(April-May 1951)

DC, 1941 Series
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Price
0.15 USD
Pages
76
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1951-01-31
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
typeset

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

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

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

The Amazing Talents of Lois Lane! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Alvin Schwartz ?
Pencils
Al Plastino
Inks
Al Plastino
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
Lois Lane (feature); Perry White

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 Hunter of Humans! (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
?
Pencils
George Papp
Inks
George Papp
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Arrow; Arrowplane

Indexer Notes

The Arrowplane is green.

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

Royal Desserts / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Quick Quiz / activity / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
H. T. Elmo (signed)
Pencils
H. T. Elmo (signed)
Inks
H. T. Elmo (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Do bears sometimes eat their own cubs?

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

Nestlé's Crunch / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Doomsday in Atlantis (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Dan Barry
Inks
Dan Barry
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Lira of Atlantis (intro); Tom Sparks; Nick Sparks

[Auto-Racing Maniac!] (Table of Contents: 11)

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

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

Genre
humor

Captain Tootsie in the North Woods (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

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

Superman Says: "Human Rights for All!" (Table of Contents: 13)

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

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

Genre
advocacy; superhero

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 Outlaws of Lightning Hollow (Table of Contents: 14)

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

Script
Gardner Fox ?
Pencils
Howard Sherman
Inks
Howard Sherman
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier

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

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
I bet I can!
Genre
humor; teen

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

Columbia / advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

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

Mystery in Space / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Arabian Knight! (Table of Contents: 18)

Zatara / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
George Kashdan ?
Pencils
Ralph Mayo
Inks
Ralph Mayo
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
adventure
Characters
Zatara

Indexer Notes

writer credit by Bob Hughes

A Horseshoe Full of Diamonds (Table of Contents: 19)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

history of New York's Metropolitan Opera House

The Academy for Gangsters! (Table of Contents: 20)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Boston Burns (ex-con, crime school founder); unnamed police officers; unnamed police scientists; unnamed police cadets; Trask (henchman); unnamed criminals; Rudy (henchman); unnamed pilots; unnamed coast guard officer
Synopsis
Upon his release from prison, ex-convict Boston Burns decides to set up a school on a remote island to train criminals in proper techniques of crime. Batman goes undercover to find the school's location, but when his cover is blown, he is trapped on the island with an army of criminals searching for him.
Reprints

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/).

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 21) (Expand) /

Novelty Mart / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Thom McAn / 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. ["Millions of readers know..."]
    Tomahawk
  3. 2. The Amazing Talents of Lois Lane!
    Superman
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Nabisco Shredded Wheat
  5. 4. ["Let's go in and hear our fortunes!"]
    Fleer's Dubble Bubble Gum
  6. 5. Editorial Advisory Board
  7. 6. The Hunter of Humans!
    The Green Arrow
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Royal Desserts
  9. 8. ["Do bears sometimes eat their own cubs?"]
    Quick Quiz
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Nestlé's Crunch
  11. 10. Doomsday in Atlantis
    Tom Sparks, Boy Inventor
  12. 11. [Auto-Racing Maniac!]
    Vitamin Vic
  13. 12. Captain Tootsie in the North Woods
    Captain Tootsie; Tootsie Roll
  14. 13. Superman Says: "Human Rights for All!"
    Superman
  15. 14. The Outlaws of Lightning Hollow
    The Wyoming Kid
  16. 15. ["I bet I can!"]
    Jerry the Jitterbug
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Columbia
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Mystery in Space
  19. 18. Arabian Knight!
    Zatara
  20. 19. A Horseshoe Full of Diamonds
  21. 20. The Academy for Gangsters!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  22. 21. [no title indexed]
    Novelty Mart
  23. 22. [no title indexed]
    Thom McAn
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jan Roar Hansen
  • Nick Caputo
  • Bob Hughes
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jerry Hillegas (R.I.P.)
  • Craig Delich
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Matthew Head
  • John Monagle
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Hughes
  • Lou Mougin
  • Craig Delich
  • Clayton Emery
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Allen Ross