(Summer 1942)

DC, 1941 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
quarterly
On-sale Date
1942-06-13
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
World's Best Comics Co.
Brand
A Superman DC Publication
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (editor)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration. On-sale date of June 17 in ad in Star Spangled Comics #11.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Seven Soldiers of Victory / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Mort Meskin
Inks
Mort Meskin
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Seven Soldiers of Victory [Vigilante; Green Arrow; Star-Spangled Kid; Shining Knight; Speedy; Crimson Avenger]
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Wonders of Science, Simplified / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Tyrants of Time [Introduction] (Table of Contents: 2)

Seven Soldiers of Victory / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Seven Soldiers of Victory [Vigilante [Greg Sanders]; Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Star-Spangled Kid [Sylvester Pemberton]; Stripesy [Pat Dugan]; Shining Knight [Sir Justin]; Speedy [Roy Harper]; Crimson Avenger [Lee Travis]]; Dr. Doome (villain); Alexander the Great (villain); Nero (villain); Genghis Khan (villain); Attila the Hun (villain); Napoleon Bonaparte (villain)
Synopsis
A self-proclaimed great scientist, by use of a time machine, brings five of the greatest conquerors of all time to the present and engages them to seek out the five rarest metals on Earth, all to help him build a machine that will open the gate to the future.
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Indexer Notes

We previously credited the art to Mort Meskin, but this credit was denied by Meskin expert Steven Brower and art-spotter Bob Bailey. Young suggested by Steven Rowe.

Synopsis and other information added by Craig Delich.

[Chapter I:] Defeat Before Waterloo! (Table of Contents: 3)

Seven Soldiers of Victory; The Star-Spangled Kid / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Harold Sherman (signed)
Inks
Harold Sherman (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Star-Spangled Kid [Sylvester Pemberton]; Stripesy [Pat Dugan]; Mr. Pemberton; Napoleon Bonaparte (villain); Dr. Doome (villain)
Synopsis
The Kid and Stripesy must take on the French dictator, Napoleon, to prevent him from obtaining a large quantity of gold that will help finance Dr. Doome's secret machine.
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Indexer Notes

Synopsis added by Craig Delich.

Chapter II: [The Radium Robots] (Table of Contents: 4)

Green Arrow; Seven Soldiers of Victory / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
George Papp
Inks
George Papp
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Speedy [Roy Harper]; Alexander the Great (villain); Dr. Doome (villain); Oscar (villain, robot)
Synopsis
Green Arrow and Speedy take on Alexander the Great and an army of radium powered robots in a fight to the finish.
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Indexer Notes

Synopsis added by Craig Delich.

Chapter III: The Man Who Told a Fish Story (Table of Contents: 5)

Seven Soldiers of Victory; The Shining Knight / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Creig Flessel
Inks
Creig Flessel
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Shining Knight [Sir Justin]; Winged Victory; Dr. Moresby; Steve Sturgis; Genghis Khan (villain); Dr. Doome (villain)
Synopsis
The Shining Knight must halt the plans of 13th Century conqueror Genghis Khan from keeping the large supply of platinum his men have stolen for Dr. Doome.
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Indexer Notes

Shining Knight encounters Genghis Khan again in Justice League of America (DC, 1960 series) #101.

Synopsis added by Craig Delich.

Chapter IV: The Spirit of Wild Bill Dickson! (Table of Contents: 6)

Seven Soldiers of Victory; Vigilante [Western hero] / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Mort Meskin (signed as Mort Morton)
Inks
Cliff Young (signed as Cliff)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero; western-frontier
Characters
Vigilante [Greg Sanders]; Billy Gunn; Wild Bill Dickson; Attila the Hun (villain); Dr. Doome (villain)
Synopsis
Vigilante travels to the Black Hills of South Dakota and the famed Mount Rushmore memorial to stop Attila the Hun from making off with a supply of Tantalum.
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Indexer Notes

Synopsis added by Craig Delich.

Chapter V: Fiddler's Farewell! (Table of Contents: 7)

Seven Soldiers of Victory; The Crimson Avenger / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Lehti (signed)
Inks
Jack Lehti (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Crimson Avenger [Lee Travis]; Wing; Sammy Singer; Scraps; Nero (villain); Dr. Doome (villain)
Synopsis
Dr. Doome's plan to obtain the metals necessary to build a gateway to the future moves to the East Coast, where the Crimson Avenger must wrest a valuable supply of uranium away from Nero.
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Indexer Notes

Synopsis added by Craig Delich.

[The Tyrants of Time, Conclusion] (Table of Contents: 8)

Seven Soldiers of Victory / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Mort Meskin
Inks
Mort Meskin
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Seven Soldiers of Victory [Vigilante [Greg Sanders]; Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Star-Spangled Kid [Sylvester Pemberton]; Stripesy [Pat Dugan]; Shining Knight [Sir Justin]; Speedy [Roy Harper]; Crimson Avenger [Lee Travis]]; Dr. Doome (villain); Ulysses (villain)
Synopsis
The Legionnaires must battle their way past Ulysses and his forces to reach Dr. Doome, who manages to escape into the future before his machine blows up.
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Indexer Notes

Synopsis added by Craig Delich.

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

Private Pete / comic story / 1 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
Private Pete - Hurry back to the toolshed...
Genre
humor; military

Smart One (Table of Contents: 10)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Perry Travis (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure

Comiquiz (Table of Contents: 11)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

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

Shorty / comic story / 1 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
There is so!" "There is not!
Genre
humor; military

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

The Flying Jeeps / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Swing that gun around!!
Genre
humor

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

Jerry the Jitterbug / comic story / 1 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
I ought to make plenty of dough selling this book...
Genre
humor; teen

The Big Eight! (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

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

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

Amazing Facts in a Marvelous World / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Seven Soldiers of Victory
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Wonders of Science, Simplified
  3. 2. The Tyrants of Time [Introduction]
    Seven Soldiers of Victory
  4. 3. [Chapter I:] Defeat Before Waterloo!
    Seven Soldiers of Victory; The Star-Spangled Kid
  5. 4. Chapter II: [The Radium Robots]
    Green Arrow; Seven Soldiers of Victory
  6. 5. Chapter III: The Man Who Told a Fish Story
    Seven Soldiers of Victory; The Shining Knight
  7. 6. Chapter IV: The Spirit of Wild Bill Dickson!
    Seven Soldiers of Victory; Vigilante [Western hero]
  8. 7. Chapter V: Fiddler's Farewell!
    Seven Soldiers of Victory; The Crimson Avenger
  9. 8. [The Tyrants of Time, Conclusion]
    Seven Soldiers of Victory
  10. 9. ["Private Pete - Hurry back to the toolshed..."]
    Private Pete
  11. 10. Smart One
  12. 11. Comiquiz
  13. 12. ["There is so!" "There is not!"]
    Shorty
  14. 13. ["Swing that gun around!!"]
    The Flying Jeeps
  15. 14. ["I ought to make plenty of dough selling this book..."]
    Jerry the Jitterbug
  16. 15. The Big Eight!
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Amazing Facts in a Marvelous World
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