(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) (editor); Jack Schiff (managing editor); Mort Weisinger (story editor); George Kashdan (story editor)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder; Superman / 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]
Reprints

[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.
Reprints

[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 (signed)

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 [DC] / 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)

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]
Reprints

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

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

[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 (credited as Jack Mabley)
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 (signed)
Pencils
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Henry Boltinoff (signed)

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]; Brass Hadley; Dr. John V. Dillon; Smoky; Matt; Jack Vaughn; Howard Fields; Wylie Johnson; Mrs. Vaughn
Synopsis
When criminal Brass Hadley learns he has a heart condition that puts him at risk during strenuous activities, he kidnaps four men with similar conditions to use as guinea pigs to perform the activities that Hadley plans to use in his crimes. Unfortunately, by mistake he includes Bruce Wayne in his group of guinea pigs, who as Batman must find a way to keep the other men safe.
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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]
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder; Superman
  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 [DC]
  7. 6. Green Arrow Joins the Foreign Legion!
    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.
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