(December 1949-January 1950)

DC, 1941 Series
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Price
0.15 USD
Pages
76
Indicia frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1949-09-28
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand
Superman DC National Comics
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited editor); Jack Schiff (actual editor)
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
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints

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/).

Jimmy's Biggest Christmas (Thanks to Dad) (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Roadmaster / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

When Metropolis Went Mad! (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]; J. Wilbur Wolfingham; Lois Lane; Perry White

Indexer Notes

Writer and inker 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) /

Smith Brothers Cough Drops / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Bazooka / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Railroad Wreckers! (Table of Contents: 5)

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
Characters
Wyoming Kid

Indexer Notes

Writer credit added by Craig Delich and verified by Johnson. 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) /

Ralston / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Dale Evans Comics; Jimmy Wakely / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Stand By for Contraband! (Table of Contents: 8)

Full-Steam Foley / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Don C. Cameron ?
Pencils
Win Mortimer
Inks
Win Mortimer
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
adventure
Characters
Full-Steam Foley

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: 9) (Expand) /

Columbia / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Peg / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh, they're giving a cake recipe on the cooking program...
Genre
humor

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Nestlé's Crunch / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

The Green Arrow Duels the Blue Lancer! (Table of Contents: 12)

The Green Arrow / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Speedy [Roy Harper]; Blue Lancer (villain)
Keywords
Arrowplane

Indexer Notes

This story is not on 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: 13) (Expand) /

Lionel Trains / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Green Arrow and the Red Feather Kid (Table of Contents: 14)

The Green Arrow / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
George Papp
Inks
George Papp
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
advocacy; superhero
Characters
Green Arrow; Red Feather Kid
Synopsis
Green Arrow explains the meaning of the Red Feather and its relationship to social services.

The Whispering Wizard! (Table of Contents: 15)

Zatara / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
George Kashdan
Pencils
Joe Kubert
Inks
Joe Kubert
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Zatara

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Craig Delich; we formerly suggested Joe Samachson.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

Erector / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

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

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

Pan-American Band Instruments / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

He Got What He Wanted (Table of Contents: 19)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction

The Man with a Thousand Eyes! (Table of Contents: 20)

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

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Bob Kane (signed)
Inks
Charles Paris
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne; aka Paul Dekker]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Harlan Bates (inventor); Count Florian (villain)
Synopsis
Count Florian, a criminal Batman and Robin once battled in London, comes to America and successfully steals a civilian invention in order to spy on America.
Reprints
Keywords
Bat-Signal

Indexer Notes

Kane pencils credit verified by Lew Sayre Schwartz to Craig Delich; we previously credited Schwartz. 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/).

Here's Good News for Batman and Robin Fans! (Table of Contents: 21) (Expand) /

Detective Comics; Batman / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 22) (Expand) /

Hollywood Film Studios / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 23) (Expand) /

Daisy B-B Guns / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 24) (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. Jimmy's Biggest Christmas (Thanks to Dad)
    Roadmaster
  3. 2. When Metropolis Went Mad!
    Superman
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Smith Brothers Cough Drops
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Bazooka
  6. 5. The Railroad Wreckers!
    The Wyoming Kid
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Ralston
  8. 7. ["2 great western stars..."]
    Dale Evans Comics; Jimmy Wakely
  9. 8. Stand By for Contraband!
    Full-Steam Foley
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Columbia
  11. 10. ["Oh, they're giving a cake recipe on the cooking program..."]
    Peg
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Nestlé's Crunch
  13. 12. The Green Arrow Duels the Blue Lancer!
    The Green Arrow
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Lionel Trains
  15. 14. The Green Arrow and the Red Feather Kid
    The Green Arrow
  16. 15. The Whispering Wizard!
    Zatara
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Erector
  18. 17. Editorial Advisory Board
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Pan-American Band Instruments
  20. 19. He Got What He Wanted
  21. 20. The Man with a Thousand Eyes!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  22. 21. Here's Good News for Batman and Robin Fans!
    Detective Comics; Batman
  23. 22. [no title indexed]
    Hollywood Film Studios
  24. 23. [no title indexed]
    Daisy B-B Guns
  25. 24. [no title indexed]
    Thom McAn
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Craig Delich
  • Bob Hughes
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • 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