(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 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/).

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)

Editing
Related Scans
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
  • Tony R. Rose
  • 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