(Summer 1942)

DC, 1941 Series
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Price:
0.15 USD
Pages:
100
Indicia frequency:
quarterly
On-sale date:
1942-05-08
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

[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)

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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. 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:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • John P. Selegue
  • Bob Hughes
  • Dan Kocher
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  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Matthew Head
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Jim Stangas
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