(May 1941)

Lev Gleason, 1939 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
?
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:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Silver Streak [un-named taxi cab driver]; Kitty Doyle; Iron Jaw I; The Claw (inset)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The Iron Jaw shown is a robot and NOT the same villain who battled Crimebuster in Boy Comics.

["Free Four Color Portrait of Silver Streak"] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Bob Wood
Inks:
Bob Wood
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Silver Streak [un-named taxi cab driver]; Whiz (pet Falcon)
Synopsis:
Illustrated promotion by the publisher in which readers, having collected any two of the special coupons from Silver Streak #8, #9 and this issue, may receive a fill color 7" x 10 1/4" life-like portrait of the Silver Streak, which is illustrated.
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Indexer Notes

Found on the inside front cover. Sequence added by Craig Delich 2012-8-12.

[Daredevil Battles the Claw, Part 4] (Table of Contents)

Daredevil and Claw / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Daredevil [Bart Hill]; Empress of America; the Claw (villain)
Synopsis:
After defeating Daredevil and taking over America, the Claw sees the underworld flock to him as willing and eager servants. Claw's first step is to take a bride and crown her as Empress of America, and, at her first celebration appearance, he vows to execute Daredevil!
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[Prisoner On a U-Boat] (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:
superhero
Characters:
Lance Hale; the Nazis (villains, many die)
Synopsis:
Having made his way from the Congo to the west coast of Africa, Lance is fishing when a Nazi sub surfaces and takes him prisoner. A U.S. merchant vessel causes the sub to sink and Lance escapes and is rescued by the vessel.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich 2012-12-8. The last panel states that the title of the next story is "Temple of Death".

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Duggie / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Art Helfant (signed)
Pencils:
Art Helfant (signed)
Inks:
Art Helfant (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Art Helfant

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Duggie; Duggie's father; Duggie's mother; Mrs. Scott
Synopsis:
Duggie's father chews him out for getting into a fight while trying to meddle in someone else's affairs and grounds the boy.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

[Iron Jaw Revealed] (Table of Contents)

Silver Streak, Fastest Man on Earth and Whiz, King of Falcons / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Silver Streak [un-named taxi cab driver]; Whiz (pet Falcon); President Franklin Delano Roosevelt (cameo); Kitty Doyle (introduction); Iron Jaw I (villain, introduction, a robot, death)
Synopsis:
Recovering from wounds suffered against Iron Jaw, Silver Streak leaves the hospital and visits Kitty Doyle to see if she can help him get back on the trail of Iron Jaw. When he hears the villain plans to attack a maker of armored trucks in Chicago, the Streak and Whiz go to the Windy City for a show down with the robot.
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Indexer Notes

This Iron Jaw is NOT the villain Crimebuster battled in Boy Comics.....this is a robot.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Kelly the Cop / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Art Helfant (signed)
Pencils:
Art Helfant (signed)
Inks:
Art Helfant (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Art Helfant

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Kelly
Synopsis:
Officer Kelly, seeing the kids playing a dangerous game on the streets, decides to show them a safer game he used to play when he was a child.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Synopsis:
Illustrated page which features text informing readers of new stamp issues on the market as well as illustrated ads from various stamp companies offering stamps for sale.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Sequence added by Craig Delich 2012-12-8.

[The Beau's Masquerade] (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; Merry; Zoong (villain, spy); The Beau (villain, death); Zara (villain)
Synopsis:
The Beau, noting his resemblance to the Pirate Prince, captures the Prince and disguises himself as such, and takes over the Prince's ship. But his cruelty toward the crew members leads to a revolt, only ending when the real Prince returns and kills the villain in a swordfight.
Reprints:

[The Time Camera] (Table of Contents)

Dickie Dean, the Boy Inventor / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Dickie Dean; Zip; Mr. Rock (Mr. O'Day's business partner, death); Mr. O-Day (villain, businessman); Charlie (villain); Ed (villain)
Synopsis:
Dickie has created a "Time Camera", enabling the boy inventor to view scenes from the historical past that have occured within a 50 yard radius of the machine. Using the machine, Dickie and Zip hope to discover a clue to the identity of the arsonist killer of businessman Mr. O'Day.
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Keywords:
Time Camera

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Mrs. Jenkins; Billy; Bobby; Agnes; Tom
Synopsis:
Series of 19 assorted gags, some illustrated.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Writer/artist credits added by Craig Delich 2012-12-8.

[Scar-Face Dyke's Ambush] (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; George Rogers Clark; Jerry; Scar-Face Dykes (villain); Indians (villains, many die)
Synopsis:
Dan heads down the river to do battle with Scar-Face Dykes, who has been riling up the Indians against the white men.
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Keywords:
Boonesboro

[Murder For Breakfast] (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 Bill Martin [also as the Police Commissioner and Mondello]; Sergeant Murphy (Policeman); Kay Kenyon [Kay O'Brien] (actress); Mr. Jackson (Kay's cousin); Mr. Gold (Kay's producer); Mr. Fillman (villain, Kay's writer); un-named butler (villain, death)
Synopsis:
Presto decides to help out a movie actress, in town to star in "Murder for Breakfast," who has received an extortion note asking her for $50,000, otherwise horrible things will occur at the performance.
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[The Black Dragon] (Table of Contents)

Captain Battle / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Carl Formes [as C. Formes] (signed)
Pencils:
Jack Binder (signed)
Inks:
Jack Binder (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain Battle [Jonathan Battle]; Jane Lorraine (Battle's secretary); (The Black Dragon (villain, introduction); The Deaglos (villains, bird-men, introduction for all, all die)
Synopsis:
When Captain Battle discovers that mysterious Birdmen are conquering friendly European nations, all being directed by the evil foe of freedom, The Black Dragon, he decides to personally battle this menace.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Curvoscope; Dissolvo; Luceflyer

Indexer Notes

Dissolvo is a color concentrate, the vibrations of which melt down nerve and bone tissue into a gelatinous mass.

The Saving Watch, or, Range Justice Never Fails (Table of Contents)

The Silver Ranger and His Wonder Horse, Lucifer / text story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Carl Formes (signed)
Pencils:
Jack Binder (signed)
Inks:
Jack Binder (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
historical; western-frontier
Characters:
The Silver Rider; Lucifer (Rider's horse); Luke Davis; old widow Jones; Jim Lasker [aka Dead Shot Jim] (villain, rancher)
Synopsis:
The Silver Ranger stops a greedy man from getting ranchers high on liquor, then getting them to sign the deeds to their property over to him.
Reprints:
Keywords:
L-bar-B Ranch; Stony Gulch Palace Saloon

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Can You Answer 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:
Six illustrated puzzlers are shown for readers to answer.
Reprints:

[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:
Five illustrated puzzlers are presented for readers to solve.
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[The Heater] (Table of Contents)

Cloud Curtis and His Golden Bullet / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
aviation
Characters:
Cloud Curtis; "Crusher" McCoy; "Pop" Whistler; The Heater (villains, introduction, all die)
Synopsis:
Cloud must go up against a terrible heat ray that roasts pilots alive and melts aircraft.
Reprints:
Keywords:
The Golden Bullet

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Pat Patriot and His Gang / comic story / pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Pat Patriot; Pat's mother; "Slugger" O'Toole; Daredevil [Bart Hill] (image); Silver Streak [un-named taxi cab driver] (image); Dickie Dean (image); The Claw (villain, image)
Synopsis:
Pat is the team's only hope against the Mud Hens in a baseball game. And he has extra incentive to do well: Pat's mother promises the gang a surprise if they win the game!
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Sequence added by Craig Delich 2012-12-9. In part, this story is a publisher promotion for Silver Streak Comics.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

"Bucko" Private / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Victor Dowd ? [as "Inky" Dow] (signed)
Pencils:
Victor Dowd ? [as "Inky" Dow] (signed)
Inks:
Victor Dowd ? [as "Inky" Dow"] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; military
Characters:
Bucko Private; Katie; Officer Blotz
Synopsis:
To keep Bucko from having a date with Katie, Officer Blotz puts the Private on guard duty near an old cannon.
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Silver Streak
  2. 1. ["Free Four Color Portrait of Silver Streak"]
    Silver Streak
  3. 2. [Daredevil Battles the Claw, Part 4]
    Daredevil and Claw
  4. 3. [Prisoner On a U-Boat]
    Lance Hale
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Duggie
  6. 5. [Iron Jaw Revealed]
    Silver Streak, Fastest Man on Earth and Whiz, King of Falcons
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Kelly the Cop
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Silver Streak Stamp Page
  9. 8. [The Beau's Masquerade]
    The Pirate Prince
  10. 9. [The Time Camera]
    Dickie Dean, the Boy Inventor
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Laffs
  12. 11. [Scar-Face Dyke's Ambush]
    Dan Dearborn, Freedom's Son
  13. 12. [Murder For Breakfast]
    Presto Martin, Quick Change Artist
  14. 13. [The Black Dragon]
    Captain Battle
  15. 14. The Saving Watch, or, Range Justice Never Fails
    The Silver Ranger and His Wonder Horse, Lucifer
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Can You Answer These?
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Can You Solve These?
  18. 17. [The Heater]
    Cloud Curtis and His Golden Bullet
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Pat Patriot and His Gang
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    "Bucko" Private
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Lou Mougin
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Chris Launder