World's Finest Comics #26

DC Comics

United States

Published
January-February 1947
Page count
76
Cover price
0.15 USD
Colour
Colour
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
Branding
DC: A Superman Publication
 
DC: A Superman Publication
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/5604

Credits

Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, Editor [credited]
 
Jack Schiff, editor [attributed] (actual)

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover Untitled (Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder; Superman) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder; Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]

Credits

Art
Jack Burnley, penciller
 
Charles Paris, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
, typeset

Reprint history

Printed in
Batman: The World's Finest Comics Archives (DC, 2002 series) #2 ([June] 2004)
 
Superman: The World's Finest Comics Archives (DC, 2004 series) #2 ([December] 2009)
 
Batman: The Golden Age Omnibus (DC, 2015 series) #5 ([August] 2018)
 
Superman: The Golden Age Omnibus (DC, 2013 series) #6 ([September] 2019)

Notes

Penciler credit verified by Burnley. Inker identification by Craig Delich.

Show/hide 1. The World's Finest Heroes Go to Town in the World's Finest Action Stories! Table of contents, 1 page

Credits

Writing
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Art
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Text
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Notes

Inside front cover.

Show/hide 2. The Confessions of Superman! (Superman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; Lois Lane; Benny Call; The Prankster (villain, cameo); Mr. Mxyztplk (villain, cameo); Lex Luthor (villain, cameo); Meadows (villain, Call's butler)

Credits

Writing
Jerry Siegel , scripter [signed]
Art
John Sikela, penciller [signed]
 
Stan Kaye, inker [signed]
Colours
, colourist
Text
Ira Schnapp, letterer

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Superman Color Comics (KGM, 1947 series) #4 ([September 1947?])
The Confessions of Superman
 
United Kingdom
Superman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #2 (May 1950)
The Confessions of Superman
Printed in
Superman: The World's Finest Comics Archives (DC, 2004 series) #2 ([December] 2009)
 
Superman: The Golden Age Omnibus (DC, 2013 series) #6 ([September] 2019)

Synopsis

The publisher of Ace Publishing Company offers Superman $50,000 for charity if he will write his autobiography, but when Lois delivers the 125,000 word manuscript, the publisher rejects it as far-fetched and a pack of lies.

Notes

Writer identification by Bob Hughes and art credits 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/).

Show/hide 3. Frank Thomas (Wheaties) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Wheaties

Credits

Writing
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Art
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Colours
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Text
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Show/hide 4. Magic by Proxy! (Zatara) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Zatara
Genre
Adventure
Characters
Zatara

Credits

Writing
George Kashdan, scripter
Art
William White, line art [signed]
Colours
, colourist
Text
Ira Schnapp, letterer

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/).

Show/hide 5. Two of America's Most Famous Boys! (Star Spangled Comics; Robin; Adventure Comics; Superboy) Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Star Spangled Comics; Robin; Adventure Comics; Superboy

Credits

Writing
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Art
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Colours
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Text
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Show/hide 6. Land Beyond the Sky! (The Boy Commandos) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Boy Commandos
Genre
Adventure
Characters
The Boy Commandos [Captain Rip Carter; Brooklyn [Dan Turpin]; Alfie Twidgett; Andre Chavard; Jan Haasan]

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
 
Curt Swan , penciller
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer
Show/hide 7. A Prevue of Magazines Now Selling at Your Dealers! Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

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Show/hide 8. Untitled (Bebe) Comic story, 2 pages

"Bebe, take this chocolate cake right over to Mrs. Duncan..."

Featuring

Feature
Bebe
Genre
Humour; children

Credits

Writing
Henry Boltinoff, scripter
Art
Henry Boltinoff, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer
Show/hide 9. The Spirit of '46! (Johnny Everyman) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Johnny Everyman
Genre
Adventure
Characters
Johnny Everyman

Credits

Writing
Jack Schiff, scripter
Art
John Daly, line art [signed]
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer
Show/hide 10. Editorial Advisory Board Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.33 pages

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Writing
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Show/hide 11. O Is for Opposum Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.67 pages

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Show/hide 12. The Last Mile Text story, 2 pages

Credits

Writing
Tom Neill, author
Text
, typeset
Show/hide 13. The Human Fly Crimes! (Green Arrow) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Green Arrow
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Speedy [Roy Harper]; the Hye Brothers (villains, introduction)

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
George Papp, line art [signed]
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Reprint history

Printed in
Green Arrow: The Golden Age Omnibus (DC, 2017 series) #1 (2017 [February 2018])
Show/hide 14. His Highness, Prince Robin! (Batman With Robin the Boy Wonder) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman With Robin the Boy Wonder
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson; also as Prince Stefan]; Prince Stefan [also as Robin] (of Valonia, introduction); Count Lasha (of Valonia, introduction); Baron Ferric (villain, introduction); Sparks Farrell (villain, introduction); Farrell's thugs (villains, introduction for all)

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Win Mortimer, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
Ira Schnapp, letterer

Reprint history

Printed in
Batman: The World's Finest Comics Archives (DC, 2002 series) #2 ([June] 2004)
 
Batman: The Golden Age Omnibus (DC, 2015 series) #5 ([August] 2018)

Synopsis

When the life of a Prince is at stake, Dick Grayson (who looks identical to the Prince) steps into the role of the Prince. But Batman wishes that the Prince had not stepped into the role of Robin!

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/).

Show/hide 15. Untitled (Circus Candy Factory) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Circus Candy Factory

Credits

Writing
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Art
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Text
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Show/hide 16. Untitled (Chemcraft) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Chemcraft

Credits

Writing
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Art
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Text
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Show/hide 17. Untitled (National Radio Institute) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
National Radio Institute

Credits

Writing
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Art
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Text
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Notes

Inside back cover.

Show/hide 18. How Thom McAn Prevented a Cave Disaster (Thom McAn) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Thom McAn
Genre
Adventure

Credits

Writing
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Art
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Colours
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Text
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Notes

Back cover.


Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 33115

Entry created

  • 08/08/2007

Index completed

  • 27/01/2023

Last updated

  • 27/01/2023