World’s finest 223 (1974)
Last week fellow comics collector and friend, Pat A. gave me a copy of this 100 page beauty. I was thrilled to get a book with so many great, early Deadman stories. Little did I know, the comic also contained a Swamp Thing ad! Stumbling upon a Swampy ad is similar to the moment when everyone yells for “the secret word” on Pee-Wee’s Playhouse.
Behold, the super-spectacular table of contents!
I’ll get to the good stuff first. Toward the back of the book, a DC House ad includes the cover of Swamp Thing 10!
Here’s a close-up of the single color copy of the cover. Swamp Thing is amongst “super-stars”.
On to the stories! The thicker than usual comic is filled with some great stories. I’ve included the title pages of each below.
Wipe the Blood Off My Name!
Which introduces and then kills off Bruce Wayne’s big brother, Thomas Jr.
An Eye for an Eye
Originally printed in Strange Adventures 206 (1967); Deadman’s second appearance I believe.
The Reversed Heroes
Originally printed in World’s Finest 87 (1957)
The Sunken City of Gold
Originally printed in Adventure Comics 223 (1956)
License for a Robot
Originally printed in Detective Comics 197 (1953)
The Composite Superman
Originally printed in World’s Finest 142 (1964)