World's Finest Comics #131

DC Comics

United States

Published
February 1963
Page count
36
Cover price
0.12 USD
Colour
Black & white
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/17507

Credits

Editing
Jack Schiff

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover The Mystery of the Crimson Avenger! (Superman and Batman and Robin) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman and Batman and Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Crimson Avenger [Albert Elwood]; Octopus Gang

Credits

Pencils
Dick Dillin
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #46 ([June 1963?])
The Mystery of the Crimson Avenger

Notes

Art credits per Bob Klein, Gene Reed, Bob Hughes, and Mike Tiefenbacher. Craig Delich and Pat Lang credit pencils to Jim Mooney and inks to Moldoff. Letters credit from Todd Klein via his Klein Letters blog (18 September 2016, http://kleinletters.com/Blog/ira-schnapp-in-worlds-finest-comics-part-1/).

Show/hide 1. No title recorded (The World of Dinosaurs) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
The World of Dinosaurs

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

Inside front cover.

Show/hide 2. The Mystery of the Crimson Avenger (Superman and Batman and Robin) Comic story, 12.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman and Batman and Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Crimson Avenger [Albert Elwood] (introduction, not the Golden Age character); Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Octopus Gang

Credits

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff
Letters
Stan Starkman ?

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #46 ([June 1963?])
The Mystery of the Crimson Avenger
 
United States
Showcase Presents: World's Finest (DC, 2007 series) #Volume 2 ([October] 2008)
The Mystery of the Crimson Avenger
From GCD
From World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #131

Synopsis

The Crimson Avenger tries to help Superman and Batman stop the Octopus Gang but learns that he needs more training.

Notes

Inks credit from Pat Lang and Craig Delich. Bob Klein and Gene Reed say Charles Paris inks. First and only appearance of the 2nd Crimson Avenger. His predecessor (Lee Walter Travis) debuted in Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #20. Interestingly, Crimson Avenger states that he has taken the name of a former lawman, presumably the 1930's version.

Show/hide 3. No title recorded (Detective Comics) Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.33 pages

"Follow the adventures of Batman and Robin..."

Featuring

Feature
Detective Comics

Credits

Letters
Ira Schnapp

Notes

Promo for the Batman and Robin stories in Detective Comics. Covers to Detective #311 and #312 are depicted. On-sale date for #311 is Nov. 29th. On-sale date for #312 is Dec. 27th.

Show/hide 4. Health Myths Debunked! Public service announcement, 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Advocacy

Credits

Script
Jack Schiff
Art
Sheldon Moldoff
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Synopsis

How to treat frostbite, a black eye, and does cutting your hair make it grow faster?

Notes

Previously appeared in November 1962 issues.

Show/hide 5. Featuring the Mightiest Super-Heroes of All Time! (Superman Annual) Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman Annual

Credits

Letters
Ira Schnapp

Notes

Promo for Giant Superman Annual #6, with cover depicted. "On sale everywhere!"

Show/hide 6. The Secret Adventures of Batman and Robin! (Batman Annual) Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman Annual

Credits

Letters
Ira Schnapp

Notes

Promo for Batman Annual #4, with cover depicted. "On sale everywhere."

Show/hide 7. The Man Who Controlled Water (Aquaman and Aqualad) Comic story, 6.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Aquaman and Aqualad
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Aquaman; Aqualad; Professor Polloy

Credits

Script
Jack Miller
Art
Ramona Fradon
Letters
Stan Starkman ?

Synopsis

Professor Polloy invents a machine that allows him to control the molecular structure of water, turning it into solid structures, and uses it to commit crimes on the high seas.

Show/hide 8. Your Eyes May Play Tricks... But Not Your Taste! (Tootsie Roll Pop) Advertisement, 0.33 pages

Featuring

Feature
Tootsie Roll Pop

Notes

Ad for Tootsie Roll Pops candy that involves an optical illusion.

Show/hide 9. No title recorded (Homer) Comic story, 0.5 pages

"Now to explore the bottom of the ocean..."

Featuring

Feature
Homer
Genre
Humor
Characters
Homer

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Art
Henry Boltinoff
Letters
Henry Boltinoff

Synopsis

While scuba-diving, Homer keeps hurting his feet on shells hidden in tall weeds at the bottom of the ocean.

Show/hide 10. Mystery of the Pathfinders Text article, 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Non-fiction

Credits

Author
Letters
typeset

Synopsis

Discussion of how ancient peoples navigated without compasses or other equipment.

Show/hide 11. No title recorded (Zenith Company) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Zenith Company

Credits

Letters
typeset
Show/hide 12. A Cure for Billy Jones (The Green Arrow) Comic story, 5.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Green Arrow
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Speedy [Roy Harper]; Billy Jones; Arrow-Car; Tom (crook); Mike (crook)

Credits

Script
Ed Herron ?
Art
Lee Elias
Letters
Stan Starkman ?

Synopsis

Green Arrow and Speedy take a sick boy out on patrol with them in order to cheer him up.

Notes

Writer credit from Showcase Presents Green Arrow.

Show/hide 13. No title recorded Statement of ownership, 0.33 pages

Credits

Script
Jack Liebowitz [as J. S. Liebowitz] (business manager)
Letters
typeset

Notes

Statement of Ownership for October 1, 1962. Average paid circulation for the last 12 months was 420,000. Published by National Periodical Publications. Editor: Jack Schiff. Owners: "National Periodical Publications, Inc., Harry Donenfeld, Irwin Donenfeld, Sonia Iger, J. S. Liebowits, P. H. Sampliner, S. U. Sampliner, Harry Donenfeld Foundation, Inc. (a non stock corp., Irwin Donenfeld, Pres., J. S. Liebowitz, Sec'y), all at 575 Lexington Avenue, New York 22, N.Y."

Show/hide 14. The Battle Tale That Bursts the Boundaries of War... (Our Army at War) Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Our Army at War

Credits

Letters
Ira Schnapp

Notes

Promo for Our Army at War #127, with cover depicted. "On sale everywhere!"

Show/hide 15. 2nd Smash Appearance in Showcase! (Showcase; Tommy Tomorrow) Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Showcase; Tommy Tomorrow

Credits

Letters
Ira Schnapp

Notes

Promo for Showcase #42, featuring Tommy Tomorrow. Cover is depicted. "Now on sale everywhere!"

Show/hide 16. No title recorded (100 Toy Soldiers) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
100 Toy Soldiers

Credits

Letters
typeset
Show/hide 17. No title recorded (150 Civil War Soldiers) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
150 Civil War Soldiers
Show/hide 18. No title recorded (American Body Building Club) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
American Body Building Club

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

Inside back cover.

Show/hide 19. No title recorded (104 Kings' Knights) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
104 Kings' Knights

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

Back cover.


Notes

On-sale date from ad in Batman Annual #4 and copyright registration.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 34799

Entry created

  • 01/11/2007

Index completed

  • 21/08/2019

Last updated

  • 21/08/2019