(March 1941)

Lev Gleason, 1939 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
New Friday Publications, Inc.
Editing:
Dan Gillmor ?
Color:
Full Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding:
Saddle-Stitched
Publishing Format:
Was ongoing

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Daredevil [Bart Hill]; The Claw; Dickie Dean (inset); Silver Streak (inset); Pirate Prince (inset)
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Silver Streak; Whiz (pet falcon)
Synopsis:
Illustrated promotional ad giving free to readers a 7" x 10 1/4" four color portrait poster of the Silver Streak for every two "Silver Streak Portrait Certificates" they mailed in, OR 10 cents in coin with only one certificate. Readers were told this issue would have one certificate and the next issue would have another one.
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Indexer Notes

Sequence added by Craig Delich 2012-7-27. Found on the inside front cover.

The Claw Vs. Daredevil (Part 2) (Table of Contents)

Daredevil and The Claw / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Daredevil [Bart Hill]; President Franklin D. Roosevelt; un-named Police Commissioner; The Claw (villain)
Synopsis:
When Daredevil, as Bart Hill, learns that the President of the United States has imposed a new tax of 50% on people's incomes, and that people are barred from their churches, he decides to take action. He has a doctor examine the President and discovers that the Chief Executive is in a state of coma, put there by the Claw!
Reprints:
Keywords:
Airdevil (Daredevil's plane)

Indexer Notes

Continued next issue.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Sport Shorts by Ernie Bulbnose / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
David B. Icove [as D.B.I.] (signed)
Pencils:
David B. Icove [as D.B.I.] (signed)
Inks:
David B. Icove [as D.B.I.] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Sid Bucktooth; "Battlin' Buzz"; "Slug" Fest; "Dizzy" Lumpo; Hap Kluk; Axel Skug; Slim Zlam
Synopsis:
Group of five stand-alone humorous sports cartoons.
Reprints:

[Smashing the Slavers] (Table of Contents)

The Pirate Prince / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Dick Briefer [as REM Brant] (signed)
Pencils:
Dick Briefer [as REM Brant] (signed)
Inks:
Dick Briefer [as REM Brant] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
historical
Characters:
The Pirate Prince
Synopsis:
Seeing a slave ship on the horizon, the Prince and his crew taken on the ship.....until they see a white flag. But when that ship draws near, they suddenly open fire and the Prince's ship goes down. They are saved by a whale, who deposits the crew aboard the slaver ship and a fight ensues.
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Indexer Notes

Writer/art credits revised from Jack Cole to Briefer by Craig Delich 2012-12-8 per Who's Who. REM Brant (as well as Remington Brant) were pen-names for Briefer.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Can You Solve These? / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
David B. Icove [as D.B.I.] (signed)
Pencils:
David B. Icove [as D.B.I.] (signed)
Inks:
David B. Icove [as D.B.I.] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
Readers are asked to solve 5 different problems.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Writer and art credits added by Craig Delich 2012-7-27.

[The Two-In-One] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Silver Streak [un-named taxi cab driver]; Whiz (a falcon); Harmon (FBI agent); Henry Smith (farmer); Eleene Smith (Henry's wife); Jerry (Policeman); Walter Chinwell (news broadcaster); Steve Grogan [aka "The General"](villain, gang lord); Jaxon (villain, plant worker); Sam (villain, newsstand dealer)
Synopsis:
Silver Streak is asked by the FBI to investigate reported spy activities at the Sterling Aircraft Plant, and discovers that one of the workers has a false eye camera in his head, which he uses to photograph secrets and give them to "The General".
Reprints:
Keywords:
Los Angeles Bugle; New York City; Sterling Aircraft Plant

[Cactus Gulch] (Table of Contents)

Gully Gulliver / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
David B. Icove [as D.B. Icove] (signed)
Pencils:
David B. Icove [as D.B. Icove] (signed)
Inks:
David B. Icove [as D.B. Icove] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
"Gully" Gulliver; Jed (Sheriff); Rammy (a goat); "Killer" Pete (villain)
Synopsis:
When Gully hears that the Sheriff is heading out to look for "Killer" Pete, Gully and Rammy dedcide to find him first......with "electrifying" results.
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Indexer Notes

Continued next issue.

[The Durmaleum Theft] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
Jack Binder (signed)
Inks:
Jack Binder (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
aviation
Characters:
Cloud Curtis; Professor Lane; "Crusher" McCoy; "Pop" Whistler; Enzo Francor (villain, spy agent); Mitzi (villain, Francor's assistant)
Synopsis:
Cloud and his pals must stop the evil Francor and his assistant from obtaining an important metal called Durmalem the Professor has invented that will revolutionize the airplane.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Durmalem; Golden Bullet

[The Bomb Sight Mystery] (Table of Contents)

Secret Agent X-101 / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Dick Dawson] (signed)
Pencils:
? [as Dick Dawson] (signed)
Inks:
? [as Dick Dawson] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Secret Agent X-101 [Bart Benson] ("Daily Record" publisher); Pat White (Benson's confidential secretary); Mr. Hendrix (villain, head of Hendrix Aircraft Company); Sandra Hendrix (villain); Hans (villain)
Synopsis:
Bart is very concerned about the murder of U.S. agents guarding the Air Force's new bomb site that allows a bomb to land squarely on its target from a height of 50,000', and his investigation leads right back to the head of the aircraft company charged with protecting the invention.
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Keywords:
Daily Record

Indexer Notes

Writer/artist corrections by Craig Delich 2012-7-27. Dick Dawson is a by-line, not the name of an actual person, according to the Who's Who.

[The Zango Cannonball] (Table of Contents)

Lance Hale / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Fred Guardineer (signed)
Pencils:
Fred Guardineer (signed)
Inks:
Fred Guardineer (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Fred Guardineer ?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Lance Hale; Ruth; un-named father of Ruth; un-named brother of Ruth; un-named cannibal chief (villain, death)
Synopsis:
Lance comes upon a girl in the jungle that is threatened by a vicious leopard. After saving her, both head back to the M'Bongo River, where her father and brother were captured by savages.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich 2012-12-8.

The Silver Ranger and His Wonder Horse, Lucifer (Episode 1) (Table of Contents)

The Silver Ranger / text story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Silver Films Studios] (signed)
Pencils:
Jack Binder (spot illustrations) (signed)
Inks:
Jack Binder (spot illustrations) (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
The Silver Ranger (introduction); Lucifer (the Ranger's horse); Hank Brunner (death); Joel Brandon; Mary Brandon (Joel's wife); Sheriff Belden; Deputy Spider Jones (villain)
Synopsis:
The Ranger must locate the true murderer of Hank Brunner before the Sheriff and his posse lynch an innocent man.
Reprints:

[Molo's Reign of Terror] (Table of Contents)

Presto Martin, Quick Change Artist / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Wood (signed)
Pencils:
Bob Wood (signed)
Inks:
Bob Wood (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Presto Martin [also as Molo's twin brother; also as Don Lopez] (Captain of Detectives, origin of his name); Sergeant Murphy (Policeman); un-named District Attorney; Dick Bradley (death); Kay Raye (actress, death); Peter Byron (producer, death); Lily Ponela (opera star, death); Bruce Canton (playwright, death); Molo's twice brother [as Jeeves] (villain, driver for Lopez); Molo (villain)
Synopsis:
Presto uses his skill of disguise in order to locate and stop a vicious killer of stage and screen personalities.
Reprints:
Keywords:
plastic putty

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Laffs / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
David B. Icove
Pencils:
David B. Icove
Inks:
David B. Icove
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Wilbur
Synopsis:
Series of 8 different stand-alone cartoons.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Writer and artist credits added by Craig Delich 2012-7-27.

[The Gunpowder Mission] (Table of Contents)

Dan Dearborn, Freedom's Son / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Walter Galli (signed)
Pencils:
Walter Galli (signed)
Inks:
Walter Galli (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
historical
Characters:
Captain Dan Dearborn; General George Washington; Major George Rogers Clark; Jerry (Dan's sidekick); Captain Neville (in charge of the garrison at Ft. Pitt); Jed Swift (riverboat pilot); Scarface Dykes (villain); Tuff Kendon (villain);
Synopsis:
Captain Dearborn is sent by George Washington to Fort Pitt to meet up with Major George Rogers Clark, then the pair will deliver much needed gun powder to Boonesboro, Kentucky.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Fort Pitt

Indexer Notes

Previous episodes appeared in Friday (a non-comic weekly magazine). Continued next issue.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Silver Streak Stamp Page / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Will Rogers
Synopsis:
The editors proudly announce a new series of stamps, based on the characters found in the thrilling book, "Mutiny on the Bounty". The page also lists ads from various stamp dealers with many stamps shown.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Sequence added by Craig Delich 2012-7-27.

[Professor Skinn Strikes Back] (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; Mr. Dean; Martha Dean; Zip Todd; Professor Skinn (villain); "Blubber" (villain); radio controlled robots (villains)
Synopsis:
Professor Skinn and Blubber break out of jail and kidnap Dickie's parents, and when he shows up to rescue them, the Professor attempts to use his new invention on them all.....an invention that can reduce humans to chemicals!
Reprints:
Keywords:
Sky Bug (the "repelling magnet" car)

Indexer Notes

Continued next issue.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Rusty / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Bob Wood (signed)
Pencils:
Bob Wood (signed)
Inks:
Bob Wood (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Rusty; un-named mother of Rusty; Mr. Jones (newsstand dealer); The Claw (image)
Synopsis:
When Rusty discovers that today, the 10th, is his brother's birthday, he hurries to the newsstand to get the latest issue of Silver Streak Comics, which, after he reads it, will be his brother's present!
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Indexer Notes

This strip is party a publisher's plug for Silver Streak Comics.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Daisy Air Rifles / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Red Ryder; Little Beaver
Synopsis:
Illustrated ad for the new Red Ryder Cowboy Carbine.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Found on the back cover. Sequence added by Craig Delich 2012-7-27.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Daredevil and the Claw
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Silver Streak
  3. 2. The Claw Vs. Daredevil (Part 2)
    Daredevil and The Claw
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Sport Shorts by Ernie Bulbnose
  5. 4. [Smashing the Slavers]
    The Pirate Prince
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Can You Solve These?
  7. 6. [The Two-In-One]
    Silver Streak
  8. 7. [Cactus Gulch]
    Gully Gulliver
  9. 8. [The Durmaleum Theft]
    Cloud Curtis
  10. 9. [The Bomb Sight Mystery]
    Secret Agent X-101
  11. 10. [The Zango Cannonball]
    Lance Hale
  12. 11. The Silver Ranger and His Wonder Horse, Lucifer (Episode 1)
    The Silver Ranger
  13. 12. [Molo's Reign of Terror]
    Presto Martin, Quick Change Artist
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Laffs
  15. 14. [The Gunpowder Mission]
    Dan Dearborn, Freedom's Son
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Silver Streak Stamp Page
  17. 16. [Professor Skinn Strikes Back]
    Dickie Dean, Boy Inventor
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Rusty
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Air Rifles
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Lou Mougin
  • Edgar Loftin
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Chris Launder