(Spring 1944)

DC, 1941 Series
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Price:
0.15 USD
Pages:
84
Indicia frequency:
quarterly
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.


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 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 (signed)
Pencils:
Joe Simon (signed)
Inks:
Jack Kirby (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

Credits by Craig Delich.

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)

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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:
  • Lionel English
  • Keith Chandler
  • 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