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 Superman, Batman, and Robin

Superman No. 76
May-June 1952
Cover: Superman and Batman rescuing Lois Lane //Wayne Boring
Story: “The Mightiest Team In the World” (12 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Edmond Hamilton
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: John Fischetti
Feature Character: Superman (last chronological appearance in flashback in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #94; next appears in SUPERMAN #78 (3))
GS: Batman, Robin (last chronological appearance for both in flashback in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #94; both next appear in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #71)
Supporting Characters: Lois Lane (last appearance in SUPERBOY #1; next appears in SUPERMAN #78 (3)), Commissioner James W. Gordon (of Earth-One; first appearance; last chronological appearance in flashback in DETECTIVE COMICS #234 / UNTOLD LEGEND OF THE BATMAN #2; next appears in DETECTIVE COMICS #215)
Villains: John Smilter, Gell (first and only appearance for both)
Comment: In this story, Robin states that he has living relatives “upstate”.
Synopsis: Superman and Batman are both on the trail of John Smilter, diamond smuggler, who has booked passage on the S.S. Varania.  Both Clark Kent and Bruce Wayne also travel on the ship, end up sharing a cabin, and, when an emergency breaks out, accidentally learn each other’s secret identities.  Working together, they capture Smilter, despite the added on-board presence of Lois Lane, who is trying to learn both their secret identities.

World’s Finest Comics No. 71
July-August 1954
Cover: Superman (as Batman) shielding Batman (as Superman) and Robin from crook’s machine-gun fire //
Story: “Batman--Double For Superman” (12 pages)
Editor: Jack Schiff
Writer: Alvin Schwartz
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Stan Kaye
Feature Characters: Superman (between SUPERMAN #90 / 91), Batman, Robin (last chronological appearance for both in BATMAN #101 (flashback))
Supporting Character: Lois Lane (last appearance in SUPERMAN #87; next appears in ACTION COMICS #195)
Cameo: Samson, Delilah (in a painting)
Villains: Shorty and other gangsters (first and only appearance of all)
Comment: This is the first Superman, Batman, and Robin story.
Synopsis: Crooks capture a piece of Kryptonite and intend to sell it to the highest bidder in gangland.  But Lois Lane has observed Clark Kent turning into Superman, so the Man of Steel appeals to his friends Batman and Robin for help.  To convince Lois her suspicions are wrong, Batman poses as Superman and Superman pretends to be Batman for the duration of the case--and Batman makes sure that Lois Lane sees “Superman” changing into his Bruce Wayne identity.

World’s Finest Comics No. 72
September-October 1954
Cover: Superman, Batman, and Robin storming Fort Crime
Story: “Fort Crime” (12 pages)
Editor: Jack Schiff
Writer: Alvin Schwartz
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Charles Paris
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #1; next appears in ACTION COMICS #197), Batman, Robin (both next appear in BATMAN #81)
Supporting Characters: Perry White, Lois Lane (last appearance for both in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #1; both next appear in ACTION COMICS #197)
Intro: Metropolis’s police commissioner
Villains: The Heavy Weapons Gang (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Batman and Robin trail the Heavy Weapons Gang, who employ military weapons in their thefts and hole up in an abandoned fort, and a captured Clark Kent gives them surreptitious super-aid.

World’s Finest Comics No. 73
November-December 1954
Cover: Batman as a swami, Robin, a woman, and Superman carrying a man and a girl
Story: “Batman and Superman, Swamis Inc.”  (12 pages)
Editor: Jack Schiff
Writer: Edmond Hamilton
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Stan Kaye
Feature Characters: Superman (between ACTION COMICS #198 / 199), Batman, Robin (both between DETECTIVE COMICS #213 / 215)
Supporting Characters: Lois Lane (between ACTION COMICS #198 / 199)
Intro: Paul James, a singer (only appearance for both)
Villains: The Swami and his gang (including Jeff; first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: To trap a Gotham gangster known as the Fang, Batman impersonates a fortune-telling Swami, and Superman makes sure the Swami’s “predictions” come true.

World’s Finest Comics No. 74
January-February 1955
Cover: Batman, Robin, and Superman seeing the Bat-Signal and Super-Signal
Story: “The Contest of Heroes” (10 pages)
Editor: Jack Schiff
Writer: Bill Finger
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Stan Kaye
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #200; next appears in SUPERMAN #95), Batman, Robin (last appearance for both in DETECTIVE COMICS #215)
Supporting Character: Lois Lane (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #200; next appears in SUPERMAN #95)
Intro: An alien creature (becomes “Super-Batman”; only appearance)
Villains: Various crooks (on Earth and the alien’s world; first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: An alien creature comes to Earth to “play”, but his incredible powers endanger Metropolis and Gotham City.  Superman and Batman set things to rights and, in honor of them, the alien returns to his homeworld and metamorphoses into the hybrid crimefighter, Super-Batman.

World’s Finest Comics No. 75
March-April 1955
Cover: Batman in wheelchair, watching Superman and Robin respond to Bat-Signal
Story: “Superman and Robin” (12 pages)
Editor: Jack Schiff
Writer: Bill Finger
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Stan Kaye
Feature Characters: Superman (between ACTION COMICS #202 / 203), Batman, Robin
Supporting Characters: Commissioner Gordon (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #215), Perry White (between ACTION COMICS #202 / 203)
Villains: The Purple Mask Mob (first and only appearance)
Comments: This story is cover-titled “The New Team of Superman and Robin”, which has been used by some sources as the official title.  The title on page 1 is “Superman, Batman, and Robin” with the Batman crossed out.
 This story contains a reference to an untold Batman case involving the Martier diamond robbery.
Synopsis: After Batman inhales a substance that can be poisonous if he is active for the next couple of days, Superman and Robin convince him that he has broken his leg.  But even though the Man of Steel and Boy Wonder team up to take on the Purple Mask Mob, it is Batman’s detective work that shows them where to go.

World’s Finest Comics No. 76
May-June 1955
Cover: Superman, Batman, and Robin performing acrobatic stunt
Story: “When Gotham City Challenged Metropolis” (12 pages)
Editor: Jack Schiff
Writer: Edmond Hamilton
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Stan Kaye
Feature Characters: Superman (between ACTION COMICS #204 / 205), Batman, Robin (both next appear in BATMAN #92)
Supporting Characters: Commissioner Gordon (next appears in BATMAN #92), Perry White, Lois Lane (last appearance for both in ACTION COMICS #204; both next appear in SUPERMAN #98)
Intro: Professor Vohr (only appearance)
Villains: Various crooks (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: This story reveals the existence of the rarely-used “S-Signal” atop a Metropolis building.
Synopsis: Gotham City and Metropolis compete to be the site of an electronics convention, with Superman and Batman seeing who can score the biggest number of exploits...but Batman takes the contest seriously when it is revealed that one of the inventions at the con could be deadly to Superman.

World’s Finest Comics No. 77
July-August 1955
Cover: Batman, Lois Lane, Robin, and Superman
Story: “The Super Bat-Man”
Editor: Jack Schiff
Writer: Edmond Hamilton
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Stan Kaye
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #206; next appears in SUPERMAN #99), Batman, Robin (last appearance for both in BATMAN #92)
Supporting Characters: Lois Lane (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #206; next appears in SUPERMAN #99), Commissioner Gordon, Alfred Pennyworth (last appearance for both in BATMAN #92; both next appear in DETECTIVE COMICS #225)
Villain: Professor Pender and his gang, various crooks (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: This is the first story in which Batman gains super-powers.
Synopsis: A criminal scientist creates a machine which can give an ordinary human super-powers for 24 hours.  Accidentally, Batman gains powers from an exposure to this machine, while Superman loses his temporarily thru exposure to Kryptonite dust.

World’s Finest Comics No. 78
September-October 1955
Cover: Superman, Batman, and Robin //Win Mortimer
Story: “When Superman’s Identity Is Exposed”
Editor: Jack Schiff
Writer:
Penciller: Dick Sprang
Inker: Charles Paris
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #208; next appears in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #8), Batman, Robin (both next appear in DETECTIVE COMICS #225)
Villains: The Varrel Mob (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Superman lures Batman out of Gotham City, where the Varrel Mob has set a deathtrap for him, by pretending someone in Metropolis has discovered the Man of Steel’s secret identity and Batman’s aid is required.  Batman eventually penetrates the ruse and helps Robin and Superman mop up the Varrel Mob.

World’s Finest Comics No. 79
November-December 1955
Cover: Superman carrying Batman and Robin on “flying carpet” over Baghdad //Win Mortimer
Story: “The Three Magicians of Baghdad” (13 pages)
Editor: Jack Schiff
Writer: Edmond Hamilton
Penciller: Dick Sprang
Inker: Stan Kaye
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #210; next appearance in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #9), Batman, Robin (last appearance for both in DETECTIVE COMICS #225; both next appear in BATMAN #96)
Intro: Aladdin (of Earth-One; next appears in RIP HUNTER, TIME MASTER #8), the Caliph (only appearance)
Supporting Characters: Prof. Carter Nichols (of Earth-One; first appearance; next appears in BATMAN #98), Lois Lane (between ACTION COMICS #210 / 211)
Villains: Abdullah and the Forty Thieves (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: When Dr. Carter Nichols cannot bring Batman and Robin back from Aladdin’s time, Superman crosses the time barrier to aid them.

World’s Finest Comics No. 80
January-February 1956
Cover: Superman serving as “bridge” to get engineer from burning train to Batman and Robin in Batmobile //Win Mortimer
Story: “The Super-Newspaper of Gotham City” (12 pages)
Editor: Jack Schiff
Writer: Edmond Hamilton
Penciller: Dick Sprang
Inker: Charles Paris
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #212; next appears in SUPERMAN #103), Batman, Robin (last apperarance for both in DETECTIVE COMICS #227; both next appear in BATMAN #97)
Supporting Characters: Lois Lane, Perry White (origin details revealed in this story; last appearance for both in ACTION COMICS #212; both next appear in SUPERMAN #103), Alfred Pennyworth (between DETECTIVE COMICS #226 / 228)
Intro: John Hall (publisher of the Gotham Gazette; only appearance?)
Villains: The Mole (Harrah; first appearance; next appears in BATMAN #340) and his gang (first and only appearance)
Comment: In this story, Perry White is revealed to have worked for the Gotham Gazette early in his career as a cub reporter.  Evidently, this happened before his work at the Daily Planet, as shown in ADVENTURE COMICS.
Synopsis: Superman, Batman, and Robin attempt to find the mysterious Mole plaguing Gotham City, while both Clark Kent and Bruce Wayne are dragooned into becoming reporters to save the failing Gotham Gazette.

World’s Finest Comics No. 81
March-April 1956
Cover: Ka Thar, Superman, Batman, and Robin
Story: “The True History of Superman and Batman” (12 pages)
Editor: Jack Schiff
Writer: Edmond Hamilton
Penciller: Dick Sprang
Inker: Stan Kaye
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #214; next appears in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #12), Batman, Robin (last appearance for both in DETECTIVE COMICS #229; both next appear in BATMAN #99)
Supporting Characters: Lois Lane, Perry White (last appearance for both in ACTION COMICS #214; both next appear in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #12)
Intro: Ka Thar (only appearance; a historian from 5956 A.D.)
Villains: Shark Slaney and his gang (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: A historian from the future comes back in time to show Superman, Batman, and Robin a book he has written about their exploits.  When they point out factual errors in his book, he forces them to redo their feats the way his book presented them, or face having their secret identities exposed.

World’s Finest Comics No. 82
May-June 1956
Cover: Superman, Batman, Robin, and the Man in the Iron Mask fighting palace guards //
Story: “The Three Super-Musketeers” (12 pages)
Editor: Jack Schiff
Writer:
Penciller: Dick Sprang
Inker: Stan Kaye
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #216; next appears in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #13), Batman, Robin (last appearance for both in DETECTIVE COMICS #231; both next appear in BATMAN #100)
Supporting Character: Dr. Carter Nichols (between BATMAN #99 / 102)
Intro: The Three Musketeers (Athos, Porthos, Aramis), D’Artagnan, the Man in the Iron Mask (Count Ferney), the king of France (of Earth-One; only appearance for all)
Villains: Bourdet and his men (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: This story brings the characters of Dumas’s The Three Musketeers into the Earth-One universe.
Synopsis: Superman, Batman, and Robin are sent back to 17th Century France to meet the Three Musketeers and learn the secret of the Man in the Iron Mask.

World’s Finest Comics No. 83
July-August 1956
Cover: Superman, Batman, Robin, and Mother Goose characters
Story: “The Case of the Mother Goose Mystery” (12 pages)
Editor: Jack Schiff
Writer: Bill Finger
Penciller: Dick Sprang
Inker: Stan Kaye
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #218; next appears in BATMAN #101), Batman, Robin (last appearance for both in DETECTIVE COMICS #233; both next appear in BATMAN #101)
Intro: R. Melville, John McKenna, his brother, and their nephew, Dr. King, “Mother Goose”, “Humpty Dumpty” (only appearance for all)
Villains: Jones, Foots Moley and his gang (first and only appearance for all)
Comments: Shortly after this story, Superman helps Batman preserve his secret identity in BATMAN #101 (3).
 This story is based on a sequence of the Batman Sunday syndicated newspaper strip.
Synopsis: Superman, Batman, and Robin encounter a man in a Humpty Dumpty costume who leads them into a strange escapade based on nursery rhymes.

World’s Finest Comics No. 84
September-October 1956
Cover: Batman, Robin, and Lois Lane looking at “missing” billboard of Superman
Story: “The Super-Mystery of Metropolis” (12 pages)
Editor: Jack Schiff
Writer: Edmond Hamilton
Penciller: Dick Sprang
Inker: Stan Kaye
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #220; next appears in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #16; also appears as Superboy in flashback, between ADVENTURE COMICS #228 / SUPERBOY #51), Batman (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #235; next appears in BATMAN #103; also appears in flashback as Bruce Wayne, between flashback in DETECTIVE COMICS #226 / ADVENTURE COMICS #275; origin details revealed in this story), Robin (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #235; next appears in BATMAN #103)
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent (in flashback; between ADVENTURE COMICS #228 / SUPERBOY #51), Dr. and Mrs. Philip Wayne (in flashback; last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #226; next appear in ADVENTURE COMICS #225) Perry White (between SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #15 / 16), Lois Lane (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #220; next appears in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #16)
Villains: Thad Linnis and his gang (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: This story contains a flashback to the first meeting of Superboy and Bruce Wayne, the future Batman.  They next meet in ADVENTURE COMICS #275.
Synopsis: Thad Linnis, a gangster, comes to Metropolis to blackmail Superman into leaving town.  When Batman and Robin finally track down the Man of Steel, Superman confesses that Thad Linnis came to Smallville with a boy accomplice years ago, and apparently learned the true identity of Superboy.  Batman confesses that he was the boy, in his teenage years as Bruce Wayne, but he was not an accomplice of Linnis.  Moreover, though he did learn Superboy’s secret identity, he destroyed evidence that would have given it away to Linnis.  After learning that, Superman returns to Metropolis and captures Linnis.

World’s Finest Comics No. 85
November-December 1956
Cover: Superman and Batman wooing Princess Varina
Story: “The Super-Rivals” (12 pages)
Editor: Jack Schiff
Writer: Edmond Hamilton
Penciller: Dick Sprang
Inker: Stan Kaye
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #222; next appears in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #17), Batman, Robin (last appearance for both in DETECTIVE COMICS #237; both next appear in BATMAN #104)
Supporting Characters: Lois Lane (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #222; next appears in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #17), Vicki Vale (last appearance in BATMAN #98; next appears in DETECTIVE COMICS #245), Commissioner Gordon (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #237; next appears in BATMAN #104)
Intro: Princess Varina, Captain Stefan, Count Zito (only appearance for all)
Villains: Pete Kaney and his gang (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Princess Varina of Balkania comes to Metropolis, and Superman and Batman pretend to be rivals for her hand to keep her from impulsively marrying Captain Stefan, a commoner, and thus plunging her country into anarchy.  But Vicki Vale and Lois Lane arrange for Stefan to be seen heroically rescuing the princess, and the marriage goes through with the nation’s approval.

World’s Finest Comics No. 86
January-February 1957
Cover: Superman shooting Batman into Robin’s plane on an arrow
Story: “The Super-Show of Gotham City” (12 pages)
Editor: Jack Schiff
Writer: Edmond Hamilton
Penciller: Dick Sprang
Inker: Stan Kaye
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #224; next appears in SUPERMAN #111), Batman, Robin (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #239; next appears in BATMAN #105)
Supporting Characters: Commissioner Gordon (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #239; next appears in BATMAN #105), Lois Lane (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #224;  next appears in SUPERMAN #111)
Villain: Henry Bartle (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Superman, Batman, and Robin agree to reenact their greatest feats for charity, but a hidden culprit sabotages the events.

World’s Finest Comics No. 87
March-April 1957
Cover: Super-powered Batman and Robin shielding Superman from lightning and a lion
Story: “The Reversed Heroes” (12 pages)
Editor: Jack Schiff
Writer: Bill Finger
Penciller: Dick Sprang
Inker: Ray Burnley
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #226; next appears in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #20), Batman, Robin (last appearance for both in DETECTIVE COMICS #241; both next appear in BATMAN #107)
Supporting Characters: Jor-El, Lara (in flashback; see Comment under MORE FUN COMICS #101 in Superboy index for chronology), Lois Lane (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #226; next appears in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #20), Perry White (between SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #19 / 20)
Villain: Elton Craig (first appearance; next appears in issue #90)
Synopsis: Jor-El devised pills that would restore Superman’s powers if he lost them on Earth, but was unable to place the box containing the pills in Kal-El’s rocket before he launched it.  Years later, the box, covered in Kryptonite, falls to Earth, where it is recovered by Elton Craig.  Craig takes one of the pills, gains super-powers, and weakens Superman with the Kryptonite.  Superman manages to recover and takes one of the pills, but the Kryptonite within it steals away his powers temporarily.  He is forced to contact Batman and Robin, who take Jor-El’s pills, gain super-powers, and finally capture Craig.

World’s Finest Comics No. 88
May-June 1957
Cover: Superman, Batman, Robin, Joker, and Lex Luthor //Dick Sprang
Story: “Superman’s and Batman’s Greatest Foes” (12 pages)
Editor: Jack Schiff
Writer: Edmond Hamilton
Penciller: Dick Sprang
Inker: Stan Kaye
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #228; next appears in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #21), Batman, Robin (last appearance for both in DETECTIVE COMICS #243; both next appear in BATMAN #108)
Supporting Characters: Perry White, Lois Lane (last appearance for both in ACTION COMICS #228; both next appear in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #21)
Intro: Mechano-Men (robots; only appearance)
Villains: Lex Luthor (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #226; next appears in SUPERMAN #117), the Joker (between BATMAN #97 / 110)
Synopsis: Lex Luthor and the Joker apparently go straight and open a supposedly legitimate business manufacturing industrial robots. But Batman and Superman suspect the pair have other objectives, despite their failure to prove so repeatedly.
 
World’s Finest Comics No. 89
July-August 1957
Cover: Batman, Robin, Superman, Musketeer, Gaucho, and Knight, and Lightning-Man on viewscreen
Story: “The Club of Heroes” (12 pages)
Editor: Jack Schiff
Writer: Edmond Hamilton
Penciller: Dick Sprang
Inker: Charles Paris
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in SHOWCASE #9; next appears in SUPERMAN #115), Batman, Robin (last appearance for both in DETECTIVE COMICS #245; both next appear in BATMAN #109)
Supporting Character: Commissioner Gordon (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #245; next appears in BATMAN #109)
GS: The Knight, the Squire, the Musketeer, the Gaucho, the Legionary (last appearance for all in DETECTIVE COMICS #215; no further appearances)
Intro: John Mayhew (only appearance)
Villains: Various crooks (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Metropolis millionaire John Mayhew builds a headquarters for a newly-founded Club of Heroes, whose membership is comprised of Superman, Batman, Robin, and international heroes such as the Knight and the Legionary.  Mayhew says that the deed for the club will go to the hero they choose as their leader.  Both Batman and Superman demur, but all agree that the hero who does the greatest deeds will become the club leader.  Soon afterwards, Superman seems to disappear, and his place is taken by a new masked hero, Lightning-Man.  Lightning-Man is finally chosen leader of the Club of Heroes.  Soon afterwards, Batman and Robin discover that Lightning-Man is Superman himself, rendered amnesiac by an orbiting chunk of Kryptonite.  When this is revealed to the club, they insist that Superman retain the leadership.

World’s Finest Comics No. 90
September-October 1957
Cover: Batwoman spying on Superman, Batman, and Robin in Bat-Cave
Story: “The Super-Batwoman” (12 pages)
Editor: Jack Schiff
Writer: Edmond Hamilton
Penciller: Dick Sprang
Inker: Charles Paris
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in SHOWCASE #10; next appears in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #24), Batman, Robin (last appearance for both in DETECTIVE COMICS #247; both next appear in BATMAN #111)
GS: Batwoman (last appearance in BATMAN #105; next appears in DETECTIVE COMICS #249), warden of Metropolis Prison
Supporting characters: Jor-El, Lara (in flashback; see Comment under MORE FUN COMICS #101 for chronology), Perry White, Lois Lane (last appearance for both in SHOWCASE #10; both next appear in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #24)
Villain: Elton Craig (last appearance in issue #87; last appearance)
Synopsis: To keep a last super-power pill out of Elton Craig’s hands, Batwoman takes the pill herself and gains super-powers.  She captures Craig, but Superman and Batman believe she is too inexperienced either to be an effective crime-fighter or to use her temporary super-powers properly.  Angered, Batwoman decides to try and learn the secret identities of Superman, Batman, and Robin.  She fails, but demonstrates her resourcefulness enough that Batman agrees she should continue in her crime-fighting career.

World’s Finest Comics No. 91
November-December 1957
Cover: Kamar and Lora looking at glass case holding hibernating Robin, Batman, and Superman
Story: “The Three Super-Sleepers” (12 pages)
Editor: Jack Schiff
Writer: Edmond Hamilton
Penciller: Dick Sprang
Inker: Stan Kaye
Feature Characters: Superman (last chronological appearance in ACTION COMICS #235 (flashback); next appears in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #25), Batman, Robin (last appearance for both in DETECTIVE COMICS #249; both next appear in BATMAN #112)
Supporting Characters: Perry White, Lois Lane (last appearance of both in ACTION COMICS #234; both next appear in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #25), Commissioner Gordon (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #249; next appearance in BATMAN #112)
Intro: Kamar, Lora (only appearance for both)
Villains: Rick Harben, Rohtul (a descendant of Lex Luthor) and his aide (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: The fact that Superman, Batman, and Robin remain in hibernation from 1957 to 2957 in this story would tend to rule against Superman having gone into hibernation from 1956 to 2956 in SUPERMAN #107, making that story most likely a dream sequence.  However, since Superman, Batman, and Robin are returned to 1957 a minute before Rick Harben can spring his trap, that relegates the 2957 A.D. shown in this story to an “alternative” future.
Synopsis: Convict Rick Harben traps Superman, Batman, and Robin in suspended animation for 1,000 years.  The three heroes are awakened in the year 2957 A.D., where they befriend the lovely scientist Lora and do battle with the evil Rohtul, descendant of Lex Luthor.  Afterwards, they are returned to their normal era a minute before Harben springs his trap, thus ensuring that they will not have to spend 1,000 years in hibernation.

World’s Finest Comics No. 92
January-February 1958
Cover: Superman, Skyboy, and Batman and Robin in Batmobile //Curt Swan /
Story: “The Boy From Outer Space” (12 pages)
Editor: Jack Schiff
Writer: Edmond Hamilton
Penciller: Dick Sprang
Inker: Charles Paris
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #236; next appears in SUPERMAN #119), Batman, Robin (last appearance for both in DETECTIVE COMICS #251; both next appear in BATMAN #113)
Intro: Skyboy (Tharn) and his father (only appearance for both)
Villains: Rawl and his gang (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: Part of this story takes place in Central City, though The Flash does not appear.
Synopsis: Superman saves an amnesiac boy from the wreckage of a spaceship, discovers the youth has super-powers, dubs him “Skyboy”, and makes him his partner.  But Batman and Robin fear that Skyboy may be behind a series of copper thefts.  As it turns out, the thefts are being carried out by a gang of thieves from Skyboy’s homeworld of Kormo, and, when the boy’s memory returns, he helps Superman, Batman, and Robin catch the thieves and then returns with them to his planet.

World’s Finest Comics No. 93
March-April 1958
Cover: Robin bossing Superman and Batman during attack on crooks in submarine
Story: “The Boss of Superman and Batman” (12 pages)
Editor: Jack Schiff
Writer:
Penciller: Dick Sprang
Inker: Stan Kaye
Feature Characters: Superman (last chronological appearance in SUPERMAN #130 (1) flashback; next appears in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #28), Batman, Robin (last appearance for both in DETECTIVE COMICS #253; both next appear in BATMAN #115)
Supporting Character: Lois Lane (between SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #27 / 28)
Intro: Dr. John Carr (only appearance)
Villain: Victor Danning and his gang (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: A scientist’s mind-amplifying device boosts the intellect of Robin and a criminal while dulling the minds of Superman and Batman.

World’s Finest Comics No. 94
May-June 1958
Cover: Crook shooting Kryptonite at Superman as Batman and Robin look on //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “The Origin of the Superman-Batman Team” (12 pages)
Editor: Jack Schiff
Writer: Edmond Hamilton
Penciller: Dick Sprang
Inker: Stan Kaye
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #240; next appears in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #29; also appears in flashback, between SUPERBOY #15 / SUPERMAN #76), Batman (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #255; next appears in BATMAN #116; also appears in flashback, between DETECTIVE COMICS #474 (flashback) / SUPERMAN #76), Robin (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #255;  next appears in BATMAN #116; also appears in flashback, between BATMAN #316 (flashback) / SUPERMAN #76)
Intro: Powerman (a robot; first and only appearance)
Villains: Lex Luthor (appears between ACTION COMICS #236 / 249), his hireling (first and only appearance), a gang of crooks (in flashback; first and only appearance)
Synopsis: When Lex Luthor breaks out of jail and threatens revenge on Superman, the Man of Steel spurns Batman’s and Robin’s offer of help in favor of a new masked partner of his named Powerman.  Rebuffed, the Dynamic Duo remember how they first met Superman, when a gang of crooks used a Kryptonite gun against him and Batman impersonated Superman in order to wrest the weapon away from them.  After that case, the threesome began a long-running partnership.  Batman and Robin nab Luthor and recover his Kryptonite before Superman can intervene.  Superman reveals that Powerman was only a robot, which he planned to use against Luthor rather than endanger Batman and Robin.

World’s Finest Comics No. 95
July-August 1958
Cover: Superman, Batman, and Robin //Curt Swan / Dick Sprang
Story: “The Battle of the Super-Heroes” (12 pages)
Editor: Jack Schiff
Writer: Dave Wood
Penciller: Dick Sprang
Inker: Ray Burnley
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #242; next appears in SUPERMAN #123), Batman, Robin (last appearance for both in DETECTIVE #257; both next appear in BATMAN #117)
Villains: Two Xlymians, two crooks (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: In order to settle a debate as to whether Superman or Batman is a greater crime-fighter, aliens from Xlym teleport both of them to their world, give Batman super-powers with a ray, subject both to a hate-ray to make them antagonistic to each other, subject both to an amnesia-ray to make them forget their visit to Xlym, and then teleport both back to Earth.  The newly super-powered Batman gets into a real rivalry with Superman until the effects of the rays wear off.

World’s Finest Comics No. 96
September 1958
Cover: Superman, Batman, and Robin trapped by alien //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “The Super-Foes From Planet X” (12 pages)
Editor: Jack Schiff
Writer: Edmond Hamilton
Penciller: Dick Sprang
Inker: Stan Kaye
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #244; next appears in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #32), Batman, Robin (last appearance for both in DETECTIVE COMICS #259; both next appear in BATMAN #119)
Intro: Aliens from Planet X (only appearance)
Synopsis: In order to learn how to fight their natural enemies when their survival skills have atrophied, aliens from another planet loose menaces from their planet on Earth and inform Superman, Batman, and Robin as to where to find them, and study their methods.

World’s Finest Comics No. 97
October 1958
Cover: Batman and Robin looking on as Superman breaks reporters into Bat-Cave
Story: “The Day Superman Betrayed Batman” (12 pages)
Editor: Jack Schiff
Writer: Bill Finger
Penciller: Dick Sprang
Inker: Charles Paris
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #253 (flashback); next appearance in SUPERMAN #125), Batman, Robin (both between DETECTIVE COMICS #260 / 261)
Supporting Characters: Lois Lane (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #253; next appears in SUPERMAN #125), Commissioner Gordon (last appearance in BATMAN #118; next appears in DETECTIVE COMICS #261)
Intro: Scott Forest, Billy Forest
Villain: The Condor (John Titus) and the Condor Gang (including Binky), Ace Logan (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: To capture a costumed crime-boss called the Condor and his gang, Superman, Batman, and Robin contrive a ruse involving a phony “predictor” machine, Superman assumes an identity as the machine’s creator, and Batman pretends to be secretly in league with a criminal.

World’s Finest Comics No. 98
December 1958
Cover: Moonman vs. Superman, Batman, and Robin //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye?
Story: “The Menace of the Moonman” (12 pages)
Editor: Jack Schiff
Writer: Bill Finger
Penciller: Dick Sprang
Inker: Stan Kaye
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #247; next appears in SUPERMAN #126), Batman (between DETECTIVE COMICS #262 / 263), Robin (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #262; next appears in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #6)
Villains: The Moonman (Brice Rogers; first appearance; next appears in issue #266), a gang of crooks (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: A Kryptonite-bearing comet’s radiation turns astronaut Brice Rogers into the super-powered villain, the Moonman, who provides plenty of opposition for Superman, Batman, and Robin.

World’s Finest Comics No. 99
February 1959
Cover: Superman, Batman, and Robin vs. robot
Story: “Batman’s Super-Spending Spree”
Editor: Jack Schiff
Writer:
Penciller: Dick Sprang
Inker: Charles Paris
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance, in flashback, in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #144; next appears in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #35), Batman, Robin (last appearance for both in flashback in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #144; both next appear in BATMAN #122)
Intro: Prof. Welkin, Larry Verril, Vincent Verril (only appearance for all)
Villain: Various crooks (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Batman is out to spend a million dollars in a short time on things that cannot make him any money, and Superman and Robin must find out why.

World’s Finest Comics No. 100
March 1959
Cover: Tiny Superman and Batman before normal-sized Robin
Story: “The Dictator of Krypton City” (12 pages)
Editor: Jack Schiff
Writer: Bill Finger
Penciller: Dick Sprang
Inker: Charles Paris
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #250; next appears in SUPERMAN #128), Batman, Robin (last appearance for both in DETECTIVE COMICS #265; both next appear in BATMAN #123)
GS: Kandorians (between ACTION COMICS #245 / 253)
Cameo: Brainiac (in flashback)
Villains: Lex Luthor (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #249; next appears, behind the scenes, in flashback in SUPERMAN #128 (2)) and his gang (first and only appearance)
Comment: Kandor is misidentified as “Krypton City” throughout this story.
Synopsis: Lex Luthor uses size-changing belts to allow him to penetrate and conquer Kandor, but Superman, Batman, and Robin use other belts to shrink themselves and combat him in the bottle city.

World’s Finest Comics No. 101
May 1959
Cover: Atom Master, Batman, Robin, and Superman //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “The Menace of the Atom Master” (12 pages)
Editor: Jack Schiff
Writer: Bill Finger
Penciller: Dick Sprang
Inker: Sheldon Moldoff
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in Supergirl story in ACTION COMICS #252; next appears in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #37), Batman, Robin (last appearance for both in DETECTIVE COMICS #267; both next appear in BATMAN #124)
Supporting Character: Lois Lane (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #252; next appears in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #37)
Villains: The Atom-Master (first appearance; next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #77) and his gang (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: The Atom-Master, a new super-villain, pulls off incredible crimes in Gotham City and Metropolis with a device that at first creates illusions and then creates solid objects to bedevil Superman, Batman, and Robin.

World’s Finest Comics No. 102
June 1959
Cover: Superman, Batman, and Robin vs. Caveman //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “The Caveman From Krypton” (12 pages)
Editor: Jack Schiff
Writer: Bill Finger
Penciller: Dick Sprang
Inker: Sheldon Moldoff
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in Supergirl story in ACTION COMICS #253; next appears in SUPERMAN #130), Batman, Robin (both between DETECTIVE COMICS #268 / 269)
Supporting Character: Perry White (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #253; next appears in SUPERMAN #130)
Villain: The Caveman from Krypton (first appearance; dies in this story), Jo-Jo Groff, Pete (first and only appearance for both)
Synopsis: When a Kryptonian caveman long held in suspended animation lands on Earth and awakens, he is exploited by a gangster and causes trouble for Superman, Batman, and Robin.

World’s Finest Comics No. 103
August 1959
Cover: Bork using sorceror’s prism against Superman, Batman, and Robin //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “The Secret of the Sorceror’s Treasure” (12 pages)
Editor: Jack Schiff
Writer: Bill Finger
Penciller: Dick Sprang
Inker: Sheldon Moldoff
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #255; next appears in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #39), Batman, Robin (last appearance for both in DETECTIVE COMICS #270; both next appear in BATMAN #126)
Villains: Atkins, Bork, bandits (in flashback; first and only appearance for all)
Intro: The sorceror’s treasures (next appear in SECRET SOCIETY OF SUPER-VILLAINS #?)
Synopsis: Superman, Batman and Robin become involved in a battle between two men for possession of four mystic artifacts.

World’s Finest Comics No. 104
September 1959
Cover: Batman, Robin, and Batwoman watching Lex Luthor disintegrate Superman
Story: “The Plot To Destroy Superman” (12 pages)
Editor: Jack Schiff
Writer: Bill Finger
Penciller: Dick Sprang
Inker:
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #256; next appears, in flashback, in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #9 / 97), Batman (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #271; next appears, in flashback, in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #9 / 97), Robin (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #271; next appears in BATMAN #127)
GS: Batwoman (between BATMAN #126 / 129)
Villains: Lex Luthor (between ACTION COMICS #254 / 257) and his gang (first and only appearance)
Comment: Shortly after this story Superman and Batman join with Aquaman, Flash, Wonder Woman, J’onn J’onzz, and Green Lantern to fight the Appelaxians and form the Justice League of America, as shown in flashback in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #9 and 97.
Synopsis: Lex Luthor attempts to steal futuristic inventions from a Gotham City exhibit, and Batman, Robin, Batwoman, and Superman band together to stop him.

World’s Finest Comics No. 105
November 1959
Cover: Khalex in Superman costume vs. Batman and Robin //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “The Alien Superman” (13 pages)
Editor: Jack Schiff
Writer: Bill Finger
Penciller: Dick Sprang
Inker:
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in Green Arrow story in ADVENTURE COMICS #266; next appears in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #41; also appears in flashback; see Superman’s Interim Appearances for chronology), Batman, Robin (both between DETECTIVE COMICS #272 / 273; both also appear in flashback)
Supporting Character: Perry White (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #13; next appears in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #41)
Villains: Khalex, Midge Martin and his gang (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: An alien super-criminal tries to trick Superman, Batman, and Robin into removing from Earth the only element that can weaken his powers.

World’s Finest Comics No. 106
December 1959
Cover: Superman, Batman, and Robin vs. The Duplicate Man
Story: “The Duplicate Man” (12 pages)
Editor: Jack Schiff
Writer: Bill Finger
Penciller: Dick Sprang
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #259; next appears in SUPERMAN #134), Batman, Robin (between DETECTIVE COMICS #274 / 275)
Supporting character: Perry White (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #41; next appears in SUPERMAN #134)
Villain: The Duplicate Man (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Superman, Batman, and Robin face a foe who can turn into two duplicates of himself.

World’s Finest Comics No. 107
February 1960
Cover: Superman, Batman, and Robin vs. an energy-creature //
Story: “The Secret of the Time Creature” (12 pages)
Editor: Jack Schiff
Writer: Bill Finger
Penciller: Dick Sprang
Inker:
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #28; next appears in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #43), Batman, Robin (last appearance for both in DETECTIVE COMICS #276; both next appear in BATMAN #130)
Supporting Characters: Perry White (last appearance in SUPERMAN #135; next appears in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #43), Dr. Carter Nichols (last appearance in BATMAN #127; next appears in DETECTIVE COMICS #295)
Intro: An alien race (in flashback), Marcus, a pharaoh (only appearance for all)
Villain: An energy-creature (first appearance; dies in this story)
Synopsis: To help Superman defeat a destructive energy-creature, Batman and Robin must go back in time to find a weapon hidden in ancient Egypt.

World’s Finest Comics No. 108
February 1960
Cover: Superman, Batman, Robin, and star-creatures
Story: “The Star Creatures”
Editor: Jack Schiff
Writer: Jerry Coleman
Penciller: Dick Sprang
Inker:
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #262; next appears in SUPERMAN #136), Batman, Robin (last appearance for both in DETECTIVE COMICS #277; both next appear in BATMAN #131)
Supporting Character: Commissioner Gordon (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #277; next appears in BATMAN #131)
Intro: An alien movie producer (only appearance)
Villains: Midge, Beaver (first and only appearance for both)
Synopsis: An alien movie producer creates phony menaces for Superman, Batman, and Robin to battle while he films the action, but two Earth crooks get control of his super-scientific gimmicks.

World’s Finest Comics No. 109
May 1960
Cover:   Robin watching Batman throw obelisk at Superman //
Story: “The Bewitched Batman” (12 pages)
Editor: Jack Schiff
Writer: Jerry Coleman
Penciller:
Inker:
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #264; next appears in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #45), Batman, Robin (last appearance for both in DETECTIVE COMICS #279; both next appear in BATMAN #132)
Villains: Fangan (in flashback), Dumpy Evans, Beetles Bragan (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Batman becomes enchanted by a sorceror’s spell, the conditions of which Superman and Robin must help him fulfill or see him die.

World’s Finest Comics No. 110
July 1960
Cover: Superman, Batman, and Robin vs. alien creature
Story: “The Alien Who Doomed Robin” (12 pages)
Editor: Jack Schiff
Writer: Jerry Coleman
Penciller: Dick Sprang
Inker:
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #30; next appears in SUPERMAN #138), Batman (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #280; next appears in SUPERMAN #138), Robin (between DETECTIVE COMICS #280 / 281)
Villain: An alien creature (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: A super-powered alien villain comes to Earth and captures part of Robin’s life-force, ensuring that, if Superman and Batman attack him, Robin will die.
 
World’s Finest Comics No. 111
August 1960
Cover: Superman as Inca ruler, Incas, Batman, and Robin
Story: “Superman’s Secret Kingdom” (13 pages)
Editor: Jack Schiff
Writer: Bill Finger
Penciller: Dick Sprang
Inker:
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #19; next appears in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #47), Batman, Robin (last appearance for both in DETECTIVE COMICS #282; both next appear in BATMAN #134)
Intro: An Inca tribe (only appearance)
Villain: Floyd Frisby (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Superman suffers amnesia after being caught in a volcanic eruption and thinks he is a chief of a lost tribe of Inca Indians.  Batman and Robin attempt to restore his memory, but their efforts are complicated by the presence of gangster Floyd Frisby.

World’s Finest Comics No. 112
September 1960
Cover: Superman’s pet, Superman, Batman, and Robin //Jim Mooney
Story: “The Menace of Superman’s Pet” (12 pages)
Editor: Jack Schiff
Writer: Jerry Coleman
Penciller: Dick Sprang
Inker:
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in Supergirl story in ACTION COMICS #268; next appears in SUPERMAN #140), Batman, Robin (last appearance for both in DETECTIVE COMICS #283; both next appear in BATMAN #135)
Intro: Superman’s pet (dies in this story)
Villains: The Wreckers (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Superman acquires a strange “pet” from outer space, which expands greatly in size and power when it becomes angered.  It causes problems for him when he, Batman, and Robin battle a gang called The Wreckers, but heroically sacrifices itself for him when he is endangered by Kryptonite.

World’s Finest Comics No. 113
November 1960
Cover: Superman, Batman, Robin, Bat-Mite, and Mr. Mxyzptlk //
Story: “Bat-Mite Meets Mr. Mxyzptlk” (13 pages)
Editor: Jack Schiff
Writer: Jerry Coleman
Penciller: Dick Sprang
Inker:
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in Supergirl story in ACTION COMICS #270; next appears in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #49), Batman, Robin (last appearance for both in ACTION COMICS #270; both next appear in BATMAN #136)
GS: Bat-Mite (between BATMAN #133 / 136)
Villains: Mr. Mxyzptlk (last appearance in SUPERMAN #135; next appears in ACTION COMICS #273), the Crime Robot and its two operators (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Bat-Mite and Mr. Mxyzptlk both appear to play pranks on Superman, Batman, and Robin, and get into a practical joke competiton with each other.

World’s Finest Comics No. 114
December 1960
Cover: Superman seeing Batman and Robin in space globes
Story: “Captives of the Space Globes” (13 pages)
Editor: Jack Schiff
Writer: Jerry Coleman
Penciller: Dick Sprang
Inker: Charles Paris
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in Supergirl story in ACTION COMICS #271; next appears in SUPERMAN #142), Batman (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #286; next appears in SUPERMAN #142), Robin (between DETECTIVE COMICS #286 / 287)
Intro: Alba, Zoronites (only appearance for all)
Villain: Chorn, Baxians (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: An alien abducts Batman and Robin in hopes of getting the aid of Superman against oppressors of his people, but finds that the Man of Steel is powerless and that the Dynamic Duo have super-powers.

World’s Finest Comics No. 115
February 1961
Cover: Batman and Robin watching Superman boil river waters with his heat-vision //Jim Mooney
Story: “The Curse That Doomed Superman” (13 pages)
Editor: Jack Schiff
Writer:
Penciller: Dick Sprang
Inker:
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in Supergirl story in ACTION COMICS #273; next appears in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #51), Batman, Robin (last appearance for both in DETECTIVE COMICS #288; both next appear in BATMAN #138)
Villain: Omir and his gang (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Superman appears to go crazy from a Swami’s curse, but Batman and Robin prove the Swami is a faker and his “curse” is powered by Red Kryptonite.

World’s Finest Comics No. 116
March 1961
Cover: Superman, Batman, and Robin vs. transformed Vince Collins
Story: “The Creature From Beyond” (13 pages)
Editor: Jack Schiff
Writer: Jerry Coleman
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker:
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in Supergirl story in ACTION COMICS #274; next appears in SUPERMAN #144), Batman, Robin (last appearance for both in DETECTIVE COMICS #289; both next appear in BATMAN #139)
Supporting Character: Commissioner Gordon (between BATMAN #138 / 139)
Cameo: Paul Bunyan (as a statue)
Villains: Vance Collins, the Jackson Mob (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Superman, Batman and Robin must deal with an ex-con who is inexplicably transformed into a super-powered alien based on a movie character.

World’s Finest Comics No. 117
May 1961
Cover: Superman, Batman, Batwoman, Robin, and Golanth //Curt Swan / George Klein
Story: “The Super-Batwoman and the Super-Creature” (13 pages)
Editor: Jack Schiff
Writer:
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Sheldon Moldoff
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in Supergirl story in ACTION COMICS #276; next appears in BATMAN #140), Batman, Robin (last appearance for  both in DETECTIVE COMICS #291; both next appear in BATMAN #140)
GS: Batwoman (last appearance in BATMAN #139; next appears in DETECTIVE COMICS #292)
Villains: Lex Luthor (last appearance in SUPERMAN #144; next appears in ACTION COMICS #277) and his gang, Golanth (first appearance; dies in this story)
Synopsis: A device Lex Luthor creates to give a monstrous creature super-powers also empowers Batwoman by accident, but puts her under his control when she is near his creature--and turns her against Superman, Batman, and Robin.

World’s Finest Comics No. 118
June 1961
Cover: Superman, Batman, Robin, and a skran
Story: “The Creature That Was Exchanged For Superman” (13 pages)
Editor: Jack Schiff
Writer: Jerry Coleman
Penciller: Wayne Boring
Inker:
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #292; next appears in SUPERMAN #146), Batman, Robin (both between DETECTIVE COMICS #292 / 293)
Intro: Xeronians, skrans (only appearance for all)
Villains: Vathgar and his gang (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: A criminal from the world of Vathgar teleports Superman to his world in exchange for a skran creature, by which he hopes to conquer his own planet.  Batman and Robin try to deal with the Skran, which is becoming invulnerable by consuming iron ore.

World’s Finest Comics No. 119
August 1961
Cover: Superman robot, Batman, Robin, and Tigerman vs. Purple Legion
Story: “Secret of Tigerman” (13 pages)
Editor: Jack Schiff
Writer: Jerry Coleman
Penciller: Dick Sprang
Inker:
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #27; next appears in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #55), Batman, Robin (last appearance for both in DETECTIVE COMICS #294; both next appear in BATMAN #142)
GS: A Superman robot
Villains: General Grambly, the Purple Legion (including Privates W and R, Captain C, and a Colonel; first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: To trap the criminal military strategist General Grambly and his Purple Legion, Superman pretends to be Tigerman, a bungling new partner of Superman, Batman, and Robin, while one of his Superman robots stands in for him.
 
World’s Finest Comics No. 120
September 1961
Cover: Superman, Batman, and Robin //Curt Swan / Sheldon Moldoff
Story: “Challenge of the Faceless Creatures” (13 pages)
Editor: Jack Schiff
Writer: Jerry Coleman
Penciller: Jim Mooney
Inker: Sheldon Moldoff
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #280; next appears in SUPERMAN #148), Batman, Robin (last appearance for both in DETECTIVE COMICS #295; both next appear in BATMAN #143)
Villains: Three magical beings (first and only appearance)

World’s Finest Comics No. 121
November 1961
Cover: Distored Batman emerging from mirror, Robin, and Superman //Jim Mooney
Story: “The Mirror Batman” (13 pages)
Editor: Jack Schiff
Writer: Jerry Coleman
Penciller: Jim Mooney
Inker:
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #282; next appears in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #57), Batman, Robin (last appearance for both in DETECTIVE COMICS #297; both next appear in BATMAN #144)
Intro: An alien from another dimension (only appearance)
Villains: Xanu, a gang of crooks (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: When Batman steps through a mirror, Robin and Superman see him emerge later in distorted fashion and possessing incredible powers.

World’s Finest Comics No. 122
December 1961
Cover: Batman and Robin handing over Kryptonite-bound Superman to Klor //Jim Mooney
Story: “The Capture of Superman” (13 pages)
Editor: Jack Schiff
Writer: Jerry Coleman
Artist: Jim Mooney
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #283; next appears in SUPERMAN #150), Batman, Robin (last appearance for both in DETECTIVE COMICS #298; both next appear in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #58)
Cameo: The Joker (on a card), Green Arrow (as a statue)
Intro: Belvosians (only appearance)
Villain: Klor (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: An alien villain named Klor frames Superman for crimes Klor himself has committed on the world of Belvos, and gets Batman and Robin to help bring Superman in.

World’s Finest Comics No. 123
February 1962
Cover: Bat-Mite, Mr. Mxyzptlk, Batman, Robin, Superman, and creature //Jim Mooney
Story: “The Incredible Team of Bat-Mite and Mr. Mxyzptlk” (13 pages)
Editor: Jack Schiff
Writer: Jerry Coleman
Penciller: Dick Sprang
Inker:
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #285; next appears in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #59), Batman, Robin (last appearance for both in DETECTIVE COMICS #300; both next appear in BATMAN #146)
GS: Bat-Mite (between BATMAN #144 / 146)
Villains: Mr. Mxyzptlk (last appearance in Supergirl story in ACTION COMICS #283; next appears in SUPERMAN #154), a gang of crooks (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Mr. Mxyzptlk and Bat-Mite both visit Superman, Batman, and Robin together, and find out that when they use their powers in concert, the result is something more than they can handle.

World’s Finest Comics No. 124
March 1962
Cover: Batman, Robin, and Superman vs. Logi and Quisto //Curt Swan /
Story: “The Mystery of the Alien Super-Boy” (13 pages)
Editor: Jack Schiff
Writer: Jerry Coleman
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: George Klein
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #59; next appears in SUPERMAN #152), Batman, Robin (both between DETECTIVE COMICS #301 / 302)
Intro: Logi, Quisto (his pet; only appearance for both)
Villains: Hroguth, Sklur, Hansh (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Logi, a super-powered youth from Durim, comes to Earth to find his arch-enemies, who have found an element there that can strip his powers.  Superman, Batman, and Robin lend him a hand against his foes.

World’s Finest Comics No. 125
May 1962
Cover: Superman, Batman, and Robin vs. Jundy in helicopter //Jim Mooney
Story: “The Hostages On the Island of Doom” (13 pages)
Editor: Jack Schiff
Writer: Jerry Coleman
Penciller: Jim Mooney
Inker:
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #288; next appears in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #61), Batman, Robin (last appearance for both in DETECTIVE COMICS #303; both next appear in BATMAN #148)
Intro: Mantolians (only appearance)
Villain: Jundy (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: A villain named Jundy captures Batman and Robin and uses them as hostages to force Superman to retrieve the components of the Sorceror’s Sceptre for him.

World’s Finest Comics No. 126
June 1962
Cover: Lex Luthor and Negative Superman vs. Superman, Batman, and Robin //Jim Mooney
Story: “The Negative Superman” (13 pages)
Editor: Jack Schiff
Writer: France Herron
Artist: Jim Mooney
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in Supergirl story in ACTION COMICS #289; next appears in SUPERMAN #154), Batman, Robin (between DETECTIVE COMICS #304 / 305)
Villains: Lex Luthor (last appearance in Supergirl story in ACTION COMICS #286; next appears in SUPERMAN #154), his gang, various crooks (first and only appearance for all), the Negative Superman (first appearance; destroyed in this story)
Synopsis: Lex Luthor creates a negative double of Superman as dedicated to crime as Superman is to justice, and Superman, Batman, and Robin have their hands full stopping him.

World’s Finest Comics No. 127
August 1962
Cover: Superman, Batman, and Robin vs. Zerno and his creatures //Jim Mooney
Story: “The Sorceror From the Stars” (13 pages)
Editor: Jack Schiff
Writer: Jerry Coleman
Artist: Jim Mooney
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #291; next appears in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #63), Batman, Robin (last appearance for both in DETECTIVE COMICS #306; both next appear in BATMAN #150)
Supporting Character: Commissioner Gordon (between BATMAN #149 / 150)
Villains: Zerno, Sborg (first and only appearance for both)
Synopsis: Zerno, a sorceror from another planet, lands on Earth to steal minerals valuable on his homeworld, and defies Superman, Batman, and Robin till they discover his secret weakness.

World’s Finest Comics No. 128
September 1962
Cover: Distorted Batman, Superman, and Robin //Jim Mooney
Story: “The Power That Transformed Batman” (13 pages)
Editor: Jack Schiff
Writer: Jerry Coleman
Artist: Jim Mooney
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #292; next appears in SUPERMAN #156), Batman, Robin (last appearance for both in DETECTIVE COMICS #307; both next appear in SUPERMAN #156)
Villains: Moose Morans, Silky Steve, Sparkles Garnet and their gangs (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Superman’s susceptibility to Kryptonite is transferred to Batman as a result of a Red Kryptonite exposure, and Batman’s body is distored by Red K effects.

World’s Finest Comics No. 129
November 1962
Cover: Joker and Lex Luthor vs. Superman, Batman, and Robin //Jim Mooney
Story: “Joker-Luthor, Incorporated” (13 pages)
Editor: Jack Schiff
Writer: Dave Wood
Artist: Jim Mooney
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #36 (1); next appears in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #65), Batman, Robin (last appearance for both in DETECTIVE COMICS #309; both next appear in BATMAN #152)
Supporting Character: Lois Lane (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #36 (1); next appears in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #65)
Intro: Hilton Webb (only appearance)
Villains: Lex Luthor (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #294; next appears in Supergirl story in ACTION COMICS #295), the Joker (between BATMAN #148 / 152)
Synopsis: Lex Luthor and the Joker combine forces again, strike at a clock fair, and defy Superman, Batman, and Robin with a weapon that converts Superman into a “de-atomized” state.

World’s Finest Comics No. 130
December 1962
Cover: Superman, Batman, and Robin vs. a krell //Jim Mooney
Story: “Riddle of the Four Planets” (13 pages)
Editor: Jack Schiff
Writer: Jerry Coleman
Artitst: Jim Mooney
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #295; next appears in SUPERMAN #158), Batman, Robin (both between DETECTIVE COMICS #310 / 311)
Intro: Yagor, Shbao, Forpo, Indal, Thrikor (only appearance for all)
Synopsis: In order to stop a star-shaped creature from destroying the Earth, Superman must voyage to four planets in search of an antidote, and Batman and Robin must join a travelling circus in space.
 
World’s Finest Comics No. 131
February 1963
Cover: Robin, Batman, and Superman vs. Crimson Avenger of Earth-One and the Octopus Gang //Jim Mooney
Story: “The Mystery of the Crimson Avenger” (13 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Bill Finger
Penciller: Dick Sprang
Inker:
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #297; next appears in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #67), Batman, Robin (last appearance of both in DETECTIVE COMICS #312; both next appear in BATMAN #154)
Intro: The Crimson Avenger (of Earth-One; Albert Elwood; not to be confused with the Earth-Two hero introduced in DETECTIVE COMICS #17; only appearance)
Villains: The Octopus and the Octopus Gang (including Joe; first and only appearance for all; probably not the same as the Octopus Gang in ACTION COMICS #361)
Comment: The Crimson Avenger says that he has “taken the name of a former lawman”, but does not specify whether there was actually an earlier Crimson Avenger on Earth-One, or if he just copied the name of a hero featured in Earth-One’s Detective Comics.
Synopsis: Superman’s, Batman’s, and Robin’s running battle with the Octopus Gang is fouled up by a would-be costumed hero, the Crimson Avenger, and his crime-fighting inventions.

World’s Finest Comics No. 132
March 1963
Cover: Batman and Robin catapulting Kryptonite rock at Superman //Jim Mooney
Story: “Batman and Robin, Medieval Bandits” (13 pages)
Editor: Jack Schiff
Writer:
Penciller: Jim Mooney
Inker:
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in Supergirl story in ACTION COMICS #298; next appears in SUPERMAN #160), Batman, Robin (both between DETECTIVE COMICS #313 / 314)
Supporting Characters: Lois Lane (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #298; next appears in SUPERMAN #160), Dr. Carter Nichols (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #295; next appears in issue #135), Commissioner Gordon (between DETECTIVE COMICS #313 / 314)
Villains: Denny Kale, Shorty Biggs (first and only appearance for both)
Synopsis: Gangsters Denny Kale and Shorty Biggs unmask Batman and Robin, impersonate them, and are sent back to Renaissance Italy, where they set a deathtrap for Superman.

World’s Finest Comics No. 133
May 1963
Cover: Supernatural beast vs. Batman, Robin, and Superman //Jim Mooney
Story: “The Beasts of the Supernatural” (13 pages)
Editor: Jack Schiff
Writer: Bill Finger
Artist: Jim Mooney
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #300; next appears in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #69), Batman, Robin (last appearance for both in DETECTIVE COMICS #315; both next appear in BATMAN #156)
Intro: Jazub (in flashback), Dr. Paul Bowles, Norah Carter (only appearance for all)
Villains: Dr.Gault, various supernatural creatures (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Dr. Gault, a sorcery-obsessed scientist, brings supernatural creatures who were banished in ancient times by the wizard Jazub back to Earth, hoping to kill the man who is engaged to a woman Gault loves. But Superman, Batman, and Robin interfere with his plans.

World’s Finest Comics No. 134
June 1963
Cover: Superman, Batman, and Robin vs. The Band of Super-Villains //Jim Mooney
Story: “The Band of Super-Villains” (15 pages)
Editor: Jack Schiff
Writer: Bill Finger
Artist: Jack Schiff
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN #157 (3); next appears in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #42), Batman, Robin (both between DETECTIVE COMICS #316 / 317)
GA: Ace (Bat-Hound; between BATMAN #152 / DETECTIVE COMICS #318)
Supporting Characters: Lois Lane, Perry White, Jimmy Olsen (last appearance for all in SUPERMAN #157 (3); all next appear in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #42), Alfred Pennyworth (between BATMAN #156 / 157)
Villains: The Band of Super-Villains (Astro, the Merman, and the Third Super-Villain; first and only appearance for all), an alien (first appearance; dies in this story)
Synopsis: Superman, Batman, Robin, and a host of other people (including Lois Lane) are trapped within a force-bubble at Science Island, and are seemingly at the mercy of three super-villains who raid the island.

World’s Finest Comics No. 135
August 1963
Cover: Future Man vs. Superman, Batman, and Robin //Jim Mooney
Story: “Menace of the Future Man” (15 pages)
Editor: Jack Schiff
Writer: Bill Finger
Penciller: Dick Sprang
Inker:
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #303; next appears in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #71), Batman, Robin (last appearance for both in DETECTIVE COMICS #318; both next appear in BATMAN #158)
Supporting Characters: Dr. Carter Nichols (appears between issues #132 / 138), Alfred Pennyworth (last appearance in BATMAN #157; next appears in DETECTIVE COMICS #320)
GS: Thor (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #55; next appears in CAPTAIN ACTION #1), Superman, Batman, and Robin robots (all three destroyed in this story)
Intro: Jon Durr (only appearance)
Villain: Future Man (Rak Durr; first and only appearance)
Comment: This story takes place on June 8, 1963, with the other-time portions occurring on April 12, 2084 and March 6, 522.
Synopsis: Superman, Batman, and Robin battle a villain from the future who seeks to fuse Kryptonite from the 20th Century with the material from the hammer of Thor into a super-weapon.

World’s Finest Comics No. 136
September 1963
Cover: Batman being unmasked by Superman and Robin of a parallel Earth, while Lois Lane and Commissioner Gordon of the parallel Earth look on //Jim Mooney
Story: “The Batman Nobody Remembered” (15 pages)
Editor: Jack Schiff
Writer: Bill Finger
Artist: Jim Mooney
Feature Characters: Batman, Robin (both between DETECTIVE COMICS #319 / 320)
GA: Batwoman (between DETECTIVE COMICS #318 / 321)
Supporting Characters: Vicki Vale, Comissioner Gordon (last appearance for both in BATMAN #157; both next appear in DETECTIVE COMICS #320)
Intro: Superman (Bruce Wayne), Robin (Dick Greyson), Alfred Pennyworth, the Joker (Freddy Forbes), Commissioner Gordon, and Lois Lane of a parallel universe (only appearance for all)
Villains: The Red Raven Gang (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Batman is thrown into a parallel universe by a lightning strike, in which Superman is secretly Bruce Wayne, Robin is Superman’s ward, and Batman never existed.

World’s Finest Comics No. 137
November 1963
Cover: Batman, Robin, and Lex Luthor watching Superman robot rob armored truck //Jim Mooney
Story: “Superman’s Secret Master” (16 pages)
Editor: Jack Schiff
Writer: Bill Finger
Artist: Jim Mooney
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in Supergirl story in ACTION COMICS #306; next appears in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #73), Batman, Robin (last appearance for both in DETECTIVE COMICS #321; both next appear in BATMAN #160)
Supporting Characters: Lois Lane (between ACTION COMICS #306 / 307), Perry White (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #306; next appears in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #73)
GA: Mayor of Metropolis
Villains: Lex Luthor (last appearance in SUPERMAN #164; next appears in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #74), aliens (first and only appearance), a Superman robot (first appearance; destroyed in this story)
Synopsis: Lex Luthor joins with a band of aliens in a scheme to make it seem as though Superman is going periodically berserk in search of silver.  Batman and Robin help try to crack the case.

World’s Finest Comics No. 138
December 1963
Cover: Batman, Superman, and Robin as cavemen, other cavemen, and aliens //Jim Mooney
Story: “The Secret of the Captive Cavemen” (15 pages)
Editor: Jack Schiff
Writer: Bill Finger
Artist: Jim Mooney
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #307; next appears in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #74), Batman, Robin (both between DETECTIVE COMICS #322 / 323)
Supporting Characters: Dr. Carter Nichols (last appearance in issue #135; next appears in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #171)
Villains: General Grote and other aliens (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Superman, Batman, and Robin disguise themselves as cavemen to foil alien invaders’ plot to use primitive Earthmen to mine a substance that could help them conquer Earth.

World’s Finest Comics No. 139
February 1964
Cover: Robin, Batman (as Superman), and Superman (as Batman’s ghost) //Jim Mooney
Story: “The Ghost of Batman” (15 pages)
Editor: Jack Schiff
Writer: Dave Wood
Artist: Jim Mooney
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #25; next appears in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #75 (2)), Batman, Robin (last appearance for both in DETECTIVE COMICS #324; both next appear in BATMAN #162)
GS: Batwoman (between BATMAN #159 / 162)
Supporting Character: Alfred Pennyworth (between BATMAN #159 / 162)
Villain: The Sphinx Gang (including Al Regan and Ned Garver; first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Superman substitutes for Batman on a case, takes a dynamite blast in front of witnesses, and has to masquerade as Batman’s “ghost” while Batman disguises himself as “Superman” and both, with Robin, track down the Sphinx Gang.

World’s Finest Comics No. 140
March 1964
Cover: Batman, Robin, Superman, and Clayface turning into Superman //Jim Mooney
Story: “The Clayface Superman” (15 pages)
Editor: Jack Schiff
Writer: Dave Wood
Artist: Jim Mooney
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #310; next appears in SUPERMAN #168), Batman, Robin (last appearance for both in DETECTIVE COMICS #325; both next appear in ACTION COMICS #309)
Supporting Character: Commissioner Gordon (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #325; next appears in BATMAN #163)
Intro: K. A. King, mayor of Gotham City (only appearance for both)
Villain: Clayface (last appearance in BATMAN #159; next appears in issue #144)
Synopsis: Matt Hagen becomes Clayface again, turns into a duplicate of Superman, and uses his powers to battle Batman, Robin, and the real Superman.

World’s Finest Comics No. 141
May 1964
Cover: Superman and Batman at Robin’s and Jimmy Olsen’s “graves”, with Robin and Jimmy Olsen shaking hands behind them //Curt Swan / George Klein
Story: “The Olsen-Robin Team Versus ‘the Superman-Batman Team’” (Part 1; 8 pages)
 Part 2: “The Vengeance of Superman and Batman” (9 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Edmond Hamilton
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: George Klein
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #312; next appears in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #77), Batman, Robin (last appearance for both in DETECTIVE COMICS #327; both next appear in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #54)
Supporting Characters: Jimmy Olsen (forms the “Olsen-Robin Team” with Robin in this story; last appearance in ACTION COMICS #312; next appears in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #77), Lois Lane, Perry White (both between ACTION COMICS #312 / 313), Professor Potter (between SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #44 / 50)
Cameo appearances: Supergirl, Titano, Jimmy Olsen Fan Club (in flashbacks)
Intro: Dr. Carl Linden (only appearance), the Eyrie (the Olsen-Robin team’s headquarters)
Villains: Marl and other crooks (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: After Jimmy Olsen and Robin overhear invisible raiders plotting to kidnap them and hold them hostage against reprisals by Superman and Batman, they form an Olsen-Robin team, fake their deaths, and set Superman and Batman on the trail of the crooks.

World’s Finest Comics No. 142
June 1964
Cover: Composite Superman, Superman, Batman, and Robin //Curt Swan / George Klein
Story: “The Composite Superman” (Part 1; 9 pages)
 Part 2: “The Battle Between Titans” (9 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Edmond Hamilton
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: George Klein
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #313), Batman (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #328; next appears in ACTION COMICS #314), Robin (between DETECTIVE COMICS #328 / 329)
GA: Brainiac 5 (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #320; next appears in flashback in issue #168), Sun Boy, Saturn Girl, Mon-El (all appear between ADVENTURE COMICS #320 / 321; all four appear as the Legion of Super-Heroes, in flashback)
Supporting Characters: Commissioner Gordon (between DETECTIVE COMICS #328 / 329), Jimmy Olsen (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #313; next appears in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #78), Lois Lane (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #313; next appears in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #50)
Cameo appearances: Element Lad, Lightning Lad, Ultra Boy, Triplicate Girl, Bouncing Boy, Elastic Lad, Chameleon Boy, Colossal Boy, Shrinking Violet, Supergirl, Phantom Girl, Invisible Kid, Light Lass, Cosmic Boy, Matter-Eater Lad, Star Boy (as statuettes)
Villains: The Composite Superman (Joe Meach; first appearance; next appears in issue #168)
Synopsis: Joe Meach, caretaker at the Superman Museum, gains the powers of all the Legion of Super-Heroes when a lightning bolt strikes their statuettes and releases their energies into his body.  He uses Chameleon Boy’s disguise power to transform himself into the Composite Superman, forces Superman, Batman, and Robin to take him on as a partner, outdoes them at crime-fighting, and seeks to end their careers as heroes.

World’s Finest Comics No. 143
August 1964
Cover: Superman and Batman duelling with swords and shields while Flamebird (Jimmy Olsen), Robin, and Kandorians watch //Curt Swan / George Klein
Story: “The Feud Between Superman and Batman” (Part 1; 9 pages)
 Part 2: “The Manhunters From Earth” (9 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Edmond Hamilton
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Sheldon Moldoff
Feature Characters: Superman (also appears as Nightwing in this story; last appearance in SUPERMAN #171; next appears in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #79), Batman, Robin (last appearance for both in DETECTIVE COMICS #330; both next appear in BATMAN #166)
Supporting Characters: Jimmy Olsen (appears as Flamebird in this story; last appearance in SUPERMAN #171; next appears in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #79), Nor-Kann (appears between SUPERMAN #167 / 172)
GS: Kandorians (between ACTION COMICS #313 / 314), Nighthound (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S PAL; JIMMY OLSEN #69; last appearance)
GA: Bat-Hound (last appearance in BATMAN #162; last appearance)
Intro: Than-Ar (only appearance)
Villains: Jhan-Ar and other Metalloids, a gang of crooks (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: After Batman is wounded on a case with Superman and Batman, he falls victim to feelings of inferiority and wants to break up their partnership.  To convince him otherwise, Superman and Jimmy Olsen take Batman and Robin to Kandor, where Superman has no powers, and stage a menace of attacking metallic marauders--which abruptly becomes real.

World’s Finest Comics No. 144
September 1964
Cover: Superman and Batman vs. Clayface and Brainiac //Curt Swan / George Klein
Story: “The 1,000 Tricks of Clayface and Brainiac” (Part 1; 9 pages)
 Part 2: “The Helpless Partners” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Edmond Hamilton
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: George Klein
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #316; next appears in SUPERMAN #172), Batman, Robin (both between DETECTIVE COMICS #331 / 332)
Supporting Character: Jimmy Olsen (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #79; next appears in SUPERMAN #172; learns Batman’s and Robin’s secret identities in this story)
Villains: Brainiac (between SUPERMAN #169 / 172), Clayface (last appearance in issue #140; next appears in ACTION COMICS #443), various convicts (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Jimmy Olsen becomes impregnated by small Kryptonite particles, so Batman offers to let Jimmy become his partner and trade Robin to Superman until they can defeat Brainiac and Clayface, who are both on the loose.

World’s Finest Comics No. 145
November 1964
Cover: Batman torturing caged Superman with electro-whip while Electric Man and Balloon Man look on //Curt Swan / George Klein
Story: “Prison For Heroes” (Part 1; 8 pages)
 Part 2: “The Revenge of Superman” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Edmond Hamilton
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: George Klein
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in AQUAMAN #18; next appears in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #81), Batman (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #333; next appears in BATMAN #168)
Supporting Characters: Lois Lane (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #53; next appears in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #81), Jimmy Olsen (last appearance in SUPERMAN #173; next appears in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #81)
Intro: Electric Man (not to be confused with Aquaman’s villain), Balloon Man, the Freezer, the Flame, and other super-heroes (only appearance for all)
Villain: Waraj, King of Vor, and other Vorians (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Aliens trick Superman into imprisonment with other heroes on a prison world under a red-sun filter, and hypnotize Batman into becoming their sadistic jailer.

World’s Finest Comics No. 146
December 1964
Cover: Batman and Superman looking at two photos of young Bruce Wayne as “Bruce-El” //Curt Swan / George Klein
Story: “Batman, Son of Krypton” (Part 1; 8 pages)
 Part 2: “The Destroyer of Krypton” (9 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Edmond Hamilton
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: George Klein
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #319; next appears in SUPERMAN #174), Batman (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #334; next appears in SUPERMAN #174; also appears as young Bruce Wayne in flashback; see Batman index for chronology; origin details revealed), Robin (between DETECTIVE COMICS #334 / 335)
GA: Supergirl (between ACTION COMICS #319 / 320), Kandorians
Supporting Characters: Jor-El, Lara (in flashback; see Comment under MORE FUN COMICS #101 for chronology)
Intro: Thal-Arn (in flashback), Dr. Thomas Ellison (only appearance for both)
Cameo appearance: Zinn-Zal (a Kryptonian hero; first and only appearance; as a statue)
Villains: Jax-Ur, Prof. Vakox (both between ACTION COMICS #310 / 321 (Supergirl story))
Comment: This story features the first appearance of the Kryptoniad, the epic poem of the civilizing of Krypton, of the Red Tower, the Kryptonopolis capitol building, and of the Three Sisters of Krypton, three synchronized fire-geysers.
Synopsis: When Batman remembers bits and pieces of Kryptonian culture and history and comes upon pictures of himself as a child apparently demonstrating super-powers, he is convinced that he may be another refugee of Krypton, whose powers were stolen by a Gold Kryptonite exposure.  But he and Superman learn that his memories come from his association with Dr. Thomas Ellison, a scientist whose powerful telescope had enabled him to view Kryptonian life, who attempted unsuccessfully to thwart the explosion of Krypton with a ray, and who posed young Bruce Wayne, whom he baby-sat and taught Kryptonian lore, in photos that made him appear to have the powers of a Kryptonian native on Earth.

World’s Finest Comics No. 147
February 1965
Cover: Superman and Batman using ray-treatment on Robin and Jimmy Olsen //Curt Swan / George Klein
Story: “The New Terrific Team” (Part 1; 8 pages)
 Part 2: “The Doom of Jimmy Olsen and Robin” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Edmond Hamilton
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: George Klein
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #321; next appears in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #83), Batman, Robin (last appearance for both in DETECTIVE COMICS #336; both next appear in BATMAN #170)
Supporting Character: Jimmy Olsen (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #321; next appears in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #83)
Intro: The Eyrie (headquarters of the Olsen-Robin team)
Villains: Space-jewels, the Animator and his gang (first and only appearance for all)
Comments: This story contains references to several untold adventures of Superman, Batman, Robin, and Jimmy Olsen, including one which involved monster puppets and another against Brainiac.
 The name of the town Surf City in this story is possibly inspired by the Jan and Dean song of the same name.  (Ironically, Jan and Dean went on to record the album Jan and Dean Meet Batman in 1966.)
Synopsis: Under the influence of a pair of living jewels, Robin and Jimmy Olsen declare their independence from Superman and Batman and begin working as a team of their own.

World’s Finest Comics No. 148
March 1965
Cover: Criminal Batman and Superman vs. police //Curt Swan / George Klein
Story: “Superman and Batman--Outlaws”
 Part 1: “The Evil Superman and Batman” (8 pages)
 Part 2: “The Incredible New Super-Team” (9 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Edmond Hamilton
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: George Klein
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #322; next appears in SUPERMAN #176), Batman (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #337; next appears in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #59), Dick Grayson (does not appear as Robin; between DETECTIVE COMICS #337 / 338)
Supporting Character: Jimmy Olsen (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #322; next appears in SUPERMAN #176)
Intro: Lex Luthor, Clayface, and Jimmy Olsen of a parallel Earth (only appearance for both), Jor-El of a parallel Krypton (voice only heard; in flashback; first appearance; dies in this story)
Villains: Thomas Wayne, Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent, Superman, Batman, and Robin of a parallel Earth (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: A scientist’s device throws Superman and Batman into a parallel world, where they must aid a heroic Luthor and Clayface team against an evil Superman and Batman.

World’s Finest Comics No. 149
May 1965
Cover: Batman and Robin using brainwashing device to cleanse Superman’s mind of their secret identities //Curt Swan / George Klein
Story: “The Game of Secret Identities” (Part 1; 9 pages)
 Part 2: “The Super-Detective” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Edmond Hamilton
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: George Klein
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in Supergirl story in ACTION COMICS #324; next appears in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #85), Batman, Robin (last appearance for both in DETECTIVE COMICS #339; both next appear in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #60; all three also appear in flashbacks; see Superman’s Interim Appearances for chronology)
GA: Kandorians
Cameo appearances: Composite Superman, Metalloids (in flashback)
Villain: Brainiac (in flashback; last appearance in ACTION COMICS #318; next appears in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #86)
Synopsis: Superman, worried that his secret identity might be detectable, erases the memory of his secret identity from Batman’s and Robin’s minds and challenges them to discover it.  They do, but when they erase their secret identities from Superman’s mind, he is unable to ferret out the information until they secretly give him a helping hand.

World’s Finest Comics No. 150
June 1965
Cover: Superman throwing darts at balloons with faces of Commissioner Gordon, Lois Lane, Robin, Jimmy Olsen, Pete Ross, Batman, Perry White, and Supergirl, while chained and gagged Batman looks on //Curt Swan / George Klein
Story: “The Super-Gamble With Doom” (8 pages)
 Part 2: “The Duel of the Super-Gamblers” (9 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Edmond Hamilton
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: George Klein
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #325; next appears in SUPERMAN #178), Batman, Robin (both between DETECTIVE COMICS #340 / 341)
Intro: Carson, Lurala (only appearance for both)
Villains: Rokk, Sorban (last appearance for both in SUPERMAN #171; both next appear in THE FLASH #175), Hargo, Venturans (Zarn named in this story; first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Superman and Batman must go to Ventura, the Gamblers’ Planet, where they play a deadly game with Rokk and Sorban for the fate of the Earth.

World’s Finest Comics No. 151
August 1965
Cover: Caveman Superman and hyper-evolved Batman with train //Curt Swan / George Klein
Story: “The Infinite Evolutions of Superman and Batman” (Part 1; 8 pages)
 Part 2: “The Caveman Superman Versus the Future Batman” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Edmond Hamilton
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: George Klein
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #59; next appears in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #86 (3)), Batman, Robin (last appearance for both in DETECTIVE COMICS #342; both next appear in BATMAN #174)
Supporting Characters: Lois Lane (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #59; next appears in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #87), Jimmy Olsen, Perry White (last appearance for both in SUPERMAN #179; both next appear in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #86 (3))
Intro: Ral-Than (in flashback; only appearance)
Synopsis: The evolutionary ray of a deceased Kryptonian scientist turns Batman into a hyper-evolved, arrogant man of the future, and Superman into a slow-witted caveman.

World’s Finest Comics No. 152
September 1965
Cover: Bat-Mite and Mr. Mxyptlk (as Force Boy and Speed Kid) vs. Superman, Batman, and Robin //Curt Swan / George Klein
Story: “The Colossal Kids” (Part 1; 9 pages)
 Part 2: “The Magic of Bat-Mite and Mr. Mxyzptlk” (7 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Edmond Hamilton
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: George Klein
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #328; next appears in SUPERMAN #180), Batman, Robin (both between DETECTIVE COMICS #343 / 344)
GS: Bat-Mite (last appearance in BATMAN #161; next appears in issue #169)
Supporting Characters: Jimmy Olsen, Lois Lane (last appearance for both in ACTION COMICS #328; both next appear in SUPERMAN #180), Perry White (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #87; next appears in SUPERMAN #180)
GA: Kandorians
Intro: Lar-Thal (only appearance)
Villain: Mr. Mxyzptlk (last appearance in SUPERMAN #174; next appears in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #61)
Synopsis: To settle a bet that Batman will not be able to find them out, Bat-Mite and Mr. Mxyzptlk disguise themselves as “Force Boy” and “Speed Kid” and bedevil Superman, Batman, and Robin with their powers.

World’s Finest Comics No. 155
February 1966
Cover: Superman, Robin, and Batman being knocked down by Nightman //Curt Swan / George Klein
Story: “Exit Batman--Enter Nightman”
 Part 1: “The 1,000th Exploit of Superman and Batman” (7 pages)
 Part 2: “The Incredible Identity of Nightman” (11 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writers: Edmond Hamilton, E. Nelson Bridwell
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: George Klein
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #42; next appears in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #91), Batman, Robin (last appearance for both in DETECTIVE COMICS #348; both next appear in BATMAN #179)
GS: Batman robot
Supporting Characters: Perry White (last appearance in SUPERMAN #182; next appears in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #62), Jimmy Olsen (last appearance in SUPERMAN #184; next appears in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #91), Commissioner Gordon (between BATMAN #178 / 179)
Intro: Head of Scotland Yard, Ace Lanner, Emilio Ruyez, Jay Lonn (only appearance for all)
Villains: Various crooks (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: This story represents Superman’s and Batman’s 1,000th case together, which probably includes all their missions with the Justice League of America as well.
Synopsis: As a challenge to Batman’s detective ability, Superman hypnotizes his friend into assuming the secret identity of Nightman at certain times, and then challenges him to discover Nightman’s secret identity.

World’s Finest Comics No. 156
March 1966
Cover: Bizarro-Batman and Bizarro No. 1 breaking Joker out of jail //Curt Swan / George Klein
Story: “The Federation of Bizarro Idiots” (Part 1; 8 pages)
 Part 2: “I Was an Idiot For the F.B.I.”  (10 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Edmond Hamilton, E. Nelson Bridwell
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: George Klein
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #335; next appears in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #63; also appears in flashback; see Superman’s Interim Appearances for chronology), Batman (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #349; next appears in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #92; also appears in flashback; see Batman Index for chronology), Robin (between DETECTIVE COMICS #349 / 350; also appears in flashback; see Batman Index for chronology)
Supporting Characters: Jimmy Olsen, Lois Lane (last appearance for both in ACTION COMICS #335; both next appear in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #63), Vicki Vale (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #320; next appears in BATMAN FAMILY #11 as Vicki Vale Powers), Bizarro-Perry White (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #87; last appearance)
GS: Bizarro No. 1 (last appearance in SUPERMAN #179; next appears in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #74), Bizarros (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #87; next appear in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #74; including Bizarro-Lois Lanes, a Bizarro-Jimmy Olsen, and a Bizarro-Junior)
Intro: Bizarro-Batman (next appears in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #74)
Villain: The Joker (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #341; next appears in issue #159; also appears in flashback, chronologically between UNTOLD LEGEND OF THE BATMAN #2 /  BATMAN #97)
Synopsis: Bizarro No. 1 creates a Bizarro-Batman and both come to Earth to “fill in”--disastrously--for an absent Batman and Robin.

World’s Finest Comics No. 158
June 1966
Cover: Superman and Batman vs. giant super-villain //Curt Swan / George Klein
Story: “The Invulnerable Super-Enemy”
 Part 1: “The Three Bottles of Danger” (8 pages)
 Part 2: “Brainiac and the Bottled Brigands” (9 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Edmond Hamilton
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: George Klein
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #45; next appears in SUPERMAN #188), Batman, Robin (last appearance of both in DETECTIVE COMICS #352; both next appear in BATMAN #182)
Supporting Character: Jimmy Olsen (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #93; next appears in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #66)
Intro: Brainiac A (only appearance)
Villains: Kryptonian criminals, four super-villains, aliens (first and only appearance for all), Computer Lords of Colu, Brainiac (all in flashback; between flashbacks in SUPERMAN #167)
Synopsis: Jimmy Olsen and Robin are trapped within one of three bottle-sized cities of criminals shrunken by Brainiac A, a law-abiding version of Brainiac, and Superman and Batman must learn which bottle contains them.

World’s Finest Comics No. 159
August 1966
Cover: Superman vs. Anti-Superman, Batman vs. Anti-Batman //Curt Swan / George Klein
Story: “The Cape and Cowl Crooks” (Part 1; 10 pages)
 Part 2: “Trail of the Copy-Cat Crooks” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Edmond Hamilton
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: George Klein
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in Supergirl story in ACTION COMICS #340; next appears in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #96), Batman, Robin (last appearance for both in DETECTIVE COMICS #354; both next appear in BATMAN #184)
Supporting Characters: Perry White (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #340; next appears in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #96; becomes “Anti-Superman” in this one story only), Commissioner Gordon (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #354; next appears in BATMAN #184; becomes “Anti-Batman” in this one story only), Sgt. O’Hara (first appearance; as a voice only; next appears in DETECTIVE COMICS #470), Jimmy Olsen (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #67; next appears in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #96), Lois Lane (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #340; next appears in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #96)
GA: Kandorians
Villains: The Joker (origin of the Earth-One character revealed; last appearance in issue #156; next appears in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #68), the Penguin (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #40; next appears in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #68), the Toyman (last appearance in SUPERMAN #182; next appears in ACTION COMICS #432), the Prankster (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #9; next appears in SUPERMAN #298)
Comment: Even though only his voice is heard on the phone, this is the first appearance of Sgt. O’Hara, a character from the Batman TV show, in comics.
Synopsis: A gas from an overturned bottle in the Fortress of Solitude turns the visiting Commissioner Gordon and Perry White into evildoers.  They rejuvenate themselves with a special serum, charge Perry’s body with super-energy, and oppose their former friends Superman and Batman as Anti-Superman and Anti-Batman.

World’s Finest Comics No. 160
September 1966
Cover: Dr. Zodiac and crooks, Superman, Batman, and Robin //Curt Swan / George Klein
Story: “The Fatal Forecasts of Dr. Zodiac” (Part 1; 8 pages)
 Part 2: “The Unholy Horoscopes” (10 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Leo Dorfman
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: George Klein
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #341; next appears in SUPERMAN #190), Batman (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #355; next appears in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #68), Robin (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #355; next appears in TEEN TITANS #5)
Supporting Characters: Commissioner Gordon (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #355; next appears in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #68), Jimmy Olsen Fan Club (between SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #94 / 112), Perry White (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #341; next appears in SUPERMAN #190)
Intro: A Superman android, a Batman android (only appearance of both)
Villains: Dr. Zodiac (Cash Carrigan; next appears in issue #268), Honey Combs, various crooks (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: In the letters column of this issue, Batman’s IQ is given as 192.
Synopsis: Dr. Zodiac, an ex-carnival mystic and gangster, uses a book of horoscopes to help pull spectacular crimes, but it’s all a ploy of Superman’s and Batman’s to lure them and other big-time gangsters into a trap.
 
World’s Finest Comics No. 162
November 1966
Cover:  Jousting Master vs. Batman and Superman //Curt Swan / George Klein
Story: “Pawns of the Jousting Master” (Part 1; 8 pages)
 Part 2: “The Capture of Camelot” (9 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Jim Shooter?
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: George Klein
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #343; next appears in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #98), Batman (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #357; next appears in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #69)
Intro: King Arthur, Sir Gawain, Sir Lancelot, Merlin, Sir Kay, Sir Bors, Sir Galahad, Bohart (of an alternate past; only appearance; see Comment below)
Villains: Jousting Master and alien duplicates of King Arthur, Sir Gawain, Sir Galahad, Sir Bors, Merlin, Sir Kay, and Bohart (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: Since the King Arthur and Round Table Knights in this story exhibit super-powers, which no other depiction of King Arthur and his knights in the DC universe are portrayed with, Superman and Batman probably go to the past of a parallel Earth in this story.
Synopsis: The Jousting Master, who claims to be Sir Lancelot of the Round Table, brings Superman and Batman back to Camelot with him to help him defeat what he claims are alien duplicates of King Arthur and his knights.  But the two heroes soon learn that they have helped the duplicates triumph over the originals.

World’s Finest Comics No. 163
December 1966
Cover: Superman vs. Batman with net and trident, as Jemphis and other villains look on //Curt Swan / George Klein
Story: “The Duel of the Super-Duo” (Part 1; 9 pages)
 Part 2: “The Super-Combat” (9 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Jim Shooter
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: George Klein
Feature Characters: Superman, Batman (last appearance for both in ACTION COMICS #344; both next appear in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #70)
Intro: Zardin the Boy Marvel, Dr. Chill, Aeroman, Windlass, Serpento (alien super-heroes; only appearance for all)
Villains: Jemphis, other super-villains, two crooks (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Batman and Superman are taken to another planet for a “super-hero convention” by an alien named Jemphis, but they discover too late that their host is a super-villain who intends to turn them against each other hypnotically in gladiatorial combat.

World’s Finest Comics No. 164
February 1967
Cover: Robin trying to stop Superman and Batman from using ray-guns on Genia //Curt Swan / George Klein
Story: “Brainiac’s Super Brain-Child” (Part 1; 8 pages)
 Part 2: “The Broken Code” (11 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Leo Dorfman
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: George Klein
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in Supergirl story in ACTION COMICS #346; next appears in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #100), Batman, Robin (last appearance for both in DETECTIVE COMICS #360; both next appearance in BATMAN #190)
GA: Kandorians
Intro: Superman robot, Batman robot (both destroyed in this story), Madam Tru, Ali Zaffra
Villains: Brainiac (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #342; next appears in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #116), Genia (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Brainiac creates a female computer-being, Genia, to help him defeat Superman, Batman, and Robin and steal five Earth cities.

World’s Finest Comics No. 165
March 1967
Cover: Superman and Batman in crowns, dividing an Earth globe with a sword //Curt Swan / George Klein
Story: “The Crown of Crime” (7 pages)
 Part 2: “The King Is Dead--Long Live--Which King?”  (10 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Bill Finger
Artist: Al Plastino
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #348; next appears in SUPERMAN #195), Batman (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #361; next appears in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #71), Robin (between DETECTIVE COMICS #361 / 362)
Villains: King Wolff (first appearance; dies in this story), Crusher Kopek, Stony Snyder, Mitch Grinnel, and their gang (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Superman and Batman must deal with “King” Wolff, a ganglord who is dying from radiation exposure and has three of his underbosses competing for his “throne”.

World’s Finest Comics No. 168
August 1967
Cover: Composite Superman as Batman, Superman, and Robin vs. Bruce Wayne, Clark Kent, and Dick Grayson //Curt Swan / George Klein
Story: “The Return of the Composite Superman” (17 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: George Klein
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN #199; next appears in ACTION COMICS #351), Batman, Robin (last appearance for both in SUPERMAN #199; both next appear in BATMAN #195)
GA: Legion of Super-Heroes (as adults;  Brainiac 5 (last chronological appearance in BOOSTER GOLD #9; next appears in SUPERMAN #213), Cosmic Man (last chronological appearance in SUPERMAN #155; last chronological appearance), Saturn Woman (last appearance in SUPERMAN #165; last chronological appearance))
Supporting Characters: Harriet Cooper (between DETECTIVE COMICS #364 / 373), Alfred Pennyworth (between DETECTIVE COMICS #365 / 366)
Cameo appearances: Lex Luthor, the Joker, Brainiac, Penguin, Riddler, Chameleon Boy, Saturn Girl, Element Lad, Light Lass, Ultra Boy, Triplicate Girl, Elastic Lad, Bouncing Boy, Invisible Kid, Sun Boy, Phantom Girl, Colossal Boy, Shrinking Violet, Lightning Lad, Mon-El, Matter-Eater Lad
Villains: The Composite Superman (last appearance in issue #142; dies in this story), Vyl (first appearance; dies in this story), Xan (first appearance; next appears in issue #283, as Composite Superman II)
Synopsis: An alien foe of Superman’s and Batman’s turns Joe Meach once again into the Composite Superman, and sets him against the World’s Finest team.

World’s Finest Comics No. 169
Sept. 1967
Cover:  Superman and Batman fixing flat on Batmobile, Supergirl and Batgirl watching //Curt Swan / George Klein
Story:  "The Supergirl-Batgirl Plot"  (9 pages)
 Part II:  "Clash of the Super-Teams"  (9 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Cary Bates
Penciller:  Curt Swan
Inker:  George Klein
Feature Characters:  Superman (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #354; next appears in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #76), Batman (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #367; next appears in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #74), Robin (between DETECTIVE COMICS #367 / 368)
GS:  Supergirl (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #359; next appears in ACTION COMICS #356), Batgirl (between DETECTIVE COMICS #363 / 369)
Supporting Characters:  Perry White (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #359; next appears in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #106), Jimmy Olsen (between SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #105 / 106)
Cameo: Black Flame, Catwoman (as identities for Mr. Mxyzptlk and Bat-Mite)
Villains:  Mr. Mxyzptlk (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #73; next appears in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #114), Bat-Mite (last appearance in issue #152; next appears in DETECTIVE COMICS #482), Briggs and other crooks (first and only appearance for all)
Comment:  This is the first meeting of Supergirl and Batgirl.
Synopsis:  Batman, Robin, and Superman are beset by "Batgirl" and "Supergirl", who undercut them as crime-fighters, steal Superman's powers, make Batman susceptible to cowardice, and
steal the Fortress of Solitude and everything in the Batcave.  Finally, the two "villainesses" challenge Superman and Batman to a showdown fight.  The heroes are victorious and unmask
"Supergirl" as "Black Flame" and "Batgirl" as "Catwoman".  But the real Supergirl and Batgirl show up shortly afterward, having been caught and replaced by the two phonies, who are really Mr. Mxyzptlk and Bat-Mite.  The two imps have been making a wager that Batman would fall into their trap, and Bat-Mite tricks Mxyzptlk into saying his name backwards and vanishing.  Bat-Mite then disappears himself.

World’s Finest Comics No. 171
November 1967
Cover: Superman and Batman burning lists (two vignettes) //Curt Swan / George Klein
Story: “The Executioner’s List” (18 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Leo Dorfman
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: George Klein
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #57; next appears in THE FLASH #107), Batman (last appearance in BATMAN #196; next appears in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #75), Robin (last appearance in BATMAN #196; next appears in DETECTIVE COMICS #369)
Supporting Characters: Perry White (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #79; next appears in ACTION COMICS #355; also appears in flashback, between flashback in SUPERMAN #142 (2) / ADVENTURE COMICS #120), Lois Lane (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #79; next appears in SUPERMAN #204), Alfred Pennyworth (between DETECTIVE COMICS #368 / 369)
Intro: Mark Dolan, Chauncey Belmont, Rick Crane (only appearance for all)
Villains: Victor Stark, Swifty Sloane (first and only appearance for both)
Synopsis: Victor Stark, a Korean War traitor who escaped execution by accident, comes back to try to murder the members of his firing squad, and their commander, Perry White, but Batman, Robin, and Superman thwart his plans.

World’s Finest Comics No. 173
February 1968
Cover: Robin watching Batman become Two-Face and Superman becoming Kralik //Curt Swan / George Klein
Story: “The Jekyll-Hyde Heroes” (18 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Jim Shooter
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Jack Abel
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #359; next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #61; also appears in flashback; see Superman’s Interim Appearances for chronology), Batman, Robin (last appearance for both in DETECTIVE COMICS #372; both next appear in BATMAN #200)
Supporting Characters: Jimmy Olsen, Lois Lane (both between ACTION COMICS #359 / 361)
Cameo appearances: Catwoman, Joker, Lex Luthor, Brainiac, Parasite, Toyman, Prankster (as statues)
Intro: The Puzzler (of Earth-One; as a statue; first actual appearance in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #115)
Villains: Kralik (in flashback), Dr. Arron, a gang of crooks (first and only appearance for all), Two-Face (of Earth-One; Harvey Dent; first appearance; as a statue and behind the scenes; first actual appearance in BATMAN #234)
Synopsis: Dr. Arron, a criminal chemist, perfects a formula that turns Batman and Superman into their most feared foes, Two-Face and Kralik the Conqueror.

World’s Finest Comics No. 174
March 1968
Cover: Batman and Superman androids begging for execution //Neal Adams
Story: “Secret of the Double Death-Wish” (Part 1; 9 pages)
 Part 2: “The Cape-and-Cowl Crack-Up” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Jack Abel
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #361; next appears in SUPERMAN #205), Batman (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #373; next appears in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #77), Dick Grayson (Robin; between DETECTIVE COMICS #373 / 374)
Supporting Character: Alfred Pennyworth (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #373; next appears in BATMAN #201)
Intro: A Superman android and a Batman android (both deactivated in this story)
Cameo appearances: Lex Luthor, Toyman, Brainiac, Prankster
Synopsis: Superman and Batman test out android doubles of themselves, but find that they do not pass muster.

World’s Finest Comics No. 175
May 1968
Cover: Superman and Batman Revenge Squad members about to crush Superman and Batman statuettes //Neal Adams
Story: “The Superman-Batman Revenge Squads” (Part 1; 8 pages)
 Part 2: “To the Victor Comes Death” (9 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Leo Dorfman
Artist: Neal Adams
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #83; next appears in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #111), Batman (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #375; next appears in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #78), Robin (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #375; next appears in BATMAN #202)
GA: The Flash (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #62; next appears in THE FLASH #180)
Supporting Characters: Jimmy Olsen (between SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #110 / 111), Commissioner Gordon (last appearance in BATMAN #201; next appears in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #78)
Intro: Officer Lewis (only appearance)
Villains: Superman Revenge Squad (last appearance in SUPERMAN #198; next appear, in flashback, in ACTION COMICS #367), Batman Revenge Squad (including Cash Carew, Barney the Blast, and the Flamethrower; first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Superman and Jimmy Olsen square off against Batman and Robin in an annual duel of wits competition, while the Superman Revenge Squad and the brand-new Batman Revenge Squad intend to use the contest to wipe both teams out.

World’s Finest Comics No. 176
June 1968
Cover:  Heads of Batman, Superman, Supergirl, and Batgirl, silhouette of Ronald Jason  //Neal Adams
Story:  "The Superman-Batman Split"  (9 pages)
 Part II:  "A Tale of 3 Teams"  (9 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Cary Bates
Artist:  Neal Adams
Feature Characters:  Superman (between JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #63 / 240), Batman (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #376; next chronological appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #240),  Robin (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #376; next appears in TEEN TITANS #16)
GS:  Supergirl (between Supergirl stories in ACTION COMICS #364 / 365), Batgirl (last appearance in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #78; next appears in DETECTIVE COMICS #384)
Supporting Characters: Jimmy Olsen (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #111; next chronological appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #240), Commissioner Gordon (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #376; next appears in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #79), students at Stanhope University
Intro:  Roland Jason and Desmond Jason (latter in flashback; both die in this story)
Cameo:  Ulysses S. Grant (as a statue)
Comment:  Robin appears in this issue just after a Teen Titans mission, possibly an untold story.
Synopsis:  Superman and Batman are separately contacted by what appear to be two aliens.  One,   Dur, masquerades as actor Roland Jason, and claims to be the ruler of an alien world seeking
Superman's help in eluding political assassins.  The other, Tiron,  purports to be a lawman chasing Dur, whom he tells Batman is a criminal.  Batman contacts Supergirl to help him against Superman.  Superman counters by enlisting Batgirl as his aide.  On a monitor in their Aerie, Jimmy Olsen and Robin discover the truth about the aliens, but are rendered unconscious with a gas pellet.  After the heroes and heroines battle, the "alien" collapses and reveals he was only one man, Ronald Jason, pretending to be both aliens.  Jason confesses that his brother had discovered
Batman's and Superman's double identities through voice prints, but his brother was killed shortly afterward by radiation exposure, which has also doomed Jason.  The actor hoped to go out
in his finest performance, deceiving the four heroes.  After Jason dies, Superman tells the others that he had discovered the impersonation already, but played along to make him happy, told Batman the truth, and gave Robin and Jimmy the knockout gas to keep them out of action.

World’s Finest Comics No. 177
August 1968
Cover: Lex Luthor and the Joker shooting at each other as Superman and Batman cheer them on //Ross Andru / Mike Esposito
Story: “Duel of the Crime Kings” (Part 1; 7 pages)
 Part 2: “The Traitor, the Liar, and the Genius” (11 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Jim Shooter
Penciller: Ross Andru
Inker: Mike Esposito
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in Supergirl story in ACTION COMICS #368; next appears in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #114), Batman (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #366; next appears in BATMAN #204), Robin (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #365; next appears in BATMAN #204)
Intro: Baron Von Munchausen (Hieronymus Karl Friedrich Von Munchausen of Earth-One; only appearance), Leonardo Da Vinci (of Earth-One; only appearance?)
Villains: Lex Luthor (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #365; next appears in SUPERMAN #213), the Joker (last appearance in BATMAN #201; next appears in DETECTIVE COMICS #388), Benedict Arnold (of Earth-One; next appears in BATMAN FAMILY #1)
Synopsis: Lex Luthor and the Joker break jail, and use a time machine to bring Benedict Arnold, Leonardo Da Vinci, and Baron Von Munchausen to their era for help in pulling off crimes.

World’s Finest Comics No. 181
December 1968
Cover: Superman and Batman fleeing Kralc and tigers //Carmine Infantino (layout) and Irv Novick?
Story: “The Hunter and the Hunted” (Part 1; 9 pages)
 Part 2: “Prisoner on a Perplexing Planet” (10 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Ross Andru
Inker: Mike Esposito
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #370; next appears in SUPERMAN #213), Batman, Robin (last appearance for both in DETECTIVE COMICS #382; both next appear in BATMAN #208)
Supporting Characters: Perry White (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #368; next appears in SUPERMAN #114), Lois Lane (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #88; next appears in SUPERMAN #214), Jimmy Olsen (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #116; next appears in SUPERMAN #213), Alfred Pennyworth (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #381; next appears in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #82)
GA: Bizarros (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #365)
Cameo: Bizarro No. 1, Bizarro-Batman, Joker
Intro: Kralc, Yllas, and other Orrians (future descendants of the Bizarros; first and only appearance)
Comment: This story demonstrates that the Bizarro world of Htrae will exist in the future, as the oval world of Orr, invalidating DC COMICS PRESENTS #97 as a canonical Earth-One story.
Synopsis: Superman and Batman are forced to go to the future oval-shaped world of Rro and are feted as its “founders”.  They discover that Rro is actually the changed Htrae, world of the Bizarros, and that its normal-looking human inhabitants are really the evolved descendants of the Bizarro people.

World’s Finest Comics No. 182
February 1969
Cover:  Superman chaining Batman //Neal Adams
Story:  "The Mad Manhunter"  (17 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Cary Bates
Penciller:  Ross Andru
Inker:  Mike Esposito
Feature Characters:  Superman (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #69; next appears in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #118), Batman, Robin (last appearance for both in DETECTIVE COMICS #384; both next appear in BATMAN #210)
GA:  Supergirl (between ACTION COMICS #372 / 373)
Supporting Character:  Perry White (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #90; next appears in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #118)
Intro: King Apala, another King,  Rorna (a sorceror), other members of the Rorna family (all in flashback), Harry and his wife (only appearance for all)
Villains:  Assorted thieves (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Superman is bewitched by a cursed magic medallion which induces him to attempt suicide the next time he is alone.  Thus, Batman, Robin, and Supergirl collaborate on a ruse to keep Superman from being alone for the next 48 hours, which involves Batman feigning madness.

World’s Finest Comics No. 183
March 1969
Cover: Superman, Batman, and disguised Brainiac (or Lex Luthor) at the United Nations //Neal Adams
Story: “Superman’s Crime of the Ages” (18 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Leo Dorfman
Penciller: Ross Andru
Inker: Mike Esposito
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #70; next appears in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #119), Batman (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #385; next appears in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #83), Robin (between DETECTIVE COMICS #385 / 386)
Intro: Chairman of and Mauristani delegate to the United Nations (only appearance for both)
GS: President of the United States (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #114; next appears in ACTION COMICS #371)
Villains: Brainiac (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #116; next appears in ADVENTURE COMICS #388), Lex Luthor (last appearance in SUPERMAN #213; next appears in SUPERBOY #159)
Comment: This story takes place on January 23, 1969.
 According to this story, there will be a remake of the movie Planet of the Apes in 4069 on Earth-One.
Synopsis: Brainiac and Lex Luthor attempt to frame Superman for the “crime” of turning the people of the year 4069 into ape-beings, and Batman and Robin help bring him in for trial at the United Nations.

World’s Finest Comics No. 189
November 1969
Cover: Batman on surgical table, surgeon, and Superman’s “body” on another table //Curt Swan / Murphy Anderson
Story: “The Man With Superman’s Heart” (Part 1; 6 pages)
 Part 2: “The Great Superman Auction” (11 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Ross Andru
Inker: Mike Esposito
Feature Characters: Superman, Batman (last appearance for both in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #71),  Robin (last appearance in BATMAN #211)
GS: Supergirl (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #376; next appears in ADVENTURE COMICS #381)
GA: Hawkman, Atom, Green Arrow (both between JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #71 / 72), Aquaman (last appearance in AQUAMAN #48; next chronological appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #122), Green Lantern, Flash (last appearance for both in THE FLASH #191; both next appear in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #72; all appear, with Superman and Batman, as the Justice League of America; between JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #71 / 72), Batgirl (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #385; next appears in ADVENTURE COMICS #381)
Supporting Characters: Lois Lane, Perry White, Jimmy Olsen, Commissioner Gordon (as a voice; last appearance in BATMAN #211; next appears in DETECTIVE COMICS #387)
Intro: President Richard M. Nixon (of Earth-One), a Nim-El android (first appearance; last chronological appearance in flashback in next issue; destroyed in this story)
Villains: Lex Luthor (last appearance in issue #183), the Big Four Syndicate (Big Dan Clay, King West, Brain Lewis, Ace Sloane; first appearance for all), Mr. Paris, various crooks (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: This story continues in the next issue.
 The presence of Green Arrow in his old uniform (pre-BRAVE AND THE BOLD #85) argues for placing this issue and the next out of sequence, just after issue #184.
Synopsis: Superman is apparently killed and, as per his last request, his heart, lungs, eyes, and ears are harvested and preserved for worthy recipients.  Batman refuses the gift of Superman’s heart.  But Lex Luthor steals the organs and auctions them off, transplanting each of them into a body of one of the Big Four Syndicate members.

World’s Finest Comics No. 190
December 1969
Cover: Batman and Robin seeing Ace Shane, King West, and Big Dan Clay smash Superman statue //Curt Swan / Murphy Anderson
Story: “The Final Revenge of Luthor” (Part 1; 8 pages)
 Part 2: “The Menaces of Might” (9 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Ross Andru
Inker: Mike Esposito
Feature Characters: Superman (next appears in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #120), Batman, Robin (both next appear in DETECTIVE COMICS #387)
GA: Jor-El and Lara androids (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #368), the Nim-El android (in flashback; first chronological appearance; next chronological appearance in last issue)
Villains: Lex Luthor (next appears in SUPERBOY #159), Ace Shane (dies in this story), King West, Big Dan Clay, Brain Lewis (the Big Four Syndicate; last appearance for all)
Comment: This story continues from the last issue.
Synopsis: The “death” of Superman proves to be a hoax to get evidence on the Big Four, and the transplanted organs are only mechanical parts from an android duplicate of Nim-El.  The bodies of the Big Four reject the organs at the same time.  Batman and Robin try to save Ace Shane, the recipient of the defective lungs, but Lex Luthor stops them and Superman is not in time to prevent Shane’s death.  Batman says that the other three may be helped through surgery.

World’s Finest Comics No. 185
June 1969
Cover: Superman and Batman duelling with swords and shields while Rika and Zada cheer them on //Neal Adams
Story: “The Galactic Gamblers” (Part 1; 10 pages)
 Part 2: “Combat of the Crime-Busters” (7 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Robert Kanigher
Penciller: Ross Andru
Inker: Mike Esposito
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #381; next appears in SUPERMAN #218), Batman, Robin (last appearance for both in DETECTIVE COMICS #388; both next appear in BATMAN #213)
Supporting Character: Jimmy Olsen (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #376; next appears in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #93)
Villains: A gang of armored crooks, Rafello, Nicko, Rika, Zada (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: With the lives of Jimmy Olsen and Robin at stake, Batman and Superman are forced to compete in deadly games against each other on another planet, as gamblers bet on which one will survive.

World’s Finest Comics No. 186
August 1969
Cover: Superman reading decree of death to Batman, trapped in stocks during Colonial times //Curt Swan / Neal Adams
Story: “The Bat Witch” (Part 1; 6 pages)
 Part 2: “That Old Bat Magic” (7 pages)
 Part 3: “Trial and Treachery” (5 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Robert Kanigher
Penciller: Ross Andru
Inker: Mike Esposito
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #384), Batman (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #391)
GS: Benjamin Franklin
Intro: Gen. Anthony Wayne (of Earth-One), Sylvia Ward
Villain: An afreet (first appearance; revealed in next issue)
Comment: This story continues in the next issue.
 Later stories do confirm that the Earth-One “Mad” Anthony Wayne was an ancestor of Batman.
 The chronology of “real” historical figures in the Earth-One universe has not yet been completed. Thus, no tracking is given for such characters in this story.
Synopsis: An anonymously-donated bust of Mad Anthony Wayne, the famed Revolutionary War general, resembles Bruce Wayne to an astonishing degree.  Superman takes himself and Batman back in time to the American Revolutionary War.  There they save a woman accused of witchcraft from being drowned on a ducking stool.  But Superman later frames Batman for witchcraft, sees him placed in stocks, assents to have him sentenced to burning at the stake, and prevents Benjamin Franklin from freeing him.

World’s Finest Comics No. 187
September 1969
Cover: Superman lighting piles of kindling around Batman, who is bound to a stake //Murphy Anderson
Story: “The Demon Superman” (Part 1; 6 pages)
 Part 2: “Batman, Patriot, Superman, Tory” (11 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Robert Kanigher
Penciller: Ross Andru
Inker: Mike Esposito
Feature Characters: Superman (next appears in SUPERMAN #220), Batman (next appears in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #86)
GS: Benjamin Franklin, Gen. Anthony Wayne, Sarah Ward (last appearance)
Intro: Robby Douglas (only appearance)
Villains: The afreet (last appearance), General Henley (first and only appearance), British troops
Synopsis: Superman’s odd behavior is caused by an evil spirit inhabiting his body.  Batman drives it away with Kryptonite, and both of them learn, before they return to their time, that Sylvia Ward, the accused witch, sculpted the bust of Batman from an impression he left in muddy ground.

World’s Finest Comics No. 191
February 1970
Cover: Jor-El and Lara executing Superman and Batman in cube //Curt Swan / Jack Abel
Story: “Execution On Krypton” (Part 1; 10 pages)
 Part 2: “Jor-El, Executioner” (11 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Ross Andru
Inker: Mike Esposito
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #384; next appears in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #126), Batman (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #396; next appears in BATMAN #220)
Supporting Characters: Jor-El, Lara (see Comment under MORE FUN COMICS #101 for chronology), Perry White (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #384; next appears in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #127)
Intro: General Hill, Robots T-85 and T-77, Calox (only appearance for all)
Villains: Bokosians (first and only appearance)
Comment: This story does present some canonical problems, as it posits yet another meeting of Superman, Jor-El, and Lara without any recognition of their other meetings.  It is possible that Jor-El and Lara do recognize Superman in later meetings, but that it is not noted as such in the story.
Synopsis: After an experimental time-flux snatches Jor-El and Lara from old Krypton to Earth for a few moments, and they speak of committing a crime, Superman and Batman are sent back in time and space to investigate.

World’s Finest Comics No. 192
March 1970
Cover: Superman and Batman with Col. Koslov in feeding line at Lubanian prison camp //Curt Swan / Murphy Anderson
Story: “The Prison of No Escape” (18 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Bob Haney
Penciller: Ross Andru
Inker: Mike Esposito
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #393), Batman (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #399)
Villains: Col. Koslov, Dr. Zirkan, and Lubanian agents (first appearance for all)
Comment: This story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis: Superman is trapped in the enemy nation of Lubania by artificial Kryptonite waves that rob him of his powers.  When Batman goes to help him, both he and Superman are captured.

World’s Finest Comics No. 193
May 1970
Cover: Superman, Batman, Col. Koslov and Lubanian jailer //Curt Swan / Murphy Anderson
Story: “The Breaking of Superman and Batman” (17 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Bob Haney
Penciller: Ross Andru
Inker: Mike Esposito
Feature Character: Superman (next appears in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #129), Batman (next appears in BATMAN #222)
Supporting Character: Perry White (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #101; next appears in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #129)
GA: Richard M. Nixon (between ACTION COMICS #383 / 390)
Villains: Col. Koslov, Dr. Zirkan (last appearance for both), Cowlmask, Steelman (first and only appearance for both)
Synopsis: While Col. Koslov holds the real Superman and Batman captive, he has a phony Superman and Batman escape with a hidden cobalt bomb he hopes to have them use against the president of the United States.

World’s Finest Comics No. 194
June 1970
Cover: Batman and Mafia members unmasking Superman and exposing him to a Kryptonite wreath //Curt Swan / Murphy Anderson
Story: “Inside the Mafia Gang” (18 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Bob Haney
Penciller: Ross Andru
Inker: Mike Esposito
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #396), Batman (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #402), Dick Grayson (Robin; last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #401)
Intro: P. J. Farnum (only appearance)
Villains: Karl Lukaz (aka Big Uncle), the Mafia (of Earth-One; first appearance for all; Ed and Frank named in this story), Haynes Waltham, Alderman Hughes (first and only appearance for both)
Comment: This story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis: In order to break up a Mafia family headed by Karl “Big Uncle” Lukaz, Superman and Batman go undercover as gangsters.  The Man of Steel poses as an assassin who has “killed” Bruce Wayne, and later kidnaps Lukaz and imprisons him at the Fortress of Solitude.  Batman masquerades as Lukaz, but a fall he has taken causes him really to believe he is a Mafiosi, and to unmask Superman at a Mafia meeting and expose him to Kryptonite.

World’s Finest Comics No. 195
August 1970
Cover: Superman and Batman making Jimmy Olsen and Robin dig their own graves //Curt Swan / Murphy Anderson
Story: “Dig Now, Die Later” (18 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Bob Haney
Penciller: Ross Andru
Inker: Mike Esposito
Feature Characters: Superman (next appears in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #131), Batman (next appears in BATMAN #225), Robin (next appears in TEEN TITANS #28)
Supporting Character: Jimmy Olsen (last appearance in SUPERMAN #229; next appears in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #132)
Cameo: Lois Lane, Commissioner Gordon, Perry White (as statues)
Villains: Karl Lukaz (last appearance), the Mafia
Synopsis: Superman uses a ruse to escape the Kryptonite, later fakes being a Mafiosi, and puts Batman in a situation with Robin and Jimmy Olsen that brings him back to his senses. The foursome recapture Lukaz, who has escaped from the Fortress, and discover his collection of evidence against his Mafia underlings.

World’s Finest Comics No. 196
September 1970
Cover: Superman seeing train pushing Kryptonite car to which Batman is tied towards a chasm //Curt Swan / Murphy Anderson
Story: “The Kryptonite Express” (21 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Bob Haney
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: George Roussos
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #83; next appears in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #105), Batman (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #403; next appears in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #92), Robin (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #403; next appears in BATMAN #227)
Supporting Characters: Jimmy Olsen (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #82), Lois Lane (between SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #103 / 105)
GA: Richard M. Nixon (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #132)
Villains: K. C. Jones and his gang (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: A hail of Kryptonite meteors in America is picked up, gathered, and transported in a train dubbed “The Kryptonite Express,” which is guarded by Superman, Batman, and Robin, and coveted by wealthy train collector K. C. Jones.

World’s Finest Comics No. 202
May 1971
Cover: Malis watching Superman strangle Batman //Neal Adams / Dick Giordano
Story: “Vengeance of the Tomb-Thing” (22 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Denny O’Neil
Penciller: Dick Dillin
Inker: Joe Giella
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #110; next appears in ACTION COMICS #400), Batman (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #411; next appears in BATMAN #232)
Supporting Characters: Lois Lane (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #110; next appears in SUPERMAN #238), Alfred Pennyworth (between BATMAN #230 / 232), Jimmy Olsen (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #108; next appears in SUPERMAN #238)
GS: Superman robots (retired due to malfunctions in this story)
Intro: Dr. Harkley, Chickie, and another pilot (only appearance for both)
Villains: Malis, Superman Robot 15 (first appearance for both; both destroyed in this story), Brakh (first appearance; dies in this story) and his gang (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Lois Lane, an archaeologist, and the Batman are taken prisoner in the Middle East by a bandit chieftain who has bent a defective Superman robot to his will, and are set to unearthing the tomb of the mysterious ancient Malis.

World’s Finest Comics No. 207
November 1971
Cover: Superman and Batman defeated by two crooks //Curt Swan / Murphy Anderson
Story: “A Matter of Light and Death” (24 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Len Wein
Penciller: Dick Dillin
Inker: Joe Giella
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #406; next appears in SUPERMAN #246), Batman (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #417; next appears in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #99)
GA: Zatanna (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #87)
Villains: Dr. Light (last chronological appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #122; next appears in THE FLASH #233), Slye, Hud, and other crooks (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Dr. Light intends to kill his first Justice Leaguer, Superman, by mesmerizing the Man of Steel’s alter ego into finding a weapon which can destroy him and giving it to some hit-men to do it.  But Superman, sensing recent memory-gaps, enlists Batman to help him investigate.

World’s Finest Comics No. 211
May 1972
Cover:  Superman and Batman  //Neal Adams
Story:  "Fugitive From the Stars"  (25 pages)
Editor:  Julius Schwartz
Writer:  Denny O'Neil
Penciller:  Dick Dillin
Inker:  Joe Giella
Feature Characters:  Superman (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #412; next appears in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #122), Batman (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #98; next appears in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #102)
GA: Supergirl (between ADVENTURE COMICS #419 / 420), Kandorians
Intro:  Sarah Jongueler, a female fugitive (only appearance for both)
Villains:  The Krush, assorted crooks (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis:  The Krush, alien manhunters, come to Earth in search of a woman who is a fugitive from their planet.  At first, Superman and Batman decide to aid in the search, but become
suspicious of the Krush's intentions.  Supergirl helps Batman locate the female fugitive in Kandor, and learns that her crime was speaking out against the warmongers of the Krush, for which she was condemned to die.  Batman refuses to help the Krush take her back, and Superman assumes Batman's disguise, challenges them to battle, defeats them, and forces them to honor an agreement they had made with him and leave the planet.  The woman remains safe in Kandor.

World’s Finest Comics No. 217
April-May 1973
Cover: Metamorpho in half-Superman / half-Batman costume, holding Superman and Batman in metal claw //Nick Cardy
Story: “Heroes With Dirty Hands” (1 page)
 Part 1: “The Birth of Super-Freak” (6 pages)
 Part 2: “If This Be Treason” (7 pages)
 Part 3: “Nothing To Fear But Fear Itself” (9 pages)
Editor: Murray Boltinoff
Writer: Bob Haney
Penciller: Dick Dillin
Inker: Murphy Anderson
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #423; next appears in SUPERMAN #264), Batman (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #434; next appears in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #107), Metamorpho (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #418; next appears in Metamorpho story in next issue)
Supporting Characters: Java, Simon Stagg, Sapphire Stagg (last appearance for all in ACTION COMICS #418; all next appear in Metamorpho story in next issue), Commissioner Gordon (last appearance in Jason Bard story in DETECTIVE COMICS #433; next appears in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #107)
Intro: Johnny Larson (only appearance)
Villains: Rastinyak, a gang of kidnappers (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Metamorpho gains the powers of Superman and the detective ability of Batman through a computer error in the “glop” he immerses himself in.  As a result, he steals Batman’s and Superman’s thunder, and both heroes appear to defect to an anti-American country.  The hybrid Metamorpho is assigned to bring them both back before their knowledge can damage the defenses of the United States.

World’s Finest Comics No. 218
July-August 1973
Story: “Who Is Capricorn?”  (Part 1; 6 pages)
 Part 2: “Who Killed Capricorn?”  (7 pages)
Editor: Murray Boltinoff
Writer: Dick Dillin
Inker: Dave Cockrum
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #425; next appears in SUPERMAN #266), Batman (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #106; next appears in DETECTIVE COMICS #436)
Supporting Characters: Commissioner Gordon (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #435; next appears in BATMAN #251), Alfred Pennyworth (last appearance in BATMAN #250; next appears in DETECTIVE COMICS #436)
Villains: Capricorn, Rick di Fabio (first appearance for both; both die in this story), Rusty Hall (first and only appearance; in flashback)
Synopsis: Superman and Batman are confronted by Capricorn, a mysterious foe who is dying from an incurable disease but uses his powers of telepathy to kill a gangster.

World’s Finest Comics No. 219
September-October 1973
Cover: Superman and Batman in giant footprint, shadow of El Monstro //Nick Cardy
Story: “The Prisoner of Rogues’ Rock” (12 pages)
Editor: Murray Boltinoff
Writer: Bob Haney
Penciller: Dick Dillin
Inker: Frank Giacoia
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in SUPERGIRL #8), Batman (last appearance in SWAMP THING (1st series) #7)
Intro: El Monstro (Carlotta Esteban), Galdo (in flashback; only appearance)
Villains: Don Ernesto, Molina (first appearance for both)
Comment: This story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis: When a swamp-monster called El Monstre distributes gold from Nazi Martin Bormann’s hidden hoard in South America, Superman and Batman go to investigate.

World’s Finest Comics No. 220
December 1973
Cover: Superman, Batman, El Monstre, and portrait of Carlotta Esteban //Nick Cardy
Story: “Let No Man Write My Epitaph” (13 pages)
Editor: Murray Boltinoff
Writer: Bob Haney
Penciller: Dick Dillin
Inker: Murphy Anderson
Feature Characters: Superman (next appears in SUPERMAN #270), Batman (next appears in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #110)
Other Character: El Monstro (dies in this story)
Villains: Don Ernesto, Molina (both die in this story)
Comment: This story continues from the last issue.
Synopsis: Superman and Batman help El Monstro bring Don Ernesto to justice, even as the plant-being is killed by defoilant.
 
World’s Finest Comics No. 225
September-October 1974
Cover: Superman smashing at barrier separating him from fallen Batman and Inishtree children; Rip Hunter and dinosaur; Vigilante, Stuff, and bandits //Nick Cardy (signed)
Story: “Bow Before Satan’s Children” (1 page)
 Part 1: “What Evil Dwells In Inishtree?”  (6 pages)
 Part 2: “Altar of the Misbegotten” (6 pages)
 Part 3: “The Secret Locked In Castle Wayne” (7 pages)
Editor: Murray Boltinoff
Writer: Bob Haney
Penciller: Dick Dillin
Inker: Tex Blaisdell
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #439; next appears in SUPERMAN #280), Batman (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #113; next appears in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #115)
Intro: Contarf Wayne (as a statue; no actual appearance; only appearance), Dr. Cavan (in flashback; dies in this story), Morgan Kilbec (dies in this story), Seamus Kilbec and other children (only appearance for all)
Villains: Bird-spirits (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Superman and Batman go to Castle Wayne in Inishtree, Scotland to investigate a rumor of possessed children with great powers.

World’s Finest Comics No. 226
November-December 1974
Cover: Batman, Superman, and Metamorpho (as doorknob); Sandman and Sandy vs. crooks; Deadman, Liz Martin, and Paul (three vignettes) //Nick Cardy
Story: “The Freak Who Never Fails” (1 page)
 Part 1: “Mission To Mariposa” (5 pages)
 Part 2: “The Germ Bomb” (7 pages)
 Part 3: “Even Dictators Die” (7 pages)
Editor: Murray Boltinoff
Writer: Bob Haney
Penciller: Dick Dillin
Inker: Tex Blaisdell
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in SHAZAM! #15; next appears in SUPERMAN #282), Batman (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #114; next appears in WONDER WOMAN #215)
GS: Metamorpho (last appearance in issue #220; next appears in FIRST ISSUE SPECIAL #3)
Supporting Characters: Simon Stagg, Sapphire Stagg (last appearance for both in issue #220; both next appear in FIRST ISSUE SPECIAL #3)
GA: President of the United States
Intro: Dr. Jan Vronsky (only appearance)
Villains: El Jefe, a Vronsky impostor (first appearance for both; both die in this story), Capt. Julio Diego (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Superman and Batman are assigned to free a captive scientist from the tyrannical nation of Mariposa, but Metamorpho scoops them.

World’s Finest Comics No. 232
September 1975
Cover: Chang-Shi in a dream, threatening sleeping Superman and Batman //Ernie Chua
Story: “The Dream Bomb” (1 page)
 Part 1: “To Sleep No More” (4 pages)
 Part 2: “What Ghosts Be These” (6 pages)
 Part 3: “The Snarl of Da-Chiri” (7 pages)
Editor: Murray Boltinoff
Writer: Bob Haney
Penciller: Dick Dillin
Inker: John Calnan
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #451; next appears in SUPERMAN #292), Batman (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #451; next appears in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #122)
Supporting Character: Commissioner Gordon (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #451; next appears in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #122)
Intro: Phil Moss, Whitey Lewis, Gloria Jennings (as ghosts), Dr. James Reeves, monks of Tong-Buk Lamasery (only appearance for all)
Villains: Chang-Shi (first appearance; dies in this story), Da-Ghiri (no appearance; name only mentioned; first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Chang-Shi, an exiled Tibetian monk, gathers the dream-power of sleeping people to bridge the realm between the living and the dead, and Superman and Batman must stop him.

World’s Finest Comics No. 234
December 1975
Cover: NASA scientists watching Superman and Batman leave Earth on viewsceen //Ernie Chua
Story: “The Family That Fled Earth” (1 page)
 Part 1: “Goodbye To a Small Planet” (5 pages)
 Part 2: “The Frankenstein of Space” (6 pages)
 Part 3: “To Save a World” (6 pages)
Editor: Murray Boltinoff
Writer: Bob Haney
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: John Calnan
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #454; next appears in SUPERMAN #295), Batman (last appearance in BATMAN #270; next appears in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #124)
Intro: Dr. Lucas, Helen Lucas, Jamie Lucas (only appearance for all)
GA: President Gerald Ford
Villains: Krakon (first appearance; dies in this story), other aliens (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: A scientist and his family flee the Earth in a space station, while Superman and Batman try to deal with an orbit wobble that threatens the Earth.

World’s Finest Comics No. 235
January 1976
Cover: Batman watching Morgan Edge’s hand squeeze Superman doll’s head off //Nick Cardy?
Story: “Superman’s Stolen Birthday” (1 page)
 Part 1: “Who Is Cyclops?”  (5 pages)
 Part 2: “The Telltale Stars” (6 pages)
 Part 3: “The Tombstone Trap” (6 pages)
Editor: Murray Boltinoff
Writer: Bob Haney
Penciller: Dick Dillin
Inker: John Calnan
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #455; next appears in SUPERMAN #296), Batman (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #455; next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #127)
Supporting Character: Morgan Edge (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #454; next appears in SUPERMAN FAMILY #175)
Intro: Ed Dawes, Mayor of Metropolis, Mr. Hamlin, Alfie Trask (a ghost; only appearance for all)
Villains: Sagittarius (Lazlo Trask; first appearance; dies in this story), Hugo (first and only appearance)
Comment: This story confirms that Superman was born on February 29th, and that Clark Kent uses his “Earthday” of June 18th for a birthday.
Synopsis: Superman and Batman try to solve the mystery of Sagittarius, a mentalist who can read minds--and who learns Superman’s secret identity.

World’s Finest Comics No. 236
March 1976
Cover: Superman, Batman, and the Atom //Mike Grell
Story: “Killers Come In All Sizes” (1 page)
 Part 1: “The Germ People” (6 pages)
 Part 2: “Mission To a Very Small Universe” (6 pages)
 Part 3: “Shall a Child Live?” (5 pages)
Editor: Murray Boltinoff
Writer: Bob Haney
Penciller: Dick Dillin
Inker: John Calnan
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #457; next appears in WONDER WOMAN #220), Batman (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #457; next appars in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #126)
GS: The Atom (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #455; next appears in WONDER WOMAN #220)
Supporting Character: Commissioner Gordon (last appearance in BATMAN FAMILY #4; next appears in DETECTIVE COMICS #458)
Intro: Sgt. Ed Farley, Amy Little, Harold Moss (only appearance for all)
Villains: Lisa Faraday, the “germ people” (first appearance for all; all destroyed in this story)
Synopsis: Superman and the Atom try to destroy “germ people” in the bloodstream of stricken victims, while Batman goes in search of the woman who is the plague carrier.

World’s Finest Comics No. 237
April 1976
Cover: Superman, Batman, cops, and giant locusts //Ernie Chua / John Calnan
Story: “Intruder From a Dead World” (1 page)
 Part 1: “Monsters Can’t Cry” (5 pages)
 Part 2: “Descent of the Red Plague” (5 pages)
 Part 3: “Sacrifice of a Hero” (7 pages)
Editor: Murray Boltinoff
Writer: Bob Haney
Penciller: Lee Elias
Inker: John Calnan
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN FAMILY #176; next appears in SUPERMAN #297), Batman (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #458; next appears in BATMAN #272)
Supporting Characters: Jor-El (in flashback; see Comment under MORE FUN COMICS #101 for chronology), Commissioner Gordon (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #458; next appears in BATMAN #272)
Intro: A Kryptonian creature (dies in this story)
Synopsis: Superman and Batman must deal with the twin problems of a creature from Krypton and a swarm of giant locusts.

World’s Finest Comics No. 239
July 1976
Cover: Superman and Gold disconnecting Batman from respirator //Ernie Chua / John Calnan
Story: “The UFO That Stole the USA” (1 page)
 Part 1: “Intruders In the Night” (5 pages)
 Part 2: “Countdown To Disaster” (4 pages)
 Part 3: “The Billion-Mile Wire” (7 pages)
Editor: Murray Boltinoff
Writer: Bob Haney
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: John Calnan
Feature Characters: Superman (between SUPERMAN #301 / 302), Batman (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #461; next appears in BATMAN #278)
GS: Gold (last appearance in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #121; next appears in METAL MEN #45)
Intro:  Joshua Walden, Mary Walden, Ulgorians (only appearance for all)
Villains: Pyrans (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: When aliens cut an Earth house in half with a ray, Superman, Batman, and Gold of the Metal Men investigate.

World’s Finest Comics No. 240
September 1976
Cover: Superman chained on throne with crown, Batman with machine gun, and Dev-Re in wheelchair //Ernie Chua / John Calnan
Story: “How Do You Kill a Superman?”  (1 page)
 Part 1: “Dr. Superman, Mr. Hyde” (4 pages)
 Part 2: “Small World, Big Problem” (6 pages)
 Part 3: “The King Is Dead, Long Live the King” (6 pages)
Editor: Murray Boltinoff
Writer: Bob Haney
Penciller: Dick Dillin
Inker: John Calnan
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #463; next appears in SUPERMAN #304), Batman (last appearance in BATMAN FAMILY #7; next appears in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #129)
Supporting Characters: Morgan Edge (between ACTION COMICS #462 / 464), Van-Zee (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #336; next chronological appearance in flashback in Nightwing and Flamebird story in SUPERMAN FAMILY #185), Dev-Re (between SUPERMAN FAMILY #173 / 187)
GS: Kandorians, a Superman robot
GA: President Gerald Ford
Intro: Leonid Breshnev (of Earth-One)
Villain: A Zirkonian cat, a sniper (first and only appearance for both)
Comment: In this story, Batman briefly kills Superman, and Superman briefly dies.
Synopsis: To save Kandor from civil war, Superman has agreed to become its king, and live in the bottle city.  But, inexplicably, Superman repeatedly emerges in the outer world and acts irresponsibly, and the Kandorians ask Batman to kill the Man of Steel.

World’s Finest Comics No. 241
October 1976
Cover: Superman, Batman, Bud Williams, Iron Mike Jordan, Midge Dexter, and Holly Bishop vs.one-eyed monster //Ernie Chua / John Calnan
Story: “Make Way For a New World” (1 page)
 Part 1: “Into the Unknown” (4 pages)
 Part 2: “To Survive Is Not Enough” (5 pages)
 Part 3: “What Price Courage?”  (7 pages)
Editor: Murray Boltinoff
Writer: Bob Haney
Penciller: Pablo Marcos
Inker: John Calnan
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN FAMILY #179; next appears in SUPERMAN #305), Batman (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #464; next appears in BATMAN FAMILY #8)
Intro: Maj. Michael “Iron Mike” Jordan, A. K. Osborn, Kitty Carstairs, Spider Hart, Midge Dexter, Holly Bishop, Bud Williams (only appearance for all), Dr. John Travis (dies in this story)
Synopsis: Clark Kent and Bruce Wayne accompany seven people on what is to be a limited space voyage, but Superman ends up having to create a new planet when all believe Earth to have been destroyed.  Then the tiny band begins trying to start a new life together--or apart.

World’s Finest Comics No. 243
February 1977
Cover: Superman, Batman, and Robin versus Immortals and Colossi of Manheps //Rich Buckler / John Calnan (signed)
Story: “We Are Not Alone” (17 pages)
Editor: Denny O’Neil
Writer: Bob Haney
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Al Milgrom
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in DC SPECIAL #27; next appears in SUPERMAN #307), Batman (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #139; next appears in BATMAN #284), Robin (last appearance in TEEN TITANS #46; next appears in BATMAN #285)
Intro: Dr. Bazraki, the Twelve Immortals (including Lin-Dor and Balthaz; only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Superman, Batman and Robin encounter the Twelve Immortals, who oppose efforts to relocate the monolithic Colossi of Manheps on Earth for fear of destabilizing the gravity of their own new homeworld.

World’s Finest Comics No. 244
April-May 1977
Cover: Superman, Batman, and Robespierre Two in crystal ball //Neal Adams (signed)
Story: “Three Billion Targets” (20 pages)
Editor: Murray Boltinoff
Writer: Bob Haney
Penciller: Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez
Inker: Murphy Anderson
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN #310; next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #140), Batman (last appearance in BATMAN #286; next appears in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #134)
GA: A Superman robot
Supporting Character: Commissioner Gordon (last appearance in BATMAN #286; next appears in BATMAN FAMILY #11)
Villains: Robespierre Two (L. C. Barton), other crooks (first and only appearance for all), Maxie Dugan, Johnny Brio, Michael Staziak (first appearance for all; all die in this story)
Synopsis: Investigating the deaths of three mobsters, Superman and Batman come across a plot to murder everyone on Earth.

World’s Finest Comics No. 245
June-July 1977
Cover: Superman, Batman, and J’onn J’onzz vs. R’es Eda and Martians //Neal Adams
Story: “Today Mars, Tomorrow the Universe” (20 pages)
Editor: Denny O’Neil
Writer: Bob Haney
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Murphy Anderson
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN FAMILY #183; next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #144), Batman (last appearance in DC SPECIAL #28; next appears in ACTION COMICS #472), J’onn J’onzz (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #451; next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #177)
GS: Hawkman (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #451; next appears in next issue), Hawkgirl (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #451; next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #145), Martians
Cameo: Supergirl (flashback)
Intro: Baltazians (only appearance)
Villains: R’es Eda (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #451; last appearance), N’or Cott (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #449; dies in this story), the Old One (first appearance; dies in this story), Superman robot (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #451; destroyed in this story)
Comment: This story continues from the J’onn J’onzz story in ADVENTURE COMICS #451.
Synopsis: Superman and Batman return to Mars II with J’onn J’onzz to stop the Martians from trying to conquer a city whose atmosphere will prove deadly to them.

World’s Finest Comics No. 246
August-September 1977
Cover: Superman, chained Parasite (as Kor-El), Wonder Woman, and Batman //Neal Adams (signed)
Story: “The Prisoner of the Kryptonite Asteroid” (1 page)
 Part 1: “Across Time, Darkly” (8 pages)
 Part 2: “Am I My Brother’s Keeper?”  (10 pages)
Editors: Jack C. Harris, Denny O’Neil
Writer: Bob Haney
Penciller: Kurt Schaffenberger
Inker: Murphy Anderson
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN FAMILY #185), Batman (last appearance in DC SPECIAL SERIES #6)
GS: Green Arrow (between  JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #146 / 147), Flash (last appearance in DC SPECIAL SERIES #1; next appears in ALL-STAR COMICS #68), Wonder Woman (between JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #146 / 150), Hawkman (between JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #146 / 149), Green Lantern (last appearance in DC SPECIAL SERIES #1; next appears in GREEN LANTERN #96), Aquaman (last appearance in DC SPECIAL SERIES #1; next appears in SUPER-TEAM FAMILY #13; all appear, with Superman and Batman, as the Justice League of America; between JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #146 / 147), President Jimmy Carter (of Earth-One)
Supporting Characters: Commissioner Gordon (last appearance in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #137; next appears in BATMAN #292), Morgan Edge (last appearance in SUPERMAN #315), Jimmy Olsen, Lois Lane (last appearance for both in SUPERMAN FAMILY #185)
Intro: Ram Drood
Cameo: Lara, Jor-El (in the Parasite’s story), Dr. Gan-Zir (first and only appearance; character in the Parasite’s story)
Villains: The Parasite (as “Kor-El”; last appearance in SUPERMAN #304), Mad Dog Doyle (first appearance)
Comment: This story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis: The world becomes convinced that Superman has a long-lost brother, a misshapen hunchback named Kor-El, whom he exiled into space in a Kryptonite asteroid and subsequently blotted out from his memory.  Superman is induced to free Kor-El from the asteroid, despite the fact that it incapacitates him, and Kor-El establishes a dictatorship on Earth.

World’s Finest Comics No. 247
October-November 1977
Cover: Parasite (as “Kor-El”) saluting marching troops, Wonder Woman, Batman, Flash, and Green Arrow //Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: “Last Hurrah For a Superman?!”  (20 pages)
Editor: Jack C. Harris
Writer: Bob Haney
Penciller: Kurt Schaffenberger
Inker: Tex Blaisdell
Lettterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Characters: Superman (next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #147), Batman (next appears in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #138)
GA: Atom (last appearance in DC SPECIAL SERIES #1; next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #150)
Supporting Characters: Morgan Edge, Lois Lane (both next appear in ACTION COMIICS #476), Jimmy Olsen (next appears in BLACK LIGHTNING #4)
Other Character: Ram Drood (last appearance)
Villains: Parasite (as “Kor-El”; next appears in SUPERMAN #319), Mad Dog Doyle (last appearance)
Synopsis: Superman and Batman team up to expose “Kor-El” as the Parasite and overthrow his tyrannical reign over Earth.

World’s Finest Comics No. 248
December 1977 / January 1978
Cover: Melting Batman clone, Superman, Bruce Wayne, and Alfred in Batcave //Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: “The Lurkers” (1 page)
 Part 1: “Day of Madness” (5 pages)
 Part 2: “Night of Wrath” (7 pages)
 Part 3: “Dawn of Destiny” (7 pages)
Editor: Jack C. Harris
Writer: Bob Haney
Penciller: Kurt Schaffenberger
Inker: Tex Blaisdell
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN #318; next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #149), Batman (between BATMAN #294 / 303)
Supporting Characters: Commissioner Gordon (last appearance in BATMAN FAMILY #15; next appears in BATMAN #303 (2) flashback), Alfred Pennyworth (last appearance in BATMAN FAMILY #13, next appears in ACTION COMICS #478),   Morgan Edge (last appearance in SUPERMAN #318; next appears in ACTION COMICS #477), Julie Madison (of Earth-One; last appearance in BATMAN #208 flashback; next appears in issue #253)
Intro: Dulac, Prof. Klaus Bergman, Sen. Jack Clayton
Villains: Esteban, the Dalsidi, Marcel Vlad (first and only appearance for all), clones of Batman, Superman, Alfred, Julie Madison, Morgan Edge, Esteban, Dulac, Prof. Klaus Bergman, Sen. Jack Clayton (first appearance for all; all die in this story)
Synopsis: Superman and Batman discover important public figures behaving in disastrous ways, and learn that the suspects are actually clones created by a secret cult--which also clones both of them.

World’s Finest Comics No. 249
February-March 1978
Cover: Phantom Stranger, Batman, victim, and vampiric Superman //Jim Aparo (signed)
Story: “The Vampire of Steel” (Part 1; 6 pages)
 Part 2: “Beware the Nega Realm, My Child” (6 pages)
 Part 3: “Vampire Bait” (8 pages)
Editor: Jack C. Harris
Writer: Bob Haney
Penciller: Kurt Schaffenberger
Inker: Tex Blaisdell
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Michelle Wolfman
Feature Characters: Superman (between JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #151 / 152), Batman (last appearance in BATMAN #296; next appears in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #140)
GS: The Phantom Stranger (last appearance in DC SUPER-STARS #18; next appears in SHOWCASE #100)
Intro: A trillig (dies in this story)
Villains:  Captain Kalamari, Georgi (first appearance for both; both die in this story)
Synopsis: On an offshore oil rig, Superman, Batman, and the Phantom Stranger encounter a marine vampire and creatures from the “nega realm”.
 

World’s Finest Comics No. 250
April-May 1978
Cover: Batman, Creeper, Black Canary, Wonder Woman of Earth-Two, Green Arrow, and Superman against background of past issues //Jim Aparo (signed)
Story: “The Reality War” (Part 1; 15 pages)
 Part 2: “Collision With Destiny” (16 pages)
 Part 3: “The Ravager of Time” (24 pages)
Editor: Jack C. Harris
Writer: Gerry Conway
Penciller: George Tuska
Inker: Vince Colletta
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Carl Gafford
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in ALL-NEW COLLECTORS’ EDITION #C-56; next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #154), Batman (last appearance in BATMAN FAMILY #17; next appears in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #141), Green Arrow (last appearance in GREEN LANTERN #103; next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #154), Black Canary (last appearance in GREEN LANTERN #103; next appears in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #141) Wonder Woman of Earth-Two (last chronological appearance in ?; next chronological appearance in ?)
GS: Hawkman (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #152; next appears in SHOWCASE #101; appears with the above characters, except for Wonder Woman, as the Justice League of America, between JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #153 / 154)
Intro: Barry Allen, Iris West Allen, Princess Diana, Queen Hippolyte of an altered Earth (only appearance for all)
Supporting Characters: Queen Hippolyte, Amazons, Franklin Delano Roosevelt (all of Earth-Two), Alfred Pennyworth (last appearance in BATMAN FAMILY #17; next appears in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #141)
Cameo appearances:  Josef Stalin, Winston Churchill, Adolf Hitler, Superman of Earth-Two, Krogg, Professor Potter, Atom, Creeper, Aquaman, Wonder Woman (of Earth-One), Elongated Man, Green Lantern
Villains: Agent Axis II, the Ravager (Prof. Mark Ronsom; first and only appearance for both), Nazis
Synopsis: A defective transporter aboard the Justice League satellite throws Earth-One into chaos, and Superman, Batman, Green Arrow, and Black Canary must team with the Wonder Woman of Earth-Two in 1942 to set things to rights and prevent Agent Axis II and the Ravager from wrecking both Earths’ timelines.

World’s Finest Comics No. 251
June-July 1978
Cover: Superman and Batman vs. George “Boss” Dyke monster //Jim Aparo
Story: “Invasion of the Deathless Brain” (Part 1; 7 pages)
 Part 2: “The Batman’s Fatal Error” (5 pages)
 Part 3: “Old Gangsters Never Die” (8 pages)
Editor: Jack C. Harris
Writer: Bob Haney
Penciller: George Tuska
Inker: Vince Colletta
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in ALL-NEW COLLECTORS’ EDITION #C-58; next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #156), Batman (last appearance in BATMAN FAMILY #18; next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #156)
Supporting Characters: Morgan Edge (last appearance in ALL-NEW COLLECTORS’ EDITION #C-58; next appears in SUPERMAN FAMILY #190), Lana Lang (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #483; next appears in SUPERMAN #323), Commissioner Gordon (last appearance in BATMAN FAMILY #18; next appears in BATMAN #301)
Intro: Conchita (only appearance)
Villains: George “Boss” Dyke (of Earth-One; formerly Gorilla Boss, as shown in flashback; now a brain, briefly embodied in a monster’s body; first appearance; next appears in issue #254), a gang of crooks, Chalkie Gans, alien invaders (first and only appearance for all), Doc Willard (of Earth-One; first appearance; next appears in issue #253)
Synopsis: A race of aliens unites the brain of George “Boss” Dyke, the former Gorilla Boss, with the body of a chlorophyll-sapping monster to enable them to conquer Earth, and Superman and Batman must stop them.

World’s Finest Comics No. 252
August-September 1978
Cover: Superman and Batman tearing up phone booth to reach Whisperer dummy //Jim Aparo (signed)
Story: “Will of the Whisperer” (2 pages)
 Part 1: “Poison In the Streets” (4 pages)
 Part 2: “The Stolen Beloved” (7 pages)
 Part 3: “Whom the Gods Would Destroy” (8 pages)
Editor: Jack C. Harris
Writer: Bob Haney
Penciller: George Tuska
Inker: Vince Colletta
Letterer: Shelly Leferman
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #486; next appears in SUPERMAN #327), Batman (last appearance in DC SPECIAL SERIES #15; next appears in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #142)
Supporting Characters: Dave Stevens (between SUPERMAN FAMILY #189 / 193), Perry White, Morgan Edge (last appearance for both in SUPERMAN FAMILY #190; next appearance of both in SUPERMAN #325), Alice White (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #461; next appears in SUPERMAN #376), Commissioner Gordon (last appearance in DC SPECIAL SERIES #15; next appears in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #143)
Intro: Jon Rambo, Gus, Sen. O’Hara, Dr. Youngblood (only appearance for all), Thomas Lukens (dies in this story)
Villains: The Whisperer (Richie Turner; first appearance; dies in this story), Augie Moran (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: The Whisperer, a scandalmonger, thrives on ruining prominent people’s repulations and blackmails Perry White into running his column in the Daily Planet.  Superman and Batman try to unmask the Whisperer.
 
World’s Finest Comics No. 253
October-November 1978
Cover: Superman unmasking Batman at the wedding of Julie Madison and Prince Jon as Captain Marvel, the Creeper, Green Arrow, and Black Canary look on //Jim Aparo (signed)
Story: “The Third Face Is Death” (2 pages)
 Part 1: “Face of the Purloined Prince” (4 pages)
 Part 2: “Masquerade of Menace” (7 pages)
 Part 3: “Faces Behind the Masks” (7 pages)
Editor: Jack C. Harris
Writer: Bob Haney
Penciller: Kurt Schaffenberger
Inker: Frank Chiaramonte
Letterer: Shelly Leferman
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #488; next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #3), Batman (last appearance in BATMAN FAMILY #20; next appears in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #144)
Supporting Characters: Julie Madison (last appearance in issue #248; last appearance; marries Prince Jon in this story)
Intro: Count Alexander Delos, Prince Jon Relondos (marries Julie Madison in this story; only appearance for both), Rufio (dies in this story)
Villains: Doc Willard (last appearance in issue #251), Gen. Lazlo and his men (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Bruce Wayne is called upon to impersonate the prince who is to wed Julie Madison to foil a traitorous general’s attempt to construct a neutron bomb.

World’s Finest Comics No. 254
December 1978 / January 1979
Cover: Batman dreaming of Superman fighting Sinestro; Black Canary and Green Arrow vs. The Glorn; Creeper vs. Mr. Wrinkles; Green Arrow in Arrowcar; Captain Marvel vs. The “Devil”  (five vignettes) //Jim Aparo (signed)
Story: “Whom Gods Would Destroy” (Part 1; 7 pages)
 Part 2: “Seven Million Hostages” (7 pages)
 Part 3: “The Final Vision” (6 pages)
Editor: Jack C. Harris
Writer: Bob Haney
Penciller: George Tuska
Inker: Vince Colletta
Letterer: Milt Snapinn
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN #330; next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #5), Batman (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #481 (1); next appears in BATMAN #307)
Villains: Sinestro (last appearance in DC SPECIAL SERIES #6; next appears in GREEN LANTERN #123), Doc Willard (last appearance), George “Boss” Dyke (last appearance in issue #251; as a brain; dies in this story), various crooks (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Superman battles Sinestro as Batman tries to pry the secret of the villain’s mysterious backer from the insane Doc Willard.

World’s Finest Comics No. 255
February-March 1979
Cover: Batman, John Wainwright II in “Bat-Man” costume, Superman, Gitchka, Captain Marvel, Black Canary, Green Arrow, Creeper //Jim Aparo (signed)
Story: “Thou Shalt Have No Other Batman Before Me” (Part 1; 7 pages)
 Part 2: “Go West, Super-Hero” (7 pages)
 Part 3: “Sleeper...Awake” (6 pages)
Editor: Jack C. Harris
Writer: Bob Haney
Penciller: Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez
Inkers: Dan Adkins, Frank Chiaramonte
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN #332; next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #6), Batman (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #483; next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #161)
Supporting Characters: Morgan Edge (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #489; next appears in SUPERMAN #333), Josh Coyle (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #490; next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #6), Lana Lang (between SUPERMAN #332 / 333)
GA: Clark Kent robot
Cameo appearance: Dr. Thomas Wayne (in Bat-Man costume), John Wainwright (first and only apperance; in a photo)
Intro: Eddie, Jud Dugan, Paul Wainwright, John Wainwright II (only appearance for all)
Villains: Sheriff Marston, Gitchka cultists (first and only appearance for all), Gitchka (first appearance; possibly dies in this story)
Synopsis: Superman and Batman investigate a reported “Bat-Man” in the town of Dalton Corners and run into cultists trying to raise an evil bat-god.

World’s Finest Comics No. 256
April-May 1979
Cover: Superman, Batman, Sandy Terry, and Lar-On; Black Lightning vs. Green Arrow; Hawkman and Hawkgirl; Captain Marvel at the Batsons’ gravesite; Black Canary using sonic cry (five vignettes) //Ross Andru / Dick Giordano
Story: “The Werewolf of Krypton” (21 pages)
Editor: Jack C. Harris
Writer: Denny O’Neil
Artist: Murphy Anderson
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN #334; next appears in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #150), Batman (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #483; next appears in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #150)
Supporting Character: Jor-El (in flashback; see Comment under MORE FUN COMICS #101 for chronology)
Intro: Prof. Jeremiah Terry (dies in this story), Sandy Terry (next appears in issue #258)
Villains: Lar-On, two saboteurs, Petey and his friend (first and only appearance for all), General Zod (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #492; next appears in GREEN LANTERN #122)
Synopsis: A scientist’s attempt to reach Earth-Two opens the Phantom Zone and looses Lar-On, who periodically becomes a Kryptonian werebeast, on him.  Superman and Batman must find a way of capturing Lar-On.

Brave and the Bold No. 150
May 1979
Cover: Batman; reproductions of covers of issues #59, 85, 100, and 111 //Jim Aparo
Story: “Today Gotham, Tomorrow the World” (20 pages)
Editor: Paul Levitz
Writer: Bob Haney
Artist, lettterer: Jim Aparo
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #256; next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #9), Batman (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #256; next appears in BATMAN #311)
Supporting Characters: Commissioner Gordon (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #483; next appears in BATMAN #311), Alfred Pennyworth (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #483; full name, Alfred Thaddeus Crane Pennyworth, revealed in this story), Jimmy Olsen (last appearance in SUPERMAN FAMILY #194; next appears in SUPERMAN #335), Morgan Edge (last appearance in SUPERMAN #334; next appears in ACTION COMICS #493), mayor of Gotham City
Intro: Edward T. Weeks, Carleton French (only appearance for both)
Villains: The Battalion of Doom (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Superman infiltrates the terrorist Battalion of Doom in disguise to ferret out nuclear devices they have planted, but both Jimmy Olsen and Bruce Wayne are soon captured by the group.

World’s Finest Comics No. 257
July 1979
Cover: Superman, Batman, Captain Marvel, Hawkman, Hawkgirl, Black Lightning, Green Arrow, Maudy, and statues of Metropolis citizens //Jim Aparo (signed)
Story: “The Innocent Who Hated” (19 pages)
Editor: Jack C. Harris
Writer: Denny O’Neil
Penciller: Dick Dillin
Inker: Frank McLaughlin
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #496; next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #10), Batman (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #484; next appears in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #152)
Intro: Dr. Waynoc, Harry, Fred (an alien; only appearance for both)
Villains: Mercenaries, Inc., Maudy (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: A bag lady gains possession of an alien creature that can turn her wishes into realities, which creates problems for Metropolis, and for Superman and Batman.

World’s Finest Comics No. 258
August-September 1979
Cover: Batman as batlike being vs. Superman; Hawkman; Black Lightning vs. 100 in the Superman Museum; Green Arrow; Captain Marvel, Jr., Captain Nazi, and Beautia Sivana (five vignettes) //Neal Adams and Dick Giordano / Dick Giordano
Story: “The Curse of Krypton” (20 pages)
Editor: Jack C. Harris
Writer: Denny O’Neil
Penciller: Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez
Inker: Dick Giordano
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN #338; next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #13), Batman (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #485; next appears in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #154)
Supporting Characters: Jimmy Olsen, Lois Lane (last appearance for both in SUPERMAN #338; both next appear in ACTION COMICS #499)
Other Character: Sandy Terry (last appearance in issue #256; last appearance)
Intro: Jerry Gibson (only appearance)
Comment: This story appears to be inspired in part by Tennessee Williams’s play, The Glass Menagerie.
Synopsis: Superman and Batman discover that Lar-On’s werewolfism disease has been passed on to others, when Sandy Terry becomes a unicorn, and Batman becomes a human bat.

World’s Finest Comics No. 259
November 1979
Cover: Batman and Superman trying to stop people from crossing bridge from Gotham City into Metropolis //Rich Buckler / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: “Gotham City--Ghost City” (16 pages)
Editors: Jack C. Harris, Julius Schwartz
Writer: Denny O’Neil
Penciller: Rich Buckler
Inker: Dick Giordano
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Gene D. Angelo
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #524 flashback; next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #15), Batman (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #486; next appears in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #156)
Supporting Characters: Jimmy Olsen, Lois Lane (last appearance for both in ACTION COMICS #500; both next appear in SUPERMAN #341), Alfred Pennyworth (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #486; next appears in BATMAN #317), Commissioner Gordon (between BRAVE AND THE BOLD #155 / 156)
Villains: Winks Cravane, various crooks (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: A mysterious compulsion causes the citizenry of Metropolis to attempt mass immigration to Gotham City, and Superman and Batman must discover the reason why.

World’s Finest Comics No. 260
December 1979 / January 1980
Cover: Superman and “flying” Batman vs. Smadanians //Rich Buckler / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: “The Four Billion Supermen of Earth” (17 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Denny O’Neil
Penciller: Rich Buckler
Inker: Dick Giordano
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #502; next appears in SUPERMAN #343), Batman (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #487; next appears in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #158)
Supporting Characters: Jimmy Olsen, Lois Lane (both between SUPERMAN #342 / 343), Perry White (last appearance in SUPERMAN FAMILY #198; next appears in SUPERMAN #343), Alfred Pennyworth (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #287)
Intro: Mayor of Gotham City
Villains: Smadanians (first and only appearance)
Comments: The planet of Smadan is named after N(eal) Adams.
Synopsis: Superman is kidnapped by powerful aliens who cannot accept any being who has powers they do not possess, so Batman, Jimmy Olsen, and Lois Lane must convince them that all Earth people possess similar powers.

World’s Finest Comics No. 261
February-March 1980
Cover: Superman with guns, Batman, Penguin, Terra-Man and winged steed //Ross Andru / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: “Showdown At Gotham City” (17 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Denny O’Neil
Penciller: Rich Buckler
Inker: Dick Giordano
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN #344; next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #19), Batman (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #488; next appears in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #160)
Villains: The Penguin (between DETECTIVE COMICS #474 / 492) and his gang (first and only appearance), Terra-Man (between ACTION COMICS #470 / 510), Victor Spord (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: The Penguin and Terra-Man team up to exploit an actor who has been hypnotized into believing himself to be the Wild West outlaw Butch Cassidy.  Then they hypnotize Superman into thinking he is the Sundance Kid, and set him against Batman.

World’s Finest Comics No. 262
April-May 1980
Cover: Superman and Betsy Pyatt seeing Batman with blazing cape in Batcave; Adam Strange and Hawkman vignette //Ross Andru / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: “The Power of the Pi-Meson Man” (17 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Denny O’Neil
Penciller: Joe Staton
Inker: Dick Giordano
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #506; next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #21), Batman (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #489; next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #177)
Supporting Characters: Mayor Harkness, Lois Lane (between SUPERMAN #346 / 347)
Intro: Betsy Pyatt (only appearance)
Villain: Pi-Meson Man (Pincus Bridger; first and only appearance)
Synopsis: A new villain with radiation powers menaces Metropolis, and Superman and Batman learn that a blind girl can “see” him.

World’s Finest Comics No. 263
June-July 1980
Cover: Superman and Batman seeing Superman, Jr. and Batman, Jr. smash out of computer monitor; Adam Strange vs. alien; vignettes of Green Arrow, Aquaman, Captain Marvel, and Captain Marvel, Jr. //Ross Andru / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: “Final Secret of the Super-Sons” (15 pages)
Editor: Jack C. Harris
Writer: Denny O’Neil
Penciller: Rich Buckler
Inker: Dick Giordano
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #181), Batman (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #493)
GS: Superman, Jr., Batman, Jr. (The Super-Sons; last appearance for both in issue #242; both destroyed in this story)
Supporting Characters: Lois Lane (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #24), Jimmy Olsen (last appearance in SUPERMAN FAMILY #202)
Cameo appearance: Dr. Sivana
Intro: Hagen, Zeb (only appearance for both)
Villains: Various crooks (first and only appearance for all)
Comments: The “sons of Superman and Batman” are computer simulations whose adventures have appeared in issues between #215 and 242.
 This story continues in part in the next issue.
Synopsis: The computer simulations of Superman, Jr. and Batman, Jr. find a way out of the Fortress of Solitude computer system into the real world, where radiations from their bodies endanger the entire planet.

World’s Finest Comics No. 264
August-September 1980
Cover: Superman, Batman, Lois Lane, and Clayface II emerging from pool //Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: “Vengeance of the Altered Man” (15 pages)
Editor: Jack C. Harris
Writer: Denny O’Neil
Penciller: Rich Buckler
Inker: Dick Giordano
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Characters: Superman (next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #25), Batman (next appears in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #166)
Supporting Characters: Lois Lane (next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #25), Jimmy Olsen, Morgan Edge (between SUPERMAN FAMILY #202 / 203), Commissioner Gordon (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMCS #493; next appears in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #166)
Intro: Bick (only appearance)
Villains: Clayface II (between DETECTIVE COMICS #478 / 526) and his gang (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: This story continues in part from last issue.
Synopsis: Clayface II breaks jail, restores his powers, and kidnaps Lois Lane in order to destroy Superman and Batman.

World’s Finest Comics No. 265
November 1980
Cover: Superman, Batman, and Robin vs. skeleton and “balrog”; Red Tornado vignette //Jim Aparo (signed)
Story: “Magic Menace This Way Comes” (15 pages)
Editor: Jack C. Harris
Writer: Cary Burkett
Penciller: Ric Estrada
Inker: Dick Giordano
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #512; next appears in SUPERMAN #353), Batman (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #494; next appears in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #168), Robin (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #494; next appears in BATMAN #329 (2))
Other Character: Merlin (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #2; last appearance)
Villain: Simon Magus (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #2; last appearance)
Synopsis: Robin is kidnapped by the evil magician Simon Magus, and must psychically transmit images of his predicament to Superman and Batman to be rescued.

World’s Finest Comics No. 266
December 1980 / January 1981
Cover: Lady Lunar and crowd vs. Superman and Batman //Jim Aparo (signed)
Story: “The Last Laugh of Lady Lunar” (15 pages)
Editor: Jack C. Harris
Writer: Cary Burkett
Penciller: Rich Buckler
Inker: Bob Smith
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #185; next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #27), Batman (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #497; next appears in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #170)
Supporting Character: Dr. Jenet Klyburn (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #24; next appears in SUPERMAN #355)
Intro: Rob (only appearance)
Other Character: Brice Rogers (formerly the Moonman; last appearance in issue #98; last appearance)
Villain: Lady Lunar (Stacy Macklin; first appearance as Lady Lunar; last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #464)
Synopsis: Astronaut trainee Stacy Macklin is transformed into Lady Lunar by the same forces that turned Brice Rogers into the Moonman, and menaces Superman and Batman.

World’s Finest Comics No. 267
February-March 1981
Cover: Superman, Batman, Rocky Davis, Ace Morgan, and other people falling into the sky //Rich Buckler / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: “When Strike the Gravity Masters” (14 pages)
Editor: Jack C. Harris
Writer: Cary Burkett
Penciller: Rich Buckler
Inker: Dick Giordano
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #516; next appears in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #172), Batman (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #499; next appears in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #172)
GS: Challengers of the Unknown (Ace Morgan, Prof Haley, Rocky Davis, and Red Ryan; last appearance in CHALLENGERS OF THE UNKNOWN #87; next appear in DC COMICS PRESENTS #84)
Intro: General Rivers, Dr. Charles Brock (only appearance for both)
Villains: The Gravity-Masters (Carl named in this story; first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Superman and Batman are assigned to rescue two captured Challengers of the Unknown and help the other two members stop a terrorist group who have gained control of a gravity bomb.

World’s Finest Comics No. 268
May 1981
Cover: Dr. Zodiac with Superman and Batman trapped in coins //Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: “The Twelve Coins of Power” (14 pages)
Editor: Jack C. Harris
Writer: Cary Burkett
Penciller: Romeo Tanghal
Inker: Bob Smith
Letterer: Milt Snapinn
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #518; next appears in SUPERMAN #359), Batman (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #500; next appears in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #173)
Supporting Characters: Morgan Edge (last appearance in SUPERMAN #353; next appears in SUPERMAN FAMILY #207), Jimmy Olsen (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #518; next appears in SUPERMAN FAMILY #207), Alfred Pennyworth, Commissioner Gordon (last appearance for both in DETECTIVE COMICS #500; both next appear in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #173), Lori Lemaris, Ronal (last appearance for both in DC COMICS PRESENTS #5; both next appear in SUPERMAN #408)
Villains: Dr. Zodiac (between issues #160 / 285), Roscoe, Carl, Tony (first and only appearance for all),  Ar-Phazel (in flashback; first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Dr. Zodiac seeks to steal twelve Atlantean coins bearing the signs of the Zodiac, each of which will give him the powers of Zodiac symbols.  Superman and Batman seek to stop him.

World’s Finest Comics No. 269
June-July 1981
Cover: Superman, Green Arrow, Robin, Captain Marvel, Hawkman, and Red Tornado in graveyard; Batman in coffin //Rich Buckler / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: “Buried Alive” (14 pages)
Editor: Jack C. Harris
Writer: Gerry Conway
Penciller: Rich Buckler
Inker: Frank McLaughlin
Letterer: John Costanza
Colorist: Carl Gafford
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #520; next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #35), Batman (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #503; next appears in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #269), Robin (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #503; next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #41)
Supporting Characters: Commissioner Gordon (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #503; next appears in BATMAN #337), Jimmy Olsen (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #519), Morgan Edge (last appearance in SUPERMAN FAMILY #207; next appears in ACTION COMICS #521)
Intro: Bob Tobias (Metropolis Chief of Police)
Villain: Ed Wiley (first appearance; dies in this story)
Synopsis: Batman is trapped alive in a buried coffin, and Superman and Robin have only scant hours to find him.

World’s Finest Comics No. 270
August 1981
Cover: Metallo, Superman trapped in black hole, and Batman //Dick Giordano
Story: “A Hole For Killing” (14 pages)
Editor: Len Wein
Writer: Gerry Conway
Penciller: Rich Buckler
Inker: Romeo Tanghal
Letterer: John Costanza
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN FAMILY #209; next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #37), Batman (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #505; next appears in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #178)
Intro: Bernard Hawkly (first and only appearance)
Villains: Metallo II (last appearance in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #175; next appears in BLUE DEVIL #3) and his gang (first and only appearance), the Parasite (between SUPERMAN #331 / 369), Atomic Skull (between DC COMICS PRESENTS #35 / 50)
Synopsis: Metallo is broken free of his cell on Superman Island by a miniature black hole, which he uses to power his artificial heart and to set a trap for Superman and Batman.

World’s Finest Comics No. 271
September 1981
Cover: Superman, Batman, and Robin bursting through covers of issue #84 and 94, SUPERMAN #76, and ADVENTURE COMICS #275 //George Perez
Story: “The Secret Origins of the Superman and Batman Team” (48 pages)
Editor: Len Wein
Writer: Roy Thomas
Penciller: Rich Buckler
Inker: Frank McLaughlin
Letterer: John Costanza
Colorist: Carl Gafford
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN FAMILY #210; next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #38), Batman (between BRAVE AND THE BOLD #182 / 179)
GS: Robin of Earth-Two (last appearance in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #182; next appears in INFINITY, INC. #1; also appears in flashback to indeterminate time), Superman of Earth-Two (between JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #183 / 195; also appears in flashback to indeterminate time), Batman of Earth-Two (in flashback to indeterminate time)
Supporting Characters: Lois Lane, Perry White (last appearance for both in SUPERMAN FAMILY #210; both next appear in SUPERMAN #364), Jimmy Olsen (last appearance in SUPERMAN FAMILY #210; next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #38), Perry White, Jimmy Olsen, and Lois Lane of Earth-Two (all in flashback to indeterminate time), Steve Lombard (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #523; next appears in issue #274)
Cameo appearances: Robin, Thad Linnis, Prof. Carter Nichols, Superboy, Pete Groff, Lana Lang, Jimmy Olsen, Perry White, Lois Lane, Powerman
Villains: The Atoman (Heinrich Melch; first and only appearance), Dr. Teufel, Dr. Melch, Zoltan and his gang (in flashback; first and only appearance for all)
Comment: Parts of this story are adapted from episodes of the Superman radio program.
Synopsis: Superman and Batman are baffled when a Kryptonite-radiating villain named Atoman whom they have never met before appears and sets out to destroy the Man of Steel, causing Superman to dream of encounters a different Superman, Batman, and Robin had with the villain--and indicating Atoman is from Earth-Two.

World’s Finest Comics No. 272
October 1981
Cover: Superman and Batman vs. Weapons Master’s robots in the Fortress of Solitude //Ross Andru / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: “Assault On the Fortress of Solitude” (14 pages)
Editor: Len Wein
Writer: Cary Burkett
Penciller: Rich Buckler
Inker: Joe Giella
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in Clark Kent story in SUPERMAN FAMILY #213), Batman (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #509)
Supporting Characters: Lois Lane, Perry White (last appearance for both in ACTION COMICS #526; both next appear in issue #274)
Cameo appearance: Robin, Superman Revenge Squad, Batman Revenge Squad (in flashback)
Villains: Gobbler, weapons robots (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: This story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis: Trying to keep Batman from burning himself out, Superman takes him to the Fortress of Solitude for some down time, where they are abruptly attacked by phantom robots.

World’s Finest Comics No. 273
November 1981
Cover: Batman, Weapons Master, Superman, and zombies; Plastic Man vignette //Ross Andru / Dick Giordano?
Story: “In the Citadel of the Weapons Master” (14 pages)
Editor: Len Wein
Writer: Cary Burkett
Penciller: Adrian Gonzales
Inker: Bob Smith
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Characters: Superman, Batman
GA: Flash (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #195; next appears in THE FLASH #305)
Villain: The Weapon-Master (first appearance)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: An alien villain, the Weapon Master, paralyzes the will of everyone on Earth save Batman, who subjects himself to a Fortress device that will give him super-powers for four hours, then kill him.

World’s Finest Comics No. 274
December 1981
Cover: Batman crashing through wall to save Superman from Weapon-Master //Ross Andru / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: “Greater Love Hath No Man” (14 pages)
Editor: Len Wein
Writer: Cary Burkett
Penciller: Adrian Gonzales
Inker: Brett Breeding
Letterer: Todd Klein
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Characters: Superman, Batman (both next appear in DC COMICS PRESENTS #41)
Supporting Characters: Perry White, Lois Lane (last appearance for both in issue #272; both next appear in DC COMICS PRESENTS #41), Jimmy Olsen (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #526; next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #41), Steve Lombard (last appearance in issue #271; next appears in SUPERMAN FAMILY #213)
Villain: Weapon-Master (next appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #60)
Comment: Story continues from last issue.
Synopsis: A super-powered Batman and a powerless Superman team up to take on the Weapon-Master in a final duel.

World’s Finest Comics No. 275
January 1982
Cover: Superman and Batman looking at cities under heat wave and snowstorm //Ross Andru / Dick Giordano
Story: “Summer Nights, Winter Days” (14 pages)
Editor: Len Wein
Writer: Paul Kupperberg
Penciller: Rich Buckler
Inker: Frank McLaughlin
Letterer: John Costanza
Colorist: Michele Wolfman
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN FAMILY #214; next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #42), Batman (last appearance in BATMAN #343; next appears in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #183)
Supporting Characters: Josh Coyle (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #523; next appears in SUPERMAN #367), Alfred Pennyworth (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #41; next appears in DETECTIVE COMICS #510)
Cameo appearances: Captain Cold, Weather Wizard
Villains: Mr. Freeze (last appearance in BATMAN #308; next appears in DETECTIVE COMICS #526) Cool, Morgan, Icehouse Wallace, various crooks (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Mr. Freeze broadcasts cold waves to Gotham City from a satellite, hoping to make it suitable for him to live in, while Metropolis lies under a heat wave, and Superman and Batman must find him and stop him.

World’s Finest Comics No. 276
February 1982
Cover: Superman and Batman vs. Dr. X and Dr. Double X //George Perez
Story: “Double X Means Double Death” (14 pages)
Editor, writer: Mike W. Barr
Penciller: Rich Buckler
Inker: Bob Smith
Letterer: Milt Snapinn
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN FAMILY #215; next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #43), Batman (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #511; next appears in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #184)
Supporting Character: Alfred Pennyworth (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #511; next appears in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #184)
Villains: Dr. X (real name, Dr. Simon Ecks, revealed), Dr. Double X (last appearance for both in DETECTIVE COMICS #316; both next appear in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #194), Joker (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #41; next appears in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #191), Two-Face (between BATMAN #329 / 346)
Synopsis: Dr. X breaks out of Arkham Asylum, reactivates Dr. Double X, and places Batman in a trap in which he will receive the brunt of the powers Superman uses against his duplicate.

World’s Finest Comics No. 277
March 1982
Cover: Batman and Superman breaking into bio-terrorist’s lab; vignettes of Zatanna, Captain Marvel, Green Arrow, and Hawkman //George Perez / Bob Smith
Story: “Beasts of Plague” (14 pages)
Editor: Mike W. Barr
Writer: Cary Burkett
Penciller: Don Heck
Inker: Romeo Tanghal
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN FAMILY #216; next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #44), Batman (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #512; next appears in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #185)
Supporting Characters: Lois Lane (last appearance in SUPERMAN FAMILY #216; next appears in ACTION COMICS #528), Perry White (last appearance in SUPERMAN FAMILY #216; next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #44), Commissioner Gordon (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #512; next appears in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #186)
Intro: Ed Anders (dies in this story)
Villain: “The bioterrorist” (unnamed; first appearance; dies in this story), Squirrel Randolph, and their gang (first and only appearance for both)
Synopsis: A reporter dies while investigating a terrorist who plans to loose deadly germ plagues on Metropolis, and Superman and Batman set out to find his killer.

World’s Finest Comics No. 278
April 1982
Cover: Batman, Superman, and Hawkman on Thanagar //George Perez / Romeo Tanghal (signed)
Story: “Assault On Thanagar” (14 pages)
Editor: Mike W. Barr
Writer: Bob Rozakis
Penciller: Rich Buckler
Inker: Pablo Marcos
Letterer: John Costanza
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in Hawkman story in last issue; next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #45), Batman (last appearance in Hawkman story in last issue; next appears in BATMAN #347 (2)), Hawkman (between Hawkman stories in last issue and next issue)
GS: Hawkwoman (between Hawkman stories in last issue and next issue)
Villain: Hyathis (last appearance in issue #273; last appearance)
Comment: This story continues from the Hawkman story in last issue and continues in part in the Hawkman story in the next issue.
Synopsis: Superman and Batman accompany Hawkman to Thanagar to free the planet from Hyathis’s domination.

World’s Finest Comics No. 279
May 1982
Cover: Superman wrecking crooks’ car as Batman, Hawkman, Captain Marvel and Green Arrow direct traffic //Ross Andru / Dick Giordano
Story: “Kidnapped” (14 pages)
Editor: Mike W. Barr
Writer: Cary Burkett
Penciller: Keith Pollard
Inker: Mike DeCarlo
Letterer: John Costanza
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in Lois Lane story in SUPERMAN FAMILY #220), Batman (last appearance in WONDER WOMAN #291)
Supporting Character: Alfred Pennyworth (last appearance in BATMAN #348)
Intro: Sondra, Hank (only appearance for both)
Villains: Captain Cutlass (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #61), Major Disaster (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #509), Colonel Sulphur (last appearance in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #160), Gen. Max Scarr (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #492; all appear as the Army of Crime (first appearance)) and their hirelings (including Turk Callahan; first and only appearance for all)
Comment: This story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis: Four villains with military sobriquets have banded together as the Army of Crime, and capture and unmask Batman.

World’s Finest Comics No. 280
June 1982
Cover: Superman, Major Disaster, Col. Sulphur, Gen. Scarr, Captain Cutlass, and Batman //Rich Buckler / Steve Mitchell (signed)
Story: “General Scarr’s Army of Crime” (14 pages)
Editor: Mike W. Barr
Writer: Cary Burkett
Penciller: Rich Buckler
Inker: Bob Smith
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Carl Gafford
Feature Characters: Superman, Batman
Supporting Character: Alfred Pennyworth
Villains: Gen. Scarr, Major Disaster, Colonel Sulphur, Captain Cutlass (the Army of Crime), Trickster (last appearance in ?; next appears in ?), Carl Jackson, various crooks (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: This story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis: The Army of Crime members believe Batman has only disguised himself to look like Bruce Wayne.  After he escapes, he learns that the villains are planning to hijack alien weapons left behind by the Weapon-Master.  Superman gets thrown into another time continuum by a “time bomb”.

World’s Finest Comics No. 281
July 1982
Cover: Army of Crime watching Superman and Batman trapped by tornado on viewscreen //Gil Kane (signed)
Story: “War in the Streets” (14 pages)
Editor: Dave Manak
Writer: Cary Burkett
Penciller; Irv Novick
Inker: Frank Chiaramonte
Letterer: Milt Snapinn
Colorist: Carl Gafford
Feature Characters: Superman (next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #48), Batman (next appears in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #188)
Supporting Character: Alfred Pennyworth (next appears in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #190)
GA: Firestorm (last appearance in FURY OF FIRESTORM #2; next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #203), Flash (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #202; next appears in THE FLASH #310), Wonder Woman (between JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #202 / 203)
Villains: Gen. Scarr, Col. Sulphur, Captain Cutlass (last appearance for all), Major Disaster (next appears in GREEN LANTERN #182; all appear as the Army of Crime)
Comment: This story continues from last issue.
Synopsis: As Superman struggles to return to his normal time, Batman attempts to halt the Army of Crime’s assault on Gotham.
 
World’s Finest Comics No. 282
August 1982
Cover: Batman roped by Eldiranians on flying tigers; Superman vs. dragon (two vignettes) //Gil Kane (signed)
Story: “The Joy-Bringers” (14 pages)
Editor: Dave Manak
Writer: Cary Barnett
Penciller: Irv Novick
Inker: Frank McLaughlin
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN FAMILY #221; next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #49), Batman (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #205; next appears in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #190)
Intro: Lady Cleora,  Lord Rosaurius, Eldaranians (only appearance for all)
Villains: Lord Rodcairn, various crooks (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: While tracking down the Weapon-Master’s lost stash of weaponry, Batman and Superman are sent back in time to Earth’s prehistory, when a group of magicians was helping prepare it for human life.

World’s Finest Comics No. 283
September 1982
Cover: Composite Superman II and shadows of Superman and Batman //Rich Buckler / Frank Giacoia
Story: “Prologue” (15 pages)
Editor: Len Wein
Writer: Cary Burkett
Penciller: George Tuska
Inker: Frank McLaughlin
Letterer: John Costanza
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN SPECIAL #1), Batman (last appearance in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #196)
Supporting Characters: Dr. Douglas Dundee (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #494), Dan Hunter (first appearance)
Cameo appearances: Composite Superman I, Sun Boy, Saturn Girl, Element Lad, Light Lass, Ultra Boy (in flashback)
Villain: Composite Superman II (Xan; last appearance in issue #168; first appearance as Composite Superman II)
Comment: This story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis: Xan, the alien who helped the original Composite Superman get his powers back, turns himself into the second Composite Superman and menaces his foes Superman and Batman.

World’s Finest Comics No. 284
October 1982
Cover: Composite Superman vs. Princess Projectra, Wildfire, Lightning Lad, Cosmic Boy, Colossal Boy, Shrinking Violet, Saturn Girl, Superman, and Batman //Keith Giffen / Larry Mahlstedt (signed)
Story: “I...Amalgamax” (15 pages)
Editor: Marv Wolfman
Writer: Cary Burkett
Artist: George Tuska
Letterer: Adam Kubert
Feature Characters: Superman, Batman
GS: Legion of Super-Heroes (Cosmic Boy, Saturn Girl, Lightning Lad, Wildfire, Colossal Boy,  Sun Boy, Princess Projectra; last appearance for Legion as a whole in LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES ANNUAL (1st series) #1; next appearance in LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES (2nd series) #290)
Supporting Characters: Dr. Douglas Dundee, Alfred Pennyworth (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #523), Yera (disguised as Shrinking Violet; last appearance in LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES ANNUAL (1st series) #1; next appears in LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES (2nd series) #292)
Cameo appearance: Vyl, Chameleon Boy, Brainiac 5 (in flashback)
Villain: Amalgamax (Xan; formerly the Composite Superman; first appearance as Amalgamax; last appearance)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: Superman summons the Legion of Super-Heroes back to the 20th Century to help him and Batman fight their foe, who now calls himself “Amalgamax”.

World’s Finest Comics No. 285
November 1982
Cover: Superman and Batman //Rich Buckler / Dick Giordano
Story: “Deliver us From Evil” (23 pages)
Editor: Marv Wolfman
Writer: Cary Burkett
Penciller: Rich Buckler
Inker: Sam DeLaRosa
Letterer: Todd Klein
Colorist: Sam DeLaRosa
Feature Characters: Superman (also appears, in flashback, as Superbaby and Superboy), Batman
GS: Zatanna (last appearance in WONDER WOMAN #300)
Supporting Characters: Alfred Pennyworth, Dr. Douglas Dundee (next appears in BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS #3)
Cameo appearances: Thomas Wayne, Martha Wayne, Joe Chill, Martha Kent, Jonathan Kent, Krypto (in flashback)
Villains: Dr. Zodiac (last appearance in issue #268), Madame Zodiac (last appearance in BATMAN FAMILY #17), beast-men (first appearance)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: Dr. Zodiac and Madame Zodiac team up to steal twelve powerful Zodiac coins, learning Batman’s secret identity along the way, and Superman, Batman, and Zatanna team up to try and deal with their mystic operations.

World’s Finest Comics No. 286
December 1982
Cover: Superman and Batman surrounded by robed cultists //Rich Buckler / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: “When Hell Breaks Loose” (23 pages)
Editor: Marv Wolfman
Writer: Cary Burkett
Penciller: Rich Buckler
Inker: Sam DeLaRosa
Letterer: Phil Felix
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Characters: Superman, Batman, Robin (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #523)
GS: Wonder Woman (last appearance in WONDER WOMAN #300), Zatanna (next appears in issue #288), Green Arrow (last appearance in WONDER WOMAN #300; next appears in DETECTIVE COMICS #523; all appear, with Superman and Batman, as the Justice League of America)
Supporting Characters: Paula Von Gunther, Amazons, Dan Hunter, Alfred Pennyworth (next appears in issue #289), Lucius Fox (between BATMAN #346 / 362)
Intro: Rabbi Shlomo Ben Haviv, Mrs. Rabinowitz
Villains: Dr. Zodiac, Madame Zodiac, the Master (first appearance), Ku Klux Klan (first appearance), a satanic cult (first and only appearance)
Comment: This story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis: Wonder Woman takes the stricken Zatanna to Paradise Island for treatment, while the other Justice League heroes face menaces set in motion by the master of Madame Zodiac and Dr. Zodiac, who possesses the body of Batman.

World’s Finest Comics No. 287
January 1983
Cover: Batman and Madame Zodiac vs. Superman and Robin //Rich Buckler / Romeo Tanghal (signed)
Story: “Within My Heart, the Enemy” (23 pages)
Editor: Marv Wolfman
Writer: Cary Burkett
Artist: Trevor Von Eeden
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Lynn Varley
Feature Characters: Superman, Batman, and Robin (next appears in NEW TEEN TITANS (first series) #28)
GS: Wonder Woman,  the Flash (last appearance in WONDER WOMAN #300; both appear, with Superman and Batman, as the Justice League of America)
Supporting Character: Dan Hunter
Intro: Andrea Dune
Villains: Dr. Zodiac, Madame Zodiac, the Master
Comment: This story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis: Batman fights off possession by the Master, but Madame Zodiac’s evil minions capture him and prepare to infuse the Master directly into his body.

World’s Finest Comics No. 288
February 1983
Cover: Superman, Batman, and Master in crystal ball //Ed Hannigan / Dick Girodano (signed)
Story: “To Hell and Back” (23 pages)
Editor, co-writer: Marv Wolfman
Co-writer: Mike W. Barr
Artist: Adrian Gonzales
Letterer: Andy Kubert
Colorist: Carl Gafford
Feature Characters: Superman, Batman
GS: Flash (next appears in THE FLASH #314), Wonder Woman (next appears in WONDER WOMAN #301), Zatanna (last appearance in issue #286; next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #217; all appear, with Superman and Batman, as the Justice League of America)
Cameo appearances: Joe Chill, Thomas Wayne, Martha Wayne (in Batman’s hallucination)
Villains: Dr. Zodiac, the Master (last appearance for both), Madame Zodiac (dies in this story),  Madame Zodiac II (first appearance; dies in this story), beast-men (last appearance), Batman duplicates (first appearance; all die in this story)
Comment: This story continues from last issue.
Synopsis: While Superman searches for the Batman, the Caped Crusader is possessed by the Master, and Madame Zodiac unveils a horde of duplicate Batman bodies for him to occupy after he wears out the original Batman’s corpus.

World’s Finest Comics No. 289
March 1983
Cover: Superman and Batman //Gil Kane (signed)
Story: “The Kryll Way of Dying” (23 pages)
Editor: Marv Wolfman
Writer: Doug Moench
Penciller: Adrian Gonzales
Inker: Sal Trapani
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Carl Gafford
Feature Characters: Superman (next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #56), Batman (next appears in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #198)
Supporting Character: Alfred Pennyworth (last appearance in issue #286; next appears in DETECTIVE COMICS #524)
Cameo appearances: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent, Thomas Wayne, Martha Wayne, Joe Chill, Jor-El, Lara
Intro: The Kryll (only appearance) and their probes (all die in this story)
Synopsis: Superman and Batman encounter living probes constructed by the Kryll, a race which need to leach emotions from Earthmen and enable themselves to die.

World’s Finest Comics No. 290
April 1983
Cover: Batman on rooftop, photos of Superman //Ed Hannigan / Klaus Janson (signed)
Story: “The Man With the Molten Touch” (23 pages)
Editor: Marv Wolfman
Writer: Doug Moench
Penciller: Adrian Gonzales
Inker: Tony DeZuniga
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Carl Gafford
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in DARING NEW ADVENTURES OF SUPERGIRL #2 (2)), Batman (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #526)
Supporting Characters: Commissioner Gordon (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #526; next appears in issue #292)
Intro: Yumiko
Villains: Stalagron (Arthur Sadim) and his “family” (first appearance for all), various crooks (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: Batman is attacked by a horde of bats, and a living stalagmite called Stalagron attacks Superman with a Kryptonite meteor.

World’s Finest Comics No. 291
May 1983
Cover: Stalagron, Superman, and Batman //Walt Simonson (signed)
Story: “The Strange Saga of Stalagron” (23 pages)
Editors: Marv Wolfman, Roger Slifer
Writer: Doug Moench
Penciller: Adrian Gonzales
Inker: Tony DeZuniga
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Characters: Superman (next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #58), Batman (next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS ANNUAL #2)
Supporting Character: Alfred Pennyworth (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #526; next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS ANNUAL #2)
Other Character: Yumiko (last appearance)
Villains: Stalagron and his “family” (all destroyed in this story)
Comment: This story continues from the last issue.
Synopsis: Superman and Batman strive to keep Stalagron from igniting a volcanic eruption and to rescue Yumiko from his clutches.

World’s Finest Comics No. 292
June 1983
Cover: Superman, Susan LaSalle, Batman, people of Gotham City //Ed Hannigan / Klaus Janson
Story: “The Anthrax Hotline” (23 pages)
Editor: Roger Slifer
Writer: Doug Moench
Penciller: Jerome Moore
Inker: Frank Giacoia
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in DARING NEW ADVENTURES OF SUPERGIRL #8; next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #59), Batman (last appearance in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #199; next appears in BATMAN #360)
Supporting Character: Commissioner Gordon (last appearance in issue #290; next appears in BATMAN #360)
Intro: Susan LaSalle (only appearance)
Villain: Anthrax (George; first and only appearance)
Synopsis: During Superman’s and Batman’s appearance on a radio talk show, a terrorist named Anthrax threatens to set off a germ plague in Gotham City within the hour.
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World’s Finest Comics No. 293
July 1983
Cover: Superman and Batman vs. Null and Void //Ed Hannigan / Klaus Janson (signed)
Story: “Friends” (23 pages)
Editor: Roger Slifer
Writer: David Anthony Kraft
Penciller: Adrian Gonzales
Inker: Tony DeZuniga
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Carl Gafford
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #216; next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #60), Batman (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #528; next appears in BATMAN #362)
Supporting Characters: Jimmy Olsen (last appearance in DARING NEW ADVENTURES OF SUPERGIRL #8), Perry White (between DARING NEW ADVENTURES OF SUPERGIRL #8 / 10)
Cameo appearance: Lara (in a photo)
Villains: Null (Sol), Void (Peter McBride; first appearance for both; last chronological appearance in issue #304 flashback; both next appear in issue #304), the Expropriator (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Superman and Batman encounter two villains named Null and Void, who have the powers of nulling light and sound and teleportation, respectively.

World’s Finest Comics No. 294
August 1983
Cover: Superman and Batman vs. Tonatiuh //Ed Hannigan / Klaus Janson (signed)
Story: “Night of the Midnight Sun” (23 pages)
Editors: Roger Slifer, Marv Wolfman
Writer: L. B. Kellog
Penciller: Jerome Moore
Inkers: Frank Giacoia, Mike DeCarlo
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Carl Gafford
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #217; next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #61), Batman (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #529; next appears in SUPERMAN ANNUAL #9)
GA: Dick Grayson (Robin; last appearance in NEW TEEN TITANS (DRUG AWARENESS GIVEAWAY) #3; next appears in NEW TEEN TITANS (first series) #33)
Supporting Characters: Jimmy Olsen (next appears in DARING NEW ADVENTURES OF SUPERGIRL #9), Alfred Pennyworth (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #529; next appears in BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS #1)
Villains: Tonatiuh (first appearance; dies in this story), Susan Morning Cloud and others (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Tonatiuh, an alien stranded on Earth in ancient times, captures Superman and intends to sap his life-energies for power with which to return to his planet.

Superman Annual No. 9
1983
Cover: Superman and Batman vs. Lex Luthor //Gil Kane (signed)
Story: “Villain, Villain, Who’s Got the Villain?”  (30 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Elliot S! Maggin
Penciller: Alex Toth
Inker: Terry Austin
Letterer: Gaspar Saladino
Colorist: Tom Ziuko
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #61; next appears in ACTION COMICS #542), Batman (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #294; next appears in BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS #1)
Supporting Characters: Lana Lang (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS ANNUAL #2), Steve Lombard (between SUPERMAN #382 / 383)
Intro: Danny, Angel Marion, Dr. Marker, Dean Harrow (only appearance for all)
Villains: Lex Luthor (last appearance in flashback in SUPERMAN #416; next appears in ACTION COMICS #542), Mr. Cantabile and his gang, Reston, various crooks (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Lex Luthor attempts to foil Superman by using Red Kryptonite to turn the Man of Steel into a duplicate of Luthor himself and have him imprisoned, but Batman helps Superman stymie Luthor’s plot.

World’s Finest Comics No. 295
September 1983
Cover: Moondancers and Superman and Batman among moons //Ed Hannigan / Klaus Janson (signed)
Story: “Daughters of the Moon” (23 pages)
Editor: Roger Slifer
Plotter: L. B. Kellog
Scripter: David Anthony Kraft
Penciller; Jerome Moore
Inker: Frank McLaughlin
Letterer: John Costanza
Colorist: Carl Gafford
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #217; next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #62), Batman (last appearance in BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS #3; next appears in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #200 (Batman and the Outsiders story)
Supporting Character: Commissioner Gordon (last appearance in BATMAN #362; next appears in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #200 (Batman and the Outsiders story))
Intro: Dr. Karl Hagen, Gen. Armstrong
Cameo appearances: The Joker, Lex Luthor
Villains: The Moondancers (Harvest Moon, New Moon, Crescent Moon), Prof. Nakamura, Sid, Bernie, and other crooks (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Batman is near death thanks to a virus weapon used against him by the Moondancers, a trio of super-villainesses who seek to halt nuclear expansion in space, and Superman must find a way to save his friend.

World’s Finest Comics No. 296
October 1983
Cover: Pantheon, Superman, and Batman //Ross Andru / Klaus Janson (signed)
Story: “The Pantheon”
 Part 1: “A World Upheaval” (23 pages)
Editor: Roger Slifer
Co-plotter: Ron Fontes
Co-plotter, scripter: David Anthony Kraft
Penciller: Ross Andru
Inker: Mike DeCarlo
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Carl Gafford
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in flashback in NEW TEEN TITANS ANNUAL (second series) #1), Batman (last appearance in BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS #8)
Supporting Characters: Jimmy Olsen (last appearance in SUPERMAN #391; next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #68), Perry White (last appearance in SUPERMAN #391; next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #69), Commissioner Gordon, Alfred Pennyworth (last appearance for both in BATMAN SPECIAL #1; both next appear in BATMAN #371)
Villains: The Pantheon (Omicron, Epsilon, Rho, Delta, Mu, Zeta, Sigma; first appearance for all; last chronological appearance for all in flashback in next issue)
Comment: Story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis: The Pantheon, a group of seven super-villains, threatens Earth with a “cosmic tree”, and Superman and Batman oppose them.

World’s Finest Comics No. 297
November 1983
Cover: Batman and Superman vs. Pantheon and Cosmic Tree //Gene Colan / Klaus Janson (signed)
Story: “The Pantheon”
 Part 2: “The Cosmic Tree” (23 pages)
Editor: Roger Slifer
Co-plotter: Ron Fontes
Co-plotter, scripter: David Anthony Kraft
Penciller: Gene Colan
Inker: Bob Smith
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Carl Gafford
Feature Characters: Superman, Batman
Intro: Dave, Bill
Villains: The Pantheon (origin revealed in flashback, their first chronological appearance; next chronological appearance after flashback in next issue)
Comment: Story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis: Superman and Batman learn the origins of the Pantheon as they continue their struggle against the villainous cabal.

World’s Finest Comics No. 298
December 1983
Cover: Superman, Batman, and Zeta //Ed Hannigan / Dick Giordano
Story: “The Pantheon”
 Part 3: “Zeta”  (23 pages)
Editor: Roger Slifer
Co-plotter: Ron Fontes
Co-plotter, scripter: David Anthony Kraft
Penciller: Ross Andru
Inkers: Sal Amendola, Steve Mitchell
Feature Characters: Superman, Batman
Intro: “Adam”, “Eve”, and their family (only appearance for all)
Villains: The Pantheon
Comment: Story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis: Superman and Batman interfere with Zeta’s plans to create a new human race.

World’s Finest Comics No. 299
January 1984
Cover: Superman bound for execution, Batman as executioner //Ed Hannigan / Klaus Janson (signed)
Story: “The Shadow of the Executioner” (23 pages)
Editor: Roger Slifer
Writer: David Anthony Kraft
Penciller: Gene Colan
Inker: Steve Mitchell
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Carl Gafford
Feature Characters: Superman, Batman
Intro: Past, Future, and other aliens (only appearance for all), Major David Bowie, Major Ray Tolston, and another astronaut (all dead before this story opens)
Villains: The Pantheon, Present (first and only appearance)
Comments: Story continues in the next issue.
 Major David Bowie is named after the famous rock star.
Synopsis: Superman and Batman learn the secret of the Cosmic Tree and meet the aliens who programmed it.

World’s Finest Comics No. 300
February 1984
Cover: Superman, Batman, Geo-Force, Halo, Katana, Metamorpho, Green Lantern, Green Arrow, Firestorm, Wonder Woman, Hawkman, Red Tornado //Ed Hannigan / Klaus Janson (signed)
Story: “A Tale of Two Worlds”, or, “Planets In Peril” (3 pages)
 Part 1: “Enter, the Outsiders” (6 pages)
 Part 2: “Exit, the New Teen Titans” (3 pages)
 Part 3: “Six Against a God” (4 pages)
 Part 4: “A Rock In Time” (7 pages)
 Part 5: “The Temptation of Superman” (5 pages)
 Part 6: “What Time Has Joined Together” (5 pages)
 Part 7: “A New Genesis” (5 pages)
 Epilog (2 pages)
Editor: Roger Slifer
Writers: David Anthony Kraft, Mike W. Barr, Marv Wolfman
Pencillers: Ross Andru, Mark Texeira, Sal Amendola, George Perez
Inkers: Klaus Janson, Bob Smith, George Perez, Rick Magyar, Frank McLaughlin, Sal Amendola, Rodin Rodriguez
Letterers: Gaspar Saladino, Milt Snapinn, Andrews, Ben Oda
Colorist: Carl Gafford
Feature Characters: Superman (next appears in issue #302; also appears as Superboy, between NEW ADVENTURES OF SUPERBOY #50 / 52), Firestorm, Green Arrow, Hawkman, Elongated Man, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Red Tornado, Zatanna (the Justice League of America; last appearance in  JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #223), Batman (next appears in issue #302), Metamorpho (between BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS #8 / 9), Halo, Katana, Black Lightning, Geo-Force (with Batman and Metamorpho, appear as the Outsiders; last appearance in BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS #7; all next appear in issue #302)
GS: Dick Grayson, Wonder Girl, Cyborg, Raven, Terra, Changeling (the New Teen Titans; last appearance in TALES OF THE TEEN TITANS #41; next appear in SUPERGIRL #20), Sgt. Rock and Easy Company (Bulldozer, Wild Man, Little Sure Shot; all between SGT. ROCK #384 / 385)
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent (between NEW ADVENTURES OF SUPERBOY #50 / 52), Martha Kent (between NEW ADVENTURES OF SUPERBOY #50 / 53)
Villains: The Pantheon, Oldans (last appearance for all), the Gordanians (last appearance in ?; next appear in ?), a crook (first and only appearance)
Comments: Story continues from last issue and continues in issue #302.
 This story is billed as a teamup of the Justice League of America and the Outsiders.
Synopsis: Batman and Superman bring together the Justice League and the Outsiders to make a last ditch offensive on the Pantheon and a final attempt to save Earth from the Cosmic Tree.

World’s Finest Comics No. 302
April 1984
Cover: Batman (with Kryptonite gloves) vs. Superman //Ed Hannigan / Klaus Janson (signed)
Story: “No Rest For Heroes” (5 pages)
Editor: Roger Slifer
Writer: David Kraft
Penciller: David Mazzuchelli
Inker: Rodin Rodriguez
Letterer: Duncan Andrews
Colorist: Carl Gafford
Feature Characters: Superman, Batman (both between issues #300 / 301)
GA: Hawkman, Green Lantern, Green Arrow, Zatanna, Elongated Man, Wonder Woman, Red Tornado, Firestorm (with Superman, the Justice League of America; last appearance for all in issue #300; next appear in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #224), Halo, Black Lightning, Geo-Force, Katana (with Batman, the Outsiders; last appearance in issue #300; next appear in
BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS #9)
Villains: Duke and his pals (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: In the aftermath of the Pantheon affair, Superman and Batman try to get a drink at a pub and end up in a short-lived brawl.

World’s Finest Comics No. 301
March 1984
Cover: Rampaging Superman, Batman, and Siphon //Ed Hannigan / Klaus Janson (signed)
Story: “Rampage” (23 pages)
Editor: Roger Slifer
Writers: Dan Mishkin, Gary Cohn
Penciller: Mike Chen
Inker: Pablo Marcos
Letterer: Phil Felix
Colorist: Carl Gafford
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in issue #302; next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #67), Batman (last appearance in issue #302; next appears in BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS #9)
Villain: Siphon (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: A villain named Siphon has turned Superman into a rampaging menace by tampering with his atomic structure, and Batman must keep the villain and himself alive while trying to find a cure for his friend.

World’s Finest Comics No. 303
May 1984
Cover: Batman in protective suit, Superman and Metropolis citizens (and corpses) engulfed by “green snow” //Ed Hannigan / Klaus Janson (signed)
Story: “Plague” (23 pages)
Editor: Roger Slifer
Writer: David Anthony Kraft
Penciller: Mike Chen
Inker: Pablo Marcos
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Carl Gafford
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN #395; next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #70), Batman (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #538; next appears in BATMAN #372)
Supporting Characters: Commissioner Gordon (last appearance in BATMAN #371; next appears in DETECTIVE COMICS #539), Lana Lang (last appearance in SUPERMAN #395; next appears in ACTION COMICS #555), Lois Lane, Perry White (last appearance for both in SUPERMAN #394; both next appear in ACTION COMICS #556), Jimmy Olsen (between DC COMICS PRESENTS #69 / 70), Alfred Pennyworth (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #538; next appears in BATMAN #372)
Villain: The Alchemist (Dr. Fenton Keene), various crooks (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: A mysterious villain called the Alchemist threatens Metropolis with a deadly plague culture, and Superman and Batman must help find a cure--while Superman is threatened by Kryptonite.

World’s Finest Comics No. 304
June 1984
Cover: Null and Void //Klaus Janson (signed)
Story: “The Origin of Null and Void”: Part One (24 pages)
Editor: Roger Slifer
Writer: David Anthony Kraft
Penciller: Steve Lightle
Inker: Sal Trapani
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Carl Gafford
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #559), Batman (last appearance in BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS ANNUAL #1)
Intro: Ernest Hemingway (of Earth-One; only appearance), Sol’s father (only appearance; both in flashback), Swordfish, Barracuda (Abagail Kent; last chronological appearance for both in issue #306 flashback)
Villains: Null and Void (last appearance for both in issue #293; also appear in flashback, their earliest chronological appearance, preceding issue #293 appearance; origin revealed in this story)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: The voodoo artifact that gave Null and Void their powers is found frozen in ice and is kept aboard a ship at sea.   Superman, Batman, Null, and Void converge on the ship, but, when Superman tries to keep the statue away from the crooks, Void sends it and him into another dimension.

World’s Finest Comics No. 305
July 1984
Cover: Superman and Batman in surrealistic milleu //Ed Hannigan / Klaus Janson (signed)
Story: “Lost In the Void” (23 pages)
Editor: Roger Slifer
Writer: David Anthony Kraft
Penciller: Steve Lightle
Inker: Pablo Marcos
Letterer: Bob Lappan
Colorist: Carl Gafford
Feature Characters: Superman, Batman
GS: Swordfish, Barracuda
Villains: Null and Void, X’ult (first appearance), Communists
Comment: Story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis: While Superman struggles to free himself from a surrealistic void, Batman is caught in the struggle between Russians and Swedes for the frozen figures of Swordfish and Barracuda, and Null and Void have a falling out.

World’s Finest Comics No. 306
August 1984
Cover: Swordfish and Barracuda //Ed Hannigan / Klaus Janson (signed)
Story: “The Saga of Swordfish and the Barracuda” (23 pages)
Editor: Nicola Cuti
Plotter: David Anthony Kraft
Scripter: Charles Lawrence
Penciller: Steve Lightle
Inker: Dannis Janke
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Carl Gafford
Feature Characters: Superman, Batman
GS: Swordfish, Barracuda (origin revealed in this story; also appear in flashback, preceding their appearance in issue #304)
Villains: Null, Void, X’ult
Comment: This story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: Superman, Batman, Swordfish, Null, Void, and Xult all strive to be the ones to free Barracuda from her icy prison, but the government has a stake in the matter as well.

World’s Finest Comics No. 307
September 1984
Cover: Superman and Batman tied to masts of sailing ship //Ed Hannigan / Klaus Janson (signed)
Story: “Time and Time Again” (23 pages)
Editor: Nicola Cuti
Plotter: David Anthony Kraft
Scripter: Charles Lawrence
Artist: Trevor Von Eeden
Letterer: Duncan Andrews
Colorist: Carl Gafford
Feature Characters: Superman (next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #74), Batman
GS: Swordfish, Barracuda (last appearance for both)
Villains: X’ult (last appearance; also appears in flashback, his earliest chronological appearance, preceding his appearance in issue #?), Null, Void (last appearance for both)
Comment: Story continues from last issue.
Synopsis: X’ult frees Barracuda and makes her his queen, while Superman, Batman, Swordfish, Null, and Void prepare to battle them.

World’s Finest Comics No. 308
October 1984
Cover: Batman watching Superman being blasted by Hector Alvarez //Ed Hannigan / Klaus Janson
Story: “Night and Day” (23 pages)
Editor: Janice Race
Writer: Kurt Busiek
Penciller: George Tuska
Inker: Mark Alexander
Letterer: David Cody Weiss
Colorist: Nansi Hoolahan
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #560; next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #75), Batman (next appears in BATMAN #374)
GA: Jason Todd (Robin II; last appearance in BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS ANNUAL #1; next appears in BATMAN #374)
Supporting Characters: Dr. Jenet Klyburn (between BLUE DEVIL #3 / 17), Alfred Pennyworth (last appearance in BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS ANNUAL #1; next appears in BATMAN #374), Josh Coyle (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #560; next appears in SUPERMAN #401), Lana Lang (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #559; next appears in SUPERMAN #401), Justin Moore (between SUPERMAN #398 / 401), Frank Jackson (between SUPERMAN #393 / 408), April Marigold (last appearance in SUPERMAN #393; last appearance)
Intro: Veronique, Davidson, Harry, Rosa Genarra (only appearance for all)
Villains: Hector Alvarez, Rocco, Spud Malloy, Jake, other gangsters (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Superman and Batman stumble across a “ghetto genius’s” plan to steal a newly-created element from S.T.A.R. Labs to power a combat suit with which he hopes to destroy Columbia University.
 
World’s Finest Comics No. 309
November 1984
Cover: Superman and Batman //Ed Hannigan / Klaus Janson
Story: “The Quantum Inheritance” (23 pages)
Editor: Nicola Cuti
Writer: Kurt Busiek
Penciller: Mark Texeira
Inker: Alfredo Alcala
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #561; next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #76), Batman (last appearance in BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS #15)
Supporting Characters: Alfred Pennyworth (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #542; next appearsin BATMAN #376), Lana Lang (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #561; next appears in SUPERMAN #402)
Intro: Raymond Aurnau (dies in this story), Heather Jane Aurnau, Miss Kistler
Villains: Quantum (Philip Crane), Fast Willie Jackson and his gang (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: Fast Willie Jackson is named for an Archie Comics character of the 1970's.
Synopsis: Businessman Raymond Aurnau is murdered by Quantum, a super-villain, and leaves his estate to Superman, inducing Superman and Batman to solve his murder.

World’s Finest Comics No. 310
December 1984
Cover: Superman, Batman, and Sonik vs. crooks  //Ed Hannigan / Klaus Janson
Story: “Brown Shoes Don’t Make It” (23 pages)
Editor: Janice Race
Writer: Joey Cavalieri
Penciller: Stan Woch
Inker: Rick Magyar
Colorist: Nansi Hoolahan
Letterer: Duncan Andrews
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #562; next appears in SUPERGIRL (SAFETY SPECIAL) #1), Batman (next appears in BATMAN #376)
Intro and origin: Sonik (William Parker; first appearance; next appears in issue #318)
Intro: Callahan (only appearance)
Villains:  Billy Ray, Ymir Hassan, Assassins, Inc. (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Superman is guarding an Arab terrorist from assassination during a peace meeting, Batman is dealing with the assassins, and a new hero named Sonik arises from the Metropolis ghetto.

World’s Finest Comics No. 311
January 1985
Cover: Superman and Batman vs. robot  //Paris Cullens / Klaus Janson (signed)
Story: “Hacker” (23 pages)
Editor: Janice Race
Writer: Joey Cavalieri
Penciller: Stan Woch
Inker: Pablo Marcos
Letterer: Duncan Andrews
Colorist: Nansi Hoolahan
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #563; next appears in SUPERMAN #404), Batman (last appearance in BATMAN #381; next appears in BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS #16)
GS: The Monitor, Lyla (last appearance for both in SUPERMAN #403; both next appear in TALES OF THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #319)
Intro: Davy, Jason, and their mother (only appearance for all)
Villains: The Network (UHF, Cathode, Erase, Blue Matt, Volume, Fast Forward, Live Wire; first appearance for all; all named in next issue)
Synopsis: As a test of Superman’s and Batman’s abilities, the Monitor gives a teenage computer hacker access to the Fortress of Solitude, where he unleashes monsters from Superman’s zoo and giant combat robots from his storehouse.

World’s Finest Comics No. 312
February 1985
Cover: Superman and Batman surrounded by the Network //Paris Cullens / Klaus Janson (signed)
Story: “The Network”: Part 1 (23 pages)
Editor: Janice Race
Writer: Joey Cavalieri
Penciller: Stan Woch
Inker: Alfredo Alcala
Letterer: Duncan Andrews
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #565), Batman (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #549)
Supporting Charater: Lilanne Stern (first appearance)
Intro: Alyxandra, Stig Wormwood, Marta (only appearance for all), Mona Nockwood, Ahmet Lateef
Villains: The Network
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: Superman and Batman encounter the Network, a group of super-villains whose powers are patterned after TV effects, and who warp out a discothetque full of people into another dimension.  Later, they send Batman there as well.

World’s Finest Comics No. 313
March 1985
Cover: Batman and Superman vs. The Network //Stan Woch / Klaus Janson (signed)
Story: “The Network II: Please Stand By” (23 pages)
Editor: Janice Race
Writer: Joey Cavalieri
Penciller: Stan Woch
Inker: Alfredo Alcala
Letterer: Duncan Andrews
Colorist: Nansi Hoolahan
Feature Characters: Superman (next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #80), Batman
Other Characters: Ahmet Lateef (last appearance), Mona Nockwood (next appears in issue #318), Lilanne Stern
Intro: Ron Page
Villains: The Network (last appearance, except for Cathode, who appears in issue #315), The Executrix (first appearance)
Comment: Story continues from last issue.
Synopsis: Superman rescues Batman, then both of them continue their battle against the Network.

World’s Finest Comics No. 314
April 1985
Cover: Executrix holding unconscious Superman and Batman //Stan Woch / Klaus Janson (signed)
Story: “Gotham Bridge Is Falling Down” (23 pages)
Editor: Janice Race
Writer: Joey Cavalieri
Penciller: Stan Woch
Inker: Alfredo Alcala
Letterer: Duncan Andrews
Colorist: Nansi Hoolahan
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #567), Batman
GA: The Monitor, Lyla (last appearance for both in JONAH HEX #90; both next appear in BATMAN #384)
Supporting Characters: Alfred Pennyworth (last appearance in BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS #20), Jimmy Olsen (between SUPERMAN #407 / 408), Lois Lane (between ACTION COMICS #567 / 568), Lilanne Stern
Other Character: Ron Page (last appearance)
Intro: Casey Harrow (dies in this story), Sherry, Holmes, Jamie and his mother (only appearance for all)
Villains: The Executrix (last appearance), Cheapjack (first appearance; next appears in issue #316)
Comment: This story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: Superman and Batman strive to protect an industrial whistle-blower from a female assassin named the Executrix.

World’s Finest Comics No. 315
May 1985
Cover: Superman, Batman //Ed Hannigan
Story: “The Juice” (23 pages)
Editor: Janice Race
Writer: Joey Cavalieri
Penciller: Stan Woch
Inkers: Ian Akin, Brian Garvey
Letterer: Duncan Andrews
Colorist: Nansi Hoolahan
Feature Characters: Superman (next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #82), Batman (next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #83)
Supporting Character: Alfred Pennyworth (next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #83),  Marissa Pace (first appearance)
Villain: Cathode (last appearance in issue #313; dies in this story) and her gang (including Ray), various crooks (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Cathode causes a blackout in Gotham City and threatens to maintain it until the city pays her ransom.

World’s Finest Comics No. 316
June 1985
Cover: Superman and Batman vs. Cheapjack  //Paris Cullens / Rick Magyar
Story: “The Family Way” (23 pages)
Editor: Janice Race
Writer: Joey Cavalieri
Penciller: Larry Stroman
Inkers: Ian Akin, Brian Garvey
Letterer: Duncan Andrews
Colorist: Nansi Hoolahan
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #569), Batman (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #552)
Supporting Characters: Marissa Pace
Intro: Theresa Massamino, Rose Massamino (only appearance)
Villain: Cheapjack (last appearance in issue #314), Sam Massamino and his gang (including Angelo), Werewolves of London (including Billy, Bruno and Den-Den; first appearance for all)
Comment: This story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis: A wealthy drug dealer’s daughter is kidnapped by Cheapjack, who wants a freer hand in the city’s drug trade, and Superman and Batman try to rescue her.

World’s Finest Comics No. 317
July 1985
Cover: Superman and Batman caught in Cheapjack’s machine //Howard Bender / Bob Smith
Story: “The Family Way II: Underworld War One” (23 pages)
Editor: Janice Race
Writer: Joey Cavalieri
Penciller: Larry Stroman
Inkers: Ian Akin, Brian Garvey
Letterer: Duncan Andrews
Colorist: Nansi Hoolahan
Feature Characters: Superman (next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #84), Batman
Other Character: Theresa Massamino (last appearance)
Villains: Cheapjack, Werewolves of London, Sam Massamino and his gang (last appearance for all)
Comment: Story continues from last issue.
Synopsis: Superman and Batman have a final encounter with Cheapjack and other gangsters on whom he is warring.

World’s Finest Comics No. 318
August 1985
Cover: Superman, Batman, Sonik, and Ronnie in isolation bubble //Jose Delbo / Romeo Tanghal (signed)
Story: “Lonely In a Crowd” (23 pages)
Editor: Janice Race
Writer: Joey Cavalieri
Penciller: Jose Delbo
Inker: Alfredo Alcala
Letterer: Duncan Andrews
Colorist: Nansi Hoolahan
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #570; next appears in SUPERMAN ANNUAL #11), Batman (next appears in BATMAN #386)
GS: Sonik (last appearance in issue #310)
Supporting Character: Lilanne Stern
Intro: Ronnie, Barry Parker, Marlon Monroe, Nurse Karp, Marta and her husband, Mr. Glasser (only appearance for all)
Other Character: Mona Nockwood (last appearance in issue #313)
Villain: Mr. Penumbra (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Superman and Sonik attempt to keep rock star Marlon Monroe safe from murder attempts, while Batman tries to find out who has been puncturing holes in the plastic bubble-dwelling of a boy who has no immune system against disease.
 
World’s Finest Comics No. 319
September 1985
Cover: Superman dreaming of Batman being thrown from aircraft by Rem  //Jose Delbo / Romeo Tanghal (signed)
Story: “Troubled Sleep” (23 pages)
Editor: Janice Race
Writer: Joey Cavalieri
Penciller: Jose Delbo
Inker: Alfredo Alcala
Letterer: Duncan Andrews
Colorist: Nansi Hoolahan
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #571), Batman (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #555)
Cameo appearances: Perry White, Lois Lane, Jimmy Olsen, Jor-El
Villains: Rem, Dot, her friend, the Power-Broker (first appearance for all), Chronos (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #516; next appears in issue #321)
Comment: Story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis: Superman’s sleep is troubled by disturbing dreams created by a villain named Rem, and Batman injected into Superman’s dreams to find a way to combat him.

World’s Finest Comics No. 320
October 1985
Cover: Superman threatening Batman //Jose Delbo / Karl Kesel (signed)
Story: “Thirty Seconds Over Dreamland” (23 pages)
Editor: Janice Race
Writer: Joey Cavalieri
Penciller: Jose Delbo
Inker: Alfredo Alcala
Letterer: Duncan Andrews
Colorist: Nansi Hoolahan
Feature Characters: Superman (next appearance in ACTION COMICS #573), Batman
Cameo appearance: Jor-El, Lara
Villains: Rem (last appearance), Chronos, Power-Broker
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: Rem attempts to take control of Superman by turning him into a sleepwalker under his command, while Batman tries to restore his friend to sanity.

World’s Finest Comics No. 321
November 1985
Cover: Chronos surrounded by Superman and Batman clocks //Rich Buckler / Karl Kesel (signed)
Story: “The Time of Your Life” (23 pages)
Editor: Janice Race
Writer: Joey Cavalieri
Penciller: Jose Delbo
Inker: Alfredo Alcala
Letterer: Duncan Andrews
Colorist: Nansi Hoolahan
Feature Character: Superman (next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #77), Batman (next appears in BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS #24)
Supporting Characters: Martha Wayne, Thomas Wayne (in flashback to Batman’s origin; both die in this story)
Cameo appearances: the Joker, Two-Face, Killer Croc, the Penguin, the Scarecrow
Intro: Malvina Fox (in flashback; only appearance)
Other Characters: Orville Wright (of Earth-One)
Villains: Chronos (next appears in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #9), Doctor Fox (in flashback; first and only appearance), the Power-Broker (next appears in issue #323)
Comment: This story takes place before the Crisis on Infinite Earths.
Synopsis: Chronos devises a time-machine that allows the traveller in it to alter time, sends Superman back in time to chase two bombs that could change history, and offers Batman the chance to rescue his parents from murder.

World’s Finest Comics No. 322
December 1985
Cover: Superman, Batman, Astrid Olafson, Helena Olafson //Keith Giffen / Karl Kesel (signed)
Story: “The Search” (23 pages)
Editor: Janice Race
Writer: Dwight Jon Zimmerman
Penciller: Keith Giffen
Inker: Karl Kesel
Letterer: Duncan Andrews
Colorist: Nansi Hoolahan
Feature Characters: Superman (between ACTION COMICS #574 / 575), Batman (last appearance in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #12)
Supporting Character: Alfred Pennyworth (last appearance in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #5)
Intro: Helena Olafson, Astrid Olafson (only appearance for both)
Villains: Lou Marino,  Nick, Mickey, Danny, Prof. Seagall Hess, Duke Brannigan, the Metropolis Mob (first and only appearance for all), Butch, Jake and his partner (first appearance for all; all die in this story)
Synopsis: A female cop comes to Gotham and is aided by Batman in seeking out the mob which she believes has killed her sister, and which is now victimizing Superman with a ray that affects his blood.

World’s Finest Comics No. 323
January 1986
Cover: Batman and Superman waving goodbye to each other //Denys Cowan / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: “Afraid of the Dark” (22 pages)
Editor: Janice Race
Writer: Joey Cavalieri
Penciller: Jose Delbo
Inker: Alfredo Alcala
Letterer: Duncan Andrews
Colorist: Nansi Hoolahan
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #575; next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #90), Batman (next appears in BATMAN #392)
Supporting Character: Alfred Pennyworth (as a voice; next appears in DETECTIVE COMICS #559)
Intro: A shaman (in flashback; only appearance)
Other Character: Monica Zehringer (last appearance in issue #318; last appearance)
Villains: Nightwolf, various mobsters and crooks (first and only appearance for all), the Power Broker (last appearance in issue #321; last appearance)
Comment: This is the last issue of WORLD’S FINEST COMICS.
Synopsis: Superman is victimized by a magic-based villain named Nightwolf, whom Batman takes down.  Afterwards, Batman tells Superman to stop charging into things without thinking, and dissolves their partnership.

Heroes Against Hunger No. 1
1986
Cover: Superman, Batman, and Lex Luthor among starving Africans //Neal Adams / Dick Giordano (signed)
Back cover: Superman and Batman (Frank Miller)
Story: “A Song of Pain and Sorrow” (48 pages)
Editor: Robert Greenberger
Writers: Jim Starlin, Cary Bates, Elliot S! Maggin, Paul Levitz, Mike W. Barr, Michael Fleisher, Bob Rozakis, Roy Thomas, J. Marc DeMatteis, Robert Bloch, Robert Loren Fleming, Marv Wolfman, Tony Isabella, Gerry Conway, Barbara Randall, Andrew Helfer, Dan Mishkin, Len Wein, Ed Hannigan, Mindy Newell, Steve Englehart, Joey Cavalieri, Paul Kupperberg, Doug Moench
Pencillers: George Perez, Paris Cullens, Denys Cowan, Jan Duursema, Keith Giffen, Ross Andru, Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez, Carmine Infantino, Marshall Rogers, Berni Wrightson, Joe Brozowski, Sal Amendola, Curt Swan, Barry Windsor-Smith, Ernie Colon, Walt Simonson, Eduardo Barretto, Dave Gibbons, Jack Kirby, Tony Salmons, Dan Jurgens, Joe Kubert, David Ross, Jim Sherman
Inkers: Kim DeMulder, Tony DeZuniga, Val Mayerik, Alfredo Alcala, Joe Staton, Klaus Janson, Jerry Ordway, Murphy Anderson, Karl Kesel, Mike Kaluta, Gray Morrow, Jim Aparo, John Byrne, Jeff Jones, Terry Austin, Steve Leialoha, Romeo Tanghal, Bruce Patterson, Al Milgrom, Tom Mandrake, Bill Wray, Joe Rubinstein, Howard Chaykin, Greg Theakston, Alan Weiss
Letterers: Helen Vesik, Carrie Spiegle, Duncan Andrews, John Workman, Agustin Mas, Milt Snapinn, John Costanza, Bob Lappan, Bob Pinaha, Albert DeGuzman, Todd Klein, Andy Kubert
Colorists: Daina Grazanius, Michele Wolfman, Gene D’Angelo, Carl Gafford, Anthony Tollin, Tom Ziuko, George Roberts, Liz Berube, Nansi Hoolahan, Tatjana Wood, Joe Orlando, Adrienne Roy, Bob LeRose
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #96; next appears in SUPERMAN #422), Batman (last appearance in BATMAN #396; next appears in DETECTIVE COMICS #563)
Intro: Lee Ann Layton (only appearance)
Villains: Lex Luthor (last appearance in SUPERMAN #416; next chronological appearance in ACTION COMICS #387), the Master (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: In Ethiopia, Superman, Batman, and Lex Luthor must join forces to oppose the Master, an alien who feeds on misery and death and who wishes to destroy the Earth.

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