(Fall 1943)

DC, 1941 Series
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Price:
0.15 USD
Pages:
92
Indicia frequency:
quarterly
On-sale date:
1943-07-24
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.


[Victory Garden] (Table of Contents)

Superman; Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Burnley
Inks:
Jack Burnley
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]
Reprints:
Keywords:
gardening; victory gardens

Indexer Notes

Cover art verified to Craig Delich by Jack Burnley.

[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 City of Hate! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils:
Ira Yarbrough [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks:
George Roussos [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Cameo: Jimmy Olsen; Ralph Denning (builder); Franklin Mallory (bank President); Dr. Morris Mowbray; Nicholas Finelli (philanthropist); The Skeptic [Charlie Frost] (villain, introduction, Daily Planet janitor, brother of late Professor Milton Frost)
Synopsis:
A deranged lunatic tries to sabotage the Daily Planet by killing four people the newspaper has selected as "The Finest People in the City" through the use of his invention, "The Hate Gas".
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Writer identification by Bob Hughes and verified by Craig Delich. Credits in Archives are wrong.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

The Little Land That Wasn't There! (Table of Contents: 4)

The Star-Spangled Kid / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Star-Spangled Kid [Sylvester Pemberton]; Stripesy [Pat Dugan]

Small Time Dictator (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Tom Ryan
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

A Day in Africa! (Table of Contents: 6)

Drafty / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; military
Characters:
Drafty; Tim

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

Wheaties / advertisement / 2 pages (report information)

Coupons of Cutthroats! (Table of Contents: 8)

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: 9)

Private Pete / 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:
Oh-oh - Rain!
Genre:
humor; military

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

Pixture Puzzles / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Sand Dunes of Death! (Table of Contents: 11)

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]

Indexer Notes

Credits by Craig Delich.

The Man Who Came Back! (Table of Contents: 12)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Keywords:
Flight Control Command

Lamp of Justice (Table of Contents: 13)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Tom Macy
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

The Criminal Who Reversed the Crime! (Table of Contents: 14)

The Green Arrow / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Speedy [Roy Harper]
Reprints:

A Thief in Time! (Table of Contents: 15)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Jerry Robinson [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Inks:
Fred Ray
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Father Time (cameo, splash only); Rob Callender (villain, introduction); Callender's gang (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis:
An obscure laboratory worker from the future creates a space time warp and arrives in Gotham City, bent on making himself a millionaire before he is drawn back into his own era.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Bat-Signal; Batman Museum; Batplane; Gotham City; Greater Gotham City; infra-red goggles; paralysis ray

Indexer Notes

Inker credit verified to Craig Delich by Jack Burnley and Fred Ray.

Oddity: Callender invents a hand generator, which produces a light-absorbing ray that obscures an area in total blackness, much like Dr. Mid-Nite's blackout bomb. Greater Gotham City existed in 2043.

The Big Eight! (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

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

Captain Tootsie Battles Monster Man! (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

Captain Tootsie; Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Victory Garden]
    Superman; Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. The City of Hate!
    Superman
  4. 3. ["Be sure to get these top favorites for the best in comics!"]
  5. 4. The Little Land That Wasn't There!
    The Star-Spangled Kid
  6. 5. Small Time Dictator
  7. 6. A Day in Africa!
    Drafty
  8. 7. Are You Pre-Flight Material?
    Wheaties
  9. 8. Coupons of Cutthroats!
    Zatara
  10. 9. ["Oh-oh - Rain!"]
    Private Pete
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Pixture Puzzles
  12. 11. Sand Dunes of Death!
    The Boy Commandos
  13. 12. The Man Who Came Back!
  14. 13. Lamp of Justice
  15. 14. The Criminal Who Reversed the Crime!
    The Green Arrow
  16. 15. A Thief in Time!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  17. 16. The Big Eight!
  18. 17. Captain Tootsie Battles Monster Man!
    Captain Tootsie; Tootsie Roll
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Kurt Mitchell
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Bob Hughes
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Hughes
  • Lou Mougin
  • Craig Delich
  • Clayton Emery
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Allen Ross