(July-August 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:
?

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:
?

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)

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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 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
  • 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