(May-June 1949)

DC, 1941 Series
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Price
0.15 USD
Pages
76
Indicia frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1949-03-28
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
?
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
Steve Brodie ?
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
adventure

Indexer Notes

Possible Brodie inks per Nick Caputo. Previous indexer credited Frank Giacoia.

[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)

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. 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
  • Nick Caputo
  • 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