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World's Finest Comics #3 Values

Publisher: DC, 1941

About World's Finest Comics #3

This early issue features the origin and first appearance of the Scarecrow. Superman, Batman, and Robin star, the Sandman begins, and Johnny Thunder makes his last appearance. Jack Burnley cover. Creig Flessel, Bob Kane, and Jerry Robinson art.

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COVER DETAILS

World's Finest Comics #3 Harold Curtis Pedigree (DC, 1941) CGC VF- 7.5 Off-white to white pages....
Characters: Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]

Pencils: Fred Ray

Inks: Fred Ray

Letters: typeset

Notes: DC Comics: Sixty Years of The World's Favorite Comic Book Heroes by Les Daniels in 1995 indicates this cover is by Jerry Robinson. The two Archives reprints indicate Fred Ray. Thanks to Arnie Grieves for pointing this out. Note from Craig Delich: Jack Burnley verified Ray as the artist on this cover when he visited him personally in 1989. Fred Ray sent a listing of all of his comic book credits to Jack Burnley in 2003, and part of the list was published in Alter-Ego #25 for June of 2003. In it, Ray states his on-going feud with Robinson, who was claiming to do work that Ray actually did. These credits by Ray verify that Ray did the full art for this cover as indicated. Ray, like Jack Burnley, tore all the covers off the comics that he did the covers to, and he sent scans of these covers to Burnley and Roy Thomas to verify his claim.


STORY DETAILS

Title: The Case of the Death Express

Characters: Superman [Clark Kent]; Perry White; Douglas Grant (lawyer); Atkinson (railroad President); "Sparky" Waters (villain); Thorton Bigsby (villain)

Synopsis: Clark Kent (a.k.a. Superman) investigates a series of railroad accidents that turn out to be anything BUT accidental!

Pages: 13.000

Script: Jerry Siegel (signed)

Pencils: Leo Nowak [as Joe Shuster] (signed)

Inks: Leo Nowak [as Joe Shuster] (signed)

Notes: Story title from the table of contents.

Data Courtesy of Grand Comics Database under Creative Commons license

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CGC Census Report*

Grade 0.5 1.0 1.5 1.8 2.0 2.5 3.0 3.5 4.0 4.5 5.0 5.5 6.0 6.5 7.0 7.5 8.0 8.5 9.0 9.2 9.4 9.6 9.8 9.9 10.0 Total
Universal  2 1 1 4 8 2 10 11 17 12 10 7 4 7 7 5 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 113
Qualified  0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Signature Series  0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Restored  0 0 1 0 0 2 2 4 2 3 4 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 22
Total 2 1 2 4 8 5 12 15 19 15 15 8 4 9 9 5 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 138

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