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spoilers for The Duel of the Super-Duo, WORLD’S FINEST COMICS No. 163 (December ’66)

Did Batman kill Superman? No. Someone under hypnosis can’t be made to go against their conscience.

Jemphis sets a hoard of hypnotized heroes from across the universe against Superman and Batman; however, the Cowled Crimefighter uses his Bat-Flash to de-hypnotize the collective of cosmic champions. They now turn on Jemphis.bvs5

With Jemphis defeated, our two favourite heroes now long to return home..

Despite their desires to meet the entire Justice League, these universal heroes were never to be seen again.


more of those funny page ads

from WORLD’S FINEST COMICS No. 163 (December ’66)

unicef.supermanBesides the regular features in the comics, it seems like the DC talents got their fair share of work on the various ads and extra features to be found in every comic book.

In addition to the Public Service Ad–which on the inside front cover is by Jack Schiff and Sheldon Moldoff–other favourite DC craftsmen contributed to other ads in this issue.

The Mortorific ad looks like one more from artist Kurt Schaffenberger.

The Tyco ad might be another pencilled by Moldoff–with perhaps Murphy Anderson inks.

thekatdcNo idea who wrote and drew the Kat from AMT funnies, but these were a frequent feature in the DC comics of the day.

Of course, E. Nelson Bridwell wrote all the Direct Currents columns.

And Irv Novick did the splendid war art for all the G.I. Joe ads featuring those spoiled brats Andy and George–including the one on this issue’s inside back cover.

ford auroraWhile it looks like Murphy Anderson contributed the art for the Aurora ad on the back cover.

Gotta say, toy cars and model cars were certainly flogged a lot in this comic book.


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from WORLD’S FINEST COMICS No. 163 (December ’66)



spoilers for Fate Holds Four Aces, WORLD’S FINEST COMICS No. 163 (December ’66), reprinted from HOUSE OF MYSTERY No. 27 (June ’54)

The morbidly obsessed Joseph Kerr needed a Joker to play as a wild card for the fifth ace in his gruesome hand. And cruel fate satisfied that desire to his misfortune.


Eugene Shepardson in the letter column asks for the Joker’s real name. This can’t be answered. But just as Mr. Boniface is an assumed name of the Penguin (who is in reality Oswald Cobblepot), Joe Kerr is one of the many aliases that the Joker has used in his crime career.


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