World's Finest Comics #3 Values
Publisher: DC, 1941
About World's Finest Comics #3This 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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Pencils: Fred Ray
Inks: Fred Ray
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.
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!
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.
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