(September 1958)

DC, 1941 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly, with the exception of January, May, July and November
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Superman DC National Comics
Editing:
Whitney Ellsworth (editor-in-chief); Jack Schiff (managing editor); Murray Boltinoff (associate editor); George Kashdan (associate editor)
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US; then standard Silver Age US; then standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched (squarebound #161, 170, 179, 188, 223-228, 230)
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

The Super-Foes from Planet X! (Table of Contents)

Superman and Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]
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The Super-Foes From Planet X (Table of Contents)

Superman and Batman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils:
Dick Sprang
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
Pat Gordon ?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson; Solar Sponge; Storm Top; Crawler; J-47 (robot)
Synopsis:
Aliens from another planet have used robots for so long that they have forgotten how to think and work for themselves. When their robots begin to deactivate, they test Superman, Batman and Robin against natural threats on their planet so they can see how to defeat those same menaces themselves.
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Know Your Pet! (Table of Contents)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
Lou Cameron
Inks:
Lou Cameron
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp
Editing:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Jimmy; Jimmy's mom; Rags (dog)
Synopsis:
Jimmy tries to treat his dog like a poodle, not realizing that different pets need different care.

["I'm glad I got this job as usher on Saturdays"] (Table of Contents)

Varsity Vic / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
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Tomahawk's Pony Partner (Table of Contents)

Tomahawk / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Wood
Pencils:
Bob Brown
Inks:
Bob Brown
Colors:
?
Letters:
Pat Gordon ?

Genre:
historical; western-frontier
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["What? You got a new convertible?"] (Table of Contents)

Peg / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
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Hitting the Starry Trail (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Five Clues to Danger (Table of Contents)

Green Arrow / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Jack Kirby; Roz Kirby
Colors:
?
Letters:
Pat Gordon ?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Speedy [Roy Harper]; Arrowplane; Arrowcar; Professor Anderson
Synopsis:
Gangsters abduct Prof. Anderson to find out his secret of making artificial diamonds.
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Indexer Notes

World's Finest #'s 96-99 feature art by Kirby concrrent with his work in Adventure Comics. As noted by Jack, Roz assisted him in spotting blacks. GA has Green hat.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Super-Foes from Planet X!
    Superman and Batman
  2. 1. The Super-Foes From Planet X
    Superman and Batman
  3. 2. Know Your Pet!
  4. 3. ["I'm glad I got this job as usher on Saturdays"]
    Varsity Vic
  5. 4. Tomahawk's Pony Partner
    Tomahawk
  6. 5. ["What? You got a new convertible?"]
    Peg
  7. 6. Hitting the Starry Trail
  8. 7. Five Clues to Danger
    Green Arrow
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Gene Reed
  • Nick Caputo
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