(Fall 1943)

DC, 1941 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
60
Indicia Frequency
quarterly
On-sale Date
1943-08-31
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
World's Best Comics Co.
Brand
A Superman DC Publication
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited as F. W. Ellsworth) (editor); Mort Weisinger (actual editor)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration. On-sale date of September 3 in ad in Adventure Comics #88.

Art credits for all chapters of the Seven Soldiers of Victory story changed from Joe Kubert to Jon Small / Maurice Del Bourgo due to Kubert's denial to Scott Nybakken at DC that he had done any of the art in this issue. All synopses and art credits added by Craig Delich.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Seven Soldiers of Victory / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jon Small
Inks
Maurice Del Bourgo
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Go back through the centuries with the Seven Soldiers of Victory!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Seven Soldiers of Victory [Shining Knight; Stripesy; Star-Spangled Kid; Crimson Avenger; Green Arrow; Speedy; Vigilante]; Wing; The Dummy (villain)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art revisions by Craig Delich (March 8, 2007).

PX (Table of Contents: 1)

Good Books Worth Reading / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Josette Frank
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Page also includes Supermen of America message from "Clark Kent," Superman's Secret Message, the Editorial Advisory Board, the listing of DC titles, and indicia. Inside front cover.

Chapter 1: Exiles in Time! (Table of Contents: 2)

Seven Soldiers of Victory / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Samachson
Pencils
Jon Small
Inks
Maurice Del Bourgo
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Seven Soldiers of Victory [Shining Knight [Sir Justin]; Stripesy [Pat Dugan]; Star-Spangled Kid [Sylvester Pemberton]; Crimson Avenger [Lee Travis]; Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Speedy [Roy Harper]; Vigilante [Greg Sanders]]; Winged Victory; Dummy (villain); Gat Gunn (villain); Blinky (villain)
Synopsis
Upset with the fact that the Sevon Soldiers seem to be wise to his vast criminal organization's plans, the Dummy, with the use of time machine, sends each of the Legionaires to a different era in the past.
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Chapter II: The Queen's Necklace! (Table of Contents: 3)

Green Arrow; Seven Soldiers of Victory / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Samachson
Pencils
Jon Small
Inks
Maurice Del Bourgo
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Speedy [Roy Harper]; Three Musketeers [Porthos; Athos; Aramis]; Queen of France; King of France
Synopsis
Green Arrow and Speedy are hurled back into the days of the Three Musketeers and are arrested along with the three for dueling, and because of the disappearance of the Queen's pearl necklace.
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Chapter III: Courage in Canton! (Table of Contents: 4)

Crimson Avenger and Wing; Seven Soldiers of Victory / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Samachson
Pencils
Jon Small
Inks
Maurice Del Bourgo
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Crimson Avenger [Lee Travis]; Wing; Li Ho
Synopsis
The Avenger and Wing find themselves into ancient China of 225 B.C. and meet up with an inventor, who shows them his creations. In the end, our heroes must battle the Japanese with one of that inventor's creations: gunpowder.
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Chapter 4: Voyage of the Vikings! (Table of Contents: 5)

Seven Soldiers of Victory; The Star-Spangled Kid / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Samachson
Pencils
Jon Small
Inks
Maurice Del Bourgo
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Star-Spangled Kid [Sylvester Pemberton]; Stripesy [Pat Dugan]; Eric the Red; Leif Ericson
Synopsis
The Kid and Stripesy find themselves aboard a Viking ship, helping Eric the Red battle his enemies, then agree to help him find food for his people, leading to the discovery of Vineland (America).
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Chapter 5: "Friends, Romans, Countrymen!" (Table of Contents: 6)

Vigilante; Seven Soldiers of Victory / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Samachson
Pencils
Jon Small
Inks
Maurice Del Bourgo
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Vigilante [Greg Sanders]; Julius Caesar; Marc Antony; Crassus; Shifty (villain); Rocky (villain); Danny (villain)
Synopsis
Three of the Dummy's men use the time machine to go back into the time of the ancient Romans, where Vigilante has been sent, to rob Crassus, a millionaire by contemporary standards.
Reprints

Are You "Pre-Flight" Material? (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Wheaties / advertisement / 2 pages (report information)

Chapter 6: The Legend of Leonardo! (Table of Contents: 8)

Seven Soldiers of Victory; The Shining Knight / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Samachson
Pencils
Jon Small
Inks
Maurice Del Bourgo
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Shining Knight [Sir Justin]; Winged Victory; Leonardo da Vinci; Count Ludovico (villain)
Synopsis
The Knight lands in ancient Italy to discover Da Vinci attempting to fly with one of his contraptions, and saves him from one of his enemies. Then he discovers that da Vinci has invented a time machine and the Knight decides to put it to good use.
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Chapter 7: [Conclusion] (Table of Contents: 9)

Seven Soldiers of Victory / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Samachson
Pencils
Jon Small
Inks
Maurice Del Bourgo
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Seven Soldiers of Victory [Shining Knight [Sir Justin]; Stripesy [Pat Dugan]; Star-Spangled Kid [Sylvester Pemberton]; Crimson Avenger [Lee Travis]; Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Speedy [Roy Harper]; Vigilante [Greg Sanders]]; Wing; Shifty (villain); Rocky (villain); The Dummy (villain)
Synopsis
The Shining Knight uses the time machine to bring each of the Soldiers back to the present time in order to round up the Dummy and his men.
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Head-Work (Table of Contents: 10)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Erwin
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
sports
Characters
Coach Forbes; Hap Henry; Horse
Synopsis
Coach Forbes and Hap are really upset and concerned when a member of their basketball team, named Horse, decides to transfer to a rival school, Merton. Hap is especially concerned as he knew that the coach there PAID his players!

Indexer Notes

There is a screen illustration of a girl behind the text. All info added by Craig Delich (March 8, 2007).

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

Midnight Jones / comic story / 1.75 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Whup-- Whoa-- Whuh-- Wh--
Genre
humor
Characters
Midnight Jones

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

Small-Fry / comic story / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Whatcha doin', Small-Fry?
Genre
humor

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Charles Atlas / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Big Eight! (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Go back through the centuries with the Seven Soldiers of Victory!"]
    Seven Soldiers of Victory
  2. 1. PX
    Good Books Worth Reading
  3. 2. Chapter 1: Exiles in Time!
    Seven Soldiers of Victory
  4. 3. Chapter II: The Queen's Necklace!
    Green Arrow; Seven Soldiers of Victory
  5. 4. Chapter III: Courage in Canton!
    Crimson Avenger and Wing; Seven Soldiers of Victory
  6. 5. Chapter 4: Voyage of the Vikings!
    Seven Soldiers of Victory; The Star-Spangled Kid
  7. 6. Chapter 5: "Friends, Romans, Countrymen!"
    Vigilante; Seven Soldiers of Victory
  8. 7. Are You "Pre-Flight" Material?
    Wheaties
  9. 8. Chapter 6: The Legend of Leonardo!
    Seven Soldiers of Victory; The Shining Knight
  10. 9. Chapter 7: [Conclusion]
    Seven Soldiers of Victory
  11. 10. Head-Work
  12. 11. ["Whup-- Whoa-- Whuh-- Wh--"]
    Midnight Jones
  13. 12. ["Whatcha doin', Small-Fry?"]
    Small-Fry
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Charles Atlas
  15. 14. The Big Eight!
This issue was modified by, among others
  • Katie
  • David Banuelos
  • Craig Delich
  • Bob Hughes
  • Per Sandell
  • Jim Stangas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • John Wells