(September 1946)

Lev Gleason, 1941 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
Bi-monthly
On-sale date:
1946
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Daredevil Publishers, Inc.
Brand:
Lev Gleason Publications
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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Daredevil; The Little Wise Guys / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Daredevil [Bart Hill]; The Little Wise Guys [Curly; Pee Wee; Jock; Scarecrow]

["This Easy Way Teaches Piano Without Music!"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[The Phony Death-House Reverend] (Table of Contents)

Daredevil and the Little Wise Guys / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Daredevil [Bart Hill]; The Little Wise Guys [Curly; Pee Wee; Jock; Scarecrow]; tailor (death); Mr. Neuman (bank teller); Miss Breen (bank employee, death); un-named Deputy-Sheriff; Lippy [the Death-House Reverend] (villain); Monk Scartor (villain); Scotty (villain)
Synopsis:
Lippy helps Monk escape from prison and immediately Monk attempts a job at a bank. He loses a foot during the escape, and his mob members decide to abandon him, for which Monk decides to rub the whole gang out. Only Daredevil and the Little Wise Guys can stop him.
Keywords:
Lanesville; Larchdale National Bank

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Pepsi, the Pepsi-Cola Cop / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

["You Asked For It!"] (Table of Contents)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Letters:
type

Indexer Notes

Preface to the next Daredevil story, reprinting a series of eight letters from readers, asking how Bart Hill became Daredevil. These letters were in response to the "What's on Your Mind" feature found in this magazine.

["The Origin of Daredevil"] (Table of Contents)

Daredevil / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Daredevil [Bart Hill] (origin); The Little Wise Guys [Curly; Pee Wee; Jock; Scarecrow]; John Hill (Bart's father, gold mine owner, death); Mary Hill (Bart's mother, death from suicide); Jack (John's lawyer, death); Edgar (Bart's father's stepbrother, Bart's uncle) (villain, managed John's gold mine, death); native Chief dressed like Daredevil (villain, death)
Synopsis:
Daredevil asks the Little Wise Guys if they would like to know how he came to be Daredevil, and they agree, also wanting to know if they can see him without his mask. Bart tells them of his parent's trip to Australia to meet with Edgar, who managed John's gold mine, and tells them the mine is worthless. Unaware that Edgar wants the mine, John is killed by natives, Mary committing suicide, and the baby abandoned. The baby grows up in a tribe and challenges the Chief to battle, defeating him and becoming the new Chief. He discovers the truth and goes back to America to avenge his parents.
Keywords:
Australia

Indexer Notes

The story, reprinted from Daredevil Comics #18 (August, 1943), states that the story and art are by Charles Biro. Art credits from Norman Maurer revised to Biro by Craig Delich.

This origin story differs from the version found in Silver Streak Comics #6.

["The 3 That Gave You the Big 3: Daredevil, Boy, Crime Does Not Pay"] (Table of Contents)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Charles Biro (signed); ? (photos)
Inks:
Charles Biro (signed); ? (photos)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Daredevil [Bart Hill]; The Little Wise Guys [Pee Wee; Jock; Scarecrow]; Bob Wood (photo); Lev Gleason (photo); Charles Biro (photo)

Indexer Notes

Illustrated introduction (of sorts) of the writer, publisher and artist of Daredevil features, with photos of the three men.

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True Crime and Penalty / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Sniffer / comic story / 9.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Virginia Hubbell
Pencils:
Carl Hubbell (signed)
Inks:
Carl Hubbell (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; humor
Characters:
Sniffer; Benito; Henry (neighbor of Sniffer); Henry's wife; Murgatroyd J. Hoopgoople (Sniffer's landlord); apartment building tenants; Fenimore (zoo keeper); Albert (zoo keeper); three un-named TV executives; Crusher (villain); Pot-Belly McGurk (villain); McGurk's mob (villains); Satan (villain, image only); The Owl (villain, image only)
Synopsis:
The goings-on in Sniffer's apartment has caused the other tenants to complain to the landlord and ask for his eviction. When the landlord gets scared to do so, he hires some toughs to throw Sniffer out, and in the process of doing so, Sniffer gets amnesia. He wanders around trying to find lodging, and finally overhears some zoo attendants talk about a car accident one of them was in, and how their life flashed before them in four seconds. Sniffer thinks that if he is involved in such an accident, that he'll discover who he really is. It doesn't quite work out, though.
Keywords:
Hotel Mediocre; Moes Free Flophouse; Ritz-Plaza Hotel

["The Famous Long Count"] (Table of Contents)

We'll Never Forget... / comic story / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
Morris Weiss (credited)
Pencils:
Morris Weiss (credited)
Inks:
Morris Weiss (credited)
Colors:
? (wash)
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction; sports
Characters:
Jack Dempsey; Gene Tunney

Indexer Notes

In a single large panel, the famed "long count" is illustrated, recounting when Jack Dempsey failed to go to a neutral corner after knocking down Gene Tunney, thus allowing Tunney to recover. Dempsey eventually lost the fight.

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Twiddle / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Twiddle; artist
Synopsis:
Twiddle decides to get his portrait painted, but doesn't think the picture looks like him.....so the artist makes an unexpected adjustment.

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advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Too Many Clues (Table of Contents)

Crimebuster / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Dick French (credited)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Crimebuster [Chuck Chandler]; Inspector Crandell; Barney Garrett (death); Mona Marris (actress); Harry Stoner (villain, comedian)
Synopsis:
With a visiting Crimebuster in his office, Inspector Crandell receives a call from Barney Garrett, who tells the Inspector that he expects to be killed.....and the Inspector hears some shouting and the line goes dead. The pair rush over to Barney's place and find him dead....their job is to find the culprit.
Keywords:
Mindys Restaurant

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

What's On Your Mind? / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Readers may win $2 for their letters of comment and suggestions that are printed in each issue.
Letters from: Lilian Irene White, Henry S. Galus, Carl Eugene Lemme, Victor M. Prebor, Stuart Brown, Ronald Spenard, Robert Jackson, and Mrs. Inez Sharp.

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advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Last Round! (Table of Contents)

"Go-Along" Gallagher / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Morris Weiss [as Wes Sirrom] (signed)
Pencils:
Morris Weiss [as Wes Sirrom] (signed)
Inks:
Morris Weiss [as Wes Sirrom] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
sports
Characters:
Go-Along Gallagher [aka Punchdrunk]; Nocky (Gallagher's manager); Bea Frank; Jerry; Eddie Frank; Pete (sparring partner); The Quaker Express (villain, boxer); Slick Slyme (villain, manager of the Quaker Express)
Synopsis:
Gallagher wins his first professional fight, then decides to go out to a party with Bea Frank, an action Gallagher's manager strongly advises against. At any rate, Gallagher is scheduled to fight "The Quaker Express" next, and his manager gets an offer for Gallagher to throw the fight in the first round...or else!
Keywords:
Tatler Hotel

Indexer Notes

Script and art credits by Craig Delich.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
two un-named men
Synopsis:
Two men, working for different clothing companies, are marching up and down the street carrying signs proclaiming that their companies provide "pants to match". The two men note that their attire would match if they just changed their pants.....and they do.

Indexer Notes

Strip has no masthead title!

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advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[The Whale Sub] (Table of Contents)

Dickie Dean / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Dickie Dean [Richard Dean]; Zip Todd; Professor Nelson (Ichthyologist, mention only); pair of smugglers (villains)
Synopsis:
Dickie has built a mechanical whale, which can operate on or under the water, as well as fly, for an Ichthyologist friend of his. Harbor Police alert Zip that some smugglers are operating in the area and to on the lookout. Unfortunately for Zip, the smugglers force him at gunpoint to operate the device, with unexpected results.

["Let Me Show You, Too, How To Make Yourself Commando Tough!"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

["Free 150 Power Microscope With This Offer"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Daredevil; The Little Wise Guys
  2. 1. ["This Easy Way Teaches Piano Without Music!"]
  3. 2. [The Phony Death-House Reverend]
    Daredevil and the Little Wise Guys
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Pepsi, the Pepsi-Cola Cop
  5. 4. ["You Asked For It!"]
  6. 5. ["The Origin of Daredevil"]
    Daredevil
  7. 6. ["The 3 That Gave You the Big 3: Daredevil, Boy, Crime Does Not Pay"]
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    True Crime and Penalty
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Sniffer
  10. 9. ["The Famous Long Count"]
    We'll Never Forget...
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Twiddle
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
  13. 12. Too Many Clues
    Crimebuster
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    What's On Your Mind?
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
  16. 15. The Last Round!
    "Go-Along" Gallagher
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
  19. 18. [The Whale Sub]
    Dickie Dean
  20. 19. ["Let Me Show You, Too, How To Make Yourself Commando Tough!"]
  21. 20. [no title indexed]
  22. 21. [no title indexed]
  23. 22. ["Free 150 Power Microscope With This Offer"]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Craig Delich
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Chris Launder
  • Peter Croome
  • Len Wolinsky