(Summer 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:
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

[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:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]
Reprints:
Keywords:
swimming

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.

Desert Town! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Don Cameron [as Jerry Siegel]? (signed)
Pencils:
Joe Shuster (signed)
Inks:
George Roussos [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Jim Jaspers (prospector); James Hibbard (chemical manufacturer); Miss Sparkes; Al Bandar (villain); Ike (villain)
Synopsis:
Jim Jaspers wants to keep his town in Painted Valley a ghost town, but when criminals invade his domain (having kidnapped Lois and stolen a valuable ruby back in Metropolis) and discover his mother lode of gold, Superman has to enter the picture.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Credits from Siegel's records: Siegel and Shuster v. National Comics Publications, Inc. et al., case no. 1099 (Westchester Cty. Sup. Ct. 1947).

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

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

Grandpa Peters - By Lefty O'Grady / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Tom McNamara (signed)
Pencils:
Tom McNamara (signed)
Inks:
Tom McNamara (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
"No fair peeking..."
Genre:
humor

High Finance! (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Cliff Young [as Cliff]
Inks:
Steve Brodie [as Steve]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Popsicle / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Special Delivery! (Table of Contents: 7)

Drafty and Tim / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; military
Characters:
Drafty; Tim

No Room for Sentiment (Table of Contents: 8)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Fred Wallace
Letters:
typeset

Thuggery in the Theatre! (Table of Contents: 9)

The Star-Spangled Kid / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

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

Indexer Notes

Art credits from Craig Delich; credit previously given to Hal Sherman.

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

Molly / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Ray Houlihan (signed)
Pencils:
Ray Houlihan (signed)
Inks:
Ray Houlihan (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
"I've got an idea..."
Genre:
humor; children

Be a Magician! Turn Waste Paper Into War Weapons! (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Script:
Jack Schiff ?
Pencils:
George Roussos
Inks:
George Roussos
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
advocacy; superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]
Synopsis:
Superman puts on a special show, for 100 pounds of waste paper as an admission price, to demonstrate to the kids how that much waste paper can be transformed into 115 cardboard boxes which can hold ten 20mm shells.
Keywords:
paper salvage; waste paper

Indexer Notes

Paper drive feature, art identification by Jerry Bails.

Task Force to Tokyo (Table of Contents: 12)

The Boy Commandos / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby ? (layouts); Louis Cazeneuve
Inks:
Louis Cazeneuve
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

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

Indexer Notes

Probably illustrated from Jack Kirby layouts according to Jerry Bails.

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

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The History of the Harried Hypnotist! (Table of Contents: 14)

Zatara / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Zatara

Murder Scoop (Table of Contents: 15)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Ware
Letters:
typeset

Tops in Comics! (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

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

Salvage Scavengers! (Table of Contents: 17)

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

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Jerry Robinson [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Inks:
George Roussos
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Mr. Chipps (introduction, fisherman); Captain Moss (introduction); Jib Buckler (villain, ex-con, introduction, death)
Synopsis:
Mysterious boat sinkings and explosions, used to cover those explosions, lead the Dynamic Duo into a case involving deep sea salvaging.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Batmobile; Batplane; Gotham City

How to Make Your Body Bring You Fame ...Instead of Shame! (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

Charles Atlas / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Captain Tootsie and the Bumbershoot Jump! (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

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

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    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. Desert Town!
    Superman
  4. 3. ["Joe loses his grip every time..."]
    Wheaties
  5. 4. ["No fair peeking..."]
    Grandpa Peters - By Lefty O'Grady
  6. 5. High Finance!
    The Green Arrow
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Popsicle
  8. 7. Special Delivery!
    Drafty and Tim
  9. 8. No Room for Sentiment
  10. 9. Thuggery in the Theatre!
    The Star-Spangled Kid
  11. 10. ["I've got an idea..."]
    Molly
  12. 11. Be a Magician! Turn Waste Paper Into War Weapons!
    Superman
  13. 12. Task Force to Tokyo
    The Boy Commandos
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Wheaties
  15. 14. The History of the Harried Hypnotist!
    Zatara
  16. 15. Murder Scoop
  17. 16. Tops in Comics!
  18. 17. Salvage Scavengers!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  19. 18. How to Make Your Body Bring You Fame ...Instead of Shame!
    Charles Atlas
  20. 19. Captain Tootsie and the Bumbershoot Jump!
    Captain Tootsie; Tootsie Roll
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Kurt Mitchell
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Lionel English
  • Bob Hughes
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Hughes
  • Lou Mougin
  • Craig Delich
  • Clayton Emery
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Allen Ross