(September-October 1952)

DC, 1941 Series
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Price
0.15 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1952-07-30
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]

Buzzy's Rules of Water Safety (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Bob Oksner
Inks
Bob Oksner
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
humor; advocacy; teen
Characters
Buzzy

Indexer Notes

Found on the inside front cover.

The Swindler Who Was Honest! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Perry White; J. Wilbur Wolfingham (villain)
Synopsis
J. Wilbur Wolfingham goes straight only to get caught in a swindle himself.
Reprints

2 More Great Magazines! (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

All-American Men of War; Star Spangled War Stories / promo (ad from the publisher) / 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)

Five Feats for the Green Arrow! (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
?
Pencils
George Papp (signed as Geo. Papp)
Inks
George Papp (signed as Geo. Papp)
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Letterese

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

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

Little Pete / 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
Today we will all write a composition...
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Little Pete

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

Necco / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

The Quest for Pecos Bill! (Table of Contents: 9)

The Wyoming Kid / comic story / 9.67 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Howard Sherman
Inks
Bruno Premiani
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Letterese

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
The Wyoming Kid [Bill Polk]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art credits by Craig Delich. We previously suggested Howard Sherman as inker.

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

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

Two More Thrilling Magazines for Mystery Fans! (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

House of Mystery; The Phantom Stranger / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

Romeo the Robot / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This is the last time I intend to repair you, Romeo...
Genre
humor
Characters
Romeo the Robot

Indexer Notes

Letter credit by Craig Delich.

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

Varsity Vic / 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
Isn't he the most handsome creature?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Varsity Vic

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

Bendix Coaster Brake / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Under Cover Police! (Table of Contents: 15)

Manhunters Around the World / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
John Prentice
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
detective-mystery

Indexer Notes

Inker credit by Craig Delich. Story set in Austria.

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

Shorty / 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
Gee, this new television set is great...
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Shorty

Weird Wonders of the Animal World (Table of Contents: 17)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Don White (credited)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction

The Richest Crook in the World! (Table of Contents: 18)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Glenn Farr (black marketeer); Peter Budde (oilman); Vincent Grant (autograph collector); Hendricks (Jade collector); Mrs. Hendricks; Slim Wheeler (con man)
Synopsis
When a black marketeer amasses a fortune, he is dismayed when he finds certain treasures that he desires are not for sale, so he turns to crime to steal them and uses his fortune to help him get away with his crimes.

Indexer Notes

Pencil credits verified by Lew Schwartz and Bob Kane. Inker credit 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) (Expand) /

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

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

Motor's Auto Repair Manual / 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. Buzzy's Rules of Water Safety
    Buzzy
  3. 2. The Swindler Who Was Honest!
    Superman
  4. 3. 2 More Great Magazines!
    All-American Men of War; Star Spangled War Stories
  5. 4. ["Golly, he's good!"]
    Fleer's Dubble Bubble Gum
  6. 5. Editorial Advisory Board
  7. 6. Five Feats for the Green Arrow!
    The Green Arrow
  8. 7. ["Today we will all write a composition..."]
    Little Pete
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Necco
  10. 9. The Quest for Pecos Bill!
    The Wyoming Kid
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Wildroot Cream-Oil
  12. 11. Two More Thrilling Magazines for Mystery Fans!
    House of Mystery; The Phantom Stranger
  13. 12. ["This is the last time I intend to repair you, Romeo..."]
    Romeo the Robot
  14. 13. ["Isn't he the most handsome creature?"]
    Varsity Vic
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Bendix Coaster Brake
  16. 15. Under Cover Police!
    Manhunters Around the World
  17. 16. ["Gee, this new television set is great..."]
    Shorty
  18. 17. Weird Wonders of the Animal World
  19. 18. The Richest Crook in the World!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    Jowett Institute of Physical Training
  21. 20. [no title indexed]
    Motor's Auto Repair Manual
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