(January-February 1952)

DC, 1941 Series
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Price
0.15 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1951-11-28
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand
Superman DC National Comics
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited) (editor); Jack Schiff (actual editor)

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) /

Kodak / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Superman Pageant! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 11.67 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Finger ?
Pencils
Al Plastino
Inks
Al Plastino
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Lois Lane; Perry White; Prankster (as an actor); Superman robot; Karl Kruger (intro); Dr Vallin
Synopsis
Famed silent film director Karl Kruger stages a comeback with a pageant starring a Superman robot, but at the last minute Superman has to take the robot's place.
Reprints

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

Charlie Wild, Private Detective; Wildroot Cream-Oil / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

What Sparks a Champion Sparks You! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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'm going over to Nancy's house for the evening...
Genre
humor; teen
Reprints

The Man Who Held Up Brooks Express! (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Arrow; Speedy; Police Commissioner Brett
Synopsis
Green Arrow and Speedy have to break a code hidden in a roll of coins.

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

Schwinn / 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 House That Haunted Northville! (Table of Contents: 10)

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

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

Genre
science fiction

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

Peg / comic story / 0.5 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'm glad to see you open a savings account...
Genre
humor; teen

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

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

[Pony Express] (Table of Contents: 13)

Word Roundup / activity / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
Martin Naydel
Pencils
Martin Naydel
Inks
Martin Naydel
Colors
?
Letters
Martin Naydel

Indexer Notes

puzzle

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

Riddle Me This; Necco / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Canyon of Whirling Death! (Table of Contents: 15)

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/).

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

Clue Cartoon / activity / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Martin Naydel (signed)
Pencils
Martin Naydel (signed)
Inks
Martin Naydel (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Martin Naydel

First Line of Dialogue or Text
He's in it if we skate on this ice!

Indexer Notes

puzzle

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

Electric Football / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Varsity Vic / 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
So long, Mom. We've got a big history exam today!
Genre
humor; teen

The Most Mysterious Treasure in the World (Table of Contents: 19)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction

The Crimes in Double (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; Big Dan Hooker; Red Steel; Nitro Evans; "Engraver" Danny; Chuck Davis; Ben Hooker; "Duke" Gibson; Gunner Drake; Hap Haggerty; "Ugly" Grimes
Synopsis
Batman and Robin face a series of crimes being committed in duplicate by two criminals in two places at the same time. The one caught by Batman is considered the loser and the one who successfully gets away is crowned the winner and gets to join Big Dan Hooker's All-Star crime gang.
Reprints

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: 21)

Bullseye Billy / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Huh? Sounds like some varmint breakin' in down the street...
Genre
humor
Reprints

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

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

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

Private 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
Sarge, may I borrow the jeep?
Genre
humor; military
Reprints

What Sparks a Champion Sparks You! (Table of Contents: 24) (Expand) /

Wheaties / advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

Superboy Says "Share with Others!" (Table of Contents: 25)

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

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Win Mortimer
Inks
Win Mortimer
Letters
?

Genre
advocacy; superhero

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 26) (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]
    Kodak
  3. 2. The Superman Pageant!
    Superman
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Charlie Wild, Private Detective; Wildroot Cream-Oil
  5. 4. What Sparks a Champion Sparks You!
    Wheaties
  6. 5. ["I'm going over to Nancy's house for the evening..."]
    Peg
  7. 6. The Man Who Held Up Brooks Express!
    The Green Arrow
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Schwinn
  9. 8. ["Here comes the matador!"]
    Fleer's Dubble Bubble Gum
  10. 9. Editorial Advisory Board
  11. 10. The House That Haunted Northville!
    Tom Sparks, Boy Inventor
  12. 11. ["I'm glad to see you open a savings account..."]
    Peg
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Smith Brothers Cough Drops
  14. 13. [Pony Express]
    Word Roundup
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Riddle Me This; Necco
  16. 15. Canyon of Whirling Death!
    The Wyoming Kid
  17. 16. ["He's in it if we skate on this ice!"]
    Clue Cartoon
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Electric Football
  19. 18. ["So long, Mom. We've got a big history exam today!"]
    Varsity Vic
  20. 19. The Most Mysterious Treasure in the World
  21. 20. The Crimes in Double
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  22. 21. ["Huh? Sounds like some varmint breakin' in down the street..."]
    Bullseye Billy
  23. 22. [no title indexed]
    Vitalis Hair Cream
  24. 23. ["Sarge, may I borrow the jeep?"]
    Private Pete
  25. 24. What Sparks a Champion Sparks You!
    Wheaties
  26. 25. Superboy Says "Share with Others!"
    Superboy
  27. 26. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Air Rifles
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