(Spring 1943)

DC, 1941 Series
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Price
0.15 USD
Pages
100
Indicia frequency
quarterly
On-sale date
1943-01-26
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
World's Best Comics Co.
Brand
A Superman DC Publication
Editing
Jack Schiff (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
Jack Burnley
Inks
Jack Burnley
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Knock Out the Axis with Bonds & Stamps
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Adolf Hitler; Benito Mussolini; Hideki Tojo
Reprints

[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)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

One Second to Live! (Table of Contents: 3)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Finger ? [as 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; Perry White; Sgt. Casey; Jimmy Olsen (?, cameo); Allen Cartright (death); Harold Denton (Cartright's secretary); Mr. Higgins (Cartright's former butler, death); Jane Cartright (villain)
Synopsis
The murder of a famous explorer leaves the Man of Tomorrow only one second to gather the evidence necessary to free an accused man from dying in the electric chair.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writer identification by Bob Hughes.

The Big Eight! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

Khaki and Korn! (Table of Contents: 5)

Drafty / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Stan Kaye
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; military
Characters
Drafty; Tim

The Man Who Could Make It Rain! (Table of Contents: 6)

Zatara the Master Magician / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Joseph Sulman (signed)
Inks
Joseph Sulman (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Zatara

Indexer Notes

Gardner Fox script credit removed by Craig Delich.

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

Private Pete / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
No more marching for me...
Genre
humor; military

Badge of Courage (Table of Contents: 8)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Bart Stanley
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

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

Silly Willy / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Being a bellhop is soft...
Genre
humor

Bombshell! (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Boy Commandos / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Turn Back the Clock! (Table of Contents: 11)

The Star-Spangled Kid / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Star-Spangled Kid [Sylvester Pemberton]; Stripesy [Pat Dugan]; Batman (cameo); Robin (cameo); the Joker (villain, cameo)

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Craig Delich.

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

Clancy the Cop / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hmm - I wonder if Bill Jones took my advice...
Genre
humor
Characters
Clancy the Cop

The Battle of the Big Top (Table of Contents: 13)

Boy Commandos / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Simon ?; Jack Kirby ?
Pencils
Joe Simon; Jack Kirby ?
Inks
Jack Kirby ?; Joe Simon ?
Colors
?
Letters
Howard Ferguson

Genre
adventure; war
Characters
The Boy Commandos [Captain Rip Carter; Brooklyn [Dan Turpin]; Alfie Twidgett; Andre Chavard; Jan Haasan]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Simon pencils and Kirby inks per Craig Delich. Possible Kirby assistance on pencils and Simon assistance on inks per Nick Caputo.

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

Skipper / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Yea, team!
Genre
humor

[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
Our records show you haven't made a payment...
Genre
humor

Keep 'Em Fighting! (Table of Contents: 16)

Martin of the Marines / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Daly (signed)
Inks
John Daly (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
war
Characters
Sgt. Pat Martin (introduction)

Indexer Notes

This is a patriotic strip.

Fate's Fete (Table of Contents: 17)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Norman Goss
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

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

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

Death Is the Prize (Table of Contents: 19)

The Green Arrow / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Cliff Young [as Cliff] (signed)
Inks
Steve Brodie [as Steve] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Speedy [Roy Harper]
Reprints

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

Laffs / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Here I come - Ready or not!
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

3 gags

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 21) (Expand) /

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

[Alexander the Eagle] (Table of Contents: 22)

The Flying Jeeps / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Indexer Notes

Story title from table of contents.

Crime of the Month (Table of Contents: 23)

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

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Jerry Robinson [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Inks
George Roussos
Colors
George Roussos
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Bramwell B. Bramwell (villain, introduction); Bright Guy Warner (villain, introduction); Slim Ryan (villain, introduction); Chopper Gant (villain, introduction); Muscles Hardy (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
The four top crime bosses of Gotham City are invited to Mystery Castle by the owner, Bramwell B. Bramwell, so that he can challenge them to a contest: to decide once and for all just WHO can commit the best crimes: he or them!
Reprints
Keywords
Ajax Exterminating Company; Batplane; Gotham City; Gotham Gazette; utility belt

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 24)

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

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 25) (Expand) /

American Seed Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Knock Out the Axis with Bonds & Stamps"]
    Superman; Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
  4. 3. One Second to Live!
    Superman
  5. 4. The Big Eight!
  6. 5. Khaki and Korn!
    Drafty
  7. 6. The Man Who Could Make It Rain!
    Zatara the Master Magician
  8. 7. ["No more marching for me..."]
    Private Pete
  9. 8. Badge of Courage
  10. 9. ["Being a bellhop is soft..."]
    Silly Willy
  11. 10. Bombshell!
    Boy Commandos
  12. 11. Turn Back the Clock!
    The Star-Spangled Kid
  13. 12. ["Hmm - I wonder if Bill Jones took my advice..."]
    Clancy the Cop
  14. 13. The Battle of the Big Top
    Boy Commandos
  15. 14. ["Yea, team!"]
    Skipper
  16. 15. ["Our records show you haven't made a payment..."]
    Busy Bill the Bill Collector
  17. 16. Keep 'Em Fighting!
    Martin of the Marines
  18. 17. Fate's Fete
  19. 18. ["Be sure to get these top favorites..."]
  20. 19. Death Is the Prize
    The Green Arrow
  21. 20. ["Here I come - Ready or not!"]
    Laffs
  22. 21. [no title indexed]
    Comic Cavalcade
  23. 22. [Alexander the Eagle]
    The Flying Jeeps
  24. 23. Crime of the Month
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  25. 24. [no title indexed]
  26. 25. [no title indexed]
    American Seed Co.
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Nick Caputo
  • Bob Hughes
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Gene Reed
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Jim Stangas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Hughes
  • Lou Mougin
  • Craig Delich
  • Clayton Emery
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Allen Ross