(May-June 1954)

DC, 1941 Series
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Price
0.15 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1954-03-22
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

Note that by this time Jack Schiff had taken over as the defacto editor even though Ellsworth retained the title.

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

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/).

Binky Says: "Welcome Amigo!" (Table of Contents: 1)

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

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

Genre
advocacy; teen
Characters
Binky

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

The Two Faces of Superman! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Plastino
Inks
Al Plastino
Colors
?
Letters
Pat Gordon

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints

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

Dubble Bubble / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

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
How does the light reflected by the Earth...
Genre
non-fiction

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

Little Pete / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
How was school today, Pete?
Genre
humor

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

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

The Racketeer's Revenge (Table of Contents: 7)

A Casebook Mystery / comic story / 3.67 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Ely
Inks
Bill Ely
Colors
?
Letters
Pat Gordon

Genre
detective-mystery
Reprints

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

Scripto / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

The Joust of Jeopardy! (Table of Contents: 9)

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

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

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

The Line of Stars Presents (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

The Adventures of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis; The Adventures of Bob Hope / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

Shorty / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
How much do you get a week?
Genre
humor

The Tale of a Cat! (Table of Contents: 12)

Jimminy / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Howie Post
Inks
Howie Post
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp (captions, see notes); Howie Post (word balloons, see notes)
Editing
?

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Jimminy

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/). Schnapp did not do the word balloons. The word balloons were probably done by the artist.

The Burning of Bonnville! (Table of Contents: 13)

Tomahawk / comic story / 9.67 pages (report information)

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

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

Indexer Notes

Writer credit per Craig Delich.

Three Exciting New Adventures (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

superman / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

Away from It All (Table of Contents: 15)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (illustration)
Inks
? (illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction

The Line of Stars Presents (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

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

A Day in the Life of a Paratrooper (Table of Contents: 17)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
John Fischetti
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
non-fiction; military
Reprints

The Crime Consultant! (Table of Contents: 18)

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

Script
Bill Finger ?; Edmond Hamilton ?
Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Dick Sprang
Colors
?
Letters
Pat Gordon

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

Indexer Notes

Possible script credits per Craig Delich. Inks credit also per Delich; we formerly credited Charles Paris.

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

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

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

Tootsie Roll / 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. Binky Says: "Welcome Amigo!"
    Binky
  3. 2. The Two Faces of Superman!
    Superman
  4. 3. ["I'm afraid of wild animals in these woods..."]
    Dubble Bubble
  5. 4. ["How does the light reflected by the Earth..."]
    Quick Quiz
  6. 5. ["How was school today, Pete?"]
    Little Pete
  7. 6. Editorial Advisory Board
  8. 7. The Racketeer's Revenge
    A Casebook Mystery
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Scripto
  10. 9. The Joust of Jeopardy!
    The Green Arrow
  11. 10. The Line of Stars Presents
    The Adventures of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis; The Adventures of Bob Hope
  12. 11. ["How much do you get a week?"]
    Shorty
  13. 12. The Tale of a Cat!
    Jimminy
  14. 13. The Burning of Bonnville!
    Tomahawk
  15. 14. Three Exciting New Adventures
    superman
  16. 15. Away from It All
  17. 16. The Line of Stars Presents
    Tomahawk
  18. 17. A Day in the Life of a Paratrooper
  19. 18. The Crime Consultant!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    Littleton Stamp Co.
  21. 20. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll
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