World's Finest

World's Finest Comics #265

Magic Menace This Way Comes

Rel: Jul 07, 1980 - Pub: Nov 1980
Action, Adventure, Super-Heroes
Modern Age | Color | USA | English
Dollar Comic
Comic | 64 pages | $1.00

Magic Menace This Way Comes!
Robin is kidnapped by the evil magician Simon Magus, and must psychically transmit images of his predicament to Superman and Batman to be rescued. The heroes travel to New Carthage, where they find a secret cave which leads them to the magical land of Asgard, home of Simon Magus. Batman and Superman meet with Merlin and they work together to overcome several magical obstacles created by Simon, whose ultimate plan is to use Robin's energy to transport himself and his minions into the real world and start a new era of chaos. Batman, Superman and Merlin eventually find a way to Magus' secret hideout, where they distract him, allowing Robin to escape and destroy Magnus portal dimension. With the evil magician defeated, the heroes return to the real world.

One Red Rose For Never!
Dinah Lance calls in Green Arrow to help after she is hired for large money to deposit a red rose on a gravesite in Star City, but is attacked by thugs during one such delivery. Soon both he and the entire city learn that the rose is being delivered to the gravesite of Annabel Van Wyck, whose widower, the original Elizar Van Wyck, deeded the land to establish Star City with the provision that one rose be delivered to Annabel's grave every Friday, or the land would be forfeit. Now the modern Elizar Van Wyck claims that the contract has been broken, and demands Star City be ceded to him. GA proves that the modern “Elizar” is really black sheep Jarret Van Wyck, who murdered his brother and posed as him in hopes of gaining control of Star City. Dinah Lance saves Green Arrow with her canary cry when Jarret attempts to murder him.

This Hostage World

Journey Through The Past!
Tomorrow, the mutated T. O. Morrow, reviews the history of his creation, the Red Tornado, and promises to revenge himself upon his foe.

The Plot Against The Human Race


Creators View all

Writer Bob Haney, Cary Burkett, J.M. DeMatteis
Penciller Ric Estrada, Trevor von Eeden, Jose Delbo
Inker Kim DeMulder, Dick Giordano, Jimmy Janes
Colorist Jerry Serpe, Gene D'Angelo, Lynne Gelfer
Letterer Ben Oda, Shelly Leferman, Milt Snapinn
Cover Artist Jim Aparo
Editor Paul Levitz, Joe Orlando, Jack C. Harris

Characters View all

Green Arrow (Oliver Queen)
Kathy Sutton
Robin (Dick Grayson)
Traya Smith
T.O. Morrow (Thomas Oscar Morrow)
Simon Magus
Batman (Bruce Wayne)
Captain Marvel (Earth-S) (Billy Batson)
Captain Marvel Jr. (Earth-S) (Freddy Freeman)
King Kull (Earth-S)
Dinah Drake-Lance
Justice League of America
Red Tornado (John Smith)
Merlin
Hawkman (Carter Hall / Katar Hol)
Professor Edgewise (Earth-S)
Commissioner George Emmett
Superman (Clark Kent / Kal-EL)
Kenny
George Taylor, Jr.
Elizar Van Wyck (Jarret Van Wyck)
Tynan
V'Lonna
Commander X'Non
Injustice Society Of America
Red Tornado (Earth-2) (Abigail Mathilda Hunkel)
Tomorrow The Future Man (T.O. Morrow)
Mister Mind (Earth-S)
Mister Atom (Earth-S)