(Winter 1944)

DC, 1941 Series
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Price
0.15 USD
Pages
84
Indicia frequency
quarterly
On-sale date
1944-10-24
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 / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Burnley
Inks
Charles Paris
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.

[Music for the Masses] (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Don C. 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]; Lois Lane; Mr. Holloway (store floor walker); Jimmy Royce; Doris Dawson; Sue; George Cummings (music publisher); J. Wilbur Wolfingham (villain)
Synopsis
A young unpublished songwriter heads for the big city in order to sell some of his snappy tunes, but no one agrees to give him a chance until Wilbur Wolfingham steps into the scene, and Superman has to take a hand to see that the young man is not fleeced, but given the opportunity to strut his stuff before a noted publisher.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art credits by Bob Hughes. Writer credit by Craig Delich.

Story title from table of contents.

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

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Secret of the Vulnerable Vault! (Table of Contents: 4)

The Green Arrow / comic story / 10 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

Here They Come! (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Lionel / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Bursting Banks! (Table of Contents: 6)

Zatara / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Zatara

Sport Short (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Thom McAn / advertisement / 2 pages (report information)

The Good Nazis! (Table of Contents: 8)

Boy Commandos / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Louis Cazeneuve
Inks
Louis Cazeneuve
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

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

Indexer Notes

Potential letters credit from Todd Klein via his Klein Letters blog (19 September 2016, http://kleinletters.com/Blog/ira-schnapp-in-worlds-finest-comics-part-2/).

Perfect Alibi (Table of Contents: 9)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Miller [as Jesse Merlan]
Letters
typeset

Fantastic Fans! (Table of Contents: 10)

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

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

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

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Bob Hughes.

Pilots Are Where You Find Them! (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
John Daly (signed)
Inks
John Daly (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
adventure
Characters
Johnny Everyman

Indexer Notes

Letters credit from Todd Klein via his Klein Letters blog (19 September 2016, http://kleinletters.com/Blog/ira-schnapp-in-worlds-finest-comics-part-2/).

Flying Models of Famous Fighter Planes (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Mountaineers of Crime! (Table of Contents: 13)

Batman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Alvin Schwartz
Pencils
Jerry Robinson [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Inks
Jerry Robinson [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Mr. Minton (plant executive); Edmund Sneeves (archaeologist); The McKees [Jeb; rest unnamed]; the Chatfields [Ike (plant foreman); rest unnamed]; Dave (villain); Snuffy (villain); Burly (villain); Nocky Johnson (villain)
Synopsis
Batman and Robin become involved in a deadly rivalry between two country families, instigated by a man who hoodwinked one of the clans to help steal lens-grinding machines and hold them for ransom.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writer credit confirmed by Alvin Schwartz in June 2005 to Bob Hughes. Letters credit from Todd Klein via his Klein Letters blog (19 September 2016, http://kleinletters.com/Blog/ira-schnapp-in-worlds-finest-comics-part-2/).

The feature logo is just "Batman."

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Let's Go to College / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Private Pete / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils
Henry Boltinoff
Inks
Henry Boltinoff
Letters
Henry Boltinoff

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Private Pete, a Captain Smithers is coming over this afternoon.
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

Captain Tootsie and the Toy Cannon (Table of Contents: 16) (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
  2. 1. The World's Finest Heroes Go to Town in the World's Finest Action Stories!
  3. 2. [Music for the Masses]
    Superman
  4. 3. ["All right -- I get it!"]
    Wheaties
  5. 4. The Secret of the Vulnerable Vault!
    The Green Arrow
  6. 5. Here They Come!
    Lionel
  7. 6. The Bursting Banks!
    Zatara
  8. 7. Sport Short
    Thom McAn
  9. 8. The Good Nazis!
    Boy Commandos
  10. 9. Perfect Alibi
  11. 10. Fantastic Fans!
    The Star-Spangled Kid
  12. 11. Pilots Are Where You Find Them!
    Johnny Everyman
  13. 12. Flying Models of Famous Fighter Planes
    Wheaties
  14. 13. The Mountaineers of Crime!
    Batman
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Let's Go to College
  16. 15. ["Private Pete, a Captain Smithers is coming over this afternoon."]
    Private Pete
  17. 16. Captain Tootsie and the Toy Cannon
    Captain Tootsie; Tootsie VM
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Keith Chandler
  • Craig Delich
  • Bob Hughes
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • 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