(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 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 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)

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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 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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