(Spring 1944)

DC, 1942 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
quarterly
On-sale Date
1944-01-25
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.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

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

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

Indexer Notes

Cover colors credits from Greg Theakston via the GCD Error List.

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

Alfred / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Jerry Robinson
Inks
George Roussos
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Paper, paper everywhere...
Genre
advocacy; detective-mystery
Characters
Alfred Pennyworth; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]
Synopsis
Americans are urged to collect waste paper for the war effort.

Indexer Notes

inside front cover

News from Belgium (Table of Contents: 2)

The Boy Commandos / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre
children; war
Characters
Rip Carter; Alfy; Brooklyn; Jan; Andre; Nanette; Pierre Beauchamp
Synopsis
The commandos deliver a newspaper press to the Belgian underground.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

Shorty / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This camouflage stuff is great!
Genre
humor; war
Characters
Shorty
Synopsis
Shorty camouflages a ship's guns.

Indexer Notes

upper two-thirds of page

Statement of Ownership (Table of Contents: 4)

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
Jack Liebowitz
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Owners of World's Best Comics Company are given as "H. Donenfeld, J.S. Liebowitz, G.F. Frank, and A.I. Menin."
480 Lexington Ave, NY, NY
Editor: F.W. Ellsworth

lower third of page

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

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Jackals of Jawnpore! (Table of Contents: 6)

The Boy Commandos / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks
Joe Simon (signed); Simon and Kirby Studio
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
children; war
Characters
Rip Carter; Alfy; Brooklyn; Andre; Jan; the Rajah of Jawnpore; Lal Kadar; Bayindra Singh
Synopsis
The commandos assist an India rajah in his efforts to control crime in his city.

Commando Training with Thom McAn (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Thom McAn / advertisement / 2 pages (report information)

Action along the Adriatic! (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
Don C. Cameron ? (ghosted for Joe Simon)
Pencils
Louis Cazeneuve (ghosted for Jack Kirby)
Inks
Louis Cazeneuve ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
children; war
Characters
Rip Carter; Brooklyn; Alfy; Jan; Andre; Capt. Danovic; Josip; Dr. Konrad; Bohuslas
Synopsis
The commandos go on a mission to aid partisans in the Balkans.

Indexer Notes

credits from Bob Hughes

For Valor (Table of Contents: 9)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Ted Udall ?
Letters
typeset

Genre
war

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

Handy Andy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Farr
Pencils
Jack Farr
Inks
Jack Farr
Colors
?
Letters
Jack Farr

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Howdy, folks!...Today I'm agonna tell ya exactly how you can take a few old left-over knick-knacks...
Genre
humor
Characters
Handy Andy
Synopsis
Andy explains how to build a windmill.

Destiny Writes the Headlines (Table of Contents: 11)

The Boy Commandos / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Simon ? (likely used a ghost writer)
Pencils
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks
Louis Cazeneuve ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
children; war
Characters
Rip Carter; Brooklyn; Alfy; Jan; Andre; Bovar; Cecil Merriwether
Synopsis
The commandos encounter a fake fortune teller.

Amazing Forecaster (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

The Weather Man / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Captain Tootsie and the Secret Weapon! (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Captain Tootsie; Tootsie Roll / comics-form advertising / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Boy Commandos
  2. 1. ["Paper, paper everywhere..."]
    Alfred
  3. 2. News from Belgium
    The Boy Commandos
  4. 3. ["This camouflage stuff is great!"]
    Shorty
  5. 4. Statement of Ownership
  6. 5. ["No planes approaching, Sarg..."]
    Wheaties
  7. 6. The Jackals of Jawnpore!
    The Boy Commandos
  8. 7. Commando Training with Thom McAn
    Thom McAn
  9. 8. Action along the Adriatic!
    The Boy Commandos
  10. 9. For Valor
  11. 10. ["Howdy, folks!...Today I'm agonna tell ya exactly how you can take a few old left-over knick-knacks..."]
    Handy Andy
  12. 11. Destiny Writes the Headlines
    The Boy Commandos
  13. 12. Amazing Forecaster
    The Weather Man
  14. 13. Captain Tootsie and the Secret Weapon!
    Captain Tootsie; Tootsie Roll
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