(February-March 1951)

DC, 1941 Series
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Price:
0.15 USD
Pages:
76
Indicia frequency:
Bi-Monthly
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

[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:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]

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

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

Superman Super-Wrecker (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Alvin Schwartz ?
Pencils:
Wayne Boring
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Perry White
Synopsis:
A census taker demands Superman list an occupation.

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Bob Hughes.

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

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

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

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

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

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

The Sightless Archer! (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Speedy [Roy Harper]
Synopsis:
Green Arrow has to perform his regular stunts, although temporarily blinded.

Captain Tootsie Cheers Orphans (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

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

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

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:
"Oh boy, winter!"
Genre:
humor; teen
Reprints:

Lucky Block (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

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

Valley of Ghosts! (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dan Barry
Inks:
Dan Barry ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Tom Sparks; Ned Sparks; Col. Rey

Indexer Notes

Continued from previous issue.

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

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:
"They make horror films that way!"

Indexer Notes

puzzle

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

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

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

Tomahawk / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.67 page (report information)

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

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Land of a Thousand Smokes! (Table of Contents: 15)

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

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Wyoming Kid

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

Little Pete / 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:
"Golly, we both got bad report cards..."
Genre:
humor; children
Reprints:

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

Columbia / advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

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

Peg / 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:
"I'll be down in ten minutes, Larry!"
Genre:
humor; teen
Reprints:

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

Vitamin Vic / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Farr
Pencils:
Jack Farr
Inks:
Jack Farr
Colors:
?
Letters:
Jack Farr

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
"Our own homespun young super-genius..."
Genre:
humor
Characters:
Vitamin Vic

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich.

Liquid Larceny! (Table of Contents: 20)

Zatara / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Zatara; Soapy
Synopsis:
Zatara campaigns against wasting water.

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Bob Hughes.

The Rounded Play (Table of Contents: 21)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction

Bullet-Hole Club (Table of Contents: 22)

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

Script:
David Vern
Pencils:
Dick Sprang [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Inks:
Charles Paris
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Bullet-Hole Club [Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Detective Peter Wells; Patrolman Vincent Guffy; Detective Pat Gill; Patrolman B. White; Customs Agent Howard Kiley; G-Man Terry Collins]; Joe Flint (villain, Private Detective); Pete (villain); Froggy (villain)
Synopsis:
A private detective petitions Batman and the other members of the prestigious "Bullet-Hole Club" to become a member...even if he has to purposely put himself in the way of bodily harm to do it!
Reprints:
Keywords:
Bat-Signal; Gotham City

Indexer Notes

Pencil credit verified by Dick Sprang. 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/).

The World of Adventure in Books (Table of Contents: 23)

Tomahawk; Green Arrow; Shining Knight / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
advocacy
Characters:
Tomahawk; Green Arrow; Shining Knight

Indexer Notes

Found on the 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 Air Rifles / 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]
    Big Town
  3. 2. Superman Super-Wrecker
    Superman
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Nabisco Shredded Wheat
  5. 4. ["Gee, Tommy, what a neat skating sweater!"]
    Fleer's Dubble Bubble Gum
  6. 5. Editorial Advisory Board
  7. 6. The Sightless Archer!
    The Green Arrow
  8. 7. Captain Tootsie Cheers Orphans
    Captain Tootsie; Tootsie Pop
  9. 8. ["Oh boy, winter!"]
    Jerry the Jitterbug
  10. 9. Lucky Block
    Nestlé's Crunch
  11. 10. Valley of Ghosts!
    Tom Sparks, Boy Inventor
  12. 11. ["They make horror films that way!"]
    Clue Cartoon
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Smith Brothers Cough Drops
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Tomahawk
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
  16. 15. Land of a Thousand Smokes!
    The Wyoming Kid
  17. 16. ["Golly, we both got bad report cards..."]
    Little Pete
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Columbia
  19. 18. ["I'll be down in ten minutes, Larry!"]
    Peg
  20. 19. ["Our own homespun young super-genius..."]
    Vitamin Vic
  21. 20. Liquid Larceny!
    Zatara
  22. 21. The Rounded Play
  23. 22. Bullet-Hole Club
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  24. 23. The World of Adventure in Books
    Tomahawk; Green Arrow; Shining Knight
  25. 24. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Air Rifles
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jan Roar Hansen
  • Craig Delich
  • Bob Hughes
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Gary L. Watson
  • Matthew Head
  • Peter Croome
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Hughes
  • Lou Mougin
  • Craig Delich
  • Clayton Emery
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Allen Ross