World's Finest Comics #54

United States

DC Comics

United States

Published
October-November 1951
Page count
76
Cover price
0.15 USD
Colour
Colour
Size
Golden Age size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/9160

Credits

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

Issue contents Hide all

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

Featuring

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

Credits

Art
Win Mortimer, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, typeset
Show/hide 1. Lost -- A Free Education (Leave It to Binky) Public service announcement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Leave It to Binky
Genre
Humor; advocacy; teen
Characters
Binky Biggs; Tim

Credits

Writing
Jack Schiff, scripter
Art
Bob Oksner, line art
Text
, letterer

Synopsis

Binky advises his friend Tim not to drop out of school.

Notes

Inside front cover. Later also in October 1958 and November 1966 issues.

Show/hide 2. The Superman Who Avoided Danger! (Superman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Albert Splink

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Al Plastino, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
Ira Schnapp, letterer

Reprint history

Also printed
United Kingdom
Superman (KG Murray, 1952 series) #28 ([July 1952])
The Superman Who Avoided Danger
 
Australia
Superman Presents World's Finest Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #38 ([June 1968?])
The Superman Who Avoided Danger

Synopsis

Albert Splink sells Superman a life insurance policy and the company demands the Man of Steel cease taking risks.

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 3. Untitled (Private Pete) Comic story, 0.67 pages

"Private Pete, drive this jeep down to the motor pool!"

Featuring

Feature
Private Pete
Genre
Humor
Characters
Private Pete

Credits

Writing
Henry Boltinoff, scripter [signed]
Art
Henry Boltinoff, line art [signed]
Colours
, colourist
Text
Gaspar Saladino, letterer [as Henry Boltinoff]

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Batman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #21 ([February 1952?])
Private Pete
 
Australia
Five-Score Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #2 ([June 1958])
Untitled
Show/hide 4. Untitled (Vitalis Hair Cream) Advertisement, 0.33 pages

Featuring

Feature
Vitalis Hair Cream

Credits

Writing
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Art
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Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer
Show/hide 5. Untitled (Wheaties) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Wheaties

Credits

Writing
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Art
, line art
Colours
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Text
, letterer
Show/hide 6. The Man Who Hated Green Arrow! (The Green Arrow) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Green Arrow
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]

Credits

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

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Superman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #54 ([February 1952])
The Man Who Hated Green Arrow
 
United Kingdom
Superman (KG Murray, 1952 series) #27 ([June 1952])
The Man Who Hated Green Arrow
 
Australia
Colossal Comic (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #53 ([May 1970?])
The Man Who Hated Green Arrow
Original
World's Finest Comics 54, October-November 1951
Show/hide 7. Untitled (Kellogg's Raisin Bran) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Kellogg's Raisin Bran

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer
Show/hide 8. Untitled (Fleer's Dubble Bubble Gum) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

"What's the line-up for?"

Featuring

Feature
Fleer's Dubble Bubble Gum
Genre
Children

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Ray Thompson, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer
Show/hide 9. Editorial Advisory Board Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.5 pages

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Colours
, colourist
Text
, typeset
Show/hide 10. The Underworld Blacksmith! (Tom Sparks, Boy Inventor) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Tom Sparks, Boy Inventor
Genre
Science fiction
Characters
Tom Sparks

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Bob Brown, penciller
 
Dan Barry, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer
Show/hide 11. Captain Tootsie Wants You to Try All Tootsie Candies (Tootsie Roll) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Tootsie Roll

Credits

Writing
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Art
, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, typeset
Show/hide 12. The Boom at Eagle Pass! (The Wyoming Kid) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Wyoming Kid
Genre
Western-frontier
Characters
Wyoming Kid

Credits

Writing
Gardner Fox, scripter
Art
Howard Sherman, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer
Show/hide 13. Secret of Istanbul Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Genre
Adventure

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Alex Toth, penciller
 
Carmine Infantino, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Notes

Inventory from Danger Trail. However, this story was not part of an ongoing feature.

Show/hide 14. Untitled (Varsity Vic) Comic story, 0.75 pages

"Wasn't that picture simply super, Vic?"

Featuring

Feature
Varsity Vic
Genre
Humor; teen
Characters
Varsity Vic

Credits

Writing
Henry Boltinoff, scripter [signed]
Art
Henry Boltinoff, line art [signed]
Colours
, colourist
Text
Gaspar Saladino, letterer [as Henry Boltinoff]
Show/hide 15. Untitled (Charlie Wild, Private Detective; Wildroot Cream-Oil) Advertisement, 0.25 pages

Featuring

Feature
Charlie Wild, Private Detective; Wildroot Cream-Oil

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer
Show/hide 16. White Man's Gift Comic story, 2 pages

Featuring

Genre
Western-frontier

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Joe Kubert, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer
Show/hide 17. "...To the Shores of Tripoli" Text article, 2 pages

Featuring

Genre
Non-fiction

Credits

Writing
Frank Minton, author [credited]
Art
, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, typeset
Show/hide 18. The Carbon Copy Batman! (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]; Commissioner James Gordon; Peter Dodson; Fels; Dr. Henry Stoll; unnamed jockey; Pete

Credits

Writing
David Vern, scripter
Art
Bob Kane, penciller (Batman & Robin figures)
 
Lew Schwartz, penciller [as Lew Sayre Schwartz]
 
Stan Kaye, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
Ira Schnapp, letterer

Synopsis

Batman and Robin agree to help young socialite Peter Dodson who has had a mental breakdown and believes that he is Batman by letting him pose as the real Batman. But unfortunately, Dodson keeps creating situations where Batman and Robin have to rescue him, allowing the criminals to escape.

Notes

Inker identification 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 19. Untitled (Quick Quiz) Activity, 0.67 pages

"Which is the smallest monkey of all?"

Featuring

Feature
Quick Quiz
Genre
Non-fiction

Credits

Writing
Horace Elmo, scripter [signed]
Art
Horace Elmo, line art [signed]
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer
Show/hide 20. Untitled (Wheaties) Advertisement, 0.33 pages

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 21. Jim and Betty Solve the "Mystery" of Pete's Fortune! (Wilson Chem. Co.) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Wilson Chem. Co.

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Ray Thompson, line art [signed]
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer
Show/hide 22. Untitled (Jowett Institute of Physical Training) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Jowett Institute of Physical Training

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
Text
, typeset

Notes

Inside back cover.

Show/hide 23. Untitled (Daisy Air Rifles) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Daisy Air Rifles

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, typeset

Notes

Back cover.


Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

This comic was shown in The Adventures of Superman, 1952 series, Season 1, Episode 16: "Mystery in Wax" and Episode 24: "Crime Wave". Shown in a newsstand in both shows.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 34860

Entry created

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