(Winter 1942-43)

DC, 1942 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
quarterly
On-sale date:
1942-11-11
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
World's Best Comics Co.
Brand:
A Superman DC Publication
Editing:
Whitney Ellsworth [as F. W. Ellsworth] (credited editor); Jack Schiff (actual editor)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

On sale date from World's Finest #8.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Boy Commandos / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks:
Joe Simon (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
children; war
Characters:
Rip Carter; Brooklyn; Andre; Jan; Alfy
Reprints:

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

["The Boy Commandos plus Batman..."] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Detective Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.67 page (report information)

The Town That Couldn't Be Conquered! (Table of Contents)

The Boy Commandos / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks:
Joe Simon (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Howard Ferguson

Genre:
children; war
Characters:
Rip Carter; Brooklyn; Jan; Andre; Alfie; Von Glutt
Synopsis:
The Commandos liberate Jan's village in the Netherlands.
Reprints:

Behind the 8 Bell (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; children

Heroes Never Die (Table of Contents)

The Boy Commandos / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Kirby
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Joe Simon
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
children; war
Characters:
Rip Carter; Brooklyn; Jan; Andre; Alfie
Synopsis:
The Commandos hear a story of an earlier group of adventurers in China.
Reprints:

Close Shave (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
John Hilton
Letters:
typeset

Satan Wears a Swastika (Table of Contents)

The Boy Commandos / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Kirby
Pencils:
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks:
Joe Simon (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Howard Ferguson

Genre:
children; war
Characters:
Boy Commandos [Rip Carter; Brooklyn; Alfy; Andre; Jan]; Joe Simon; Jack Kirby; Newsboy Legion [Big Words; Gabby; Scrapper; Tommy Thompkins]; Sandman; Sandy; Agent Axis (villain); Jack Schiff; Jack Liebowitz; Whitney Ellsworth; Milton Small; Jameson (butler); Colonel Mueller
Synopsis:
The boys are mistakenly reported killed in battle.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Kirby drew Ellsworth, Schiff, and Liebowitz into story, as verified on page 19 of Alter Ego #76.

["It's a swell day for fishing!"] (Table of Contents)

Jerry the Jitterbug / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

["For freedom... For justice... For America-- We give you Liberty Belle!!"] (Table of Contents)

Liberty Belle / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Don Cameron (signed)
Pencils:
Chuck Winter (signed)
Inks:
Chuck Winter
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Liberty Belle [Libby Lawrence] (first appearance); Rickey Cannon; Tom Revere
Synopsis:
The origin of Liberty Belle

Indexer Notes

Information from Darci and "Mike's Amazing World of DC Comics" (http://www.dcindexes.com/database/story-details.php?storyid=11565), accessed 6/8/2006.

["The sarge told me to hang these signs up!"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; military

Ghost Raiders (Table of Contents)

The Boy Commandos / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Kirby ?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Joe Simon
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
children; war
Characters:
Rip Carter; Brooklyn; Alfie; Jan; Andre; Francois Girard; Com. Allison; Heinrich Himmler
Synopsis:
The Commandos stage a raid into France at the behest of a French Resistance ghost.
Reprints:

The Big Eight! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Tops in Comic Magazines (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Boy Commandos
  2. 1. Editorial Advisory Board
  3. 2. ["The Boy Commandos plus Batman..."]
    Detective Comics
  4. 3. The Town That Couldn't Be Conquered!
    The Boy Commandos
  5. 4. Behind the 8 Bell
  6. 5. Heroes Never Die
    The Boy Commandos
  7. 6. Close Shave
  8. 7. Satan Wears a Swastika
    The Boy Commandos
  9. 8. ["It's a swell day for fishing!"]
    Jerry the Jitterbug
  10. 9. ["For freedom... For justice... For America-- We give you Liberty Belle!!"]
    Liberty Belle
  11. 10. ["The sarge told me to hang these signs up!"]
    Private Pete
  12. 11. Ghost Raiders
    The Boy Commandos
  13. 12. The Big Eight!
  14. 13. Tops in Comic Magazines
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Per Sandell
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