(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
Pencils:
Joe Simon
Inks:
Jack Kirby
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

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

Indexer Notes

Credits by Craig Delich.

[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)

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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:
  • 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