World's Finest

World's Finest Comics #261

Showdown At Gotham City

Rel: Nov 20, 1979 - Pub: Mar 1980
Action, Adventure, Super-Heroes
Modern Age | Color | USA | English
Dollar Comic
Comic | 64 pages | $1.00

Showdown At Gotham City!
The Penguin and Terra-Man team up to exploit an actor who has been hypnotized into believing himself to be the Wild West outlaw Butch Cassidy. Then they hypnotize Superman into thinking he is the Sundance Kid, and set him against Batman. The villains' plan backfires when the actor they hypnotized turns against them as he used to know the real Sundance Kid and he breaks Penguin's control over Superman, allowing the heroes to capture them and put and end to their criminal spree.

The Relativity Of Auntie Gravity!
An old woman develops anti-gravity telekinetic powers after exposure to pollutants, calls herself Auntie Gravity, and leads her three nephews on a robbery spree in Star City. She resists Green Arrow's and Black Canary's attempts to capture her, and levitates City Hall into the air, with the mayor and city council inside. Her fee for restoring them unharmed: the entire city budget for the fiscal year. GA and Black Canary try another trap, but Auntie Gravity pulls Green Arrow telekinetically off the ground and starts him spinning like a top, until the force is so great he can no longer breathe.

Return Of The River Rat!
A school outing on a cruise ship goes awry when a submarine crew board the ship. Most of the guests are involved in a costume party and too distracted, but Black Lightning sees what is going on. He goes from ship to sub and back again before the story is out, discovering a plot to smuggle a mob boss back into the country.

JLA Databank Dossier
Character Profile on Hawkman. Provides information on Katar & Shayera Hol, from their first adventure on Earth persuing the alien shapeshifter Byth to their current status as exiles of Thanagar, hoping to one day return to their homeworld, but unable to do so under the rule of Hyathis.

The Case Of The Runaway Sculpture
Georgia Sivana sets a trap for Mary Marvel with a device that turns her into a plaster-coated statue.


Creators View all

Writer E. Nelson Bridwell, Bob Rozakis, Gerry Conway, Denny O'Neil
Penciller Alex Saviuk, Don Newton, Romeo Tanghal, Rich Buckler, Eduardo Barreto
Inker Dave Simons, Frank Chiaramonte, Dave Hunt, Vince Colletta, Dick Giordano
Colorist Todd Klein, Jerry Serpe, Adrienne Roy, Gene D'Angelo, Doug Klein
Letterer Ben Oda, Shelly Leferman
Cover Artist Ross Andru, Dick Giordano
Editor Julius Schwartz, Paul Levitz, Joe Orlando, Jack C. Harris

Characters View all

Matter Master (Mark Mandrill)
Gentleman Ghost (James Craddock)
Green Arrow (Oliver Queen)
Hyathis
Adam Strange
Kanjar Ro
Shadow Thief (Carl Sands)
Black Lightning (Jefferson Pierce)
Terra-Man (Toby Manning)
Batman (Bruce Wayne)
Mary Marvel (Earth-S) (Mary Batson)
Black Canary (Dinah Drake-Lance)
Justice League of America
Clem
Harry
Freddy
Hawkman (Carter Hall / Katar Hol)
Penguin (Oswald Cobblepot)
Dora
Commissioner George Emmett
Mr. Jenkins
Bobby
Superman (Clark Kent / Kal-EL)
Ronni Irons
Butch Cassidy (Victor Spord)
Auntie Gravity
Lt. Mack Morgan
Horace
Todd
Captain Alton
Sonny Rabb
Hawkgirl (Shiera Hall / Shayera Hol)
Georgia Sivana (Earth-S)
Billy Batson (Earth-S)