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

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Kirby; Ed Dobrotka ?;Howard Sherman ?; ? (see notes)
Inks
Joe Simon; Ed Dobrotka ?; Howard Sherman ?; ? (see notes)
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

Boy Commandos figures taken from the cover of Boy Commandos # 1; Other figures may be stats taken from interior stories. Previous indexer credited Dick Sprang on Batman and Robin but this pre-dates his first known Batman credit.

[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)
Pencils
Ed Dobrotka [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks
John Sikela [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp ?

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 (signed)
Inks
Hal Sherman (signed)
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 (signed)
Inks
Joseph Sulman (signed)
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 (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 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
Howard Ferguson

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 (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 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 (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 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
Sam Rosen ?

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)

Editing
Related Scans
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:
  • Nick Caputo
  • 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