(July-August 1946)

DC, 1941 Series
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Price:
0.15 USD
Pages:
76
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
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

[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 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)

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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 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:
  • 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