(January-February 1947)

DC, 1941 Series
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Price:
0.15 USD
Pages:
76
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
On-sale date:
1946-11-27
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

Penciler credit verified by Burnley. Inker identification by Craig Delich.

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 Confessions of Superman! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent; Lois Lane; Benny Call; The Prankster (villain, cameo); Mr. Mxyztplk (villain, cameo); Lex Luthor (villain, cameo); Meadows (villain, Call's butler)
Synopsis:
The publisher of Ace Publishing Company offers Superman $50,000 for charity if he will write his autobiography, but when Lois delivers the 125,000 manuscript, the publisher rejects it as far fetched and a pack of lies.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Writer identification by Bob Hughes and art credits 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/).

Frank Thomas (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Magic by Proxy! (Table of Contents: 4)

Zatara / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
George Kashdan
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/).

Two of America's Most Famous Boys! (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Star Spangled Comics; Robin; Adventure Comics; Superboy / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Land Beyond the Sky! (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Curt Swan ?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

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

A Prevue of Magazines Now Selling at Your Dealers! (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

Bebe / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Bebe, take this chocolate cake right over to Mrs. Duncan...
Genre:
humor; children

The Spirit of '46! (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
John Daly (signed)
Inks:
John Daly (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Johnny Everyman
Keywords:
East and West Association

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

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

O Is for Opposum (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

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

The Last Mile (Table of Contents: 12)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Tom Neill
Letters:
typeset

The Human Fly Crimes! (Table of Contents: 13)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
George Papp (signed)
Inks:
George Papp (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Speedy [Roy Harper]; the Hye Brothers (villains, introduction)
Reprints:

His Highness, Prince Robin! (Table of Contents: 14)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Win Mortimer
Inks:
Win Mortimer
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson; also as Prince Stefan]; Prince Stefan [also as Robin] (of Valonia, introduction); Count Lasha (of Valonia, introduction); Baron Ferric (villain, introduction); Sparks Farrell (villain, introduction); Farrell's thugs (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis:
When the life of a Prince is at stake, Dick Grayson (who looks identical to the Prince) steps into the role of the Prince. But Batman wishes that the Prince had not stepped into the role of Robin!
Reprints:
Keywords:
Batplane; Gotham City; Jones Chinaware Company; Valonia

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) /

Circus Candy Factory / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Chemcraft / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

National Radio Institute / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

How Thom McAn Prevented a Cave Disaster (Table of Contents: 18) (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 Confessions of Superman!
    Superman
  4. 3. Frank Thomas
    Wheaties
  5. 4. Magic by Proxy!
    Zatara
  6. 5. Two of America's Most Famous Boys!
    Star Spangled Comics; Robin; Adventure Comics; Superboy
  7. 6. Land Beyond the Sky!
    The Boy Commandos
  8. 7. A Prevue of Magazines Now Selling at Your Dealers!
  9. 8. ["Bebe, take this chocolate cake right over to Mrs. Duncan..."]
    Bebe
  10. 9. The Spirit of '46!
    Johnny Everyman
  11. 10. Editorial Advisory Board
  12. 11. O Is for Opposum
  13. 12. The Last Mile
  14. 13. The Human Fly Crimes!
    The Green Arrow
  15. 14. His Highness, Prince Robin!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Circus Candy Factory
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Chemcraft
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    National Radio Institute
  19. 18. How Thom McAn Prevented a Cave Disaster
    Thom McAn
This issue was most recently modified by:
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