Wednesday, July 25, 2007

World's Finest Comics #169

World's Finest Comics #169 (On Sale: July 25, 1967) has a cover by Curt Swan and George Klein.

Inside we have the cover story "The Supergirl-Batgirl Plot" by Cary Bates, Curt Swan and George Klein. While on patrol near Gotham City, Supergirl is attacked by a spectral hand. Batgirl comes to her aid. Working as a team the girls are able to escape the hand which then disappears. The girls then begin a campaign to humiliate and discredit Superman and Batman.

In a series of incidents Supergirl temporarily robs Superman of his powers and upstages him. Meanwhile Batgirl makes Batman act like a coward while fighting crooks. The girls then lock Batman out of the Batcave and steal his equipment. Supergirl also takes the Fortress of Solitude and hides it from Superman. Next the girls kidnap Robin and leave both heroes powerless without even their secret identities.

When the girls the confront Superman and Batman, their real identities are exposed. Superman discovers that Supergirl is really the Kandorian woman Black Flame, while Batman discovers that Selina Kyle the Catwoman has been masquerading as Batgirl. The heroes forces the villainesses to reveal where the real Supergirl and Batgirl are being held. However, before a rescue can be enacted Supergirl and Batgirl arrive from another dimension.

"The Amazing Cube" is a reprint from Tales of the Unexpected #9 drawn by Bernard Baily.

Edited by Mort Weisinger.

1 comment:

Sharon said...

I loved this issue--Swan-Klein made a great team.
I remember that summer (1967) well; my family and I were vacationing at the Jersey Shore for a few weeks but for me the best part was there a little store on the boardwalk that carried comics! My parents bought me roughly one comic a week; I got this WF issue...a Lois Lane 80-page giant...Lois Lane #78...Adventure #360...and a Metamorpho issue that featured the Elemental Girl.