(September-October 1947)

DC, 1941 Series
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Price
0.15 USD
Pages
76
Indicia frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1947-07-28
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
?
Letters
typeset

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

Indexer Notes

Art credits verified by Jack Burnley to 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.

Sheriff Clark Kent (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Don C. Cameron [as Jerry Siegel] (signed)
Pencils
Win Mortimer [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks
Ed Dobrotka ? [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Ed Hollis (Mayor of Saddle Fork); Roaring Pete (Deputy); Catawampus Jones (villain, prospector); the Rockdust Bandits [Hardpan; others unnamed] (villains)
Synopsis
When Clark accidentally knocks out members of the Rockdust Gang, who are smuggling out stolen gold from town, the timid reporter is made Sheriff of Saddle Rock. But it's Superman who uncovers the identity of the real criminal boss of the gang.
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/).

Eddie Stanky (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Crime Goes to Press! (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
?
Pencils
George Papp
Inks
George Papp
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

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

Indexer Notes

Ryerson Johnson script credit removed 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: 5) (Expand) /

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

The Timid Terror! (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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: 7)

Willy / 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
Mmmm -- Boy, I smell pies!
Genre
humor; children

The Overturned Canoe (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Bright Star Flashlight Battery / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

The Black Gold of Red Valley! (Table of Contents: 9)

The Boy Commandos / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
?
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)

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/).

Stick-Up (Table of Contents: 10)

text story / 1.67 pages (report information)

Script
Charles Bevin
Letters
typeset

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

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

Havoc on Wheels! (Table of Contents: 12)

Johnny Everyman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
John Daly (signed)
Inks
John Daly (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
adventure
Characters
Johnny Everyman

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/).

More Exciting Than Fiction! (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

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

Trapping a Bandit (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

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

The Penny Plunderers! (Table of Contents: 15)

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

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Bob Kane (signed)
Inks
Ray Burnley
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; J. J. Withers (introduction); Joe Coyne (villain, introduction); Skinny (villain, introduction, death); Mike (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Throughout his life, Joe Coyne felt threatened, done in by pennies and coppers, so he decides to use the "copper penny" as a trademark of his crimes.
Reprints
Keywords
Batplane; Gotham City; Gotham Gazette; Gotham News; utility belts

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Martin O'Hearn. Art credits added by Craig Delich and verified by Kane to Joe 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: 16) (Expand) /

Parker Johns / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Top Favorite! (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

The Gumps / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Daisy Manufacturing Company / 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. Sheriff Clark Kent
    Superman
  4. 3. Eddie Stanky
    Wheaties
  5. 4. Crime Goes to Press!
    The Green Arrow
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Kellogg's Shredded Wheat
  7. 6. The Timid Terror!
    Zatara
  8. 7. ["Mmmm -- Boy, I smell pies!"]
    Willy
  9. 8. The Overturned Canoe
    Bright Star Flashlight Battery
  10. 9. The Black Gold of Red Valley!
    The Boy Commandos
  11. 10. Stick-Up
  12. 11. Editorial Advisory Board
  13. 12. Havoc on Wheels!
    Johnny Everyman
  14. 13. More Exciting Than Fiction!
    Real Fact Comics
  15. 14. Trapping a Bandit
    "U. S." Royal; U. S. Bike Tires
  16. 15. The Penny Plunderers!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Parker Johns
  18. 17. Top Favorite!
    The Gumps
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Manufacturing Company
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Gregory Fischer
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