(April 1941)

Lev Gleason, 1939 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
Brand:
?
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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Silver Streak / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Silver Streak [un-named taxi cab driver]; Whiz; Daredevil [Bart Hill]; The Claw
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Silver Streak [un-named taxi cab driver]; Whiz (a 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 last issue that there would be the same certificate in this issue as in the last.
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Indexer Notes

Found on the inside front cover. Sequence added by Craig Delich 2012-8-5.

[Daredevil Battles the Claw: Part 3] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Daredevil [Bart Hill]; Daredevil's un-named brother (introduction, death); The Claw (villain); Spike (villain)
Synopsis:
The Claw, in a weakened condition after the savage beating inflicted on him by Daredevil, is found guilty by a jury and sentenced to die in the electric chair. When he placed in the chair and the juice is administered, the Claw regains his power and escapes, leading his gang to a volcanic crater in the Rockies, which he declares will be the future capital of the United States. To seal that intent, he captures Darevil and burns him at the stake!
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Absent-Minded Album (Table of Contents)

Sports Shots by Ernie Bulbnose / comic story / 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:
sports
Characters:
Caston Pierre; Gorilla Jones; Homer McNutz; Professor Buzzle
Synopsis:
Six individual stand along cartoons of fictional absent minded individuals from the sports world and their accomplishments.
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[The Lesson of Dr. Boggs] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Dick Briefer [as Richard Norman] (signed)
Pencils:
Dick Briefer [as Richard Norman] (signed)
Inks:
Dick Briefer [as Richard Norman] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
historical
Characters:
The Pirate Prince; Flip (crew member of the Prince's); Dr. Boggs (villain, slave runner); Squire Rooks (villain, slave runner)
Synopsis:
While the Pirate Prince is trying to free some captured slaves, Dr. Boggs takes over the Prince's ship, and uses the Prince and the re-captured slaves to do his bidding. That is, until he Prince turns the tables on Boggs.
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Keywords:
Shelter Island

[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 given five illustrated puzzles to solve, including "Find the Ball Players", "Hunter's Problem", "Target Score", and "Square the Vicar".
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[Who Is Iron Jaw?] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Silver Streak [un-named cab driver]; Whiz (pet falcon); Iron Jaw I (villain, introduction, heard but not seen)
Synopsis:
Silver Streak is vacationing in Argentina and must investigate and solve a series of sabotage crimes already set in motion there and in the United States by a man known only as Iron Jaw.
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Indexer Notes

The Iron Jaw, which is not seen in this issue, is NOT the same villain that fought Crimebuster in Boy Comics. Continued next issue.

[The Return of Killer Pete] (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:
western-frontier
Characters:
Gully Gulliver; Daisy; Cluck (a chicken); "Killer" Pete (villain)
Synopsis:
Killer Pete breaks jail and captures Gully and Daisy. However, Cluck comes to their rescue.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Cactus Gulch

[The Wingers] (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; Mr. Richmond (airline President); "Crusher" McCoy; "Pop" Whistler; The Wingers (villains, all die)
Synopsis:
Cloud happens upon an airplane wreck and the pilot reports "snow on the wings" before he dies. Meeting with the airline's President, he learns this has happened five other times, and he also discovers the accidents were caused by "The Wingers", who employ a mysterious gun that shoots a secret chemical which condenses the moisture in the air and freezes it.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Golden Bullet

Indexer Notes

The strip is titled "Cloud Curtis and His Golden Bullet".

[The High One's Death Gas] (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:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Secret Agent X-101 [Bart Benson]; McCann (Daily Record employee); Pat White; Joe (Daily Record typesetter); Jim (Daily Record press operator); Sandra Hendrix (villain); Mr. Hendrix (villain); Otto (villain); Adolph (villain); Hans (villain)
Synopsis:
Bart heads out to track down the murderer of the U.S. Secretary of State.
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Keywords:
Daily Record

Indexer Notes

Writer/artist corrections by Craig Delich 2012-8-5. Dick Dawson is a by-line and not the name of an actual person according to the Who's Who.

[Captives of the Pygmies] (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; Jim Thorne (aviator); Pygmies (villains, some die)
Synopsis:
Lance and Jim are taken prisoner by a band of pygmies after Thorne crashes his plane, but set a fire in one of the huts and manage to escape.
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Indexer Notes

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

The Gambler's Last Stand, or, Desert Justice Wins Again: Part 2 (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
The Silver Ranger; Lucifer (the Ranger's horse); Roy Penwell (young ranch owner); Stokes (old widow); Slick Hanson (villain, gambler, saloon owner); Roper (villain)
Synopsis:
Young Roy Penwell is about to be hung by a mob, who believe he was in on trying to bilk an old widow lady out her money. The vRanger steps in and saves the lad, proving that he had been framed.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Crystal Palace Saloon

Indexer Notes

Writer/artist credits revised by Craig Delich 2012-8-5. Formes was the writer, not penciler, of the strip. Binder did all art.

The Domino! (Table of Contents)

Presto Martin / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Presto Martin [as Biro]; Sgt. Murphy (Policeman); un-named Police Commissioner; Patrolman Dugan; The Domino [Dominic Leonetti] (villain); Biro (villain); Spike (villain)
Synopsis:
The Police have been endeavoring to shut down Leonetti's "Red Rouse", a swank night spot, for months with no luck, so Presto Martin uses his disguise ability to corral "The Domino" in his infamous "Game of Death"!
Reprints:
Keywords:
The Red Rouse

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Laffs / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Marvin; Willie; Zeke; Miss Grepburn; Ed
Synopsis:
Series of eight stand alone humorous panels.
Reprints:

[Scarface the Renegade] (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:
Dan Dearborn; Major George Rogers Clark; Jed Swift; Scarface Dykes (villain, spy); the British (villains); Indians (villains, some die)
Synopsis:
Dan and Major Clark begin their journey to take gun powder from Ft. Pitt down the Ohio River to Boonesboro, and meet with resistance from a renegade spy and the Indians.
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Indexer Notes

Continued next issue.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
Will Rogers
Synopsis:
Illustrated advertisements from various stamp dealers, who encourage readers to get into collecting foreign stamps, especially those with pictures of Kings and Queens on them.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Sequence added by Craig Delich 2012-8-5.

The War of Inventions (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 Todd; Professor Skinn (villain, death); Blubber (villain, death)
Synopsis:
Professor Skinn has issued a challenge to Dickie Dean for a duel of inventions, and both begin work on various inventions to use on the other. People all over town are taking bets as to whose invention will win out.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Sky Bug; The Force Ray

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Rusty and the Gang / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure; children
Characters:
Daredevil [Bart Hill]; Silver Streak [un-named cab driver]; Rusty; Shorty
Synopsis:
Rusty gets into an argument over the Daredevil only being a comic strip character, when Daredevil shows up in the flesh. He encourages the boys to be a "daredevil" by fighting against all that is bad and evil. Silver Streak dittos that remarks, but warns Daredevil that the Claw is on a rampage again, and both leave to take the villain on.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

In part, the Rusty strip was a publisher promo for Silver Streak Comics.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Red Ryder Cowboy Carbine / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Red Ryder; Little Beaver
Synopsis:
Illustrated ad from the Daisy Manufacturing Company for the new Red Ryder 1000-shot Cowboy Carbine.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Found on the back cover. Sequence added by Craig Delich 2012-8-5.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Silver Streak
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    The Silver Streak
  3. 2. [Daredevil Battles the Claw: Part 3]
    Daredevil and Claw
  4. 3. Absent-Minded Album
    Sports Shots by Ernie Bulbnose
  5. 4. [The Lesson of Dr. Boggs]
    The Pirate Prince
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Can You Solve These?
  7. 6. [Who Is Iron Jaw?]
    Silver Streak and Whiz
  8. 7. [The Return of Killer Pete]
    Gully Gulliver
  9. 8. [The Wingers]
    Cloud Curtis
  10. 9. [The High One's Death Gas]
    Secret Agent X-101
  11. 10. [Captives of the Pygmies]
    Lance Hale
  12. 11. The Gambler's Last Stand, or, Desert Justice Wins Again: Part 2
    The Silver Ranger
  13. 12. The Domino!
    Presto Martin
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Laffs
  15. 14. [Scarface the Renegade]
    Dan Dearborn, Freedom's Son
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Silver Streak Stamp Page
  17. 16. The War of Inventions
    Dickie Dean, The Boy Inventor
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Rusty and the Gang
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Red Ryder Cowboy Carbine
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Chris Launder