Superman Fan Podcast Episode #216: Superman Family Comic Book Cover Dated May/June 1957: World’s Finest Comics #88!

Episode #216: Superman Family Comic Book Cover Dated may/June 1957!

World's Finest Comics #88!

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WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 88, May/June 1957, was published around March 28, 1957. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of a dime. The editor was Mort Weisinger, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Stan Kaye.

The 12 page Superman and Batman story was titled SUPERMAN’S AND BATMAN’S GREATEST FOES, written by Edmond Hamilton, pencilled by dick Sprang and inked by Stan Kaye. This story has been reprinted in: BATMAN FROM THE 30’S TO THE 70’S, THE GREATEST JOKER STORIES EVER TOLD, SUPERMAN/BATMAN: THE GREATEST STORIES EVER TOLD, WORLD’S FINEST ARCHIVES vol. II and SHOWCASE PRESENTS: WORLD’S FINEST vol. I.

Green Arrow starred in the 6 page story, THE IMPRISONED ARCHER, drawn by George Papp.

Tomahawk starred in the issue’s final story, A PISTOL FOR TOMAHAWK, drawn by Fred Ray.

This issue also listed some of the winners of DC Comics’ 5,000 prize slogan contest. To read more about this contest, go to

Elsewhere in DC Comics, 31 titles carried the May or May/June 1957 cover date.


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