(Winter 1945)

DC, 1941 Series
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Price
0.15 USD
Pages
76
Indicia frequency
quarterly
On-sale date
1945-10-23
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

On-sale date from copyright registration. On-sale date of October 26 in ad in Flash Comics #68.


[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
?

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

Indexer Notes

Credits verified 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.

The Toyman: Super-Scientist! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Don C. Cameron [as Jerry Siegel] (signed)
Pencils
Sam Citron [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks
Don Komisarow
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Inspector Kerrigan; Professor Vining; The Toyman (villain)
Synopsis
Superman must retrieve a super secret invention, the human wavelength detector, from the clutches of the Toyman, but finds it a challenge as the villain has set the machine to pick up the electrical vibrations of the Man of Tomorrow.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Speedy Wheeler Saves the Day and Wins a Bike (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Schwinn / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Larceny without Loot! (Table of Contents: 5)

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/).

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

Shorty / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils
Henry Boltinoff
Inks
Henry Boltinoff
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
When I give the sign...
Genre
humor

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

Chemcraft / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Money Talks! (Table of Contents: 8)

Zatara / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure
Characters
Zatara

Brooklyn Botches the Bakas! (Table of Contents: 9)

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]

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

Lionel Trains / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Foxhole Sailor: A True Adventure of the Fighting Coast Guard (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Simon (signed)
Pencils
Joe Simon (signed)
Inks
Joe Simon (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction

Almost Perfect (Table of Contents: 12)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Miller [as Jesse Merlan]
Letters
typeset

George Tanaka, American! (Table of Contents: 13)

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

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
John Daly (signed)
Inks
John Daly (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Johnny Everyman; George Tanaka
Keywords
East and West Association

Don Hutson (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

King of Coins! (Table of Contents: 15)

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

Script
Don C. Cameron
Pencils
Win Mortimer [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Inks
Win Mortimer [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Granger; The Coin King [Lew Cronin; aka Mark Medalion] (villain, introduction); Lucky Smith (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Batman and Robin soon see through a scheme by a wheel-chair bound coin dealer to provide "sure-fire" treasure maps to people in return for half the loot!
Reprints
Keywords
Batplane; Gotham City

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/).

How Thom McAn Captured the Fire-Bug (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

Thom McAn / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

National Radio Institute / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Captain Tootsie and the Return of Dr. Narsty (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 Toyman: Super-Scientist!
    Superman
  4. 3. Speedy Wheeler Saves the Day and Wins a Bike
    Schwinn
  5. 4. ["Well, if you must know..."]
    Wheaties
  6. 5. Larceny without Loot!
    The Green Arrow
  7. 6. ["When I give the sign..."]
    Shorty
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Chemcraft
  9. 8. Money Talks!
    Zatara
  10. 9. Brooklyn Botches the Bakas!
    The Boy Commandos
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Lionel Trains
  12. 11. Foxhole Sailor: A True Adventure of the Fighting Coast Guard
  13. 12. Almost Perfect
  14. 13. George Tanaka, American!
    Johnny Everyman
  15. 14. Don Hutson
    Wheaties
  16. 15. King of Coins!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  17. 16. How Thom McAn Captured the Fire-Bug
    Thom McAn
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    National Radio Institute
  19. 18. Captain Tootsie and the Return of Dr. Narsty
    Captain Tootsie; Tootsie Roll
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