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Issue Details

Issue #11
Published Autumn 1943
Cover Price 0.15 USD
Pages 92
Editing Whitney Ellsworth (credited); Jack Schiff (actual)

Cover Details - "Victory Garden"

Characters Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]
Genre Superhero
Pencils Jack Burnley
Inks Jack Burnley
Notes Cover art verified to Craig Delich by Jack Burnley.
Reprinted in Batman: The World's Finest Comics Archives (DC, 2002 series) #1; in Superman: The World's Finest Comics Archives (DC, 2004 series) #1

13 page Superman story "The City of Hate!"

Characters Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Cameo: Jimmy Olsen; Ralph Denning (builder); Franklin Mallory (bank President); Dr. Morris Mowbray; Nicholas Finelli (philanthropist); The Skeptic [Charlie Frost] (villain, introduction, Daily Planet janitor, brother of late Professor Milton Frost)
Synopsis A deranged lunatic tries to sabotage the Daily Planet by killing four people the newspaper has selected as "The Finest People in the City" through the use of his invention, "The Hate Gas".
Genre superhero
Script Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils Ira Yarbrough [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks George Roussos [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Notes Credits in Archives are wrong. Writer identification by Bob Hughes & verified by Craig Delich (November, 2005).
Reprinted in Superman: The World's Finest Comics Archives (DC, 2004 series) #1

11 page The Star Spangled Kid and Stripesy story "The Land That Wasn't There"

Characters The Star-Spangled Kid [Sylvester Pemberton]; Stripesy [Pat Dugan]
Genre superhero
Pencils Hal Sherman
Inks Hal Sherman

4 page Drafty story "A Day In Africa"

Characters Drafty; Tim
Genre military humor
Pencils Stan Kaye
Inks Stan Kaye

9 page Zatara story "Coupons of Cutthroats"

Characters Zatara
Genre occult
Pencils Joseph Sulman
Inks Joseph Sulman

12 page The Boy Commandos story "Sand Dunes of Death"

Characters The Boy Commandos [Brooklyn (aka Dan Turpin); Alfie Twidgett; Andre Chavard; Jan Haasan]; Captain Rip Carter
Genre war; adventure
Script Joe Simon
Pencils Joe Simon
Inks Jack Kirby
Notes Credits by Craig Delich (November, 2005).

8 page Flight Control Command story "The Man Who Came Back"

Genre fact
Pencils John Daly
Inks John Daly

10 page The Green Arrow story "The Criminal Who Reversed Time"

Characters Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Speedy [Roy Harper]
Genre superhero
Pencils Cliff Young
Inks Steve Brodie

12 page Batman and Robin story "A Thief In Time!"

Characters Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Rob Callender (villain, introduction); Bat-Plane
Synopsis An obscure laboratory worker from the future creates a space time warp and arrives in Gotham City, bent on making himself a millionaire before he is drawn back into his own era.
Genre Superhero
Script Bill Finger
Pencils Jerry Robinson [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Inks Fred Ray [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Notes Inker credit verified to Craig Delich by Jack Burnley and Fred Ray. Oddity: Callender invents a hand generator, which produces a light-absorbing ray that obscures an area in total blackness, much like Dr. Mid-Nite's blackout bomb.
Reprinted in Batman: The World's Finest Comics Archives (DC, 2002 series) #1