(Winter 1941)

DC, 1941 Series
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Price:
0.15 USD
Pages:
100
Indicia frequency:
quarterly
On-sale date:
1941-11-10
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
World's Best Comics Co.
Brand:
A Superman DC Publication
Editing:
Whitney Ellsworth (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

The on-sale date is the publication date reported in the U. S. Copyright Office filing.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman; Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Fred Ray
Inks:
Fred Ray
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

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

Indexer Notes

Art credits verified by Fred Ray.

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

blank page(s) / 1 page (report information)

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

World's Finest Comics (Table of Contents: 2)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

[The Case of the Crime Crusade] (Table of Contents: 3)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils:
Leo Nowak [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks:
Leo Nowak [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Perry White; Lois Lane; Hugh Manton; Dan Bransom (villain)
Synopsis:
A series of unusual streetcar accidents are being masterminded by someone and Clark & Lois begin an investigation to uncover the person sabotaging the rail system.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Story title from table of contents.

[The Pageant of Plunder] (Table of Contents: 4)

Zatara / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner Fox
Pencils:
Joseph Sulman (signed)
Inks:
Joseph Sulman (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Zatara

Indexer Notes

Story title from table of contents.

[The Skies Scream Murder] (Table of Contents: 5)

Red, White and Blue / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel ?
Pencils:
Harry Lampert
Inks:
Harry Lampert
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Red Dugan; Whitey Smith; Blooey Blue; Doris West

Indexer Notes

Story title from table of contents.

The Assassin (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Norman Goss
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

[The Mystery of the Modern Methuselah] (Table of Contents: 7)

The Crimson Avenger / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Lehti (signed)
Pencils:
Jack Lehti (signed)
Inks:
Charles Paris
Colors:
?
Letters:
Charles Paris

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Crimson Avenger [Lee Travis]; Wing (1st in costume)

Indexer Notes

Writer and letterer credits by Craig Delich. Story title from table of contents.

Wing dons a costume for the first time (next seen in costume in Detective Comics #59). Order of Wing in costume determined by copyright dates (World's Finest #4 on Nov 10th 1941, Detective #59 on Nov 22nd 1941).

Now on Sale (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

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

The Conjurer's Case (Table of Contents: 9)

Young Doc Davis / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Doc Davis

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich.

[Adventure of the Torpedoed Trawler] (Table of Contents: 10)

Hop Harrigan / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Jon L. Blummer
Pencils:
Jon L. Blummer
Inks:
Jon L. Blummer
Colors:
?
Letters:
Jon L. Blummer

Genre:
aviation
Characters:
Hop Harrigan; Tank Tinker; Miss Snap; Gerry

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit by Craig Delich. Story title from table of contents.

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

Chief Hot Foot / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Hmm - Small Fry's sending a smoke signal...
Genre:
humor

[The Story of the Secret Six] (Table of Contents: 12)

The Sandman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Cliff Young
Inks:
Cliff Young
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; Dian Belmont; Peter DeWint (hermit miser, death); The Society of Six (villains); Muggs Marks (villain, mentioned but not seen)
Synopsis:
The Sandman must overcome a strange gas called Lewisite, developed by the U.S. military after World War I, which is being used under the cover of fog by an insidious group of men bent on theft and murder.

Indexer Notes

Story title from table of contents. First line: "The desolate, rocky shore of Maine -- a lonely house standing on a cliff..."

And Now the "Big Seven" Becomes the "Big Eight"! (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

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

[The Perfect Impersonation] (Table of Contents: 14)

The King / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner Fox
Pencils:
Harry Lampert (signed)
Inks:
Harry Lampert (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Harry Lampert

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
The King [King Standish]; the Witch (villain)

Indexer Notes

Letterer verified by Lampert. Story title from table of contents.

Gambler's Chance (Table of Contents: 15)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Eric Carter
Pencils:
Cliff Young [as Cliff]
Inks:
Cliff Young [as Cliff]
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

[The Radium Treasure Hunt] (Table of Contents: 16)

Lando, Man of Magic / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Chad Grothkopf
Inks:
Chad Grothkopf
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Lando

Indexer Notes

Creator credits by Craig Delich. Previously assigned to Howard Purcell. Story title from table of contents.

The Ghost Gang Goes West! (Table of Contents: 17)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Bob Kane (signed)
Inks:
Jerry Robinson; George Roussos (backgrounds)
Colors:
?
Letters:
George Roussos

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Laff Brunt (villain); The Ghost Gang (villains, introduction)
Synopsis:
Bruce and Dick are headed out West to visit a dude ranch and end up battling a "Ghost Gang"...something that nearly gets the Caped Crusader hung!
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Story title in table of contents: "The Riddle of the Phantom Trail."

Letterer credit by Craig Delich.

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

blank page(s) / 1 page (report information)

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

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

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

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman; Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. World's Finest Comics
  4. 3. [The Case of the Crime Crusade]
    Superman
  5. 4. [The Pageant of Plunder]
    Zatara
  6. 5. [The Skies Scream Murder]
    Red, White and Blue
  7. 6. The Assassin
  8. 7. [The Mystery of the Modern Methuselah]
    The Crimson Avenger
  9. 8. Now on Sale
  10. 9. The Conjurer's Case
    Young Doc Davis
  11. 10. [Adventure of the Torpedoed Trawler]
    Hop Harrigan
  12. 11. ["Hmm - Small Fry's sending a smoke signal..."]
    Chief Hot Foot
  13. 12. [The Story of the Secret Six]
    The Sandman
  14. 13. And Now the "Big Seven" Becomes the "Big Eight"!
  15. 14. [The Perfect Impersonation]
    The King
  16. 15. Gambler's Chance
  17. 16. [The Radium Treasure Hunt]
    Lando, Man of Magic
  18. 17. The Ghost Gang Goes West!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • John Censullo
  • Bob Hughes
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Len Wolinsky
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Jim Doty
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Jim Stangas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Hughes
  • Lou Mougin
  • Craig Delich
  • Clayton Emery
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Allen Ross