(July-August 1947)

DC, 1941 Series
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Price
0.15 USD
Pages
76
Indicia frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1947-05-28
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
?

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

Indexer Notes

Penciler credit verified by Burnley. Inker credit 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 Books That Couldn't Be Bound! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Alvin Schwartz [as 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; Barney Vellum
Synopsis
A rather strange bookbinder binds books in exteriors that illustrate the contents of the book, and Superman learns that three members of this man's club demand their books be bound in strange and unusual bindings. The Man of Tomorrow agrees to help out, since the money to be paid for the bindings will go to his choice of charities. Little does he know that Lois has a book she wants bound too: in the Man of Steel's own cloak!
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Martin O'Hearn. Inker credit 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/).

Jack Treddle Gets Hero's Medal (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

Buddy Rosar (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Ruby with the Magic Curse! (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
Ed Herron
Pencils
George Papp (signed)
Inks
George Papp (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

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

Indexer Notes

Writer identification by Martin O'Hearn. 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/).

In this story, Green Arrow uses his first trick arrow: the siren arrow.

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

Kellogg's Shredded Wheat / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Daffy & Doodle / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Lit-Win
Pencils
Lit-Win (signed)
Inks
Lit-Win (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Someday I expect to see kitchens...
Genre
humor

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Roller Skate Facts; Winchester Skates / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[Nothing But Money, Money, Money!] (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
Jack Farr
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.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

Stumpy / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Phil Berube
Pencils
Phil Berube (signed)
Inks
Phil Berube (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The charge for parking is fifty cents, sir...
Genre
humor

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Craftsmen's Guild / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

The Faces of History! (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Script
Bill Finger
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]; Rollo, the World's Fattest Man (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Martin O'Hearn. Inker credit 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: 13)

Bebe / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
H'lo! What's the matter -- Are you lost?
Genre
humor; children

Now! The Vigilante Is in the Movies! (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Vigilante / advertisement / 0.67 page (report information)

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

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

One for the Book (Table of Contents: 16)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Max Olin
Letters
typeset

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17)

Scuffy the Tramp / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Lit-Win
Pencils
Lit-Win
Inks
Lit-Win
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gosh! This old broom is just about worn out!
Genre
humor

Let 'Em Eat Bread! (Table of Contents: 18)

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 credit by Martin O'Hearn. 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: 19) (Expand) /

Old Mill Stabilizer / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Second Chance! (Table of Contents: 20)

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

Script
Don C. Cameron
Pencils
Win Mortimer [as Bob Kane] (signed, see notes)
Inks
Win Mortimer [as Bob Kane] (signed, see notes)
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Martha; Ed Smith (introduction, death); Mary (Joel's 2nd love interest); Ed Smith (construction boss); Sally (Joel's love interest, introduction); Joel Benson [aka Jim Brown] (villain, night watchman at a museum, introduction); Chesty Murkel (villain, introduction); Slugs Hamer (villain, prisoner, introduction)
Synopsis
Joel Benson sits on death row, begging and pleading for a second chance to make his life count for something. Fate gives him that chance, but to little avail.
Reprints
Keywords
Bat-Signal; Batmobile; Daily Tribune; Gotham City; Gotham Gazette; Gotham Prison

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Martin O'Hearn. 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/).

Mortimer placed his last name on a sign in panel 5, page 2.

Outwitting the Kidnappers (Table of Contents: 21) (Expand) /

"U. S." Royal; U. S. Bike Tires / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 22) (Expand) /

Parker Johns / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

More Exciting Than Fiction! (Table of Contents: 23) (Expand) /

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

The "Cuckoo Kayo" (Table of Contents: 24) (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. The Books That Couldn't Be Bound!
    Superman
  4. 3. Jack Treddle Gets Hero's Medal
    Another Jim Wise Real-Life Sports Story; "P-F" Canvas Shoes
  5. 4. Buddy Rosar
    Wheaties
  6. 5. The Ruby with the Magic Curse!
    The Green Arrow
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Kellogg's Shredded Wheat
  8. 7. ["Someday I expect to see kitchens..."]
    Daffy & Doodle
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Roller Skate Facts; Winchester Skates
  10. 9. [Nothing But Money, Money, Money!]
    Super-Sleuth McFooey
  11. 10. ["The charge for parking is fifty cents, sir..."]
    Stumpy
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Craftsmen's Guild
  13. 12. The Faces of History!
    The Boy Commandos
  14. 13. ["H'lo! What's the matter -- Are you lost?"]
    Bebe
  15. 14. Now! The Vigilante Is in the Movies!
    Vigilante
  16. 15. Editorial Advisory Board
  17. 16. One for the Book
  18. 17. ["Gosh! This old broom is just about worn out!"]
    Scuffy the Tramp
  19. 18. Let 'Em Eat Bread!
    Zatara
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    Old Mill Stabilizer
  21. 20. The Second Chance!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  22. 21. Outwitting the Kidnappers
    "U. S." Royal; U. S. Bike Tires
  23. 22. [no title indexed]
    Parker Johns
  24. 23. More Exciting Than Fiction!
    Real Fact Comics
  25. 24. The "Cuckoo Kayo"
    Famous Sport Flops; Thom McAn
This issue was most recently modified by:
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