(October-November 1950)

DC, 1941 Series
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Price:
0.15 USD
Pages:
76
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
On-sale date:
1950-07-26
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

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

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

The Great Steel Mystery! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Lois Lane; Perry White

Indexer Notes

Writer identification by Bob Hughes; previously credited to William Woolfolk, but Woolfolk's records obtained by Martin O'Hearn show he did not write this story. 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/).

Captain Tootsie Traps Jewel Thieves (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Captain Tootsie; Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Ton o' Fun / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Harry Lampert (signed)
Pencils:
Harry Lampert (signed)
Inks:
Harry Lampert (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Listen 'Killer,' just because I sold my ten percent...
Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Three unrelated gag cartoons.

The Fatal Arrow (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
George Papp
Inks:
George Papp
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero

$100,000 in Smuggled Diamonds! (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

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

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

Jerry the Jitterbug / 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:
Rain!" "Jerry!
Genre:
humor; teen

The Day's Best Bite! (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

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

The Secret of the Stolen Statues! (Table of Contents: 9)

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

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

Genre:
western-frontier

Indexer Notes

writer credit by Craig Delich

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

Fleer's Dubble Bubble Gum / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Peg / comic story / 0.5 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:
It's a lovely day to go to the beach...
Genre:
humor; teen

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

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

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

Little Stanley / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
The spectacled bear of South America...
Genre:
non-fiction; animal

The Visiting Wizard! (Table of Contents: 14)

Zatara / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Samachson ?
Pencils:
Ralph Mayo
Inks:
Ralph Mayo
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Zatara; Rahman
Synopsis:
Zatara meets a boastful magician who is a fraud.

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: 15)

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:
Be pleasant on your beat, Casey...
Genre:
humor

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

Columbia / advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

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

Nervous Norman / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Phil Berube (signed)
Pencils:
Phil Berube (signed)
Inks:
Phil Berube (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Gosh... Hope I'm not late...
Genre:
humor
Reprints:

The Pirate's Sweetheart! (Table of Contents: 18)

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/).

Smart Like a Fox (Table of Contents: 19)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction

Song of Crime! (Table of Contents: 20)

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:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Joker
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

giant prop story

Danger Is Where You Find It! (Table of Contents: 21) (Expand) /

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

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

Bud and Sis; Wilson Chemical Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

School Children 'Round the World (Table of Contents: 23)

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

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
Win Mortimer
Inks:
Win Mortimer
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
advocacy; superhero

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

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: 24) (Expand) /

Daisy Manufacturing Co. / 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. [no title indexed]
    Tomahawk
  3. 2. The Great Steel Mystery!
    Superman
  4. 3. Captain Tootsie Traps Jewel Thieves
    Captain Tootsie; Tootsie Roll
  5. 4. ["Listen 'Killer,' just because I sold my ten percent..."]
    Ton o' Fun
  6. 5. The Fatal Arrow
    The Green Arrow
  7. 6. $100,000 in Smuggled Diamonds!
    Ray-o-Vac
  8. 7. ["Rain!" "Jerry!"]
    Jerry the Jitterbug
  9. 8. The Day's Best Bite!
    Nestlé's Crunch
  10. 9. The Secret of the Stolen Statues!
    The Wyoming Kid
  11. 10. ["I got the knot hole first!"]
    Fleer's Dubble Bubble Gum
  12. 11. ["It's a lovely day to go to the beach..."]
    Peg
  13. 12. Editorial Advisory Board
  14. 13. ["The spectacled bear of South America..."]
    Little Stanley
  15. 14. The Visiting Wizard!
    Zatara
  16. 15. ["Be pleasant on your beat, Casey..."]
    Casey the Cop
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Columbia
  18. 17. ["Gosh... Hope I'm not late..."]
    Nervous Norman
  19. 18. The Pirate's Sweetheart!
    Full-Steam Foley
  20. 19. Smart Like a Fox
  21. 20. Song of Crime!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  22. 21. Danger Is Where You Find It!
    Danger Trail
  23. 22. [no title indexed]
    Bud and Sis; Wilson Chemical Co.
  24. 23. School Children 'Round the World
    Superman
  25. 24. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Manufacturing Co.
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
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Hughes
  • Lou Mougin
  • Craig Delich
  • Clayton Emery
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Allen Ross