Superman Fan Podcast Episode #183: Superman Family Comic Book Cover Dated January/ February 1956: World’s Finest Comics #80!

World's Finest Comics #80, January/February 1956!

World’s Finest Comics #80, January/February 1956!

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WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 80, January/February 1956, was published around November 29, 1955. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of a dime. Jack Schiff was the editor, and the cover was drawn by Win Mortimer.

The 12 page Superman and Batman story was titled THE SUPER NEWSPAPER OF GOTHAM CITY, written by Edmond Hamilton, and drawn by the classic Batman art team of penciller Dick Sprang and inker Charles Paris. It was reprinted in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS ARCHIVE vol. I and SHOWCASE PRESENTS: WORLD’S FINEST vol. I.

Green Lantern starred in the 6 page story THE BEWITCHED BOW, drawn by George Papp.

Tomahawk starred in the final story of the issue, the 6 page tale, THE BRAVE OF FORT FEARLESS, drawn by Fred Ray.

Elsewhere in DC Comics, 32 titles carried the January, or January/February 1956 cover date.

Next episode: THE SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED MARCH 1959: ACTION COMICS 250!

In 2 weeks: THE SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED FEBRUARY 1956: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 10!

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