World's Finest Comics #70

DC Comics

United States

Published
May-June 1954
Page count
68
Cover price
0.15 USD
Colour
Colour
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/11276

Credits

Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited editor)
Jack Schiff (Managing Editor)
Mort Weisinger (story editor)
George Kashdan (story editor)

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
Letters
Ira Schnapp
Editing
Mort Weisinger

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #53 ([November 1954])
Untitled
 
United Kingdom
Super Adventure Comic (KGM, 1952 series) #53 ([February 1955])
Untitled

Notes

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. Binky Says: "Welcome Amigo!" (Binky) Public service announcement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Binky
Genre
Advocacy; teen
Characters
Binky

Credits

Script
Jack Schiff
Art
Bob Oksner
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Notes

Inside front cover.

Show/hide 2. The Two Faces of Superman! (Superman) Comic story, 12 pages
Show/hide 3. No title recorded (Dubble Bubble) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

"I'm afraid of wild animals in these woods..."

Featuring

Feature
Dubble Bubble
Genre
Humor; children

Credits

Art
Ray Thompson [as Ray T.]

Notes

Sequential panel art ad for Fleers Dubble Bubble gum.

Show/hide 4. No title recorded (Quick Quiz) Cartoon, 0.5 pages

"How does the light reflected by the Earth..."

Featuring

Feature
Quick Quiz
Genre
Non-fiction

Credits

Script
H. T. Elmo
Art
H. T. Elmo
Letters
H. T. Elmo
Show/hide 5. No title recorded (Little Pete) Comic story, 0.5 pages

"How was school today, Pete?"

Featuring

Feature
Little Pete
Genre
Humor

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Art
Henry Boltinoff
Show/hide 6. Editorial Advisory Board Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.5 pages

Credits

Letters
typeset
Show/hide 7. The Racketeer's Revenge (A Casebook Mystery) Comic story, 3.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
A Casebook Mystery
Genre
Detective-mystery

Credits

Art
Bill Ely
Letters
Pat Gordon

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
The Hundred Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1956 series) #6 ([March 1957?])
The Racketeer's Revenge
Show/hide 8. No title recorded (Scripto) Advertisement, 0.33 pages

Featuring

Feature
Scripto

Credits

Letters
typeset
Show/hide 9. The Joust of Jeopardy! (The Green Arrow) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Green Arrow
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Speedy [Roy Harper]

Credits

Art
George Papp
Letters
Pat Gordon

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Batman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #76 ([September 1956])
The Joust of Jeopardy!
Show/hide 10. The Line of Stars Presents (The Adventures of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis; The Adventures of Bob Hope) Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
The Adventures of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis; The Adventures of Bob Hope
Show/hide 11. No title recorded (Shorty) Comic story, 1 page

"How much do you get a week?"

Featuring

Feature
Shorty
Genre
Humor

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Art
Henry Boltinoff
Show/hide 12. The Tale of a Cat! (Jimminy) Comic story, 4 pages

Featuring

Feature
Jimminy
Genre
Fantasy
Characters
Jimminy

Credits

Art
Howie Post
Letters
Ira Schnapp (captions, see notes)
Howie Post (word balloons, see notes)

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/). Schnapp did not do the word balloons. The word balloons were probably done by the artist.

Show/hide 13. The Burning of Bonnville! (Tomahawk) Comic story, 9.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Tomahawk
Genre
Historical; western-frontier
Characters
Tomahawk [Tom Hawk]

Credits

Script
Dave Wood
Art
Nick Cardy
Letters
Pat Gordon

Reprint history

Also printed
United States
Tomahawk (DC, 1950 series) #138 (January-February 1972)
The Burning of Bonnville
 
Australia
Bumper Western Comic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #52 ([August 1972?])
The Burning of Bonnville

Notes

Writer credit per Craig Delich.

Show/hide 14. Three Exciting New Adventures (superman) Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.33 pages

Featuring

Feature
superman
Show/hide 15. Away from It All Text article, 2 pages

Featuring

Genre
Non-fiction

Credits

Author
Art
? (illustration)
Letters
typeset
Show/hide 16. The Line of Stars Presents (Tomahawk) Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Tomahawk

Credits

Art
Nick Cardy (illustration)
Letters
Ira Schnapp
Show/hide 17. A Day in the Life of a Paratrooper Comic story, 5 pages

Featuring

Genre
Non-fiction; military

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
John Fischetti
Letters
Ira Schnapp
Show/hide 18. The Crime Consultant! (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]

Credits

Script
Bill Finger ?
Edmond Hamilton ?
Art
Dick Sprang
Letters
Pat Gordon

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #59 ([May 1955])
The Batman Trap
 
Australia
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #59 ([May 1955])
 
United Kingdom
Super Adventure Comic (KGM, 1952 series) #59 (August 1955)
The Batman Trap
 
Australia
Colossal Comic (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #45 ([May 1968?])
The Batman Trap
 
Australia
Colossal Comic (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #45 ([May 1968?])

Notes

Possible script credits per Craig Delich. Inks credit also per Delich; we formerly credited Charles Paris.

Show/hide 19. No title recorded (Littleton Stamp Co.) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Littleton Stamp Co.

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

Inside back cover.

Show/hide 20. No title recorded (Tootsie Roll) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Tootsie Roll

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

Back cover.


Notes

By this time Jack Schiff had taken over as the defacto editor even though Ellsworth retained the title.

On-sale date from copyright registration.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 35894

Entry created

  • 09/02/2008

Cover added

  • 21/09/2010

Index completed

  • 24/08/2019

Last updated

  • 24/08/2019