(September-October 1946)

DC, 1941 Series
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Price:
0.15 USD
Pages:
76
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
On-sale date:
1946-07-29
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
World's Best Comics Co.
Brand:
A Superman DC Publication
Editing:
Whitney 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:
typeset

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

Indexer Notes

Credits by Craig Delich, 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.

Impossible but True! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
? [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; Jerry (Planet newsroom boy); Olga Olmstead; Mr. Olmstead (Olga's father); Mr. Upjohn (radio program director); Posy Edwards (villain); Nick (villain); Archie (villain)
Synopsis:
In order to protect her father, Olga Olmstead uses her position on a popular radio show to disguise code messages related to various crimes that have been committed, and gets fired for doing it. Superman quickly sees through the situation, and resolves the program as well as regaining the woman's position on the show.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Pencils and inks credits from 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/).

Intro of the Impossible But True radio program, later to feature Roy Raymond.

Martin Marion (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

K Is the Letter for Kangaroo (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.67 page (report information)

Digging for Danger! (Table of Contents: 6)

Zatara / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Zatara

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: 7) (Expand) /

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

Rip Carter's Birthday (Table of Contents: 8)

The Boy Commandos / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Louis Cazeneuve
Inks:
George Klein
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

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

Indexer Notes

Inker credit by Craig Delich.

Ten Million Must Die! (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
John Daly
Inks:
John Daly
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/).

Nice Guy (Table of Contents: 10)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Al Gordon
Letters:
typeset

The House with the Green Shudders! (Table of Contents: 11)

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

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

Genre:
humor; crime
Characters:
Super-Sleuth McFooey

Indexer Notes

Story title confirmed from table of contents. Letterer credit by Craig Delich.

Here's a Fact Magazine with Superman Punch! (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

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

The Arrow Meets the Bull's-Eye! (Table of Contents: 13)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Steve Brodie [as Geo. Papp] (signed)
Inks:
Steve Brodie [as Geo. Papp] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp (see notes)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Speedy [Roy Harper]; Bull's-Eye (villain, introduction)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Art identification by 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/). Letter balloons are not by Schnapp, but probably by the artists.

The Case of the Valuable Orphans! (Table of Contents: 14)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Win Mortimer [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Inks:
Win Mortimer [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Petey (orphan); Herby Willinger (orphan); Miss Garner (orphan home employee); Joey (orphan); Nell (villain); Sandy (villain)
Synopsis:
The Dynamic Duo must handle a case involving a foul-hearted scheme of promising young orphans a home and parents, then using them as dupes in a rotten racket.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Batmobile; Batplane; Gotham City; Gotham Orphan Home For Boys; K. Gray Toy Shop; Mills Hardware

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: 15) (Expand) /

Kodak / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Schwinn / 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. Impossible but True!
    Superman
  4. 3. Martin Marion
    Wheaties
  5. 4. Editorial Advisory Board
  6. 5. K Is the Letter for Kangaroo
  7. 6. Digging for Danger!
    Zatara
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Kellogg's Shredded Wheat
  9. 8. Rip Carter's Birthday
    The Boy Commandos
  10. 9. Ten Million Must Die!
    Johnny Everyman
  11. 10. Nice Guy
  12. 11. The House with the Green Shudders!
    Super-Sleuth McFooey
  13. 12. Here's a Fact Magazine with Superman Punch!
    Real Fact Comics
  14. 13. The Arrow Meets the Bull's-Eye!
    Green Arrow
  15. 14. The Case of the Valuable Orphans!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Kodak
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Schwinn
This issue was most recently modified by:
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