(November-December 1947)

DC, 1941 Series
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Price
0.15 USD
Pages
76
Indicia frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1947-09-24
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

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.

Superman's Super Rival! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Alvin Schwartz ? [as Jerry Siegel] (signed)
Pencils
Ira Yarbrough [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks
Stan Kaye ? [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Dr. Paul Laverne; Mike (fight manager); Dan the Dunce (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Petty crook Dan the Dunce, tired of always getting beat up in the ring, sees an ad in a magazine for Dormital, and he thinks it will give him super-muscles, so he slugs down half a bottle. Superman discovers later, to his dismay, that this substance, actually a sedative, does indeed give Dan super strength, enough to give the Man of Tomorrow a run for his money!
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits by Bob Hughes.

Wally Butts (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Hilarious Harold! (Table of Contents: 4)

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; Harold
Reprints

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/).

Racing to the Rescue (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

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

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

A Date with Judy / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

The Who Zoo Crimes! (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Speedy [Roy Harper]; Mr. Who (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/).

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

Spalding / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

Bebe / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Pencils
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Henry Boltinoff

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Isn't he mean!
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Bebe

Want a Barrel of Laughs? (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

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

The Lancers Ride Again! (Table of Contents: 11)

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]; The Rapier (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

Pencils credit verified to Craig Delich by Swan. 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: 12)

Daffy & Doodle / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I feel awfully sick, Doodle...
Genre
humor
Characters
Daffy; Doodle

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

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

Dawn Attack (Table of Contents: 14)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Ben Carroll (credited)
Letters
typeset

Genre
war

[The Quick Change Artist] (Table of Contents: 15)

"Three-Ring" Binks / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Farr
Pencils
Jack Farr (signed)
Inks
Jack Farr (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Jack Farr

Genre
humor
Characters
Three-Ring Binks

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit by Craig Delich.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16)

Little Egbert / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Can I play soldier, too?
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Egbert

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich.

The Mountain Trail (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

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

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

Gang Busters / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

The Man with the X-Ray Eyes! (Table of Contents: 19)

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

Script
Don C. Cameron
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; Ann Marden (Eddie's girl, introduction); Eddie Brand (villain, introduction, reforms); Milt (villain, Eddie's agent, introduction)
Synopsis
A World War 2 ace gains x-ray vision after a plane crash and turns criminal, but is exonerated by a Grand Jury when they learn of the details of his accident.
Reprints
Keywords
Batmobile; Batplane; Gotham City; Gotham Gazette; The Gotham Globe

Indexer Notes

Writer verified by Martin O'Hearn. Pencils credit by Martin O'Hearn. We previously credited Bob Kane per Joer Desris and Craig Delich. Inks credit per Desris and 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: 20) (Expand) /

Parker Johns / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 21) (Expand) /

Illinois Merchandise Mart / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Thom McAn / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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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 Rival!
    Superman
  4. 3. Wally Butts
    Wheaties
  5. 4. Hilarious Harold!
    Zatara
  6. 5. Racing to the Rescue
    "U. S." Royal; U. S. Bike Tires
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    A Date with Judy
  8. 7. The Who Zoo Crimes!
    The Green Arrow
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Spalding
  10. 9. ["Isn't he mean!"]
    Bebe
  11. 10. Want a Barrel of Laughs?
  12. 11. The Lancers Ride Again!
    The Boy Commandos
  13. 12. ["I feel awfully sick, Doodle..."]
    Daffy & Doodle
  14. 13. Editorial Advisory Board
  15. 14. Dawn Attack
  16. 15. [The Quick Change Artist]
    "Three-Ring" Binks
  17. 16. ["Can I play soldier, too?"]
    Little Egbert
  18. 17. The Mountain Trail
    Bright Star Flashlight Battery
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Gang Busters
  20. 19. The Man with the X-Ray Eyes!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  21. 20. [no title indexed]
    Parker Johns
  22. 21. [no title indexed]
    Illinois Merchandise Mart
  23. 22. [no title indexed]
    Thom McAn
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jan Roar Hansen
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Lou Mougin
  • Craig Delich
  • Bob Hughes
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Matthew Head
  • Peter Croome
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Hughes
  • Lou Mougin
  • Craig Delich
  • Clayton Emery
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Allen Ross