(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 ?; Jack Kirby ?
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Jack Kirby ?; Joe Simon ?
Colors
?
Letters
Howard Ferguson

Genre
adventure; war
Characters
The Boy Commandos [Captain Rip Carter; Brooklyn [Dan Turpin]; Alfie Twidgett; Andre Chavard; Jan Haasan]

Indexer Notes

Kirby pencils and Simon inker or co-inker per Nick Caputo. Craig Delich credited Simon on pencils and Kirby on inks.

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
  • Nick Caputo
  • 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