(September 1940)

Lev Gleason, 1939 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Your Guide Publications, Inc.
Brand:
A Rhoda Publ. YG
Editing:
Lev Gleason
Color:
Full Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding:
Saddle-Stitched
Publishing Format:
Was ongoing

Announcing the winners of the Silver Streak Contest! (Table of Contents)

Silver Streak / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Cole
Inks:
Jack Cole
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Silver Streak [un-named taxi cab driver]
Synopsis:
Illustrated announcement of the winners in the Silver Streak Contest: 1st Prize won by Stanley & Bruce Bass ($5), 2nd Prize of $2 won by Don Murphy, and there were 18 other winners of $1.00 each.
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Indexer Notes

Found on the inside front cover. Sequence added by Craig Delich 2012-6-30.

[Race Around the World] (Table of Contents)

Silver Streak / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Cole [as Ralph Johns] (signed)
Pencils:
Jack Cole [as Ralph Johns] (signed)
Inks:
Jack Cole [as Ralph Johns] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Silver Streak (un-named taxi cab driver); Whiz (introduction, pet falcon); Sir Cedric Baldwin; Shadra; the Nazis (villains); Sheik Ali Ben Hassan (villain)
Synopsis:
Sir Cedric Challenges the Streak to a race, and he agrees: to make it a 'round the world affair. On the way, he fights the Nazis, rescues a girl from an evil Sheik, prevents that Sheik from successfully harming a caravan of American travelers on their way to Maskat, and wins the race!
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Indexer Notes

Silver Streak was originally an un-named cab driver and his identity not revealed.

[The Flying Dragon] (Table of Contents)

The Sky Wolf / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Maurice Gutwirth (signed)
Inks:
Maurice Gutwirth (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
aviation; war
Characters:
The Sky Wolf [Paul Storm]; Crane (villain, death); un-named chief (villain, death)
Synopsis:
Sky Wolf comes across a weird plane used by a gang of vicious criminals who defy the law by using scientific methods to rob and plunder. He is forced to the ground and offered the chance to join the group. When he refuses, the gang throws him into a cell, from which he escapes, then uses his own plane to destroy the gang.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Art credits added by Craig Delich 2012-6-30.

[Nick Carro's Protection Racket] (Table of Contents)

Bill Wayne, the Texas Terror / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Hal Sharp
Inks:
Hal Sharp
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Bill Wayne [aka the Texas Terror] (Texas Ranger); Hank Russel (rancher, death); Adams (rancher); un-named Sheriff; Nick Carro (villain)
Synopsis:
Ranger Wayne has to prevent a protection racket from moving into the west to take advantage of the cattle ranchers.
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Indexer Notes

Story printed in red, black and white. Art credits added by Craig Delich 2012-12-8 per Who's Who. Last appearance in Silver Streak.

Slow Drawin' Fool (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Kane Miller (signed)
Pencils:
Jack Cole ? (two spot illustrations)
Inks:
Jack Cole ? (two spot illustrations)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Jed Graymes; Mike Kenly; Blackie Ranson (villain, death)
Synopsis:
Young Jed Graymes must face the man who killed his father and took over the Bar-30 spread which rightfully belonged to him.
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Keywords:
Tott City

Indexer Notes

Art printed in red, black and white. The spalsh page drawing IS signed, but cannot decipher it fully (first two letters appear to be "Co"). The full figure illustration on page two looks like Jack Cole's work.

[The Claw Lives Again] (Table of Contents)

The Green Claw / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Cole
Pencils:
Jack Cole
Inks:
Jack Cole
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Green Claw (villain); Major Carl Tarrant; un-named Police Commissioner; un-named followers of the Claw (villains, all die)
Synopsis:
The Green Claw literally rises from the dead and it's up to Carl Durrant to investigate. However, the Claw uses hypnotic powers on the Major and he is shrunk and placved in a box to die while the Claw readies an army of robots to conquer the armies of the Earth.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Daredevil, Master of Courage / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Don Rico [as Captain Cook] (signed)
Pencils:
Jack Binder (signed)
Inks:
Jack Binder (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Daredevil [Bart Hill] (introduction, first origin); Joe Ripper (villain, death); Ricco (villain, club owner and gang leader); Joe (villain); Conde (villain, gang leader)
Synopsis:
After stopping Joe Ripper's escape, after he had murdered a bank guard and stolen the bank's money, Daredevil finds a clue on his body and begins to hunt down the Ricco Gang that Ripper was a part of. He arrives in time to stop the Ricco Gang from destroying the rival Conde Gang, capturing both gangs to turn over to the Police.
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Indexer Notes

Daredevil's origin was revised in Daredevil Comics #18. Daredevil wears a yellow and blue uniform in this story. Writer credit added by Craig Delich 2012-12-23. In the 1970's, in correspondence with Jerry Bails, Rico told Jerry that he had scripted the first Daredevil story.

[The Ivory Raiders] (Table of Contents)

Lance Hale / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Hampton ?; Mac Raboy ?
Inks:
John Hampton ?; Mac Raboy ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Lance Hale; Jackie; Yamba (an elephant); Brad (villain, death)
Synopsis:
After having destroyed the monster in the city, Lance heads into the jungle to do battle with ivory raiders when he sees a young boy being threatened by a lion. After saving him, a series of events leads the pair to the cabin of the ivory raiders and a fight ensues.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Art credits added by Craig Delich 2013-2-21. The Who's Who states that three artists worked on this strip in 1940: Jack Binder (this isn't by him), Mac Raboy and John Hampton.

[The Spook Strikes Back] (Table of Contents)

Ace Powers / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Harry Anderson
Inks:
Harry Anderson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Ace Powers; Panther Man (villain, death); Spook (villain, death)
Synopsis:
Ace has overcome the Four Madmen and has called the Police in to recover their bodies. When they arrive, only three bodies are found, and Ace realizes that Panther Man has escaped. He finds him being murdered by the Spook, and must battle the Skeleton Men to reach him in time.
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Indexer Notes

Story in printed in red, black and white. Anderson is credited on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, and the faces with the sharp arched upper eyelid, long thin eyebrows, and a small inkline under the outer corner of the eyes, are certain signs of Anderson. Also the closed hands with short lines between fingers, and a marked line under the cheeks. Look at the face in the last panel. Anderson drew Lance O'Casey, Nyoka and Red Gaucho. This story is the only one he drew of Ace Powers.

Throwing Snowballs Caused the Boston Massacre (Table of Contents)

Momentous Mites / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Illustrated re-telling of the events of March 5, 1770.
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Keywords:
Boston Massacre

Indexer Notes

Story is printed in red, black and white. Title added by Craig Delich. The art IS signed....hard to make all of it out, but it appears to be "Gardinbirg", "Gardinking" or something like that.

[The Starfish Men of the Water Planet] (Table of Contents)

Planet Patrol / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Planet Patrol [Captain Ken Keen; Nirma]; Star-Fish Men (villains, all die)
Synopsis:
While on patrol one day near a weird planet, Nirma starts feeling faint and Captain Keen wonders if the planet is responsible. Diving under water, they come into contact with the Star-Fish Men, whose leader captures the duo and informs Keen that he can guide the water-planet through the universe, robbing and conquering as they go.
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[The Sky Bug] (Table of Contents)

Dickie Dean, the Boy Inventor / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Cole (signed)
Pencils:
Jack Cole (signed)
Inks:
Jack Cole (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Dickie Dean; Zip; Mr. Dean (head of Dean Chemical Plant, Dickie's father); Mrs. Dean; Mr. Crawley (villain, President of Zepher Aeroplane Factory, death)
Synopsis:
When a plane crashes into Dickie's father's business, destroying it, Dickie tries to figure out a way he can help his parents financially. So he builds a weird type of aircraft that flies thanks to a repelling magnet, and markets the concept to the President of the Zepher Aeroplane Factory. Unfortunately, Crawley wants the invention for free and is willing to kill Dickie and Zip to get it.
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Indexer Notes

Writer credit added by Craig Delich 2012-12-8. The last half of page 8 is titled "Dickie Dean's Workshop", an illustrated page showing readers how to build the smallest zoo in the world.

The Fight for Fun! (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Pat; Mike; un-named Policeman; un-named newsstand employee
Synopsis:
Pat and Mike find a dime laying on the sidealk and begin to fight over it. But a Policeman comes along and finds out the boys need the dime to buy the latest issues of Sure-Fire Comics and Super-Mystery Comics. The cop gives the boys a dime and each get their comic, while he decided to buy both issues himself!
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Found on the inside back cover. Sequence added by Craig Delich 2012-6-30.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Illustrated ad from Remington Rand, Incorporated, advertizing a desk set for $1 with the purchase of a Remington Delux Noiseless Deluxe Portable Typewriter.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Found on the back cover. Ad is printed in red, black and white. Sequence added by Craig Delich 2012-6-30.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Claw Returns!
    The Claw
  2. 1. Announcing the winners of the Silver Streak Contest!
    Silver Streak
  3. 2. [Race Around the World]
    Silver Streak
  4. 3. [The Flying Dragon]
    The Sky Wolf
  5. 4. [Nick Carro's Protection Racket]
    Bill Wayne, the Texas Terror
  6. 5. Slow Drawin' Fool
  7. 6. [The Claw Lives Again]
    The Green Claw
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    The Daredevil, Master of Courage
  9. 8. [The Ivory Raiders]
    Lance Hale
  10. 9. [The Spook Strikes Back]
    Ace Powers
  11. 10. Throwing Snowballs Caused the Boston Massacre
    Momentous Mites
  12. 11. [The Starfish Men of the Water Planet]
    Planet Patrol
  13. 12. [The Sky Bug]
    Dickie Dean, the Boy Inventor
  14. 13. The Fight for Fun!
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Henry Andrews
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Patrick Lemaire
  • Craig Delich
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Steinar Ådland
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Chris Launder