(July-August 1946)

DC, 1941 Series
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Price
0.15 USD
Pages
76
Indicia frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1946-05-29
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)

Script
?
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

Art credits by Craig Delich, 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 Colossus of Metropolis! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Don C. Cameron ? [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; Perry White; Jimmy Olsen (?); Frank Bushwick; Coleman Lacy; Mary Dashiell; Ray Morris; Arthur Wingham; Gerald Keene
Synopsis
A group of former silent screen stars sink every penny of their fortunes into re-creating two of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World in order to gain publicity, all in hopes of reviving their careers. But when they are destroyed in a rainstorm, only Superman can save the day and bring their dreams into fruition.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Script, 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/).

Tommy Holmes (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Radar Runners! (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
?
Pencils
George Papp (signed)
Inks
George Papp (signed)
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: 5)

Daffy & Doodle / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Lit-Win
Pencils
Lit-Win (signed)
Inks
Lit-Win (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm taking you to the Museum of History, Daffy...
Genre
humor
Reprints

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

Daffy & Doodle / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Lit-Win
Pencils
Lit-Win (signed)
Inks
Lit-Win (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
That's why you're a failure, Daffy!
Genre
humor
Reprints

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

All Funny Comics; Animal Antics; Funny Stuff / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.67 page (report information)

First of Its Kind! (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Picture News / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Whose Zoo? (Table of Contents: 9)

Zatara / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
William F. White (signed)
Inks
William F. White (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Zatara

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

Kellogg's Shredded Wheat / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Secret of the Seven! (Table of Contents: 11)

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

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

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

Indexer Notes

Curt Swan verified his 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: 12)

Nervous Norman / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Phil Berube
Pencils
Phil Berube (signed)
Inks
Phil Berube (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm nervous?
Genre
humor
Reprints

Eyes of Doom (Table of Contents: 13)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Carter
Letters
typeset

Room for Improvement! (Table of Contents: 14)

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

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
John Daly
Inks
John Daly
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Johnny Everyman
Keywords
East and West Association

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Popsicle / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Champions Don't Brag! (Table of Contents: 16)

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

Script
William Woolfolk ?
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; Hugh Ross (introduction); Robert Batson (introduction); Batson's father (introduction); John Ross (Hugh's father, introduction); Frogskin (villain, introduction); Goldplate Gorney (villain, introduction); Scat (villain, introduction); Hammer (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
High-powered crook Goldplate Gorney figures that Robin the Boy Wonder knows Batman's identity, and he must be a high school athlete. So he decides to stakeout a big track meet to see which athlete wins the meet, who, therefore, MUST be Robin the Boy Wonder!
Reprints
Keywords
Bat-Signal; Dustin Flour Mill; Gotham City; Gotham City Gazette

Indexer Notes

Writer identification by Bob Hughes. Mortimer signed as Win on Page 3, panel 3, on the microphone. 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 Wolf Hunt (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

Gahoon / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

How Thom McAn Foiled the Flood (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

Thom McAn / 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 Colossus of Metropolis!
    Superman
  4. 3. Tommy Holmes
    Wheaties
  5. 4. The Radar Runners!
    The Green Arrow
  6. 5. ["I'm taking you to the Museum of History, Daffy..."]
    Daffy & Doodle
  7. 6. ["That's why you're a failure, Daffy!"]
    Daffy & Doodle
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    All Funny Comics; Animal Antics; Funny Stuff
  9. 8. First of Its Kind!
    Picture News
  10. 9. Whose Zoo?
    Zatara
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Kellogg's Shredded Wheat
  12. 11. The Secret of the Seven!
    The Boy Commandos
  13. 12. ["I'm nervous?"]
    Nervous Norman
  14. 13. Eyes of Doom
  15. 14. Room for Improvement!
    Johnny Everyman
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Popsicle
  17. 16. Champions Don't Brag!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  18. 17. Captain Tootsie and the Wolf Hunt
    Captain Tootsie; Tootsie Roll
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Gahoon
  20. 19. How Thom McAn Foiled the Flood
    Thom McAn
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Craig Delich
  • Bob Hughes
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • 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