(May-June 1946)

DC, 1941 Series
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Price:
0.15 USD
Pages:
76
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
On-sale date:
1946-03-27
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.


[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 Siege of Aurora Roost! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Alvin Schwartz ? [as Jerry Siegel] (signed)
Pencils:
Ira Yarbrough [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks:
Stan Kaye [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; John "The Duke" Borealis; Charlie Chinook (butler to Borealis); Wolf (villain); Rawhide (villain)
Synopsis:
Superman and Lois discover the true reason why The Duke is giving away solid gold to other prospectors as a grubstake, but must stop the Wolf and his thugs from spoiling the Duke's efforts.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Writer, pencils, and inks credits by Bob Hughes. 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)

The Impossible Target! (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:
Ira Schnapp

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

Indexer Notes

Writer identification by Bob Hughes. 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/).

Double Magic! (Table of Contents: 5)

Zatara / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Zatara

Boy Commandos - 5,000,000 B.C.! (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Steve Brodie
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

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

Indexer Notes

Curt Swan verified art credits 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: 7)

Super-Sleuth McFooey / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Farr
Pencils:
Jack Farr
Inks:
Jack Farr
Colors:
?
Letters:
Jack Farr

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Ow-wah!! Now I'm shipwrecked...
Genre:
humor; detective-mystery
Characters:
Super Sleuth McFooey

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich.

Now More Than Ever (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

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

Standing Order (Table of Contents: 9)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Carter
Letters:
typeset

The American Dream! (Table of Contents: 10)

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/).

Hank Greenberg (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

A Tree Grows in Gotham City! (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Script:
Alvin Schwartz ?
Pencils:
Win Mortimer [as Bob Kane] (signed, see notes)
Inks:
Win Mortimer [as Bob Kane] (signed, see notes)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Francis van Orsdell; Jenkins (Orsdell's butler); Doomsday (a dog); Dr. Martin (villain, introduction); Nails Finney (villain, introduction); Finney's mob (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis:
To Francis von Orsdell, the trees on his property are just like friends: he talks with them and they talk to him. But one of those trees holds a great object of value unknown to the owner.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Batmobile; Batplane; Gotham City

Indexer Notes

Writer identification by Bob Hughes. In addition to the Bob Kane credit on the splash page, Mortimer signed his first name on Page 8, panel 6, on the bar and grill sign, then signed his last name on an awning in panel 1 on page 9. 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/).

Captain Tootsie and the Return of Dr. Narsty (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Captain Tootsie; Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Pied Piper Books / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

How Thom McAn Trapped the Mad Elephant (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Thom McAn / 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 Siege of Aurora Roost!
    Superman
  4. 3. ["He intended that for a bunt..."]
    Wheaties
  5. 4. The Impossible Target!
    The Green Arrow
  6. 5. Double Magic!
    Zatara
  7. 6. Boy Commandos - 5,000,000 B.C.!
    The Boy Commandos
  8. 7. ["Ow-wah!! Now I'm shipwrecked..."]
    Super-Sleuth McFooey
  9. 8. Now More Than Ever
  10. 9. Standing Order
  11. 10. The American Dream!
    Johnny Everyman
  12. 11. Hank Greenberg
    Wheaties
  13. 12. A Tree Grows in Gotham City!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  14. 13. Captain Tootsie and the Return of Dr. Narsty
    Captain Tootsie; Tootsie Roll
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Pied Piper Books
  16. 15. How Thom McAn Trapped the Mad Elephant
    Thom McAn
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Keith Chandler
  • Craig Delich
  • Bob Hughes
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Dan Kocher
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Hughes
  • Lou Mougin
  • Craig Delich
  • Clayton Emery
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Allen Ross