(January-February 1954)

DC, 1941 Series
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Price
0.15 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1953-11-11
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 and Robin / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Win Mortimer
Inks
Win Mortimer
Colors
?

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

Home, Sweet Home! (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Sheldon Mayer
Inks
Sheldon Mayer ?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
advocacy; teen

Indexer Notes

On the inside front cover.

Art credits from Bob Hughes, Gene Reed, Merlin Haas, Edgar Loftin, and Allen Ross. Loftin and Ross question Mayer inks credit. Bob Bailey argues Bob Oksner base with Mayer heads.

The Menace from the Stars! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White
Synopsis
After attempting to destroy an asteroid with traces of Kryptonite, Superman loses his memory. He changes into the clothes in the cape pocket and heads to the Daily Planet. Lois and Perry tell him he is Clark Kent and that Superman has disappeared. When Clark puts on the Superman suit to fool some bank robbers and finds that bullets bounce off him, he credits the suit. He breaks up the asteroid and then decides to reveal to the Daily Planet that though he has been acting as him, he isn't Superman. As he walks to the office, however, he is hit by a truck and remembers that he really is Superman.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Woolfolk credit from Martin O'Hearn at http://martinohearn.blogspot.com/

There was a Superman TV show based on this particular story (or maybe the other way around).

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

Dubble Bubble / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Superman DC National Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Nine Men Against Fort Mohawk! (Table of Contents: 5)

Tomahawk / comic story / 9.67 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Nick Cardy
Inks
Nick Cardy
Colors
?
Letters
Pat Gordon ?

Genre
historical; western-frontier
Characters
Tomahawk; Dan Hunter
Reprints

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

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

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

Shorty / 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
Good day, sir. Could you spare me a piece of cake?
Genre
humor
Reprints

The Mystery of the Vanishing Villains! (Table of Contents: 8)

The Green Arrow / comic story / 9.67 pages (report information)

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

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

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/).

Superman Is on Television! (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

The Adventures of Superman / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Little Pete / 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
Here is a present for you, Miss Tyson.
Genre
humor

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

Smith Brothers Cough Drops / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Rookin' the Ranchers! (Table of Contents: 12)

Two-Gun Percy / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jimmy Thompson
Inks
Jimmy Thompson
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
humor; 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/).

Riddle of the Portuguese Cat! (Table of Contents: 13)

Special Spy Story / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
spy

Indexer Notes

Originally scheduled for Danger Trail #6, which was never published. Pencils credit from Gene Reed based on copies of editorial records received from Nelson Bridwell in 1986. Records also show that the original title for this story was "Lisbon Legacy."

Caging the King of Beasts (Table of Contents: 14)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure

Three Smashing Adventures of Superman (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

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

The Secret Weapons of the Crimesmith! (Table of Contents: 16)

Batman and Robin / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks
Charles Paris
Colors
?
Letters
Pat Gordon ?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; The Crimesmith (villain)

Indexer Notes

Credits by Pat Lang and Craig Delich.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

Electric Baseball / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Daisy Manufacturing Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman; Batman and Robin
  2. 1. Home, Sweet Home!
    Leave It to Binky
  3. 2. The Menace from the Stars!
    Superman
  4. 3. ["Watch your step here, Butch..."]
    Dubble Bubble
  5. 4. Editorial Advisory Board
    Superman DC National Comics
  6. 5. Nine Men Against Fort Mohawk!
    Tomahawk
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Wildroot Cream-Oil
  8. 7. ["Good day, sir. Could you spare me a piece of cake?"]
    Shorty
  9. 8. The Mystery of the Vanishing Villains!
    The Green Arrow
  10. 9. Superman Is on Television!
    The Adventures of Superman
  11. 10. ["Here is a present for you, Miss Tyson."]
    Little Pete
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Smith Brothers Cough Drops
  13. 12. Rookin' the Ranchers!
    Two-Gun Percy
  14. 13. Riddle of the Portuguese Cat!
    Special Spy Story
  15. 14. Caging the King of Beasts
  16. 15. Three Smashing Adventures of Superman
    Superman
  17. 16. The Secret Weapons of the Crimesmith!
    Batman and Robin
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Littleton Stamp Co.
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Electric Baseball
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Manufacturing Company
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Nick Caputo
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jerry Hillegas (R.I.P.)
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Per Sandell
  • Gene Reed
  • Bob Hughes
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Hughes
  • Lou Mougin
  • Craig Delich
  • Clayton Emery
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Allen Ross