"Superman and Batman: "The Quantum Inheritance"": Wealthy businessman Raymond Aurnau is apparently murdered and leaves his estate to Superman, who decides to get help from Batman to solve the mystery. Doing some research, Batman and Superman lea
World's Finest #309 is an issue of the series World's Finest (Volume 1) with a cover date of November, 1984.
Synopsis for Superman and Batman: "The Quantum Inheritance"
Wealthy businessman Raymond Aurnau is apparently murdered and leaves his estate to Superman, who decides to get help from Batman to solve the mystery. Doing some research, Batman and Superman learn that Aurnau had a teenage daughter and when they interrogate her, they learn that Raymond was dealing with the criminal known as Quantum. Later, Batman and Superman investigate Aurnau's company and meet with Phillip Crane, who was Raymond's associate and director of the company. Unable to find any suspicious evidence, the heroes continue their investigation elsewhere, where they learn that Aurnau had ended his partnership with Crane prior to his death.
With this new information, the heroes return to the company to investigate Crane and doing some background research, they learn that Crane and Aurnau had ended their business in bad terms when Aurnau discovered that Crane had used the company's resources to become the villain known as Quantum. At that moment, the heroes are confronted by Crane, who is wearing a combat suit designed by him and capable of emmitting all kinds of radiation, including Kryptonite radiation. With Superman incapacitated, Batman attemtps to fight Quantum with no better results. In a desperate measure, Batman uses a piece of equipment from Crane's office, which causes the villain to be transported to another dimension.
With Quantum gone, the heroes clear the mystery of Aurnau's death and they make sure that his inheritance and wealth go to his young daughther, soon to become an adult.
Appearing in Superman and Batman: "The Quantum Inheritance"
- Quantum (Single appearance)
- Fast Willie Jackson
- Chief O'Hara (Behind the scenes)
- Raymond Aurnau (On a TV or computer screen)
- Miss Kistler (Single appearance)
- This issue includes a 16 page paid promotion of the new toy line "Flash Force 2000" called "Driving Force!". The story was written by Robert Loren Fleming, with pencils by Denys Cowan, inks by Sal Trapani, colors by Joe Orlando, letters by Gaspar Saladino and edited by Andrew Helfer.