(November-December 1948)

DC, 1941 Series
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Price:
0.15 USD
Pages:
76
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
On-sale date:
1948-09-27
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand:
A Superman DC Publication
Editing:
Whitney Ellsworth (credited editor); Jack Schiff (actual editor)
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; Batman; Robin

Indexer Notes

Art credits verified to Craig Delich by Mortimer.

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

Kodak / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Superman Story! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Wayne Boring
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [also as Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Joey Crane; Jack Donovan; Mart Lane; Horace Mills
Synopsis:
Perry White assigns several reporters to follow a day in the life of Superman and compete for the best story. Young photographer Joey Crane asks to go along, but always remains a step behind Superman and the other reporters. But Joey wins the competition as he is able to capture the effect Superman's good deeds have on the people he helps.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Bob Hughes; we originally suggested Edmond Hamilton. 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/).

Bob Feller (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

In Keds It's a Breeze! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

U. S. Keds / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

About People (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff ? (adaptation); Eva Knox Evan (original author)
Pencils:
John Daly ?
Inks:
John Daly ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
advocacy

Indexer Notes

Based on the book All About Us by Eva Knox Evans.

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) /

Kellogg's Corn Flakes / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Captain Tootsie and "The Babe Ruth Story" (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Captain Tootsie; Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Killer in the Iron Machine! (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script:
George Kashdan
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Steve Brodie ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
adventure

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: 9) (Expand) /

Bazooka the Atom Bubble Boy / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Jimmie Saves the Limited (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Ingersoll Mickey Mouse Watch / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Green Arrow -- Criminal at Large! (Table of Contents: 11)

The Green Arrow / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
George Papp (signed)
Inks:
George Papp (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Arrowplane (colored green); Flyer Fleer

Indexer Notes

Writer's credit from Otto Binder's 1963/1964 listing of DC credits. This is his second published Green Arrow credit. 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: 12) (Expand) /

American Flyer / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Avalanche! (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Ray-o-Vac / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Menace to Magicians! (Table of Contents: 14)

Zatara / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Samachson
Pencils:
William F. White
Inks:
William F. White
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
adventure

Indexer Notes

Writer verified by Martin O'Hearn. 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/).

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

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

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

Bendix Coaster Brake / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

The Top of the World (Table of Contents: 17)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typreset

Genre:
non-fiction

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18)

Ozzie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Phil Berube (signed)
Pencils:
Phil Berube (signed)
Inks:
Phil Berube (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Rain, rain, please go away...
Genre:
humor; children
Reprints:

Most Exciting Boot You Ever Saw! (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

Hood Rocket Boot / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

The Underworld's Museum of Crime! (Table of Contents: 20)

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

Script:
Bill Finger ?
Pencils:
Jim Mooney
Inks:
Jim Mooney
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero

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/).

Saving the Secret Supersonic Plane (Table of Contents: 21) (Expand) /

"U. S." Royal; U. S. Bike Tires / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Double-Header! (Table of Contents: 22) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 23) (Expand) /

Thom McAn / 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]
    Kodak
  3. 2. The Superman Story!
    Superman
  4. 3. Bob Feller
    Wheaties
  5. 4. In Keds It's a Breeze!
    U. S. Keds
  6. 5. About People
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Kellogg's Corn Flakes
  8. 7. Captain Tootsie and "The Babe Ruth Story"
    Captain Tootsie; Tootsie Roll
  9. 8. The Killer in the Iron Machine!
    The Boy Commandos
  10. 9. ["What a swell set!"]
    Bazooka the Atom Bubble Boy
  11. 10. Jimmie Saves the Limited
    Ingersoll Mickey Mouse Watch
  12. 11. Green Arrow -- Criminal at Large!
    The Green Arrow
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    American Flyer
  14. 13. Avalanche!
    Ray-o-Vac
  15. 14. Menace to Magicians!
    Zatara
  16. 15. Editorial Advisory Board
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Bendix Coaster Brake
  18. 17. The Top of the World
  19. 18. ["Rain, rain, please go away..."]
    Ozzie
  20. 19. Most Exciting Boot You Ever Saw!
    Hood Rocket Boot
  21. 20. The Underworld's Museum of Crime!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  22. 21. Saving the Secret Supersonic Plane
    "U. S." Royal; U. S. Bike Tires
  23. 22. Double-Header!
    Boy Commandos
  24. 23. [no title indexed]
    Thom McAn
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Bob Hughes
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Craig Delich
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Edgar Loftin
  • Peter Croome
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Hughes
  • Lou Mougin
  • Craig Delich
  • Clayton Emery
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Allen Ross