(Winter 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 / 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 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A young unpublished songwriter heads for the big city in order to sell some of his snappy tunes, but no one agrees to give him a chance until Wilbur Wolfingham steps into the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
Inks:
John Daly
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:
  • 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