(Winter 1943)

DC, 1941 Series
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Price
0.15 USD
Pages
92
Indicia frequency
quarterly
On-sale date
1943-10-23
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. On-sale date of October 27 in ad in Detective Comics #82.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Jack Burnley
Inks
Jack Burnley
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]
Reprints
Keywords
Bat-iceboat

Indexer Notes

Art credits confirmed 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 back cover.

The Man Who Stole a Reputation! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Don C. Cameron [as 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; Mr. Gerkin (Link's boss); The Lynx [Lester Link] (introduction); Tornadi (villain); Pig-Eye (villain); Baby-Face (villain)
Synopsis
Mild mannered Lester Link, upset that he is squandering away his life for a mere pittance, quits his job and declares himself to reporters Lane and Kent that he is the secret ruler of the underworld. The underworld gang bosses, however, have something to say about that!
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Get Going Full Speed Ahead (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

When Stripesy Went to College! (Table of Contents: 4)

The Star-Spangled Kid / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

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

Where There's a Will (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Tom Hart
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Sub Ahoy! (Table of Contents: 6)

Drafty / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre
military; humor
Characters
Drafty; Tim

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

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

Bobby Meets a Brownie! (Table of Contents: 8)

Zatara / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Zatara

Indexer Notes

Joseph Sulman art credits removed by Craig Delich. Writer credit verified by Fox in the pages of Alter Ego #14 (April 2002) in which a portion of the original script is reproduced.

Look! Batman and Robin Are in the Movies! (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

Batman and Robin / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Baffling Mystery of the Gruesome Affair of " Oh Yeah- So What?" (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

Genre
humor; crime
Characters
Super-Sleuth McFooey

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich.

Golden Victory (Table of Contents: 11)

The Boy Commandos / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Simon ?
Pencils
Joe Simon
Inks
Marvin Stein ?
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

Credits by Craig Delich.

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

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
Gosh! That's a pretty a tough workout...
Genre
humor; military

The Sea Serpent of Sand Burr Beach! (Table of Contents: 13)

Dover and Clover / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Henry Boltinoff ?; Whitney Ellsworth ?
Pencils
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Henry Boltinoff

Genre
humor
Characters
Dover; Clover

Indexer Notes

Possible Ellsworth script credit added by Craig Delich. Letterer credit also added by Craig Delich.

Titled "The Serpent of Sand Burr Beach!" in the table of contents.

Conquest (Table of Contents: 14)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Wes Ingals
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Includes the listing of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Superman DC Comic Magazines.

From Acid to Arson! (Table of Contents: 15)

The Green Arrow / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Speedy [Roy Harper]
Reprints
Keywords
Arrowplane (car)

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

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17)

Chief Hot Foot / 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
Expert Guide Short Order Cook
Genre
humor

Alfred Gets His Man! (Table of Contents: 18)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Dick Sprang
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Alfred Pennyworth; Slick Swade (villain, introduction); Squirrel (villain, introduction); Spud (villain, introduction); Topper (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
While shopping one day, Alfred accidentally overhears a mobster the Batman once put in jail attempt extortion on another criminal named Squirrel, so he gets involved in the apprehension of said villain and helps to recover a fortune in diamonds.
Reprints
Keywords
Gotham City; Gotham City Gazette

Indexer Notes

Last appearance of rotund Alfred in World's Finest.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

Invention Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

Des-Kit / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Captain Tootsie and the Great Jewel Robbery (Table of Contents: 21) (Expand) /

Captain Tootsie; 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
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. The Man Who Stole a Reputation!
    Superman
  4. 3. Get Going Full Speed Ahead
    Wheaties
  5. 4. When Stripesy Went to College!
    The Star-Spangled Kid
  6. 5. Where There's a Will
  7. 6. Sub Ahoy!
    Drafty
  8. 7. ["Be sure to get these top favorites for the best in comics!"]
  9. 8. Bobby Meets a Brownie!
    Zatara
  10. 9. Look! Batman and Robin Are in the Movies!
    Batman and Robin
  11. 10. The Baffling Mystery of the Gruesome Affair of " Oh Yeah- So What?"
    Super-Sleuth McFooey
  12. 11. Golden Victory
    The Boy Commandos
  13. 12. ["Gosh! That's a pretty a tough workout..."]
    Private Pete
  14. 13. The Sea Serpent of Sand Burr Beach!
    Dover and Clover
  15. 14. Conquest
  16. 15. From Acid to Arson!
    The Green Arrow
  17. 16. The Big Eight!
  18. 17. ["Expert Guide Short Order Cook"]
    Chief Hot Foot
  19. 18. Alfred Gets His Man!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    Invention Co.
  21. 20. [no title indexed]
    Des-Kit
  22. 21. Captain Tootsie and the Great Jewel Robbery
    Captain Tootsie; Tootsie Roll
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Nick Caputo
  • Bob Hughes
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • 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