(January-February 1949)

DC, 1941 Series
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Price
0.15 USD
Pages
76
Indicia frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1948-11-24
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; Batman; Robin

Indexer Notes

Art credits verified by Win Mortimer to Craig Delich.

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

Kodak / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

If There Were No Superman (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Edmond Hamilton ?
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Lois Lane; Perry White; Superman; Professor Smiggs; Bullet Barris
Synopsis
Superman sent to various points in the past by the IF machine.

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Bob Hughes. Pencils credit per Martin O'Hearn's blog: http://martinohearn.blogspot.com/; we previously credited Wayne Boring.

Henry Iba (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Dale Evans Comics; All-American Western; Western Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

The Unfinished Crimes! (Table of Contents: 5)

The Green Arrow / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Wind (intro); Green Arrow; Speedy

Indexer Notes

Arrowcar is green.

Writer's credit from Otto Binder's 1963/1964 listing of DC credits. 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) /

Schwinn / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

Daffy & Doodle / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Lit-Win
Pencils
Lit-Win
Inks
Lit-Win
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Shine, mister?
Genre
humor

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

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

Football in the Future! (Table of Contents: 9)

Doc and Fatty / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Howard Sherman
Inks
Howard Sherman
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/).

Mystery Mine's Treasure! (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

Casey the Cop / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What's the matter, sonny?
Genre
humor

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Adventures of Nip & Tuck; Smith Brothers Cough Drops / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Rip Carter - Fugitive from a Chain Gang! (Table of Contents: 13)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Steve Brodie ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure

Indexer Notes

Inker credit by Craig Delich; we previously credited George Klein.

Gets the Bird! (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

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

Keep in Tune with the Teens! (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

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

Pete, the Inventor! (Table of Contents: 16)

Zatara / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
George Kashdan
Pencils
William F. White
Inks
William F. White
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
adventure
Characters
Zatara

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/).

Pike's Peak or Bust (Table of Contents: 17)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction

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

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
??? What are you looking for, Daffy?" "I'm looking for our flashlight...
Genre
humor

The Impossible People! (Table of Contents: 19)

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

Script
William Woolfolk
Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Dick Sprang
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Jack Frost and the Folklore Society (intro); Batman; Robin

Indexer Notes

writer credit by Martin O'Hearn; art credits by Craig Delich

[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]
    Kodak
  3. 2. If There Were No Superman
    Superman
  4. 3. Henry Iba
    Wheaties
  5. 4. ["You'll find this sure-fire brand..."]
    Dale Evans Comics; All-American Western; Western Comics
  6. 5. The Unfinished Crimes!
    The Green Arrow
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Schwinn
  8. 7. ["Shine, mister?"]
    Daffy & Doodle
  9. 8. Editorial Advisory Board
  10. 9. Football in the Future!
    Doc and Fatty
  11. 10. Mystery Mine's Treasure!
    Ray-o-Vac
  12. 11. ["What's the matter, sonny?"]
    Casey the Cop
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Adventures of Nip & Tuck; Smith Brothers Cough Drops
  14. 13. Rip Carter - Fugitive from a Chain Gang!
    The Boy Commandos
  15. 14. Gets the Bird!
    Bazooka the Atom Bubble Boy
  16. 15. Keep in Tune with the Teens!
  17. 16. Pete, the Inventor!
    Zatara
  18. 17. Pike's Peak or Bust
  19. 18. ["??? What are you looking for, Daffy?" "I'm looking for our flashlight..."]
    Daffy & Doodle
  20. 19. The Impossible People!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  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
  • Nick Caputo
  • Bob Hughes
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Craig Delich
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Phil Hart
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Matthew Head
  • Edgar Loftin
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Hughes
  • Lou Mougin
  • Craig Delich
  • Clayton Emery
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Allen Ross