(Summer 1942)

DC, 1941 Series
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Price
0.15 USD
Pages
100
Indicia frequency
quarterly
On-sale date
1942-04-28
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

On-sale date from copyright registration.


[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
United States Army; United States Navy

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

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

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

In This Issue! (Table of Contents: 2)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Man of Steel Versus Man of Metal! (Table of Contents: 3)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils
John Sikela [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks
John Sikela [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White; Metalo (villain, introduction, unnamed scientist-inventor)
Synopsis
Superman meets Metalo, a scientist who has super strength and a metal suit, who has been committing the crimes that were blamed on the Man of Steel.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Called "The Case of the Metal Man" in the Table of Contents.

Credits in Superman: The World's Finest Comics Archives are wrong.

[Mystery of the Cat's Eye Spell] (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; Tong

Indexer Notes

Title from the Table of Contents. First line: "The great magician is guest of wealthy Captain Vandercook..."

[The Adventure of the Hungry Lion] (Table of Contents: 5)

Drafty (#158) / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Ed Moore ?
Pencils
Ed Moore (signed)
Inks
Ed Moore (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Ed Moore ?

Genre
humor; military
Characters
Drafty

Indexer Notes

Title from Table of Contents. First line: "Whatta they mean -- Callin' this a sport??"

Strange Prophecy (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
John Hilton (credited)
Pencils
Cliff Young (signed)
Inks
Cliff Young (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

The Big Eight! (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

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

The Adventure of the Magic Forest (Table of Contents: 8)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; Sandy [Sandy Hawkins]; Mr. and Nora Tucker; Toby Tucker; The Nightshade (villain, introduction, death); Chunky Harris (villain, death)
Synopsis
The Sandman and Sandy face the dire threat of a new villain who promises felons perfect crimes and a perfect hiding place in his Magic Forest in exchange for some of their loot.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Sandman is now clothed in his later yellow and purple costume. Letterer credit added by Craig Delich.

The Adventure of the King of Escape (Table of Contents: 9)

The Star-Spangled Kid / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils
Hal Sherman (signed)
Inks
Hal Sherman (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Star-Spangled Kid [Sylvester Pemberton]; Stripesy [Pat Dugan]; the Eel (villain, introduction)

Get Into the Swim! (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Star Spangled Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

5 Favorite Features! (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Leading Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

[Case of the Little Fuehrer] (Table of Contents: 12)

Red, White and Blue / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure
Characters
Red Dugan; Whitey White; Blooey Blue; Doris West

Indexer Notes

Title from Table of Contents. First line: "Red, Whitey and Blooey, together with Doris, are a fearless four..."

The Zoo of the Deep (Table of Contents: 13)

Aquaman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Mort Weisinger ?
Pencils
Paul Norris
Inks
Paul Norris
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Aquaman [Arthur Curry]

Killer's Slip-Up (Table of Contents: 14)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Eric Carter (credited)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

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

Busy Bill the Bill Collector / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
George Storm
Inks
George Storm
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You're too polite with these prospects!!

The Black Gold Touch! (Table of Contents: 16)

Lando / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Mike Suchorsky
Inks
Mike Suchorsky
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Lando

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

Jerry the Jitterbug / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Henry Boltinoff (credited)
Pencils
Henry Boltinoff (credited)
Inks
Henry Boltinoff (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Say, Puffy, let's go into the house...

Now on Sale (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

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

The Secret of Bruce Wayne! (Table of Contents: 19)

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

Script
Joe Greene
Pencils
Jerry Robinson [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Inks
Jerry Robinson [as Bob Kane] (signed); George Roussos (backgrounds)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Mark Loring (introduction, actor, death); Mr. Rand (program director); Mr. Brent (script writer); Mr. Wicks; Scoop Scanlon; The Joker (villain, cameo); The Penguin [Oswald Cobblepot] (villain, cameo); The Cat-Woman [Selina Kyle] (villain, cameo); Ape (villain); Mr. Graves (villain, radio announcer, introduction)
Synopsis
The editor of View Magazine offers a raise in salary to his top reporter IF he or she can discover just WHO is behind the mask of the Batman!
Reprints
Keywords
Bat-Signal; Batmobile (mentioned but not seen); Batplane; Gotham City; Gotham Gazette; View Magazine

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

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

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

The Tootsie Roll of Honor (Table of Contents: 21) (Expand) /

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman; Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. In This Issue!
  4. 3. Man of Steel Versus Man of Metal!
    Superman
  5. 4. [Mystery of the Cat's Eye Spell]
    Zatara
  6. 5. [The Adventure of the Hungry Lion]
    Drafty (#158)
  7. 6. Strange Prophecy
  8. 7. The Big Eight!
  9. 8. The Adventure of the Magic Forest
    The Sandman
  10. 9. The Adventure of the King of Escape
    The Star-Spangled Kid
  11. 10. Get Into the Swim!
    Star Spangled Comics
  12. 11. 5 Favorite Features!
    Leading Comics
  13. 12. [Case of the Little Fuehrer]
    Red, White and Blue
  14. 13. The Zoo of the Deep
    Aquaman
  15. 14. Killer's Slip-Up
  16. 15. ["You're too polite with these prospects!!"]
    Busy Bill the Bill Collector
  17. 16. The Black Gold Touch!
    Lando
  18. 17. ["Say, Puffy, let's go into the house..."]
    Jerry the Jitterbug
  19. 18. Now on Sale
  20. 19. The Secret of Bruce Wayne!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  21. 20. [no title indexed]
  22. 21. The Tootsie Roll of Honor
    Tootsie Roll
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Bob Hughes
  • Dan Kocher
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  • Craig Delich
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  • Jim Stangas
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