World’s Finest 9 – the Boy Commandos go to the circus

wf9

They may be pure propaganda, but some of the World’s Finest cover from during the war are the most entertaining things about the issues, such as this one, from issue 9 (Spring 1943).

wf9_001

Aside from the cover, the only story in this issue that stands out is the Boy Commandos tale, by Simon and Kirby.

wf9_002

While on a mission in France, the Boy Commandos team up with a small circus, touring the villages to try to perk up the occupied French.  They have a toothless lion in their menagerie.  Teeth or not, it easily scares off a number of German soldiers.  Rip Carter is leading the mission while disguised as a clown.

wf9_003

The Nazis begin to notice that the places the circus visits are also the locations of acts of sabotage against them.  So they choose to attend the circus to check it out.  Should have been more aggressive about it.  The Commandos take the German prisoner, and as the allied bombers arrive they free a number of prisoners of war, bringing them back to England.

Advertisements

Tagged: , , , , , ,

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: