(Spring 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:

The Great Godini (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Easy Pickens (introduction); Alphonse Swing (villain, theatrical booking agent); "Three Finger" Jack Schack (villain); Sappy (villain); Gunner (villain)
Synopsis:
Superman has Easy Pickens, former burgular, released from jail in his custody so that he can lead a model life as a show biz performer. However, his manager and three crooked associates are out to score big in crime and blame it on the former felon.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Inker credit by Bob Hughes (November, 2004). Previously credited to Sam Citron. Based on Martin O’Hearns blog:
http://martinohearn.blogspot.com/2014/04/millie-model-by-ken-bald-and-pe...,
http://martinohearn.blogspot.com/2014/03/pete-riss-mahunter.html, and
http://martinohearn.blogspot.com/2012/03/superman-riss-or-citron.html, and comparing this story
to Citron’s known work on Classics Illustrated 10 [HRN 140] and the DC Mr. District Attorney series, this art credit has been changed to Pete Riss.

Case of the Curious Crimes (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]

Indexer Notes

Arrowcar is green.

The Thieves Nobody Saw (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

Secret Weapon X-29 (Table of Contents)

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

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

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

Young Chip (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Walt Adams
Letters:
typeset

The Clown of Crime (Table of Contents)

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

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

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

Indexer Notes

Credits by Craig Delich (May, 2004).

["With the wife away I certainly let the place go to pot"] (Table of Contents)

Casey the Cop / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Statement of the Ownership, Management, Circulation, etc. (Table of Contents)

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Liebowitz
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

World's Best Comics Inc. Owners: H Donenfeld, J.S. Liebowitz, G.F. Frank, A.I. Menin

Dedicated to the Millions of American Negroes... (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

["George Eastman"] (Table of Contents)

Billy Brand / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
George Eastman

Crime Goes to College! (Table of Contents)

Batman and Robin / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Dick Sprang [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Inks:
Norman Fallon [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Bernie (flashback); Dean Carter (flashback); Mr. Wormser (introduction); Dr. Dreemo [Darby Deems] (villain, introduction); Blinky (villain, introduction); Mortimer Mears (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
The Dynamic Duo come face to face with a man who becomes a King of the make-believe world of dreams.....a man who preys on the thoughts of others and uses it to his financial advantage.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Credits by Craig Delich (May, 2004).

Captain Tootsie And the Giant Cannon (Table of Contents)

Captain Tootsie / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Rod Reed (signed)
Pencils:
C. C. Beck (signed)
Inks:
C. C. Beck (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman; Batman; Robin
  2. 1. The Great Godini
    Superman
  3. 2. Case of the Curious Crimes
    Green Arrow
  4. 3. The Thieves Nobody Saw
    Zatara
  5. 4. Secret Weapon X-29
    The Boy Commandos
  6. 5. Young Chip
  7. 6. The Clown of Crime
    The Star Spangled Kid and Stripesy
  8. 7. ["With the wife away I certainly let the place go to pot"]
    Casey the Cop
  9. 8. Statement of the Ownership, Management, Circulation, etc.
  10. 9. Dedicated to the Millions of American Negroes...
    Johnny Everyman
  11. 10. ["George Eastman"]
    Billy Brand
  12. 11. Crime Goes to College!
    Batman and Robin
  13. 12. Captain Tootsie And the Giant 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:
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  • Lou Mougin
  • Craig Delich
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