(Winter 1942)

DC, 1941 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
quarterly
On-sale Date
1942-12-05
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
World's Best Comics Co.
Brand
A Superman DC Publication
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited as F. W. Ellsworth) (editor); Mort Weisinger (actual editor)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration. On-sale date of December 9 in ad in More Fun Comics #87.

The Miracles That Money Couldn't Buy (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Mort Meskin
Inks
Mort Meskin
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Seven Soldiers of Victory [Shining Knight; Stripesy; Star-Spangled Kid; Crimson Avenger; Green Arrow; Speedy; Vigilante]
Reprints

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

Salute (Table of Contents: 2)

Good Books Worth Reading / text article / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
Josette Frank
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

The Miracles That Money Couldn't Buy (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Ed Dobrotka
Inks
Ed Dobrotka
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Seven Soldiers of Victory [Shining Knight [Sir Justin]; Stripesy [Pat Dugan]; Star-Spangled Kid [Sylvester Pemberton]; Crimson Avenger [Lee Travis]; Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Speedy [Roy Harper]; Vigilante [Greg Sanders]]; The Skull (villain); Bill "Porky" Johnson (villain); Bull Corbin (villain); Sparkler (villain); Bronco Blade (villain); Matt Greider (villain)
Synopsis
Green Arrow, Speedy and the Crimson Avenger investigate a series of sensational escapes of several vicious criminals from prison, all arranged by the sinister Skull.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Synopsis added by Craig Delich 9-17-08.

Chapter 2: The Case of the Criminal Vigilante (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Ed Dobrotka
Inks
Ed Dobrotka
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Vigilante [Greg Sanders]; The Skull (villain); Bronco Blade (villain); Roscoe Meek
Synopsis
The Vigilante goes up against one Bronco Blade (who disguises himself as Vigilante), whom the Skull uses to steal Spinaway, the world's fastest racehorse, and owned by Roscoe Meek, who had refused to sell the animal for any price.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Synopsis added by Craig Delich 9-17-08.

Chapter III: Diamond of Doom! (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Ed Dobrotka
Inks
Ed Dobrotka
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Star-Spangled Kid [Sylvester Pemberton]; Stripesy [Pat Dugan]; Sparkler (villain, death); Sylvester Pemberton, Sr.; Mrs. Kimberly
Synopsis
The Kid and Stripsey take on Sparkler, one of the Skull's mobsters, who has been ordered to steal the Koram Diamond from the owner who wouldn't sell it for $1 million.
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Indexer Notes

Synopsis added by Craig Delich 9-17-08.

Chapt. IV: Death Among the Stars! (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Ed Dobrotka
Inks
Ed Dobrotka
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Crimson Avenger [Lee Travis]; Wing; The Skull (villain); Bull Corbin (villain); Edward Grimes
Synopsis
The Skull orders Bull Corbin to steal a rocketship from its inventor so that he can take a pleasure trip to the Moon!
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Synopsis added by Craig Delich 9-17-08.

Chapter 5: Knight Without Armor (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Ed Dobrotka
Inks
Ed Dobrotka
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Shining Knight [Sir Justin]; Winged Victory; Matt Greider (villain, death); Prof. Moresby
Synopsis
To better be able to avoid injury from the police, the Skull's henchman, Greider, is ordered to steal the chain-mail armor from the Shining Knight.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Synopsis added by Craig Delich 9-17-08.

Chapter 6: The Murderer Who Couldn't Be Hanged (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Ed Dobrotka
Inks
Ed Dobrotka
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Speedy [Roy Harper]; The Skull (villain); Bill "Porky" Johnson (villain, death); Dr. Boggs
Synopsis
Green Arrow and Speedy must halt the Skull's plan to steal a machine that brings about perpetual youth.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Synopsis added by Craig Delich 9-17-08.

[The Miracles That Money Couldn't Buy, Conclusion] (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Ed Dobrotka
Inks
Ed Dobrotka
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Seven Soldiers of Victory [Shining Knight [Sir Justin]; Stripesy [Pat Dugan]; Star-Spangled Kid [Sylvester Pemberton]; Crimson Avenger [Lee Travis]; Wing; Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Speedy [Roy Harper]; Vigilante [Greg Sanders]; Winged Victory]; The Skull (villain, death); Bronco Slade (villain); Dr. Boggs; Roscoe Meek
Synopsis
The Law's Legionaires confront the Skull for a showdown match with him before he can use the machine his aide had stolen to give him perpetual life.
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Indexer Notes

Synopsis added by Craig Delich 9-17-08.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

Laffs / cartoon / 0.5 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
Joe's always advertising!
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

3 gags. Sequence added per Matt Torrance.

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

Comic Cavalcade / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Three Times Loser (Table of Contents: 12)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Eric Carter (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure

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

Ha Ha Ha / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Johnny Benson - Your conduct has been so bad...
Genre
humor

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

Dizzy Data / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Early American superstition called for the stealing of a wash-rag...
Genre
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

3 factoids. Signed: "Cpl. Geo. Papp." Sequence added per Matt Torrance.

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

World's Finest Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

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

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
Gee - That looks nice and easy!
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Sequence added per Matt Torrance.

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

Billy and His Boss / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Turning out tanks for the army is a noisy business...
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Sequence added per Matt Torrance.

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

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

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

Charles Atlas / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Miracles That Money Couldn't Buy
    Seven Soldiers of Victory
  2. 1. Editorial Advisory Board
  3. 2. Salute
    Good Books Worth Reading
  4. 3. The Miracles That Money Couldn't Buy
    Seven Soldiers of Victory
  5. 4. Chapter 2: The Case of the Criminal Vigilante
    The Vigilante; Seven Soldiers of Victory
  6. 5. Chapter III: Diamond of Doom!
    Seven Soldiers of Victory; The Star-Spangled Kid
  7. 6. Chapt. IV: Death Among the Stars!
    Seven Soldiers of Victory; The Crimson Avenger
  8. 7. Chapter 5: Knight Without Armor
    Seven Soldiers of Victory; The Shining Knight
  9. 8. Chapter 6: The Murderer Who Couldn't Be Hanged
    Green Arrow; Seven Soldiers of Victory
  10. 9. [The Miracles That Money Couldn't Buy, Conclusion]
    Seven Soldiers of Victory
  11. 10. ["Joe's always advertising!"]
    Laffs
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Comic Cavalcade
  13. 12. Three Times Loser
  14. 13. ["Johnny Benson - Your conduct has been so bad..."]
    Ha Ha Ha
  15. 14. ["Early American superstition called for the stealing of a wash-rag..."]
    Dizzy Data
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    World's Finest Comics
  17. 16. ["Gee - That looks nice and easy!"]
    Jerry the Jitterbug
  18. 17. ["Turning out tanks for the army is a noisy business..."]
    Billy and His Boss
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Wonders of Science, Simplified
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    Charles Atlas
This issue was modified by, among others
  • Katie
  • Peter Croome
  • Craig Delich
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Per Sandell
  • Jim Stangas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • John Wells