(Spring 1943)

DC, 1942 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
quarterly
On-sale Date
1943-01-26
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
World's Best Comics Co.
Brand
A Superman DC Publication
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited as F. W. Ellsworth) (editor); Jack Schiff (actual editor)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration. On-sale date of February 5 in ad in Star Spangled Comics #19.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Joe Simon
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
children; war
Characters
Rip Carter; Brooklyn; Alfie; Jan; Andre; Adolf Hitler
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 Silent People Speak (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

Genre
children; war
Characters
Rip Carter; Brooklyn; Alfie; Jan; Andre; Hans Anders; Henrick Anders; Paul Anders; Mrs. Anders
Synopsis
The Commandos stage a raid into the Netherlands in support of the underground resistance.
Reprints

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

Laffs / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I've always needed a place to practice my saxophone...
Genre
humor
Synopsis
3 one-panel gags

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

World's Finest Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Busy Bill the Bill Collector / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
George Storm (signed)
Inks
George Storm (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Our next account is Andre's Beauty Parlor...
Genre
humor

On the Double, M'lord! (Table of Contents: 7)

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; Lord Tweedbrook; Sgt. Oglethorp;
Synopsis
An English lord finds himself a private in a unit with his manservant as drill sergeant.
Reprints

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

Shorty / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Man overboard!
Genre
humor; war

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

Detective Comics; Star Spangled Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

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

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

The Miracle (Table of Contents: 11)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Anton Brieux
Letters
typeset

The Knights Wore Khaki (Table of Contents: 12)

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

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

Genre
children; war
Characters
Rip Carter; Brooklyn; Alfy; Jan; Andre
Synopsis
The Commandos liberate the castle of Camelon.
Reprints

The Big Eight! (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

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

Danger Underground (Table of Contents: 14)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Liberty Belle; Count Borgund; Carlotta Rolland; Tom Revere; Rickey Gannon
Synopsis
Liberty Belle exposes a woman newscaster as a spy.

Nine Lives for Victory (Table of Contents: 15)

The Boy Commandos / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre
children; war
Characters
Rip Carter; Brooklyn; Alfy; Andre; Jan; Dodger
Synopsis
The Commandos stage a successful raid into France with the aid of Brooklyn's kitten.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Script credit from Martin O'Hearn.

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

Caxton House, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

Metro Publications / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Boy Commandos
  2. 1. Editorial Advisory Board
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Detective Comics
  4. 3. The Silent People Speak
    The Boy Commandos
  5. 4. ["I've always needed a place to practice my saxophone..."]
    Laffs
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    World's Finest Comics
  7. 6. ["Our next account is Andre's Beauty Parlor..."]
    Busy Bill the Bill Collector
  8. 7. On the Double, M'lord!
    The Boy Commandos
  9. 8. ["Man overboard!"]
    Shorty
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Detective Comics; Star Spangled Comics
  11. 10. ["Be sure to get these top favorites..."]
  12. 11. The Miracle
  13. 12. The Knights Wore Khaki
    The Boy Commandos
  14. 13. The Big Eight!
  15. 14. Danger Underground
    Liberty Belle
  16. 15. Nine Lives for Victory
    The Boy Commandos
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Caxton House, Inc.
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Metro Publications
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