(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 Company
Brand:
A Superman DC Publication
Editing:
Whitney Ellsworth (credited); Jack Schiff (actual)
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

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

Superman; Batman; Robin / 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:

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).

Khaki and Korn (Table of Contents)

Drafty / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
military; humor
Characters:
Drafty; Tim

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

Zatara / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joseph Sulman
Inks:
Joseph Sulman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Zatara

Indexer Notes

Writer revision by Craig Delich (November, 2005). Credit previously assigned to Gardner F. Fox.

Turn Back The Clock (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Jerry Siegel ?
Pencils:
Hal Sherman
Inks:
Hal Sherman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

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

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)

The 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.

Keep 'em Fighting (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Daly
Inks:
John Daly
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

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

Indexer Notes

This is a patriotic strip.

Death Is the Prize (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Cliff Young
Inks:
Steve Brodie
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

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

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
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Knock Out the Axis with Bonds & Stamps
    Superman; Batman; Robin
  2. 1. One Second To Live!
    Superman
  3. 2. Khaki and Korn
    Drafty
  4. 3. The Man Who Could Make It Rain
    Zatara
  5. 4. Turn Back The Clock
    The Star Spangled Kid and Stripesy
  6. 5. ["Hmm - I wonder if Bill Jones took my advice..."]
    Clancy the Cop
  7. 6. The Battle of the Big Top
    The Boy Commandos
  8. 7. Keep 'em Fighting
    Martin of the Marines
  9. 8. Death Is the Prize
    The Green Arrow
  10. 9. Crime of the Month
    Batman With Robin the Boy Wonder
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Jim Stangas
  • Gene Reed
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Hughes
  • Lou Mougin
  • Craig Delich
  • Clayton Emery
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Allen Ross