(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)

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 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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  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Gregory Fischer
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