(September 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
1965-07-22
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 ad in Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen #87 and copyright registration.


The Colossal Kids! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Force Boy; Speed Kid
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/).

Treasure Chest of Fun (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Honor House Prod. Corp. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Part 1: The Colossal Kids! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman and Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 8.67 pages (report information)

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White; Lois Lane; Force Boy [Mr. Mxyzptlk]; Speed Kid [Bat-Mite]; Phantom Zone inhabitants [Jax-Ur; Professor Vakox; three unnamed prisoners]
Synopsis
Two kids with super powers terrorize Metropolis and challenge Batman and Superman to figure out their secret.
Reprints
Keywords
Batcave; Fortress of Solitude; gold kryptonite; green kryptonite; Kandor; Phantom Zone; red kryptonite

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

G. I. Joe / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Tootsie Roll Pop / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Rocky and Bullwinkle; Cheerios / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Nature's Bill of Rights (Table of Contents: 6)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
advocacy

Part 2: The Magic of Bat-Mite and Mr. Mxyzptlk! (Table of Contents: 7)

Superman and Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 6.67 pages (report information)

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Jimmy Olsen; Force Boy [Mr. Mxyzptlk]; Speed Kid [Bat-Mite]
Synopsis
Force Boy and Speed Kid's true identities are revealed.
Reprints
Keywords
Batcave; Batplane

Indexer Notes

This story states that the home dimensions of Mr. Mxyzptlk and Bat-Mite are not the same.

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

Tootsie Roll Pop / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Palisades Amusement Park / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

100 Magnets / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

The Kat Gets Cooled! (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

AMT / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Showcase; Enemy Ace / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Weapons of Destiny (Table of Contents: 13)

The Editors' Round Table / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Bill Ely
Inks
Bill Ely
Colors
?
Letters
Pat Gordon
Editing
Jack Schiff

Genre
detective-mystery
Synopsis
A man with no memory is compelled to steal three weapons, but he doesn't know why. When he sees Professor Desmond on television, he senses he can solve the mystery. And he does, by telling the man he is artist Ted Thorn and he is to draw those weapons for the professor's latest book.
Reprints

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

80-Page Giant; Lois Lane / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.67 page (report information)

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

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16)

Super-Turtle / 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
Nobody will come to our rally today...
Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals; superhero
Characters
Super-Turtle
Synopsis
When the air conditioning at a big rally breaks down, Super-Turtle offers to cool the place by blowing cold air into the chimney. When a crowd races out of the auditorium, he remembers that he ate an onion for lunch.

Coming... Super-Attractions! (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

Superboy; Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen; Action Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

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

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

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell ?
Pencils
Curt Swan ? (illustration)
Inks
George Klein (illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters from Jerrilee Vance, John Warner & Ben Lomand, Michael Liben, David Mendell, Vincent Krieg, Don Finley, Lewis Schrawyer, Jim Sammons, Thelma Brown, Ted Lawrence.

10 Issues of World's Finest for Only $1.00 (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

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

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

Mets Wrist Watch / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 21) (Expand) /

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

Go Full-Throttle with Wen-Mac (Table of Contents: 22) (Expand) /

Wen-Mac / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Colossal Kids!
    Superman and Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  2. 1. Treasure Chest of Fun
    Honor House Prod. Corp.
  3. 2. Part 1: The Colossal Kids!
    Superman and Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    G. I. Joe
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Pop
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Rocky and Bullwinkle; Cheerios
  7. 6. Nature's Bill of Rights
  8. 7. Part 2: The Magic of Bat-Mite and Mr. Mxyzptlk!
    Superman and Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Pop
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Palisades Amusement Park
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    100 Magnets
  12. 11. The Kat Gets Cooled!
    AMT
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Showcase; Enemy Ace
  14. 13. Weapons of Destiny
    The Editors' Round Table
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    80-Page Giant; Lois Lane
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll
  17. 16. ["Nobody will come to our rally today..."]
    Super-Turtle
  18. 17. Coming... Super-Attractions!
    Superboy; Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen; Action Comics
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Cape and Cowl Comments
  20. 19. 10 Issues of World's Finest for Only $1.00
  21. 20. [no title indexed]
    Mets Wrist Watch
  22. 21. [no title indexed]
    American Body Building Club
  23. 22. Go Full-Throttle with Wen-Mac
    Wen-Mac
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