(May-June 1947)

DC, 1941 Series
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Price:
0.15 USD
Pages:
76
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
On-sale date:
1947-03-26
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:
Ira Schnapp

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

Indexer Notes

Pencils and inks credits verified by Jack Burnley. Letters credit from Todd Klein via his Klein Letters blog (18 September 2016, http://kleinletters.com/Blog/ira-schnapp-in-worlds-finest-comics-part-1/).

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.

Superman's Super-Self! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Don Cameron ? [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; Lex Luthor (villain); Biff (villain); Hike (villain)
Synopsis:
In a bizarre battle, even against a statue of himself, the Man of Tomorrow must overcome Lex Luthor's "Ray of Life," which gives life to inanimate objects, which are then used by the arch villain to do his bidding.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Bob Hughes. 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/).

Rudy York (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pokey Joe's Secret Weapon (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Another Jim Wise Real-Life Sports Story; "P-F" Canvas Shoes / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Case of the Crooked Champs! (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script:
Ed Herron
Pencils:
George Papp
Inks:
George Papp
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Speedy [Roy Harper]; Chief Webber (introduction); Fixer (villain); Sluggo (villain)
Reprints:
Keywords:
Arrow Signal (introduction)

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Bob Hughes, confirmed by Craig Delich.

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

Monark Super Deluxe / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

Bebe / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
I know - Let's play follow the leader!
Genre:
humor; children

School for Acrobats! (Table of Contents: 8)

The Boy Commandos / comic story / 11 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/).

Ticket to Freedom (Table of Contents: 9)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Tom Neill
Letters:
typeset

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

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

S Is for Skunk (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

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

Postage Stamp Plunder! (Table of Contents: 12)

Zatara / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Samachson ?
Pencils:
William F. White
Inks:
William F. White
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Zatara

Indexer Notes

Writer identification by Bob Hughes. 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: 13) (Expand) /

Popsicle / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Each One Teach One! (Table of Contents: 14)

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/).

Batman and Robin Fans! Attention! (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

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

Crime Under Glass! (Table of Contents: 16)

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

Script:
Bill Finger ?
Pencils:
Paul Cooper [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Inks:
Ray Burnley
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon (mention only); Horace Manders (astronomer, introduction, death); Jack Briggs (architect, introduction, death); Arnold Strong (President of an electrical supply house, introduction, death); Chief Brewster (Police Chief of Glass Town); Mr. Morton (introduction); Ed Stone (lawyer); George Stevens (owner of glass works, introduction, flashback); Manders Briggs (glass buyer, flashback); Strong (glass buyer, flashback); Morton (glass works owner); the Glass Man [Judson] (villain, auto man, introduction, death); Judson's gang (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis:
Batman and Robin face a maniac that uses glass minatures to kill.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Batmobile; Stevens Glass Works

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Bob Hughes. We formerly credited the pencils to Bob Kane per Craig Delich and as verified by Kane to Joe Desris. Cooper pencils credit per Martin O'Hearn. Inks credit per Delich and as verified by Kane to Desris. 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: 17) (Expand) /

Post's Grape-Nuts / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Jimminy and the Magic Book; More Fun Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

The Wrong-Way Touchdown (Well, Almost!) (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

Famous Sport Flops; 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. Superman's Super-Self!
    Superman
  4. 3. Rudy York
    Wheaties
  5. 4. Pokey Joe's Secret Weapon
    Another Jim Wise Real-Life Sports Story; "P-F" Canvas Shoes
  6. 5. Case of the Crooked Champs!
    The Green Arrow
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Monark Super Deluxe
  8. 7. ["I know - Let's play follow the leader!"]
    Bebe
  9. 8. School for Acrobats!
    The Boy Commandos
  10. 9. Ticket to Freedom
  11. 10. Editorial Advisory Board
  12. 11. S Is for Skunk
  13. 12. Postage Stamp Plunder!
    Zatara
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Popsicle
  15. 14. Each One Teach One!
    Johnny Everyman
  16. 15. Batman and Robin Fans! Attention!
    Tomahawk; Star Spangled Comics
  17. 16. Crime Under Glass!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Post's Grape-Nuts
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Jimminy and the Magic Book; More Fun Comics
  20. 19. The Wrong-Way Touchdown (Well, Almost!)
    Famous Sport Flops; Thom McAn
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Craig Delich
  • Bob Hughes
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Matthew Head
  • Peter Croome
  • Gregory Fischer
  • John Monagle
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Hughes
  • Lou Mougin
  • Craig Delich
  • Clayton Emery
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Allen Ross