(January 1941)

Lev Gleason, 1939 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
bimonthly
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

Dardevil Battles The Claw (Table of Contents)

The Claw and Daredevil / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Claw; Daredevil [Bart Hill]
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

White Cloverine Brand Salve / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Illustrated ad from the Wilson Chemical Company, who offered a variety of prizes {including motion picture projector, guitar, bycicle, portable radio and more] to readers for selling 12 boxes of White Cloverine Brand Salve.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Found on the inside front cover. Sequence added by Craig Delich 2012-7-13.

[Daredevil Battles the Claw: Part 1] (Table of Contents)

The Claw and The Daredevil / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Daredevil [Bart Hill]; Tonia Saunders (introduction); Jarves (Bart's butler); The Claw (villain); Sin-Lee (villain, death)
Synopsis:
The Claw has his minions burrow under the Atlantic Ocean so that he can attack New York City (and America) from underground. Fortunately, Bart Hill is there when the Claw attacks and he changes into the Daredevil to put a stop to the attack.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Daredevil regains power to speak; continues in next issue, a black and white restoration/homage to this story by C.C. Beck is printed in Golden-Age Men of Mystery (AC, 1996 series) #13. Daredevil now wears his familiar red and blue costume.

[Introducing the Pirate Prince] (Table of Contents)

The Pirate Prince / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure; historical
Characters:
The Pirate Prince (introduction); Captain Tuttle; un-named daughter of Captain Tuttle; Gilley (one of the Prince's men)
Synopsis:
Spurning the love of a woman, the Prince and his men take on a slave ship called "The Vulture" and free the slaves aboard. Unfortunately, the daughter of the Captain of this ship presents more problems that the Prince bargained for!
Reprints:
Keywords:
Shelter Island; The Vulture

[The Death of Biff Baily] (Table of Contents)

Presto Martin / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Carl Hubbell [as ABC] (signed)
Pencils:
Carl Hubbell [as ABC] (signed)
Inks:
Carl Hubbell [as ABC] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Presto Martin (Captain of Detectives, introduction); Biff Baily (boxer, death); Police Sergeant Murphy; Scotty Burns (boxer); Bullet Nolan (boxer); un-named race & fight fixer (villain, death)
Synopsis:
In order to discover the true story and cause behind the death of boxer Biff Baily, Presto disguises himself as boxer Scotty Burns.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Writer/artist credits added by Craig Delich 2012-7-13.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Silver Streak and Whiz King of Falcons / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Silver Streak [un-named taxi cab driver]; Whiz (pet Falcon); un-named scientist (death); Ali Ben-Hassen (villain, flashback, death); un-named residents of Fantasy Isle (villains, all die)
Synopsis:
Silver Streak investigates the deaths of several people from the "Fire Death", and his search leads him to Fantasy Isle, home to an evil, strange people, who have kidnapped people and made them their slaves.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Fantasy Isle

Indexer Notes

Whiz was introduced in Silver Streak #6 (September 1940).

[The Wrath of Rokula] (Table of Contents)

Zongar the Miracle Man / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Zongar; Abaraxx (Zongar's amulet spirit); Thomas West (inventor); Ruth West (daughter of West); Professor Rokula (villain, death)
Synopsis:
Zongar must stop a madman who has invented a hypnotic machine that places inventors he has kidnapped under his spell so they will create the necessary machines that will enable him to rule the universe.
Reprints:

[The White Dragon Flower] (Table of Contents)

Cloud Curtis / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder ?
Pencils:
Jack Binder
Inks:
Jack Binder
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
aviation
Characters:
Cloud Curtis McCoy; "Crusher" McCoy; "Pop" Whistler; "Fat Sam" Jackel (villain, airline operator); Curly (villain); Burk (villain); The White Dragon Flower (villain); un-named escort of the White Dragon Flower (villain); Kharan (villain)
Synopsis:
Cloud accuses airline owner Jackel of treason and sets out in an attempt to intercept the General Staff plane that is carrying defense plans and designs for new ships, planes and guns to be discussed at an emergency defense meeting in Washington D.C..
Reprints:
Keywords:
The Golden Bullet (Cloud's plane); VX-4 (airplane)

Gun Shots On the Mesa (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Kane Warren (signed)
Pencils:
? (spot illustration)
Inks:
? (spot illustration)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Marshall "Dangle" Stephens; Johnny Costigan; Red Degan (villain); Joe Barnes (villain)
Synopsis:
Three men on the run from the Sheriff of Little Gulch includes the son of a prominent man who has somehow got tangled up with two desperados.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The last part of page 2 has the Statement of Ownership, which lists Jack Cole as Editor and Morris Latzen as Business Manager.

[Debut of a Dynamo] (Table of Contents)

Dynamo Hill / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Dynamo Hill [Bart Hill] (introduction, origin, employee of Crambell, Importer); Dr. Frisby (Bart's doctor); Aubrey Gill (importer); Mr. Crambell (villain)
Synopsis:
Milksop Bart Hill, upon visiting his doctor friend, is told that he has a strange, deadly ailment and will die at sundown. So he decides to stand up to his boss in a most unusual way and discovers that he is running a smuggling racket.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Writer/artist credits added by Craig Delich 2012-7-13.

[The Skinn Family Curse] (Table of Contents)

Dickie-Dean, 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 Todd; O'Riley (Policeman); Phineas Skinn (death); Zanner Skinn (death); Mortimer Skinn (death); Professor Skinn (villain); Blubber (villain)
Synopsis:
Mortimer Skinn has watched his two brothers murdered on their birthdays as well as other family members.....now Mortimer's birthday has come and he is scared to death and demands Police protection. Dickie discovers that the villain is a blind member of the family, whose brothers had attempted to kill him, but he beat them to it! Now the professor operates on Dickie and turns him into a willing accomplice for crime!
Reprints:
Keywords:
Sky Bug (Dickie's magnet car)

["Know Your Car!"] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
?; typeset (most)

Synopsis:
Illustrated advertisement from Theo. Audel & Company for the new edition of "Audel's Auto Guide".
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Found on the inside back cover. Sequence added by Craig Delich 2012-7-13.

Prizes! For You! (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Fred Harman (signed)
Inks:
Fred Harman (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Red Ryder
Synopsis:
Illustrated ad from American Specialty Company, which shows readers the prizes they can win just by selling 40 Christmas packs, including the Daisy 1000 shot Red Ryder Carbine.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Found on the back cover. Printed in red, black and white. Sequence added by Craig Delich 2012-7-13.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Dardevil Battles The Claw
    The Claw and Daredevil
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    White Cloverine Brand Salve
  3. 2. [Daredevil Battles the Claw: Part 1]
    The Claw and The Daredevil
  4. 3. [Introducing the Pirate Prince]
    The Pirate Prince
  5. 4. [The Death of Biff Baily]
    Presto Martin
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Silver Streak and Whiz King of Falcons
  7. 6. [The Wrath of Rokula]
    Zongar the Miracle Man
  8. 7. [The White Dragon Flower]
    Cloud Curtis
  9. 8. Gun Shots On the Mesa
  10. 9. [Debut of a Dynamo]
    Dynamo Hill
  11. 10. [The Skinn Family Curse]
    Dickie-Dean, Boy Inventor
  12. 11. ["Know Your Car!"]
  13. 12. Prizes! For You!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Lou Mougin
  • Henry Andrews
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Chris Launder