(June 1948)

Lev Gleason, 1948 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Lev Gleason Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Lev Gleason Publications
Editing:
Charles Biro; Bob Wood
Color:
Four Color interiors; full color cover
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
Newsprint interior; glossy cover
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Indicia frequency lacking but next issue (#4) was July 1948, so was on a monthly schedule


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Charles Biro (signed)
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
Crime
Reprints:

You're a Smo-o-oth Number... (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Advertisement for girdle from Kem Company

Emil (the Terrible) Reck (Table of Contents)

comic story / 14 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
Crime

A Message from - Bob Wood Lev Gleason, Charles Biro (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

List of 12 rules for writers and artists working for Lev Gleason about what is and is not permissible to put in the stories; accompanied by a photo of Wood, Gleason & Biro

Big-Shot Gangsters (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Advertisement for crime books from Thriller Books

Joe Bologna (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Mike Roy [as Roy + Belfi] (signed)
Inks:
John Belfi [as Roy + Belfi] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
Crime

Indexer Notes

Roy is credited to pencils and Belfi to ink in "Crime and Punishment" by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

Lesley Ketchell (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Leonard Starr [as Starr] (signed)
Inks:
Leonard Starr [as Starr] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
Crime
Characters:
Lesley Ketchell (turns to crime); Tom Duffy (policeman); George O'Reilly (policeman); Murtaugh (villain, gambler)
Synopsis:
The story is told of one Lesley Ketchell, once a resident of Gary, Indiana, who believed the world was trying to make a sucker out him because he had to work hard for a living. So, he decided to double-cross the world by making easy money......by gambling. Unfortunately, his excessive drinking began to ruin his life, specifically his marriage and his job, and he eventually landed in jail because he couldn't pay off his gambling debts.
Reprints:
  • in Alter Ego (TwoMorrows, 1999 series) Vol. 3 #110 (June 2012)

Indexer Notes

Originally credited to Stapp, a name from Jerry Bails' Who's Who. This story is the only place Stapp is found in GCD, and he is credited to Crime & Punishment 1948 by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, but nothing else is known about him. He is most probably just a miscredited name from this single story.
The signature is in hand written letters and must be Starr, as the two P's are two small r's, which gives the name Starr. The writing is identical to Leonard Starr's signed story "Mad Dog of Manhattan" in Crime & Punishment #10. Starr signed his work with capital letters too, but not here. The artwork has many similarities with early Starr work like "Vampire Prowl" in AITU #3, on some grinning faces and folds in clothings.
Art credits verified by Leonard Starr in Alter Ego #110 (June 2012).

Daisy Announces an Entirely New 128 Page, Pocket Size Handbook (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Advertisement for Daisy Handbook from Daisy Manufacturing Company

They Muffed Their Murder (Table of Contents)

text story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
George Tuska
Inks:
George Tuska
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
Crime
Synopsis:
George Tuska is credited to "Crime and Punishment" 1950-54 by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, but here he is in 1948. The round jaws and ears is his work.

Indexer Notes

Text story with 6 spot illustrations

Frank Budnik and John Baker (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Tony DiPreta (signed)
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
Crime

Running Hot Water - in a Jiffy! (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Advertisement for electric hot water heater from Kem Sales Company

Bertha Gifford Killer of 19 People! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Certa (signed)
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
Crime

Astonishing Value (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Advertisement for western belt and zipper billfold from The Leathercraft Company

Order Direct by Mail from Broadway Fashions (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Advertisement for clothing from Broadway Fashions

Bad Skin? (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Advertisement for skin cream from New York Skin Laboratory

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. You're a Smo-o-oth Number...
  3. 2. Emil (the Terrible) Reck
  4. 3. A Message from - Bob Wood Lev Gleason, Charles Biro
  5. 4. Big-Shot Gangsters
  6. 5. Joe Bologna
  7. 6. Lesley Ketchell
  8. 7. Daisy Announces an Entirely New 128 Page, Pocket Size Handbook
  9. 8. They Muffed Their Murder
  10. 9. Frank Budnik and John Baker
  11. 10. Running Hot Water - in a Jiffy!
  12. 11. Bertha Gifford Killer of 19 People!
  13. 12. Astonishing Value
  14. 13. Order Direct by Mail from Broadway Fashions
  15. 14. Bad Skin?
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Craig Delich
  • Steinar Ã…dland
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Dan Kocher
  • Chris Boyko
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Jim Walls
  • Roger Reus
  • Ralph J. Hulcher