World's Finest Comics No.9


DC Comics published World’s Finest Comics issue No.9 in the spring of 1943. Jack Burnley illustrated the yellow cover that depicts Superman, Batman, and Robin throwing baseballs at a banner with the faces of Axis leaders Hitler, Mussolini and Hideki Tojo that says "Knock out the Axis with Bonds & Stamps." 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 "One Second to Live!," Drafty in "Khaki and Korn," Zatara in "The Man Who Could Make It Rain," The Star Spangled Kid and Stripesy in "Turn Back the Clock," The Boy Commandos in "The Battle of the Big Top," Martin of the Marines in "Keep 'em Fighting," The Green Arrow in "Death Is the Prize" and Batman and Robin in "Crime of the Month."

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.

Date Made: 1942

Maker: D. C. Comics, Inc.

Location: Currently not on view

Subject: SupermanBatmanComics


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Credit Line: Gift of Olivia V. Crisson and Phillip M.S. Crisson in honor of Peter Bozzer

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2013.0086.104Catalog Number: 2013.0086.104Accession Number: 2013.0086

Object Name: comic book

Physical Description: paper (overall material)Measurements: overall: 7 3/4 in x 10 in; 19.685 cm x 25.4 cm


Record Id: nmah_1449382

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