(March-April 1957)

DC, 1941 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1957-01-22
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand
Superman DC National Comics
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (editor-in-chief); Jack Schiff (managing editor); Murray Boltinoff (associate editor); George Kashdan (associate 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.


The Reversed Heroes! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

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

Indexer Notes

Bob Klein and Gene Reed originally listed Dick Sprang artist credits. 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/).

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

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

The Reversed Heroes (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Ray Burnley
Colors
?
Letters
Pat Gordon

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Elton Craig; Jor-El (flashback); Lara (flashback); Lois Lane; Perry White
Synopsis
When Elton Craig finds some capsules from Krypton, he takes one and gains superpowers. He captures Superman with some Kryptonite, so Superman takes one of the pills and loses his superpowers. He contacts Batman and Robin, who take the pills and gain superpowers and stop Elton's crime spree.
Reprints
Keywords
kryptonite

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

100 Toy Pirates / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Buzzy's Special Brotherhood Week Quiz (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Ruben Moreira
Inks
Ruben Moreira
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
non-fiction; advocacy
Characters
Buzzy Brown

The Green Sword (Table of Contents: 5)

The Green Arrow / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]
Synopsis
Green Arrow adopts a sword as his weapon and abandons his arrows.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Green Hat.

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

American Seed Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Lionel and His Lions / 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 here's a nice chair!
Genre
humor
Characters
Lionel

Secret Below the Sea (Table of Contents: 8)

text story / 1.75 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

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

statement of ownership / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

The Retirement of Tomahawk (Table of Contents: 10)

Tomahawk / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
historical; western-frontier
Characters
Tomahawk
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art credits per original indexer and Kurt Mitchell. We previously credited Bob Brown for a time.

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

Stephens Credit Sales / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

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

Jim and Betty Solve the "Flying Saucer" Mystery! (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

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

Mickey Mantle Goes to Bat for "Billy Bikeless" (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Junior Sales Club of America / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Reversed Heroes!
    Superman and Batman and Robin
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Jowett Institute of Physical Training
  3. 2. The Reversed Heroes
    Superman and Batman and Robin
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    100 Toy Pirates
  5. 4. Buzzy's Special Brotherhood Week Quiz
    Buzzy
  6. 5. The Green Sword
    The Green Arrow
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    American Seed Company
  8. 7. ["Now here's a nice chair!"]
    Lionel and His Lions
  9. 8. Secret Below the Sea
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
  11. 10. The Retirement of Tomahawk
    Tomahawk
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Stephens Credit Sales
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Littleton Stamp Co.
  14. 13. Jim and Betty Solve the "Flying Saucer" Mystery!
    Wilson Chemical Co.
  15. 14. Mickey Mantle Goes to Bat for "Billy Bikeless"
    Junior Sales Club of America
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