(Summer 1942)

DC, 1941 Series
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Price:
0.15 USD
Pages:
100
Indicia frequency:
quarterly
On-sale date:
1942-05-08
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
World's Best Comics Company
Brand:
A Superman DC Publication
Editing:
Whitney Ellsworth
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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman; Batman; Robin / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Fred Ray
Inks:
Fred Ray
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]
Reprints:
Keywords:
United States Army; United States Navy

Man of Steel Versus Man of Metal (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils:
John Sikela [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks:
John Sikela [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White; Metalo (villain, introduction, unnamed scientist-inventor)
Synopsis:
Superman meets Metalo, a scientist who has super strength and a metal suit, who has been committing the crimes that were blamed on the Man of Steel.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Credits in Superman: The World's Finest Comics Archives are wrong.

Mystery of the Cat's Eye Spell (Table of Contents)

Zatara / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner F. Fox ?
Pencils:
Joseph Sulman (signed)
Inks:
Joseph Sulman (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Zatara; Tong

[The Adventure of the Hungry Lion] (Table of Contents)

Drafty #158 / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Ed Moore ?
Pencils:
Ed Moore (signed)
Inks:
Ed Moore (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ed Moore ?

Genre:
humor; military
Characters:
Drafty

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich 2010-2-20.

Strange Prophecy (Table of Contents)

text story / ? pages (report information)

Script:
John Hilton (credited)
Pencils:
Cliff Young (signed)
Inks:
Cliff Young (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

The Adventure of the Magic Forest (Table of Contents)

The Sandman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; Sandy [Sandy Hawkins]; Mr. and Nora Tucker; Toby Tucker; The Nightshade (villain, introduction, death); Chunky Harris (villain, death)
Synopsis:
The Sandman and Sandy face the dire threat of a new villain who promises felons perfect crimes and a perfect hiding place in his Magic Forest in exchange for some of their loot.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Sandman is now clothed in his later yellow and purple costume. Letterer credit added by Craig Delich 2009-12-7.

The Adventure of the King of Escape (Table of Contents)

The Star Spangled Kid and Stripesy / comic story / 10 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]; the Eel (villain, introduction)

The Case of the Little Fuehrer (Table of Contents)

Red, White and Blue / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel ?
Pencils:
Harry Lampert
Inks:
Harry Lampert
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Red Dugan; Whitey White; Blooey Blue; Doris West

The Zoo of the Deep (Table of Contents)

Aquaman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Aquaman [Arthur Curry]

Killer's Slip-up (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Eric Carter (credited)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

["You're too polite with these prospects!!"] (Table of Contents)

Busy Bill the Bill Collector / comic story / ? pages (report information)

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

The Black Gold Touch (Table of Contents)

Lando, Man of Magic / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Mike Suchorsky
Inks:
Mike Suchorsky
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Lando

["Say, Puffy, let's go into the house,...""] (Table of Contents)

Jerry the Jitterbug / comic story / ? pages (report information)

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

The Secret of Bruce Wayne! (Table of Contents)

Batman With Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Greene
Pencils:
Jerry Robinson [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Inks:
Jerry Robinson [as Bob Kane] (signed); George Roussos (backgrounds)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Mark Loring (introduction, actor, death); Mr. Rand (program director); Mr. Brent (script writer); Mr. Wicks; Scoop Scanlon; The Joker (villain, cameo); The Penguin [Oswald Cobblepot] (villain, cameo); The Cat-Woman [Selina Kyle] (villain, cameo); Ape (villain); Mr. Graves (villain, radio announcer, introduction)
Synopsis:
The editor of View Magazine offers a raise in salary to his top reporter IF he or she can discover just WHO is behind the mask of the Batman!
Reprints:
Keywords:
Bat-Signal; Batmobile (mentioned but not seen); Batplane; Gotham City; Gotham Gazette; View Magazine
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman; Batman; Robin
  2. 1. Man of Steel Versus Man of Metal
    Superman
  3. 2. Mystery of the Cat's Eye Spell
    Zatara
  4. 3. [The Adventure of the Hungry Lion]
    Drafty #158
  5. 4. Strange Prophecy
  6. 5. The Adventure of the Magic Forest
    The Sandman
  7. 6. The Adventure of the King of Escape
    The Star Spangled Kid and Stripesy
  8. 7. The Case of the Little Fuehrer
    Red, White and Blue
  9. 8. The Zoo of the Deep
    Aquaman
  10. 9. Killer's Slip-up
  11. 10. ["You're too polite with these prospects!!"]
    Busy Bill the Bill Collector
  12. 11. The Black Gold Touch
    Lando, Man of Magic
  13. 12. ["Say, Puffy, let's go into the house,...""]
    Jerry the Jitterbug
  14. 13. The Secret of Bruce Wayne!
    Batman With Robin the Boy Wonder
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