(March-April 1953)

DC, 1941 Series
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Price
0.15 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1953-01-26
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand
Superman DC National Comics
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited editor); Jack Schiff (Managing Editor); Mort Weisinger (story editor); George Kashdan (story editor)
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

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman; Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Win Mortimer
Inks
Win Mortimer
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero

Indexer Notes

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/).

Always Remember! (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

Seagee Co. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Clark Kent, Gangster (Table of Contents: 3)

Superman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Letterese ?

Genre
superhero

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

Jerry the Jitterbug / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I was just returning this book about baseball to you, Vic.
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Based on the dialog, this may have originally been a Varsity Vic strip.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Necco / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

Little Pete / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Wheee - I'm a jet!
Genre
humor

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Wildroot Cream-Oil / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Archers of Yesteryear (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
?
Pencils
George Papp
Inks
George Papp
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Letterese

Genre
superhero

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

Bebe / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Would you take care of little Tony for me while I go shopping this afternoon?
Genre
humor

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Baker's 4 in 1 Instant Cocoa Mix / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Good Neighbor Spirit (Table of Contents: 11)

Leave It to Binky / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Win Mortimer
Inks
Win Mortimer
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
advocacy; teen

The Ship of Crime! (Table of Contents: 12)

Captain Compass / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Joe Certa
Inks
Joe Certa ?
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
detective-mystery

Indexer Notes

Credits by Craig Delich. Story originally scheduled for Star Spangled Comics #131.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13)

Varsity Vic / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Vic! While Alan's mother is visiting with me, take the boy out sleigh-riding!
Genre
humor

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Fleer's Dubble Bubble Gum / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16)

Quick Quiz / activity / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
H. T. Elmo
Pencils
H. T. Elmo
Inks
H. T. Elmo
Colors
?
Letters
H. T. Elmo

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What was the first pen-point ever used…made of?
Genre
non-fiction

Superman Is on Television! (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

The Adventures of Superman / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

The Comanche Conspiracy! (Table of Contents: 18)

The Wyoming Kid / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Don C. Cameron
Pencils
Howard Sherman
Inks
Howard Sherman
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
western-frontier

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/).

Tops in Comics! (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

Tomahawk; Buzzy / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.67 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 20)

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 21)

Peg / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
How would you girls like a winter vacation with me?
Genre
humor
Reprints

Hunters in the Deep-Sea (Table of Contents: 22)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Miller (credited)
Pencils
Raymond Perry
Inks
Raymond Perry
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction

The Crime Capsule! (Table of Contents: 23)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Ed Hamilton ?
Pencils
Bob Kane (Batman & Robin figures); Lew Sayre Schwartz
Inks
Charles Paris
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero

Indexer Notes

Pencils and inks credits from 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/).

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 24) (Expand) /

Wilson Chem. Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 25) (Expand) /

Jowett Institute of Physical Training / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 26) (Expand) /

Friendship Studios, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Bill Starts an Air Rifle Club (Table of Contents: 27) (Expand) /

Daisy Air Rifles / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman; Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  2. 1. Always Remember!
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Seagee Co.
  4. 3. Clark Kent, Gangster
    Superman
  5. 4. ["I was just returning this book about baseball to you, Vic."]
    Jerry the Jitterbug
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Necco
  7. 6. ["Wheee - I'm a jet!"]
    Little Pete
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Wildroot Cream-Oil
  9. 8. Archers of Yesteryear
    The Green Arrow
  10. 9. ["Would you take care of little Tony for me while I go shopping this afternoon?"]
    Bebe
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Baker's 4 in 1 Instant Cocoa Mix
  12. 11. Good Neighbor Spirit
    Leave It to Binky
  13. 12. The Ship of Crime!
    Captain Compass
  14. 13. ["Vic! While Alan's mother is visiting with me, take the boy out sleigh-riding!"]
    Varsity Vic
  15. 14. ["To sum up, students..."]
    Fleer's Dubble Bubble Gum
  16. 15. Editorial Advisory Board
  17. 16. ["What was the first pen-point ever used…made of?"]
    Quick Quiz
  18. 17. Superman Is on Television!
    The Adventures of Superman
  19. 18. The Comanche Conspiracy!
    The Wyoming Kid
  20. 19. Tops in Comics!
    Tomahawk; Buzzy
  21. 20. [no title indexed]
  22. 21. ["How would you girls like a winter vacation with me?"]
    Peg
  23. 22. Hunters in the Deep-Sea
  24. 23. The Crime Capsule!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  25. 24. [no title indexed]
    Wilson Chem. Co.
  26. 25. [no title indexed]
    Jowett Institute of Physical Training
  27. 26. [no title indexed]
    Friendship Studios, Inc.
  28. 27. Bill Starts an Air Rifle Club
    Daisy Air Rifles
This issue was most recently modified by:
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