(Spring 1945)

DC, 1941 Series
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Price
0.15 USD
Pages
84
Indicia frequency
quarterly
On-sale date
1945-01-23
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
World's Best Comics Co.
Brand
A Superman DC Publication
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth [as F. W. Ellsworth] (credited editor); Jack Schiff (actual editor)
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

Ellsworth credit in statement of ownership. 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
Charles Paris
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

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

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 Great Godini! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Easy Pickens (introduction); Alphonse Swing (villain, theatrical booking agent); "Three Finger" Jack Schack (villain); Sappy (villain); Gunner (villain)
Synopsis
Superman has Easy Pickens, former burglar, released from jail in his custody so that he can lead a model life as a show biz performer. However, his manager and three crooked associates are out to score big in crime and blame it on the former felon.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Based on Martin O’Hearns blog:
http://martinohearn.blogspot.com/2014/04/millie-model-by-ken-bald-and-pe...,
http://martinohearn.blogspot.com/2014/03/pete-riss-mahunter.html, and
http://martinohearn.blogspot.com/2012/03/superman-riss-or-citron.html, and comparing this story to Citron’s known work on Classics Illustrated 10 [HRN 140] and the DC Mr. District Attorney series, the pencils credit has been changed to Pete Riss. Inker credit by Bob Hughes; previously credited to Sam Citron.

The Case of the Curious Crimes (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Indexer Notes

Arrowcar is green.

This Proves It! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Batman; Boy Commandos; Superman / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

The Thieves Nobody Saw! (Table of Contents: 5)

Zatara / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Zatara

Want to Be a Champion? (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Wheaties / advertisement / 2 pages (report information)

Secret Weapon X-29! (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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

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

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/).

Young Chip (Table of Contents: 8)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Walt Adams
Letters
typeset

The Clown of Crime! (Table of Contents: 9)

The Star-Spangled Kid / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

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

Indexer Notes

Credits by Craig Delich.

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

Casey the Cop / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Pencils
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Henry Boltinoff (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
With the wife away I certainly let the place go to pot...
Genre
humor

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
Jack Liebowitz
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

World's Best Comics Inc. Owners: H Donenfeld, J.S. Liebowitz, G.F. Frank, A.I. Menin

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

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

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dedicated to the millions of American Negroes...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Johnny Everyman
Keywords
East and West Association

[George Eastman] (Table of Contents: 14)

Billy Brand / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
George Eastman

Crime Goes to College! (Table of Contents: 15)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Dick Sprang [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Inks
Norman Fallon
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Bernie (flashback); Dean Carter (college Dean, flashback); Archibald Wormser (introduction); Dr. Dreemo [Darby Deems] (villain, introduction); Dreemo's thugs [Blinky; rest unnamed] (villains, introduction for all); Mortimer Mears (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
The Dynamic Duo come face to face with a man who becomes a King of the make-believe world of dreams.....a man who preys on the thoughts of others and uses it to his financial advantage.
Reprints
Keywords
Batmobile; Gotham City; Gotham City College

Indexer Notes

Credits by Craig Delich and verified by Sprang.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

Thom McAn / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

The Weather Man / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Captain Tootsie and the Giant Cannon (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

Captain Tootsie; Tootsie Roll / 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 Great Godini!
    Superman
  4. 3. The Case of the Curious Crimes
    The Green Arrow
  5. 4. This Proves It!
    Batman; Boy Commandos; Superman
  6. 5. The Thieves Nobody Saw!
    Zatara
  7. 6. Want to Be a Champion?
    Wheaties
  8. 7. Secret Weapon X-29!
    The Boy Commandos
  9. 8. Young Chip
  10. 9. The Clown of Crime!
    The Star-Spangled Kid
  11. 10. ["With the wife away I certainly let the place go to pot..."]
    Casey the Cop
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
  13. 12. ["Be sure to get these top favorites for the best in comics!"]
  14. 13. ["Dedicated to the millions of American Negroes..."]
    Johnny Everyman
  15. 14. [George Eastman]
    Billy Brand
  16. 15. Crime Goes to College!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Thom McAn
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    The Weather Man
  19. 18. Captain Tootsie and the Giant Cannon
    Captain Tootsie; Tootsie Roll
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • 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