(February 1965)

DC, 1941 Series
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Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly, with the exception of Jan., April, July and Oct.
On-sale date
1964-12-10
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand
Superman DC National Comics
Editing
Mort Weisinger; E. Nelson Bridwell (assistant editor, uncredited)
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 Doomed Boy Heroes! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Jimmy Olsen; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Superman [Kal-El; Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]
Synopsis
Superman uses a machine to try to remove alien consciousnesses from Jimmy and Robin.
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
Characters
Superboy; members of the Smallville Teen-Age Club
Synopsis
Superboy puts out a fire at the Smallville Teen-Age Club and the kids then decide to make fire prevention their next project.

Indexer Notes

Published in co-operation with the National Social Welfare Assembly.

On inside front cover. Previously published in DC comics cover-dated July 1954.

Part I: The New Terrific Team! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman and Batman and Robin / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Letterese

Genre
superhero
Characters
Jimmy Olsen; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]
Synopsis
Jimmy and Robin decide to go out on their own as a super-team, giving up the sidekick role.
Reprints
Keywords
Batcave; Eyrie; kryptonite; observatory; Olsonmobile; Robin Plane; scuba diver

Silly Putty Is Always Fun! (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Silly Putty / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Cape and Cowl Comments / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell ?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters from Leonard Tirado, Alan Davis, Jim Lawson, Mike Annuziato, Conan Fanshowe, Paul Wiese, Mike Morris, Bernard Westbrook, and Lon Mitchell, along with a logo illustration.

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

Tricksy / 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
So long, Hank.
Genre
humor
Characters
Tricksy; Hank; Tricksy's wife
Synopsis
Tricksy's wife is upset at one of his circus friends.

Coming...Super-Attractions! (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane; Superman; Adventure Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

Coming Your Way in '65 - The Greatest Superman Products Ever! (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Superman / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Part II: The Doom of Jimmy Olsen and Robin! (Table of Contents: 8)

Superman and Batman and Robin / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Letterese

Genre
superhero
Characters
Jimmy Olsen; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Animator (introduction, villain); Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]
Synopsis
Superman discovers that Jimmy and Robin are under alien influences and finds a way to get back to normal.
Reprints
Keywords
Eyrie; observatory

126 World War II Fighting G.I.'s and Commandos (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Finest from World's Finest (Table of Contents: 10)

Superman and Batman and Robin / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell ?
Pencils
Curt Swan; Sheldon Moldoff (illustrations)
Inks
George Klein; Joe Giella (illustrations)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Batman
Synopsis
Information on and short synopses of stories from World's Finest Comics #76, 78, 88, and 89.

Indexer Notes

Famous old Superman-Batman team-ups. Note at bottom of the page that Edmond Hamilton is the Superman-Batman author.

The Underwater Olympics! (Table of Contents: 11)

Aquaman and Aqualad / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Bernstein
Pencils
Ramona Fradon
Inks
Ramona Fradon
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Letterese

Genre
superhero
Characters
Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; Aqualad [Garth]; Topo; Bart Horval
Synopsis
Aquaman and Aqualad hold an underwater olympics. Aquaman's team "loses" to prevent a kryptonite discovery.
Reprints
Keywords
kryptonite

Indexer Notes

Surprise Feature

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

80-Page Giant / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

Warden Willis / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils
Henry Boltinoff
Inks
Henry Boltinoff
Colors
?
Letters
Henry Boltinoff

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I can't fall asleep nights, Warden Willis!
Genre
humor
Characters
Warden Willis; inmate 4172
Synopsis
The Warden's suggestion of counting sheep to fall asleep does not work.
Reprints

Make It a Happy Holiday - - With the Best in Comics! (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

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

Friend, Dare You Risk a Dime 10¢? (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

American Body Building Club / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Build "Big Frankie" (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

Aurora Plastics Corp. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Doomed Boy Heroes!
    Superman and Batman and Robin
  2. 1. Superboy Says: "Don't Give Fire a Place to Start!"
    Superboy
  3. 2. Part I: The New Terrific Team!
    Superman and Batman and Robin
  4. 3. Silly Putty Is Always Fun!
    Silly Putty
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Cape and Cowl Comments
  6. 5. ["So long, Hank."]
    Tricksy
  7. 6. Coming...Super-Attractions!
    Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane; Superman; Adventure Comics
  8. 7. Coming Your Way in '65 - The Greatest Superman Products Ever!
    Superman
  9. 8. Part II: The Doom of Jimmy Olsen and Robin!
    Superman and Batman and Robin
  10. 9. 126 World War II Fighting G.I.'s and Commandos
  11. 10. The Finest from World's Finest
    Superman and Batman and Robin
  12. 11. The Underwater Olympics!
    Aquaman and Aqualad
  13. 12. ["Readers...The most sensational bargains..."]
    80-Page Giant
  14. 13. ["I can't fall asleep nights, Warden Willis!"]
    Warden Willis
  15. 14. Make It a Happy Holiday - - With the Best in Comics!
    DC Comics
  16. 15. Friend, Dare You Risk a Dime 10¢?
    American Body Building Club
  17. 16. Build "Big Frankie"
    Aurora Plastics Corp.
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