(September 1941)

Lev Gleason, 1941 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Your Guide Publications, Inc.
Editing:
Charles Biro; Bob Wood
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Index completely revised by Chris Launder (January 16, 2005).


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Daredevil / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Charles Biro [as Biro] (signed)
Inks:
Charles Biro [as Biro] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

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

[Daredevil The Greatest Name in Comics Presents] (Table of Contents)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Charles Biro ?
Inks:
Charles Biro ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Daredevil [Bart Hill]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The TOC lists Charles Biro and Bob Wood as Editors, and gives the ten main features found in the book with very brief synopses, as well announcing a Big $100.00 Cash Prize Contest.

The Case of the Killer Who Hated Death!! (Table of Contents)

Daredevil / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Charles Biro [as Biro] (signed)
Pencils:
Charles Biro [as Biro] (signed)
Inks:
Charles Biro [as Biro] (signed)
Colors:
Charles Biro
Letters:
Charles Biro

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Daredevil [Bart Hill]; Tonis Saunders; Joan Cramm (friend of Tonia's); Judge Reed (death); Chief of Police Scott (death); Gerald Parks (villain, Tonia's butler)
Synopsis:
Daredevil must battle a person who seems ordinary during the day, but who suddenly seems to take on a Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde personality at night, becoming a vicious, monsterous killer! His first order of business is to stop the murderer of several prominent people, which, to his surprise, seems to be his girl friend, Tonia Saunders!
Reprints:
Keywords:
Daily Times; The Post

Indexer Notes

The last panel gives the title of next issue's story: "The Sport of Death!".

The Suicide Circle (Table of Contents)

Nightro the Streamlined Robinhood / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Dick Wood
Pencils:
George Roussos [as Inky Roussos] (signed)
Inks:
George Roussos [as Inky Roussos] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Nightro [Hugh Goddard]; Blackie (Goddard's pet dog); Doctor Dykeman; Christy Silvera (villain, racketeer); Pete Poulos (villain, racketeer)
Synopsis:
Two racketeers discover a doctor who has created a process in skin grafting that would allow criminals to commit crimes without leaving fingerprints behind, which leads to a crime wave of suspected suicides that are really cold-blooded murders!
Reprints:
Keywords:
Daily Press

Indexer Notes

Writer verified by Michael Gilbert.

[Origin of 13] (Table of Contents)

13 / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Dick Wood (signed)
Pencils:
Bernard Klein [as Bernie Klein] (signed)
Inks:
Bernard Klein [as Bernie Klein] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
13 [Harold Higgins] (introduction, origin); Hal Higgins (Harold's brother, death); Harold's un-named fiancee (death); Captain Higgins (Harold's father, death); Margy Higgins (Harold's sister, death); Larry Miller; Ah Ling (villain); Clyde Roussos (villain, Editor of The Herald); Fong (villain)
Synopsis:
A reporter for The Herald is first on the 13th day of the month because of his editor's belief that the young man's views on a story are all wrong. In the coming months, Harold suffers more tragedies, all occuring on the 13th day of the month. Taking that as an omen, Higgins adopts the costume and identity of 13, hoping to still solve the news story he was fired over and to break his "13" jinx forever.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Hollywood Snoops; The Herald

The Battle of the Centuries (Table of Contents)

The Claw / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Claw (villain); Bill Hopkins (engineer); Dick Hopkins (Bill's brother, soldier); Chinese aides to the Claw (villains, some die)
Synopsis:
Having hypnotized the 2000 soldiers he had captured to serve as an Army to help him seize control of America, the Claw faces the challenge of an opposing force, led by Bill Hopkins, out to rescue his brother.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The masthead reads "Will the Claw Rule America?".

[Hesst Captured] (Table of Contents)

London / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Robinson (signed)
Pencils:
Jerry Robinson (signed)
Inks:
Jerry Robinson (signed)
Colors:
Jerry Robinson
Letters:
Jerry Robinson

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
London [Marc Holmes]; Hector Pinchley (villain); Herr Shlutz (villain); Weazel (villain, death); Morries (villain, candy shop owner); Hesst (villain, master of espionage)
Synopsis:
Surveying the damage to London after the attacks made on it by the enemy and promises that the spy ring operating in the city will be captured within 48 hours. The leader of the spy ring has other ideas about that, co-ordinating an enemy air attack and the elimination of the thorn in their side: Marc Holmes, better known as London!
Reprints:
Keywords:
London Times; Morries Candy Shop

["Imagine! The army officials have..."] (Table of Contents)

Pat Patriot America's Joan of Arc / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Charles Biro ?; Bob Wood ?
Pencils:
Frank Borth
Inks:
Frank Borth
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Pat Patriot [Patricia Patrios]; un-named U.S. Army Major; un-named saboteurs (villains, one dies)
Synopsis:
Because of her capturing saboteurs at the airplane factory, Pat is asked to attend a big celebration at the Army Camp. However, the Major in charge states to her that things are not right in the camp: gun sights have been damaged, food has been contaminated, and a flu epidemic has spread throughout the camp. Pat volunteers to fly to a medical station to secure flu vaccine, and does.....but she is attacked by the sabotage ring in the process.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Writer and pencil revision from Chuck Woodrow ? to writer and artist listing, per Who's Who.

The Who's Who lists no writer or artist named Chuck Woodrow. The pen name "Chuck Woodro" on this strip in issue #2 refers to writers Charles Biro and Bob Wood.....but this issue's strip is not signed that way. The name Chuck Woodrow is found on the contest page as artist of this strip, but no such person actually existed.

Both Biro and Wood wrote this strip in 1941, so either one of them could have written this story....don't know which one. So ? for each writer.

The Archives edition lists Reed Crandall as artist, but the Who's Who doesn't indicate that Crandall drew this strip.

I Saw Daredevil Battle The Claw (Table of Contents)

Daredevil & The Claw / text story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Dick Wood (signed)
Pencils:
Bob Wood [as B.W.] (signed) (spot illustrations)
Inks:
Bob Wood [as B.W.] (signed (spot illustrations)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Daredevil [Bart Hill]; The Claw (villain)
Synopsis:
The Claw announces to people near Radio City Music Hall that they must bow down to him and acknowledge him ruler in the city or pay the consequences. Fortunately, Daredevil is on the scene in his civilian identity, who switches quickly into his fighting garb and takes on the Claw.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Central Park; Central Savings Bank; Playmore Room

Indexer Notes

The last part of page 3 is the illustrated feature: "Daredevil's Punch-of-the-Month", and this issue Daredevil, who is pictured, describes "The Right Uppercut": what it is and how to effectively deliver it to an opponent.

Here's Your Chance, Fellas! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

A new contest is announced to readers, offering $100 in cash prizes. Readers are asked to respond to three questions:

1) What feature in Daredevil Comics do you like best?

2) What new feature would you suggest, and why?

3) Which of our artists would you prtefer to draw it?

The deadline for entries is August 20, 1941. The winner will receive $50 in cash.....and there are 27 other cash prizes ($15 for 2nd, $10 for 3rd, and $1 to each of the other 25 winners).

The page also lists each feature in the magazine with artists of each feature.

[Nasty Road Builders] (Table of Contents)

Real American #1 / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Dick Briefer (signed)
Pencils:
Dick Briefer (signed)
Inks:
Dick Briefer (signed)
Colors:
Dick Briefer
Letters:
Dick Briefer

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Bronze Terror [Jeff Dixon]; Ed (Jeff's partner at the law firm); Lilly; Lilly's un-named father; Judge Hawks (villain); "Dirk" Fleming (villain, head of a construction company); Slim (villain); Mike (villain)
Synopsis:
The evil Judge Hawks and Dirk Fleming have discovered some old Blue Laws that allow them to use the Indians as slave laborers on a road construction project, but the Bronze Terror has other ideas, especially when Dirk takes a liking to Lilly's father and wants to marry her.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Redfield

[K.O.'s Jones in 2nd] (Table of Contents)

Whirlwind / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Dick Wood (signed)
Pencils:
Bernard Klein [as Bernie] (signed)
Inks:
Bernard Klein [as Bernie] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Whirlwind [Terry Turner]; Buddy Jones (boxer); Cassidy (boxer); Mike Costello (villain, fight promoter); Owl Adams (villain, fight promoter); Gargan (villain)
Synopsis:
As Whirlwind continues to win in the ring, two fight promoters decides the only way to stop Terry is by hiring an ugly brute of a creature from Brazil to step in the ring with him.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Moran's Gym

["Summer 1941....rthe Hale football squad....."] (Table of Contents)

Dash Dillon at Hale / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Edd Ashe (signed)
Inks:
Edd Ashe (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Dash Dillon; "Smokey" Cole (Army football player); Wilson (Hale football player); Mazie (villain); two un-named city gamblers (villains)
Synopsis:
Two unethical gamblers decide that the only way for Hale College to lose the game against Army is to find a way to get Hale's star player, Dash Dillon, out of the way......and Mazie is the one to do it! Unfortunately, Mazie kidnaps the wrong player.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Hale College

Indexer Notes

Writer, colorist and letterer revision from Edd Ashe to ? by Craig Delich 2-13-8-15. The Who's Who indicates that Ashe only drew this feature.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
? (Silver Streak); Jack Binder (cover)
Inks:
? (Silver Streak); Jack Binder (cover)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Silver Streak [uknown taxi cab driver]; Daredevil [Bart Hill]; Captain Battle [Jonathan Battle]; Hale Battle
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Illustrated promotional advertisement for Silver Streak Comics #13 (August 1941), featuring the cover, and listing the top eight features in the book.

Get it on Your Newsstand Now (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
George Harrison [as Harrison] (signed)
Inks:
George Harrison [as Harrison] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Captain Battle [Jonathan Battle]; Hale Battle
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Illustrated promotional advertisement for Captain Battle Comics #1 with cover pictured.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Daredevil
  2. 1. [Daredevil The Greatest Name in Comics Presents]
  3. 2. The Case of the Killer Who Hated Death!!
    Daredevil
  4. 3. The Suicide Circle
    Nightro the Streamlined Robinhood
  5. 4. [Origin of 13]
    13
  6. 5. The Battle of the Centuries
    The Claw
  7. 6. [Hesst Captured]
    London
  8. 7. ["Imagine! The army officials have..."]
    Pat Patriot America's Joan of Arc
  9. 8. I Saw Daredevil Battle The Claw
    Daredevil & The Claw
  10. 9. Here's Your Chance, Fellas!
  11. 10. [Nasty Road Builders]
    Real American #1
  12. 11. [K.O.'s Jones in 2nd]
    Whirlwind
  13. 12. ["Summer 1941....rthe Hale football squad....."]
    Dash Dillon at Hale
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Silver Streak Comics
  15. 14. Get it on Your Newsstand Now
    Captain Battle Comics
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • arjay
  • Craig Delich
  • Chris Launder
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Dan Kocher
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Chris Launder
  • Peter Croome
  • Len Wolinsky