(April-May 1950)

DC, 1941 Series
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Price:
0.15 USD
Pages:
76
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
On-sale date:
1950-01-30
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 [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]
Reprints:

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/).

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

Lois Lane and Clark Kent, Detectives! (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 [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Writer identification 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/).

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Nabisco Shredded Wheat / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Silver Dollar Clue! (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
Characters:
The Wyoming Kid [Bill Polk]

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

Action Comics; Superman / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

The Switchman of Crime! (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script:
Don Cameron
Pencils:
George Papp
Inks:
George Papp
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Speedy [Roy Harper]; Switchman (villain, introduction)

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/).

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

Bazooka / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Renegade Train Boss (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
George Roussos
Inks:
George Roussos
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
adventure

Indexer Notes

Art identification by 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/).

Three Tasks for a Hero! (Table of Contents: 9)

Zatara / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
George Kashdan
Pencils:
Ralph Mayo
Inks:
Ralph Mayo
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Zatara [Giovani "John" Zatara]

Indexer Notes

Writer identification by Martin O'Hearn. Art identification by 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/).

Here's Good News for Batman and Robin Fans! (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

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

The Ghost of Gallows Head! (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Script:
Don Cameron
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/).

Words About Music (Table of Contents: 12)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction

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

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:
Here, Spike!
Genre:
humor
Characters:
Shorty
Reprints:

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

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

The Historian of Crime! (Table of Contents: 15)

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

Script:
John Broome ? (Writer A)
Pencils:
Bob Kane (Batman and Robin figures); Lew Sayre Schwartz
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Inker credit by Craig Delich; we previously credited Bob Kane. 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/).

Superman's Code for Buddies (Table of Contents: 16)

Superman / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
Al Plastino
Inks:
Al Plastino ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
advocacy; superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18) (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. ["You will always hit the bull's-eye..."]
  3. 2. Lois Lane and Clark Kent, Detectives!
    Superman
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Nabisco Shredded Wheat
  5. 4. The Silver Dollar Clue!
    The Wyoming Kid
  6. 5. Up, Up and Away!
    Action Comics; Superman
  7. 6. The Switchman of Crime!
    The Green Arrow
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Bazooka
  9. 8. Renegade Train Boss
  10. 9. Three Tasks for a Hero!
    Zatara
  11. 10. Here's Good News for Batman and Robin Fans!
    Detective Comics; Batman
  12. 11. The Ghost of Gallows Head!
    Full-Steam Foley
  13. 12. Words About Music
  14. 13. ["Here, Spike!"]
    Shorty
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Nestlé's Crunch
  16. 15. The Historian of Crime!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  17. 16. Superman's Code for Buddies
    Superman
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    The Adventures of Bob Hope
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Thom McAn
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jan Roar Hansen
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Bob Hughes
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Matthew Head
  • James Zee
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Lou Mougin
  • Craig Delich
  • Clayton Emery
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