(October-November 1951)

DC, 1941 Series
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Price
0.15 USD
Pages
76
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1951-07-30
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]
Keywords
bicycles

Lost -- A Free Education (Table of Contents: 1)

Leave It to Binky / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Bob Oksner
Inks
Bob Oksner
Letters
?

Genre
humor; advocacy; teen
Characters
Binky Biggs; Tim
Synopsis
Binky advises his friend Tim not to drop out of school.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Later also in October 1958 and November 1966 issues.

The Superman Who Avoided Danger! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Plastino
Inks
Al Plastino
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Albert Splink
Synopsis
Albert Splink sells Superman a life insurance policy and the company demands the Man of Steel cease taking risks.

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: 3)

Private Pete / 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
Private Pete, drive this jeep down to the motor pool!
Genre
humor
Characters
Private Pete
Reprints

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

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

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

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Man Who Hated Green Arrow! (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]

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

Kellogg's Raisin Bran / 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)

The Underworld Blacksmith! (Table of Contents: 10)

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

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

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Tom Sparks
Reprints

Captain Tootsie Wants You to Try All Tootsie Candies (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Boom at Eagle Pass! (Table of Contents: 12)

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

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

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Wyoming Kid

Secret of Istanbul (Table of Contents: 13)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Alex Toth
Inks
Carmine Infantino
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inventory from Danger Trail. However, this story was not part of an ongoing feature.

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

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
Wasn't that picture simply super, Vic?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Varsity Vic
Reprints

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

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

White Man's Gift (Table of Contents: 16)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Joe Kubert
Inks
Joe Kubert
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Reprints

"...To the Shores of Tripoli" (Table of Contents: 17)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Minton (credited
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction

The Carbon Copy Batman! (Table of Contents: 18)

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

Script
David Vern
Pencils
Bob Kane (Batman & Robin figures); Lew Sayre Schwartz
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]

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: 19)

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
Which is the smallest monkey of all?
Genre
non-fiction

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

Wheaties / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Jim and Betty Solve the "Mystery" of Pete's Fortune! (Table of Contents: 21) (Expand) /

Wilson Chem. Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Jowett Institute of Physical Training / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 23) (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. Lost -- A Free Education
    Leave It to Binky
  3. 2. The Superman Who Avoided Danger!
    Superman
  4. 3. ["Private Pete, drive this jeep down to the motor pool!"]
    Private Pete
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Vitalis Hair Cream
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Wheaties
  7. 6. The Man Who Hated Green Arrow!
    The Green Arrow
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Kellogg's Raisin Bran
  9. 8. ["What's the line-up for?"]
    Fleer's Dubble Bubble Gum
  10. 9. Editorial Advisory Board
  11. 10. The Underworld Blacksmith!
    Tom Sparks, Boy Inventor
  12. 11. Captain Tootsie Wants You to Try All Tootsie Candies
    Tootsie Roll
  13. 12. The Boom at Eagle Pass!
    The Wyoming Kid
  14. 13. Secret of Istanbul
  15. 14. ["Wasn't that picture simply super, Vic?"]
    Varsity Vic
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Charlie Wild, Private Detective; Wildroot Cream-Oil
  17. 16. White Man's Gift
  18. 17. "...To the Shores of Tripoli"
  19. 18. The Carbon Copy Batman!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  20. 19. ["Which is the smallest monkey of all?"]
    Quick Quiz
  21. 20. [no title indexed]
    Wheaties
  22. 21. Jim and Betty Solve the "Mystery" of Pete's Fortune!
    Wilson Chem. Co.
  23. 22. [no title indexed]
    Jowett Institute of Physical Training
  24. 23. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Air Rifles
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jan Roar Hansen
  • Craig Delich
  • Bob Hughes
  • Jerry Hillegas (R.I.P.)
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Matthew Head
  • Jim Stangas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Craig Delich
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