(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.

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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)

Editing
Related Scans
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