(August-September 1950)

DC, 1941 Series
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Price
0.15 USD
Pages
76
Indicia frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1950-05-29
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
?

Genre
superhero

Indexer Notes

Win Mortimer verified his art to Craig Delich.

The Kind of Stories You Like Best! (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

The Girl Who Hated Reporters! (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
Lois Lane
Synopsis
Flashback story that shows Lois working at a lunch counter and getting a job at the Daily Planet after Clark. Contradicts previously established continuity.

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/).

Up, Up and Away! (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

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

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
I don't know why I offered to take care of my neighbor's St. Bernard...
Genre
humor

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

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

Destination-- Boothill! (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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

Genre
western-frontier

Trouble at Ghost-Town! (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Another Jim Wise "P-F" Adventure; "P-F" Canvas Shoes / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Case of the Innocent Crooks! (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
?
Pencils
George Papp (signed)
Inks
George Papp (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

Sunshine Nelly / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Callahan
Pencils
Jack Callahan
Inks
Jack Callahan
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Every face should wear a smile...
Genre
humor
Reprints

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

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

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

Bazooka / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Shanghai Sheba's Revenge! (Table of Contents: 12)

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

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/).

Job Counselor (Table of Contents: 13)

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

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

Genre
advocacy; superhero

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/).

Magic in Reverse (Table of Contents: 14)

Zatara / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
George Kashdan ?
Pencils
Ralph Mayo
Inks
Ralph Mayo
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Zatara

Indexer Notes

Writer identification by Bob Hughes. Art identification by Craig Delich.

Prepare to Be a Hero! (Table of Contents: 15)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction

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

Casey the Cop / 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
Quick! Follow that car!
Genre
humor
Reprints

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

Columbia / advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

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

Varsity Vic / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
That roller coaster ride looks neat!
Genre
humor
Reprints

Crime Above the Clouds! (Table of Contents: 19)

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

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Bob Kane (Batman & Robin figures); Lew Sayre Schwartz
Inks
Sy Barry
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero

Indexer Notes

Writer credit 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/).

Now Showing at Your Favorite Newsstand! (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 21) (Expand) /

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

Rope 'Em Both, Partner! (Table of Contents: 22) (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. The Kind of Stories You Like Best!
    Danger Trail
  3. 2. The Girl Who Hated Reporters!
    Superman
  4. 3. Up, Up and Away!
    Action Comics; Superman
  5. 4. ["I don't know why I offered to take care of my neighbor's St. Bernard..."]
    Shorty
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Nestlé's Crunch
  7. 6. Destination-- Boothill!
    The Wyoming Kid
  8. 7. Trouble at Ghost-Town!
    Another Jim Wise "P-F" Adventure; "P-F" Canvas Shoes
  9. 8. The Case of the Innocent Crooks!
    The Green Arrow
  10. 9. ["Every face should wear a smile..."]
    Sunshine Nelly
  11. 10. Editorial Advisory Board
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Bazooka
  13. 12. Shanghai Sheba's Revenge!
    Full-Steam Foley
  14. 13. Job Counselor
    Superboy
  15. 14. Magic in Reverse
    Zatara
  16. 15. Prepare to Be a Hero!
  17. 16. ["Quick! Follow that car!"]
    Casey the Cop
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Columbia
  19. 18. ["That roller coaster ride looks neat!"]
    Varsity Vic
  20. 19. Crime Above the Clouds!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  21. 20. Now Showing at Your Favorite Newsstand!
    Detective Comics; Batman
  22. 21. [no title indexed]
    The Adventures of Bob Hope
  23. 22. Rope 'Em Both, Partner!
    Daisy B-B Guns
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jan Roar Hansen
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Bob Hughes
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Craig Delich
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Matthew Head
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Hughes
  • Lou Mougin
  • Craig Delich
  • Clayton Emery
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Allen Ross