(May-June 1949)

DC, 1941 Series
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Price:
0.15 USD
Pages:
76
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
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

[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:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]

Indexer Notes

Pencils and inks credits verified by Win Mortimer to Craig Delich. Letters credit from Todd Klein via his Klein Letters blog (18 September 2016, http://kleinletters.com/Blog/ira-schnapp-in-worlds-finest-comics-part-1/).

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

Kodak / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Two Lois Lanes! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Alvin Schwartz ?
Pencils:
Al Plastino
Inks:
Al Plastino
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane
Synopsis:
Criminals use a double of Lois to distract Superman. Superman uses his strength to squeeze coal into a diamond.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Bob Hughes. Previously credited to William Woolfolk but Martin O'Hearn has documented from Woolfolk's records that he was not working for DC at this time. Text uses a lot of periods which is generally an indicator of Schwartz during this era.

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/).

Bamboozling the Bank Robbers (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

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

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

A Day in the Life of Robin Hood! (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
George Papp [as Geo. Papp] (signed)
Inks:
George Papp [as Geo. Papp] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Robin Hood; Monocle Mike; the Black Baron (villain)
Synopsis:
Green Arrow switches places in time with Robin Hood.

Indexer Notes

Script 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) /

Kellogg's Pep / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Ben Hur Wins a Race! (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Howard Sherman
Inks:
Howard Sherman
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
adventure; humor
Characters:
Ben Hur

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/).

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

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

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

Listerine Tooth Paste / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

The Handcuffs of Fate! (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Frank Giacoia
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure

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

Daydream Mike and His Wonderful Bike!; Columbia / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Peg / comic story / 1 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:
Let's take a walk out in the gardens, Elmer.
Genre:
humor
Reprints:

The Danger Sign! (Table of Contents: 13)

Zatara / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
George Kashdan
Pencils:
Joe Kubert
Inks:
Joe Kubert
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure

Indexer Notes

writer verified by Martin O'Hearn

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Bazooka / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Miss Beverly Hills of Hollywood / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

Bebe / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Now Bebe, play nicely with little Herby!
Genre:
humor; children
Reprints:

Foreign Flags Over America (Table of Contents: 17)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
William I. Irwin (credited)
Pencils:
Raymond Perry
Inks:
Raymond Perry
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction

4 Killers Against Fate! (Table of Contents: 18)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon

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: 19) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 20) (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 Two Lois Lanes!
    Superman
  4. 3. Bamboozling the Bank Robbers
    "U. S." Royal; U. S. Bike Tires
  5. 4. ["You'll find this sure-fire brand..."]
    Western Comics; All-American Western; Dale Evans Comics
  6. 5. A Day in the Life of Robin Hood!
    The Green Arrow
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Kellogg's Pep
  8. 7. Ben Hur Wins a Race!
    Doc and Fatty
  9. 8. Editorial Advisory Board
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Listerine Tooth Paste
  11. 10. The Handcuffs of Fate!
    The Boy Commandos
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Daydream Mike and His Wonderful Bike!; Columbia
  13. 12. ["Let's take a walk out in the gardens, Elmer."]
    Peg
  14. 13. The Danger Sign!
    Zatara
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Bazooka
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Miss Beverly Hills of Hollywood
  17. 16. ["Now Bebe, play nicely with little Herby!"]
    Bebe
  18. 17. Foreign Flags Over America
  19. 18. 4 Killers Against Fate!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    Superboy
  21. 20. [no title indexed]
    Thom McAn
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jan Roar Hansen
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Bob Hughes
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Per Sandell
  • Gene Reed
  • 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