Superman Out or Safe at Home? Sneak Peek 2021 Vintage DC.
WORLD’S FINEST COMICS Vol.1, No.15, September 1944; Cover Art: Jack Burnley; Writer: Jerry Siegel; Penciler: Jon Small; Inker: George Roussos
One of the joys of Golden Age DC Comics is seeing our heroes having a good time together, like on the cover of this issue, where we find Superman, Batman, and Robin enjoying the national pastime. Inside, however, it’s not all fun and games. First, Superman breaks up a black market operation set up by Derby Bowser that’s stealing rubber tires from the government. Next, Green Arrow and Speedy must puzzle out how two men that look alike are part of a plot devised by a mastermind known as Mr. Waxface. Finally, Batman and Robin tackle another mystery when they have to figure out how three criminals that were executed for their crimes are still alive and causing more mayhem under the orders of a malevolent makeup artist named Mennekin. Additional stories with the Star-Spangled Kid, Zatara, the Boy Commandos, and Johnny Everyman round out the issue.
Kudos to Dr. Arnold T. Blumberg for his expert commentary above and to the talented artists and writers of DC Comics who captivated and inspired millions of readers during this magical Golden Age. You will find this story and 11 others in our soon to be released 2021 Vintage DC Comics Calendar Coming Soon – Cover below!! ENJOY OPENING DAY BASEBALL TONIGHT!!
Dr. Arnold T. Blumberg is an educator, publisher, author, comic book and pop culture historian, and former museum curator. He is the author or co-author of Zombiemania, The Big BIG LITTLE BOOK Book, and Howe’s Transcendental Toybox. He was the editor of The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide and also wrote for Cinescape, The International Journal of Comic Art, Fandom, and IGN.com. He holds a doctorate in Communications Design from the University of Baltimore and teaches courses in everything from comics and superhero mythology to zombies to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. You can find him on Twitter at @DoctoroftheDead