Wanted. The World's Most Dangerous Villains #1

DC Comics

United States

Published
July-August 1972
Page count
36
Cover price
0.20 USD
Colour
Colour
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/25251

Credits

Editing
E. Nelson Bridwell

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Show/hide Cover Untitled (Batman; Green Lantern; Green Arrow) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Batman; Green Lantern; Green Arrow
Genre
Superhero
Code
N-524
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; The Signalman [Phil Cobb]; The Puppet Master; The Clock King

Credits

Art
Murphy Anderson
Editing
E. Nelson Bridwell
Show/hide 1. The Signalman of Crime (Batman) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero
Code
N-514
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Commissioner Jim Gordon; Robin [Dick Grayson]; The Signalman [Phil Cobb] (first appearance and origin)

Credits

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks
Charles Paris

Reprint history

First print
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #112 (December 1957)
The Signalman of Crime
Also printed
Australia
Century the 100 Page Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1956 series) #24 ([May 1958])
The Signalman [of Crime]
 
Australia
Batman Album (KG Murray, 1976 series) #32 ([April 1976?])
 
Australia
Batman Album (KG Murray, 1976 series) #32 ([April 1976?])
The Signalman of Crime

Synopsis

Phil Cobb comes to Gotham City with the aim of becoming a big shot crook, and adopts the identity of The Signalman to get a reputation for outwitting Batman. However, with some luck, Batman and Robin escape one of The Signalman's traps and capture him.

Notes

Reprints first appearance and origin of The Signalman

Show/hide 2. The Crimes of the Clock King (Green Arrow) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Green Arrow
Genre
Superhero
Code
N-515
Characters
Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Speedy [Roy Harper]; Clock King (intro, villain); unamed police officers

Credits

Script
Ed (France) Herron
Art
Lee Elias

Reprint history

First print
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #111 (August 1960)
The Crimes of the Clock King
Also printed
Australia
The Hundred Plus Comic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #50 ([October 1960?])
Crimes of the Clock King
 
Australia
Super Adventure (KG Murray, 1976 series) #74 ([May 1976?])
Crimes of the Clock King
 
Australia
Super Heroes Album (Murray, 1977 series) #15 (April 1980)
The Crimes of the Clock King
 
United States
Showcase Presents Green Arrow (DC, 2006 series) #1 (2006)
The Crimes Of The Clock King
From GCD
from World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #111 (August 1960)

Synopsis

The Clock King is successful in a series of crimes, besting Green Arrow and Speedy, until he traps them in his headquarters, where the archers escape his trap and capture The Clock King.

Notes

Reprints first vs Clock King

Show/hide 3. Menace of the Giant Puppet! (Green Lantern) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Green Lantern
Genre
Superhero
Code
N-516
Characters
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; The Puppet Master (intro, villain); Carol Ferris; Biffy (small-time crook)

Credits

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Joe Giella
Editing
Julius Schwartz

Reprint history

First print
United States
Green Lantern (DC, 1960 series) #1 (July-August 1960)
Menace of the Giant Puppet!
Also printed
United States
Green Lantern Archives (DC, 1993 series) #Volume 1 (1993)
Menace of the Giant Puppet!
 
United States
Showcase Presents Green Lantern (DC, 2005 series) #1 (October 2005)
Menace of the Giant Puppet!  (black and white)
From GCD
From Green Lantern (DC, 1960 series) #1 (July-August 1960)

Synopsis

The Puppet-Master invents a Hypno-Ray and commits crimes using others as puppets, until he attempts to capture Green Lantern, who instead captures him. Meanwhile, Carol Ferris daydreams of marrying Green Lantern.

Notes

The Hypno-Ray is similar to an emotion controlling ray invented by Mind Games in Action Comics Weekly 611-613. Green Lantern uses a high speed stunt like The Flash.

Show/hide 4. All DC Magazines Now Only 20c!! Text article, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Genre
Fact

Credits

Author
Carmine Infantino
various DC editors
Letters
typeset

Synopsis

Article about the change in price and page count in DC comics.

Notes

Signed by the following editors: Julius Schwartz; Joe Orlando; Dorothy Woolfolk; Murray Boltinoff; Denny O'Neil; Sol Harrison; Joe Kubert; Jack Kirby; E. Nelson Bridwell. Between pages 4-5 of the third story.


Status

AusReprints ID

  • 31989

Entry created

  • 11/07/2007

Cover added

  • 02/12/2010

Index completed

  • 02/12/2010

Last updated

  • 28/03/2009