(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)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Everybody - But everybody wants...

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

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)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

[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)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

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)

Columbia / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
Ray Thompson [as Ray T.] (signed)
Inks
Ray Thompson [as Ray T.] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Golly! We've got to see that!
Genre
children

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

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)

Erector / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

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)

Lionel Trains / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

[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)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

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)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

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

Thom McAn / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing
Related Scans
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