(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:
?
Pencils:
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]; the Nazis (villains)

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 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)

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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:
  • Bob Hughes
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Craig Delich
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Hughes
  • Lou Mougin
  • Craig Delich
  • Clayton Emery
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Allen Ross