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World's Finest Comics (1941) - #198
"Race To Save The Universe!"
DC Comics


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Curt Douglas Swan
 

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Cover Date: November 1970
Cover Price: US $ 0.15

Issue Tagline: They're Off! The Third Race Between the World's Fastest Super-Heroes! And this time there must be a winner!

Format: Color; Standard Comic Issue; 32 pages

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Letters Column: World's Finest Fanmail

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Reprints/Collects:
Adventure Comics (1938) #181

Reprinted/Collected in:
Showcase Presents: World's Finest (2007) TPB vol. 04
Superman vs. Flash (2005) TPB vol. 01

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"Race to Save the Universe!" - Edit this story

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Writer(s):
Dennis 'Denny' O'Neil

Penciller(s):
Dick Dillin

Inker(s):
Joe Giella

Editor(s):
E. Nelson Bridwell
Julius Schwartz

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Synopsis:
Jimmy Olsen and a Roman charioteer become exchanged in time as a result of the activities of Anachronids, faster-than-light robots who have appeared in the Earth-One universe. To counteract the time-warping effect, the Guardians of the Universe enable Flash and Superman to race in the opposite direction, and the two heroes make it a competition against each other. Both save each other from perils along the way, but Jimmy Olsen finds himself condemned to death by a Roman general as a sorcerer, and facing a firing squad of bowmen.

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3rd race between Superman and The Flash.

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Penciller(s):
Paul Norris

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Paul Norris

Letterer(s):
Ira Schnapp

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E. Nelson Bridwell
Whitney Ellsworth
Jack Schiff
Julius Schwartz

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Synopsis:
Student-secretary Joanie Swift is typing a list of time-space equations for physics Professor Winklerod when she stumbles across the Speed Formula. Realizing she has the same powers as Johnny Quick, she creates a similar costume and proposes they form a team. Eventually, the effect wears off and Joanie is unable to retrieve the formula.

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Reprinted Johnny Quick and his Magic Formula story from Adventure Comics #181.

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