World’s Finest Comics #292, June 1983. Man.
This comic came out the summer I was nine years old. I was already familiar with Superman and Batman from TV and toys, but I think this was my first encounter with the comic-book versions. It’s safe to say it still informs my view of both characters.
I read this thing to tatters long ago, so when I chanced upon an intact copy in the dollar bin at Heroes Con? Pure joy.
In this issue, Superman and Batman go on a late-night radio talk show to take callers’ questions about their crimefighting methods, the nature of evil, their secret IDs, etc. They get caught up in a crazed stalker’s threat to detonate a biological weapon that will kill everyone in Gotham, which they thwart, naturally, by moving the entire building to the moon.
Turns out I still love this nutty thing.
Written by Doug Moench, drawn by Jerome Moore and Frank Giacoia. Cover by Ed Hannigan and Klaus Janson.