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80 Page Giant 15, October 1965!

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80 PAGE GIANT 15, October 1965, was published on August 12, 1965. As the title indicates, it contained 80 pages for the cover price of 25¢. Jack Schiff was the editor, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan and Dick Sprang, and inked by Stan Kaye. This was the final 80 PAGE GIANT of the series. In the future, 80 Page Giants would be individual issues of their respective series.

– (7:16) THE CONTEST OF HEROES (10 pgs.), written by Bill Finger according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics, while the Grand Comic Book Database credits Edmond Hamilton as the writer. The story was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Stan Kaye, and was first published in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 74, the January/February 1954 issue, released around November 26, 1954. It was also reprinted in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS ARCHIVES vol. I, BATMAN & SUPERMAN IN WORLD’S FINEST COMICS: THE SILVER AGE OMNIBUS and vol. I of the trade paperback. We first covered this story back in Episode 165 for the week of February 9, 2011.

– (20:28) THE THREE SUPER-MUSKETEERS (12 pgs.), written by Edmond Hamilton, pencilled by Dick Sprang and inked by Stan Kaye. This story first appeared in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 82, May/June 1956, originally published around March 22, 1956. It was also reprinted in THE GREATEST TEAM-UP STORIES EVER TOLD, WORLD’S FINEST COMICS ARCHIVE vol. I and SHOWCASE PRESENTS: WORLD’S FINEST vol. I. We first covered this story in Episode 191 for the week of August 10, 2011.

– (33:11) SUPERMAN’S AND BATMAN’S GREATEST FOES (12 pgs.), written by Edmond Hamilton, pencilled by Dick Sprang and inked by Stan Kaye. It was first published in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 88, May/June 1957, released around March 21, 1957. This story was also reprinted in BATMAN: FROM THE 30’S TO THE 70’S, THE GREATEST JOKER STORIES EVER TOLD, STACKED DECK: THE GREATEST STORIES EVER TOLD, WORLD’S FINEST COMICS ARCHIVE vol. II, SUPERMAN/BATMAN: THE GREATEST STORIES EVER TOLD, SHOWCASE PRESENTS: WORLD’S FINEST vol. I and LEX LUTHOR: CELEBRATING 75 YEARS. We first covered this story back in Episode 216 for the week of February 1, 2012.

– (46:45) THE DAY SUPERMAN BETRAYED BATMAN (12 pgs.), written by Bill Finger, pencilled by Dick Sprang and inked by Stan Kaye. It first appeared in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 97, October 1958, published on August 26, 1958. This story was also reprinted in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS ARCHIVE vol. I and BATMAN & SUPERMAN IN WORLD’S FINEST COMICS: THE SILVER AGE OMNIBUS and vol. I of the trade paperback edition of this volume.We covered this story back in Episode 251 for the week of December 12, 2002.

– (1:02:20) THE TRUE HISTORY OF SUPERMAN AND BATMAN (12 pgs.), written by Edmond Hamilton, pencilled by Dick Sprang and lettered by Stan Kaye. This story was first published in WORLD’ S FINEST COMICS 81, March/April 1956, released on June 26, 1956. It was also reprinted in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS ARCHIVE vol. I, BATMAN IN THE FIFTIES, SHOWCASE PRESENTS: WORLD’S FINEST vol. I and BATMAN & SUPERMAN IN WORLD’S FINEST COMICS: THE SILVER AGE OMNIBUS and vol. I of the trade paperback of this volume. We first covered this story in Episode 187 for the week of July 13, 2011.

– (1:13:24) THE BATTLE OF THE SUPER-HEROES (12 pgs.), written by Dave Wood according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics, while the Grand Comic Book Database credits Bill Finger as the writer. The penciller was Dick Sprang. According to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics the inker was Ray Burnley, while the Grand Comic Book Database credits Stan Kaye as the inker. It was first released in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 95, July/August 1958, published on May 22, 1958. This story was also reprinted in WORLD’S FINEST ARCHIVE vol. II, SHOWCASE PRESENTS: WORLD’S FINEST vol. I and BATMAN & SUPERMAN IN WORLD’S FINEST COMICS: THE SILVER AGE OMNIBUS and vol. I of the trade paperback of this edition. We first covered this story back in Episode 245 for the week of October 24, 2012.

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

Next Episodes: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED OCTOBER 1965: PART III: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 60, PART IV: ACTION COMICS 329 & PART v: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 88!

Then we will cover: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED NOVEMBER 1965: PART I: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 153, PART II: SUPERMAN 181, PART III: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 61 & PART IV: ACTION COMICS 330!

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