(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 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:
?

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)

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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
  • 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