Superman Fan Podcast Episode #354 Part II: Superman Family Comic Book Cover Dated March 1963: World’s Finest Comics #132!

World's Finest Comics 132, March 1963!

World’s Finest Comics 132, March 1963!

WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 132, March 1963, was published on January 17, 1963. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 12¢. Mort Weisinger was the editor, and the cover was drawn by Jim Mooney, according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics. The Grand Comic Book Database credits Jim Mooney as the penciller and Sheldon Moldoff as the inker. Mooney and Moldoff are credited as the cover artists by the Comic Book Database but does not designate one as the penciller and the other as the inker.

– Superman and Batman starred in the thirteen page story titled, BATMAN AND ROBIN, MEDIEVAL BANDITS, written by Bill Finger, pencilled by Jim Mooney and inked by Sheldon Moldoff. This story was reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: WORLD’S FINEST vol. II.

– Aquaman and Aqualad were featured in the seven page story, THE FISH IN THE IRON MASK, writer unknown according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics, while the Grand Comic Book Database credits the writer as possibly ? Dave Wood ?. Ramona Fradon was the artist, and the story was reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: AQUAMAN vol. II.

– Green Arrow and Speedy finished the issue in the six page story titled, THE GREEN ARROW DUMMY, maybe written by ? Ed Herron ? and drawn by Lee Elias. This story was also reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: GREEN ARROW vol. I.

Also highlighted in this episode are the issue’s ads and other features.

Elsewhere in DC Comics, 27 titles carried the March or March/April 1963 cover date, according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics. They were covered at the end of Episode 300 for the week of August 6, 2014.


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