(May-June 1947)

DC, 1941 Series
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Price:
0.15 USD
Pages:
76
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Comics Publications, Inc.
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:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
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:
Ira Schnapp

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

Indexer Notes

Pencils and inks credits verified by Jack Burnley.
Letters credit from Todd Klein via his Klein Letters blog (18 September 2016, http://kleinletters.com/Blog/ira-schnapp-in-worlds-finest-comics-part-1/).

Superman's Super-Self! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Lex Luthor (villain); Biff (villain); Hike (villain)
Synopsis:
In a bizarre battle, even against a statue of himself, the Man of Tomorrow must overcome Lex Luthor's "Ray of Life," which gives life to inanimate objects, which are then used by the arch villain to do his bidding.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Bob Hughes (November 2004).
Letters credit from Todd Klein via his Klein Letters blog (19 September 2016, http://kleinletters.com/Blog/ira-schnapp-in-worlds-finest-comics-part-2/).

Case of the Crooked Champs! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
France Herron
Pencils:
George Papp
Inks:
George Papp
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Speedy [Roy Harper]; Chief Webber (introduction); Arrow Signal (introduction); Fixer (villain); Sluggo (villain)

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Bob Hughes (November, 2004), confirmed by Craig Delich (December, 2004).

School For Acrobats (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Curt Swan ?
Inks:
George Klein ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

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

Indexer Notes

Pencils and inks credits by Craig Delich.
Letters credit from Todd Klein via his Klein Letters blog (19 September 2016, http://kleinletters.com/Blog/ira-schnapp-in-worlds-finest-comics-part-2/).

Postage Stamp Plunder (Table of Contents)

Zatara / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Samachson ?
Pencils:
William F. White
Inks:
William F. White
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Zatara

Indexer Notes

Writer identification by Bob Hughes.
Letters credit from Todd Klein via his Klein Letters blog (19 September 2016, http://kleinletters.com/Blog/ira-schnapp-in-worlds-finest-comics-part-2/).

Each One Teach One (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Johnny Everyman

Indexer Notes

Letters credit from Todd Klein via his Klein Letters blog (19 September 2016, http://kleinletters.com/Blog/ira-schnapp-in-worlds-finest-comics-part-2/).

Crime Under Glass! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Bill Finger ?
Pencils:
Paul Cooper [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Inks:
Ray Burnley
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon (mention only); Horace Manders (astronomer, introduction, death); Jack Briggs (architect, introduction, death); Arnold Strong (President of an electrical supply house, introduction, death); Chief Brewster (Police Chief of Glass Town); Mr. Morton (introduction); Ed Stone (lawyer); George Stevens (owner of glass works, introduction, flashback); Manders Briggs (glass buyer, flashback); Strong (glass buyer, flashback); Morton (glass works owner); the Glass Man [Judson] (villain, auto man, introduction, death); Judson's gang (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis:
Batman and Robin face a maniac that uses glass minatures to kill.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Batmobile; Stevens Glass Works

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Bob Hughes.

Art credits by Craig Delich and verified by Kane to Joe Desris.
Pencil credits by Martin O'Hearn, formerly credited to Bob Kane.

Letters credit from Todd Klein via his Klein Letters blog (19 September 2016, http://kleinletters.com/Blog/ira-schnapp-in-worlds-finest-comics-part-2/).

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman; Batman; Robin
  2. 1. Superman's Super-Self!
    Superman
  3. 2. Case of the Crooked Champs!
    Green Arrow
  4. 3. School For Acrobats
    The Boy Commandos
  5. 4. Postage Stamp Plunder
    Zatara
  6. 5. Each One Teach One
    Johnny Everyman
  7. 6. Crime Under Glass!
    Batman With Robin the Boy Wonder
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Craig Delich
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Peter Croome
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Hughes
  • Lou Mougin
  • Craig Delich
  • Clayton Emery
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Allen Ross