(Winter 1945)

DC, 1941 Series
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Price:
0.15 USD
Pages:
84
Indicia frequency:
quarterly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
World's Best Comics Co.
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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Jack Burnley
Inks:
Charles Paris
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Art credits confirmed by Burnley.

Music For The Masses! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Don Cameron ? [as Jerry Siegel] (signed)
Pencils:
Ira Yarbrough [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks:
George Roussos ? [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Mr. Holloway (store floor walker); Jimmy Royce; Doris Dawson; Sue; George Cummings (music publisher); J. Wilbur Wolfingham (villain)
Synopsis:
A young unpublished songwriter heads for the big city in order to sell some of his snappy tunes, but no one agrees to give him a chance until Wilbur Wolfingham steps into the scene, and Superman has to take a hand to see that the young man is not fleeced, but given the opportunity to strut his stuff before a noted publisher.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Art credits by Bob Hughes (April 2014). Writer credit added by Craig Delich 2010-2-8.

["KP Detail for Today"] (Table of Contents)

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Secret of the Vulnerable Vault (Table of Contents)

Green Arrow / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Maurice del Burgo
Inks:
Maurice del Burgo
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

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

The Bursting Banks (Table of Contents)

Zatara / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
William F. White
Inks:
William F. White
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Zatara

Sport Short (Table of Contents)

Thom McAn / advertisement / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
George Roussos
Inks:
George Roussos
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

The Good Nazis (Table of Contents)

The Boy Commandos / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Louis Cazeneuve
Inks:
Louis Cazeneuve
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; war
Characters:
The Boy Commandos [Captain Rip Carter; Brooklyn [Dan Turpin]; Alfie Twidgett; Andre Chavard; Jan Haasan]; the Nazis (villains)

Perfect Alibi (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Miller [as Jesse Merlan]
Letters:
typeset

Fantastic Fans (Table of Contents)

Star Spangled Kid and Stripesy / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Samachson
Pencils:
Jon Small
Inks:
Jon Small
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Star-Spangled Kid [Sylvester Pemberton]; Stripesy [Pat Dugan]

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Bob Hughes (November, 2004)

Pilots Are Where You Find Them (Table of Contents)

Johnny Everyman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Johnny Everyman

The Mountaineers of Crime! (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Alvin Schwartz
Pencils:
Jerry Robinson [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Inks:
Jerry Robinson [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Mr. Minton (plant executive); Edmund Sneeves (archaeologist); The McKees [Jeb; rest un-named]; the Chatfields [Ike (plant foreman); rest un-named]; Dave (villain); Snuffy (villain); Burly (villain); Nocky Johnson (villain)
Synopsis:
Batman and Robin become involved in a deadly rivalry between two country families, instigated by a man who hoodwinked one of the clans to help steal lens-grinding machines and hold them for ransom.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Writer credit confirmed by Alvin Schwartz in June, 2005 to Bob Hughes.

The masthead reads "Batman".

["Private Pete, a Captain Smithers is coming over this afternoon."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff
Letters:
Henry Boltinoff

Genre:
humor

Captain Tootsie and the Toy Cannon (Table of Contents)

Captain Tootsie / advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

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

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman; Batman; Robin
  2. 1. Music For The Masses!
    Superman
  3. 2. ["KP Detail for Today"]
    Wheaties
  4. 3. Secret of the Vulnerable Vault
    Green Arrow
  5. 4. The Bursting Banks
    Zatara
  6. 5. Sport Short
    Thom McAn
  7. 6. The Good Nazis
    The Boy Commandos
  8. 7. Perfect Alibi
  9. 8. Fantastic Fans
    Star Spangled Kid and Stripesy
  10. 9. Pilots Are Where You Find Them
    Johnny Everyman
  11. 10. The Mountaineers of Crime!
    Batman
  12. 11. ["Private Pete, a Captain Smithers is coming over this afternoon."]
    Private Pete
  13. 12. Captain Tootsie and the Toy Cannon
    Captain Tootsie
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Bob Hughes
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Hughes
  • Lou Mougin
  • Craig Delich
  • Clayton Emery
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Allen Ross