(Spring 1943)

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
children; war
Characters:
Rip Carter; Brooklyn; Alfie; Jan; Andre; Adolf Hitler
Reprints:

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

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

The Silent People Speak (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:
Rip Carter; Brooklyn; Alfie; Jan; Andre; Hans Anders; Henrick Anders; Paul Anders; Mrs. Anders
Synopsis:
The Commandos stage a raid into the Netherlands in support of the underground resistance.
Reprints:

["I've always needed a place to practice my saxophone..."] (Table of Contents)

Laffs / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
3 one-panel gags

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

World's Finest Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

["Our next account is Andre's Beauty Parlor..."] (Table of Contents)

Busy Bill the Bill Collector / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
George Storm (signed)
Inks:
George Storm (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

On the Double, M'lord! (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; Lord Tweedbrook; Sgt. Oglethorp;
Synopsis:
An English lord finds himself a private in a unit with his manservant as drill sergeant.
Reprints:

["Man overboard!"] (Table of Contents)

Shorty / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; war

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Detective Comics; Star Spangled Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

["Be sure to get these top favorites..."] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

The Miracle (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Anton Brieux
Letters:
typeset

The Knights Wore Khaki (Table of Contents)

The Boy Commandos / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
children; war
Characters:
Rip Carter; Brooklyn; Alfy; Jan; Andre
Synopsis:
The Commandos liberate the castle of Camelon.
Reprints:

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

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

Danger Underground (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; Count Borgund; Carlotta Rolland; Tom Revere; Rickey Gannon
Synopsis:
Liberty Belle exposes a woman newscaster as a spy.

Indexer Notes

Information from Darci and from "Mike's Amazing World of DC Comics" (http://www.dcindexes.com/database/story-details.php?storyid=11569), accessed 6/8/2006.

Nine Lives for Victory (Table of Contents)

The Boy Commandos / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
children; war
Characters:
Rip Carter; Brooklyn; Alfy; Andre; Jan; Dodger
Synopsis:
The Commandos stage a successful raid into France with the aid of Brooklyn's kitten.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Script credit from Martin O'Hearn.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Caxton House, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Metro Publications / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Boy Commandos
  2. 1. Editorial Advisory Board
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Detective Comics
  4. 3. The Silent People Speak
    The Boy Commandos
  5. 4. ["I've always needed a place to practice my saxophone..."]
    Laffs
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    World's Finest Comics
  7. 6. ["Our next account is Andre's Beauty Parlor..."]
    Busy Bill the Bill Collector
  8. 7. On the Double, M'lord!
    The Boy Commandos
  9. 8. ["Man overboard!"]
    Shorty
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Detective Comics; Star Spangled Comics
  11. 10. ["Be sure to get these top favorites..."]
  12. 11. The Miracle
  13. 12. The Knights Wore Khaki
    The Boy Commandos
  14. 13. The Big Eight!
  15. 14. Danger Underground
    Liberty Belle
  16. 15. Nine Lives for Victory
    The Boy Commandos
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Caxton House, Inc.
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Metro Publications
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