World's Finest Comics No.8

Description
DC Comics published World’s Finest Comics issue No.8 in the winter of 1942-1943. Jack Burnley illustrated the cover that depicts Superman, Robin, and Batman in a booth under the sign “Sink the Japanazis with Bonds Stamps” selling bonds to children. 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 "Talent Unlimited," Drafty in "Tanks for the Memory!," Zatara in "The Magic Lantern," The Star-Spangled Kid and Stripesy in "Stripesy, Solo Sleuth Inc.!," The Boy Commandos in "The Luck of the Lepparts," The Green Arrow in "The Unluckiest Man In The World!," The King in "A Double For Trouble," and Batman and Robin in "Brothers In Law!"
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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
comic book
date made
1942
maker
D. C. Comics, Inc.
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 7 3/4 in x 10 in; 19.685 cm x 25.4 cm
ID Number
2013.0086.103
catalog number
2013.0086.103
accession number
2013.0086
subject
Superman
Batman
Comics
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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