(Summer 1943)

DC, 1941 Series
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Price
0.15 USD
Pages
92
Indicia Frequency
quarterly
On-sale Date
1943-04-24
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
World's Best Comics Co.
Brand
A Superman DC Publication
Editing
Jack Schiff (uncredited)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Kirby (Boy Commandos figures, see notes); Ed Dobrotka ?; Howard Sherman ?; Ed Kressy (sourced) (see notes); ? (see notes)
Inks
Joe Simon (Boy Commandos figures, see notes); Ed Dobrotka ?; Howard Sherman ?; Ed Kressy (sourced) (see notes); ? (see notes)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

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

Boy Commandos figures taken from the cover of Boy Commandos (DC, 1942 series) #1 (Winter 1942-1943). Other figures may be stats taken from interior stories.

A previous indexer credited Dick Sprang on the Batman and Robin figures. The Batman and Robin figures are from Ed Kressy, an early collaborator of Dick Sprang. Sprang verified the Batman and Robin figure credits with Craig Delich at a convention in Kansas City. Sprang also states the figures originated from Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #78 (August 1943). The story from issue 78 was prepared by Sprang and Kressy in 1941 and stockpiled in case that Bob Kane was drafted for the Second World War. These figures would be reused in Batman (DC, 1940 series) #18 (August-September 1943) using just Kressy's layouts. Sprang finished the figures, giving them a slightly different pose and look.

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

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (illustrations)
Inks
? (illustrations)
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) (sourced) (see notes)
Pencils
Ed Dobrotka (ghosted for Joe Shuster) (signed as Joe Shuster) (sourced) (see notes)
Inks
John Sikela (ghosted for Joe Shuster) (signed as Joe Shuster) (sourced) (see notes)
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp ?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Lois Lane; Superman [Clark Kent]; 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!
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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
Harold Sherman (signed as Hal Sherman)
Inks
Harold Sherman (signed as 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
Joe Sulman (signed as Joseph Sulmnan)
Inks
Joe Sulman (signed as Joseph Sulmnan)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Zatara [Giovanni "John" 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 (signed)
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 Murmansk (Table of Contents: 9)

The Boy Commandos / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Order of the Day: Attack Hidden Nazi submarine base on Norwegian coast...
Genre
adventure; war
Characters
The Boy Commandos [Brooklyn; Rip Carter; André Chavard; Jan Haasan; Alfy Twidgett]; Comrade Ostrov; Major Wolfe; Nazis
Reprints

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

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

Script
Jack Farr (sourced)
Pencils
Jack Farr (sourced)
Inks
Jack Farr (sourced)
Colors
?
Letters
Jack Farr (sourced)

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

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

Batman; The 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 (signed)
Inks
John Daly (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
war
Characters
Sgt. Pat Martin

The Saboteur (Table of Contents: 13)

text story / 1.67 pages (report information)

Script
Ted Udall (credited as Tod 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)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Cliff Young (signed)
Inks
Steve Brodie (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen ?

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 (signed)
Inks
Stan Kaye (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; military
Characters
Drafty

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

Batman and Robin / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Jerry Robinson (ghosted for Bob Kane) (signed as Bob Kane)
Inks
George Roussos
Colors
George Roussos (sourced)
Letters
Sam Rosen ?

Feature Logo
Batman with Robin - The Boy Wonder [40's face]
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.
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Keywords
Batplane; Batplane (rogue imitation used by the villain); Gem Theater; Gotham City; Gotham Gazette

[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)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Batman and Robin; The Boy Commandos; Green Arrow; The Star-Spangled Kid; Superman
  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 Murmansk
    The Boy Commandos
  11. 10. ["Omigosh! -- I can't be that big?"]
    Super-Sleuth McFooey
  12. 11. This Proves It!
    Batman; The 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!
    Green Arrow
  17. 16. Among Their Souvenirs!
    Drafty
  18. 17. Man with the Camera Eyes
    Batman and Robin
  19. 18. ["Hey, Bill! Give us a ride?"]
    Binnacle Bill, the Whaler
  20. 19. The Tootsie Roll of Honor
    Tootsie Roll
This issue was modified by, among others
  • Katie
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Nick Caputo
  • Steve Dasinger
  • Craig Delich
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Jochen G.
  • Matthew Head
  • Jerry Hillegas (R.I.P.)
  • Bob Hughes
  • John Monagle
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Michael Vance