(August-September 1951)

DC, 1941 Series
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Price
0.15 USD
Pages
76
Indicia frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1951-05-30
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand
Superman DC National Comics
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited editor); Jack Schiff (actual editor)
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
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Robin; Superman; Batman

Tops in Westerns! (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

The City That Was for Sale! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Perry White; Lois Lane; Superman
Synopsis
An encounter with an unknown black planet destroys Superman's fine motor control.

Indexer Notes

Proto-Red K story. Writer credit by Bob Hughes.

The "Popsicle" Kids in Nevada Bad Lands (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Popsicle / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Casey the Cop / comic story / 0.67 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
Boy - This new suit cost me seventy dollars!
Genre
humor

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Vitalis Hair Cream / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

The Master of 100 Duels! (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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

Genre
superhero

Captain Tootsie and His Vacation-Time Pals (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

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

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

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

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

Peg / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Life Time Fountain Pens
Genre
humor

The Battle of the Beasts! (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Brown
Inks
Sy Barry
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction

Indexer Notes

Art credits verified by Gene Reed. We formerly had only suggested Bob Brown pencils and had suggested Dan Barry inks.

Cornered in the Corral! (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Another Jim Wise "P-F" Adventure Story; "P-F" Canvas Shoes / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Message to Parents (Table of Contents: 12)

public service announcement / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Keywords
Polio

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

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

Valley of Dusty Death! (Table of Contents: 14)

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

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

Genre
western-frontier

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/).

Tomahawk! (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Tomahawk; Star Spangled Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

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
How did the custom of shaking hands originate?
Genre
non-fiction
Reprints

Neat Treat! (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

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

Passage to Peru (Table of Contents: 18)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure

Indexer Notes

Inventory originally scheduled for Danger Trail #6. This story is not part of a continuing feature.

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

Varsity Vic / 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
Can I see you a minute, Vic?
Genre
humor; teen
Reprints

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

Charlie Wild, Private Detective; Wildroot Cream-Oil / advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

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

Professor Eureka / 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
Professor Eureka, here is our new telescope!
Genre
humor
Reprints

Stages Through the Ages (Table of Contents: 22)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
B. Fairbanks (signed)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction

The Private Life of Commissioner Gordon (Table of Contents: 23)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Tony Gordon (Introduction)
Synopsis
Flashback of the life of Jim Gordon.

Indexer Notes

The story gives the date of James Gordon's birth as January 5, 1900.

Sweet Land of Liberty! (Table of Contents: 24)

Peter Porkchops / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Otto Feuer
Inks
Otto Feuer
Letters
?

Genre
advocacy; anthropomorphic-funny animals

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 25) (Expand) /

Wheaties / 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. Tops in Westerns!
  3. 2. The City That Was for Sale!
    Superman
  4. 3. The "Popsicle" Kids in Nevada Bad Lands
    Popsicle
  5. 4. ["Boy - This new suit cost me seventy dollars!"]
    Casey the Cop
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Vitalis Hair Cream
  7. 6. The Master of 100 Duels!
    The Green Arrow
  8. 7. Captain Tootsie and His Vacation-Time Pals
    Captain Tootsie; Tootsie Roll
  9. 8. ["Step right up, folks..."]
    Fleer's Dubble Bubble Gum
  10. 9. ["Life Time Fountain Pens"]
    Peg
  11. 10. The Battle of the Beasts!
    Tom Sparks, Boy Inventor
  12. 11. Cornered in the Corral!
    Another Jim Wise "P-F" Adventure Story; "P-F" Canvas Shoes
  13. 12. Message to Parents
  14. 13. Editorial Advisory Board
  15. 14. Valley of Dusty Death!
    The Wyoming Kid
  16. 15. Tomahawk!
    Tomahawk; Star Spangled Comics
  17. 16. ["How did the custom of shaking hands originate?"]
    Quick Quiz
  18. 17. Neat Treat!
    Nestlé's Crunch
  19. 18. Passage to Peru
  20. 19. ["Can I see you a minute, Vic?"]
    Varsity Vic
  21. 20. [no title indexed]
    Charlie Wild, Private Detective; Wildroot Cream-Oil
  22. 21. ["Professor Eureka, here is our new telescope!"]
    Professor Eureka
  23. 22. Stages Through the Ages
  24. 23. The Private Life of Commissioner Gordon
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  25. 24. Sweet Land of Liberty!
    Peter Porkchops
  26. 25. [no title indexed]
    Wheaties
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jan Roar Hansen
  • Nick Caputo
  • Bob Hughes
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Craig Delich
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Gene Reed
  • Matthew Head
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