(May-June 1952)

DC, 1941 Series
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Price
0.15 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1952-03-26
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

Happy Hobby Time! (Table of Contents: 1)

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

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

Genre
advocacy; superhero
Characters
Superboy; Frank
Synopsis
Superboy shows Frank that he can be creative, regardless of whether his creations are perfect, and notes an expressive hobby can be life long enjoyment.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

"Scoop" Smith, Boy Reporter! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White
Synopsis
A teenage genius becomes the Daily Planet's star reporter and then publisher of a rival paper!

New Wheaties Are Better Than Ever! (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[Bronco Buster] (Table of Contents: 4)

Word Round-Up / activity / 0.75 page (report information)

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

Genre
western-frontier

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

Riddle Me This; Necco / advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

The Amazing Robot Archer! (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
?
Pencils
George Papp (signed)
Inks
George Papp (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Arrow [Oliver]; Speedy [Roy]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The Robot Archer is a tank.

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

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

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

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
Who's that new handsome man on the campus?
Genre
humor; teen

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

Quick Quiz / activity / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
Horace Elmo (signed)
Pencils
Horace Elmo (signed)
Inks
Horace Elmo (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Horace Elmo

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What is the oldest food consumed by man?
Genre
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Wildroot Cream-Oil / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

The Treasure in the Ice! (Table of Contents: 11)

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

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

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Wyoming Kid

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

Chief Hot Foot / 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
Hello, Chief!" "Hello, White Cloud. I hear your son is back from eastern college
Genre
humor
Reprints

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

Luden's Cough Drops / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Adventures of Rex the Wonder Dog / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

The Topsy-Turvy Treasure Hunt! (Table of Contents: 15)

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

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

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Tom Sparks; Joan
Reprints

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

Private Pete / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
K.P. - Phooey!
Genre
humor; military
Reprints

Of Spies and Men (Table of Contents: 17)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Will Yolen (credited)
Pencils
Raymond Perry
Inks
Raymond Perry
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction

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

Jerry the Jitterbug / 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
What an expensive date she is...
Genre
humor; teen

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

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

The Murder of Bruce Wayne! (Table of Contents: 20)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Board of Trustees of the International Chemical Company [Holmes Caffrey (chairman); Donald Penn; Bruce Wayne; John Keith-Dudley; Roger J. Keep (villain)]; Stagg (villain, Keep's bodyguard); Rogle (villain, Keep's bodyguard); Detective Kelly
Synopsis
A member of the International Chemical Company's Board of Trustees decides that the other members are trying to defraud the stockholders, so derives a plan to kill them all...including Bruce Wayne!
Reprints
Keywords
Bat-Cave; Bat-Signal; Batmobile; Gotham City; Wayne Mansion

Indexer Notes

Pencil credit for Bob Kane verified by Lew Schwartz. 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)

Little 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
-And run out immediately and buy a box of Crummy-Wummies - They're wonderful!
Genre
humor; children

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

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

Enter Here -- If You Dare! (Table of Contents: 23) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 24) (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. Happy Hobby Time!
    Superboy
  3. 2. "Scoop" Smith, Boy Reporter!
    Superman
  4. 3. New Wheaties Are Better Than Ever!
    Wheaties
  5. 4. [Bronco Buster]
    Word Round-Up
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Riddle Me This; Necco
  7. 6. The Amazing Robot Archer!
    The Green Arrow
  8. 7. ["When does the race start?"]
    Fleer's Dubble Bubble Gum
  9. 8. ["Who's that new handsome man on the campus?"]
    Peg
  10. 9. ["What is the oldest food consumed by man?"]
    Quick Quiz
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Wildroot Cream-Oil
  12. 11. The Treasure in the Ice!
    The Wyoming Kid
  13. 12. ["Hello, Chief!" "Hello, White Cloud. I hear your son is back from eastern college"]
    Chief Hot Foot
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Luden's Cough Drops
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Adventures of Rex the Wonder Dog
  16. 15. The Topsy-Turvy Treasure Hunt!
    Tom Sparks, Boy Inventor!
  17. 16. ["K.P. - Phooey!"]
    Private Pete
  18. 17. Of Spies and Men
  19. 18. ["What an expensive date she is..."]
    Jerry the Jitterbug
  20. 19. Editorial Advisory Board
  21. 20. The Murder of Bruce Wayne!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  22. 21. ["-And run out immediately and buy a box of Crummy-Wummies - They're wonderful!"]
    Little Pete
  23. 22. [no title indexed]
    Vitalis Hair Cream
  24. 23. Enter Here -- If You Dare!
    House of Mystery
  25. 24. [no title indexed]
    Thom McAn
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