World's Finest Comics No. 6

DC Comics published World’s Finest Comics issue No. 6 in the summer of 1942. Fred Ray illustrated the red white and blue cover that depicts Superman with his arm around a sailor, and Robin shaking the hand of a soldier. World War II era comics frequently promoted supporting the war effort and contained stories of comic book heroes aiding American soldiers and defeating the Axis enemies. This issue’s stories featured Superman in "Man of Steel Versus Man of Metal," Zatara in "Mystery of the Cat's Eye Spell," Drafty in "The Adventure of the Hungry Lion," The Sandman in "The Adventure of the Magic Forest," The Star Spangled Kid and Stripesy in "The Adventure of the King of Escape," Red, White and Blue in "The Case of the Little Fuehrer," Aquaman in "The Zoo of the Deep," Lando, Man of Magic in "The Black Gold Touch," and Batman and Robin in "The Secret of Bruce Wayne!"
Originally titled World’s Best Comics in its inaugural issue, DC Comics published World’s Finest Comics from 1941 until 1986. Each issue originally featured separate stories for Batman and Superman, but from issue 71 until issue 197 they appeared together in the same story. Over the years a cavalcade of DC heroes appeared in the book, including Robin, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, Hawkman, Green Arrow, and the Vigilante.
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D. C. Comics, Inc.
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overall: 7 3/4 in x 10 in; 19.685 cm x 25.4 cm
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Gift of Olivia V. Crisson and Phillip M.S. Crisson in honor of Peter Bozzer
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