(Summer 1943)

DC, 1941 Series
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Price:
0.15 USD
Pages:
92
Indicia frequency:
quarterly
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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman; Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder; The Green Arrow; The Star-Spangled Kid; The Boy Commandos / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Simon ? (swipes)
Inks:
Joe Simon ? (swipes)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; The Boy Commandos [Captain Rip Carter; Brooklyn [Dan Turpin]; Alfie Twidgett; Andre Chavard; Jan Haasan]; Star-Spangled Kid [Sylvester Pemberton]; Stripesy [Pat Dugan]; Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Cover vignettes: Superman (Ed Dobrotka); Star Spangled Kid and Stripesy (Hal Sherman); Green Arrow (Cliff Young); Batman and Robin (Dick Sprang and Norman Fallon); Boy Commandos (Joe Simon).

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

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

The Insect Terror! (Table of Contents: 2)

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]; Lois Lane; Perry White; The Insect Master (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis:
A new criminal succeeds in terrorizing Metropolis with hordes of insects, something he says will continue unless the citizens pay him tribute!
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Art and writer identifications by Bob Hughes. Credits in World's Finest Archives are wrong.

The Big Eight! (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

Meet Mister Gadget (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Hal Sherman
Inks:
Hal Sherman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Star-Spangled Kid [Sylvester Pemberton]; Stripesy [Pat Dugan]; Mister Gadget (vllain, introduction)

Book Larnin' (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Norman Goss
Letters:
typeset

The Man Who Made Mirages! (Table of Contents: 6)

Zatara / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joseph Sulman
Inks:
Joseph Sulman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Zatara

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

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

Shorty / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Hoolihan promised to have it today...
Genre:
humor; military

Message to Mermansk (Table of Contents: 9)

The Boy Commandos / comic story / 12 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]; the Nazis (villains)

Indexer Notes

Credits confirmed by Craig Delich.

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

Super-Sleuth McFooey / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Farr
Pencils:
Jack Farr
Inks:
Jack Farr
Colors:
?
Letters:
Jack Farr

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Omigosh! -- I can't be that big?
Genre:
humor
Characters:
Super-Sleuth McFooey

Indexer Notes

All credits by Craig Delich.

This Proves It! (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Batman; Boy Commandos; Superman / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Bring 'Em Back Alive! (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Daly
Inks:
John Daly
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war
Characters:
Sgt. Pat Martin

The Saboteur (Table of Contents: 13)

text story / 1.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Ted Lowry
Letters:
typeset

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

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

The Eye of Sheba! (Table of Contents: 15)

The Green Arrow / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Cliff Young
Inks:
Steve Brodie
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Speedy [Roy Harper]; Joseph Vance; Big Max (villain)
Reprints:

Among Their Souvenirs! (Table of Contents: 16)

Drafty / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; military
Characters:
Drafty

Man with the Camera Eyes (Table of Contents: 17)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 12 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]; Henri Longvieux; Oliver Hunt (introduction); Dude Fay (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
Oliver Hunt is tired of being tabbed "The Man With the Camera Eyes," so he joins up with a known gang in Gotham City to help them commit crimes: as long as there is no murder or mayhem committed.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Batplane; Batplane (rogue imitation used by the villain); Gem Theater; Gotham City; Gotham Gazette

Indexer Notes

Colorist credit by Craig Delich.

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

Binnacle Bill, the Whaler / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Hey, Bill! Give us a ride?
Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

The Tootsie Roll of Honor (Table of Contents: 19) (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; The Green Arrow; The Star-Spangled Kid; The Boy Commandos
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. The Insect Terror!
    Superman
  4. 3. The Big Eight!
  5. 4. Meet Mister Gadget
    The Star-Spangled Kid
  6. 5. Book Larnin'
  7. 6. The Man Who Made Mirages!
    Zatara
  8. 7. ["Be sure to get these top favorites for the best in comics!"]
  9. 8. ["Hoolihan promised to have it today..."]
    Shorty
  10. 9. Message to Mermansk
    The Boy Commandos
  11. 10. ["Omigosh! -- I can't be that big?"]
    Super-Sleuth McFooey
  12. 11. This Proves It!
    Batman; Boy Commandos; Superman
  13. 12. Bring 'Em Back Alive!
    Martin of the Marines
  14. 13. The Saboteur
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
  16. 15. The Eye of Sheba!
    The Green Arrow
  17. 16. Among Their Souvenirs!
    Drafty
  18. 17. Man with the Camera Eyes
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  19. 18. ["Hey, Bill! Give us a ride?"]
    Binnacle Bill, the Whaler
  20. 19. The Tootsie Roll of Honor
    Tootsie Roll
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Bob Hughes
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Matthew Head
  • Gregory Fischer
  • John Monagle
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Hughes
  • Lou Mougin
  • Craig Delich
  • Clayton Emery
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Allen Ross