Tuesday, November 19, 2013

World's Finest # 207, November, 1971

Look who's back again already. And with another Swanderson cover. Not the team's best however. Nor is the story. But it's by Len Wein so it does have a different feel than what we've had recently. Basically, Clark hires some thugs to use a magical artifact to kill Superman. Realizing he has missing time, he also gets Batman to watch him 24/7 to find out what's been going on. 

Turns out the infamous Dr. Light--then a lovable loser and later a rapist--is behind it all.

In a bit of foreshadowing, it would be Zatanna who used her magic in the controversial move of wiping Light's memory many years later in the IDENTITY CRISIS mini.

Tarantula had gotten the text page treatment recently at DC which probably is what led to this reprint of an otherwise minor character. With a much better costume, the character would be revived many years later in ALL-STAR SQUADRON.

It says Colan and Giella here and at GCD but both artists' unique styles seem lost in this science fiction filler.

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