(Fall 1942)

DC, 1941 Series
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Price
0.15 USD
Pages
100
Indicia frequency
quarterly
On-sale date
1942-07-28
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 the publication date reported to the U.S. Copyright Office found in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, 1942, New Series, Volume 37, Number 3. Class B periodical. Copyright registration number B 552226. On-sale date of "July 31st" in ad in Superman #18.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman; Batman with Robin / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Burnley
Inks
Jack Burnley
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]
Reprints
Keywords
warships

Indexer Notes

Art credits verified by Burnley.

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

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

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Fred Ray
Inks
Fred Ray
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]
Synopsis
Listing features and short story information.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art credits per Craig Delich.

The Eight Doomed Men! (Table of Contents: 3)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Andrew P. Stone; Heels (death); Charlie Goodfellow (death); Chick Ryan; Dr. Dan Mallory; Conrad Thorndike; Henry Kimball (death); Albert Damon (death); Jenkins (villain, Stone's chauffeur, death)
Synopsis
The members of the Elkhart University Pi Theta Dau fraternity vow upon graduation to meet 20 years later, and that they do...where someone vows to kill each and every one of them!
Reprints
Keywords
Superman's Mountain Retreat; X-Ray vision

Indexer Notes

Credits in World's Finest Archives are wrong.

The Case of the Walking Dynamo (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; The Magnet [Professor Bly] (villain)
Synopsis
A bolt of lightning accidentally crashes through the window of Professor Bly, turning him into a human magnet. He now considers himself unstoppable and decides to lead a life of crime.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Titled "Adventure of the Walking Dynamo" in table of contents.

[Bringing in "Baby"] (Table of Contents: 5)

Drafty / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Stan Kaye [as Stanley Kaye] (signed)
Inks
Stan Kaye [as Stanley Kaye] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; military
Characters
Drafty; Tim; General Slater; Baby Slater (General's daughter)
Synopsis
Drafty and Tim are ordered to meet the in-coming train and take charge of General Slater's baby.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story title from table of contents.

Wise Lady (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Edgar Weston (credited)
Pencils
Fred Ray
Inks
Fred Ray
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure; crime
Characters
Nanny; Richard; Trooper Trent; Mike Durrant (villain)
Synopsis
As Nanny prepares to take little Richard to the movies, their chauffeur suddenly pulls a gun on them, and completes his kidnapping attempt.
Reprints

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

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

A Modern Arabian Nightmare (Table of Contents: 8)

The Sandman and Sandy the Golden Boy / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; Sandy [Sandy Hawkins]; Morgan Peale (death); Julius Calter; Joe; Janos Mura; Mason Ryle (villain)
Synopsis
An ancient idol, once created when thieves formed their own cults and set up idols against "The Wrath of the Caliph," now is used by modern criminals for their own greedy purposes.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Diagram of the wirepoon gun found in this story. Writer and letterer credits by Craig Delich.

The Case of the Jinxed Skyscraper (Table of Contents: 9)

The Star-Spangled Kid / comic story / 9 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]; Mr. Ghool (villain)
Synopsis
Mr. Ghool escapes from prison and begins to sabotage work on a new building being erected because he once hid his loot on the lot the building is being built on.
Reprints
Keywords
Rocket Racer

[The Phantom Voice] (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script
Jerry Siegel ?
Pencils
Ken Battefield [as Kajeb] (signed)
Inks
Ken Battefield [as Kajeb] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Red Dugan; Whitey White; Blooey Blue; Doris West; Marshall Gruen (villain)
Synopsis
A mysterious Nazi by the name of Marshall Gruen bails out of a plane and is captured, but offers to divulge secrets of vital importance to the American government.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Title from table of contents. Marshall Gruen is drawn to resemble Luftwaffe Generalfeldmarshal Hermann Göring.

Wings of Flame (Table of Contents: 11)

The Green Arrow / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bernard Klein
Inks
Bernard Klein
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Speedy [Roy Harper]; The Blaze (villain)
Synopsis
A new criminal uses pigeons to help set fires with thermite capsules and create a blind while he and his gang commit crimes.
Reprints
Keywords
Arrow-line

Indexer Notes

Titled "The Man Who Couldn't Burn" in the table of contents. Art identification by Craig Delich.

Where There's Smoke-- (Table of Contents: 12)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Cleve Barton (credited)
Pencils
Fred Ray ?
Inks
Fred Ray ?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
crime
Characters
Dr. Tom Dearing; Ramsey; Max (villain)
Synopsis
Dr. Dearing is accosted in his office by a pair of crooks who want the plans for a new secret government explosive.
Reprints

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

Gee Man / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Ray McGill (signed)
Pencils
Ray McGill (signed)
Inks
Ray McGill (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Ray McGill

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey, Rover- Wake up!
Genre
humor
Characters
Gee Man; Rover (a dog)
Synopsis
Officer Gee Man and his assistant, Rover, are asked to keep their eyes on a man's car while he makes a phone call.
Reprints

The Vanishing V-Men! (Table of Contents: 14)

Lando / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Lee Harris [as Harris] (signed)
Inks
Lee Harris [as Harris] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Lando; Mastro the Great (villain); Cara
Synopsis
A cheap vaudeville magician, hounded by bill collectors, decides to join a gang, helping to kidnap five millionaires for ransom. But Lando uses his true magic to save the men and the magician's good name.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Titled "Quicker Than the Eye" in table of contents.

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

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

The North Pole Crimes! (Table of Contents: 16)

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

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Bob Kane
Inks
Jerry Robinson
Colors
?
Letters
George Roussos

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Cal Daly (introduction); Curly (introduction, death); Angles Bigbee (villain, introduction); The Snow Man Bandits (villains, introduction for all); Ray (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
A ruthless gang of criminals heads to the far north to commit crimes and the Dynamic Duo must solve the riddle of their leaving a snowman at the scene of every crime they commit.
Reprints
Keywords
Bat-Signal; Batplane; Gotham City; snow costumes

Indexer Notes

First use of snow costumes. Batman and Robin also wear insulated and heated uniforms.

Letterer credit by Craig Delich.

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

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

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

Coming at You on the Screen! (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman; Batman with Robin
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
  4. 3. The Eight Doomed Men!
    Superman
  5. 4. The Case of the Walking Dynamo
    Zatara
  6. 5. [Bringing in "Baby"]
    Drafty
  7. 6. Wise Lady
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
  9. 8. A Modern Arabian Nightmare
    The Sandman and Sandy the Golden Boy
  10. 9. The Case of the Jinxed Skyscraper
    The Star-Spangled Kid
  11. 10. [The Phantom Voice]
    Red, White and Blue
  12. 11. Wings of Flame
    The Green Arrow
  13. 12. Where There's Smoke--
  14. 13. ["Hey, Rover- Wake up!"]
    Gee Man
  15. 14. The Vanishing V-Men!
    Lando
  16. 15. The Big Eight!
  17. 16. The North Pole Crimes!
    Batman with Robin
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
  19. 18. Coming at You on the Screen!
    Superman
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Bob Hughes
  • Jerry Hillegas
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