Tag Archives: World’s Finest Comics (1941)

First, a little more investigation.

"One Second to Live" - World's Finest Comics #9

This story marks a historic moment in the Man of Steel’s publishing history: the first Superman comic book story not credited as being written by co-creator Jerry Siegel. Taking up writing duties for this story is Batman co-creator, and someone who will be showing up quite often down the road, Bill Finger.

Coming at you

Fleischer cartoons promo - World's Finest Comics #7

This ad from back cover of WORLD’S FINEST COMICS (1941) #7 was published two weeks after the eighth Fleischer Studios Superman short. The ad is notable not only for being the first full-page ad to promote the cartoons, but also because it is the first to list titles of individual cartoons. Only “Electric Earthquake” and “Volcano” had been released at the time of the ad’s publication. (No short titled “Twin Trouble” was released. It is unknown to me what that title was referencing.) The Superman image in the ad is from the Fred Ray-drawn cover to ACTION COMICS (1938) #52.