(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)

Editing
Related Scans
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