois accidentally learns Superman's identity while he is trying to rescue Batman and Robin, so Clark Kent and Bruce Wayne exchange roles to convince Lois that Clark is not Superman.

Show/hide 8. World's Finest Comics #72 (Superman and Batman) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

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

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye

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From GCD
From World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #72

Notes

Pencil/Ink credits on this cover are a matter of some debate. Agreement is that everything except the Superman/Batman and Robin characters are by Swan/Kaye. There is some doubt about the Superman/Batman and Robin characters as possibly being by Win Mortimer. Win Mortimer denies having any part of this cover in a conversation with Craig Delich, so if those are Win Mortimer figures they were most likely added by paste-ups from the production department and not drawn by Win Mortimer specifically for this cover. [Mike Nielsen - From a discussion on the GCD email list]

Show/hide 9. Fort Crime (Superman and Batman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman and Batman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Heavy-Weapons Gang; Batcave (cameo)

Credits

Script
Alvin Schwartz
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye

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From GCD
From World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #72

Synopsis

Superman and Batman must find out who has been supplying weapons to the Heavy-Weapons Gang.

Show/hide 10. World's Finest Comics #73 (Superman and Batman) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

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

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye

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From GCD
From World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #73
Show/hide 11. Batman and Superman Swamis, Inc. (Superman and Batman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman and Batman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Lois Lane; The Fang; Paul James; Jeff (The Fang's henchman)

Credits

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye

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Based on
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #73 (November-December 1954)
Batman and Superman, Swamis Inc.
Also printed
Australia
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #57 ([March 1955])
Batman and Superman, Swamis Inc.
 
United Kingdom
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1952 series) #57 ([March 1955?])
Batman and Superman, Swamis Inc.
 
United Kingdom
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1952 series) #57 ([March 1955?])
 
Australia
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #57 ([March 1955])
 
Australia
Colossal Comic (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #11 ([October 1959?])
Printed in
Australia
Colossal Comic (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #11 ([October 1959?])
Batman and Superman, Swamis Inc.
Also printed
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #170 (October 1967)
Batman and Superman, Swamis Inc.
 
Australia
Superman and Batman Album (Colour Comics, 1968 series) #3 ([November 1968?])
Batman and Superman, Swamis Inc.
 
Australia
Superman and Batman Album (Colour Comics, 1968 series) #3 ([November 1968?])
Batman and Superman, Swamis Inc.
From GCD
from World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #73 (November-December 1954)

Synopsis

Batman poses as a Swami in a circus to lure out a superstitious criminal, and Superman helps him by making his predictions come true.

Show/hide 12. World's Finest Comics #74 (Superman and Batman) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

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

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Ray Burnley

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From GCD
from World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #74

Notes

Klein/Reed, Showcase Presents and Archives list Stan Kaye inks.

Show/hide 13. The Contest of Heroes (Superman and Batman) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

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

Credits

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye

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First print
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #74 (January-February 1955)
The Contest of Heroes
Also printed
United Kingdom
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1952 series) #58 ([April 1955])
The Contest of Heroes!
 
Australia
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #58 ([April 1955?])
The Contest of Heroes
 
United States
80 Page Giant (DC, 1964 series) #15 (October 1965)
The Contest of Heroes
 
Australia
Giant Superman and Batman Album (KGM, 1966 series) #1 ([April 1967?])
The Contest of Heroes
 
Australia
Colossal Comic (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #42 ([August 1967?])
The Contest of Heroes
From GCD
from World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #74

Synopsis

An automated rocket returns a shape-shifting alien to Earth where it wants to play games with Superman and Batman.

Show/hide 14. World's Finest Comics #75 (Superman and Batman) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

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

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye

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From GCD
from World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #75
Show/hide 15. The New Team of Superman and Robin (Superman and Batman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman and Batman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner Jim Gordon; Perry White; The Purple Mask Mob

Credits

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye

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First print
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #75 (March-April 1955)
The New Team of Superman and Robin
Also printed
Australia
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #60 ([June 1955])
Superman and Robin [The New Team of Superman and Robin]
 
United States
Batman Annual (DC, 1961 series) #7 (Summer 1964)
The New Team of Superman and Robin
 
Australia
Giant Batman Album (Colour Comics, 1962 series) #7 ([July 1965?])
Superman and Robin
 
Australia
Colossal Comic (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #42 ([August 1967?])
Superman and Robin
 
United States
Superman in the Fifties (DC, 2002 series) ([September] 2002)
Superman and Robin!
 
United States
DC Comics Classics Library: The Batman Annuals (DC, 2009 series) #2 ([August] 2010)
Superman and Robin!
From GCD
from World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #75

Synopsis

When Batman is laid up with a broken leg, Superman comes to Gotham City to help Robin track down the Purple Mask Mob, but it's Batman who cracks the case.

Show/hide 16. World's Finest Comics #76 (Superman and Batman) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

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

Credits

Art
Win Mortimer

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From GCD
From World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #76
Show/hide 17. When Gotham City Challenged Metropolis (Superman and Batman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

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

Credits

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye

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First print
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #76 (May-June 1955)
When Gotham City Challenged Metropolis
Also printed
United Kingdom
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1952 series) #62 ([August 1955])
When Gotham City Challenged Metropolis
 
Australia
Colossal Comic (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #11 ([October 1959?])
When Gotham City Challenged Metropolis
 
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #179 (November 1968)
When Gotham City Challenged Metropolis
 
Australia
Superman and Batman Album (Colour Comics, 1968 series) #4 ([March 1969?])
When Gotham City Challenged Metropolis

Synopsis

Batman and Superman have a contest to do the most civic good deeds during a 24 hour period. An electronics convention will be held in the city of the winner.

Show/hide 18. World's Finest Comics #77 (Superman and Batman) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

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

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye

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From GCD
From World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #77
Show/hide 19. The Super Bat-Man! (Superman and Batman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman and Batman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Lois Lane; Commissioner Gordon; Professor Pender; Alfred Pennyworth

Credits

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye

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First print
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #77 (July-August 1955)
The Super Bat-Man!
Also printed
Australia
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #66 ([December 1955?])
The Super Bat-Man
 
United Kingdom
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1952 series) #66 (December 1955)
The Super Bat-Man
 
Australia
Colossal Comic (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #46 ([August 1968?])
The Super Bat-Man
 
United States
The Greatest 1950s Stories Ever Told (DC, 1990 series) ([October] 1990)
The Super Bat-Man!
 
United States
The Greatest 1950s Stories Ever Told (DC, 1992 series) ([March] 1992)
The Super Bat-Man!
From GCD
From World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #77

Synopsis

Superman and Batman are both on the trail of Prof. Pender, a criminal genius. But when they find him, Pender exposes Superman to a "decharging ray," which takes away his powers, and Batman accidentally steps in front of Pender's activated super-charging machine, giving him super-powers. While Superman and Batman adjust to their new abilities, they track down Pender and stop him from re-creating his super-charging ray and using it on himself.

Show/hide 20. World's Finest Comics #78 (Superman and Batman) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

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

Credits

Art
Win Mortimer

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From GCD
From World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #78
Show/hide 21. When Superman's Identity Is Exposed (Superman and Batman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

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

Credits

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Stan Kaye

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From GCD
From World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #78

Synopsis

Someone has been announcing that Clark Kent is Superman and challenging Superman to prove it false. Superman asks Batman and Robin to help him find the culprit.

Notes

Showcase Presents volume credits inks to Charles Paris.

Show/hide 22. World's Finest Comics #79 (Superman and Batman) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

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

Credits

Art
Win Mortimer

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From GCD
From World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #79
Show/hide 23. The Three Magicians of Baghdad (Superman and Batman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman and Batman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Dr. Carter Nichols; Lois Lane; Aladdin; Abdullah; 40 Thieves

Credits

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Stan Kaye

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From GCD
From World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #79

Synopsis

Batman and Robin are sent into the past by Dr. Nichols, but he is unable to return them to the present. He calls upon Superman to help him, so Superman travels to the past to meet Batman and Robin. Together, they help Aladdin by having Superman pose as the genii in Aladdin's lamp.

Show/hide 24. World's Finest Comics #80 (Superman and Batman) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

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

Credits

Art
Win Mortimer

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From GCD
From World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #80
Show/hide 25. The Super-Newspaper of Gotham City (Superman and Batman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman and Batman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Perry White; Lois Lane; John Hall (Editor, Gotham Gazette); The Mole [Mr. Harrah]

Credits

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Stan Kaye

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From GCD
From World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #80

Synopsis

Perry White sends Clark and Lois to Gotham to help save the Gotham Gazette. Superman and Batman try to find out what crime story editor John Hall was working on before he was hospitalized.

Notes

Showcase Presents volume credits inks to Charles Paris.

Show/hide 26. World's Finest Comics #81 (Superman and Batman) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

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

Credits

Art
Win Mortimer

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From GCD
From World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #81
Show/hide 27. The True History of Superman and Batman (Superman and Batman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman and Batman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Ka Thar (spelled Ka-Thar on the cover); Shark Slaney

Credits

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Stan Kaye

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First print
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #81 (March-April 1956)
The True History of Superman and Batman
Also printed
Australia
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #73 ([July 1956?])
The True History of Superman and Batman
 
Australia
Colossal Comic (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #25 ([May 1963?])
The True History of Superman and Batman
 
United States
80 Page Giant (DC, 1964 series) #15 (October 1965)
The True History of Superman and Batman
 
Australia
Giant Superman and Batman Album (KGM, 1966 series) #1 ([April 1967?])
The True History of Superman and Batman
 
Australia
Colossal Comic (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #46 ([August 1968?])
The True History of Superman and Batman
From GCD
From World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #81

Synopsis

Ka Thar comes from the future, but his history book is inaccurate, so he forced Superman and Batman to redo some super-feats to match his history book.

Show/hide 28. World's Finest Comics #82 (Superman and Batman) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

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

Credits

Art
Win Mortimer

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From GCD
From World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #82
Show/hide 29. The Three Super Musketeers! (Superman and Batman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman and Batman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Dr. Carter Nichols; D'Artagnan; Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Count Ferney; Chancellor Bourdet

Credits

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Stan Kaye

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First print
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #82 (May-June 1956)
The Three Super-Musketeers!
Also printed
United Kingdom
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1952 series) #75 ([September 1956])
The Three Super Musketeers
 
Australia
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #75 ([September 1956?])
The Three Super Musketeers
 
United States
80 Page Giant (DC, 1964 series) #15 (October 1965)
The Three Super-Musketeers!
 
Australia
Giant Superman and Batman Album (KGM, 1966 series) #1 ([April 1967?])
The Three Super-Musketeers
From GCD
From World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #82

Synopsis

Clark, Bruce and Dick are sent into the past by Dr. Nichols to discover the identity of the Man in the Iron Mask.

Show/hide 30. World's Finest Comics #83 (Superman and Batman) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman and Batman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Mother Goose; Humpty Dumpty; Cat and the Fiddle

Credits

Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Stan Kaye

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From GCD
From World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #83

Notes

This volume incorrectly credits the cover pencils to Curt Swan. Dick Sprang has confirmed his pencils on this volume.

Show/hide 31. The Case of the Mother Goose Mystery (Superman and Batman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman and Batman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Humpty Dumpty; Dr. King; Mousey [Jones]; Mother Goose; R. Melville; McKenna brothers and their nephew; "Foots" Moley

Credits

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Stan Kaye

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From GCD
From World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #83

Synopsis

Mystery Inc has set up a mystery for three high-paying clients so they can pretend to be Batman, Robin and Superman. A mix-up of dates causes the real superheroes to assume the parts that were to be played by the clients, and stop a real robbery in the process.

Show/hide 32. World's Finest Comics #84 (Superman and Batman) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

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

Credits

Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Stan Kaye

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From GCD
From World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #84
Show/hide 33. The Super-Mystery of Metropolis! (Superman and Batman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman and Batman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Superboy [Clark Kent](flashback); Lois Lane; Perry White; Ma Kent (Flashback); Pa Kent (Flashback); Thad Linnis; Thomas Wayne (flashback); Martha Wayne (flashback)

Credits

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Curt Swan (splash)
Dick Sprang
Inks
Stan Kaye

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First print
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #84 (September-October 1956)
The Super-Mystery of Metropolis!
Also printed
Australia
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #77 ([November 1956?])
The Super-Mystery of Metropolis
 
Australia
Superman and Batman Album (Colour Comics, 1968 series) #3 ([November 1968?])
The Super-Mystery of Metropolis
From GCD
From World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #84

Synopsis

Superman believes that Thad Linnis knows his secret identity, so when Thad demands he leave Metropolis, Superman does. Superman reveals to Batman and Robin a tale of his youth in Smallville, and discovers that the young boy that he thinks may have discovered his identity was actually a young Bruce Wayne.

Notes

1st meeting of Bruce Wayne and Clark Kent in Smallville.

Show/hide 34. World's Finest Comics #85 (Superman and Batman) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman and Batman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Princess Varina

Credits

Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Stan Kaye

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From GCD
From World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #85
Show/hide 35. The Super-Rivals (Superman and Batman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman and Batman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Vicki Vale; Lois Lane; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Princess Varina; Count Zitu; Perry White; Commissioner Gordon; Captain Stefan; Pete Kaney's Mob

Credits

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Curt Swan (splash)
Dick Sprang
Inks
Curt Swan (Splash)
Stan Kaye

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First print
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #85 (November-December 1956)
The Super-Rivals
Also printed
United Kingdom
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1952 series) #80 (February 1957)
The Super-Rivals
 
Australia
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #80 ([February 1957?])
The Super-Rivals
 
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #188 (October 1969)
The Super-Rivals
 
Australia
Giant Batman Album (Colour Comics, 1962 series) #27 ([November 1973?])
The Super-Rivals

Synopsis

When Princess Varina comes to America, Batman and Superman seem to both have fallen in love with her and fight for her attention.

Show/hide 36. World's Finest Comics #86 (Superman and Batman) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

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

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye

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From GCD
From World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #86
Show/hide 37. The Super-Show of Gotham City (Superman and Batman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

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

Credits

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Stan Kaye

Reprint history

Based on
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #86 (January-February 1957)
The Super-Show of Gotham City
Printed in
Australia
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #84 ([June 1957?])
The Super-Show of Gotham City
From GCD
From World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #86

Synopsis

Superman, Batman and Robin are putting on a show for charity, but someone keeps sabotaging the performance.

Show/hide 38. World's Finest Comics #87 (Superman and Batman) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

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

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye

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From GCD
From World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #87
Show/hide 39. The Reversed Heroes (Superman and Batman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman and Batman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Elton Craig; Jor-El (flashback); Lara (flashback); Lois Lane; Perry White

Credits

Script
Bil Finger
Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Ray Burnley

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From GCD
From World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #87

Synopsis

When Elton Craig finds some capsules from Krypton, he takes one and gains superpowers. He captures Superman with some Kryptonite, so Superman takes one of the pills and loses his superpowers. He contacts Batman and Robin, who take the pills and gain superpowers and stop Elton's crime spree.

Show/hide 40. World's Finest Comics #88 (Superman and Batman) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

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

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye

Reprint history

From GCD
From World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #88
Show/hide 41. Superman and Batman's Greatest Foes! (Superman and Batman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman and Batman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Lex Luthor; Joker; Lois Lane; Perry White; Mechano-Men

Credits

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Stan Kaye

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First print
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #88 (May-June 1957)
Superman and Batman's Greatest Foes!
Also printed
Australia
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #87 ([September 1957])
Superman and Batman's Greatest Foes!
 
United States
80 Page Giant (DC, 1964 series) #15 (October 1965)
Superman's and Batman's Greatest Foes!
 
Australia
Giant Superman and Batman Album (KGM, 1966 series) #1 ([April 1967?])
Superman's and Batman's Greatest Foes
 
United States
Batman from the Thirties to the Seventies (Crown, 1971) #73-168329 (October 1971)
Superman and Batman's Greatest Foes
 
United States
The Greatest Joker Stories Ever Told (DC, 1988 series) (1988 [February 1989])
Superman's and Batman's Greatest Foes
 
United States
Stacked Deck: The Greatest Joker Stories Ever Told (Longmeadow Press, 1990 series) (November 1990)
Superman's and Batman's Greatest Foes
From GCD
From World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #88

Synopsis

Lex Luthor and Joker go into business together making Mechano-Men, near indestructible robots. Superman and Batman believe they have not gone straight and try to figure out their master plan.

Show/hide 42. World's Finest Comics #89 (Superman and Batman) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman and Batman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Knight; Gaucho; Legionary; Lightning Man; Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye

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From GCD
From World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #89
Show/hide 43. The Club of Heroes (Superman and Batman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

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

Credits

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Stan Kaye

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From GCD
From World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #89

Synopsis

John Mayhew brings the Club of Heroes together and will give them a headquarters, but they must select a chairman for the club. The Heroes decide that the hero who performs the most good deeds will become chairman.

Notes

Sequel to "The Batmen of All Nations" from Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #215.

Show/hide 44. World's Finest Comics #90 (Superman and Batman) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

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

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Ray Burnley

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From GCD
From World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #90
Show/hide 45. The Super-Batwoman (Superman and Batman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman and Batman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Clark Kent]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Superman [Clark Kent]; Batwoman [Kathy Kane]; Elton Craig; Jor-El (flashback; cameo); Lara (flashback; cameo); Perry White (cameo); Lois Lane (cameo)

Credits

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Stan Kaye

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First print
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #90 (September-October 1957)
The Super-Batwoman
Also printed
United Kingdom
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1952 series) #89 ([November 1957])
The Super-Batwoman!
 
Australia
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #89 ([November 1957?])
The Super-Batwoman
 
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #117 (May 1961)
Super-Batwoman and the Super-Creature
 
Australia
Century Comic (Colour Comics, 1961 series) #72 ([May 1962?])
Super-Batwoman and the Super-Creature
 
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #161 (October 1966)
The Super-Batwoman
 
Australia
Superman and Batman Album (Colour Comics, 1968 series) #2 ([April 1968?])
The Super-Batwoman
 
Australia
Colossal Comic (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #52 ([February 1970?])
The Super-Batwoman
 
United States
Showcase Presents: World's Finest (DC, 2007 series) #Volume 2 ([October] 2008)
Super-Batwoman & the Super-Creature
From GCD
From World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #90

Synopsis

Batwoman takes a capsule created by Jor-El that gives her super powers for 24 hours. She uses that time to try to find out Batman and Superman's secret identities.

Notes

The capsule that Batwoman takes was hidden by Elton Craig during the events of World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #87's story "The Reversed Heroes".

Show/hide 46. World's Finest Comics #91 (Superman and Batman) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

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

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye

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From GCD
From World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #91
Show/hide 47. The Three Super-Sleepers (Superman and Batman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman and Batman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Carter Nichols; Perry White; Lois Lane (cameo); kryptonite; Rothul (descendant of Luthor; Introduction); Perry White (Cameo); Rick Harben; Kamar; Lora

Credits

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Stan Kaye

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From GCD
From World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #91

Synopsis

As Supermna, Batman & Robin chase a wanted felon into a cave, they are unaware that a trap awaits them.....and when they awake, they find themselves 1000 years in the future, having to fight a descendant of Luthor!

Show/hide 48. World's Finest Comics #92 (Superman and Batman) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

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

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye

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From GCD
From World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #92
Show/hide 49. The Boy From Outer Space! (Superman and Batman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman and Batman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Skyboy [Tharn of Kormo](introduction); Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Rawl; Rawl's space-bandit gang

Credits

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Stan Kaye

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Based on
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #92 (January-February 1958)
The Boy From Outer Space!
 
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #170 (October 1967)
The Boy from Outer Space  (80-Page Giant G40)
Also printed
United Kingdom
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1952 series) #95 (May 1958)
The Boy From Outer Space
Printed in
Australia
Superman and Batman Album (Colour Comics, 1968 series) #3 ([November 1968?])
The Boy From Outer Space
From GCD
From World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #92

Synopsis

A mysterious boy with Super-powers crash lands on Earth. Superman takes him in, but Batman suspects he's a criminal.

Show/hide 50. World's Finest Comics #93 (Superman and Batman) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

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

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye

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From GCD
From World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #93
Show/hide 51. The Boss of Batman and Superman! (Superman and Batman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman and Batman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Lois Lane (cameo); Commissioner Gordon (Cameo); Dr. John Carr; Victor Danning

Credits

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Bill Finger ?
Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Stan Kaye

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From GCD
From World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #93

Synopsis

A scientist's machine accidentally gives both Robin and Victor Danning, a villain, super-intelligence by taking away Superman's super-intelligence, leaving Superman slow and dull.

Show/hide 52. World's Finest Comics #94 (Superman and Batman) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

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

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Sheldon Moldoff (Batman figure)
Inks
Stan Kaye
Sheldon Moldoff (Batman figure)

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From GCD
From World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #94
Show/hide 53. Origin of the Superman Batman Team (Superman and Batman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

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

Credits

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Stan Kaye

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Based on
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #94 (May-June 1958)
Origin of the Superman Batman Team
Printed in
Australia
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #98 ([August 1958])
The Origin of the Superman-Batman Team
Also printed
United Kingdom
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1952 series) #98 ([August 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
 
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #179 (November 1968)
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
From GCD
From World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #94

Synopsis

When Luthor develops a liquid kryptonite gun, Superman replaces Batman with a new partner, Powerman. Batman reminisces about their first team-up.

Notes

Origin of the Superman-Batman Team.

Show/hide 54. World's Finest Comics #95 (Superman and Batman) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

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

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye

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From GCD
From World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #95 (altered)

Notes

The version printed here is heavily altered from the original. Batman's cape, and the shadow underneath Batman have been altered. Robin's shoulders and cape are almost non-existent in this version. Superman's left hand has been redrawn, originally it was in a fist, now his fingers are extended. Also, the cover title has been re-lettered with an extra 's' added to the end, causing this version to be mis-spelled as "Battle of the Super-Heroess!". These changed may have been first done for the World's Finest Archive volume, but that needs confirmation.

Show/hide 55. The Battle of the Super-Heroes (Superman and Batman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman and Batman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; aliens from the planet Xlym.

Credits

Script
Dave Wood
Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Ray Burnley

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First print
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #95 (July-August 1958)
The Battle of the Super-Heroes
Also printed
Australia
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #100 ([October 1958?])
The Battle of the Super-Heroes
 
United Kingdom
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1952 series) #100 ([October 1958?])
The Battle fo the Super-Heroes!
 
United States
80 Page Giant (DC, 1964 series) #15 (October 1965)
The Battle of the Super-Heroes
 
Australia
Giant Superman and Batman Album (KGM, 1966 series) #1 ([April 1967?])
The Battle of the Super-Heroes
From GCD
From World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #95

Synopsis

Alien gamblers give Batman super-powers as part of a bet.

Show/hide 56. World's Finest Comics #96 (Superman and Batman) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

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

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye

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From GCD
From World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #96
Show/hide 57. The Super-Foes From Planet X (Superman and Batman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman and Batman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson; Solar Sponge; Storm Top; Crawler; J-47 (robot)

Credits

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Stan Kaye

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First print
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #96 (September 1958)
The Super-Foes From Planet X
Also printed
Australia
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #102 ([December 1958?])
The Super-Foes From Planet X
 
United Kingdom
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1952 series) #102 ([December 1958])
The Super-Foes From Planet X
 
United Kingdom
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1952 series) #102 ([December 1958])
 
Australia
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #102 ([December 1958?])
 
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #161 (October 1966)
The Super-Foes From Planet X
 
Australia
Superman and Batman Album (Colour Comics, 1968 series) #2 ([April 1968?])
The Super-Foes from Planet X
 
United Kingdom
Superadventure Annual (Atlas Publishing, 1959 series) #1971 (December 1970)
The Super-Foes from Planet X
From GCD
From World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #96

Synopsis

Aliens from another planet have used robots for so long that they have forgotten how to think and work for themselves. When their robots begin to deactivate, they test Superman, Batman and Robin against natural threats on their planet so they can see how to defeat those same menaces themselves.

Show/hide 58. World's Finest Comics #97 (Superman and Batman) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

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

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye

Reprint history

From GCD
From World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #97
Show/hide 59. The Day Superman Betrayed Batman (Superman and Batman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman and Batman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Lois Lane; Commissioner Gordon; Kryptonite; Professor Milo (Superman in disguise); The Condor Gang [Blinky; Condor [John Titus]]; Ace Logan; Scott Forest; Billy Forest

Credits

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Stan Kaye

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First print
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #97 (October 1958)
The Day Superman Betrayed Batman
Also printed
Australia
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #105 ([March 1959?])
The Day Superman Betrayed Batman
 
United States
80 Page Giant (DC, 1964 series) #15 (October 1965)
The Day Superman Betrayed Batman
 
Australia
Giant Superman and Batman Album (KGM, 1966 series) #1 ([April 1967?])
The Day Superman Betrayed Batman
From GCD
From World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #97

Synopsis

The Condor Gang frames Batman for taking a bribe to let a criminal escape. Superman is forced to arrest Batman and Robin and then spends his time trying to prove their innocence, giving the Condor Gang a chance to start a crime spree.

Show/hide 60. World's Finest Comics #98 (Superman and Batman) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

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

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Ray Burnley

Reprint history

From GCD
From World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #98
Show/hide 61. The Menace of the Moonman (Superman and Batman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman and Batman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
MoonMan [Brice Rogers] (intro); Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]

Credits

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Stan Kaye

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From GCD
From World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #98

Synopsis

While orbiting the moon, a strange comet crosses paths with Pilot Rogers rocket. When he returns to Earth he discovers that whenever moonlight strikes him he becomes the evil MoonMan.

Show/hide 62. World's Finest Comics #99 (Superman and Batman) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

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

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye

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From GCD
From World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #99
Show/hide 63. Batman's Super Spending Spree (Superman and Batman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman and Batman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Fortress of Solitude; Larry Verril; Vincent Verril

Credits

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Stan Kaye

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From GCD
From World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #99

Synopsis

Batman announces he is going to spend a million dollars. When his purchases turn out to be busts, Superman secretly makes them profitable, against Batman's wishes.

Show/hide 64. World's Finest Comics #100 (Superman and Batman) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

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

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye

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From GCD
From World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #100
Show/hide 65. The Dictator of Krypton City (Superman and Batman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman and Batman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Lex Luthor (villain); Kandor (called Krypton City in this appearance); Fortress of Solitude; Brainiac (cameo, flashback)

Credits

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Stan Kaye

Reprint history

From GCD
From World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #100

Synopsis

Luthor shrinks himself and tricks Superman into leaving him in the Fortress, where he enters Krypton City [Kandor] and takes over.

Show/hide 66. World's Finest Comics #101 (Superman and Batman) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

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

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye

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From GCD
From World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #101
Show/hide 67. The Menace of the Atom-Master (Superman and Batman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman and Batman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Lois Lane (cameo); Atom Master (villain, introduction)

Credits

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff

Reprint history

First print
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #101 (May 1959)
The Menace of the Atom-Master
Also printed
United Kingdom
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1952 series) #112 ([October 1959])
The Menace of the Atom-Master
 
Australia
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #112 ([October 1959?])
The Menace of the Atom-Master
 
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #161 (October 1966)
The Menace of the Atom-Master
 
Australia
Superman and Batman Album (Colour Comics, 1968 series) #2 ([April 1968?])
The Menace of the Atom-Master
From GCD
From World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #101

Synopsis

The Atom-Master has developed the means to create giant illusions which begin to panic Metropolis and Gotham City, distracting Superman and Batman. Meanwhile, his men are able to steal enough to give him the funds to improve his machine so that he can create physical objects with his thoughts.

Notes

Showcase volume lists Dick Sprang as inker.

Show/hide 68. World's Finest Comics #102 (Superman and Batman) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

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

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye

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From GCD
From World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #102
Show/hide 69. The Caveman From Krypton (Superman and Batman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman and Batman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Kryptonite; Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Perry White (Cameo); Pete Waller; Jo-Jo Groff

Credits

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff
Ray Burnley (splash only)

Reprint history

First print
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #102 (June 1959)
The Caveman From Krypton
Also printed
United Kingdom
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1952 series) #111 ([September 1959?])
The Caveman From Krypton
 
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #161 (October 1966)
The Caveman From Krypton
 
Australia
Superman and Batman Album (Colour Comics, 1968 series) #2 ([April 1968?])
The Caveman from Krypton
From GCD
From World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #102

Synopsis

A meteor crashes in the country and a caveman from ancient Krypton emerges. Pete and his boss Jo-Jo try to use the caveman's powers to help them steal from banks, but are stopped by Superman, Batman and Robin.

Notes

Showcase volume lists Curt Swan for pencils on splash page. Also credits Charles Paris for inks instead of Sheldon Moldoff.

Show/hide 70. World's Finest Comics #103 (Superman and Batman) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

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

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye

Reprint history

From GCD
From World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #103
Show/hide 71. The Secret of the Sorcerer's Treasure (Superman and Batman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

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

Credits

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff

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From GCD
From World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #103

Synopsis

Atkins and Bork purchase a map that leads them to an ancient sorcerer's weapons.

Notes

Showcase volume credits Charles Paris for inks.

Show/hide 72. World's Finest Comics #104 (Superman and Batman) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

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

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye

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From GCD
From World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #104
Show/hide 73. The Plot to Destroy Superman (Superman and Batman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman and Batman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Lex Luthor (Villain); Batwoman [Kathy Kane]; Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]

Credits

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff

Reprint history

Based on
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #104 (September 1959)
The Plot to Destroy Superman
 
United Kingdom
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1952 series) #114 ([December 1959])
The Plot to Destroy Superman
Printed in
Australia
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #114 ([December 1959?])
The Plot to Destroy Superman
Also printed
Australia
Colossal Comic (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #47 (November 1968)
The Plot to Destroy Superman
From GCD
From World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #104

Synopsis

Superman, Batman, Batwoman and Robin are scheduled to display crime-fighting inventions of the future at an exhibit of what future Gotham will be like. Lex Luthor, disguised as an inventor of one of the inventions, tries to have Superman disintegrated.

Notes

Showcase volume credits Charles Paris for inks.

Show/hide 74. World's Finest Comics #105 (Superman and Batman) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

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

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye

Reprint history

From GCD
From World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #105
Show/hide 75. The Alien Superman (Superman and Batman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman and Batman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Perry White (cameo); kryptonite; The Joker (Cameo; Flashback); Midge Martin (gang boss); Khalex (alien)

Credits

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff

Reprint history

First print
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #105 (November 1959)
The Alien Superman
Also printed
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #7 ([January 1960?])
The Alien Superman
 
United States
Superman Annual (DC, 1960 series) #4 (Winter 1962)
The Alien Who Conquered Superman
 
Australia
Giant Superman Album (Colour Comics, 1961 series) #3 (September 1963)
The Alien Who Conquered Superman
 
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #161 (October 1966)
The Alien Superman
 
Australia
Superman and Batman Album (Colour Comics, 1968 series) #2 ([April 1968?])
The Alien Superman
From GCD
From World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #105

Synopsis

Superman suddenly spins a cocoon around himself and then emerges as an alien version of himself, with no memories of his past.

Notes

Showcase volume credits Charles Paris for inks.

Show/hide 76. World's Finest Comics #106 (Superman and Batman) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman and Batman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Superman [Clark Kent]; Duplicate Man (villain)

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye

Reprint history

From GCD
From World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #106
Show/hide 77. The Duplicate Man (Superman and Batman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

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

Credits

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff

Reprint history

Based on
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #106 (December 1959)
The Duplicate Man
 
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #8 ([March 1960?])
The Duplicate Man
 
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #170 (October 1967)
The Duplicate Man  (80-Page Giant G40)
Printed in
Australia
Superman and Batman Album (Colour Comics, 1968 series) #3 ([November 1968?])
The Duplicate Man
From GCD
From World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #106

Synopsis

The Duplicate Man can split into two copies of himself, allowing him to rob to locations at once. If one version is caught, it can be recalled by the other version, thus avoiding capture. Until Superman and Batman come up with a plan to stop him.

Notes

On page 9, the last panel, the art on the figures of Batman & Robin appears to be that of Sheldon Moldoff alone....NO Dick Sprang. Showcase volume credits Charles Paris for inks.

Show/hide 78. World's Finest Comics #107 (Superman and Batman) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

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

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye

Reprint history

From GCD
From World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #107
Show/hide 79. Secret of the Time Creature (Superman and Batman) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

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

Credits

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff

Reprint history

From GCD
From World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #107

Synopsis

While Superman battles a flaming monster in the present, Batman and Robin, courtesy of Prof. Nichols time machine, venture to the past to find an alien device left as a defense against the creature.

Notes

Time travel story. Showcase volume credits Charles Paris for inks.

Show/hide 80. World's Finest Comics #108 (Superman and Batman) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

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

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye

Reprint history

From GCD
From World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #108
Show/hide 81. Star Creatures (Superman and Batman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman and Batman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner Gordon; alien movie producer; Beaver; Midge

Credits

Script
Jerry Coleman
Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff

Reprint history

Based on
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #108 (March 1960)
The Star Creatures
 
United States
Showcase Presents: World's Finest (DC, 2007 series) #Volume One ([October] 2007)
Star Creatures
Also printed
Australia
Superman and Batman Album (Colour Comics, 1968 series) #3 ([November 1968?])
The Star Creatures  (80-Page Giant G40)
 
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #13 ([August 1960?])
The Star Creatures
 
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #170 (October 1967)
The Star Creatures
 
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #170 (October 1967)
 (80 Page Giant #G40)
From GCD
in World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #170 (October 1967)
in World's Finest Comics Archives (DC, 1999 series) #3
in Superman and Batman Album (K. G. Murray, 1968 series) #3
in Showcase Presents: World's Finest (DC, 2007 series) #1
 
from World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #108 (March 1960)

Synopsis

An alien movie producer captures two criminals, Beaver and Midge, in order to lure Superman, Batman, and Robin to an uninhabited area to film his movie. One by one, he throws bizarre alien creatures into the mix for the purposes of his film. But troubles start when the criminals escape and decide to use the alien's gadgets for themselves. Fortunately, the World's Finest team is able to capture the criminals, and a regretful alien promises to never mess with other people's destinies again.

Notes

Showcase volume credits Charles Paris for inks.

Show/hide 82. World's Finest Comics #109 (Superman and Batman) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

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

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye

Reprint history

From GCD
From World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #109
Show/hide 83. The Bewitched Batman (Superman and Batman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman and Batman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Dumpy Evans; Beetles Bragan; Fangan the Sorcerer

Credits

Script
Jerry Coleman
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye

Reprint history

Based on
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #109 (May 1960)
Also printed
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #15 ([October 1960?])
Printed in
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #15 ([October 1960?])
The Bewitched Batman
Also printed
United States
Batman Annual (DC, 1961 series) #5 (Summer 1963)
The Bewitched Batman
 
Australia
Giant Batman Album (Colour Comics, 1962 series) #5 ([June 1964?])
The Bewitched Batman
From GCD
From World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #109
 
from World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #109 (May 1960)

Synopsis

While in England attending a convention, Batman stumbles into an ancient cave's "booby trap" set up years before by a sorcerer named Fangan. Robin appeals to Superman for help, as Batman believes that if he doesn't carry out Fangan's commands, he will perish.

Show/hide 84. World's Finest Comics #110 (Superman and Batman) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

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

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff

Reprint history

From GCD
From World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #110
Show/hide 85. The Alien Who Doomed Robin (Superman and Batman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

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

Credits

Script
Jerry Coleman
Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff

Reprint history

First print
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #110 (June 1960)
The Alien Who Doomed Robin
Also printed
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #161 (October 1966)
The Alien Who Doomed Robin
 
Australia
Superman and Batman Album (Colour Comics, 1968 series) #2 ([April 1968?])
The Alien Who Doomed Robin
From GCD
From World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #110

Synopsis

An alien arrives on Earth and starts shrinking buildings and stealing them. He plans to enlarge them on his homeworld and create a tourist attraction in space. Superman, Batman and Robin must stop him and return the shrunken buildings to their proper locations.

Notes

Showcase volume credits Dick Sprang and Sheldon Moldoff for inks.

Show/hide 86. World's Finest Comics #111 (Superman and Batman) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

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

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff

Reprint history

From GCD
From World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #111
Show/hide 87. Superman's Secret Kingdom (Superman and Batman) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

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

Credits

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff

Reprint history

From GCD
From World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #111

Synopsis

The force of a volcanic eruption gives Superman amnesia. He finds himself in a forgotten Aztec city and becomes the king of the inhabitants. When Batman and Robin go in search of him, they find the criminal Floyd Frisby who tries to convince Superman that Batman and Robin are really criminals.

Notes

Showcase volume credits Dick Sprang and Sheldon Moldoff for inks.

Show/hide 88. Blank Page Comic story, 1 page

Notes

Inside back cover.

Show/hide 89. Untitled Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

Back cover promotional information.


Notes

Credits for the stories in this volume are taken from the credits stored in the Grand Comic Database for the original issues, which have been confirmed by some of the artists involved. These credits differ in places from the credits listed in the Showcase Presents volume. Where the credits differ, the credits listed in the Showcase Presents volume have been placed in the notes of each issue.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 38576

Entry created

  • 02/12/2010

Cover added

  • 02/12/2010

Index completed

  • 07/05/2011

Last updated

  • 07/05/2011