Thursday, December 31, 2009

World's Finest Comics #225


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TITLE: World's Finest Comics #225
PUBLICATION DATE: Sep/Oct 1974 (onsale 6/18/1974)
FORMAT: 96 squarebound pages plus covers
COVER PRICE: $0.60
COVER ART: Nicholas Peter Cardy
NOTES: -
CONTENTS: "Superman and Batman"
Stories:
  • Superman/Batman: "Bow Before Satan's Children" (20 pages)
    Bob Haney (Writer), Dick Dillin (Penciller), Tex Blaisdell (Inker)
  • Rip Hunter: "Prisoners of 100 Million B.C." (24 pages)
    Jack Miller (Writer), Ruben Moreira (Artist)
    From Showcase #20, May/Jun 1959
  • Vigilante: "The Duplicate Crimes" (10 pages)
    Dick Wood (Writer), Bob Brown (Artist)
    From Action Comics #161, October 1951
  • Black Canary: "The Mystery of the Crimson Crystal" (7 pages)
    Robert Kanigher (Writer), Carmine Infantino (Penciller), Frank Giacoia (Inker)
    From Flash Comics #93, March 1948
  • Superman/Batman: "The Olsen-Robin Team Versus 'the Superman-Batman Team'" (16 pages)
    Edmond Hamilton (Writer), Curt Swan (Penciller), George Klein (Inker)
    From World's Finest Comics #141, May 1964
Features:
  • "From the World's Finest Fans" (2 Pages)
    (Letters Page)
  • "Superman and Batman Masters of Disguise" (3 Pages)
    (Details various disguises worn by the World's Finest team)

Saturday, December 26, 2009

The Unexpected #159


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TITLE:
Unexpected #159
PUBLICATION DATE: Sep/Oct 1974 (onsale 6/13/1974)
FORMAT: 96 squarebound pages plus covers
COVER PRICE: $0.60
COVER ART: Nicholas Peter Cardy
NOTES: -
CONTENTS: "Unexpected"
Stories:
  • "A Cry in the Night" (8 pages)
    Sam Meade (Writer), Jess M. Jodloman (Artist)
  • "Shocker" (6 pages)
    Jerry Grandenetti (Writer/Artist)
  • "The Creature That Never Existed" (9 pages)
    Lee Elias (Artist)
    From Tales of the Unexpected #89, Jun/Jul 1965
  • "The Tell Tale Hand" (6 pages)
    Curt Swan (Penciller), George Klein (Inker)
    From House of Mystery #6, September 1952
  • "I Was Blackmailed by a Phantom" (8 pages)
    Howard Sherman (Artist)
    From My Greatest Adventure #67, May 1962
  • "Frozen in Fear" (3 pages)
    George Kashdan (Writer), Fred Carrillo (Artist)
  • "The Swami of Broadway" (6 pages)
    William (Bill) Ely (Artist)
    From House of Secrets #14, November 1958
  • "The Rainbow Man" (6 pages)
    George Roussos (Artist)
    From Tales of the Unexpected #15, July 1957
  • "The Night I Watched Myself Die" (8 pages)
    Carl Wessler (Writer), Bob Brown (Artist)
    From Unexpected #105, Feb/Mar 1968
  • "The Demon Gun" (6 pages)
    Jim Mooney (Artist)
    From House of Mystery #30, September 1954
  • "The Strange Experiment of Dr. Grimm" (6 pages)
    Howard Purcell (Penciller), Sheldon Moldoff (Inker)
    From House of Mystery #2, Feb/Mar 1952
  • "Who's That Lying in My Coffin?" (8 pages)
    Carl Wessler (Writer), Alex N. Nino (Artist)
Features:
  • "Unexpected Mail" (2 Pages)
    (Letters Page)

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Shazam! #14


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TITLE: Shazam #14
PUBLICATION DATE: Sep/Oct 1974 (onsale 6/18/1974)
FORMAT: 96 squarebound pages plus covers
COVER PRICE: $0.60
COVER ART: Robert Oksner
NOTES: -
CONTENTS: "Shazam"
Stories:
  • Marvel Family: "The Evil Return of the Monster Society" (20 pages)
    Dennis J. O'Neil (Writer), Kurt Schaffenberger (Artist)
  • Captain Marvel: "The Prophetic Book" (12 pages)
    From Captain Marvel Adventures #57, March 1946
  • Captain Marvel, Jr.: "The Man Who Lived History" (9 pages)
    From Captain Marvel, Jr. #83, March 1950
  • Captain Marvel: "Mr. Tawny's Fight for Fame" (6 pages)
    From Captain Marvel Adventures #126, November 1951
  • Mary Marvel: "Curse of the Books" (7 pages)
    From Mary Marvel #2, June 1946
  • Captain Marvel: "The Magic Mix-Up" (7 pages)
    From Captain Marvel Adventures #102, November 1949
  • Marvel Family: "The Word Wrecker" (17 pages)
    From Marvel Family #86, August 1953
Features:
  • "Shazam Trivia Quiz" (1 Page)
    (Bridwell/??)
    (Illos and text: Questions about the Shazam Family)
  • "Legends of Shazam" (1 Page)
    (Text: History of Solomon)
  • "Shazamail" (1 Page)
    (Letters page)
  • "Superman - Shazam Battle Page" (1 Page)
    (Letters page)

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Justice League of America #113


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TITLE: Justice League of America #113
PUBLICATION DATE: Sep/Oct 1974 (onsale 6/6/1974)
FORMAT: 96 squarebound pages plus covers
COVER PRICE: $0.60
COVER ART: Nicholas Peter Cardy
NOTES: -
CONTENTS: "Justice League of America"
Stories:
  • Justice League of America: "The Creature in the Velvet Cage" (20 pages)
    Len Wein (Writer), Dick Dillin (Penciller), Dick Giordano (Inker)
  • Justice Society of America: "The Case of the Patriotic Crimes" (33 pages)
    John Broome (Writer), Alex Toth (Artist), Carmine Infantino (Penciller), Frank Giacoia (Inker), Arthur F. Peddy (Penciller), Bernard Sachs (Inker), Irwin Hasen (Artist)
    From All-Star Comics #41, Jun/Jul 1948
  • Justice League of America: "The Cavern of Deadly Spheres" (25 pages)
    Gardner F. Fox (Writer), Mike Sekowsky (Penciller), Bernard Sachs (Inker)
    From Justice League of America #16, December 1962
Features:
  • "The Freedom Train" (2 Pages)
    (American history)
  • "JLA Mail Room" (2 Pages)
    (Letters page)

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Young Romance #201

I don't have any scans of this one, but if some kind soul would send me a copy (or at least alert me as to where one is) I'll upload it to this clearing house for fans of DC's 100-Page Super Spectacular comic books as quickly as possible. Thank you in advance!


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TITLE:
Young Romance #201
PUBLICATION DATE: Sep/Oct 1974 (onsale 6/4/1974)
FORMAT: 96 squarebound pages plus covers
COVER PRICE: $0.60
COVER ART:
NOTES: -
CONTENTS: "Young Romance"
Stories:
  • "Old Enough for Love" (5 pages)
  • "The Life of the Party" (9 pages)
  • "You're Not My First" (7 pages)
  • "Hungry for Kisses" (14 pages)
  • "How We Met" (3 pages)
  • "Time After Time, I Fell Out of Love" (11 pages)
  • "Get Rid of the Other Girl" (8 pages)
  • "He Was Kissing Me and Thinking of Her" (7 pages)
  • "I Realized What He Was After" (13 pages)
Features:
  • "How Can You Tell It's Love" (1 Page)
    (Filler)
  • "Paul - the Other Side" (2 Pages)
    (Advice column)

Monday, December 21, 2009

Detective Comics #442


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TITLE: Detective Comics #442
PUBLICATION DATE: Aug/Sep 1974 (onsale 5/30/1974)
FORMAT: 96 squarebound pages plus covers
COVER PRICE: $0.60
COVER ART: Jim Aparo
NOTES: -
CONTENTS: "Detective Comics"
Stories:
  • Batman: "Death Flies the Haunted Sky" (11 pages)
    Archie Goodwin (Writer), Alex Toth (Artist)
  • Newsboy Legion: "The House Where Time Stood Still" (12 pages)
    Joe Simon (Writer), Jack Kirby (Penciller), Arthur Cazeneuve (Inker)
    From Star Spangled Comics #21, June 1943
  • Hawkman: "The Magic Mirror Mystery" (11 pages)
    Gardner F. Fox (Writer), Murphy Anderson (Artist)
    From Hawkman #10, Oct/Nov 1965
  • Black Canary: "The Huntress of the Highway" (7 pages)
    Robert Kanigher (Writer), Carmine Infantino (Penciller), Joe Giella (Inker)
    From Flash Comics #92, February 1948
  • Elongated Man: "The Robbery That Never Happened" (10 pages)
    Gardner F. Fox (Writer), Carmine Infantino (Penciller), Sid Greene (Inker)
    From Detective Comics #333, November 1964
  • Batman: "Vanishing Village" (11 pages)
    Joe Samachson (Writer), Jerry Robinson (Penciller), George Roussos (Inker)
    From Batman #31, Oct/Nov 1945
  • Doctor Fate: (Murders in Baranga Marshes) (10 pages)
    Gardner F. Fox (Writer), Howard Sherman (Artist)
    From More Fun Comics #68, June 1941
  • Manhunter: "To Duel the Master" (9 pages)
    Archie Goodwin (Writer), Walter Simonson (Artist)
Features:
  • "Batman's Hotline" (1 Page)
    (Letters Page)

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Tarzan #232


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TITLE: Tarzan #232
PUBLICATION DATE: Aug/Sep 1974 (onsale 5/28/1974)
FORMAT: 96 squarebound pages plus covers
COVER PRICE: $0.60
COVER ART: Joe Kubert
NOTES: -
CONTENTS: "Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle"
Stories:
  • Tarzan: "Tarzan and the Lion Man" (18 pages)
    Joe Kubert (Writer/Artist)
  • Congo Bill: "The Man Who Wanted to Die a Hero" (6 pages)
    Jack Miller (Writer), Edwin J. Smalle, Jr. (Artist)
    From Action Comics #190, March 1954
  • Tarzan: "Tarzan and the Monkey Men" (24 pages)
    Russ Manning (Writer/Artist)
  • Detective Chimp: "The Case of the Runaway Ostrich" (6 pages)
    John Broome (Writer), Carmine Infantino (Penciller), Sy Barry (Inker)
    From Adventures of Rex the Wonder Dog #13, Jan/Feb 1954
  • Rex the Wonder Dog: "African Man Hunt" (10 pages)
    Robert Kanigher (Writer), Gil Kane (Artist), Sy Barry (Inker)
    From Adventures of Rex the Wonder Dog #13, Jan/Feb 1954
  • Korak, Son of Tarzan: "The Pit of Darkness" (8 pages)
    Robert Kanigher (Writer), Alex N. Nino (Artist)
Features:
  • "Manimals" (2 Pages)
    (Text feature by Allan Asherman)
  • "Tarzan's Animal Facts" (2 Pages)
    (A Series of Nature Studies)
  • "The Dum-Dum" (2 Pages)
    (Letters Page)
  • "Tarzan's Animal Encyclopedia" (2 Pages)
    (A Series of Nature Studies)
  • "Tarzan's Jungle Album" (1 Page)
    (Movie photo)
  • "Tarzan" (1 Page)
    (Drawn by Philippine Artists)

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Superman Family #166


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TITLE: Superman Family #166
PUBLICATION DATE: Aug/Sep 1974 (onsale 5/28/1974)
FORMAT: 96 squarebound pages plus covers
COVER PRICE: $0.60
COVER ART: Nicholas Peter Cardy
NOTES: -
CONTENTS: "Lois Lane Presents the Superman Family"
Stories:
  • Lois Lane: "The Murdering Arm of Metropolis" (20 pages)
    Cary Bates (Writer), John F. Rosenberger (Artist)
  • Jimmy Olsen: "Olsen's Super-Survival Kit" (14 pages)
    Otto Binder (Writer), Curt Swan (Penciller), George Klein (Inker)
    From Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen #89, December 1965
  • Supergirl: "The Great Supergirl Double-Cross" (12 pages)
    Leo Dorfman (Writer), Jim Mooney (Artist)
    From Action Comics #317, October 1964
  • Superman: "Superbaby Captures the Pumpkin Gang" (9 pages)
    George Papp (Artist)
    From Superman #152, April 1962
  • Superboy: "Lex Luthor and Clark Kent: Cell-Mates" (13 pages)
    Curt Swan (Penciller), George Klein (Inker)
    From Adventure Comics #301, October 1962
  • Bizarro: "Car 45, Get Lost" (10 pages)
    Jerry Siegel (Writer), John Forte (Penciller), George Klein (Inker)
    From Adventure Comics #299, August 1962
Features:
  • "Letters to Lois" (2 Pages)
    (Letters Page)
  • "Fact File on the Superman Family" (2 Pages)
    (Facts about Lois, Jimmy, Perry, Lana, Supergirl, and Lucy

Friday, December 18, 2009

Brave and the Bold #114


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TITLE: Brave and the Bold #114
PUBLICATION DATE: Aug/Sep 1974 (onsale 5/21/1974)
FORMAT: 96 squarebound pages plus covers
COVER PRICE: $0.60
COVER ART: Jim Aparo
NOTES: -
CONTENTS: "The Brave and the Bold"
Stories:
  • Batman/Aquaman: "Last Jet to Gotham" (20 pages)
    Bob Haney (Writer), Jim Aparo (Artist)
  • Teen Titans: "The Perilous Capers of the Terrible Teen" (20 pages)
    Bob Haney (Writer), Nicholas Peter Cardy (Artist)
    From Teen Titans #5, Sep/Oct 1966
  • Green Arrow/Martian Manhunter: "Wanted -- the Capsule Master" (24 pages)
    Bob Haney (Writer), George Roussos (Artist)
    From Brave and the Bold #50, Oct/Nov 1963
  • Aquaman: "The Charge of the Sea Soldiers" (13 pages)
    Jack Miller (Writer), Jim Mooney (Artist)
    From Adventure Comics #284, May 1961
Features:
  • "Batman's Backgrounds for Action" (3 Pages)
    (Details about past Batman adventures)
  • "The Brave and the Bold Mailbag" (2 Pages)
    (Letters Page)

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

House of Mystery #226


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TITLE: House of Mystery #226
PUBLICATION DATE: Aug/Sep 1974 (onsale 5/14/1974)
FORMAT: 96 squarebound pages plus covers
COVER PRICE: $0.60
COVER ART: Luis Dominguez
NOTES: -
CONTENTS: "The House of Mystery"
Stories:
  • "Garden of Evil" (9 pages)
    Jack Oleck (Writer), Alfredo P. Alcala (Artist)
  • "Teddy Doesn't Seem to Smile Anymore" (3 pages)
    Martin Pasko (Writer), Frank Robbins (Artist)
  • "The Devil's Chessboard" (6 pages)
    Leonard Starr (Artist)
    From House of Mystery #12, March 1953
  • Phantom Stranger: "The Living Nightmare" (8 pages)
    John Broome (Writer), Carmine Infantino (Penciller), Bernard Sachs (Inker)
    From Phantom Stranger #5, Apr/May 1953
  • "Monster in the House" (9 pages)
    Jack Oleck (Writer), Nestor P. Redondo (Artist)
  • "Scared to Life" (3 pages)
    Marv Wolfman (Writer), Bernie Wrightson (Artist)
    From House of Mystery #180, May/Jun 1969
  • "The School for Sorcerers" (6 pages)
    William (Bill) Ely (Artist)
    From House of Mystery #74, May 1958
  • "The Perfect Mate" (6 pages)
    Michael J. Pellowski (Plotter), Robert Kanigher (Scripter), Jess M. Jodloman (Artist)
  • "The Wishes of Doom" (8 pages)
    Curt Swan (Penciller), George Klein (Inker)
    From House of Mystery #10, January 1953
  • "The Haunted Melody" (6 pages)
    William (Bill) Ely (Artist)
    From House of Mystery #58, January 1957
  • "Out of This World" (9 pages)
    Jack Oleck (Writer), Gerry Talaoc (Artist)
Features:
  • "Cain's Mail Room" (2 Pages)
    (Letters Page)
  • "Cain's Game Room" (1 Page)
    (Cartoons)
  • "Cain's Gargoyles" (1 Page)
  • "Do You Dare Enter the House of Mystery" (3 Pages)
    (Tour of the House of Mystery)
  • "Hidden in the House" (1 Page)
    (Word search)






Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Superman #278


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TITLE: Superman #278
PUBLICATION DATE: August 1974 (onsale 5/9/1974)
FORMAT: 96 squarebound pages plus covers
COVER PRICE: $0.60
COVER ART: Nicholas Peter Cardy
NOTES: -
CONTENTS: "Around the World in 100 Pages With Superman"
Stories:
  • Superman: "Super-Showdown at Buzzard Gulch" (20 pages)
    Cary Bates (Writer), Curt Swan (Penciller), Robert Oksner (Inker)
  • Superman: "The Mermaid from Atlantis" (9 pages)
    Jerry Siegel (Writer), Wayne Boring (Penciller), Stan Kaye (Inker)
    From Superman #138, July 1960
  • Superman: "The Compass Points to Murder" (12 pages)
    Bill Finger (Writer), Ira Yarbrough (Penciller), George Roussos (Inker)
    From Superman #33, Mar/Apr 1945
  • Superman: "The Seven Secrets of Superman" (12 pages)
    Edmond Hamilton (Writer), Wayne Boring (Penciller), Stan Kaye (Inker)
    From World's Finest Comics #62, Jan/Feb 1953
  • Superman: "Clark Kent, Coward" (12 pages)
    Leo Dorfman (Writer), Curt Swan (Penciller), George Klein (Inker)
    From Action Comics #298, March 1963
  • Superman: "The Superman Spectaculars" (12 pages)
    Bill Finger (Writer), Wayne Boring (Penciller), Stan Kaye (Inker)
    From Action Comics #211, December 1955
Features:
  • "Lola Barnett's Metropolis Gossip" (2 Pages)
    (details about Metropolis)
  • "Metropolis Mailbag" (1 Page)
    (Letters page)
  • "Superman-Shazam Battle Page" (1 Page)
    (Letters page)

Monday, December 14, 2009

Young Love #111

I don't have any scans of this one, but if some kind soul would send me a copy (or at least alert me as to where one is) I'll upload it to this clearing house for fans of DC's 100-Page Super Spectacular comic books as quickly as possible. Thank you in advance!


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TITLE:
Young Love #111
PUBLICATION DATE: Aug/Sep 1974 (onsale 5/2/1974)
FORMAT: 96 squarebound pages plus covers
COVER PRICE: $0.60
COVER ART:
NOTES: -
CONTENTS: "The Agony and Ecstasy of Young Love"
Stories:
  • "Love Expert" (11 pages)
  • "How We Met" (2 pages)
  • "When You Come Crawling Back" (7 pages)
  • "Wandering Eyes" (9 pages)
  • "I Found My Love in a Dream World" (7 pages)
  • "All Those Great Guys" (7 pages)
  • "I Told Her About Us" (7 pages)
  • "Can This Hassle Be Love?" (4 pages)
  • "I Wanted Someone Just Like Him" (6 pages)
  • "I'll Take Care of You" (7 pages)
  • "I'll Be There When You Need Me" (6 pages)
  • "Too Nice to a Boy" (5 pages)
Features:
  • "How to Lose Your Boy Friend" (1 Page)
    (Filler)
  • "Marc - on the Man's Side" (2 Pages)
    (Letters page)

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Batman #257


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TITLE: Batman #257
PUBLICATION DATE: Jul/Aug 1974 (onsale 4/30/1974)
FORMAT: 96 squarebound pages plus covers
COVER PRICE: $0.60
COVER ART: Nicholas Peter Cardy
NOTES: -
CONTENTS: "The Batman and Robin in Tales of Comedy and Tragedy"
Stories:
  • Batman: "Hail Emperor Penguin" (20 pages)
    Dennis J. O'Neil (Writer), Irv Novick (Penciller), Dick Giordano (Inker)
  • Batman: "Hunt for a Robin-Killer" (14 pages)
    Gardner F. Fox (Writer), Gil Kane (Penciller), Sid Greene (Inker)
    From Detective Comics #374, April 1968
  • Batman: "Ally Babble and the Fourteen Peeves" (12 pages)
    Bill Finger (Writer), Dick Sprang (Artist)
    From Batman #30, Aug/Sep 1945
  • Adventures of Alfred: "Conversational Clue" (4 pages)
    Mort Weisinger (Writer), Jerry Robinson (Artist)
    From Batman #22, Apr/May 1944
  • Batman: "Die Small -- Die Big" (15 pages)
    Robert Kanigher (Writer), Bob Brown (Penciller), Joe Giella (Inker)
    From Detective Comics #385, March 1969
  • Batman: "Rackety-Rax Racket" (12 pages)
    Don Cameron (Writer), Dick Sprang (Artist)
    From Batman #32, Dec/Jan 1945
Features:
  • "The Penguin's Unique Umbrellas" (2 Pages)
    (Details the use of Penguin's umbrellas)
  • "Bat-Puzzle" (1 Page)
    (Crossword puzzle)
  • "Casey the Cop" (1 Page)
    (by Henry Boltinoff)
  • "Man Without Fingerprints" (1 Page)
    (Filler)
  • "Letters to the Batman" (2 Pages)
    (Letters Page)

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Action Comics #437


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TITLE: Action Comics #437
PUBLICATION DATE: July 1974 (onsale 4/30/1974)
FORMAT: 96 squarebound pages plus covers
COVER PRICE: $0.60
COVER ART: Nicholas Peter Cardy
NOTES: -
CONTENTS: "The World's Greatest Action Heroes"
Stories:
  • Superman: "Magic is Bustin' Out All Over" (20 pages)
    Elliot S. Maggin (Writer), Curt Swan (Penciller), Kurt Schaffenberger (Inker)
  • Sea Devils: "The Sea Devils Vs. the Octopus Man" (13 pages)
    Robert Kanigher (Writer), Russ Heath (Artist)
    From Sea Devils #1, Sep/Oct 1961
  • Adam Strange: "Riddle of the Runaway Rockets" (15 pages)
    Gardner F. Fox (Writer), Carmine Infantino (Penciller), Murphy Anderson (Inker)
    From Mystery In Space #85, August 1963
  • Matt Savage Trail Boss: "The Barbed Wire Barricade" (11 pages)
    Gardner F. Fox (Writer), Gil Kane (Penciller), Joe Giella (Inker)
    From Western Comics #77, Sep/Oct 1959
  • "I Was King of the Daredevils" (8 pages)
    Dave Wood (Writer), John Prentice (Artist)
    From My Greatest Adventure #3, May/Jun 1955
  • Doll Man: "The Man Who Returned from the Dead" (12 pages)
    Al Bryant (Artist)
    From Doll Man #13, Summer 1947
Features:
  • "The First Frogman" (2 Pages)
    (Kanigher/Andru/Esposito)
    From Showcase #28, Sep-Oct 1960
  • "DC Cover Gallery" (1 Page)
    (Mystery in Space #85, Sea Devils #1, My Greatest Adventure #3, Western Comics #77)
  • "Superman in Action" (1 Page)
    (Letters Page)
  • "Superman in Action - Extra" (1 Page)
    (Letters Page)

Friday, December 11, 2009

World's Finest Comics #224


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TITLE: World's Finest Comics #224
PUBLICATION DATE: Jul/Aug 1974 (onsale 4/18/1974)
FORMAT: 96 squarebound pages plus covers
COVER PRICE: $0.60
COVER ART: Nicholas Peter Cardy
NOTES: -
CONTENTS: "The Sons of Superman and Batman"
Stories:
  • Super Sons: "The Shocking Switch of the Super-Sons" (20 pages)
    Bob Haney (Writer), Dick Dillin (Penciller), Vince Colletta (Inker)
  • Johnny Quick: "Tubby Watts, Efficiency Expert" (6 pages)
    Don Cameron (Writer), Paul Norris (Artist)
    From Adventure Comics #174, March 1952
  • Superman/Batman: "Superman's Secret Master" (16 pages)
    Bill Finger (Writer), Jim Mooney (Artist)
    From World's Finest Comics #137, November 1963
  • Metamorpho: "Never Bet Against an Element Man" (25 pages)
    Bob Haney (Writer), Joe Orlando (Penciller), Mike Esposito (Inker)
    From Metamorpho #6, May/Jun 1966
  • Superman/Batman: "Fort Crime" (12 pages)
    Alvin Schwartz (Writer), Curt Swan (Penciller), Stan Kaye (Inker)
    From World's Finest Comics #72, Sep/Oct 1954
Features:
  • "Behind the Scenes with the 'Super Friends'" (3 Pages)
    (Information and sketches from the cartoon series)
  • "From the World's Finest Fans" (2 Pages)
    (Letters Page)

Thursday, December 10, 2009

The Unexpected #158


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TITLE:
Unexpected #158
PUBLICATION DATE: Jul/Aug 1974 (onsale 4/11/1974)
FORMAT: 96 squarebound pages plus covers
COVER PRICE: $0.60
COVER ART: Nicholas Peter Cardy
NOTES: -
CONTENTS: "Unexpected"
Stories:
  • "Reserved for Mad-Men Only" (8 pages)
    George Kashdan (Writer), Ruben Yandoc (Artist)
  • "A Hangman Awaits Me" (8 pages)
    George Kashdan (Writer), John Calnan (Artist)
  • "The Bewitched Beauty" (6 pages)
    Ruben Moreira (Artist)
    From House of Mystery #24, March 1954
  • "Prisoner of the Power-Stone" (7 pages)
    Mort Meskin (Penciller), George Roussos (Inker)
    From House of Secrets #18, March 1959
  • "Captives of the Ant Kingdom" (8 pages)
    Dave Wood (Writer), Lee Elias (Artist)
  • "The Fearsome Fountain of Youth" (6 pages)
    Ruben Moreira (Artist)
    From House of Mystery #36, March 1955
  • "The Doom Game" (8 pages)
    Mort Meskin (Penciller), George Roussos (Inker)
    From House of Mystery #144, July 1964
  • "The Menace of the Fireball" (6 pages)
    Bob Brown (Artist)
    From Tales of the Unexpected #19, November 1957
  • "Trial by Error" (5 pages)
    Carl Wessler (Writer), Ernesto B. Patricio (Artist)
  • "Flame of Death" (2 pages)
    Val Calquin (Artist)
  • Johnny Peril: "The End of Death" (8 pages)
    Robert Kanigher (Writer), Jerry Grandenetti (Penciller), Frank Giacoia (Inker)
    From Sensation Mystery #113, Jan/Feb 1953
  • "Nightmare House" (7 pages)
    Carl Wessler (Writer), Jose Delbo (Artist)
Features:
  • "Unexpected Mail" (2 Pages)
    (Letters Page)

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Shazam! #13


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TITLE: Shazam #13
PUBLICATION DATE: Jul/Aug 1974 (onsale 4/16/1974)
FORMAT: 96 squarebound pages plus covers
COVER PRICE: $0.60
COVER ART: Robert Oksner
NOTES: -
CONTENTS: "Shazam"
Stories:
  • Captain Marvel: "The Case of the Charming Crook" (12 pages)
    Elliot S. Maggin (Writer), Robert Oksner (Artist)
  • Captain Marvel, Jr.: "Mrs. Wagner's Forbidden Room" (7 pages)
    From Captain Marvel, Jr. #92, December 1950
  • Captain Marvel: "Captain Marvel Gets a Secretary" (9 pages)
    From Captain Marvel Adventures #67, November 1946
  • Captain Marvel: "Mr. Tawny's Sales Campaign" (9 pages)
    From Captain Marvel Adventures #119, April 1951
  • Captain Marvel: "A New Home for Billy" (6 pages)
    From Captain Marvel Adventures #133, June 1952
  • Marvel Family: "The Pandora Pirates" (18 pages)
    From Marvel Family #72, June 1952
  • Captain Marvel: "The Ancient Crime" (8 pages)
    From Captain Marvel Adventures #79, December 1947
  • Mary Marvel: "The Haunted Clubhouse" (8 pages)
    E. Nelson Bridwell (Writer), Robert Oksner (Artist)
Features:
  • "The Seven Deadly Enemies of Man" (1 Page)
    (Bridwell/Broderick)
    (Illos and text: Depicts the 7 sins)
  • "Friends of the Shazam Family" (3 Pages)
    (Bridwell/Broderick)
    (Illos and text: Depicts the supporting cast)
  • "Shazamail" (1 Page)
    (Letters page)
  • "Mary Marvel's Fashion Parade" (1 Page)
    (Bridwell/??)
    (Illos and text: Depicts various interpretations of Mary)
  • "Shazamail Extra" (1 Page)
    (Letters page)

Friday, December 4, 2009

Young Romance #200

I don't have any scans of this one, but if some kind soul would send me a copy (or at least alert me as to where one is) I'll upload it to this clearing house for fans of DC's 100-Page Super Spectacular comic books as quickly as possible. Thank you in advance!


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TITLE:
Young Romance #200
PUBLICATION DATE: Jul/Aug 1974 (onsale 4/2/1974)
FORMAT: 96 squarebound pages plus covers
COVER PRICE: $0.60
COVER ART:
NOTES: -
CONTENTS: "Young Romance"
Stories:
  • "He Touched Me" (9 pages)
  • "I Can't Help the Way I Am" (15 pages)
  • "Why Did I Have to Love a Beach Bum?" (7 pages)
  • "Don't Make Me Beg" (15 pages)
  • "I Had to Love" (7 pages)
  • "Why Can't I Think of Something to Say" (7 pages)
  • "I'm Not Interested" (13 pages)
Features:
  • "Kid Brothers" (3 Pages)
    (??/??)
    (Poetry/art)
  • "Pajama Party" (4 Pages)
    (??/??)
    (Poetry/art)
  • "Paul - the Other Side" (2 Pages)
    (Advice column)

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Justice League of America #112


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TITLE:
Justice League of America #112
PUBLICATION DATE: Jul/Aug 1974 (onsale 4/2/1974)
FORMAT: 96 squarebound pages plus covers
COVER PRICE: $0.60
COVER ART: Nicholas Peter Cardy
NOTES: -
CONTENTS: "Justice League of America"
Stories:
  • Justice League of America: "War with the One-Man Justice League" (20 pages)
    Len Wein (Writer), Dick Dillin (Penciller), Dick Giordano (Inker)
  • Seven Soldiers of Victory: "Beware! The Black Star Shines" (24 pages)
    Mort Weisinger (Writer), Bill Finger (Writer), Mort Meskin (Artist), Creig Flessel (Artist), Hal Sherman (Artist), George Papp (Artist), John Lehti (Artist)
    From Leading Comics #2, Spring 1942
  • Starman: "Starman's Lucky Star" (9 pages)
    Gardner F. Fox (Writer), Mort Meskin (Penciller), George Roussos (Inker)
    From Adventure Comics #81, December 1942
  • Justice League of America: "The Super-Exiles of Earth" (25 pages)
    Gardner F. Fox (Writer), Mike Sekowsky (Penciller), Bernard Sachs (Inker)
    From Justice League of America #19, May 1963
Features:
  • "Amazo and His Creator" (2 Pages)
    (Background on Amazo)
  • "JLA Mail Room" (2 Pages)
    (Letters page)
  • "The Origin of Starman" (1 Page)
    (Background on Starman)
  • "The Fuss 'n' Feathers Over Hawkman" (1 Page)
    (Letters page extra)

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Tarzan #231


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TITLE: Tarzan #231
PUBLICATION DATE: Jun/Jul 1974 (onsale 3/28/1974)
FORMAT: 96 squarebound pages plus covers
COVER PRICE: $0.60
COVER ART: Joe Kubert
NOTES: -
CONTENTS: "Tarzan"
Stories:
  • Tarzan: "Tarzan and the Lion Man" (18 pages)
    Joe Kubert (Writer/Artist)
  • Congo Bill: "Safaris For Sale" (6 pages)
    Jack Miller (Writer), Edwin J. Smalle, Jr. (Artist)
    From Action Comics #174, November 1952
  • Tarzan: "The Deadly Dangers of Pal-Ul-Don" (21 pages)
    Russ Manning (Writer/Artist)
  • Bomba: "My Enemy... the Jungle" (19 pages)
    George Kashdan (Writer), Jack Sparling (Artist)
    From Bomba the Jungle Boy #3, Jan/Feb 1968
  • Detective Chimp: "The Return of Detective Chimp" (6 pages)
    John Broome (Writer), Carmine Infantino (Penciller), Frank Giacoia (Inker)
    From Adventures of Rex the Wonder Dog #6, Nov/Dec 1952
  • Korak, Son of Tarzan: "The Ancient Awakes" (8 pages)
    Robert Kanigher (Writer), Alex N. Nino (Artist)
Features:
  • "Evolution Through an Ape-Man's Eyes" (1 Page)
    (Text feature by Allan Asherman)
  • "The Dum-Dum" (2 Pages)
    (Letters Page)

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Detective Comics #441


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TITLE: Detective Comics #441
PUBLICATION DATE: Jun/Jul 1974 (onsale 3/28/1974)
FORMAT: 96 squarebound pages plus covers
COVER PRICE: $0.60
COVER ART: Jim Aparo
NOTES: -
CONTENTS: "Detective Comics"
Stories:
  • Batman: "Judgment Day" (12 pages)
    Archie Goodwin (Writer), Howard Victor Chaykin (Artist)
  • Plastic Man: (The Killing of Snoopy Hawks) (12 pages)
    Joe Millard (Writer), Jack Cole (Artist)
    From Plastic Man #3, Spring 1946
  • Batman: "The Case of the Prophetic Pictures" (13 pages)
    Bill Finger (Writer), Bob Kane (Penciller), Jerry Robinson (Inker)
    From Detective Comics #42, August 1940
  • Ibis the Invincible: "Holocaust God of Destruction" (6 pages)
    Kurt Schaffenberger (Artist)
    From Whiz Comics #95, March 1948
  • Eclipso: "The Two Faces of Doom" (12 pages)
    Bob Haney (Writer), Alex Toth (Artist)
    From House of Secrets #66, May/Jun 1964
  • Alias the Spider: (The Secret of Mouse Malone) (6 pages)
    Paul Gustavson (Writer/Artist)
    From Crack Comics #25, September 1942
  • Batman: "The Carbon Copy Crimes" (11 pages)
    Bill Finger (Writer), Jim Mooney (Artist)
    From Batman #38, Dec/Jan 1946
  • Manhunter: "Cathedral Perilous" (8 pages)
    Archie Goodwin (Writer), Walter Simonson (Artist)
Features: "Batman's Hotline" (1 Page)

Monday, November 30, 2009

Superman Family #165


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TITLE: Superman Family #165
PUBLICATION DATE: Jun/Jul 1974 (onsale 3/26/1974)
FORMAT: 96 squarebound pages plus covers
COVER PRICE: $0.60
COVER ART: Nicholas Peter Cardy
NOTES: -
CONTENTS: "Supergirl Starring in the Superman Family"
Stories:
  • Supergirl: "Princess of the Golden Sun" (20 pages)
    Elliot S. Maggin (Writer), Art Saaf (Penciller), Vince Colletta (Inker)
  • Jimmy Olsen: "Jimmy Olsen in Scotland Yard" (9 pages)
    Leo Dorfman (Writer), Curt Swan (Penciller), George Klein (Inker)
    From Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen #59, March 1962
  • Superboy: "Superbaby's First Foster-Parents" (11 pages)
    Otto Binder (Writer), George Papp (Artist)
    From Superboy #133, October 1966
  • Superman: "The Man Who Betrayed Superman's Identity" (13 pages)
    Leo Dorfman (Writer), Curt Swan (Penciller), George Klein (Inker)
    From Action Comics #297, February 1963
  • Lois Lane: "Lois Lane's Jungle Jeopardy" (8 pages)
    Kurt Schaffenberger (Artist)
    From Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane #47, February 1964
  • Superboy: "Krypto's Three Amazing Transformations" (7 pages)
    Jerry Siegel (Writer), George Papp (Artist)
    From Superboy #111, March 1964
  • Superman: "Clark Kent, Gangster" (10 pages)
    Leo Dorfman (Writer), Curt Swan (Penciller), George Klein (Inker)
    From Superman #186, May 1966
Features:
  • "Supergirl's Career" (1 Page)
    (Highlights in Supergirl's life)
  • "Super Fe-Mail" (1 Page)
    (Letters Page)

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Brave and the Bold #113


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TITLE: Brave and the Bold #113
PUBLICATION DATE: Jun/Jul 1974 (onsale 3/21/1974)
FORMAT: 96 squarebound pages plus covers
COVER PRICE: $0.60
COVER ART: Jim Aparo
NOTES: -
CONTENTS: "The Brave and the Bold"
Stories:
  • Batman/Metal Men: "The 50-Story Killer" (20 pages)
    Bob Haney (Writer), Jim Aparo (Artist)
  • Green Arrow: "The World's Three Most Dangerous Arrows" (8 pages)
    France E. Herron (Writer), George Papp (Artist)
    From Adventure Comics #248, May 1958
  • Hawkman: "Creature of a Thousand Shapes" (25 pages)
    Gardner F. Fox (Writer), Joe Kubert (Artist)
    From Brave and the Bold #34, Feb/Mar 1961
  • Challengers of the Unknown: "The Man Who Conquered the Challengers" (12 pages)
    France E. Herron (Writer), Bob Brown (Artist)
    From Challengers of the Unknown #14, Jun/Jul 1960
  • Viking Prince: "The Figurehead of the Burning Sea" (12 pages)
    Bob Haney (Writer), Joe Kubert (Artist)
    From Brave and the Bold #23, Apr/May 1959
Features:
  • "Double Clues #1" (1 Page)
    (Puzzle)
  • "In the Beginning Were the Words" (1 Page)
    (Autobiographical text feature by Bob Haney)
  • "The Brave and the Bold Co-Stars" (3 Pages)
    (Depicts several heroes who have teamed with Batman)
  • "The Brave and the Bold Mailbag" (2 Pages)
    (Letters Page)

Friday, November 27, 2009

House of Mystery #225


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TITLE: House of Mystery #225
PUBLICATION DATE: Jun/Jul 1974 (onsale 3/14/1974)
FORMAT: 96 squarebound pages plus covers
COVER PRICE: $0.60
COVER ART: Luis Dominguez
NOTES: -
CONTENTS: "The House of Mystery"
Stories:
  • "The Man Who Died Twice" (8 pages)
    Jack Oleck (Writer), Alfredo P. Alcala (Artist)
  • "Master of the Unknown" (6 pages)
    Jack Kirby (Artist)
    From House of Secrets #4, May/Jun 1957
  • "Fireman, Burn My Child" (11 pages)
    Michael L. Fleisher (Writer), Frank Thorne (Artist)
  • "The Curse of the MacIntyres" (25 pages)
    Don Heck (Artist)
    From Sinister House of Secret Love #1, Oct/Nov 1971
  • "See No Evil" (6 pages)
    Jack Oleck (Writer), Alex N. Nino (Artist)
  • Phantom Stranger: "The Hairy Shadows" (8 pages)
    John Broome (Writer), Murphy Anderson (Penciller), Joe Giella (Inker)
    From Phantom Stranger #4, Feb/Mar 1953
  • Spectre: "Shadow Show" (5 pages)
    Mark Hanerfeld (Writer), Jack Sparling (Artist)
    From Spectre #9, Mar/Apr 1969
  • "This One'll Scare You to Death" (6 pages)
    George Kashdan (Writer), Eufronio Reyes Cruz (Artist)
Features:
  • "Mystery Maze" (1 Page)
    (Puzzle)
  • "Cain's Game Room" (2 Pages)
    (Cartoons)
  • "Beware! Room 13" (1 Page)
    (Cartoon)
  • "Cain's Mail Room" (2 Pages)
    (Letters Page)

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Young Love #110

I don't have any scans of this one, but if some kind soul would send me a copy (or at least alert me as to where one is) I'll upload it to this clearing house for fans of DC's 100-Page Super Spectacular comic books as quickly as possible. Thank you in advance!


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TITLE:
Young Love #110
PUBLICATION DATE: Jun/Jul 1974 (onsale 3/5/1974)
FORMAT: 96 squarebound pages plus covers
COVER PRICE: $0.60
COVER ART:
NOTES: -
CONTENTS: "The Agony and Ecstasy of Young Love"
Stories:
  • "Greaser's Girl" (10 pages)
  • "Outsider" (4 pages)
  • "Mother's Choice" (14 pages)
  • "Jerry's Hen" (15 pages)
  • "Another Kind of Love" (15 pages)
  • "Little Flirt" (10 pages)
Features:
  • "That's Just How I Am" (1 Page)
    (Poetry/art)
  • "Marc - on the Man's Side" (2 Pages)
    (Letters page)
  • "Happenings" (1 Page)
    (Fashion advice)
  • "Songs of Romance" (1 Page)
    (Poetry/art)
  • "The Beauty Bar" (2 Pages)
    (Fashion advice)
  • "My Unwritten Poem" (1 Page)
    (Poetry/art)
  • "My Family" (1 Page)
    (Poetry/art)
  • "The Gift of Love" (1 Page)
    (Poetry/art)
  • "Beauty on a Budget" (1 Page)
    (Fashion advice)

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Our Army at War #269


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TITLE:
Our Army at War #269
PUBLICATION DATE: June 1974 (onsale 3/5/1974)
FORMAT: 96 squarebound pages plus covers
COVER PRICE: $0.60
COVER ART: Joe Kubert
NOTES: -
CONTENTS: "Sgt. Rock"
Stories:
  • Sgt. Rock: "A Man Called Rock" (12 pages)
    Robert Kanigher (Writer), George Evans (Artist)
  • "The Mighty Mosquito" (6 pages)
    Bob Haney (Writer), Joe Kubert (Artist)
    From All-American Men of War #49, September 1957
  • "The Sergeant and the Gun" (6 pages)
    Robert Kanigher (Writer), Mort Drucker (Artist)
    From All-American Men of War #63, November 1958
  • Sgt. Rock: "Stop the War -- I Want to Get Off" (11 pages)
    Joe Kubert (Writer/Artist)
    From Our Army at War #196, August 1968
  • Johnny Cloud: "Death Ship of Three Wars" (15 pages)
    Robert Kanigher (Writer), Irv Novick (Artist)
    From All-American Men of War #101, Jan/Feb 1964
  • "Foxhole Fever" (6 pages)
    Bob Haney (Writer), John Severin (Artist)
    From Star Spangled War Stories #65, January 1958
  • Lt. Hunter's Hellcats: "No Loot for the Hellcats" (12 pages)
    Robert Kanigher (Writer), Russ Heath (Artist)
    From Our Fighting Forces #114, Jul/Aug 1968
  • "Horseless" (5 pages)
    Robert Kanigher (Writer), Ric Estrada (Artist)
Features:
  • "Military Color Code" (1 Page)
    (Costanza)
    (Humor filler)
  • Battle Album: "Zeppelin: Behemoth of the Air" (2 Pages)
    (Glanzman)
  • "Stan Glanzman's War Diary" (2 Pages)
    (Glanzman)
  • "Sgt. Rock's Rescue Maze" (1 Page)
    (Puzzle)
  • "Take Ten" (2 Pages)
    (Letters page)

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Superboy #202


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TITLE:
Superboy #202
PUBLICATION DATE: May/Jun 1974 (onsale 2/21/1974)
FORMAT: 96 squarebound pages plus covers
COVER PRICE: $0.60
COVER ART: Nicholas Peter Cardy
NOTES: -
CONTENTS: "Superboy Starring the Legion of Super-Heroes"
Stories:
  • Legion of Super-Heroes: "Lost:A Million Miles from Home" (6 pages)
    Cary Bates (Writer), Dave Cockrum (Penciller), Mike Grell (Inker)
  • Legion of Super-Heroes: "The Legionnaire Who Killed" (16 pages)
    Edmond Hamilton (Writer), Curt Swan (Penciller), Sheldon Moldoff (Inker), George Klein (Inker)
    From Adventure Comics #342, March 1966
  • Legion of Super-Heroes: "The Super-Stalag of Space" (16 pages)
    Edmond Hamilton (Writer), Curt Swan (Penciller), George Klein (Inker)
    From Adventure Comics #344, May 1966
  • Legion of Super-Heroes: "The Execution of Matter-Eater Lad" (17 pages)
    Edmond Hamilton (Writer), Curt Swan (Penciller), George Klein (Inker)
    From Adventure Comics #345, June 1966
  • Legion of Super-Heroes: "The Wrath of the Devil-Fish" (14 pages)
    Cary Bates (Writer), Dave Cockrum (Artist)
  • Superboy: "The Superboy of Bigville" (9 pages)
    Curt Swan (Penciller), George Klein (Inker)
    From Superboy #91, September 1961
Features:
  • "The Lore of the Legion" (4 Pages)
    (Background information of Legionnaires)
  • "Super-Talk" (2 Pages)
    (Letters Page)

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Batman #256


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TITLE: Batman #256
PUBLICATION DATE: May/Jun 1974 (onsale 2/21/1974)
FORMAT: 96 squarebound pages plus covers
COVER PRICE: $0.60
COVER ART: Nicholas Peter Cardy
NOTES: -
CONTENTS: "Batman"
Stories:
  • Batman: "Catwoman's Circus Caper" (20 pages)
    Dennis J. O'Neil (Writer), Irv Novick (Penciller), Dick Giordano (Inker)
  • Batman: "Dinosaur Island" (12 pages)
    Bill Finger (Writer), Bob Kane (Penciller), Ray Burnley (Inker)
    From Batman #35, Jun/Jul 1946
  • Batman: "The Penny Plunderers" (13 pages)
    Bill Finger (Writer), Bob Kane (Penciller), Jack Burnley (Inker)
    From World's Finest Comics #30, Sep/Oct 1947
  • Batman: "Brothers in Crime" (13 pages)
    Don Cameron (Writer), Jerry Robinson (Artist)
    From Batman #12, Aug/Sep 1942
  • Batman: "The Thousand and One Trophies of Batman" (12 pages)
    Edmond Hamilton (Writer), Bob Kane (Penciller), Charles Paris (Inker)
    From Detective Comics #158, April 1950
  • Batman: "The Secret of Batman Island" (8 pages)
    Bill Finger (Writer), Sheldon Moldoff (Penciller), Charles Paris (Inker)
    From Batman #119, October 1958
Features:
  • "Letters to the Batman" (1 Page)
    (Letters Page)
  • "If Bruce Wayne Had Not Become the Batman" (2 Pages)
    (Depicts several different alternate lives of Bruce Wayne)
  • "Bat-Puzzle" (1 Page)
    (Crossword puzzle)
  • "The Catwoman" (1 Page)
    (Pictoral history of Catwoman)
  • "Letters to the Batman Extra" (1 Page)
    (Letters Page)

Friday, November 20, 2009

World's Finest Comics #223


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TITLE:
World's Finest Comics #223
PUBLICATION DATE: May/Jun 1974 (onsale 2/19/1974)
FORMAT: 96 squarebound pages plus covers
COVER PRICE: $0.60
COVER ART: Nicholas Peter Cardy
NOTES: -
CONTENTS: "Superman and Batman Co-Starring Deadman"
Stories:
  • Superman/Batman: "Wipe the Blood Off My Name" (20 pages)
    Bob Haney (Writer), Dick Dillin (Penciller), Vince Colletta (Inker)
  • Deadman: "An Eye for an Eye" (17 pages)
    Carmine Infantino (Plotter), Jack Miller (Scripter), Neal Adams (Penciller), George Roussos (Inker)
    From Strange Adventures #206, November 1967
  • Superman/Batman: "The Reversed Heroes" (12 pages)
    Bill Finger (Writer), Dick Sprang (Penciller), Stan Kaye (Inker)
    From World's Finest Comics #87, Mar/Apr 1957
  • Aquaman: "The Sunken City of Gold" (6 pages)
    Jack Miller (Writer), Ramona Fradon (Artist)
    From Adventure Comics #223, April 1956
  • Robotman: "License for a Robot" (6 pages)
    Joe Certa (Artist)
    From Detective Comics #197, July 1953
  • Superman/Batman: "The Composite Superman" (18 pages)
    Edmond Hamilton (Writer), Curt Swan (Penciller), George Klein (Inker)
    From World's Finest Comics #142, June 1964
Features:
  • "The Superman-Batman Team on Radio" (3 Pages)
    (Transcript from a scene of the Superman Radio Show)
  • "From the World's Finest Fans" (2 Pages)
    (Letters Page)

Thursday, November 19, 2009

The Unexpected #157


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TITLE:
Unexpected #157
PUBLICATION DATE: May/Jun 1974 (onsale 2/12/1974)
FORMAT: 96 squarebound pages plus covers
COVER PRICE: $0.60
COVER ART: Nicholas Peter Cardy
NOTES: -
CONTENTS: "Unexpected"
Stories:
  • "The House of the Executioner" (6 pages)
    Leo Dorfman (Writer), Eufronio Reyes Cruz (Artist)
  • "The Corpse in the Dead Letter Office" (7 pages)
    John Calnan (Artist)
  • "Something's Alive in Volcano 13" (8 pages)
    Jim Mooney (Artist)
    From House of Mystery #83, February 1959
  • "The Man Who Cheated Death" (8 pages)
    William (Bill) Ely (Artist)
    From House of Mystery #101, August 1960
  • "The Mystery of the Sorcerer's Squad" (8 pages)
    Ruben Moreira (Artist)
    From House of Mystery #118, January 1962
  • "The Phantom Duel" (6 pages)
    William (Bill) Ely (Artist)
    From House of Secrets #1, Nov/Dec 1956
  • "Beware, I Can Read Your Mind" (6 pages)
    Sheldon Moldoff (Artist)
    From Tales of the Unexpected #7, November 1956
  • "I Battled the Abomindable Snowman" (8 pages)
    John Prentice (Artist)
    From My Greatest Adventure #10, Jul/Aug 1956
  • "Born Loser" (5 pages)
    Carl Wessler (Writer), Sonny Trinidad (Artist)
  • "The Mystery of the Teen-Age Swami" (6 pages)
    George Roussos (Artist)
    From House of Mystery #92, November 1959
  • "Body Snatcher" (5 pages)
    Carl Wessler (Writer), Rich Buckler (Artist)
  • "Who Will Kill Gigantus?" (8 pages)
    George Kashdan (Writer), Alfredo P. Alcala (Artist)
Features:
  • "The Dagger's Deed" (1 Page)
    (Filler)
  • "Unexpected Mail" (2 Pages)
    (Letters Page)

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Shazam #12


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TITLE: Shazam #12
PUBLICATION DATE: May/Jun 1974 (onsale 2/19/1974)
FORMAT: 96 squarebound pages plus covers
COVER PRICE: $0.60
COVER ART: Robert Oksner
NOTES: -
CONTENTS: "Shazam"
Stories:
  • Captain Marvel: "The Golden Plague" (7 pages)
    E. Nelson Bridwell (Writer), Robert Oksner (Artist)
  • Mary Marvel: "Mary Marvel Versus Nightowl" (11 pages)
    Otto Binder (Writer), Jack Binder (Artist)
    From Mary Marvel #24, May 1948
  • Captain Marvel: "Uncle Marvel's Wedding" (9 pages)
    William Woolfolk (Writer)
    From Captain Marvel Adventures #59, April 1946
  • Captain Marvel, Jr.: "The Longest Block in the World" (6 pages)
    Elliot S. Maggin (Writer), Dick Giordano (Artist)
  • Marvel Family: "The Sivana Family Strikes at the Marvel Family" (38 pages)
    Otto Binder (Writer), Pete Costanza (Artist), Jack Binder (Artist), Bud Thompson (Artist)
    From Marvel Family #10, April 1947
  • Captain Marvel: "Mighty Master of the Martial Arts" (7 pages)
    Elliot S. Maggin (Writer), Robert Oksner (Penciller), Vince Colletta (Inker)
Features:
  • "Billy Batson's Family Album" (2 Pages)
    (Bridwell/??)
    (Illos and text: Depicts the Marvel Family)
  • "Shazamail" (1 Page)
    (Letters page)
  • "The Shazam Gods and Heroes" (2 Pages)
    (Bridwell/??)
    (Illos and text: Background on Cap's powers)
  • "Super-Spectacular Shazamail" (1 Page)
    (Letters page)

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Young Romance #199

I don't have any scans of this one, but if some kind soul would send me a copy (or at least alert me as to where one is) I'll upload it to this clearing house for fans of DC's 100-Page Super Spectacular comic books as quickly as possible. Thank you in advance!


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TITLE:
Young Romance #199
PUBLICATION DATE: May/Jun 1974 (onsale 2/7/1974)
FORMAT: 96 squarebound pages plus covers
COVER PRICE: $0.60
COVER ART:
NOTES: -
CONTENTS: "Young Romance"
Stories:
  • "Love? Why Ruin a Perfect Friendship" (5 pages)
  • "Second Choice" (11 pages)
  • "You Can't Ever Be Mine" (8 pages)
    Tony Abruzzo (Penciller), Bernard Sachs (Inker)
    From Secret Hearts #62, April 1960
  • "Hopeless Love" (8 pages)
  • "Reach for a Star" (8 pages)
  • "Make Love to His Friend" (8 pages)
    Tony Abruzzo (Penciller)
    From Girls' Romances #137, December 1968
  • "Why Can't I Fall in Love" (10 pages)
  • "The Mirror" (12 pages)
Features:
  • "My Creed" (1 Page)
    (??/??)
    (Poetry/art)
  • "Silent Song of Love" (1 Page)
    (??/??)
    (Poetry/art)
  • "Bulletin Board" (2 Pages)
    (??/??)
    (Poetry/art)
  • "Sew Here's How" (2 Pages)
    (??/??)
    (Fashion tips)
  • "Beauty on a Budget" (1 Page)
    (??/??)
    (Fashion tips)
  • "Paul - the Other Side" (1 Page)
    (Advice column)
  • "First Love" (1 Page)
    (??/??)
    (Poetry/art)

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Justice League of America #111


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TITLE: Justice League of America #111
PUBLICATION DATE: May/Jun 1974 (onsale 2/5/1974)
FORMAT: 96 squarebound pages plus covers
COVER PRICE: $0.60
COVER ART: Nicholas Peter Cardy
NOTES: -
CONTENTS: "Justice League of America"
Stories:
  • Justice League of America: "Balance of Power" (20 pages)
    Len Wein (Writer), Dick Dillin (Penciller), Dick Giordano (Inker)
  • Seven Soldiers of Victory: "Beware! The Black Star Shines" (33 pages)
    Mort Weisinger (Writer), Bill Finger (Writer), Mort Meskin (Artist), Creig Flessel (Artist), Hal Sherman (Artist), George Papp (Artist), John Lehti (Artist)
    From Leading Comics #2, Spring 1942
  • Justice League of America: "Attack of the Star-Bolt Warrior" (24 pages)
    Gardner F. Fox (Writer), Mike Sekowsky (Penciller), Bernard Sachs (Inker)
    From Justice League of America #32, December 1964
Features:
  • "Wanted:The Injustice Gang" (2 Pages)
    (Pasko/Broderick)
    (Background on the Injustice Gang)
  • "JLA Puzzle" (1 Page)
    (Crossword puzzle)
  • "The Seven Soldiers of Victory" (1 Page)
    (Text describing the history of the 7 Soldiers)
  • "The Seven Soldiers of Victory" (1 Page)
    (??)
    (Pin-up) From Justice League of America #76, Nov-Dec 1969
  • "JLA Mail Room" (2 Pages)
    (Letters page)

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Tarzan #230

With this issue, I have covered 38 issues and am 1/3rd of the way done and all I feel like saying is: whew! This turned out to be more work than I originally thought it would be, but it's still a lot of fun.


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TITLE:
Tarzan #230
PUBLICATION DATE: Apr/May 1974 (onsale 1/31/1974)
FORMAT: 96 squarebound pages plus covers
COVER PRICE: $0.60
COVER ART: Joe Kubert
NOTES: -
CONTENTS: "Tarzan"
Stories:
  • Tarzan: (The Rescue of the Fawn) (6 pages)
    Joe Kubert (Writer/Artist)
  • Korak, Son of Tarzan: "Leap into Death" (14 pages)
    Robert Kanigher (Writer), Joe Kubert (Penciller), Russ Heath (Inker)
  • Tarzan: "The Slave Traders" (19 pages)
    Russ Manning (Writer/Artist)
  • Bomba: "The Deadly Sting of Ana Conda" (20 pages)
    George Kashdan (Writer), Jack Sparling (Artist)
    From Bomba the Jungle Boy #4, Mar/Apr 1968
  • Congo Bill: "Mystery of the Stolen Bell" (6 pages)
    George Kashdan (Writer), Edwin J. Smalle, Jr. (Artist)
    From Action Comics #145, June 1950
  • Detective Chimp: "Meet Detective Chimp" (8 pages)
    John Broome (Writer), Carmine Infantino (Penciller), Sy Barry (Inker)
    From Adventures of Rex the Wonder Dog #4, Jul/Aug 1952
  • Carson of Venus: "Into the Noobolian Valley" (5 pages)
    Michael William Kaluta (Writer/Penciller), Phil Trumbo (Inker)
Features:
  • "The Dum-Dum" (1 Page)
    (Letters Page)
  • "How I Wrote the Tarzan Books" (2 Pages)
    (Text feature by Edgar Rice Burroughs)
  • "Tarzan:Citizen of the World" (3 Pages)
    (Text recap of Tarzan in the movies by Allan Asherman)

Friday, November 13, 2009

Detective Comics #440





TITLE: Detective Comics #440
PUBLICATION DATE: Apr/May 1974 (onsale 1/31/1974)
FORMAT: 96 squarebound pages plus covers
COVER PRICE: $0.60
COVER ART: Jim Aparo
NOTES: -
CONTENTS: "Detective Comics"
Stories:
  • Batman: "Ghost Mountain Midnight" (12 pages)
    Archie Goodwin (Writer), Sal Amendola (Penciller), Dick Giordano (Inker)
  • Manhunter: "Battles the Cobras of the Deep" (9 pages)
    Jack Kirby (Writer/Penciller), Joe Simon (Inker)
    From Adventure Comics #79, October 1942
  • Hawkman: "The Fear That Haunted Hawkman" (15 pages)
    Gardner F. Fox (Writer), Murphy Anderson (Artist)
    From Hawkman #3, Aug/Sep 1964
  • Doll Man: "A Million-Dollar Corpse" (11 pages)
    William Woolfolk (Writer), Al Bryant (Artist)
    From Feature Comics #123, June 1948
  • Green Lantern: "Too Many Suspects" (12 pages)
    Robert Kanigher (Writer), Alex Toth (Penciller), Frank Giacoia (Inker)
    From Green Lantern #37, Mar/Apr 1949
  • Batman: "Inside Story of the Outsider" (15 pages)
    Gardner F. Fox (Writer), Sheldon Moldoff (Penciller), Joe Giella (Inker)
    From Detective Comics #356, October 1966
  • Manhunter: "Rebellion" (8 pages)
    Archie Goodwin (Writer), Walter Simonson (Artist)
Features:
  • "Batman's Hotline" (2 Pages)
    (Letters Page)

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Superman Family #164


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TITLE: Superman Family #164
PUBLICATION DATE: Apr/May 1974 (onsale 1/24/1974)
FORMAT: 96 squarebound pages plus covers
COVER PRICE: $0.60
COVER ART: Nicholas Peter Cardy
NOTES: This is the first issue of Superman Family.
The numbering continues from Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen.
CONTENTS: "Jimmy Olsen Presents the Superman Family"
Stories:
  • Jimmy Olsen: "Death Bites with Fangs of Stone" (14 pages)
    Leo Dorfman (Writer), Kurt Schaffenberger (Artist)
  • Supergirl: "Brainiac's Blitz" (12 pages)
    Jim Shooter (Writer), Jim Mooney (Artist)
    From Action Comics #339, July 1966
  • Superboy: "The Super Star of Hollywood" (13 pages)
    Jerry Siegel (Writer), George Papp (Artist)
    From Adventure Comics #272, May 1960
  • Jimmy Olsen: "The Gift-Wrapped Doom" (6 pages)
    Leo Dorfman (Writer), Kurt Schaffenberger (Artist)
  • Jimmy Olsen: "The Death March" (9 pages)
    Leo Dorfman (Writer), Al Plastino (Artist)
    From Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen #76, April 1964
  • Lois Lane: "The Three Wives of Superman" (25 pages)
    Kurt Schaffenberger (Artist)
    From Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane #51, August 1964
Features:
  • "Jimmy Olsen's Pen-Pals" (2 Pages)
    (Letters Page)
  • "How the Artists Draw the Superman Family" (3 Pages)
    (Sketches by Swan and Schaffenberger)

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Brave and the Bold #112


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TITLE: Brave and the Bold #112
PUBLICATION DATE: Apr/May 1974 (onsale 1/17/1974)
FORMAT: 96 squarebound pages plus covers
COVER PRICE: $0.60
COVER ART: Jim Aparo
NOTES: -
CONTENTS: "The Brave and the Bold"
Stories:
  • Batman/Mister Miracle: "The Impossible Escape" (20 pages)
    Bob Haney (Writer), Jim Aparo (Artist)
  • Aquaman/Hawkman: "Fury of the Exiled Creature" (25 pages)
    Bob Haney (Writer), Howard Purcell (Artist)
    From Brave and the Bold #51, Dec/Jan 1963
  • Silent Knight: "The Three Flaming Dooms" (10 pages)
    Robert Kanigher (Writer), Irv Novick (Artist)
    From Brave and the Bold #15, Dec/Jan 1957
  • Batman/Green Lantern: "The Tick-Tock Traps of the Time Commander" (25 pages)
    Bob Haney (Writer), Ramona Fradon (Penciller), Charles Paris (Inker)
    From Brave and the Bold #59, Apr/May 1965
Features:
  • "The Brave and the Bold Mailbag" (1 Page)
    (Letters Page)
  • "Batman's Famous Co-Stars" (3 Pages)
    (Depicts several heroes who have teamed with Batman)

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

House of Mystery #224


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TITLE: House of Mystery #224
PUBLICATION DATE: Apr/May 1974 (onsale 1/10/1974)
FORMAT: 96 squarebound pages plus covers
COVER PRICE: $0.60
COVER ART: Bill Draut/Alfredo P. Alcala/Gerry Talaoc
NOTES: -
CONTENTS: "The House of Mystery"
Stories:
  • "Night Stalker in Sun City" (9 pages)
    David Michelinie (Writer), Frank Robbins (Artist)
  • "The House of Endless Years" (7 pages)
    Gerry Conway (Writer), Bill Draut (Artist)
    From House of Secrets #83, Dec/Jan 1969
  • "The Deadman's Lucky Scarf" (8 pages)
    David Izzo (Plotter), Michael L. Fleisher (Scripter), Alfredo P. Alcala (Artist)
  • "The Reluctant Sorcerer" (8 pages)
    Howard Purcell (Writer/Artist)
    From House of Secrets #49, October 1961
  • Spectre: "Abraca-Doom" (9 pages)
    Dennis J. O'Neil (Writer), Bernie Wrightson (Artist)
    From Spectre #9, Mar/Apr 1969
  • "The One and Only, Fully Guaranteed, Super-Permanent, 100%?" (5 pages)
    Marv Wolfman (Writer), Dick Dillin (Penciller), Neal Adams (Inker)
    From House of Secrets #82, Oct/Nov 1969
  • "The Gift That Wiped Out Time" (8 pages)
    Mort Meskin (Penciller), George Roussos (Inker)
    From House of Mystery #120, March 1962
  • "Sheer Fear" (7 pages)
    Sheldon Mayer (Writer), Gerry Talaoc (Artist)
  • "The Claws of Death" (8 pages)
    George Kashdan (Writer), Alex N. Nino (Artist)
  • Phantom Stranger: "Mystery in Miniature" (6 pages)
    John Broome (Writer), Frank Giacoia (Artist)
    From Phantom Stranger #6, Jun/Jul 1953
  • "Photo Finish" (3 pages)
    Steve Skeates (Writer), Mike Sekowsky (Artist)
Features:
  • "Cain's Game Room" (3 Pages)
    (Cartoons)
  • "Cain's Mail Room" (2 Pages)
    (Letters Page)

Monday, November 9, 2009

Young Love #109


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TITLE: Young Love #109
PUBLICATION DATE: Apr/May 1974 (onsale 1/3/1974)
FORMAT: 96 squarebound pages plus covers
COVER PRICE: $0.60
COVER ART:
NOTES: -
CONTENTS: "The Agony and Ecstasy of Young Love"
Stories:
  • "A Bad Trip" (8 pages)
  • "The Huntress" (7 pages)
  • "Little Doublecrosser" (4 pages)
  • "Shy Girl" (8 pages)
    Ric Estrada (Penciller), Vince Colletta (Inker)
    From Falling In Love #111, November 1969
  • "The Mysterious Love Notes" (5 pages)
  • "A Couple of Kids" (11 pages)
  • "I Can't Get Him Out of My Mind" (10 pages)
  • "Match-Maker, Match-Breaker" (6 pages)
    J. Winslow Mortimer (Penciller), Vince Colletta (Inker)
    From Falling In Love #112, January 1970
  • "Why Can't I Hold a Boy?" (9 pages)
  • "Something Else on His Mind" (10 pages)
Features:
  • "Marc - on the Man's Side" (1 Page)
    (Letters page)
  • "4 Guys -- 4 Seasons" (1 Page)
    (??/??)
    (Poetry/art)
  • "Love Has No Voice" (1 Page)
    (??/??)
    (Poetry/art)
  • "True Love" (1 Page)
    (??/??)
    (Poetry/art)
  • "I Wonder" (1 Page)
    (??/??)
    (Poetry/art)

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Wonder Woman #211 (60¢ begins)


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TITLE:
Wonder Woman #211
PUBLICATION DATE: Apr/May 1974 (onsale 1/3/1974)
FORMAT: 96 squarebound pages plus covers
COVER PRICE: $0.60
COVER ART: Nicholas Peter Cardy
NOTES: 1st 60¢ giant
CONTENTS: "Wonder Woman"
Stories:
  • Wonder Woman: "The Maniacs of Mercury" (10 pages)
    Robert Kanigher (Writer), Ric Estrada (Penciller), Vince Colletta (Inker)
  • Wonder Woman: "The Mystery of the Atom World" (10 pages)
    Robert Kanigher (Writer), Ric Estrada (Penciller), Vince Colletta (Inker)
  • Wonder Woman: "The Origin of the Amazon Plane" (8 pages)
    Robert Kanigher (Writer), Harry G. Peter (Artist)
    From Wonder Woman #80, February 1956
  • Wonder Woman: "Wonder Woman Amazon Teen-Ager" (13 pages)
    Robert Kanigher (Writer), Ross Andru (Penciller), Mike Esposito (Inker)
    From Wonder Woman #107, July 1959
  • Wonder Woman: "The Winning of Wonder Woman's Tiara" (8 pages)
    Robert Kanigher (Writer), Harry G. Peter (Artist)
    From Wonder Woman #75, July 1955
  • Wonder Woman: "Wonder Tot and Mister Genie" (14 pages)
    Robert Kanigher (Writer), Ross Andru (Penciller), Mike Esposito (Inker)
    From Wonder Woman #126, November 1961
  • Wonder Woman: "The Secret of Wonder Woman's Sandals" (6 pages)
    Robert Kanigher (Writer), Harry G. Peter (Artist)
    From Wonder Woman #72, February 1955
  • Wonder Woman: "The Mirage Mirrors" (12 pages)
    Robert Kanigher (Writer), Ross Andru (Penciller), Mike Esposito (Inker)
    From Wonder Woman #130, May 1962
Features:
  • "The Gods of the Amazons" (1 Page)
    (Pictures and descriptions of several Greek Gods)
  • "Wonder Woman's Costumes" (1 Page)
    (Depicts the history of Wonder Woman's costume)
  • "Princessions" (1 Page)
    (Letters Page)

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Batman #255


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TITLE: Batman #255
PUBLICATION DATE: Mar/Apr 1974 (onsale 12/25/1973)
FORMAT: 96 squarebound pages plus covers
COVER PRICE: $0.50
COVER ART: Neal Adams/Nicholas Peter Cardy
NOTES: -
CONTENTS: "Batman"
Stories:
  • Batman: "Moon of the Wolf" (20 pages)
    Len Wein (Writer), Neal Adams (Penciller), Dick Giordano (Inker)
  • Batman: "The First Batman" (10 pages)
    Bill Finger (Writer), Sheldon Moldoff (Penciller), Stan Kaye (Inker)
    From Detective Comics #235, September 1956
  • Batman: "The Duped Domestics" (12 pages)
    Alvin Schwartz (Writer), Bob Kane (Penciller), Jerry Robinson (Inker)
    From Batman #22, Apr/May 1944
  • Batman: "The True-False Face of Batman" (15 pages)
    Gardner F. Fox (Writer), Carmine Infantino (Penciller), Sid Greene (Inker)
    From Detective Comics #363, May 1967
  • Robin: "Crazy-Quilt Comes Back" (8 pages)
    France E. Herron (Writer), Jim Mooney (Artist)
    From Star Spangled Comics #123, December 1951
  • Batman: "The Outsider Strikes Back" (15 pages)
    Gardner F. Fox (Writer), Sheldon Moldoff (Penciller), Joe Giella (Inker)
    From Detective Comics #340, June 1965
Features:
  • "The Story of the Batmobile" (2 Pages)
    (Various)
    (Several panels from old Batman stories)
  • "Letters to the Batman" (1 Page)
    (Letters Page)
  • "Extra Letters to the Batman" (1 Page)
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