(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 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)

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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. 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:
  • 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