(March-April 1946)

DC, 1946 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
World's Best Comics Company
Brand:
A Superman DC Publication
Editing:
F. W. Ellsworth; Jack Schiff (story editor); Murray Boltinoff (art editor)
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Most of the cover appears to be by Jack Kirby, inset picture of Houdini is from the last panel of the inside story by Sprang.


True Picture Stories from the Drama of Life (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Kirby; Richard Sprang
Inks:
Jack Kirby; Richard Sprang
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Jean Laffite; Harry Houdini; Raffles
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Indicia states "published bi-monthly by World's Best Comics Co". Most of the cover appears to be by Jack Kirby, inset picture of Houdini is from the last panel of the inside story by Sprang.

Real Fact Comics (Table of Contents)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)


Synopsis:
Table of contents, plus the editorial advisory board for "Superman DC Comic Magazines", including Pearl S. Buck and Gene Tunney. Also includes a list of all DC Comics being published at the time.

Master of Mystery (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dick Sprang [as Richard Sprang]
Inks:
Dick Sprang [as Richard Sprang]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Harry Houdini
Synopsis:
Biography of Houdini with emphasis on how he learned magic.

Raffles the .. Bird Who Thinks Like a Person... (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Raffles; Bob Hope; Gracie Allen; Don Ameche; Zetta Wells; Tojo; Fred Allen; Dorothy Lamour
Synopsis:
Raffles is a mynah bird who became famous in the 1940's.

["We'd better investigate"] (Table of Contents)

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Rolland Coe (signed)
Inks:
Rolland Coe (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
Ad for Wheaties breakfast cereal with big game hunters leading a group of natives packing Wheaties.

The Rocket Lanes of Tomorrow (Table of Contents)

Just Imagine / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Simon (signed); Jack Kirby (signed)
Pencils:
Joe Simon (signed); Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks:
Joe Simon (signed); Jack Kirby (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Howard Ferguson

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
Tales of what the future will hold, from personal rocketpacks to a tunnel drilled right through the center of the earth.
Reprints:

The Forest Rangers! (Table of Contents)

Danger! Men at Work / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
George Roussos (signed)
Inks:
George Roussos (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Stories of brave firefighters in the woods.

["Hi, Bob. How about another one of those tricks your dad showed you?"] (Table of Contents)

Quiz Corner / activity / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jon Small (signed)
Inks:
Jon Small (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Page 1 has a magic trick involving which hand a coin is under, page 2 has three famous people to guess based on two clues each, page 3 has a mystery to solve on how to get to an island with two planks that are too short and page 4 has the answers to everything.

["Even enough for Cap'n Kidd!"] (Table of Contents)

Fantastic Facts / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Four facts including that if all the gold in the oceans was extracted, everybody in the world would have half a million dollars worth.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Scoops ...Pictures to Remember / filler / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
George Russos [as Geo Russos]
Inks:
George Russos [as Geo Russos]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Six famous moments in history as captured in photographs (with the photographs re-drawn).

Stamps Hobby for Kings and Kids (Table of Contents)

Hobbyland... / text article / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Synopsis:
Article about stamp collecting and famous stamp collectors.

["Baseball's one-armed wonder, Pete Gray..."] (Table of Contents)

Highlights in Sports / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Phil Berube (signed)
Inks:
Phil Berube (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Pete Gray
Synopsis:
Facts about St. Louis Browns player Pete Gray who only had one arm.

The Beaver (Table of Contents)

Know Your Animals / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Facts about the beaver, told funny animal style.

Pirate or Patriot? (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Kirby
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Jack Kirby
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Jean Laffite; Captain Lockyer; Captain McWilliams; Dominique; Governor Claiborne; Pierre Laffite; Edward Livingstone; General Andrew Jackson
Synopsis:
Facts about a Jean Lafitte who warned the Americans that the British planned on invading New Orleans.
Reprints:

Madison Square Garden (Table of Contents)

Wonders of the World / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Phil Berube (signed)
Inks:
Phil Berube (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Facts about the building and use of Madison Square Gardens, using large pictures on every page.

Tom Jones (Table of Contents)

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Rolland Coe ?
Inks:
Rolland Coe ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Tom Jones
Synopsis:
Facts about Tom Jones, track and field coach at the University of Wisconsin.

The Ghost of Guam (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as B/S]
Pencils:
Fred Ray [as Fred Ray Jr.]
Inks:
Fred Ray [as Fred Ray Jr.]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
George Tweed
Synopsis:
The story of George Tweed, an American soldier who hid out on the island of Guam and caused trouble for the Japanese soldiers.

Indexer Notes

Signed "B/S Fred Ray Jr."

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. True Picture Stories from the Drama of Life
  2. 1. Real Fact Comics
  3. 2. Master of Mystery
  4. 3. Raffles the .. Bird Who Thinks Like a Person...
  5. 4. ["We'd better investigate"]
    Wheaties
  6. 5. The Rocket Lanes of Tomorrow
    Just Imagine
  7. 6. The Forest Rangers!
    Danger! Men at Work
  8. 7. ["Hi, Bob. How about another one of those tricks your dad showed you?"]
    Quiz Corner
  9. 8. ["Even enough for Cap'n Kidd!"]
    Fantastic Facts
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Scoops ...Pictures to Remember
  11. 10. Stamps Hobby for Kings and Kids
    Hobbyland...
  12. 11. ["Baseball's one-armed wonder, Pete Gray..."]
    Highlights in Sports
  13. 12. The Beaver
    Know Your Animals
  14. 13. Pirate or Patriot?
  15. 14. Madison Square Garden
    Wonders of the World
  16. 15. Tom Jones
    Wheaties
  17. 16. The Ghost of Guam
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