(March-April 1946)

DC, 1941 Series
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Price
0.15 USD
Pages
76
Indicia frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1946-01-28
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
World's Best Comics Co.
Brand
A Superman DC Publication
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth [as F. W. Ellsworth] (credited); Jack Schiff (actual)
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
Ira Schnapp

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

Indexer Notes

Pencils and inks credits verified by Jack Burnley. Letters credit from Todd Klein via his Klein Letters blog (18 September 2016, http://kleinletters.com/Blog/ira-schnapp-in-worlds-finest-comics-part-1/).

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 Plane of Tomorrow! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Samachson [as Jerry Siegel] (signed)
Pencils
Ira Yarbrough [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks
George Roussos ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Bill Minton; Mr. Nicholson; Loops Logan (villain); Tommy (villain)
Synopsis
Superman helps out a friend of Lois Lane who has invented a new jet plane that will revolutionize air transport.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inker identification by Bob Hughes.

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

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Arrow of Doom! (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
Joe Samachson
Pencils
Maurice del Bourgo [as d.] (signed)
Inks
Maurice del Bourgo [as d.] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

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

Post War Casualty (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Simon ?
Pencils
Joe Simon
Inks
Joe Simon
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
war

Indexer Notes

Simon art credits confirmed via Harry Mendryk: https://kirbymuseum.org/blogs/simonandkirby/archives/2650

Poison for Plunderers! (Table of Contents: 6)

Zatara / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Samachson
Pencils
William F. White [as W. F. White] (signed)
Inks
William F. White [as W. F. White] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Zatara

A Prevue of Magazines Now Selling at Your Dealers! (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

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

Brooklyn and Columbus Discover America! (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
Jack Kirby ?
Pencils
Jack Kirby ?; Curt Swan ?
Inks
George Klein
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

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

Indexer Notes

Kirby pencils per Harry Mendryk and the Jack Kirby Checklist. Swan pencils per Craig Delich. Inker identification made by Curt Swan to Craig Delich.

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: 9)

Scuffy the Tramp / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Bang! Bang!
Genre
humor

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

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

False Face (Table of Contents: 11)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Miller [as Jesse Merlan] (credited)
Letters
typeset

Home Is Everywhere! (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
John Daly (signed)
Inks
John Daly (signed)
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/).

Tom Jones (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Crime's Cameraman! (Table of Contents: 14)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Mr. Siddon (a dentist, introduction); The Camera Scoops Club (introduction); Sam Garth (villain, introduction); Garth's thugs (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis
Dick Grayson, trying to become a member of the prestigeous "Camera Scoops Club", is told that he can become a member IF he can get a picture of Batman and Robin in action against crooks.
Reprints
Keywords
Acme Dental Laboratory; Batmobile; Gotham City

Indexer Notes

Writer identification by Bob Hughes. Mortimer signed his last name on street sign on Page 10, Panel 3. 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: 15) (Expand) /

The Weather Man / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

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

Motor's Auto Repair Manual / 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 Plane of Tomorrow!
    Superman
  4. 3. ["We'd better investigate..."]
    Wheaties
  5. 4. The Arrow of Doom!
    The Green Arrow
  6. 5. Post War Casualty
  7. 6. Poison for Plunderers!
    Zatara
  8. 7. A Prevue of Magazines Now Selling at Your Dealers!
  9. 8. Brooklyn and Columbus Discover America!
    The Boy Commandos
  10. 9. ["Bang! Bang!"]
    Scuffy the Tramp
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
  12. 11. False Face
  13. 12. Home Is Everywhere!
    Johnny Everyman
  14. 13. Tom Jones
    Wheaties
  15. 14. Crime's Cameraman!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    The Weather Man
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Illinois Merchandise Mart
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Motor's Auto Repair Manual
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Keith Chandler
  • Nick Caputo
  • Bob Hughes
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Craig Delich
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Hughes
  • Lou Mougin
  • Craig Delich
  • Clayton Emery
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Allen Ross