(September-October 1953)

DC, 1941 Series
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Price
0.15 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1953-07-27
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
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Garcelon Stamp Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Superman, Ex-Crimebuster! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; King Saphire (villain); The Mask (villain)
Synopsis
Superman adopts a criminal identity in order to unmask a gang leader.

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

Bebe / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh, Bebe! I got this ring. May I give it to you?
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Bebe
Reprints

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

Bendix Coaster Brake / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Buzzy Asks: How Safe Is Your Driving? (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Bob Oksner
Inks
Bob Oksner
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; advocacy; teen
Characters
Buzzy

Green Arrow Joins the Foreign Legion! (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Speedy [Roy Harper]

The Line of Stars Presents (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

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

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

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

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

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

The Australian Code Mystery (Table of Contents: 10)

A Special Spy Thriller! / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
David Vern
Pencils
Alex Toth
Inks
Sy Barry
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Genre
spy
Reprints

Indexer Notes

One of 9 inventory stories originally scheduled for an issue of Danger Trail after #5. Inking previously credited to Alex Toth.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I say he can. Here he comes now. Let's ask him!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Varsity Vic
Reprints

Yankee Doodle Fleet! (Table of Contents: 12)

Tomahawk / comic story / 9.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre
historical; western-frontier
Characters
Tomahawk [Tom Hawk]

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

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Primitive Pastimes! (Table of Contents: 14)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Miller [as Jack Mabley] (credited)
Pencils
Raymond Perry
Inks
Raymond Perry
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction

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

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
Sure, Mom, I'll take a bath!
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Little Pete
Reprints

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

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

The Proving Ground for Crime! (Table of Contents: 17)

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

Script
Bill Finger ?
Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Charles Paris
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]

Indexer Notes

Pencils and inks credits 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: 18) (Expand) /

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

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

Motor's Auto Repair Manual / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Lucky Song Parade Co. / 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. [no title indexed]
    Garcelon Stamp Co.
  3. 2. Superman, Ex-Crimebuster!
    Superman
  4. 3. ["Oh, Bebe! I got this ring. May I give it to you?"]
    Bebe
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Bendix Coaster Brake
  6. 5. Buzzy Asks: How Safe Is Your Driving?
    Buzzy
  7. 6. Green Arrow Joins the Foreign Legion!
    The Green Arrow
  8. 7. The Line of Stars Presents
    Tomahawk
  9. 8. ["How good are you with your bow and arrow, Pud?"]
    Fleer's Dubble Bubble Gum
  10. 9. Editorial Advisory Board
  11. 10. The Australian Code Mystery
    A Special Spy Thriller!
  12. 11. ["I say he can. Here he comes now. Let's ask him!"]
    Varsity Vic
  13. 12. Yankee Doodle Fleet!
    Tomahawk
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll
  15. 14. Primitive Pastimes!
  16. 15. ["Sure, Mom, I'll take a bath!"]
    Little Pete
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Wildroot Cream-Oil
  18. 17. The Proving Ground for Crime!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Jowett Institute of Physical Training
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    Motor's Auto Repair Manual
  21. 20. [no title indexed]
    Lucky Song Parade Co.
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jan Roar Hansen
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Nick Caputo
  • Bob Hughes
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Craig Delich
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Gene Reed
  • Axel Kahlstorff
  • Matthew Head
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Hughes
  • Lou Mougin
  • Craig Delich
  • Clayton Emery
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Allen Ross