(Fall 1944)

DC, 1941 Series
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Price
0.15 USD
Pages
84
Indicia frequency
quarterly
On-sale date
1944-07-25
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.


[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

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 Rubber Band (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel ? (signed)
Pencils
Jon Small ? [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks
George Roussos ? [as Joe Shuster] (signed); Joe Shuster (touch-ups) (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Perry White; Ben Stanger; Derby Bowser (villain, death); Johnny (villain); Crusher (villain)
Synopsis
After Derby Bowser is released from prison, his car suffers two blown out tires, which gives him an idea for a new racket: steal new tires from government shipments and sell them on the black market!
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Pencils and inks credits from Bob Hughes. We previously credited the art to John Sikela (as per the Archives reprint), then to George Roussos with an unknown inker (per Pat Lang). Shuster touch-ups added by Craig Delich.

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

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Shelter for Shenanigans! (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Jon Small
Inks
Jon Small
Colors
?
Letters
?

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

Too Hot to Handle! (Table of Contents: 5)

Zatara / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure
Characters
Zatara

150 Mile Race to Save a Nation! (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Thom McAn / advertisement / 2 pages (report information)

The Respectable Burglars! (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Maurice del Bourgo
Inks
Maurice del Bourgo
Colors
?
Letters
?

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

Jungle Incident (Table of Contents: 8)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Arthur Brent
Letters
typeset

Iss Ve Not Der Supermen? (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
Joe Simon ?; Jack Kirby ?
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Joe Simon ? Louis Cazeneuve ?
Colors
?
Letters
Howard Ferguson

Genre
adventure; war
Characters
The Boy Commandos [Captain Rip Carter; Brooklyn [Dan Turpin]; Alfie Twidgett; Andre Chavard; Jan Haasan]; the Nazis (villains)

Indexer Notes

The Jack Kirby Checklist credits Simon and Kirby on art. Previous indexer credited Louis Cazeneuve on pencils.

The Camera of Mei-Lan! (Table of Contents: 10)

Johnny Everyman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
John Daly
Inks
John Daly
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Johnny Everyman

Actually Fly (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Men Who Died Twice! (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Script
Don C. Cameron
Pencils
Jerry Robinson [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Inks
Jerry Robinson [as Bob Kane] (signed); George Roussos (backgrounds)
Colors
?
Letters
George Roussos ?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Dr. McFloy (prison physician); Killer Halsey (villain, death); Machine Gun Kale (villain, death); Lynx Larsen (villain, death); Mr. Mennekin (villain); Duke Welsh (villain, also disguised as Killer Halsey); Stoney Hix (villain, also disguised as Lynx Larsen); Turtle Krall [also disguised as Machine Gun Kale] (villain)
Synopsis
The death and sudden "re-appearance" of three executed killers in a series of crime sprees baffles the Caped Crimefighters until a tell-tale clue leads them to the criminal behind the scheme.
Reprints
Keywords
Bat-Signal; Batmobile; Gotham City; The Gotham Gazette

Indexer Notes

Writer identification by Bob Hughes.

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

Metro Publications / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

How Joe's Body Brought Him Fame Instead of Shame (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Charles Atlas / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Captain Tootsie Battles Monster Man! (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
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. The Rubber Band
    Superman
  4. 3. ["The leaflets tell 'em..."]
    Wheaties
  5. 4. Shelter for Shenanigans!
    The Star-Spangled Kid
  6. 5. Too Hot to Handle!
    Zatara
  7. 6. 150 Mile Race to Save a Nation!
    Thom McAn
  8. 7. The Respectable Burglars!
    The Green Arrow
  9. 8. Jungle Incident
  10. 9. Iss Ve Not Der Supermen?
    The Boy Commandos
  11. 10. The Camera of Mei-Lan!
    Johnny Everyman
  12. 11. Actually Fly
    Wheaties
  13. 12. The Men Who Died Twice!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Metro Publications
  15. 14. How Joe's Body Brought Him Fame Instead of Shame
    Charles Atlas
  16. 15. Captain Tootsie Battles Monster Man!
    Captain Tootsie; Tootsie VM
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Craig Delich
  • Nick Caputo
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Bob Hughes
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Hughes
  • Lou Mougin
  • Craig Delich
  • Clayton Emery
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Allen Ross