(March-April 1946)

DC, 1946 Series
| Next Issue >
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1946-01-02
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
World's Best Comics Co.
Brand
A Superman DC Publication
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth [as F. W. Ellsworth] (credited); Jack Schiff (story editor, uncredited); Murray Boltinoff (art editor, uncredited)
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Golden Age US
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.


True Picture Stories from the Drama of Life (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Kirby; Dick Sprang
Inks
Jack Kirby; Dick Sprang
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Jean Laffite; Harry Houdini; Raffles
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Most of the cover appears to be by Jack Kirby; inset picture of Houdini is from the last panel of the inside story by Sprang.

Real Fact Comics (Table of Contents: 1)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Synopsis
Table of contents, plus the editorial advisory board for "Superman DC Comic Magazines", including Pearl S. Buck and Gene Tunney. Also includes a list of all DC Comics being published at the time.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

Master of Mystery (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dick Sprang [as Richard Sprang] (signed)
Inks
Dick Sprang [as Richard Sprang] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Harry Houdini
Synopsis
Biography of Houdini with emphasis on how he learned magic.

Raffles the .. Bird Who Thinks Like a Person... (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Raffles; Bob Hope; Gracie Allen; Don Ameche; Zetta Wells; Tojo; Fred Allen; Dorothy Lamour
Synopsis
Raffles is a mynah bird who became famous in the 1940's.

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

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Rocket Lanes of Tomorrow (Table of Contents: 5)

Just Imagine / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Simon (signed); Jack Kirby (signed)
Pencils
Joe Simon (signed); Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks
Joe Simon (signed); Jack Kirby (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Howard Ferguson

Genre
science fiction
Synopsis
Tales of what the future will hold, from personal rocketpacks to a tunnel drilled right through the center of the earth.
Reprints

The Forest Rangers! (Table of Contents: 6)

Danger! Men at Work / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
George Roussos (signed)
Inks
George Roussos (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Stories of brave firefighters in the woods.

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

Quiz Corner / activity / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jon Small (signed)
Inks
Jon Small (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hi, Bob. How about another one of those tricks your dad showed you?
Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Page 1 has a magic trick involving which hand a coin is under, page 2 has three famous people to guess based on two clues each, page 3 has a mystery to solve on how to get to an island with two planks that are too short and page 4 has the answers to everything.

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

Fantastic Facts / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Even enough for Cap'n Kidd!
Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Four facts including that if all the gold in the oceans was extracted, everybody in the world would have half a million dollars worth.

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

Scoops ...Pictures to Remember / cartoon / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
George Russos [as Geo Russos]
Inks
George Russos [as Geo Russos]
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Six famous moments in history as captured in photographs (with the photographs re-drawn).

Stamps Hobby for Kings and Kids (Table of Contents: 10)

Hobbyland... / text article / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Synopsis
Article about stamp collecting and famous stamp collectors.

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

Highlights in Sports / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Phil Berube (signed)
Inks
Phil Berube (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Baseball's one-armed wonder, Pete Gray...
Genre
non-fiction; sports
Characters
Pete Gray
Synopsis
Facts about St. Louis Browns player Pete Gray who only had one arm.

The Beaver (Table of Contents: 12)

Know Your Animals / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Facts about the beaver, told funny animal style.

Pirate or Patriot? (Table of Contents: 13)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Kirby
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Jack Kirby
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Jean Laffite; Captain Lockyer; Captain McWilliams; Dominique; Governor Claiborne; Pierre Laffite; Edward Livingstone; General Andrew Jackson
Synopsis
Facts about a Jean Lafitte who warned the Americans that the British planned on invading New Orleans.
Reprints

Madison Sq. Garden (Table of Contents: 14)

Wonders of the World / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Phil Berube (signed)
Inks
Phil Berube (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Facts about the building and use of Madison Square Gardens, using large pictures on every page.

Tom Jones (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Ghost of Guam (Table of Contents: 16)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
? [as B/S]
Pencils
Fred Ray [as Fred Ray Jr.]
Inks
Fred Ray [as Fred Ray Jr.]
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
George Tweed
Synopsis
The story of George Tweed, an American soldier who hid out on the island of Guam and caused trouble for the Japanese soldiers.

Indexer Notes

Signed "B/S Fred Ray Jr."

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

The Weather Man / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Illinois Merchandise Mart / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Motor Book Department / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. True Picture Stories from the Drama of Life
  2. 1. Real Fact Comics
  3. 2. Master of Mystery
  4. 3. Raffles the .. Bird Who Thinks Like a Person...
  5. 4. ["We'd better investigate..."]
    Wheaties
  6. 5. The Rocket Lanes of Tomorrow
    Just Imagine
  7. 6. The Forest Rangers!
    Danger! Men at Work
  8. 7. ["Hi, Bob. How about another one of those tricks your dad showed you?"]
    Quiz Corner
  9. 8. ["Even enough for Cap'n Kidd!"]
    Fantastic Facts
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Scoops ...Pictures to Remember
  11. 10. Stamps Hobby for Kings and Kids
    Hobbyland...
  12. 11. ["Baseball's one-armed wonder, Pete Gray..."]
    Highlights in Sports
  13. 12. The Beaver
    Know Your Animals
  14. 13. Pirate or Patriot?
  15. 14. Madison Sq. Garden
    Wonders of the World
  16. 15. Tom Jones
    Wheaties
  17. 16. The Ghost of Guam
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    The Weather Man
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Illinois Merchandise Mart
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    Motor Book Department
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Bob Hughes
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Gene Reed
  • Matthew Head
  • Peter Croome
  • Max Capp
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Pat Lang
  • Jim Walls
  • Peter Croome
  • Bob Hughes