Wednesday, October 9, 2013

World's Finest # 166, May, 1967

Another all-time favorite of mine. This was something new in comics. A series within the series featuring a future version of the main character but with NO ties to the "real" version. There was no meeting between the modern Superman and the future Superman, no battle, no communication. Edmond Hamilton had introduced the concept in an issue of SUPERMAN 2 years earlier and it popped up next in ACTION. Young Jim Shooter continued and added to it admirably here. Years later, at Marvel, the various 2099 characters would do the same thing in ongoing series. Pretty sure Shooter was gone from Marvel by then but the concept still could have been inspired by this.

If Roy Raymond truly was one of the most popular characters of the earlier decade, it doesn't say much about fifties comic heroes. And I LIKE Roy!

1 comment:

  1. Dear Editor,
    I think I found an error in World's Finest #166. On page 2, the miners say that Muto was recently trapped in another dimension by SuperBOY. But Muto's enemy is the SuperMAN of 2067! How do you explain that?
    But anyway, I loved seeing the Batman of 2067. I think it would be great to see some of his solo adventures. Maybe he could battle the Riddler of the future in an issue of Detective Comics?
    From the World's Most Futuristic Fan,
    Mike Gallaher
    Huntsville, Ala.