(Spring 1945)

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:
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.


[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 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)

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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 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:
  • 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