(July-August 1949)

DC, 1941 Series
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Price
0.15 USD
Pages
76
Indicia frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1949-05-25
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

Win Mortimer verified his art credits to Craig Delich.

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

Kodak / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Discovery of Supermanium! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Ed Hamilton ?
Pencils
Al Plastino
Inks
Al Plastino
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Lois Lane; Supermanium (intro); Super-Saved Club; James H. Thorben
Synopsis
A unscrupulous promoter gets Superman to discover a new element and then tries to corner the market.

Indexer Notes

Writer identification by Bob Hughes. 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: 3) (Expand) /

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

Captain Tootsie and the Mysterious Plan (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

Collector of Humans! (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Arrow; The Snare (intro)
Synopsis
A fanatic collector tries to add humans to his collection.

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Martin O'Hearn, however it is not in Otto Binder's 1963/1964 listing of his 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/).

Focusing on the Firebug (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

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

Bandits Bombed by Bottles! (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Adventures of Sam Spade; Wildroot Cream-Oil / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

See America Foist! (Table of Contents: 8)

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

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

Genre
adventure; humor
Characters
Columbus

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) /

Monark Super Deluxe / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Shorty / 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
Look at this swell house!
Genre
humor
Reprints

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

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

The Voyage of the Merry X! (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Frank Giacoia ?
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
adventure

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Post's Cereals / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Escaped Bear...And a Bare Escape! (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Another Jim Wise "P-F" Story; "P-F" Canvas Shoes / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Dog Who Could Work Miracles! (Table of Contents: 15)

Zatara / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Samachson ?
Pencils
Joe Kubert
Inks
Joe Kubert
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
adventure

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Bob Hughes. 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/).

Devils with Baggy Pants (Table of Contents: 16)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Robert M. Banker (credited)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction

The Man with the Fatal Hands! (Table of Contents: 17)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Kane
Inks
Charles Paris
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/).

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

Bazooka / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Lost in the Woods (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

Adventures of "Popsicle Pete" / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

3 Smash Adventures (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 21) (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 Discovery of Supermanium!
    Superman
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Kellogg's Variety
  5. 4. Captain Tootsie and the Mysterious Plan
    Captain Tootsie; Tootsie Roll
  6. 5. Collector of Humans!
    The Green Arrow
  7. 6. Focusing on the Firebug
    "U. S." Royal; U. S. Bike Tires
  8. 7. Bandits Bombed by Bottles!
    Adventures of Sam Spade; Wildroot Cream-Oil
  9. 8. See America Foist!
    Doc and Fatty
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Monark Super Deluxe
  11. 10. ["Look at this swell house!"]
    Shorty
  12. 11. Editorial Advisory Board
  13. 12. The Voyage of the Merry X!
    The Boy Commandos
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Post's Cereals
  15. 14. Escaped Bear...And a Bare Escape!
    Another Jim Wise "P-F" Story; "P-F" Canvas Shoes
  16. 15. The Dog Who Could Work Miracles!
    Zatara
  17. 16. Devils with Baggy Pants
  18. 17. The Man with the Fatal Hands!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Bazooka
  20. 19. Lost in the Woods
    Adventures of "Popsicle Pete"
  21. 20. 3 Smash Adventures
    Superboy
  22. 21. [no title indexed]
    Thom McAn
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jan Roar Hansen
  • Nick Caputo
  • Bob Hughes
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Craig Delich
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Per Sandell
  • 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