(February-March 1950)

DC, 1941 Series
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Price
0.15 USD
Pages
76
Indicia frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1949-11-30
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand
Superman DC National Comics
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
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Batman; Robin

Indexer Notes

Win Mortimer verified pencils and inks credits to Craig Delich. 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/).

National Comics Takes "Top Place As the Choice of Parents and Children." (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

The Revolt of the Thought Machine! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Alvin Schwartz ?
Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Lois Lane; Perry White
Synopsis
Superman battles a computer.

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) /

Bazooka / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Code of the West! (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
Ryerson Johnson
Pencils
Howard Sherman
Inks
Howard Sherman
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier

Up, Up and Away! (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Superman; Action Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.67 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

A Thief in the Night! (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Win Mortimer
Inks
Win Mortimer
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
adventure

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/).

Bear Trapped! (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Ray-o-Vac / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Microbe Tamer (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
George Roussos (signed)
Inks
George Roussos (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
biography
Characters
Dr. Salman Waksman
Synopsis
Biography of Dr. Salman Waksman.

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/).

The Secret of Thunder Mountain? (Table of Contents: 10)

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

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

Genre
superhero

Indexer Notes

Writer per Martin O'Hearn, but is not listed in Otto Binder's 1963/1964 listing of his DC credits.

Here's Good News for Batman and Robin Fans! (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

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

Magic Against the Law! (Table of Contents: 12)

Zatara / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Samchson ?
Pencils
Joe Kubert
Inks
Joe Kubert
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure

Indexer Notes

writer credit by Bob Hughes

Brightening Up with the Movie Stars (Table of Contents: 13)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14)

Shorty / comic story / 0.75 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
How do you do, ma'am?
Genre
humor
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Nestlé's Crunch / advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

The Confession of Batman! (Table of Contents: 16)

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

Script
Alvin Schwartz ?
Pencils
Jim Mooney
Inks
Jim Mooney
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero

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/).

Batman and Robin Stand Up for Sportsmanship! (Table of Contents: 17)

Batman and Robin / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Win Mortimer
Inks
George Roussos ?
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
advocacy; superhero

Indexer Notes

Inker credit by Bob Hughes. This ad showed up in all DC titles this month, and the inks have been alternately credited to Win Mortimer or Stan Kaye.

Look Who's Here! (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

The Adventures of Bob Hope / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

Daisy B-B Guns / 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. National Comics Takes "Top Place As the Choice of Parents and Children."
  3. 2. The Revolt of the Thought Machine!
    Superman
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Bazooka
  5. 4. The Code of the West!
    The Wyoming Kid
  6. 5. Up, Up and Away!
    Superman; Action Comics
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
  8. 7. A Thief in the Night!
    Full-Steam Foley
  9. 8. Bear Trapped!
    Ray-o-Vac
  10. 9. The Microbe Tamer
  11. 10. The Secret of Thunder Mountain?
    The Green Arrow
  12. 11. Here's Good News for Batman and Robin Fans!
    Detective Comics; Batman
  13. 12. Magic Against the Law!
    Zatara
  14. 13. Brightening Up with the Movie Stars
  15. 14. ["How do you do, ma'am?"]
    Shorty
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Nestlé's Crunch
  17. 16. The Confession of Batman!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  18. 17. Batman and Robin Stand Up for Sportsmanship!
    Batman and Robin
  19. 18. Look Who's Here!
    The Adventures of Bob Hope
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    Daisy B-B Guns
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jan Roar Hansen
  • Bob Hughes
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Craig Delich
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • 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