(September-October 1949)

DC, 1941 Series
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Price:
0.15 USD
Pages:
76
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
On-sale date:
1949-07-27
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.


The Wyoming Kid! (Table of Contents)

Superman; Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder; The Wyoming Kid / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Wayne Boring (Superman); Win Mortimer (Batman & Robin); Howard Sherman (Wyoming Kid)
Inks:
Stan Kaye (Superman); Win Mortimer (Batman & Robin); Howard Sherman (Wyoming Kid)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero; western-frontier
Characters:
Superman; Batman; Robin; the Wyoming Kid

Indexer Notes

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 Alphabetical Animal Adventure! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Lois Lane
Synopsis:
Aliens from Uranus come to Earth in flying saucers to collect two of every kind of animal, including humans.

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/).

Stan Musial (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Little Pete / 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:
Gosh, it's awfully small!
Genre:
humor
Reprints:

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

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

The Unknown Adventure! (Table of Contents: 6)

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; Arrowplane
Synopsis:
Green Arrow goes to Mars!

Indexer Notes

Script credit from 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/).

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

Bazooka / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Knights of the Square Table (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:
King Arthur

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/).

Watch for Wakely! (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

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

On the Vengeance Trail! (Table of Contents: 10)

The Wyoming Kid / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier

Indexer Notes

Writer credit confirmed by Ryerson Johnson to Craig Delich. 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/).

Kids! Play Movies! (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

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

The Sun-Born Mountain Man (Table of Contents: 12)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bruno Premiani
Inks:
Bruno Premiani
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Gantry Daniels
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

biography of Gantry Daniels

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

Mr. District Attorney; Boy Commandos / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

The Varmint and the Wizard! (Table of Contents: 14)

Zatara / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Samachson ?
Pencils:
Joe Kubert
Inks:
Joe Kubert
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure

Indexer Notes

writer credit by Bob Hughes

Cowhide in the Clouds (Table of Contents: 15)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction

Smokey, the Fire-Preventing Bear Comes to the Rescue of Peter Porkchops (Table of Contents: 16)

Peter Porkchops / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
Otto Feuer ?
Inks:
Otto Feuer ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
advocacy; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Smokey the Bear

Indexer Notes

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/).

The Amazing Adventure of Batman and Marco Polo! (Table of Contents: 17)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman; Carter Nichols; Marco Polo
Keywords:
time travel

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/).

Follow the Danger Trail with Tomahawk (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

Tomahawk; Star Spangled Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

Schwinn / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Wyoming Kid!
    Superman; Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder; The Wyoming Kid
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Kodak
  3. 2. The Alphabetical Animal Adventure!
    Superman
  4. 3. Stan Musial
    Wheaties
  5. 4. ["Gosh, it's awfully small!"]
    Little Pete
  6. 5. Editorial Advisory Board
  7. 6. The Unknown Adventure!
    The Green Arrow
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Bazooka
  9. 8. The Knights of the Square Table
    Doc and Fatty
  10. 9. Watch for Wakely!
    Jimmy Wakely
  11. 10. On the Vengeance Trail!
    The Wyoming Kid
  12. 11. Kids! Play Movies!
    Kellogg's Variety
  13. 12. The Sun-Born Mountain Man
  14. 13. ["Want mystery?"]
    Mr. District Attorney; Boy Commandos
  15. 14. The Varmint and the Wizard!
    Zatara
  16. 15. Cowhide in the Clouds
  17. 16. Smokey, the Fire-Preventing Bear Comes to the Rescue of Peter Porkchops
    Peter Porkchops
  18. 17. The Amazing Adventure of Batman and Marco Polo!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  19. 18. Follow the Danger Trail with Tomahawk
    Tomahawk; Star Spangled Comics
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    Schwinn
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