(March-April 1947)

DC, 1941 Series
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Price
0.15 USD
Pages
76
Indicia frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1947-01-29
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Comics Publications, Inc.
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
?

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

Indexer Notes

Credits 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.

The Man Who Out-Supered 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]; Perry White; Margie Crosby; Nelson Swayne
Synopsis
Frustrated by the fact that his girl friend loves and adores Superman, Nelson Swayne vows to "out-super" Superman in five different events, all to be judged by prominent citizens of Metropolis. And, amazingly enough, his super-sharp brain figures out ways to do just that!
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Script credit from Bob Hughes. Art 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/).

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Three Dooms (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
Joe Samachson ?
Pencils
George Papp (signed)
Inks
George Papp (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Speedy [Roy Harper]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Bob Hughes.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

Bebe / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
C'mon in, Chubby!
Genre
humor; children

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

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

The Staff of Life! (Table of Contents: 7)

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/).

[Shadowing My Own Shadow's Shadow!] (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
Jack Farr (signed)
Pencils
Jack Farr (signed)
Inks
Jack Farr (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Jack Farr

Genre
humor; crime
Characters
Super-Sleuth McFooey

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit by Craig Delich.

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

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

Brand New Animal Pals! (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

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

The Flatbush Fiddler! (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein ?
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

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

Indexer Notes

Pencils and inks 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/).

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

Little Arthur / 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
Mumble... Grumble...
Genre
humor; children

Hidden Hoard (Table of Contents: 13)

text story / 1.67 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Miller [as Jay Marr] (credited)
Letters
typeset

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14)

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

No Use Talking (Table of Contents: 15)

Shorty / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; children

Two of America's Most Famous Boys! (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

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

Me, Outlaw! (Table of Contents: 17)

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

Script
Bill Finger ?
Pencils
Jim Mooney [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Inks
Jim Mooney [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; unnamed newspaperman; Jigger (villain, introduction, flashback); Eddie (villain, introduction); Kipley (villain, lawyer, introduction, death); The L.C.M. Hot Car Gang (villains, introduction); Wheels Mitchum (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
While on death row awaiting his fate in the electric chair, Wheels Mitchem agrees to write a book about his life story for $3000. Unfortunate, the aim of his book was promote the idea that a smart, tough guy CAN outwit the law.
Reprints
Keywords
Gotham City; Gotham Gazette

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Bob Hughes. 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/).

Batman fires a gun in this story.

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

Nabisco Shredded Wheat / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Captain Tootsie and the Log Jam Rescue (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 21) (Expand) /

Daisy Manufacturing Company / 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 Man Who Out-Supered Superman!
    Superman
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Wheaties
  5. 4. The Three Dooms
    The Green Arrow
  6. 5. ["C'mon in, Chubby!"]
    Bebe
  7. 6. ["For spine-tingling action..."]
  8. 7. The Staff of Life!
    Zatara
  9. 8. [Shadowing My Own Shadow's Shadow!]
    Super-Sleuth McFooey
  10. 9. Editorial Advisory Board
  11. 10. Brand New Animal Pals!
    Leading Comics
  12. 11. The Flatbush Fiddler!
    The Boy Commandos
  13. 12. ["Mumble... Grumble..."]
    Little Arthur
  14. 13. Hidden Hoard
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
  16. 15. No Use Talking
    Shorty
  17. 16. Two of America's Most Famous Boys!
    Star Spangled Comics; Robin; Adventure Comics; Superboy
  18. 17. Me, Outlaw!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Nabisco Shredded Wheat
  20. 19. Captain Tootsie and the Log Jam Rescue
    Captain Tootsie; Tootsie Roll
  21. 20. [no title indexed]
    National Radio Institute
  22. 21. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Manufacturing Company
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Shad Z. Daly
  • Bob Hughes
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Craig Delich
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Peter Croome
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Hughes
  • Lou Mougin
  • Craig Delich
  • Clayton Emery
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Allen Ross