(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 C. 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

Script credit from 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)

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. 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:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • 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