(January-February 1948)

DC, 1941 Series
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Price:
0.15 USD
Pages:
76
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
On-sale date:
1947-11-26
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:
Win Mortimer
Inks:
Win Mortimer
Colors:
?

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

Indexer Notes

Art credits confirmed to Craig Delich by Win Mortimer.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Roadmaster / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Man Who Could Not Die! (Table of Contents: 2)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Paul Cooper [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Inks:
Ray Burnley
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Swami Elhamid (introduction); Lucky Starr [Joe Starr] (villain, introduction); Trigger (villain, introduction, death); Peteman Eddie (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
When Lucky Starr visits a swami, he is told that he was born under a lucky star and he will get a sign from the future. He does: a newspaper published one year in the future that tells when he dies, so Lucky decides to shoot the works and become Public Enemy Number One!
Reprints:
Keywords:
Batplane; Globe; Gotham City; Gotham Gazette

Indexer Notes

Script credit verified by Martin O'Hearn. Pencils credits revised by Martin O'Hearn; we formerly credited Bob Kane (as per Kane to Joe Desris). Inks credit per 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: 3) (Expand) /

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

The Case of the Camera Crimes! (Table of Contents: 5)

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]; The Director (villain, introduction)

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: 6) (Expand) /

Erector / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Bandits and the Books! (Table of Contents: 7)

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: 8)

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:
Did you get your list for Santa Claus all finished, Bebe?
Genre:
humor
Characters:
Bebe

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

Piffle, the Rough Rider / 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:
Here's your horse!
Genre:
humor
Characters:
Piffle

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich.

Rescue from the Wreck (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

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

The Killer with the Golden Voice! (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Simon ?
Inks:
Steve Brodie ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
The Boy Commandos [Brooklyn [aka Dan Turpin]; Alfie Twidgett; Andre Chavard; Jan Haasan]; Captain Rip Carter

Indexer Notes

Credits by Craig Delich.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13)

Daffy & Doodle / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
I can hardly see where I'm going...
Genre:
humor
Characters:
Daffy; Doodle

Shine 'Em Up (Table of Contents: 14)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Art Long (credited)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

[The Heel and Toe Juggler] (Table of Contents: 15)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Three-Ring Binks

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich.

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Willie Wonder (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

Smith Brothers Cough Drops / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

The Seventh Wonder of the World! (Table of Contents: 18)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Ali; Mä-Kläk (General of the King's soldiers); King Cheops; General Isen-Ho; Jo-Milla (court scribe); Na-Tse (villain, a high priest, dies)
Synopsis:
On a way back from a case, Superman stops over in Egypt to admire the pyramids and is swept back into time by way of a time bridge to aid the forces of King Cheops against an evil high priest AND to actually build one of the pyramids!
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Script, pencils, and inks credits 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/).

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

Mr. District Attorney / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

Thom McAn / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

National Radio Institute / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Daisy Air Rifles / 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. [no title indexed]
    Roadmaster
  3. 2. The Man Who Could Not Die!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Wheaties
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Western Comics
  6. 5. The Case of the Camera Crimes!
    The Green Arrow
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Erector
  8. 7. The Bandits and the Books!
    Zatara
  9. 8. ["Did you get your list for Santa Claus all finished, Bebe?"]
    Bebe
  10. 9. ["Here's your horse!"]
    Piffle, the Rough Rider
  11. 10. Rescue from the Wreck
    Bright Star Flashlight Battery
  12. 11. The Killer with the Golden Voice!
    The Boy Commandos
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    A Date with Judy
  14. 13. ["I can hardly see where I'm going..."]
    Daffy & Doodle
  15. 14. Shine 'Em Up
  16. 15. [The Heel and Toe Juggler]
    Three-Ring Binks
  17. 16. Editorial Advisory Board
  18. 17. Willie Wonder
    Smith Brothers Cough Drops
  19. 18. The Seventh Wonder of the World!
    Superman
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    Mr. District Attorney
  21. 20. [no title indexed]
    Thom McAn
  22. 21. [no title indexed]
    National Radio Institute
  23. 22. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Air Rifles
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