(Fall 1945)

DC, 1941 Series
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Price:
0.15 USD
Pages:
76
Indicia frequency:
quarterly
On-sale date:
1945-07-24
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:
Dick Sprang; Jack Burnley (Superman figure only)
Inks:
Dick Sprang; Jack Burnley (Superman figure only)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

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

Indexer Notes

Burnley art credits verified from original art by Craig Delich. We previously credited Fred Ray with inks.

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 Battle of the Zodiac! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Don Cameron [as Jerry Siegel] (signed)
Pencils:
Ira Yarbrough [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks:
Ira Yarbrough [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Apollo; Orion; Neptune; Jupiter; Aba Raja (villain)
Synopsis:
Superman confronts an astrologer that is conning people into believing they could become rich by using the powers of the ancients, then got those people to entrust all of their money to him.
Reprints:

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: 3) (Expand) /

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Bridges for Bandits! (Table of Contents: 4)

The Green Arrow / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Samachson
Pencils:
Maurice del Bourgo
Inks:
Maurice del Bourgo
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Speedy [Roy Harper]
Reprints:

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/).

[Sam Colt] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

Genre:
non-fiction

Magic, Many Miles Away! (Table of Contents: 6)

Zatara / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Samachson
Pencils:
William F. White (signed)
Inks:
William F. White (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Zatara

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: 7) (Expand) /

Meet a Bit-o-Honey / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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:
Daffy's really taking this truck farming business seriously!
Genre:
humor

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

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:
There goes Daffy reading my paper again!
Genre:
humor

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Whew! It's hot!
Genre:
humor

Casey of the K9s! (Table of Contents: 11)

The Boy Commandos / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Samachson
Pencils:
Louis Cazeneuve
Inks:
Louis Cazeneuve
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

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

Tops in Comics! (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

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

Guns of Victory (Table of Contents: 13)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Clem Warren
Letters:
typeset

Men of Good Will! (Table of Contents: 14)

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

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Johnny Everyman
Keywords:
East and West Association

Want to Be a Football Champion? (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The League for Larceny! (Table of Contents: 16)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Samachson
Pencils:
Bob Kane (signed)
Inks:
Ray Burnley
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Alfred Pennyworth; The Joker (villain); The Velvet Kid (villain); Biff (villain); Pinky (villain)
Synopsis:
The Joker, after escaping from prison, decides on a new plan of gaining riches: to use a "reformed" criminal to pave the way to loot the homes of the rich and gain control of a crime reform committee and its funds.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Batmobile; Gotham City; Gotham City Gazette; Gotham Daily; The Standard

Indexer Notes

Credits by Craig Delich, verified by Bob Kane to Joe Desris.

How Thom McAn Made Tokyo Tremble (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

Thom McAn / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

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

Captain Tootsie and the Hand Grenade (Table of Contents: 19) (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 Battle of the Zodiac!
    Superman
  4. 3. ["Paydays he always hightails it for town..."]
    Wheaties
  5. 4. Bridges for Bandits!
    The Green Arrow
  6. 5. [Sam Colt]
    Billy Brand
  7. 6. Magic, Many Miles Away!
    Zatara
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Meet a Bit-o-Honey
  9. 8. ["Daffy's really taking this truck farming business seriously!"]
    Daffy & Doodle
  10. 9. ["There goes Daffy reading my paper again!"]
    Daffy & Doodle
  11. 10. ["Whew! It's hot!"]
    Daffy & Doodle
  12. 11. Casey of the K9s!
    The Boy Commandos
  13. 12. Tops in Comics!
  14. 13. Guns of Victory
  15. 14. Men of Good Will!
    Johnny Everyman
  16. 15. Want to Be a Football Champion?
    Wheaties
  17. 16. The League for Larceny!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  18. 17. How Thom McAn Made Tokyo Tremble
    Thom McAn
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Illinois Merchandise Mart
  20. 19. Captain Tootsie and the Hand Grenade
    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