(Spring 1944)

DC, 1941 Series
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Price
0.15 USD
Pages
84
Indicia frequency
quarterly
On-sale date
1944-01-25
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
World's Best Comics Co.
Brand
A Superman DC Publication
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth [as F. W. Ellsworth] (credited editor); Jack Schiff (actual editor)
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

Ellsworth credit in statement of ownership. On-sale date from copyright registration.


Fight Paper Waste - And Hang One on the Paper-Hanger of Berlin! (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

Indexer Notes

Art credits confirmed by Burnley.

The World's Finest Heroes Go to Town in the World's Finest Action Stories! (Table of Contents: 1)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

The Freedom of the Press! (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]; Perry White; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Sanford (Planet's copy chief, introduction); Sam Greene (Planet's foreman of composing room, introduction); Matt Worth (Planet's boss pressman, introduction); Pete Gluyas (Planet's delivery truck boss); Honey Dale (Planet reporter and niece of the publisher, introduction); Happy (Planet's camerman, introduction); Emery "Emperor" Auslinger (villain, introduction); Delmar "Dice" Dimant (villain, introduction); The Rattler [Rex Ratlan] (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Lois and Clark are given the assignment to write a special story concerning the staff of the Daily Planet, but gangsters try to stop the Planet from publishing that 100th Anniversary issue.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits in Archives are wrong.

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

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Stars of the Silver Screen! (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Hal Sherman (signed)
Inks
Hal Sherman (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

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

Knotty Problem (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Clem Warren
Letters
typeset

A Wreath for Sir Edgar of Wimpledowne (Table of Contents: 6)

The Boy Commandos / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Simon ?; Jack Kirby ?
Pencils
Joe Simon (signed); Jack Kirby (signed) ?
Inks
Jack Kirby (signed); Joe Simon (signed) ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

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

Indexer Notes

Simon pencils and Kirby inks per Craig Delich. Nick Caputo suspects Kirby may have been involved in some of the pencils and Simon in the inks.

Commando Training with Thom McAn (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Thom McAn / advertisement / 2 pages (report information)

Straight from the Cannon's Mouth! (Table of Contents: 8)

Drafty / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Stan Kaye (signed)
Inks
Stan Kaye (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; military
Characters
Drafty; Tim

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

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

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

Alfred / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jerry Robinson
Inks
George Roussos
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Paper, paper everywhere...
Genre
advocacy
Characters
Alfred Pennyworth; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]
Synopsis
Americans are urged to collect waste paper for the war effort

Siege! (Table of Contents: 11)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Bill Wayne
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Blazing Gold! (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Cliff Young [as Cliff] (signed)
Inks
Steve Brodie [as Steve] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

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

Crime's Most Embarrassing Moments! (Table of Contents: 13)

Zatara / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
William F. White
Inks
William F. White
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Zatara

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.67 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15)

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

The Curse of Isis! (Table of Contents: 16)

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

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Jack Burnley [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Inks
George Roussos; Ray Burnley (backgrounds)
Colors
?
Letters
Betty Bentley

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Mike; Jack; Swami Pravhor (villain, introduction); Gouger (villain, introduction); Sam (villain, introduction); Muggsy (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
A mysterious swami uses the threat of a false curse to try and obtain some rabbit's foot lucky charms from some sailors that he had secretly planted a fortune in diamonds in.
Reprints
Keywords
Gotham City; Gotham Gazette; Gotham News

Indexer Notes

Art credits confirmed by Burnley.

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

The Weather Man / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Captain Tootsie and the Secret Weapon! (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Fight Paper Waste - And Hang One on the Paper-Hanger of Berlin!
    Superman; Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  2. 1. The World's Finest Heroes Go to Town in the World's Finest Action Stories!
  3. 2. The Freedom of the Press!
    Superman
  4. 3. ["No planes approaching, Sarg..."]
    Wheaties
  5. 4. The Stars of the Silver Screen!
    The Star-Spangled Kid
  6. 5. Knotty Problem
  7. 6. A Wreath for Sir Edgar of Wimpledowne
    The Boy Commandos
  8. 7. Commando Training with Thom McAn
    Thom McAn
  9. 8. Straight from the Cannon's Mouth!
    Drafty
  10. 9. ["Be sure to get these top favorites for the best in comics!"]
  11. 10. ["Paper, paper everywhere..."]
    Alfred
  12. 11. Siege!
  13. 12. Blazing Gold!
    The Green Arrow
  14. 13. Crime's Most Embarrassing Moments!
    Zatara
  15. 14. ["Look for this trade mark..."]
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
  17. 16. The Curse of Isis!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    The Weather Man
  19. 18. Captain Tootsie and the Secret Weapon!
    Captain Tootsie; Tootsie Roll
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Lionel English
  • Keith Chandler
  • Nick Caputo
  • Bob Hughes
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Shad Z. Daly
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Hughes
  • Lou Mougin
  • Craig Delich
  • Clayton Emery
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Allen Ross