(July-August 1954)

DC, 1941 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1954-05-24
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

Editor credits per Bob Hughes. The Millennium Edition reprint incorrectly solely credits Mort Weisinger as the original editor, both in a credit and in the Remembering the Millennium feature.

On-sale date from copyright registration.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman and Batman and Robin / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Win Mortimer
Inks
Win Mortimer
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In this issue: Read what happens when Superman and Batman exchange identities!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]
Reprints

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/).

Superboy Says: "Don't Give Fire a Place to Start!" (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Win Mortimer
Inks
Win Mortimer
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
advocacy; superhero
Synopsis
Superboy puts out a fire at the Smallville Teen-Age Club which inspires them to start a project to educate people about fire prevention.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

Batman - Double for Superman! (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Alvin Schwartz
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
Pat Gordon; Ira Schnapp (splash page titles)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Lois Lane; Shorty (villain)
Synopsis
Lois accidentally learns Superman's identity while he is trying to rescue Batman and Robin, so Clark Kent and Bruce Wayne exchange roles to convince Lois that Clark is not Superman.
Reprints
Keywords
Bat-Cave; Batplane; Daily Planet; Green Kryptonite

Indexer Notes

Recaps their first meeting from Superman (DC, 1939 series) #76.

Schnapp splash page title 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/). The splash page title reads "Your Two Favorite Heroes Superman [regular logo] and Batman and Robin [regular logo] in One Adventure Together!" Pat Gordon lettering per Nick Caputo.

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Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Adventures of the Dubble Bubble Kids / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

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

The Invisible Death! (Table of Contents: 6)

The Green Arrow / comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Speedy [Roy Harper]; Daniel Burrows (flashback, wealthy recluse, death); Bull's-Eye (villain, flashback, cameo); "Jungle" Joe Meredith (villain, flashback); Mousie (villain, flashback); Louie (villain, flashback)
Synopsis
Green Arrow opens up his fabulous trophy room to TV crews, as he explains the history of many of his special arrows he has used on past cases.
Reprints
Keywords
Arrowcar; Balloon Arrow; Icicle Dart (aka Bottle-of-Water Arrow); Lariat Arrow; Rainbow Arrow; Smoke-Bomb Arrow

Indexer Notes

Credits are from the corrections page in the Millennium Edition: Superboy #1 (2001 series).

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

Scripto / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

"Free" Wheeling with Abbott and Costello (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Popsicle / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

Jerry the Jitterbug / comic story / 1 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
Now don't stray too far while I do some shopping!
Genre
humor
Characters
Jerry; Jerry's girlfriend
Synopsis
Jerry goes shopping with his girl.
Reprints

3-D Daredevils (Table of Contents: 10)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Miller [as Jack E. Miller] (credited)
Pencils
? (spot illustration)
Inks
? (spot illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Describes the hardships and hazards that modern mapmakers endure to do their job.
Reprints

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Schwinn Phantom / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Feathered Fighters for Freedom! (Table of Contents: 12)

Tomahawk / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
historical; western-frontier
Characters
Tomahawk [Tom Hawk]; Dan Hunter; Andrews; Thaddeus Steele (painter, bird lover); unnamed British Major (villain); un-named British Sergeant (villain); Andrews (villain, British soldier)
Synopsis
Tomahawk and Dan must face the Redcoats and more trying to get a British dispatch case, carrying secret campaign plans inside, to Fort Union.
Reprints
Keywords
Fort Union

Indexer Notes

Credits are from the corrections page in the Millennium Edition: Superboy #1 (2001 series).

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

Hercules Lightweights / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Wilson Chem. Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Thom McAn / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["In this issue: Read what happens when Superman and Batman exchange identities!"]
    Superman and Batman and Robin
  2. 1. Superboy Says: "Don't Give Fire a Place to Start!"
    Superboy
  3. 2. Batman - Double for Superman!
    Superman and Batman and Robin
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll
  5. 4. ["Gosh, Pud, wasn't it swell of Mom 'n' Pop..."]
    Adventures of the Dubble Bubble Kids
  6. 5. Editorial Advisory Board
  7. 6. The Invisible Death!
    The Green Arrow
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Scripto
  9. 8. "Free" Wheeling with Abbott and Costello
    Popsicle
  10. 9. ["Now don't stray too far while I do some shopping!"]
    Jerry the Jitterbug
  11. 10. 3-D Daredevils
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Schwinn Phantom
  13. 12. Feathered Fighters for Freedom!
    Tomahawk
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Hercules Lightweights
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Wilson Chem. Co.
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Thom McAn
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Nick Caputo
  • Dan Kocher
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Craig Delich
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Allen Ross
  • Matthew Head
  • Denys Howard
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Hughes
  • Lou Mougin
  • Craig Delich
  • Clayton Emery
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Allen Ross