World's Finest Comics No. 5

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DC Comics published World’s Finest Comics issue No. 5 in the spring of 1942. Fred Ray illustrated the cover that depicts a movie theater with silhouetted heads viewing the projected image of Superman, Batman, and Robin saluting as three airplanes fly overhead. This issue’s stories feature Superman in "The Tower of Terror," Zatara in "The Man who Stole a Bank," The Crimson Avenger in "Murder in Three Acts," TNT and Dan the Dyna-Mite in "The Case of the Crime Clown," Red, White and Blue in "Wings of America," The Sandman in "Gems of Jeopardy," The King in "Rubies for Ransom," Lando in "The Adventure of the Good-Hearted Gangster," and Batman and Robin in "Crime Takes A Holiday."
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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Gift of Olivia V. Crisson and Phillip M.S. Crisson in honor of Peter Bozzer
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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
National Museum of American History
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