(July-August 1953)

DC, 1941 Series
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Price
0.15 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1953-05-25
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand
Superman DC National Comics
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited); 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
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Batman; Robin [Dick Grayson]

Indexer Notes

lightning; rain; picnic

Buzzy Says: "Get a Box-Seat to Nature's Wonders!" (Table of Contents: 1)

Buzzy / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Bob Oksner
Inks
Bob Oksner
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
humor; advocacy; teen

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

The Confessions of Superman! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Ed Hamilton ?
Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye ?
Colors
?
Letters
Pat Gordon ?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Lois Lane; Perry White; Jor-El; Lara; Ma Kent; Pa Kent
Synopsis
Superman writes his autobiography.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Schwinn / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

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

Quick Quiz / cartoon / 0.5 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
Who was Geronimo?
Genre
non-fiction

Battle of the Treetops! (Table of Contents: 6)

Tomahawk / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Fred Ray
Inks
Fred Ray
Colors
?
Letters
Pat Gordon ?

Genre
historical; western-frontier
Reprints

Mission-Rocket X (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Major Mars; Popsicle / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

Varsity Vic / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Who do you think you're shoving?
Genre
humor; teen
Reprints

The Crimeless Crimes of Arrowville! (Table of Contents: 9)

The Green Arrow / comic story / 9.5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
George Papp ?
Inks
George Papp ?
Colors
?
Letters
Pat Gordon ?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Arrow; Arrowplane
Synopsis
The Town of Arrowville hasn't had any crime for five years thanks to Green Arrow.

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

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

Bearcat Sets Basepath on Fire (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

A Jim Wise "P-F" Adventure Story; "P-F" Canvas Shoes / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Tum-ta tum" "Back from the dentist, already, Pete?
Genre
humor; children

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

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

Rope of Rangoon! (Table of Contents: 14)

A Special Spy Thriller! / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Dave Wood
Pencils
Howard Sherman
Inks
Bruno Premiani ?
Colors
?
Letters
Pat Gordon ?

Genre
spy

Indexer Notes

Originally scheduled for Danger Trail #6, which was never published. Inker credit by Craig Delich.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15)

Jerry the Jitterbug / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'll play this one. It's a honey!
Genre
humor; teen

Melody in G. I. (Table of Contents: 16)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction

The Line of Stars (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

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

The Five Different Batmen! (Table of Contents: 18)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman; Commissioner Gordon; Vicki Vale (blonde hair)
Synopsis
Five people tell their memories of Batman, who appears to be dead.

Indexer Notes

Art identification 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/).

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

Giant Beach Ball / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

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

Thom McAn / 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. Buzzy Says: "Get a Box-Seat to Nature's Wonders!"
    Buzzy
  3. 2. The Confessions of Superman!
    Superman
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Schwinn
  5. 4. ["It's stopped snowing at last!"]
    Fleer's Dubble Bubble Gum
  6. 5. ["Who was Geronimo?"]
    Quick Quiz
  7. 6. Battle of the Treetops!
    Tomahawk
  8. 7. Mission-Rocket X
    Major Mars; Popsicle
  9. 8. ["Who do you think you're shoving?"]
    Varsity Vic
  10. 9. The Crimeless Crimes of Arrowville!
    The Green Arrow
  11. 10. Editorial Advisory Board
  12. 11. Bearcat Sets Basepath on Fire
    A Jim Wise "P-F" Adventure Story; "P-F" Canvas Shoes
  13. 12. ["Tum-ta tum" "Back from the dentist, already, Pete?"]
    Little Pete
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Wildroot Cream-Oil
  15. 14. Rope of Rangoon!
    A Special Spy Thriller!
  16. 15. ["I'll play this one. It's a honey!"]
    Jerry the Jitterbug
  17. 16. Melody in G. I.
  18. 17. The Line of Stars
  19. 18. The Five Different Batmen!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    Giant Beach Ball
  21. 20. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Air Rifles
  22. 21. [no title indexed]
    Thom McAn
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