(Winter 1941-1942)

DC, 1941 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
quarterly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
World's Best Comics Co.
Brand:
A Superman DC Publication
Editing:
Whitney Ellsworth [as F. W. Ellsworth]
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

No number in indicia.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Seven Soldiers of Victory / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Mort Meskin
Inks:
Mort Meskin
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Seven Soldiers of Victory [Vigilante; Green Arrow; Star-Spangled Kid; Shining Knight; Speedy; Crimson Avenger]
Reprints:

The "Big 8" (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[Blueprint for Crime, Introduction] (Table of Contents)

Seven Soldiers of Victory / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Mort Weisinger
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Seven Soldiers of Victory [Crimson Avenger [Lee Travis]; Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Star-Spangled Kid [Sylvester Pemberton]; Stripesy [Pat Dugan]; Shining Knight [Sir Justin]; Speedy [Roy Harper]; Vigilante [Greg Sanders]]
Reprints:

Blueprint for Crime [Chapter 1] (Table of Contents)

Seven Soldiers of Victory / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Mort Weisinger
Pencils:
Mort Meskin
Inks:
Mort Meskin
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Seven Soldiers of Victory [Crimson Avenger [Lee Travis]; Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Star-Spangled Kid [Sylvester Pemberton]; Stripesy [Pat Dugan]; Shining Knight [Sir Justin]; Speedy [Roy Harper]; Vigilante [Greg Sanders]]; The Hand (villain); Dummy (villain); Red Dragon (villain); Big Caesar (villain); Professor Merlin (villain); Needle (villain)
Synopsis:
The nefarious Hand, believing that he has only one month to live, organizes a group of master criminals, the "fingers" of his hand, to commit crimes, and challenges a newly organized band of heroes to the greatest criminal chase the world has ever seen.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Art credits and synopsis from Craig Delich.

[Chapter 2] Death Valley! (Table of Contents)

Seven Soldiers of Victory; The Green Arrow / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Mort Weisinger
Pencils:
George Papp [as Geo. Papp] (signed)
Inks:
George Papp [as Geo. Papp] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Speedy [Roy Harper]; Cactus Mike; Professor Merlin (villain); The Hand (villain); Needle (villain, cameo)
Synopsis:
Green Arrow and Speedy head to Death Valley, California to stop Professor Merlin from stealing gold stockpiled by an old prospector.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Synopsis added by Craig Delich.

[Chapter 3: Peril in Panama] (Table of Contents)

Seven Soldiers of Victory; The Star-Spangled Kid / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils:
Hal Sherman (signed)
Inks:
Hal Sherman (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Star-Spangled Kid [Sylvester Pemberton]; Stripesy [Pat Dugan]; Mrs. Pemberton; Claude Brighton; The Needle (villain); The Hand (villain); Big Caesar (villain)
Synopsis:
The Kid and Stripesy head for the Panama Canal Zone to prevent the Needle from stealing a ray-gun weapon from its inventor.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The chapter title may have been intended to be "Blueprint for Banditry," as those words are in bold in the intro paragraph. The story title used here comes from the Archives reprint.

Synopsis added by Craig Delich.

["A present from Count Scallion, sire..."] (Table of Contents)

King Kale / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Henry Boltinoff

Genre:
humor
Characters:
King Kale

[Chapter 4] Blackout Over Broadway (Table of Contents)

Seven Soldiers of Victory; The Crimson Avenger / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Lehti (signed)
Pencils:
Jack Lehti (signed)
Inks:
Jack Lehti (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Crimson Avenger [Lee Travis]; Wing; Big Caesar (villain); The Hand (villain); Red Dragon (villain, cameo)
Synopsis:
The Crimson and Wing must prevent Big Ceasar from carrying out mass robberies in Times Square under the cover of darkness.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Writer credit and synopsis from Craig Delich.

["Brr - It's cold out..."] (Table of Contents)

Clancy the Cop / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Henry Boltinoff

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Clancy

Comics Quiz Page (Table of Contents)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

[Chapter 5: The Red Dragon] (Table of Contents)

Seven Soldiers of Victory; The Shining Knight / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Mort Weisinger ?
Pencils:
Creig Flessel
Inks:
Creig Flessel
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Shining Knight [Sir Justin]; Winged Victory; Chief Wamona (death); Red Dragon (villain); Brom (villain); The Hand (villain); Dummy (villain, cameo)
Synopsis:
The Shining Knight travels to the Valley of Wamona to prevent the Red Dragon from stealing a large supply of pitchblend (radium) from the local Indians living there.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Synopsis added by Craig Delich.

Set a Thief... (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel ? [as Eric Carter] (signed)
Pencils:
Cliff Young [as Cliff] (illustration, signed)
Inks:
Cliff Young [as Cliff] (illustration, signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
crime

[Chapter 6] The Stone People (Table of Contents)

Seven Soldiers of Victory; The Vigilante / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Mort Weisinger
Pencils:
Mort Meskin [as Mort Morton Jr.] (signed)
Inks:
Mort Meskin [as Mort Morton Jr.] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Vigilante [Greg Sanders]; Billy Gunn; The Dummy (villain); The Hand (villain)
Synopsis:
The Western Waddy travels to the glamor and glitz of Hollywood to foil the evil plan of the Dummy to kidnap some important people, pretend to turn them to stone, then try to extort money from people before "restoring" them back to life.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Synopsis added by Craig Delich.

1000 Free Copies (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[Blueprint for Crime, Chapter 7] (Table of Contents)

Seven Soldiers of Victory / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Mort Weisinger
Pencils:
Mort Meskin
Inks:
Mort Meskin
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Seven Soldiers of Victory:[Crimson Avenger [Lee Travis]; Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Star-Spangled Kid [Sylvester Pemberton]; Stripesy [Pat Dugan]; Shining Knight [Sir Justin]; Speedy [Roy Harper]; Vigilante [Greg Sanders]; The Hand (villain, death)
Synopsis:
Seeing that his plot has failed against the Seven Soldiers of Victory, the Hand decides to take them all on at his own home. But when he hears from the doctor that his medical condition can be cured and that he won't die, the Hand's vanity gets the better of him and he decides to fight anyway.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The Hand returns as The Iron Hand in Justice League of America (DC, 1960 series) #100.

Art credits and synopsis from Craig Delich.

The Best in Comic Reading (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Metro Publications / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Seven Soldiers of Victory
  2. 1. The "Big 8"
  3. 2. [Blueprint for Crime, Introduction]
    Seven Soldiers of Victory
  4. 3. Blueprint for Crime [Chapter 1]
    Seven Soldiers of Victory
  5. 4. [Chapter 2] Death Valley!
    Seven Soldiers of Victory; The Green Arrow
  6. 5. [Chapter 3: Peril in Panama]
    Seven Soldiers of Victory; The Star-Spangled Kid
  7. 6. ["A present from Count Scallion, sire..."]
    King Kale
  8. 7. [Chapter 4] Blackout Over Broadway
    Seven Soldiers of Victory; The Crimson Avenger
  9. 8. ["Brr - It's cold out..."]
    Clancy the Cop
  10. 9. Comics Quiz Page
  11. 10. [Chapter 5: The Red Dragon]
    Seven Soldiers of Victory; The Shining Knight
  12. 11. Set a Thief...
  13. 12. [Chapter 6] The Stone People
    Seven Soldiers of Victory; The Vigilante
  14. 13. 1000 Free Copies
  15. 14. [Blueprint for Crime, Chapter 7]
    Seven Soldiers of Victory
  16. 15. The Best in Comic Reading
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Metro Publications
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • John Wells
  • Per Sandell
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Bob Hughes