(Summer 1944)

DC, 1941 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
quarterly
On-sale Date
1944-05-31
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
World's Best Comics Co.
Brand
A Superman DC Publication
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (editor)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

The Hard-Luck Hat! (Table of Contents)

Seven Soldiers of Victory / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Louis Cazeneuve
Inks
Louis Cazeneuve
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Seven Soldiers of Victory [Vigilante; Green Arrow; Shining Knight; Crimson Avenger; Star-Spangled Kid]
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Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

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

The Hard-Luck Hat! Chapter 1 (Table of Contents: 3)

Seven Soldiers of Victory / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Samachson
Pencils
Arturo Cazeneuve
Inks
Arturo Cazeneuve
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Seven Soldiers of Victory [Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Speedy [Roy Harper]; The Crimson Avenger [Lee Travis]; The Shining Knight [Sir Justin]; Vigilante [Greg Sanders]; Star-Spangled Kid [Sylvester Pemberton]; Stripesy [Pat Dugan]]; Wing; Handsome Harry (villain, introduction); Shifty (villain); Sam (villain); Bull (villain)
Synopsis
Handsome Harry goes out to survey his criminal domain, but has to return home for his "lucky hat." When the Law's Legionnaires capture his mob, Harry escapes, but his hat blows away...a hat that will weave a different story for each person into whose possession it will fall.
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Chapter 2: The Banker and the Bandit! (Table of Contents: 4)

The Star-Spangled Kid and Stripesy; Seven Soldiers of Victory / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Samachson
Pencils
Arturo Cazeneuve
Inks
Arturo Cazeneuve
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Star-Spangled Kid [Sylvester Pemberton]; Stripesy [Pat Dugan]; Mr. Pemberton; King-Pin Kong (villain, introduction); J. Billington Biker (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Banker Biker just so happens to purchase the runaway hat, but soon agrees to a scheme with King-Pin Kong to knock off his own bank and split the take with the felon. They are apprehended, but the hat remains at Biker's mansion, thus bringing bad luck to him.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Chapter 3: Muggs at Mealtime! (Table of Contents: 6)

The Vigilante; Seven Soldiers of Victory / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Samachson
Pencils
Arturo Cazeneuve
Inks
Arturo Cazeneuve
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Vigilante [Greg Sanders]; Gas-Pipe Grogan (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
The hat now falls into the possession of Gas-Pipe Grogan, who has just purchased Biker's mansion. Grogan comes upon the idea of being the sole provider of salt to restaurants, who have to pay his price or do without. But when the Vigilante overhears the crooks trying to avoid paying their fair share of taxes on the scheme, he steps in to halt the racket...but the hat blows away.
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Chapter 4: Absent-Minded Victim! (Table of Contents: 7)

The Crimson Avenger and Wing; Seven Soldiers of Victory / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Samachson
Pencils
Arturo Cazeneuve
Inks
Arturo Cazeneuve
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Crimson Avenger [Lee Travis]; Wing; Mr. Chumley; Bozo (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
The hat now falls into the hands of a criminal named Bozo, who recognizes it at once as belonging to Grogan. However, he leaves it in a barbershop, and it is picked up by Lee Travis, who changes to the Crimson Avenger to investigate its owner, who is trying to take over an antique store by convincing the owner that he doesn't know him. After stopping the plot, Travis throws the hat into the trash.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Popsicle / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Chapter 5: The High-Hatted House! (Table of Contents: 9)

Seven Soldiers of Victory; The Shining Knight / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Samachson
Pencils
Arturo Cazeneuve
Inks
Arturo Cazeneuve
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Shining Knight [Sir Justin]; John Harrison; Mary Harrison; Jimmy Harrison; Bopper (villain, introduction); two unnamed convicts (villains, introduction)
Synopsis
By a trick of fate, the wind blows the hat onto the roof of an inventor's home and is spotted by a group of crooks who just escaped from prison. When the crooks over-power the inventor, it's Winged Victory that takes the hat off the roof and uses it to confound the crooks and allow for their capture. The hat, however, is discarded and lays in wait to play a role in the fortunes of someone else.
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Chapter 6: The Dummy Director! (Table of Contents: 10)

The Green Arrow and Speedy; Seven Soldiers of Victory / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Samachson
Pencils
Arturo Cazeneuve
Inks
Arturo Cazeneuve
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Speedy [Roy Harper]; Wilbur Timmins; Mary Lou Timmins; Mr. Jordan; Akers (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
The hat is found by the son of a first class second-hand clothes store owner, who places it on a dummy out in front of his store. The hat and dummy all are bought by a financier, who leaves the dummy at a board of director's meeting after he resigns, but is stopped at the door by some toughs who want the stock certificate in the company. The battling bowmen stop the scheme, but the whereabouts of the hat seem to be unknown except by the financier.
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Chapter 7: Hat's Haven (Table of Contents: 11)

Seven Soldiers of Victory / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Samachson
Pencils
Arturo Cazeneuve
Inks
Arturo Cazeneuve
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Seven Soldiers of Victory [Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Speedy [Roy Harper]; Crimson Avenger [Lee Travis]; Shining Knight [Sir Justin]; Vigilante [Greg Sanders]; Star-Spangled Kid [Sylvester Pemberton]; Stripesy [Pat Dugan]]; Wing; Mrs. Biltwell; Mr. Dresser; Handsome Harry (villain)
Synopsis
Handsome Harry is out camping and spots his "lucky hat" floating down the river and retrieves it, only to find the financier's stock certificate inside. He opens a "Haven for Homeless Hoboes," and later a "Hobo College," all funded by money that Harry steals from people who donate to his cause. When Harry and his mob are arrested, they are freed on a technicality, and the Legionnaires have to find a legal way to put Harry behind bars. The hat? It becomes a nesting site for birds after Harry tosses it away.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13)

Grandpa Peters / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Tom McNamara
Pencils
Tom McNamara
Inks
Tom McNamara
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Shucks! Ashes is good fer rugs!
Genre
humor
Characters
Grandpa Peters

The Pay-Off (Table of Contents: 14)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Whitney Ellsworth
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure

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

Shorty / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Pencils
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This looks like shorty's work!
Genre
humor; military

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

Charles Atlas / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Bumbershoot Jump! (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

Captain Tootsie; Tootsie Roll / comics-form advertising / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Hard-Luck Hat!
    Seven Soldiers of Victory
  2. 1. Editorial Advisory Board
  3. 2. ["For spine-tinging action..."]
  4. 3. The Hard-Luck Hat! Chapter 1
    Seven Soldiers of Victory
  5. 4. Chapter 2: The Banker and the Bandit!
    The Star-Spangled Kid and Stripesy; Seven Soldiers of Victory
  6. 5. ["Joe loses his grip every time..."]
    Wheaties
  7. 6. Chapter 3: Muggs at Mealtime!
    The Vigilante; Seven Soldiers of Victory
  8. 7. Chapter 4: Absent-Minded Victim!
    The Crimson Avenger and Wing; Seven Soldiers of Victory
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Popsicle
  10. 9. Chapter 5: The High-Hatted House!
    Seven Soldiers of Victory; The Shining Knight
  11. 10. Chapter 6: The Dummy Director!
    The Green Arrow and Speedy; Seven Soldiers of Victory
  12. 11. Chapter 7: Hat's Haven
    Seven Soldiers of Victory
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Wheaties
  14. 13. ["Shucks! Ashes is good fer rugs!"]
    Grandpa Peters
  15. 14. The Pay-Off
  16. 15. ["This looks like shorty's work!"]
    Shorty
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Charles Atlas
  18. 17. The Bumbershoot Jump!
    Captain Tootsie; Tootsie Roll
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