(Spring 1943)

DC, 1941 Series
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Price:
0.15 USD
Pages:
100
Indicia frequency:
quarterly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
World's Best Comics Co.
Brand:
A Superman DC Publication
Editing:
Jack Schiff (uncredited)
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US; then standard Silver Age US; then standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched (squarebound #161, 170, 179, 188, 223-228, 230)
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

[Knock Out the Axis with Bonds & Stamps] (Table of Contents)

Superman; Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Burnley
Inks:
Jack Burnley
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Adolf Hitler; Benito Mussolini; Hideki Tojo
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

blank page(s) / 1 page (report information)

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

One Second to Live! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger ? [as 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; Perry White; Sgt. Casey; Jimmy Olsen (?, cameo); Allen Cartright (death); Harold Denton (Cartright's secretary); Mr. Higgins (Cartright's former butler, death); Jane Cartright (villain)
Synopsis:
The murder of a famous explorer leaves the Man of Tomorrow only one second to gather the evidence necessary to free an accused man from dying in the electric chair.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Writer identification by Bob Hughes (November, 2004).

The Big Eight! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Khaki and Korn! (Table of Contents)

Drafty / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Stan Kaye
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; military
Characters:
Drafty; Tim

The Man Who Could Make It Rain! (Table of Contents)

Zatara the Master Magician / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joseph Sulman (signed)
Inks:
Joseph Sulman (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Zatara

Indexer Notes

Gardner F. Fox previously credited with script. Credit removed by Craig Delich (November 2005).

["No more marching for me..."] (Table of Contents)

Private Pete / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; military

Badge of Courage (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

["Being a bellhop is soft..."] (Table of Contents)

Silly Willy / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Bombshell! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Boy Commandos / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Turn Back the Clock! (Table of Contents)

The Star Spangled Kid / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Star-Spangled Kid [Sylvester Pemberton]; Stripesy [Pat Dugan]; Batman (cameo); Robin (cameo); the Joker (villain, cameo)

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Craig Delich (November, 2005).

["Hmm - I wonder if Bill Jones took my advice..."] (Table of Contents)

Clancy the Cop / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Clancy the Cop

The Battle of the Big Top (Table of Contents)

Boy Commandos / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure; war
Characters:
The Boy Commandos [Captain Rip Carter; Brooklyn [Dan Turpin]; Alfie Twidgett; Andre Chavard; Jan Haasan]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Credits by Craig Delich.

["Yea team!"] (Table of Contents)

Skipper / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

["Our records show you haven't made a payment..."] (Table of Contents)

Busy Bill the Bill Collector / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Keep 'Em Fighting! (Table of Contents)

Martin of the Marines / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Daly (signed)
Inks:
John Daly (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war
Characters:
Sgt. Pat Martin (introduction)

Indexer Notes

This is a patriotic strip.

Fate's Fete (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

["Be sure to get these top favorites..."] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Death Is the Prize (Table of Contents)

The Green Arrow / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Cliff Young [as Cliff] (signed)
Inks:
Steve Brodie [as Steve] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Speedy [Roy Harper]

["Here I come - Ready or not!"] (Table of Contents)

Laffs / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

3 gags

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

Comic Cavalcade / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

["Help!" "Don't let go!"] (Table of Contents)

The Flying Jeeps / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Crime of the Month (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Jerry Robinson [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Inks:
George Roussos
Colors:
George Roussos
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Bramwell B. Bramwell (villain, introduction); Bright Guy Warner (villain, introduction); Slim Ryan (villain, introduction); Chopper Gant (villain, introduction); Muscles Hardy (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
The four top crime bosses of Gotham City are invited to Mystery Castle by the owner, Bramwell B. Bramwell, so that he can challenge them to a contest: to decide once and for all just WHO can commit the best crimes: he or them!
Reprints:
Keywords:
Ajax Exterminating Company; Batplane; Gotham City; Gotham Gazette; utility belt

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

blank page(s) / 1 page (report information)

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

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

American Seed Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [Knock Out the Axis with Bonds & Stamps]
    Superman; Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
  4. 3. One Second to Live!
    Superman
  5. 4. The Big Eight!
  6. 5. Khaki and Korn!
    Drafty
  7. 6. The Man Who Could Make It Rain!
    Zatara the Master Magician
  8. 7. ["No more marching for me..."]
    Private Pete
  9. 8. Badge of Courage
  10. 9. ["Being a bellhop is soft..."]
    Silly Willy
  11. 10. Bombshell!
    Boy Commandos
  12. 11. Turn Back the Clock!
    The Star Spangled Kid
  13. 12. ["Hmm - I wonder if Bill Jones took my advice..."]
    Clancy the Cop
  14. 13. The Battle of the Big Top
    Boy Commandos
  15. 14. ["Yea team!"]
    Skipper
  16. 15. ["Our records show you haven't made a payment..."]
    Busy Bill the Bill Collector
  17. 16. Keep 'Em Fighting!
    Martin of the Marines
  18. 17. Fate's Fete
  19. 18. ["Be sure to get these top favorites..."]
  20. 19. Death Is the Prize
    The Green Arrow
  21. 20. ["Here I come - Ready or not!"]
    Laffs
  22. 21. [no title indexed]
    Comic Cavalcade
  23. 22. ["Help!" "Don't let go!"]
    The Flying Jeeps
  24. 23. Crime of the Month
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  25. 24. [no title indexed]
  26. 25. [no title indexed]
    American Seed Co.
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Gene Reed
  • Jim Stangas
  • Jerry Hillegas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Hughes
  • Lou Mougin
  • Craig Delich
  • Clayton Emery
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Allen Ross