(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

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:
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

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 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)

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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 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:
  • Keith Chandler
  • Craig Delich
  • Bob Hughes
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • 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