(Winter 1942-1943)

DC, 1942 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia frequency
quarterly
On-sale date
1942-11-07
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
World's Best Comics Co.
Brand
A Superman DC Publication
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth [as F. W. Ellsworth] (credited editor); Jack Schiff (actual editor)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration. On-sale date of November 11 in World's Finest Comics #8.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Boy Commandos / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks
Joe Simon (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
children; war
Characters
Rip Carter; Brooklyn; Andre; Jan; Alfy
Reprints

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

Detective Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.67 page (report information)

The Town That Couldn't Be Conquered! (Table of Contents: 3)

The Boy Commandos / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks
Joe Simon (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Howard Ferguson

Genre
children; war
Characters
Rip Carter; Brooklyn; Jan; Andre; Alfie; Von Glutt
Synopsis
The Commandos liberate Jan's village in the Netherlands.
Reprints

Behind the 8 Bell (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; children

Heroes Never Die (Table of Contents: 5)

The Boy Commandos / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Kirby
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Joe Simon
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
children; war
Characters
Rip Carter; Brooklyn; Jan; Andre; Alfie
Synopsis
The Commandos hear a story of an earlier group of adventurers in China.
Reprints

Close Shave (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
John Hilton
Letters
typeset

Satan Wears a Swastika (Table of Contents: 7)

The Boy Commandos / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Kirby
Pencils
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks
Joe Simon (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Howard Ferguson

Genre
children; war
Characters
Boy Commandos [Rip Carter; Brooklyn; Alfy; Andre; Jan]; Joe Simon; Jack Kirby; Newsboy Legion [Big Words; Gabby; Scrapper; Tommy Thompkins]; Sandman; Sandy; Agent Axis (villain); Jack Schiff; Jack Liebowitz; Whitney Ellsworth; Milton Small; Jameson (butler); Colonel Mueller
Synopsis
The boys are mistakenly reported killed in battle.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Kirby drew Ellsworth, Schiff, and Liebowitz into story, as verified on page 19 of Alter Ego #76.

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

Jerry the Jitterbug / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's a swell day for fishing!
Genre
humor

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

Liberty Belle / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Don C. Cameron (signed)
Pencils
Chuck Winter (signed)
Inks
Chuck Winter
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
For freedom... For justice... For America-- We give you Liberty Belle!!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Liberty Belle [Libby Lawrence] (first appearance); Rickey Cannon; Tom Revere
Synopsis
The origin of Liberty Belle.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

Private Pete / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The sarge told me to hang these signs up!
Genre
humor; military

Ghost Raiders (Table of Contents: 11)

The Boy Commandos / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Kirby ?
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Joe Simon
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
children; war
Characters
Rip Carter; Brooklyn; Alfie; Jan; Andre; Francois Girard; Com. Allison; Heinrich Himmler
Synopsis
The Commandos stage a raid into France at the behest of a French Resistance ghost.
Reprints

The Big Eight! (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

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

Tops in Comic Magazines (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Boy Commandos
  2. 1. Editorial Advisory Board
  3. 2. ["The Boy Commandos plus Batman..."]
    Detective Comics
  4. 3. The Town That Couldn't Be Conquered!
    The Boy Commandos
  5. 4. Behind the 8 Bell
  6. 5. Heroes Never Die
    The Boy Commandos
  7. 6. Close Shave
  8. 7. Satan Wears a Swastika
    The Boy Commandos
  9. 8. ["It's a swell day for fishing!"]
    Jerry the Jitterbug
  10. 9. ["For freedom... For justice... For America-- We give you Liberty Belle!!"]
    Liberty Belle
  11. 10. ["The sarge told me to hang these signs up!"]
    Private Pete
  12. 11. Ghost Raiders
    The Boy Commandos
  13. 12. The Big Eight!
  14. 13. Tops in Comic Magazines
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