(May-June 1949)

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 and Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Win Mortimer
Inks:
Win Mortimer
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Batman; Robin

Indexer Notes

Pencils and inks credits verified by Win Mortimer to Craig Delich.
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/).

The Two Lois Lanes (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Alvin Schwartz ?
Pencils:
Al Plastino
Inks:
Al Plastino
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Lois Lane
Synopsis:
Criminals use a double of Lois to distract Superman. Superman uses his strength to squeeze coal into a diamond.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Bob Hughes. Previously credited to William Woolfolk but Martin O'Hearn has documented from Woolfolk's records that he was not working for DC at this time. Text uses a lot of periods which is generally an indicator of Schwartz during this era.

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/).

A Day In The Life of Robin Hood (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
George Papp (signed)
Inks:
George Papp (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Green Arrow; Robin Hood; Monocle Mike; the Black Baron
Synopsis:
Green Arrow switches places in time with Robin Hood.

Indexer Notes

Writer's credit from Otto Binder's 1963/1964 listing of DC credits.
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/).

Ben Hur Wins a Race (Table of Contents)

Doc and Fatty / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Howard Sherman
Inks:
Howard Sherman
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
adventure; humor
Characters:
Ben Hur

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/).

The Handcuffs of Fate (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Frank Giacoia
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; war

["Let's take a walk out in the gardens, Elmer."] (Table of Contents)

Peg / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Reprints:

The Danger Sign (Table of Contents)

Zatara / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
George Kashdan
Pencils:
Joe Kubert
Inks:
Joe Kubert
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure

Indexer Notes

writer verified by Martin O'Hearn

["Now Bebe, play nicely with little Herby!"] (Table of Contents)

Bebe / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; children
Reprints:

Foreign Flags Over America (Table of Contents)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
William I. Irwin (signed)
Pencils:
Raymond Perry
Inks:
Raymond Perry
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction

4 Killers Against Fate (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jim Mooney
Inks:
Jim Mooney
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Commissioner Gordon

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/).

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman and Batman
  2. 1. The Two Lois Lanes
    Superman
  3. 2. A Day In The Life of Robin Hood
    Green Arrow
  4. 3. Ben Hur Wins a Race
    Doc and Fatty
  5. 4. The Handcuffs of Fate
    Boy Commandos
  6. 5. ["Let's take a walk out in the gardens, Elmer."]
    Peg
  7. 6. The Danger Sign
    Zatara
  8. 7. ["Now Bebe, play nicely with little Herby!"]
    Bebe
  9. 8. Foreign Flags Over America
  10. 9. 4 Killers Against Fate
    Batman
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jan Roar Hansen
  • Bob Hughes
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Per Sandell
  • Gene Reed
  • Edgar Loftin
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Hughes
  • Lou Mougin
  • Craig Delich
  • Clayton Emery
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Allen Ross