(Summer 1945)

DC, 1941 Series
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Price:
0.15 USD
Pages:
84
Indicia frequency:
quarterly
On-sale date:
1945-04-24
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 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 Junior Reporters! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger [as Jerry Siegel] (signed)
Pencils:
Sam Citron [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks:
Don Komisarow [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Perry White; Tommy Blake; Pete Blake (villain, Tommy's brother); Harvey Stratton (villain)
Synopsis:
Young newsboy Tommy Blake wants to enter the Planet's contest, "Reporter For a Day", but soon learns that his brother is involved in distributing counterfeit ration books. Superman has to step in and help Tommy write the story of his life, which earns him a spot as reporter on the Daily Planet!
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Credits from Siegel's records: Siegel and Shuster v. National Comics Publications, Inc. et al., case no. 1099 (Westchester Cty. Sup. Ct. 1947).

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

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

False Paradise for Felons! (Table of Contents: 4)

The Star-Spangled Kid / comic story / 9 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]

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Popsicle / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Toys That Live! (Table of Contents: 6)

Zatara / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Zatara

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

Daffy & Doodle / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Lit-Win
Pencils:
Lit-Win
Inks:
Lit-Win
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Oh, oh! There's Daffy right in the middle of the lake with a canoe!
Genre:
humor

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

Daffy & Doodle / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Lit-Win
Pencils:
Lit-Win
Inks:
Lit-Win
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Gosh, I sent Daffy to the bank...
Genre:
humor

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

Daffy & Doodle / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Lit-Win
Pencils:
Lit-Win
Inks:
Lit-Win
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
I'm going to the dentist, Doodle...
Genre:
humor

Lord Alfred of Upson Downs! (Table of Contents: 10)

The Boy Commandos / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
?
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]; Lord Alfred

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/).

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

Daffy & Doodle / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Lit-Win
Pencils:
Lit-Win (signed)
Inks:
Lit-Win (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
--Nothing but moths!
Genre:
humor

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

Daffy & Doodle / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Lit-Win
Pencils:
Lit-Win (signed)
Inks:
Lit-Win (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Broken glass!
Genre:
humor

Night Patrol (Table of Contents: 13)

text story / 1.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Allan Gerz
Letters:
typeset

Not to Be Repeated! (Table of Contents: 14)

public service announcement / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
advocacy

Remote Control Robbery! (Table of Contents: 15)

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:

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

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Secret of Ohain! (Table of Contents: 17)

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
Keywords:
East and West Association

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/).

[John A. Stetson] (Table of Contents: 18)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction

Specialists in Crime! (Table of Contents: 19)

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

Script:
Don Cameron
Pencils:
Dick Sprang [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Inks:
Norman Fallon
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Professor L. M. Brane (villain, introduction); Brane's thugs [Thimble; rest unnamed] (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis:
Batman and Robin face a new twist on crime: a man who hires only specialists in crime to carry out his plans.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Batmobile; Batpoon; Gotham City; Radium Institute

Indexer Notes

Credits by Craig Delich, verified by Sprang.

Robin uses a new weapon that he got for his birthday against crime called the Batpoon.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

Illinois Merchandise Mart / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 21) (Expand) /

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

Captain Tootsie Captures Red the Terror! (Table of Contents: 22) (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 Junior Reporters!
    Superman
  4. 3. ["Stop worrying!"]
    Wheaties
  5. 4. False Paradise for Felons!
    The Star-Spangled Kid
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Popsicle
  7. 6. The Toys That Live!
    Zatara
  8. 7. ["Oh, oh! There's Daffy right in the middle of the lake with a canoe!"]
    Daffy & Doodle
  9. 8. ["Gosh, I sent Daffy to the bank..."]
    Daffy & Doodle
  10. 9. ["I'm going to the dentist, Doodle..."]
    Daffy & Doodle
  11. 10. Lord Alfred of Upson Downs!
    The Boy Commandos
  12. 11. ["--Nothing but moths!"]
    Daffy & Doodle
  13. 12. ["Broken glass!"]
    Daffy & Doodle
  14. 13. Night Patrol
  15. 14. Not to Be Repeated!
  16. 15. Remote Control Robbery!
    The Green Arrow
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Wheaties
  18. 17. The Secret of Ohain!
    Johnny Everyman
  19. 18. [John A. Stetson]
    Billy Brand
  20. 19. Specialists in Crime!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  21. 20. [no title indexed]
    Illinois Merchandise Mart
  22. 21. ["Be sure to get these top favorites for the best in comics!"]
  23. 22. Captain Tootsie Captures Red the Terror!
    Captain Tootsie; Tootsie Roll
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • 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