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Issue Details

Issue #17
Published Spring 1945
Cover Price 0.15 USD
Pages 84
Editing Whitney Ellsworth (credited); Jack Schiff (actual)

Cover Details

Characters Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]
Genre Superhero
Pencils Jack Burnley
Inks Charles Paris
Letters typeset
Reprinted in Batman: The World's Finest Comics Archives (DC, 2002 series) #2 (2004); in Superman: The World's Finest Comics Archives (DC, 2004 series) #2 (2009)

13 page Superman story "The Great Godini"

Characters Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Easy Pickens (introduction); Alphonse Swing (villain, theatrical booking agent); "Three Finger" Jack Schack (villain); Sappy (villain); Gunner (villain)
Synopsis Superman has Easy Pickens, former burgular, released from jail in his custody so that he can lead a model life as a show biz performer. However, his manager and three crooked associates are out to score big in crime and blame it on the former felon.
Genre superhero
Script Don Cameron [as Jerry Siegel] (signed)
Pencils Sam Citron [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks George Roussos ? [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Notes Inker credit by Bob Hughes (November, 2004).
Reprinted in Superman: The World's Finest Comics Archives (DC, 2004 series) #2 (2009)

10 page Green Arrow story "Case of the Curious Crimes"

Characters Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Speedy [Roy Harper]
Genre superhero
Pencils Maurice del Burgo
Inks Maurice del Burgo
Notes Arrowcar is green.

8 page Zatara story "The Thieves Nobody Saw"

Characters Zatara
Genre occult
Pencils William F. White
Inks William F. White

11 page The Boy Commandos story "Secret Weapon X-29"

Characters Boy Commandos [Brooklyn (aka Dan Turpin); Alfie Twidgett; Andre Chavard; Jan Haasan]; Captain Rip Carter
Genre war; adventure
Script Joe Samachson
Pencils Louis Cazeneuve ?
Inks Louis Cazeneuve ?

10 page The Star Spangled Kid and Stripesy story "The Clown of Crime"

Characters Star-Spangled Kid [Sylvester Pemberton]; Stripesy [Pat Dugan]
Genre superhero
Pencils Cliff Young ?
Inks Steve Brodie ?
Notes Credits by Craig Delich (May, 2004).

8 page Johnny Everyman story "Dedicated to the Millions of American Negroes..."

Characters Johnny Everyman
Genre adventure
Script Jack Schiff
Pencils John Daly
Inks John Daly

13 page Batman and Robin story "Crime Goes to College!"

Characters Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Bernie (flashback); Dean Carter (flashback); Mr. Wormser (introduction); Dr. Dreemo [Darby Deems] (villain, introduction); Blinky (villain, introduction); Mortimer Mears (villain, introduction)
Synopsis The Dynamic Duo come face to face with a man who becomes a King of the make-believe world of dreams.....a man who preys on the thoughts of others and uses it to his financial advantage.
Genre Superhero
Script Bill Finger
Pencils Dick Sprang [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Inks Norman Fallon [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Notes Credits by Craig Delich (May, 2004).
Reprinted in Batman: The World's Finest Comics Archives (DC, 2002 series) #2 (2004)