(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)

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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 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