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

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Bernie (flashback); Dean Carter (college Dean, flashback); Archibald Wormser (introduction); Dr. Dreemo [Darby Deems] (villain, introduction); Dreemo's thugs [Blinky; rest un-named] (villains, introduction for all); 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:
Keywords:
Batmobile; Gotham City; Gotham City College

Indexer Notes

Credits by Craig Delich and verified by Sprang.

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 With Robin the Boy Wonder
  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:
  • Bob Hughes
  • Lou Mougin
  • Craig Delich
  • Clayton Emery
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Allen Ross