(December 1950-January 1951)

DC, 1941 Series
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Price:
0.15 USD
Pages:
76
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
On-sale date:
1950-09-27
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.


Tom Sparks, Boy Inventor! (Table of Contents)

Tom Sparks, Boy Inventor; Superman; Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Win Mortimer
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Batman; Robin; Tom Sparks
Reprints:

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/).

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

A Date with Judy; World's Finest Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

The Men Who Shot Superman! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Alvin Schwartz
Pencils:
Al Plastino
Inks:
Al Plastino
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Lois Lane; Howard Figit (intro)

Indexer Notes

writer id by Martin O'Hearn

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

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

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

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:
Look - Tickets for the annual police ball!
Genre:
humor

The Day's Best Bite! (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

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

The City Without a Jail! (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script:
George Kashdan
Pencils:
George Papp
Inks:
George Papp
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero

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) /

Columbia / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

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

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

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

Tom Sparks, Boy Inventor! (Table of Contents: 10)

Tom Sparks, Boy Inventor / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dan Barry ?; Art Peddy ?
Inks:
Dan Barry ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Tom Sparks (intro); Nick Sparks (intro); Colonel Rey (intro)

Indexer Notes

Introductory story; continued next issue. Possible Peddy pencils credit added by Craig Delich.

Here's Fun! Build This Erector Amusement Park (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Erector / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Your United Nations at Work (Table of Contents: 12)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
advocacy

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/).

The Town the Law Forgot! (Table of Contents: 13)

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

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

Genre:
western-frontier

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

Lionel Trains / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15)

Shorty / comic story / 1 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:
Say, Shorty, we just had a swimming pool built...
Genre:
humor

Terror on the Choo-Choo Train! (Table of Contents: 16)

Zatara / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure

Indexer Notes

writer credit by Martin O'Hearn

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

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:
Vic, have you made a date for the prom yet?
Genre:
humor; teen

Wrestling Through the Ages (Table of Contents: 18)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19)

Clue Cartoon / activity / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Martin Naydel (signed)
Pencils:
Martin Naydel (signed)
Inks:
Martin Naydel (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
He's that way!

Indexer Notes

puzzle

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

Smith Brothers Cough Drops / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

A White Feather for Batman! (Table of Contents: 21)

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

Script:
David Vern
Pencils:
Dick Sprang
Inks:
Dick Sprang
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Penguin

Indexer Notes

Inker 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/).

Special Bargain Offer! (Table of Contents: 22) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 23) (Expand) /

Daisy Air Rifles / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 24) (Expand) /

Thom McAn / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Tom Sparks, Boy Inventor!
    Tom Sparks, Boy Inventor; Superman; Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  2. 1. ["Everybody - But everybody wants..."]
    A Date with Judy; World's Finest Comics
  3. 2. The Men Who Shot Superman!
    Superman
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Nabisco Shredded Wheat
  5. 4. ["Look - Tickets for the annual police ball!"]
    Casey the Cop
  6. 5. The Day's Best Bite!
    Nestlé's Crunch
  7. 6. The City Without a Jail!
    The Green Arrow
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Columbia
  9. 8. ["Golly! We've got to see that!"]
    Fleer's Dubble Bubble Gum
  10. 9. Editorial Advisory Board
  11. 10. Tom Sparks, Boy Inventor!
    Tom Sparks, Boy Inventor
  12. 11. Here's Fun! Build This Erector Amusement Park
    Erector
  13. 12. Your United Nations at Work
  14. 13. The Town the Law Forgot!
    The Wyoming Kid
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Lionel Trains
  16. 15. ["Say, Shorty, we just had a swimming pool built..."]
    Shorty
  17. 16. Terror on the Choo-Choo Train!
    Zatara
  18. 17. ["Vic, have you made a date for the prom yet?"]
    Varsity Vic
  19. 18. Wrestling Through the Ages
  20. 19. ["He's that way!"]
    Clue Cartoon
  21. 20. [no title indexed]
    Smith Brothers Cough Drops
  22. 21. A White Feather for Batman!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  23. 22. Special Bargain Offer!
  24. 23. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Air Rifles
  25. 24. [no title indexed]
    Thom McAn
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jan Roar Hansen
  • Shad Z. Daly
  • 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