(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 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)

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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 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:
  • Craig Delich
  • Bob Hughes
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Hughes
  • Lou Mougin
  • Craig Delich
  • Clayton Emery
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Allen Ross