(February-March 1950)

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:
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

[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)

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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