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The New York World's Fair Comics (1939) - #2
DC Comics


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Vincent A. Sullivan - 'Vin'

Cover Artist(s):
Jack Burnley
 

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Cover Date: Annual 1940
Cover Price: US $ 0.15

Issue Tagline: 96 Thrilling Pages in Full Color!

Format: Color; Anthology; 96 pages

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Synopsis:
None entered.

Reprints/Collects:
The New York World's Fair Comics (1939) #1

Reprinted/Collected in:
The Batman Chronicles (2005) TPB vol. 02
Batman: The World's Finest Comics Archives (2002) HC vol. 01
DC Comics Rarities Archives (2004) HC vol. 01
Flashback Golden Age Comic Reprints (1970) #20
Golden Age Sandman Archives (2004) HC vol. 01
The Superman Chronicles (2006) TPB vol. 03
Superman: The World's Finest Comics Archives (2011) HC vol. 01

Notes:
96-page anthology. Notable for being the first instance of Batman and Superman on the same cover and in the same book. However, the two do not actually appear in the same story. Possible alternate price of 25¢.

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"Superman at the 1940 World's Fair" - Edit this story

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Writer(s):
Jerome 'Jerry' Siegel

Penciller(s):
Jack Burnley
Howard Sherman

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Jack Burnley

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(Unknown Creator)

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An image for Lois Lane (DC)(Earth-2 - Pre Crisis) exists Lois Lane (DC)(Earth-2 - Pre Crisis)
An image for Superman (DC)(Golden Age/Undefined Earth) exists Superman (DC)(Golden Age/Undefined Earth)
An image for George Taylor (Earth-2) exists George Taylor (Earth-2)

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DC Comics website http://www.dccomics.com/errata made a correction to The DC Rarities Archives Volume 1 by stating that Jack Burnley was the artist.

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"The War Games" - Edit this story

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Writer(s):
Jerome 'Jerry' Siegel

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Harry Lampert

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Harry Lampert

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(Unknown Creator)

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(Unknown Creator)

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Red, White, and Blue

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DC Comics website http://www.dccomics.com/errata made a correction to The DC Rarities Archives Volume 1 by stating that Jerry Siegel was the writer.

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"Hanko the Cowhand at the World's Fair" - Edit this story

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Creig Flessel

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"Slam Bradley and Shorty Morgan pay a visit to the New York Great World's Fair" - Edit this story

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Writer(s):
Jerome 'Jerry' Siegel

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Howard Sherman

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Howard Sherman

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Howard Sherman

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"Zatara the Master Magician at the World's Fair" - Edit this story

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Writer(s):
Gardner Fox

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Joseph Sulman

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Synopsis:
Zatara attends the World's Fair and uses his magic to apprehend two jewel thieves.

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DC Comics website http://www.dccomics.com/errata made a correction to The DC Rarities Archives Volume 1 by stating that Joseph Sulman was the artist.

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"Fair Facts About the 1940 New York World's Fair" - Edit this story

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Raymond Perry

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4 page text.

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Writer(s):
Henry Boltinoff

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Henry Boltinoff

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Henry Boltinoff

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Gaspar Saladino - 'Gaspar'

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1 page of 5 different humorous panels.

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Ken Fitch - 'Waugh, William'

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Bernard Baily

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Phil Lasorda

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Phil Lasorda

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Synopsis:
Rex Tyler catches crooks at the World's Fair who are attempting to kidnap Rochester's daughter.

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DC Comics website http://www.dccomics.com/errata made a correction to The DC Rarities Archives Volume 1 by stating that Ken Fitch was the writer.

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"Catnip." - Edit this story

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Paul Gustavson

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1 page featuring Catnip.

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"At the World's Fair with Jim and Jane" - Edit this story

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Reprinted from issue #1 (1939). Originally titled, "A Day at the World's Fair".

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"Speedin' Sam The Taxi Man" - Edit this story

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Paul Gustavson

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1 page featuring Speedin' Sam.

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"The Sandman Goes to the World's Fair" - Edit this story

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Chad Grothkopf

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Dian Belmont is captured at the World's Fair, requiring Wesley Dodd's intervention as The Sandman.

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1 page feature.

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John B. Wentworth

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Stanley Aschmeier - 'Stan Asch'

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When Daisy, Johnny's girlfriend, has her wallet stolen at the Fair, it takes Johnny Thunder a few tries to carefully phrase his request to get the desired outcome out of his Thunderbolt. In the end, though, the Thunderbolt manages to put things right, despite the idiot savant with whom he's unfortunately paired.

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Writer(s):
Bob Kane

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DC Comics website http://www.dccomics.com/errata made a correction to The DC Rarities Archives Volume 1 by stating that Bob Kane was the writer and artist.

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"Batman and Robin Visit the 1940 New York World's Fair" - Edit this story

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Writer(s):
Bill Finger

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Bob Kane
George Roussos - 'George Bell / T.S. Chu / Sam Kato'

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Bob Kane

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Dr. Hugo Vreekill has invented a device which melts steel. Bruce Wayne and Dick Grayson, visiting the World's Fair, become concerned when a bridge near the Fair collapses. They piece together the "cause" and "effect" of this short mystery and soon apprehend Vreekill. Vreekill takes the easy way out and electrocutes himself, rather than face a long prison sentence.

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DC Comics website http://www.dccomics.com/errata made a correction to The DC Rarities Archives Volume 1 by stating that George Roussos was the background artist.

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